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    Dying in Thailand

    Some food for thought as we progress along life's journey.

    https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/tha...re/death-dying
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    Very helpful page Zablive

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    This was prompted by Ian Forbes' comment "When I die just get rid of the corpse".
    As I said it's not that simple.
    As I understand the process:-

    1. Die in a hospital or under medical supervision at home (rare here).
    That means you will get a death certificate issued by a doctor.
    Otherwise the RTP will send your body to the Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

    2. Execute a Will or Living Will or a Power of Attorney authorizing someone to collect your body if not married.
    Otherwise a relative (most likely from your home country) will have to come here, prove their identity and relationship before your body will be released.

    3. Unless you are Muslim you will not be able to quickly arrange a burial here.
    AFAIK all Crematoria are controlled by the monks so your body will be in their hands to decide a good day to burn you. Also They will decide how many days you lie in the Wat (usually a minimum of three) before the burning to appease the pee lawks so they don't haunt those left behind.

    4.The cremations are not complete so large bones, teeth, prostheses etc are left behind.
    Some Thais have a ceremony to sort the ashes and finding a tooth is considered lucky.
    The monks can arrange a bone crushing service so the remains can fit in an urn.

    5. You can also for a donation, give your body to a University Hospital Medical School for dissection, following which the parts will be cremated.

    6. Repatriation of the body back to your home country is very expensive for your remaining relatives.


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    i'm in our house book and part of the funeral plan.
    the crematorium is just up the road from our house.
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