ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Chiang Mai Thailand on 25 April 2018 - A collaborative effort between the Australian Consulate Chiangmai and the House of Praise International Church.
The Australian Embassy Bangkok undertakes Consular Service Outreach visits to Chiang Mai at Le Meridien Hotel - Next Outreach visit is on 18 May 2018.
Please safeguard your Australian passport (& other valuables) during Thailand's traditional New Year festival, called Songkran. With lots of water throwing going on you need to keep your passport dry.
The Consular Corps of Northern Thailand (24 missions), including the Australian Consulate, has been asked by the Governor of Chiang Mai Province to participate in a World Fair 2018.
The first stage, before the Consulate can decide if it will commit to having a pavilion, is to engage in some pre-planning and to understand the level of interest, likely participation, operating cost, and available resources.
This event is a joint venture between the Governor and Consular Missions based in Northern Thailand to strengthen links between the people and the world community. The theme is “Around the World in Chiang Mai – Gateway to the World”. Chiang Mai World Fair 2018 will be held June 22 – July 1 2018 (10 days) at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Last year 22 countries participated in the 1st CMWF17 – a 3-day event that attracted over 180,000 visitors. The Australian Consulate participated…
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Living Tranquil in Thailand - This month of March marks our 4 year anniversary in Chiang Mai - where has the time gone? I am still creating bi-monthly posts to share a little perspective on our retirement living in Chiang Mai.
Here is the Consulate Monthly activity blog for January & February 2018
Over the months of January and February 2018 the consulate was fairly active with consular assistance & support, supplying information and undertaking public diplomacy. This bi-monthly web-post covers highlights of my activity, some statistics on the scope and volume of service as well as upcoming events and information for general awareness.
Consular & Public Diplomacy Highlights
One of the functions of the Honorary Consul (who volunteers his time), among other duties, is to engage in public diplomacy by representing and promoting Australia. There are often invitations for events and ceremonies that provide this opportunity. While I can’t always attend every event the following highlights (in no particular order) some of the engagement during January and February:
Sabai Sabai Retreat (Function Centre) – It’s the place to be according to their website. It was a business liaison visit and I had an enjoyable afternoon at this venue in Mae On…
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The Chiang Mai Flower Festival held annually, in early February, is a grand celebration that also marks the end of the cool season and with plenty of flowers is one of the most colourful events of the year.
If you know of any Aussie students who might be interested to study in Thailand the Australian Department of Education has created this guide-book of information.
Australia Day 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Some of our large Australian community in Chiang Mai took the opportunity to celebrate "Australia Day" at a couple of local Australian businesses. The special day offered a chance to come together, socialise and enjoy - a "bit of Australia in Thailand".
The Australian Honorary Consul, on behalf of the Consulate in Chiang Mai was busy with consular assistance and undertaking public diplomacy in November and December 2017. This post covers highlights of the activity statistics, volume of service as well as some upcoming events.
Living Tranquil in Thailand is a lifestyle blog of an expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I usually post every couple of months on experiences in Chiang Mai but lately it has been a challenge to complete a blog so this one covers September to December 2017 living tranquil Thailand.
We headed out on the Thailand roads again - this time our destination was to Mae Hong Son province in the northwest part of the country. We had visitors staying with us and it was an opportunity to explore this part of Thailand we had not visited.
The Australian Consulate Chiang Mai was active providing consular support and undertaking public diplomacy in September and October. This bi-monthly post covers highlights of the activity, statistics on the scope and volume of service as well as some upcoming events.
Its been awhile since we got out on the open road and steered our wheels to explore some new territory and Thailand experiences. This chronicles our journey in the highlands of Chiang Rai and through the Provinces of Nan and Phaeo.
Australia comes to Chiang Mai through the Rimping Supermarkets "Taste Australia" food and products promotion. This event runs from 10 to 12 November and is supported by Austrade and other sponsors.
Sitting on my pergola at the back of our house in Chiang Mai my memory drifts back to the days when retreating from the everyday working grind in Australia to a tropical place in Thailand was our vision. So what is life like now we have been living in Chiang Mai for over 3 years?
This post highlights the scope of work and scale of activities for the Australian Honorary Consul in Chiang Mai covering the two month periods of July and August 2017.
The Consular Service Charter is intended to inform Australian's (in the North of Thailand) to better understand what consular help may be available and what cannot be provided.
Hey followers & visitors, there has been some recent website administration and changes happening.
Talk about time travel living in Chiangmai - that is what May and June months have seemed like.