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121 Year Anniversary of Udon Thani, Thailand: Fireworks & Concert January 18th 2014

Geschreven op 20-1-2011 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Iets anders

19 January 2014: Udon Thani City yesterday celebrated its 121-year anniversary with the Guinness Book’s world record-breaking 5,515-strong dancing performance in front of the monument of General HRH Prince Prachaksinlapakhom, the founder of Udon Thani town, while another 21,000 people also participated off-record in the dance around the monument.

The annual celebration featured alms offering rite to 122 Buddhist monks, worship of monument, the world record mass-dancing performance on the 1,200-metre Thahan Road, and an award conferring ceremony on 121 outstanding citizens.

120th Anniversary of Udon Thani. Fireworks & Concert at Nong Prajak park.

See also: Happy New Year 2556 – Happy Songkran – Sawatdee pi Maï

Udon Thani 120th Aniversary’s FireWork at Nong Prajak Sillapakom public park on 18th January 2013.

118th Year Anniversary of Udon Thani. Fireworks display at Nong Prajak park viewed from the clock circle area

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  1. Prachan zegt:

    26 januari 2011 om 08:02 | Permalink

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  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    28 januari 2011 om 22:50 | Permalink

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  3. Erik van Erne zegt:

    9 februari 2011 om 14:46 | Permalink

    HM the Queen to preside over cremation of revered monk Luangta Ta Maha Bua on March 5 at Pa Ban Tad Temple in Udon Thani

    Thailand: Udon Thani: thousands of Thai Buddhists remember monk Luang Ta Maha Bua. Large crowds have gathered at Pabaantad Temple where the famous monk died on 31 January at the age of 97. The cremation ceremony is scheduled for 5 March in the presence of Queen Sirikit. The monk is famous for his preaching, involvement in social issues and fund raising.

    A crowd of sad mourners has flooded the Buddhist temple of Pabaantad, in northern Thailand, to pay their respect to Phra Dharmawisuthimongkol, a monk who passed away on 31 January at the age of 97 from intestinal obstruction and pulmonary infection.
    He was an expert in meditation and a leading figure on social issues, so much so, that he was able to raise millions during Thailand’s 1997 economic meltdown.

    Phra Dharmawisuthimongkol, better known as ‘Luang Ta Maha Bua Yan-na Sumpanno’, was born into a rich family of farmers, in the northeastern province of Udon Thani. After he was ordained monk on 12 May 1934 at the age of 20, he thought he would spend a short period living with other monks to meet his family’s expectations.

    Instead, in Sakhon Nakorn province, he met someone who changed his life, Phra Arjarn Mun Puritatto, a monk who introduced him to the teachings of the Buddha and showed him the path towards peace of mind. When the master died, after sharing eight years with his young pupil, Luang Ta Maha Bua Yan-na Sumpanno went back to Pabaantad Temple, Muang district (Udorn Thani province), where he spent the rest of his life.

    In addition to his fame as practitioner of meditation, Luang Ta Maha Bua was known for his involvement in social issues. When the country was struck by a major economic crisis in 1997, he urged fellow Thais to donate money, gold and other precious items to the bank of Thailand to help the recovery. Thanks to his appeal, more than US$ 10 million and 12 tonnes of gold were raised, and placed in the bank’s reserves. The initiative was inspired by values such love for country, sacrifice and the unity of all Thai citizens. In his will, written on 7 May 2010, he said, “It is my intention to give all the money donated to me by the faithful to the Bank of Thailand as a reserve fund.” In it, the monk also emphasised the importance of harmony to his followers.

    If anything, his importance can be measured by his followers’ loyalty. In just ten days after his death, some 35,000,000 bahts (US$ 1.2 million) were raised in cash, and that is on top of cheques, gold and US dollars. The money will eventually go to buy gold, be deposited in the National Bank.

    Sarn Krungsri, 55, a local radio announcer, is among the many people who remember him. He said that after hearing so many of his teachings on dharma, he decided to tape them for radio broadcast so that the faithful could hear them. “This is how ‘Voice of Dharma for the People’ by Luang Ta Maha Bua was born.”

  4. Erik van Erne zegt:

    3 maart 2011 om 18:46 | Permalink

    Medics await half a million for cremation of Luangta Maha Bua Yannasampanno in Udon Thani

    The Public Health Ministry has prepared 500 doctors and nurses, a field hospital, 20 ambulances and three helicopters to support some half a million people expected to attend the cremation of Luangta Maha Bua Yannasampanno on Saturday.The teams will provide free medical treatment at Wat Ban Tad, where the revered monk served as abbot, until March 7.

