Author: RJ Sausa

RJ Sausa has been working in Thailand as an educator for ten years now. Currently, he is a freelance writer and educational consultant.

Farang falls 6 floors to death in Pattaya Mall

A foreigner jumped from sixth floor to his death in the middle of Central Festival Shopping Mall located along Pattaya Beach on Thursday, May 16. Police learned of the incident at around 5:30PM. By the time the police had arrived, the body was covered with white cloth. He was rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital where… Read more »

Filipino Nurse elected Mayor in UK

Philippine-born Danilo Favor, a nurse by profession was elected as the new Mayor of East Grinstead in Sussex replacing Rex Whittaker who already handed over the position to Favor on May 15. Favor will be serving East Grinstead mayor 2019 to 2020. Favor is the president of the British-Filipino Association and has been a resident… Read more »

Taiwan, first Asian nation to approve same-sex marriage

Taiwan parliament approves on Friday a landmark legislation to allow same-sex marriage. The law allows same-sex couples to make “exclusive permanent unions” thereby allowing them to apply for marriage registration with relevant government agencies. President Tsai Ing-wen said on her Facebook post that this issue has divided “families, generations and even inside religious groups .”… Read more »

Equal Rights Group calls on Thai Government to scrap school uniforms

Mullika Foundation, an equal rights campaigner called on the government on Saturday, Mary 11 to scrap school uniforms in government-run schools across the country. According to the group’s President, Mrs Mullika Boonmetrkoon-mahasook, every year parents would acquire loans from pawnshops to buy school uniforms for their children, burdening especially poor families. She emphasized that it… Read more »

Department of Tourism Calls for Research Proposals for 200,000 Peso-Grant

Call for Proposals: DOT-Tourism Research Grant 2019 The Department of Tourism (DOT), in line with its objective of promoting a culture of tourism research in the country is calling for research proposals for its 2019 Tourism Research Grant. The DOT is providing financial assistance to individual research in tourism. The grant aims to foster evidence-based… Read more »

Ayutthaya to hold Festival Week in May

Experience the splendor of ancient Siam in a week long festival to be held in the ancient capital of Thailand dubbed the “Ayutthaya Festival Week 2019” on May 22-26, 2019. Main events will be held at Sanam Rat (Ayutthaya City Pillar Shrine) located inside the Ayutthaya Historical Park a UNESCO Heritage site famous for its… Read more »

Maya Bay closure extended til mid May 2021

Maya Bay on Phi Phi island was temporarily closed last year due to rise of visitors on the average 5,000 per day which according to the officials caused damage to the environment. The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation announced the extended closure until mid May of 2021 to give time for the island’s… Read more »

HM Queen Suthida’s birthday on June 3 to be annual holiday

The Cabinet on Tuesday 14 May 2019 approved the proposal of the Secretariat to assign June 3 each year as a national holiday to mark the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana.  This proposal was made in response to the Royal Decree issued by the King on 1 May 2019 naming General Suthida Vajiralongkorn… Read more »