We are using this Forum to count the visitors to show this project is worthy - please click (visit) again and ask your friends (addi na comment is a bonus for us)The website - click hereWe show TRAVEL DIARIES, PHOTOS ALBUMS, BACKGROUND, DIARIES, OBSTACLESThe benefitsWA Tourism - we promote tourism wa - THE via the the travel diaries and Photo Albums. In 2010 we added Study visa to WA Community values - exchanging culture, knowledge and wisdomSponsors: The website of Austhai (not Auswathai) is used as Austhai provide finanical support of the projectProgressMonthly 1 line summary added to our Projects Directory - click here THE PRESENT as at: OBSTACLESJuly 2010 - 1. Visa issues2. Volunteers to Host visitors in WA and May 2010 Visa - Immigration office Bangkok The latest invitee had their visa rejected - inspite of the fact they have full financial support and hosted by us ... The Immigration office in Bangkok said NO. We were in Bangkok and asked for a meeting to understand the issues but the officer/s did not have time for a meeting nor a phone discussion?... so what does one do... Ironcially if we lodge a formal query or complaint it consumes 10 times more of their time but it appears to their culture or process?Last year the immigration Bangkok stated proudly that around 85% of visa applicants are successful? We wonder why 85% of our applicants are rejected? Is it the applicants? the procedure or the Immigration officers? What we need for supportLots of people click on this article or adding commentAnyone interested to meet the Thai visitors and exchange culture - show your comment in our article or visit our page "help us help them" to see how you can helpAnyone with experience or knowledge or connection with Aust Govt - immigation to gain some support We have contacted Minister for Tourism in WA and WA Tourism office .. they are efficient at saying goodluck and refering us to a website but incapable of actually doing any of the basic requests we have rasied? (we have a diary of the correspondence and will publish the results)
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What I have learnt from Thai culture
Empathy - to understand the situation from another's perspective ie., it's ok to say sorry, (it breaks down barriers.. it doesnot have to be an admission of liability and if it does well then so be it)
Respect to people of greatness be it age or Community standing (work of social), this also comes under the banner of being Polite to others
there are others and I have listed them in a webpage about why I love thailandI enjoy to help Thai people because they are very polite and respectful, it's a quality I enjoy... I also love their food and smiles.