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Friday, December 16, 2011

Long Live The King & Happy Father's Day!

The above King's portrait was a typical one of many seen around the city throughout our 6 days' stay in Bangkok.  This one was placed on the overhead bridge connecting to MBK, Siam Discovery Centre, Siam Centre, Siam Paragon and Siam Square.  Our hotel was just across the overhead bridge so basically the bridge and our legs took us to all the shopping malls around Pathumwan area. :D

The King of Thailand celebrated his 84th birthday on 5 December 2011, our last day in Bangkok.  It's Father's Day in Thailand as well.  We didn't know that until a waitress approached us and went on to promote their menu on offer in conjunction with Father's Day when we walked past an eating joint.  

The King's birthday is celebrated nationwide in Thailand.  We could see buildings and shopping malls elaborately adorned with flags, portraits of His Majesty and buntings, predominantly in the colour yellow.  

Writing a birthday wish to the King

We had the honour of signing the autograph filled with birthday wishes for the King.  The autograph was placed on the overhead bridge adjacent to entrance of Tokyu Shopping Centre (located within MBK).   Throughout our stay in Bangkok, we never failed to spot portraits of the King everywhere we went, not even in our hotel room when we turned on the TV. 

Being first time 'overseas', my boy had very good impression of Bangkok, especially the public toilets.  He tells me not a single toilet he visited had stinky smells like what he experienced in Malaysia and they actually smelled good! Public toilets that smell good!  LOL.. What a statement made by an 8 yo if you know what I mean. :D

When it was the boy's turn to write a birthday wish to the King, a small group of students lining behind us waiting to do the same, cheered him on and even spelt out the word 'Thailand' for him when they sensed he hesitated at the word.  They thanked us profusely after we were done with the autograph.  We can feel how much Thai People love their King from the sweet gestures shown by this group of students.

Long Live The King Of Thailand!

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Blogger yvonne said...

Wow, this is something we don't see every year in our country here :p

I didn't know Thailand celebrates Father's Day in Dec.

December 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

I agree that places like Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Vietnam, their public toilets are cleaner than Malaysia one. I wonder why also.

December 19, 2011 at 3:21 PM  

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