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Message from Ambassador

Ambassador’s Message

December 2018

 

Dear readers,

We are now in December, concluding the Year 2018 and welcoming the Year 2019.  For blessings for the Thai community in the UK, the Embassy and the Buddhapadipa Temple in London will organise a merit-making ceremony on 2 December 2018 to pay tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in commemoration of His Birthday Anniversary which falls on 5 December.  I would like to invite everyone to join me in this merit making, so that we will be peaceful and joyful in our hearts and minds, ready to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019. 

With the Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, everyone is in the festive spirit.  Many Thais, both residents and tourists, enjoy the holiday seasons -- visiting Winter Wonderlands and other Christmas festivals, or doing holiday shopping, with wonderful Christmas illuminations and full of people. Going to crowded places such as tourist attractions, shopping arcades, walking streets, and train stations, I recommend all Thais to take extra care for anything suspicious, as well as keep in safe place their personal belongings, particularly money and travel documents.  Those riding in a car or a van are advised not to leave their belongings in the vehicles, which are at risk of thefts, causing damage to the vehicles and loss of valuables.   

While we enjoy the festive season of Christmas and the New Year, this would also be the time when we reflect on what happened in the past year, what we achieved, what we did not fulfill, and learn from them so that we can be prepared and do better next year. 

May I take this opportunity to wish our dear readers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2019. Most importantly, stay warm and healthy this winter.

See you next year.