Friends of Thailand

Welcome to the Forum for Friends of Thailand!

Singapore and Thailand have long enjoyed a cordial relationship backdated. Since the 1800s when King Chulalongkorn the Great (King Rama V of Siam) visited Singapore, the state-to-state and people-to-people contacts have developed into a dome full of opportunities and growth for both countries.

In order to draw us, at the Royal Thai Embassy, closer to you, ‘Friends of Thailand’ has been set up as an online portal to keep our members informed of all the upcoming fun activities both in Singapore and in Thailand. Invitations to our activities and get-togethers, organized by the Embassy and/or our partners, are also made available for our members here.

Alongside with other interesting articles on Thai fine arts, shopping, cuisine and travel, members will be provided with insightful guides to allow you to find out more about Thailand. So, please do spend a few minutes to register and join our Forum today.

We look forward to welcoming you on board. In the meantime, enjoy browsing!

Events in Focus

Mar 31, 2010

   What is Songkran?

     Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year festival since the former time. It is a celebration that embraces goodwill, love, compassion. and thankfulness, using water as the means of expression.

     The word Songkran derives from Sanskrit meaning to move or step forward. The first day of Songkran takes place when the sun moves from Pisces into Aries, which marks the New Year's Day according to the Brahmin solar system.

Nov 3, 2009

Throughout  August 2009, the Thai Trade Office invited the public in Singapore to vote for their favourite restaurants, out of the total of 35 Thai restaurants that have been awarded with the "Thai Select" logo by the Thai Trade Office in Singapore.

Sep 3, 2009

Our annual Thai Festival is here again for the eighth time and running.  Our special theme this year sees the ground of the Royal Thai Embassy being divided into four regions of Thailand (North, Northeast, South and Central) as we showcase more than 100 booths from all over Thailand, featuring cuisines, fruits, OTOP products, to name but a few.

Aug 13, 2009

Queen Sirikit was born Momrajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara on August 12, 1932, at the home of Lord Vongsanuprabhand, her maternal grandfather. She is the eldest daughter and the third child of Mom Chao Nakkhatra Mangkala Kitiyakara, the son of Prince Kitiyakara Voraluksana, Prince of Chunthaburi and Mom Luang Bua Sanitvongse. Her name was given by King Prajadhipok. Her name means the Greatness of Kitiyakara.

Calendar Of Activities In Thailand And Singapore

People & Profiles

Nov 3, 2009
Sep 3, 2009
Aug 13, 2009

News Highlight

Mar 1, 2010

          On 26 February2010, from 13.00-21.00 hrs, the panel of nine judges of the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political...

Feb 17, 2010

Thailand has been named the world's Best Tourist Country by a leading Swedish magazine, marking its...

Dec 31, 2009

          On 23 December 2009,PM Abhisit gave an address on his Government's performance over the past year at Government House. Gist...

Sep 3, 2009

In the first quarter of 2009, Thailand suffered as its heavily-relied exports and tourism incomes fell sharply as the Thai economy was hit by deep global economic recession. The fall consequently...

Sep 3, 2009

Thailand's gross domestic product fell six per cent in the first six months of this year but grew 2.3 per cent in the second quarter over the previous quarter, the National Economic and Social...

Aug 13, 2009

On 6 August 2009, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on behalf of all members of his government reported on its performance during its first six months in office, saying many projects that had been...