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Phuket to observe Chulalongkorn Memorial Day, long weekend coming up

PHUKET: People around the country will get to enjoy a long weekend this weekend as the nation observes Chulalongkorn Memorial Day this Sunday (Oct 23).

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Thursday 20 October 2016, 05:55PM


Piyamaharaj or Chulalongkorn Memorial Day is the annual celebration of the life and works of HM King Chulalongkorn the Great – or Rama V – King of Thailand from 1868 to 1910. He died on October 23, 1910.

This year, as Chulalongkorn Memorial Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday (Oct 24) is a substitution day for memorial day, so many government offices and businesses will be closed to the public.

On Monday, most government offices on the island will be closed including the Phuket Immigration Office, Employment Office, Land Transport Office and the island’s three District Offices.

All main bank branches will be closed, but branches in shopping centres will remain open. All Royal Thai Police and Tourist Police stations will remain open and some local consulates will be open to serve their respective citizens.

 

 

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