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South Africa's 2018 Freedom Day celebration in Bangkok

Author: Andrew J Wood / Date: Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:28
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Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa H.E. Geoff Doidge and Mrs Carol Doidge hosted a magnificent reception at the Grand Ballroom of the prestigious Conrad Hotel in the heart of Bangkok.

BANGKOK: A highly successful Freedom Day celebration took place at the Conrad Hotel in Bangkok last night. Showcasing the very best that South Africa has to offer, this busy and active Embassy once again put on an outstanding celebration which was widely attended by over 300 guests including many of Thailand's diplomatic corp. 

Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa H.E. Geoff Doidge and Mrs Carol Doidge hosted a magnificent reception at the Grand Ballroom of the prestigious Conrad Hotel in the heart of Bangkok.

H.E. Geoff Doidge Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Thailand
H.E. Geoff Doidge Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Thailand


H.E. Ambassador Doidge on behalf of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa paid homage to the long and cordial friendship that has developed over many years between South Africa and Thailand and referred to the legacy of late Nelson Mandela and the wide ranging opportunities for trade and investment that continues to flourish in South Africa. He also paid tribute to the ladies and gentlemen who work tirelessly in the public and private domain who have made this possible.

The Ambassador also thanked all the members of the South African Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) and the numerous sponsors and airlines who continue to support the Embassy's global trade efforts.

Loyal Toast

Ambassador Doidge led the distinguished guests with the loyal toasts. Both the South African and Thailand Anthems were sang by the extraordinary talented choir of Assumption University students.

Assumption University’s excellent student choir
Assumption University’s excellent student choir

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrew J Wood

English born Andrew J Wood, is a freelance travel writer and for most of his career a professional hotelier. Andrew has over 35 years of hospitality and travel experience. He is a Skal member and a hotel graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh. Andrew is also a former member of the Executive Committe of Skal International (SI), National President SI THAILAND, Club President of SI BANGKOK and is currently SI Asia Area a.VP Southeast Asia (SEA), and Director of Public Relations Skal International BANGKOK. He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Thailand including Assumption University's Hospitality School and the Japan Hotel School in Tokyo.