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45 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Immigration at Chaeng Wattana is open today. Info provided in a message from a member.


Edit: Update by another message is that they are closing at 11:00. 



10 minutes ago, webfact said:

Hua Hin immigration office is closed
Back open Monday


Immigration at Chaeng Wattana are telling people this " All urgent issues can be resolved the next opening day if due date today because of special situation."

Since today has been declared a holiday if your permit to stay is ending today or during the weekend you will not be fined for an overstay as long as you go to immigration on the first day they are open.

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Crowds swell along route of King's journey to Palace

By Sasiwan Mokkhasen, Staff Reporter -




BANGKOK — Hundreds of people slept overnight in the streets of the capital to have a spot from which to bid farewell to King Bhumibol Adulyadej as he is brought from Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace.


The royal procession will depart from the west side of Siriraj Hospital at 1pm before turning north onto Arun Amarin Road. From Arun Amarin Junction, it will head east on Somdet Phra Pink Klao Road and over the Chao Phraya River to the Sanam Luang. 


Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/bangkok/2016/10/14/heres-route-majestys-procession/

-- © Copyright Khaosod English 2016-10-14

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Great number of people wait for royal procession around Siriraj

The Nation 


Thousands of people in black are waiting on footpaths around the Siriraj Hospital to pay respect to His Majesty during the procession of His Majesty's body from the hospital to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha inside the Grand Palace.


The procession will start at 1 pm.


Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Great-number-of-people-wait-for-royal-procession-a-30297670.html

-- © Copyright The Nation 2016-10-14

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Procession of King’s body from Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace begins at 1.00pm today




BANGKOK: -- The Bureau of the Royal Household today announced a statement saying that the procession of the body of His Majesty in royal urn will move out of the Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace at 1.00 pm today.


The statement said the procession will move out from the hospital’s Gate 8 using Arun-amarin road.


The procession will turn right crossing Arun-amarin bridge, and Phra Pinklao bridge and move along Ratchadamnoen road to the Grand Palace.


The procession will enter the Grand Palace by the Thevapirom gate.


The public are welcomed to watch the procession from any vantage point along the route but they must wear only plain black clothes.


Traffic along the route from Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace will be closed temporarily until the procession passes.


Meanwhile at the Siriraj Hospital today, hundreds of thousands of people from across the country have arrived and began to occupy all spaces leading to Gate 8 to have the close was to the King’s procession.


Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/procession-kings-body-siriraj-hospital-grand-palace-begins-1-00pm-today/

-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2016-10-14

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Live broadcast of procession at 2.30pm




The procession carrying the body of His Majesty the King in royal urn will be broadcast live on TV Pool today, Government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said today.


The procession will move out of Siriraj Hospital from Gate 8 to the Grand Palace at about 3.00 pm.


His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be at the hospital at 1.00 pm to accompany the Royal procession.


Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/live-broadcast-of-procession-at-2-30pm/

-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2016-10-14

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Latest information on what’s open and closed today and over the weekend


If you were due to attend an event today or indeed over this coming week, best advice is to contact the venue first.


Most events that were due to be held this weekend have been cancelled, with some major events due to take place next week also cancelled.


Bars, restaurants and alcohol sales


Most bars and restaurants will be open, although some may decide to stay closed until after weekend. 


For places that remain open it is likely will do so without music and may also choose not to serve alcohol, with the atmosphere understandably more subdued than normal.


However, alcohol sales are permitted, with the usual rules on the sale of alcohol applying - sales permitted 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 12am.


There will be no alcohol sales on Oct 16th as this is a Buddhist holiday, Wanok Phansa, the last day of lent. 


Shopping Malls


All major shopping malls remain open. Many stores of Villa Market, Makro, Big C, Tesco Lotus and Gourmet Market are open.


Many local stores are open. 


Major Cineplex is open but is showing reduced screenings.  SF Cinema is closed.


Immigration, government offices, financial institutions, hospitals


Immigration offices throughout Thailand are closed on Friday - expected to re-open on Monday 17th.


The Stock Exchange of Thailand is open and trading as normal.


Banks are open.


All hospitals remain open. Most clinics remain open.




The following embassies are open on Friday:


United Kingdom
United States
Netherlands - Contact Centre is available on + 31 247 247 247 or on Twitter (@247BZ) 24hrs.
New Zealand
Australia (Embassy open, Chiang Mai consular event postponed)

Other events


The Full Moon Party on October 17 has been cancelled, with unconfirmed reports that there will be no ‘moon’ parties on Koh Phangan for the whole 30 day mourning period. 


The Morrissey Concert scheduled for Oct 18 has been cancelled.


The Book Expo which is being held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is open and will run as scheduled until Oct 24th. 




If you are going out tonight or this weekend, please be aware this is an official period of mourning and you should respect the feelings and sensitivities of the Thai people at this time and you should behave respectfully when in public areas; if possible, wear sombre and respectful clothing when in public; check local media regularly and follow the advice of the local authorities.

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Government lottery drawing not broadcast live

The Natiion


The Government Lottery Office will continue with the drawing of lottery results for the October 16 round but the event will not be broadcast live as usual.


Read more: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Government-lottery-drawing-not-broadcast-live-30297677.html

-- © Copyright The Nation 2016-10-14

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Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha Temple closed till Oct 20

The Nation


BANGKOK:-- The Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple will be closed to tourists all days from Friday to Thursday October 20, the Royal Household Bureau announced.


Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Grand-Palace-Emerald-Buddha-Temple-closed-till-Oct-30297749.html



-- © Copyright The Nation 2016-10-15

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