PHUKET: Leading Phuket officials, honorary consuls, prominent business people, notable dignitaries and social figures from across the island gathered at Phuket Rajabhat University last night to honor HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej for his 86th birthday.

The event, which was open to the public, was held at the university’s main conference hall. All guests arrived in splendid formal attire or traditional Thai costume.

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