    Deputy Public Health Minister Pansiri Kulanartsiri said the ministry had recruited 500 doctors and nurses from various hospitals to work in nine medical tents and 100 small mobile medical units.At nearby Ban Tad School, a 10-bed field hospital has been set up with four emergency medical teams and specialists, though Central Udon Thani Hospital will take most patients.

  5. Erik van Erne zegt:

    3 maart 2011 om 19:01 | Permalink

    The cremation of Luangta Maha Bua Yannasampanno is a logistical challenge

    Wat Pa Ban Tad forest temple in Udon Thani is abuzz with activity. More than 1,500 kitchens are being set up to cater to more than 2,500 monks residing at the temple and thousands of visitors streaming in every day. Space must be made to accommodate thousands of cars heading to the temple. Sacks of rice and heaps of vegetables have to be brought in and properly stored. This is all in preparation for the big event on Saturday – the cremation of highly revered monk Luangta Maha Bua Yannasampanno, who passed away on Jan 30 at the age of 98.

    The ceremony will be presided over by Her Majesty the Queen. The temple is hectic with everything that needs to be done to accommodate the large number of visitors for the famous monk’s last rites, which will officially start tomorrow, March 4th. Logistics is a challenge. In the temple, about 50 police officers from Senee Ronayut Camp have been rehearsing the funeral procession. For the ceremony, 12 pall bearers will carry the coffin from the temple to the outdoor crematorium, over which a large umbrella is being installed as a finishing touch. White flowers will decorate the raised pattern for the funeral.

    Even though the temple has expanded its parking lots from five to 19, covering an area of 1,095 rai or more than 2 million square metres, it is still concerned that traffic will be a problem.

    Media organisations in Udon Thani have joined forces in setting up a temporary news centre specifically for the event. Radio stations 99.0, 88.0 and 92.75 will start broadcasting tomorrow and continue until Sunday. Broadcasts will run from 5am to midnight and will give out information about the ceremony, traffic and the general atmosphere.

    Phra Khru Athakitnanthakhun, abbot of Wat Pa Doi Lap Nga, said the monks’ gathering at Wat Pa Ban Tad will hold a pha paceremony for the late abbot today. Tomorrow Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn will take part in a morning alms-giving ceremony and evening prayers at the temple. The cremation is scheduled for 1pm on Saturday. The temple has received 267 million baht in donations and 45kg of gold to benefit Luangta Maha Bua’s causes.

  6. Erik van Erne zegt:

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    30 maart 2011 om 17:42 | Permalink

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    Update: Severe floods in southern Thailand have killed 53 people and affected about 2 million people in 10 provinces, officials say, as rains begin to ease after two weeks.

    The national disaster agency says more than 40,000 survivors are living in temporary shelters across three provinces that remain flooded. Rail service has also been severely disrupted, but electricity is slowly being restored in the hardest-hit area, Nakhon. The latest weather forecasts predict scattered showers throughout the country’s south this week.

    Troops have been sent to help victims in 10 provinces: Surat Thani, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Chumphon, Trang, Phangnga, Satun, Songkhla and Narathiwat

  8. Erik van Erne zegt:

    15 april 2011 om 21:21 | Permalink

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  9. Somchai zegt:

    3 mei 2011 om 21:49 | Permalink

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    The approval the cabinet approved the Culture Ministry’s proposal for a Muay Thai Day in an effort to boost tourism and national pride in the sport, deputy government spokesman Watchara Kannikar said. The date was selected based on the anniversary of the coronation day of King Somdet Phra Sanphet VIII, also known as Phra Chao Suea (Tiger King), on February 6, 1702. The King was a Muay Thai fighter himself, promoting the martial art during his reign, which saw the emergence of many great boxers including Nai Khanomtom and Phraya Phichai Dap Hak.

  10. Erik van Erne zegt:

    10 mei 2011 om 21:29 | Permalink

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    The Prime Minister submitted a Royal Decree on dissolving the House last Friday. But it’s unclear when His Majesty, who has been receiving treatment at Siriraj Hospital for more than a year, will sign the decree. Doctors for the King have encouraged him to get complete bed rest, because His Majesty has just undergone surgery to remove excess spinal fluid.

