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New bank note in honor of HM the Queen’s 80th birthday

NOTE: An undated handout composite photo released by The Bank of Thailand on 05 July 2012 shows the special edition of 80-baht banknote to celebrate the 80th birthday of Thai Queen Sirikit. The front of the banknote (Top) showing portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit and the back (Bottom) is a printed picture of the Queen with 80 written in Thai numerals. The Bank of Thailand will launch two editions of the commemorative banknotes, one to mark the 80th birthday of Thai Queen Sirikit and another to celebrate the 60th birthday of Crown Prince. The Queen’s birthday is on 12 August and Crown Prince’s birthday is on 28 July. (EPA/The Bank Of Thailand)

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) introduced a Bt80 commemorative banknote to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 80th birthday anniversary and a Bt100 commemorative banknote to mark His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 5th Cycle Birthday.
BoT Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul announced that the commemorative banknotes were to pay tribute to the Queen and the Crown Prince for their incomparable contributions to the country.

The BoT will issue 2,000,000 commemorative banknotes to mark Queen Sirikit’s 80th birthday, which falls on Aug 12.

Mr. Prasarn explained that the special features incorporated in the banknote honoring The Queen are its 80mm width representing 80 years of age and the color blue to mark the Queen’s birthday on Friday. The front of the banknote is a portrait of Their Majesties the King and Queen. The watermark features HM the Queen’s crowned monogram. With a special translucent effect, an electrotype letter is clearly visible from both sides when the banknote is held up to light. A ‘windowed’ security thread is seen on the paper’s surface at regular intervals. Each window contains the number ‘80’ and a rose, which changes when the banknote is tilted.

Encased in a hard-paper presentation cover, each Bt80 commemorative banknote is sold for Bt120 and will be available from Aug 9 onwards at all commercial bank branches, the Government Savings Bank, the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, the Government Housing Bank, and the Islamic Bank of Thailand.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be presented to the Queen for royal charity purposes, the BoT governor added.

In addition to the Bt80 commemorative banknote marking the Queen’s 80th birthday, the central bank will issue 10 million Bt100 banknotes to commemorate the Crown Prince’s 5th cycle birthday on July 28. The banknotes marking the auspicious occasion are to be put into circulation on July 27.

Mr Prasarn said that the image at the face of the banknote is identical to the 15th series of the Bt100 banknote now in circulation. The special design depicting the portrait of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and the scene of His Royal Highness being conferred the title of Crown Prince is illustrated on the reverse of the banknote.

This is the first time in Thailand’s banknote operations that the BoT will produce and print an Bt80 banknote, Mr Prasarn said. A number of the Bt80 commemorative banknotes is expected to meet the demand of the public. (MCOT online news/ Bank of Thailand)

Oasis Spa celebrates 9th anniversary

“Live, Laugh, Love” was the rallying cry at a full day of activities at Kamala Beach in Phuket for the staff and management of Oasis Spa. This remarkable anniversary celebration emphasized building corporate culture, unity, and team spirits for the employees from all seven Oasis Spas located in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Bangkok. Led by Managing Directors Pakin Ployphicha and Toby Allen, a colorful parade made up of the Oasis Spa team marched to the beach for a day of sports and fun. The event climaxed that evening with a gala party honoring the winners of the “Your Way, Our Win” contest.

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New bank note in honor of HM the Queen’s 80th birthday

Oasis Spa celebrates 9th anniversary