The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver, led by Mrs. Sutthiluck Sa-ngarmangkang, Consul-General of Thailand to Vancouver, participated in the annual event “Of Rice and Roots” to showcase Thai culture, culinary, tourism, and Thai imported products on Tuesday 2 February 2016 at AMS Student NEST, University of British Columbia.
This annual event, “Of Rice and Roots 2016”, was jointly organized by UBC Institute of Asian Research, UBC Centre of Southeast Asia Research, Consulates-General of ASEAN member countries in Vancouver, and UBC Southeast Asian Students Associations, namely Vietnamese Students Society (Vietnam), Thai Aiyara Club (Thailand), Singapore Students Association (Singapore), UBC Philippines Studies Series (Philippines), Seri Malaysia Club (Malaysia), and Gado-Gado Indonesian Students Association (Indonesia).
During the event, the Royal Thai Consulate-General organized the display of Thai handicrafts and brochures on Thai tourism as well as the sampling of authentic Thai desserts; while the students associations of ASEAN member countries organized food stalls to sell their numerous national cuisines. There were more than 200 professors and students taking part in this joyous cultural event.