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Central Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice, Thailand

The Government Complex Ratthaprasasanabhakti Building 120 Moo 3, 8th Floor (East), Cheangwattana Rd,
Thung Song Hong Laksi District, Bangkok 10210 Thailand

27th June 2017

The APMLA Annual Meeting & International Committee of the Red Cross Regional
Workshop on the Forensic Issues in Human Migration

Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

17th-19th July 2017

Dear Participant,

Thank you again for confirming your participation in the APMLA Annual Meeting &
International Committee of the Red Cross Regional Workshop on the Forensic Issues in
Human Migration, which is organised by the Central Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry
of Justice of Thailand (CIFS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The
meeting will be held in Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand at the D Varee Jomtien Beach Pattaya
Hotel, on 17th -19th July 2017. Please find below some logistical details which should be
helpful to you in planning your trip to Pattaya for the meeting and workshop.

I. Course Logistics

Meeting Venue & Workshop Venue

The D Varee Jomtien Beach Pattaya Hotel

57 Moo 12, Soi 13-14 Jomtien Beach Road, Nongprue, Banglamung,


Pattaya, Chonburi Thailand 20150

Tel : (66 2) 384-18999, Fax: (66 2) 384-18989

Visas

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary documents for entry in Thailand, as
well as those for re-entry into your own country. Please note that passports must be valid for
at least six months beyond the length of stay required by participants. Nationals of several
countries are able to get their visa on arrival or are exempted from visa. Information on visa
can be found at the following link: http://www.consular.go.th/main/th/services/1287.
Hotel Accommodation

A twin-bedroom has been booked and is pre-paid for you from 16th July (check-in) to 19th
July (check-out) in the:

The D Varee Jomtien Beach Pattaya Hotel

57 Moo 12, Soi 13-14 Jomtien Beach Road, Nongprue, Banglamung,


Pattaya, Chonburi Thailand 20150

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information in this regard.

Sponsorships

Please note that sponsorships cover your hotel accommodation and meals for the duration of
the APMLA Annual Meeting & International Committee of the Red Cross Regional
Workshop on the Forensic Issues in Human Migration (16th July evening – 19th July midday).
Should you need to check-out prior to 19th July, please feel free to do so and inform us in
advance. The CIFS has pre-paid for your hotel accommodation at the D Varee Jomtien Beach
Pattaya Hotel (see above). Please note that the hotel accommodation costs do not cover
incidental expenses, such as phone calls, room service or other expenses not included in the
hotel room package, or any other costs. Breakfast is provided as part of the hotel package,
while lunch is provided during the meeting and workshop.

Arrival in Bangkok

The international airport in Bangkok is the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Pick-up from and to the
airport will be provided by the CIFS. Please arrange for the pick-up in advance.

Lunches

Lunch will be offered as part of the meeting and workshop.

Transport to the Workshop venue

Shuttle buses and vans will be service at the Suvarnabhumi Airport all day on 16th July 2016.
Further details on time-table will be communicated in due course.

Attendance

Participants please kindly attend each and every session of the programme and actively
participate in each of the workshop exercises.

Liability waiver

The CIFS will not incur liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to
property belonging to participants. You are responsible for ensuring that you have adequate
insurance coverage.
II. Other Useful Information

Currency/ Bank/ ATM

The currency is the Thai Baht. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or the front
desk of your hotel. Local banks are open from 08.30 to 16.30 hrs from Monday to Friday.
There are also private foreign exchange offices throughout the city.

ATMs dispense Thai Baht to Visa, MasterCard, Maestro card holders. Look for these logos
on the machines. Virtually all the machines offer instructions in English and Thai.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards (Visa, Master Card) are accepted in Thailand by many restaurants,
hotels, and shops.

Climate

In July the weather is usually rainy in Pattaya, Chonburi. The average temperature ranges
between 31-35°C. Do not forget to bring an umbrella.

Time Zone

Bangkok is located in the GMT +7 Time Zone

Electricity

The current in Thailand is 220 volts 50Hz. Sockets are two or three pin plugs that fit into
recessed wall sockets/points.

Dress code

Smart casual for the meeting and workshop. Preferably in black, white and somber colours in
the occasion to mourn for the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Flamboyant dress
should be avoided.

Safety

Pattaya is generally a safe place to travel. However, we encourage you to take the usual
precautionary measures when travelling, such as not flashing cash and keeping valuables in a
safe place.

Health/Travel insurance

Medical services in Pattaya are excellent. There are five private hospitals with excellent
facilities in Pattaya.191 or 1337 is the phone number for Emergency Medical Service. It is
your responsibility to purchase a health and travel insurance that is valid for travel in
Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand.
Drinking Water

It is recommended by the CIFS to drink bottled water, which can be found in stores
throughout the city. The city water is chlorinated for sanitation reasons, and you can safely
brush your teeth with tap water.

We hope you have a safe and comfortable flight and we look forward to welcoming you in
Thailand

Dr. Panjai Woharndee, M.D., Dip., MSc., PhD.


APMLA Secretary and Newsletter Editor
Central Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice of Thailand
Ratthaprasasanabhakti Building (Building B), the Government Complex
Cheang Wattana Road, Laksi, Bangkok, Thailand 10210
Office +66 (0) 2 142 3493
Fax +66 (0) 2 143 9136
Mobile +66 (0) 8 185 571 09
Email: apmlath2017@gmail.com