Phang Nga: Province, Town & Bay

Since the beginning of November, I have been working at a school in the provincial capital of Phang Nga, about two hours north of my home on Phuket island. This was to be a temporary assignment while awaiting the arrival of the permanent teacher and I spent the past two weeks commuting back and forth each day (four-hour round-trip). As so often happens here in … Continue reading Phang Nga: Province, Town & Bay

Thailand #1169 (1987)

National Thai Language Day / วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ

Every year, the 29th of July is observed as Thai National Language Day (Wan Paa-Săa Tai Hàeng Châad — วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ).  While regulated by the government, it’s not considered a national holiday. It was established in 1999 as a way to raise awareness of the proper use of the Thai language and the preservation of unique local dialects.  The language is actually regulated by the Royal Institute of … Continue reading National Thai Language Day / วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