Phuket Sikhs ‘open and welcoming’, says Thai portal

Phuket Sikhs brave the rain for parade to commemorate Guru Nanak’s 550th birth – Photo: AsiaLifestyleMagazine
By Asia Samachar Team | THAILAND |

It was raining but this did not deter the small-but-vibrant Sikh community in Phuket from forging ahead yesterday (12 Nov) parade to commemorate the 550th birth of Guru Nanak.

They joined millions of Sikhs around the world in commemorating the founder of the Sikh faith.

They had proudly paraded in the rain, happily waving Thai flags along with a portrait of King Rama, reports Asia Lifestyle Magazine.

Thai Sikhs are one of the largest Indian communities in Thailand, highly respected by all and considered to have very good relations with the Thai royal family dating back to His Majesty Rama V, the magazine said.

“Noticeably you can hear Thai Sikh families speaking between English, Punjabi but mostly using Thai. This incredibly welcoming community holds prayer in Phuket Town Gurdwara every Sunday where anyone is welcome to join and share Guru Ka Langar (meal),” the magazine noted.



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