Australian Honorary Consul Activity- September & October; 2017

Australian Honorary Consul Chiangmai & My Life in Thailand

Over the past couple of months the consulate was active providing consular support and undertaking public diplomacy.  This bi-monthly post covers highlights of the Honorary Consul’s activity, statistics on the scope and volume of service as well as some upcoming events.

Consular & Public Diplomacy Activity Highlights

One of the roles of the Honorary Consul, who volunteers his time,  is to engage in public diplomacy by representing and promoting Australia.  There are many event invitations and ceremonies that provide this opportunity.  While I can’t always attend every event due to diary or other conflicts the following highlights (in no particular order) some of the participation during September and October:

  • Kings cremation ceremony

October saw many events that marked the one year since the passing of King Rama IX.  On October 26th the Chiang Mai Governor was joined by a number of Government Officials, various invited guests and thousands of Chiang…

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