May and June 2018 have come and gone. The Australian Consulate Chiang Mai was active with consular assistance & support, supplying information and undertaking public diplomacy.
The Australian Embassy Bangkok undertakes Consular Service Outreach visits to Chiang Mai at Le Meridien Hotel - Next Outreach visit is on 5 October 2018.
Here is the consulate activity report for March and April 2018
Over March and April the Chiang Mai Consulate was active with consular assistance & support, supplying information and undertaking public diplomacy. There were 222 activities involving 122 hours of honorary consul participation.
This bi-monthly 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 Outreach & Public Diplomacy Highlights
Among other duties one of the functions of the Honorary Consul is to engage in public diplomacy by representing and promoting Australia. There are often events and ceremonies and invitation that provide this opportunity. While I can’t attend every activity the following highlights (in no particular order) some of the engagement during March and April:
CP International Australian Education Fair
It was an honour to present the opening address and cut the ribbon at the CP International Australian Education Fair held a U Nimman Hotel…
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Here is general information regarding the scope of work and scale of activities for the Australian Honorary Consul in Chiang Mai covering the May and June 2017 periods.
I thought it might be informative and transparent to share some statistics regarding the work and activities of the Australian Honorary Consul in Chiangmai, from time to time.
ANZAC Day Chiang Mai, 25 April 17 - You can observe the Anzac Day Dawn Service, which has its origins in an operational routine which is still observed by the Australian Army today.
The Chiang Mai Ballet Academy hosted a charity dance performance on 26 March 17 at the Kad Theater at Kad Suen Kaew Centre and I was invited to attend.
The Australian Consulate in Chiang Mai does not accept or process visa applications for Australia. A number of calls each week are received regarding visa matters that are then simply referred to the Australian Visa Application Center. There are many different visa types and classes depending on your intended travel reasons. You need to check …
It was the grand opening of the gardens and library for Arokaya De Saraphi and the Honorary Consul of Australia participated.
Today I took the opportunity to brief the Hang Dong District Police Commander about the Australian Consulate in his jurisdiction.
The evening at the Na Nirand Boutique Resort was hosted by the Chiang Mai Governor, Prawin Chamniprasart, to thank the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand for the Chiang Mai World Fair 17.