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  • NEWS

    Gift from the gods

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 04/11/2017

    » Imagine stumbling upon a treasured relic that belonged to the beloved king of your country and not realising it until a crowd of reporters appeared at your office clamouring for details and interviews.

  • LIFESTYLE

    An explosion of emotion

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/10/2017

    » When the news broke on Oct 13 last year that the much beloved King Bhumibol had died, the nation was in for the biggest heartbreak of our generation. People reacted with feverish emotion, with some bursting into tears and others beginning to pray. But National Artist Prof Emeritus Preecha Thaothong grabbed his brush and poured his grief onto canvas. He spent that entire night painting and, the next morning, ended up with a portrait of the revered monarch.

  • NEWS

    Thousands set to take centre stage

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 24/10/2017

    » The royal funeral processions which form the heart of the royal cremation ceremony will be joined by thousands of state and palace officials who are assigned different tasks.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Where to pay final respects to King Bhumibol

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/10/2017

    » The royal cremation day has arrived. Hundreds of thousands are expected to turn up at the ceremonial grounds to witness the historic event. Millions more are going to watch the proceedings on television. Those who would like to pay their last respect to King Bhumibol also have the choice of placing the sandalwood flowers at the 85 replicas of the royal crematorium around the country. There is one in each province and nine in Bangkok.

  • NEWS

    King Rama X to lead ceremony

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 13/10/2017

    » His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will preside over the merit-making ceremonies marking one year since the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace Friday and Saturday, according to the Bureau of the Royal Household.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Ceremonial splendour

    Life, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 30/01/2017

    » Tongthong Chandransu is the name that comes to the mind of most people when they think about royal ceremonies. His narration of these events, a familiar element during their broadcast, is always filled with insightful facts and wondrous anecdotes about Thai history and centuries-old culture.

  • NEWS

    Thais in US pay tribute to His Majesty

    News, Bangkok Post, Published on 15/10/2016

    » Thais in many US cities, including Cambridge where His Majesty the King was born 88 years ago, have jointly paid tribute to their beloved King for the last time.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

  • NEWS

    'Bike for Dad' aims to go international

    News, Patsara Jikkham, Published on 22/10/2015

    » The "Bike for Dad" cycling event in December is set to expand overseas as Thais worldwide are invited to ride bicycles in their countries of residence to show gratitude to His Majesty the King.

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