  11. Erik van Erne zegt:

    11 mei 2011 om 21:14 | Permalink

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    Everybody is talking about sustainability nowadays. We have a specialist and will present real-life examples on what companies can do. Royal Haskoning is flying in its sustainability expert Bart Brink from the Netherlands to present the Cradle-to-Cradle approach to sustainability to us. Khun Jakkrin Taepaisitpong will present in Bangkok on the 25th of May some of the projects of one of Thailand’s most successful companies, Betagro. And we have lots of other examples of what Dutch and Belgian companies in Thailand are doing.

    Bart Brink is corporate coordinator Cradle-to-Cradle Sustainability at Royal Haskoning and has worked with many multinational companies, governments and the EU. He will give an introduction to the concept and an overview of several success stories of buildings, products and processes that have been inspired by the Cradle-to-Cradle concept to Sustainability.

    Jakkrin Taepaisitpong is Senior Vice-President of Betagro. Betagro has implemented several Cradle-to-Cradle-inspired projects. Khun Jakkrin’s presentation will illustrate what a company in Thailand can do to improve its sustainability.

  12. Erik van Erne zegt:

    14 mei 2011 om 01:44 | Permalink

    Feedin Tariffs Smooth the Way for Renewable Energy Generation in Thailand

    Since the introduction of its small power program in 2006, Thailand has signed contracts to develop 4,300 MW of renewable generation. Nearly half of the contracts –1,800 MW– are for solar energy alone. Currently 850 MW of generation is online as a result of the program, says Chris Greacen, a former consultant to the Thai government. Source: Wolfram Publications

  13. Erik van Erne zegt:

    17 mei 2011 om 13:56 | Permalink

    “’Close-Knit’ Employees Create New Dolls, Recycle Waste” InterfaceFLOR Thailand

    Through a project called “Together We Can Reuse It,” employees in Thailand demonstrated waste recycling by creating an inventive new purpose for waste yarn—turning the unusable material into knitted dolls. The dolls made by employees were sold, generating more than $450 (13,750 THB) in proceeds that were then donated to a non-profit foundation. Initial customers included InterfaceFLOR visitors, guests and employees. InterfaceFLOR also expanded the project beyond the company to benefit the local community by teaching the craft to community members. By offering training for new skills and providing the raw materials, this project could prove to be a valuable source of income for the residents of Thailand’s Surin province.

    The project was initiated between June and December 2010. “Together We Can Reuse It” exemplified an inventive way Interface employees turned unusable waste yarn into something unique and valuable. The project also demonstrated how an imaginative idea around sustainability can offer benefits in the form of proceeds and job skills to offer self-support for the local community. The project is scheduled to continue through 2011 and 2012.

  14. Erik van Erne zegt:

    23 mei 2011 om 13:15 | Permalink

    Vesak Day 2011: Budda’s Birthday by The Big Picture

    Commonly called “Budda’s birthday,” Vesak Day is a time for Buddhists worldwide to come together and celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. The commemorations range from meditations and quiet prayers to alms giving events to long colorful processions. In Indonesia, such events take place at the Borobudur Mahayana Buddhist monument, making it the most visited tourist attraction in the country. Vesak is observed every year during the full moon occurring in May or June.(27 photos total)

  15. Sue zegt:

    14 juni 2011 om 10:00 | Permalink

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    14 juni 2011 om 12:16 | Permalink

    Thailand monks on edge in Muslim south

    In parts of Thailand, the act of collecting donations can be a dangerous one for Buddhist monks. Armed groups in the mainly Muslim southern provinces have been fighting for an independent state, and many carry out regular attacks on Buddhist symbols in the region.

  17. Erik van Erne zegt:

    26 juni 2011 om 09:52 | Permalink

    Yingluck Shinawatra Takes Early Lead In 2011 Thai Election Polls #thaivote2011

    Thai Prime Minister candidate Yingluck Shinawatra has taken an early lead in opinion polls for the July 3 vote. The 43-year-old businesswoman and sister of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is gaining considerable support in the rural north and northeast heartland. That’s where her brother remains a populist hero five years after he was toppled in a coup.

    “This election is important in that we will have genuine democracy. So, I’d like to urge everyone to accept the result which will be the real decision from the people.” Yingluck is campaigning to revive Thaksin’s populist policies and raise living standards.

