On 5 August 2023, H.E. Mrs. Arunrung Phothong Humphreys, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Sweden, together with staff of the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm, participated in the Thai Festival 2566 held at Malmö Folkets Park, organized by the Thai Cultural Association in Malmö.
Ambassador Arunrung joined the parade with Thai community members at the opening of the festival. She then delivered welcoming remarks emphasizing on strengthening unity and solidarity of Thai community in Malmö, continuing the annual Thai festivals which showcasing Thainess in Malmö.
The returning of Thai festival in Malmö after its absence during COVID, was warmly welcomed by Thais and foreigners alike. They enjoyed authentic Thai food, cultural performances including Thai dances, Thai boxing demonstrations, Thai music bands and Thai singing from various Thai communities in Sweden.
On this visit to Malmö, Ambassador Arunrung also had the opportunity to meet with the Thai Women’s Empowerment Project in Sweden (ThaiWISE) and Thailand Cultural Association to discuss possible activities to strengthen Thai community and improve quality of life of Thais, including promote standards of traditional Thai massage as inscribed by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of mankind.