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The Royal Household Bureau will allow foreign tourists to visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha from November 1st onwards during 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tourists are able to enter and exit through the Wiset Chaisri gate. (31/10/2016)
After the 50th day of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will grant permission for groups of people to host merit-making ceremonies in dedication to the late king. The registration will begin on 1 November 2016 to 28 February 2017. A copy of the registration form can be downloaded at www.brh.thaigov.net, from 31 October 2016 onwards. The registration form has to be sent by hand to the Registration Section, Bureau of the Royal Household, on Si Ayutthaya Road, Bangkok, by fax no. 0 2280 8708, by mail to the Lord Chamberlain, Bureau of the Royal Household (Sanam Sua Pa), Si Ayutthaya Road, Bangkok 10300, or by email to brh@palaces.mail.go.th ( PDF file). The Bureau of the Royal Household will send back a letter, stating the date and giving details on the hosting of the event within 15 days in advance. (31/10/2016)
Bangkok National Museum (Phra Nakorn) is offering free visits to the funeral chariot hall and a photo exhibition, which is a collection of selected photos the public has contributed since the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol on 13 October 2016. The funeral chariot hall opens from now until 31 January 2017, at 09.00-16.00 hrs daily, and the photo exhibition will be open from now until 30 November 2016, between 10.00 and 20.00 hrs. Visitors are requested to wear polite clothing. (31/10/2016)
The Office of His Majestys Principal Private Secretary has joined hands with the Electronic Government Agency to publicize the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadejs royal teachings through a mobile application in order to better reach the general public. (30/10/2016)
The first lot of knock-down public toilets have been installed for mourners at Sanam Luang near the Grand Palace. The facility can serve up to 40 people at a time. More will be available by mid November. The services are provided by the Ministry of Industry, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Siam Cement Group (SCG). (30/10/2016)
Visitors will be able to visit the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium, and Lumpinee Boxing Stadium Ramintra in Bangkok from 1 November 2016. Other tourist attractions are open to the public as usual, including Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), the National Museum, and others. Visitors should nevertheless reconfirm with their agents on the accessibility of each tourist attraction beforehand. (30/10/2016)
Forbes magazine has lauded the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy as a brilliant legacy of the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. An article titled King Bhumibol of Thailand and Business Sustainability, published on 26 October 2016, was written by Kenneth Kim, a market analyst and economics expert. He explained that the philosophy, bestowed upon the Thai people following the countrys economic crisis in 1997, has three main points: moderation, wisdom or insight, and the need for built-in resilience against the risks which arise from internal or external change. (30/10/2016)
Narathiwat Humanitarian Demining Operations, members of the Volunteer Defense Corps, and the people of Narathiwat worked together in the pouring rain to collect garbage along a 5-kilometer-long stretch of the Asia Highway as a tribute to the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Meanwhile, a donation activity has been held in Yala province to collect black clothes for distributing to the people in southern border provinces. Apart from five campuses of Prince of Songkla University, which will be the center for the donation, people can donate at the Provincial Public Relations Office in Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat provinces, as well as radio stations, and media agencies in those three southernmost provinces. The clothing donation will run until 9 November 2016. (30/10/2016)
The United Nations General Assembly in New York held a special session in honor of the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The Assembly praised HM for his hard working throughout 70 years of his reign and admired the royally initiated projects, particularly the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy, for improving the lives of his people. (29/10/2016)
A special place has been arranged at the Ratchaworadit Pier to provide services for Buddhist monks traveling to Sanam Luang and the Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. At this place, monks will be provided with food, drinking water, and medical care. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, and the Royal Thai Navy have jointly arranged these services for monks, taking into consideration that it would be inconvenient for monks to stay in a huge crowd. (29/10/2016)
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration prohibits vendors and hawkers from selling their products around the Grand Palace and Sanam Luang. They have been urged to give cooperation for the orderliness of the area, where crowds of mourners gather to pay their respects to the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Legal action will be taken against violators. (29/10/2016)
The Ministry of Culture is organizing a grand exhibition on His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with a collection of photographs taken by the people. The exhibition features Thailands historical records, starting from 13 October 2016, when His Majesty passed away and Thailand began a mourning period. The exhibition is taking place at the Bangkok National Museum, from 28 October to 30 November 2016, between 08.30 20.00 hr. Admission is free. (28/10/2016)
The Department of Intellectual Property, under the Ministry of Commerce, is organizing an exhibition featuring His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadejs intellectual property. The exhibition is taking place at the Eden 3 Zone on the third floor of the CentralWorld Shopping Complex in Bangkok, from 28 October-6 November 2016. (28/10/2016)
The Skill Development Institute and Skill Development Center will be upgraded to the High Technology Center to respond to industries in the future. As Thailands citizen structure changes to an older society, and as there is more high technology in use, the Department of Skill Development has to speed up to develop human resource potential in order to respond to Thailand 4.0. (28/10/2016)
The Ministry of Energy, with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), has signed the cooperation project Save Energy: The New No. Five Label with Thai entrepreneurs who produce hot and cold water consumption machines. Moreover, EGAT has offered an award to operators who attached the No. Five label to their products in 2016. There are three product owners in all, such as LED lamp, electric pan, and automatic electric pump. This project will reflect the entrepreneurs opinions on the benefits of this project. (28/10/2016)
Roads around the Grand Palace will be closed to traffic on 29-30 October 2016 to facilitate the travel of people to pay respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the royal urn in Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall. The closure of traffic will begin at 7:00 a.m. Mourners are requested to go the Grand Palace by public transport. For more information, please call 1197, or visit the website www.trafficpolice.go.th (28/10/2016)
The United Nations General Assembly will hold a special 15-minute session to honor the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 28 October 2016 at 10AM in New York City (9PM in Thailand time). This session would be broadcast live on http://webtv.un.org. (28/10/2016)
The Ministry of Public Health has developed a national master plan for Thai herbal development 2017-2021 that follows the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's ideas. The plan aims to increase the quality of Thai herbs, raise the standards of the Thai herbal industry, and promote Thai herbal products in the international market. (28/10/2016)
The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) advises parents with children traveling to pay their last respects to the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej to attach tags on their childrens clothes with the parents names and contact numbers in case they get lost. Meanwhile, 253 wheelchairs have been provided to serve disabled and elderly people, while 50 strollers have been prepared for babies. (28/10/2016)
BMA has joined hands with Siam Cement Group to install mobile toilets around Sanam Luang. Each unit can serve up to 40 people at a time. Two units were installed near the Grand Palace, and the others can be found at Santiporn Park and Thammasat University. (28/10/2016)

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