Scouring the Thai government’s official news coverage, a brief item caught my attention.

The King is currently being honoured as the “Father of Thai Innovation” in an exhibition at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. One focus of the exhibition is royal activities where “the King’s innovation has succeeded in turning acidic soils in some parts of the south into arable land, thus improving local people’s livelihood”.

I assume the exhibition is open to the public. In light of recent debates here at New Mandala that have focussed on self-sufficiency and royal ideas, readers in Bangkok may be keen to see the exhibition for themselves.