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  18. Erik van Erne zegt:

    26 juni 2011 om 11:34 | Permalink

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  19. Erik van Erne zegt:

    26 juni 2011 om 16:24 | Permalink

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  20. Erik van Erne zegt:

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    3 juli 2011 om 21:56 | Permalink

    Yingluck Shinawatra set to be Thailand’s first female premier #thaivote2011 #thaielection

    Yingluck Shinawatra was poised to become Thailand’s first female prime minister Sunday after her party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the nation’s general elections. The official tally had not yet been completed, but with more than 90 percent of votes counted Sunday night, Yingluck’s Pheu Thai party had won 262 seats in the country’s 500-seat parliament.

  22. Erik van Erne zegt:

    5 juli 2011 om 21:51 | Permalink

    Yingluck Shinawatra Won: What’s next for Thailand?

  23. Erik van Erne zegt:

    16 juli 2011 om 11:05 | Permalink

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    Mr Akapol SORASUCHART, President of the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) presented the readiness of Thailand to organise a World Expo in the city of Ayutthaya on The 149th General Assembly of the BIE at Paris , France June 14, 2011.

  24. Erik van Erne zegt:

    22 juli 2011 om 15:12 | Permalink

    Yingluck Shinawatra confirms as Thai Prime-Minister

    Thailand’s Prime-Minister elect Yingluck Shinawatra confirms as a parliamentarian after the Election Commission endorses her.

  25. Erik van Erne zegt:

    5 augustus 2011 om 15:13 | Permalink

    Yingluck Shinawatra confirmed as first female Thai Prime Minister

    Thailand is entering a new political era with a woman – Yingluck Shinawatra – at the head of government.

    Shinawatra won elections decisively a month ago and was the only candidate to be nominated when the session to elect a new prime minister was held on Friday.

    However, being the sister of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a coup in 2006, she will need to prove that she is more than just his proxy.

  26. Erik van Erne zegt:

    11 oktober 2011 om 10:45 | Permalink

    Problemen door overstromingen Thailand: Kwart Thailand Staat Blank – Bangkok In Gevarenzone

  27. Erik van Erne zegt:

    1 juni 2012 om 08:57 | Permalink

    Sensation Thailand ’12 Ocean of White Trailer

    This year Sensation is for the first time in 3 countries: Thailand, Korea, and Taiwan. Conceptually, “the Ocean of White” will create an underwater world of white to visually blend itself with the ultimate in sensory music experience.

    ID&T & Heineken bring Sensation to Thailand. On the 18th of August 2012, the Impact Arena in Bangkok will be turned all white for the ‘Ocean of White’ show. Experience this wondrous world of nocturnal sea life with acrobats shooting over the ceiling, giant jellyfish hovering above the dancefloor, and dj’s that guide you through the uncharted waters of mesmerizing grooves and melodies.

    Full details: Sensation Thailand

  28. Erik van Erne zegt:

    9 december 2012 om 12:04 | Permalink

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  29. Erik van Erne zegt:

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  30. Erik van Erne zegt:

    25 november 2013 om 09:05 | Permalink

    Massaprotest tegen Thaise regering

    In Bangkok zijn opnieuw tienduizenden Thai de straat opgegaan om te demonstreren tegen de regering. De betogers eisen het vertrek van premier Yingluck Shinawatra. Aanleiding voor de protesten waren plannen voor een amnestiewet. Iedereen die betrokken was bij de politieke ongeregeldheden rond de afzetting van premier Thaksin in 2006 zou daardoor amnestie krijgen. Thaksin is een broer van Yingluck Shinawatra. Hij leeft nu in ballingschap.

  31. Erik van Erne zegt:

    29 november 2013 om 11:23 | Permalink

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  32. Erik van Erne zegt:

    9 december 2013 om 09:47 | Permalink

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    De Thaise premier Yingluck Shinawatra heeft aangekondigd dat ze het parlement zal ontbinden en nieuwe verkiezingen zal uitschrijven. De nieuwe verkiezingen zijn waarschijnlijk op 2 februari 2014. De regering heeft de datum voorgesteld aan de kiescommissie, die daar formeel over beslist. De kiescommissie besluit binnen een paar dagen over de datum.

  33. Erik van Erne zegt:

    10 december 2013 om 12:51 | Permalink

    Thailand: A Place…A Sensation

  34. Erik van Erne zegt:

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