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BMA requests the general public to travel to Sanam Luang and the Grand Palace by public transport, both land and river, such as ferry or express boat. The BMA is also providing surveillance boats to transport people between Wat Kalaya and Tha Chang piers. Meanwhile, those traveling from the provinces have been provided with two lodging service points, namely the Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Center and the Royal Turf Club. (28/10/2016)
A total of 40,000 queue cards have been prepared for mourners to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol at Sala Sahathai Samakhom in the Grand Palace on 27-28 October 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From 29 October onwards, the general public will be allowed to pay their respects to the late King in front of the royal urn in Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall. A total of 10,000 queue cards will be distributed to mourners every day, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also from 29 October onwards, no books of condolence will be provided for mourners to sign their names. (27/10/2016)
Lan Luang Road and Arun Amarin Road will be closed between 29 and 31 October from 07.00 a.m. onwards. Private cars are not allowed to pass through these roads during the period, except public transport taking people to Sanam Luang. (27/10/2016)
The Treasury Department has launched several sets of commemorative coins in memory of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. There are 5-10 coins in one set, with different prices and minting dates. Furthermore, the Treasury will hold a coin exhibition to honor the late King and his royal duties by displaying coins that were made during his 70-year reign. (27/10/2016)
The Ministry of Culture will allow the general public to download valuable photos of the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej from the National Archives of Thailand at the website www.nat.go.th. For commercial use of these photographs, permission must be requested from the National Archives of Thailand, according to the National Archive Act, B.E. 2556. (26/10/2016)
The Hon. Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara, Governor of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, praised the successful tourism and agriculture in Phuket province and elsewhere in Thailand. Moreover, Sri Lanka would be pleased to cooperate in the educational development exchange with Thailand. (26/10/2016)
The Bureau of the Royal Household announced that mourners are allowed to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol at Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall from 29 October 2016 onwards until the Royal Cremation Ceremony takes place. (26/10/2016)
In a survey by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, people acknowledge that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is first in the ranks of the excellent digital development organizations. The second is the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, and the third is the Ministry of Interior. (26/10/2016)
The Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce, will take 20 Thai franchise entrepreneurs that are under the support of the ministry to Cambodia. They will have an opportunity to join Business Matching on 26-28 October 2016 in Cambodia. The aim is to hold discussions about the sales and expanding networks of Thai franchises. (25/10/2016)
The Bureau of the Royal Household announced that the general public will be allowed to pay their respects in front of the Royal Urn of the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace after the 15th day of royal religious ceremonies has passed, which is the 29th of October 2016, from 08.00 to 21.00 hr. Mourners are requested to wear black attire, and hill tribe members, scouts, and students may wear their uniforms. Males should wear black long-sleeved shirts, black slacks (no jeans), and black closed-toe shoes. Females should wear polite black blouses, black below-knee skirts or sarongs (no jean skirts), and black closed-toe shoes. (25/10/2016)
The CEO of the Asia-Pacific conglomerate Minor International has remarked that this period is a good opportunity for visitors to come to Thailand, as it provides them the chance to see its citizens unified in their mourning and respect for the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Travelers will be able to learn of the impact the late Kings 70 years of work has had on Thailand and how it benefited his subjects. (25/10/2016)
The Department of Land Transport announced that from 25 October 2016 onwards, public vans en route from Bangkok to provinces not farther than 300 km have to park at three Bangkok bus terminals, namely Bangkok Bus Terminal Chatuchak, Bangkok Bus Terminal Borommaratchachonnani, and Bangkok Bus Terminal Ekkamai. (25/10/2016)
The Fine Arts Department announced that the entrance fee for national museums, historical parks, and other historical sites under the responsibility of the Fine Arts Department, will be canceled for both Thai and foreign visitors from now until 31 January 2017, as a tribute to the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (25/10/2016)
Authorities have been working to facilitate the thousands of mourners who are continuing to visit the Grand Palace to pay respect to the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Buses and shuttle services have been provided around the perimeter of Bangkok, while boats and ferries are other options to take people to the old quarter of the city. Doctors and nurses have been sent from several hospitals to be stationed around Sanam Luang to help those in need. Service points have also been set up to provide essential services to mourners, including drinking water, cloth bags, and haircut services, as well as wheelchairs to accommodate the disabled and the elderly. (24/10/2016)
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has announced guidelines on the dress codes of mourners who will come to pay their respects to the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace. Females should wear black blouses, black below-knee skirts, and closed-toe shoes. Males should wear long-sleeved shirts with slacks and closed-toe shoes. Upon their arrival, everyone will be provided with a coupon with a number and will be allowed to enter the Grand Palace in accordance with his or her number from 08.00 to 16.30 hr; about 45,000 persons will be permitted in a day. (24/10/2016)
The Public Relations Department of Thailand, together with Google would like to invite the public to share their condolences over the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand via the website: www.prd.go.th on 'Map of Memory'. (21/10/2016)
The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is providing assistance for people who are suffering from depression at the One Stop Crisis Center via hotline 1300, 24 hours a day. (21/10/2016)
Members of the public who would like to join singing the Royal Anthem at Sanam Luang on 22 October are advised to use 390 free shuttle buses, provided by the government on 17 routes from BTS stations, BTS-MRT stations, piers, and bus terminals, and four parking lots around Bangkok. For more information, please contact MBTA at 1348, or the Transport Safety Center at 1356. (21/10/2016)
The Embassy of India has held a prayer event for the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 20 October 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the India-Thai Chamber of Commerce. All Indian associated communities and business associations have come together to pay their respects to His Majesty. (21/10/2016)
A new version of the short film for the Royal Anthem, shown before movie screenings at theaters to pay tribute to the late H.M. King Bhumibol, is scheduled to be filmed at Sanam Luang on 22 October 2016, from 13.00 hr onward. People are invited to join the singing and the filming of the historic event and advised to arrive at Sanam Luang before 10.00 hr. They are requested to wear mourning clothes in black. (20/10/2016)

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