Drivers Now Face Bt50,000 Fine for Failing to Fasten Cargo After Woman Crushed by Shipping Container

Drivers Now Face Bt50,000 Fine for Failing to Fasten Cargo After Woman Crushed by Shipping Container

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Department of Land Transport (DLT) has announced that as of September truck drivers transporting containers that fail to fasten shipping containers’ twist locks before going on the road will be fined a maximum Bt50,000. The new fine comes after a 34-year-old Thai woman was crushed and killed by a fallen shipping container […]

Elephant Santa’s Help Distribute Gifts to School Children in Thailand

Elephant Santas deliver gifts to Ayutthaya schoolchildren on Christmas Eve

Elephant Santa’s Help Distribute Gifts to School Children in Thailand

  AYUTTHAYA – Elephants dressed as Santas from Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal visited school children to hand out gifts on Monday. Students at Ayutthaya’s Jirasat Wittaya School, some of whom were also dressed in Santa outfits, crowded around the four elephants who handed out presents such as teddy bears with their trunks. Masked […]

Over 800 of Thailand’s Elderly Return to the Classrooms in Ayutthaya

What they wear are the same as school boys’ and girls’ uniforms, reminding themselves of their childhood and re-energizing themselves.

Over 800 of Thailand’s Elderly Return to the Classrooms in Ayutthaya

  AYUTTHAYA – Over 800 elderly people in new school uniforms return to classroom in a program designed to promote social interactions of the seniors in Ayutthaya province. The elderly students, who are attending 16 schools in the former capital of Thailand, joined the opening ceremony of this year’s program on Thursday. Officials from related […]

It’s Back to School for Thailand’s Elderly

"I really like going to school. I gained knowledge and it's really fun. I have a lot of friends, know a lot more people," said Seangnual. "I feel lonely whenever I don't go to school, I want to go back and meet my friends. I miss the classroom."

It’s Back to School for Thailand’s Elderly

  AYUTTHAYA – Wearing crisp red-and-white uniforms, a group of 60-year-olds pile into a bus, smiling broadly as they make their way to a school in Ayutthaya, a province in Thailand. For this group, and others across the country, going back to school offers a way to fight loneliness at a time when changing demographics […]