15 November 2017 was indeed the busiest day for NMK teachers, students and staffs. Visitors came to our school for Math competition purposes, whilst some of our NMK students visit other schools to do the same.

Meanwhile the other large portion of NMK Students went to a Trip to The Meru Mas or also known as “The Royal Crematorium. Despite the scorching day, our MEP students on their formal school suit visited the royal palace with much pride and excitement.

The Meru Mas is located in Sanam Luang, Bangkok Thailand. Sanam Luang has been a place of central importance for the Thai people for centuries. Sanam Luang is Thai for “royal ground”, and it is a place where the King performs state ceremonies. In the past, Sanam Luang was an open field located between the Grand Palace and the Palace of the Second King. It has been used as a site for the cremation of kings, queens and nobility since the reign of King Rama 1. For this reason, in former times it was officially known as Thong Phra Meru (cremation ground). During the reign of King Rama III, when Thailand was engaged in a conflict with Vietnam, the King wished to demonstrate to other nations that Thailand was such a fertile, flourishing country that even the area in front of the Grand Palace was cultivated. Sanam Luang was then a normal plot of land, used for growing rice. When there was a Royal Funeral, it would be smoothed over to prepare for the event. During the reign of King Rama IV, when the ground was still used for farming, King Rama IV changed its official name from Thong Phra Meru to Thung Sanam Luang. Sanam Luang has been used as the cremation ground for all of Thailand’s kings and Royal Family members except for King Rama VII, who died in England. The most recent cremation rite to be held there was for Queen Rambhai Barni, in 1986. (http://sakchaip.tripod.com/culture/royalground.html)

Also displayed inside the royal creamtorium are collections of the royal kings artifacts and others.

It was such a long and busy day for all the NMK people! Tomorrow will be back to school again. (Photo credits to M1/12 and M3/12 students; Info Contribution from M1/12) 

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A Busy Wednesday for NMK

King Bhumibol_๑๗๑๐๑๙_0048Thailand prepares for the Cremation Ceremony of the late and most honored King Bhumibol Adulyadej which will be held on the 26th to 29th of October 2017. Marigold flowers are everywhere which symbolizes the King’s Birth color. Emblem of Rama 9 could also be seen everywhere. Busy roads and streets are way ready for the upcoming ceremony honoring the late King. Above all, citizens continued to mourn in black dress code and never fails to remember the beloved King.

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13 October 2017 @4pm- The Mall Staff and Customers Halted to Pay Respect to the King 

King Bhumibol’s memorabilia were also displayed for people to recollect: from the King’s memories of childhood, love of music, the Queen and the King enchanting love, His own teachings to his children, and His most remarkable projects that helped the poor people of Thailand.  Believe me, as the locals look on the displayed memorabilia either they kneel to pay respect to the most adored King, or burst in silent tears because of His passing. Even little children who were pure and innocent cried in tears just by merely looking at the King’s image and to some surprise brought me in a crying heart as well.  Many still never forget to write their “Missing Wishes” to the late King. This is without a doubt how deeply and truly Thai people love King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

 

Thailand’s Beloved Tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Rise up and put your hands high as we cheer for Kaolad of M2/12 who successfully completed the conquest of the EP/MEP Storytelling Competition until the final round. Finishing at number 4 spot earning GOLD MEDAL award!

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Congratulations Kaolad, congratulations MEP, congratulations NMK!

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