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Tsunami Anniversary Memorial Events in Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi

Tsunami Anniversary Memorial Events in Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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PHUKET: Preparations are underway for commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami on and around Phuket on December 26.

Gospel singing performances will take place around Patong over three days.

The largest of the ceremonies will be at Khao Lak in Phang Nga, the province north of Phuket, on Boxing Day evening. The Prime Minister and ambassadors from many countries are expected to attend.

More people died in and around Khao Lak than in other parts of the Andaman coast.

Swedish television is expected to telecast events live during December 26, with live coverage also in Thailand from 5pm.

Khao Lak in Phang Nga

Friday, December 26

17.00 Live television broadcast begins on NBT
17.3018.45 hrs. Official program of the Remembrance Ceremony, 'Ten Years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami'

Welcome remarks by General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

VDO Presentation on 'Ten Years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami in Thailand'

Remarks by foreign dignitaries

Wreath laying in remembrance of victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Address by H.E. General Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, in remembrance of victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Observance of a minute of silence

Poetry reading by Professor Parichart Sthapitanonda, who lost her family in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Candelelight memorial and the performance of 'Hold Me Close' by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra with Miss Phrimaphaa Khornrojjanachawin, winner of the KPN award singing contest as vocalist

19.00 Reception hosted by the Royal Thai Government at Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Villas


Friday, December 26

08.30 Merit-making ceremony involving Christians, Buddhists and Muslims at the Wall of Remembrance, Mai Khao cemetery, Phuket.

10.00-14.30 Tsunami Memorial at Sunwing Resort, Kamala, Phuket.

Religious ceremonies/mourning ceremony.

11.45 Dutch memorial tsunami service, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Kamala (formerly the Kamala Bay Terrace Resort)

14.30 Music in the Park/sand building contest/ ''Sound of Hope'' performance at Patong.

19.30 Light Up Patong: Ceremony of lighting candles and laying of flowers at Patong beach.

20.00 Gospel singer from 10 countries perform in Loma Park

Saturday, December 27

11.00-18.00 Gospel singing at Jungceylon

Sunday, December 28

9.00 Seminar, Spiritual Tsunami Wave, Royal Paradise Hotel

11.00-18.00 Gospel singing at Jungceylon

15.30-Midnight Gospel singing at Loma Park, Patong

Phi Phi, Krabi

Friday, December 26

08.30 Muslim, Buddhist Christian ceremony at Tonsai Bay, Phi Phi, Krabi.

09.00 Laying of wreath at underwater memorial, Tonsai Bay, followed by quiet contemplation until noon.

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