Her Royal Highness Princess Maya Chakri Sirindhorn and an entourage of over 20 officials from Thailand visited Fusionopolis on 22 April 2009 as part of a state visit to Singapore. HRH Princess Sirindhorn was accompanied on the visit by Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and Mrs Joy Balakrishnan, His Excellency Nopadol Gunavibool and Mrs Anchulee Gunavibool of the Embassy of Thailand in Singapore and Singapore’s Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Peter Chan, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Diana Chan.
HRH Princess Sirindhorn and the other VIPs were received by Ms Yena Lim, Managing Director of A*STAR and other senior members of the A*STAR management team. The visit to A*STAR included corporate presentations on A*STAR and the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R); and updates on research collaborations between I2R and the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand. After these presentations, the visitors were shown three demonstrations of technologies that I2R and NECTEC were collaborating on before adjourning to a tour of FusionWorld.