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Message from Ambassador

Ambassador’s Message

April 2019

 

Dear readers,

April is a special month for Thai people to make merits at the start of the Thai New Year during Songkran festivals held at various Thai temples in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland.  It is an auspicious way to welcome the new era in Thai culture and to greet the fresh blooms of spring.  I hope that everyone will be blessed, refreshed, and energised, ready to progress well along their paths of life. 

For those who plan to return to Thailand to visit their families, I wish you a safe and pleasant trip. Enjoy Songkran festival, stay safe, and help continue the beautiful Thai tradition.

During Songkran and the school break in Thailand, a number of Thai tourists visit different parts of the UK.  It also coincides with the spring break for students in many countries, there will also be a number of British and foreign tourists.  In crowded places such as shopping areas and tourist attractions, please take extra care of your valuables and travel documents. Having said that, in the worst case scenarios when your passports are lost or stolen, please do not worry. The Embassy stands ready to render any assistance that you may need.

Those who come to the Embassy for various services during this time may experience some inconvenience from ongoing construction work at the Embassy.  The Consular Section is temporary relocated to the ground floor, with limited space and facilities. It is expected that the refurbishment of the Consular Section will be completed by the end of this year. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Finally, I would like to let you know that the next mobile consular service for the Thai community will be held at Wat Sriratanaram in Manchester, during 27-28 April 2019.  It is always the pleasure for me and the Embassy team to look after the Thai communities in different parts of the UK and in Ireland.   

Happy Songkran and Happy Easter to you all.

See you again next month.