Public altars set up for Thai citizens to grieve king’s death

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-15
By: Central News Agency

Several cities in Taiwan announced Saturday the establishment of public altars for Thai workers 6774653and immigrants to mourn the death of Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Thursday at the age of 88.

Public altars have so far been set up in Taoyuan, Kaohsiung, Taichung and Tainan cities.

Those wishing to mourn the king can visit these altars from Oct. 16-30 in the main concourse of the old Taoyuan Railway Station; from Saturday to Oct. 21 at the Labor Recreation Center in Tainan City; from Saturday to Nov. 14 at ASEAN Square near Taichung Railway Station and from Saturday at No.191, Baotai Road, Qianzhen District in Kaohsiung City, officials said.

Chang Pei-ling, a section chief with the Taoyuan City Department of Labor, noted that her city has the largest Thai population in the country, with over 15,900 Thai migrant workers and over 2,200 Thai immigrants.     [FULL  STORY]

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