On December 5 the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand celebrated the 79th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with a diplomatic reception held in Novinsky Passage. The king is the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history, with more than 50 years on the throne, and is one of the most revered kings of modern times.
In honour of this event, almost the entire international diplomatic corps turned out in force for the celebration. Guests were received in line by His Excellency Ambassador Mr Sorayouth Prompoj, his wife and other diplomats from the Embassy of Thailand. The excellent Thai food was supplied by the “Blue Elephant” restaurant. One of the highlights of the food was the chocolate fountain, where the guests could dip fresh exotic fruits in bubbling dark chocolate.