Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Phuket readies for Queen’s Birthday long weekend

Phuket readies for Queen’s Birthday long weekend

PHUKET: Businesses, workers, government offices and residents across Phuket are readying for the first public holiday for the auspicious occasion of the birthday of Queen Suthida, who celebrates her 41st birthday on Monday (Jun 3).

culture
By The Phuket News

Thursday 30 May 2019, 09:45AM


Image: The Phuket News / Graphics

Image: The Phuket News / Graphics

Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana, born Suthida Tidjai, became Queen through her marriage to his Majesty King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on May 1. (See story here.)

The Cabinet on May 14 declared June 3 a national holiday as it is the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. (See story here.)

Hence, all government offices will close on Monday, including the Phuket Immigration Office, the Employment Office, the Land Transport Office and all three District Offices in Phuket.

All main bank branches will close, but branches in shopping centres will remain open.

All Royal Thai Police and Tourist Police stations will remain open and some local consulates will remain open to serve their respective citizens.

Although the sale of alcohol on the Queen’s Birthday is not prohibited by law, police traditionally encourage people to refrain from drinking alcohol on such auspicious days as a sign of respect.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Christy Sweet | 31 May 2019 - 14:10:39

Last minute bank holidays are a factor in Thailand's bottom of the ASEAN barrel standings. Why not just shut the entire nation down for April and May like it's  done for lunch everyday?  Maybe just open the govt on....Wednesdays?

Fascinated | 31 May 2019 - 13:08:19

..... almost like some people's silly obsession with the Internet, what!

Kurt | 30 May 2019 - 12:22:36

"The police traditionally encourage people to refrain from drinking". That is intruding with a false motive (has nothing to do with respect), that of useless dictating/trying to control people. Why not ask not to ignore red traffic lights, speed limits, use/sales of drugs, carry weapons in public 'out of 'respect'? Always that funny obsession with alcohol only.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Woman escapes serious injury as motorbike crushed by truck in front of hospital

Obeying traffic laws saves lives.A very clever conclusion.Who would have thought it ?But actually it...(Read More)


Chinese tourists rescued from Phuket surf die in hospital

@R. Believe it or not,but people die,even in hospitals !...(Read More)


Woman escapes serious injury as motorbike crushed by truck in front of hospital

No need to investigate further with Insp K on the case....(Read More)


Phuket driver ploughs through speed-limit sign while picking up phone

Sorry to hear that this reckless ass walked away unscathed. As a result, no lesson will be learned,...(Read More)


Chinese tourists rescued from Phuket surf die in hospital

The continued death toll of drowning tourists sends a clear international message that Phuket offici...(Read More)


Chinese tourists rescued from Phuket surf die in hospital

Seems like the hospital of death, doesn't this make it 3, in a week, at the same hospital, under...(Read More)


Phuket driver ploughs through speed-limit sign while picking up phone

And this are the idiots you unexpected can 'meet' when you just drive on Phuket roads. You n...(Read More)


Woman escapes serious injury as motorbike crushed by truck in front of hospital

When all road users on Phuket, regardless thai or foreigner, obey traffic laws, speed advices, and s...(Read More)


Woman escapes serious injury as motorbike crushed by truck in front of hospital

A typical thai road situation. Truck driving to much at middle of the road, not respecting the yello...(Read More)


Husband flees wife with their winning lottery ticket

Funny story, Lovely! Joke of the day: " Go to Court"! Hahaha....(Read More)