TODAY List Of Tsunami Memorial Services
It's been 6 years since the tragic Asian tsunami of 2004 claimed lives both in Phuket and Southeast Asia. We are reprinting a listing by the Phuket Gazette of tsunami memorial events set to be held today in Phuket:
PHUKET: Details of Sunday's remembrance services for those who lost their lives in the 2004 tsunami disaster have been announced.
The first service will take place at 8:30am at the Tsunami Wall of Remembrance in Mai Khao.
Later in the morning, at the Tsunami Monument in Kamala, memorial speeches will be given by various dignitaries, including Governor Tri Augaradacha and the Japanese Ambassador to Thailand Seiji Kojima.
The day of remembrance will conclude at Loma Park in Patong with the 'Light up Phuket' ceremony.
Full list of Sunday's remembrance services:
Tsunami Wall of Remembrance, Mai Khao
8:30am: Speech by Sarawut Srisakukarm, President of the Mai Khao Tambon Administration.
8:30 to noon: Various activities, including one minute of silence, a multi-faith ceremony and the laying of wreaths.
Tsunami Monument, Kamala Beach
11:10am: Speech by Kazushi Miyashita, President of the Phuket Japanese Association.
11:20am: Speech by Governor Tri.
11:30am: Speech by Ambassador Seiji.
11:40am: Speech by Phallop Thaiarry, Secretary-General of the World Fellowship of Buddhists.
11:50am: Speech by Torajiro Ohashi, President of Japanese Association in Thailand.
Noon to12:40 pm: Prayer by Buddhist priests from Japan and laying of wreaths at tsunami monument.
1pm to 2:30 pm: Lunch at the Sunwing Resort.
'Light up Phuket' – Loma Park, Patong
1pm to 5pm: Drawing and painting competitions for all ages.
5pm to 6:10pm: Traditional Thai musical performance.
6:30pm: Speech by Sombat Kuruphan, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
6:35pm: Tsunami memorial poem recital by students of Ban Talad Nuea School.
6:40pm: One minute of silence.
6:41pm: Mass prayer led by Pastor Brian Burton.
6:45pm: Laying of wreaths on Patong Beach.
6:55pm: Lighting of candles on Patong Beach.
7pm to 7:30pm: Performance of a Khon play.