Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok to promote Malaysian cuisine

Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok to promote Malaysian cuisine

BANGKOK: In conjunction with Malaysia’s 63rd National Day, the Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand will hold a series of mini reception at Shangri-La Hotel to promote the taste of authentic Malaysian cuisine.

Under normal circumstances, the embassy will be hosting a national day reception for senior government officials, diplomatic corps and Malaysian-Thai community to enjoy food specialties, delicacies and traditional performances to celebrate national day.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand, Datuk Jojie Samuel will host a series of mini receptions to experience a taste of Malaysia.

Jojie said the embassy would have the opportunity to host Thai friends to promote Malaysian food and also to reconnect with them through precious face-to-face human connection, and of course to express appreciation to many of them who have assisted the embassy during this difficult period.

“As you might have noticed, we are celebrating it a bit differently this year, in line with the period of “new normal” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Unfortunately, this year, we are being stripped away of some flexibility in organising large-scale events. We recognise that diplomatic missions also have the responsibility to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand.

“I will be hosting some senior Thai government officials, tentatively including the chairman of Thailand-Malaysia Parliamentarians Friendship Group. Department heads from Defence, Economy, Trade, Agriculture, Tourism and Security Liaison Offices will also be hosting their respective counterparts,” he said at the soft launch of Malaysia Food Fest today.

He added that Malaysia Food Fest is part of the campaign to enhance people-to-people and cultural exchanges.

In collaboration with Shangri-La Hotel, the Malaysia Food Fest featuring six popular Malaysian dishes -Rojak, Satay, Nasi Lemak Chicken, Fish Curry, Shrimp Wonton Noodles, Curry Noodles and Cendol from 4 to 20 September. 

Members of the public and food enthusiasts  are welcome to taste the dishes during lunch and dinner.

The Malaysia Food Fest is the finale of a month-long National Day celebration. Earlier, the embassy organised the Merdeka Fun Ride at Happy and Healthy Bike Lane at Samut Prakan, Merdeka Golf at Amata Spring Country Club, Children Patriotic Day and Flag-Raising Ceremony on National Day.

Meanwhile, Jojie said Malaysia and Thailand are also celebrating their 63rd diplomatic relations anniversary.

“Malaysia and Thailand are friends in good and bad times. As nations fight against the global pandemic, both countries are assisting each other, especially in the efforts to bring back their citizens.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to Thailand for all the cooperation extended to us, and congratulate Thailand for the successful record of having no local transmission since May,” he said.

— BERNAMA