SIXTH Form students at Shrewsbury International School are again setting their sights on exciting futures at some of the world’s leading universities and colleges. Students have already secured over 230 university offers to top institutions in the UK, USA, Canada, Thailand, China, Japan, and the Netherlands, and whilst the full list will not be known for a few more months, 2017 is already shaping up to be another very successful year for the school’s graduating students and Higher Education team.
A brace of offers for Wannakorn (Ki-Ki) Tapanakornwut (Engineering) and Tachakrid (Earth) Tachatirakul (Medicine) to Cambridge University – ranked as the worlds’ 4th best university – head the UK offers to date.
Graduating students receive outstanding offers from top local and international institutions
Diplomat: His Excellency Gilberto Fonseca-Guimarães de Moura
Words Maxmilian Wechsler
The trials and tribulations of Thai marriages
By Abigail Harker
Top men’s and women’s rugby teams from across the globe return for the annual Bangkok International Rugby Tens
Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, and kindness in feeling creates love.
- Lao Tzu
BUILDING on the success of the Expat Entrepreneur Awards 2014, the BigChilli is joining forces with the British Chamber of Commerce
Thailand (BCCT) to launch a new initiative aimed at recognising Thailand’s most successful and dynamic businesses and entrepreneurs.
Awards exist in order to acknowledge excellence in performance, process and creativity, to compare against peers,
to highlight best practice and to reward supporting staff.
By participating in TIBA you will raise your profile, grow your networks and develop new commercial opportunities.
A team of independent judges will review the nominations and select the winners in each of the categories.
All nationalities of company and individual are welcome to enter whether they are nominated or self-nominated.
Nominations are open to any company registered in Thailand regardless of size or affiliations. For more information see:
Heavily armed and threatening to execute hostages, a group of Burmese dissidents who took over the embassy eventually negotiated their way out of Thailand in a Thai police helicopter
By Maxmilian Wechsler
ON October 1, 1999, a group of gunmen stormed the Embassy of Myanmar (then commonly called Burma) in Bangkok and held scores of hostages for about 26 hours. The bold operation was the work of a band of young political dissidents calling themselves the Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors (VBSW). Formed in opposition to Myanmar’s then-ruling State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), the group was allegedly orchestrated and supervised by Western intelligence agency operatives.
The tense standoff at the embassy compound was totally out of character for Myanmar opposition groups operating in Thailand and soured the image of the large exile population in the country. Fortunately the bizarre incident ended peacefully when all hostages were released unharmed.
This was actually the second seizure of a foreign embassy on Thai soil. The first took place on December 29, 1972, when the Palestinian terrorist Black September Organization took over the Israeli embassy. This incident also ended bloodlessly with the release of all hostages.
Breath-taking views and scenery along with freezing cold temperatures and treacherous paths, Adisorn describes what it takes to conquer Thailand’s Doi Chiang Dao
THAILAND’S cool season is the perfect time to head for the hills, and Doi Chiang Dao in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai is possibly one of the most enticing places to tackle, particularly since it is only open to the public five months a year, from November to March.
Dominating the skyline at a height of 2,175m (or 2,225m if you take into account Doi Luang Chiang Dao peak), Doi Chiang Dao is the third highest mountain in Thailand after Doi Inthanon (2,600m) and Doi Pha Hom Pok (2,285m).
Diplomat: His Excellency Mohsen Mohammadi
Words MAXMILIAN WECHSLER