14 November 2008

Official Mourning

The country has gone into mourning. The King's sister passed away earlier this year, and the country has gone through the ritual of paying respects and mourning.

Nov 14-16 was declared official days of mourning as they proceed with her cremation and the remainder of the process of her State Funeral.. and citizens were advised to "dress somberly." And entertainment facilities requested to "cease fun."

We found a majority were wearing black (including ourselves)
And a coworker showed up wearing the brightest possible blue Hawaii shirt.

Restaurants were still open, but the one we visited last night was patronised completely by foreigners, whether it's because it's more popular amongst foreigners or because of the mourning I do not know.

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