Thai Princess Visits Singapore
Singapore is one of the most multicultural areas in the world and tradition is very strong here. Wherever you are from, whether you are an ambassador visiting from another country or just a backpacker on holiday, you can count on a very special welcome. In January 2013 Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien and his wife welcomed one of Thailand's premier dignitaries, the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
On these celebrated occasions when two great neighbours reacquaint themselves and consolidate lasting friendships, there is a great sense of optimism. Singapore has so much to offer, and there was quite an itinerary of entertainment planned for the Princess while she was in the region.
Everywhere she went she was greeted by some of Singapore's most respected and treasured people. She met the Chairman of the National Reach Foundation, Teo Chee Hean, the Minister for the National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, the Senior Parliamentary Secretary of State for Culture, Community and Youth and Foreign Affairs, Sam Tan and Lawrence Wong, the Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.
Having been greeted in true style the Thai royal was then escorted to an amazing banquet lunch and was show a number of native artworks. Given the Princess' artistic background, it no wonder that Singapore's finest wanted to show off their best in culture. She majored in Art at Chulalongkom University
and came out with an impressive Bachelor of Arts degree with first class honors.
Like her last trip in July 2012, she re-visited The Gardens by the Bay
. This is one of Singapore's most exciting architectural projects, backed by the Singapore Government. This inventive new venture is to transform the land onto a ‘City of Garden'. You can find the Garden's by the Bay directly in Marina Bay, it is a sight worth seeing by all accounts. Here the Princess donated a Lychee Tree at the official planting ceremony which she attended. This is a potent symbol of the friendship they share which will bear fruit for years to come.