What does the Guinness Book of World Records and Thai Airways have in common? Both deal with the subject of travel. But there’s more than travel alone. For two consecutive years, THAI had been a recipient of a Guinness award.
A few years ago on Saint Valentine’s Day, February 14th, THAI sponsored an underwater wedding that broke the world record for the most number of couples married at one time beneath the waves in scuba gear. The event was sponsored by THAI and was so successful that the management decided to launch another underwater wedding the next year. Again it gained world-wide publicity and beat the previous year’s Guinness record.
It was quite a show at the town of Trang in southern Thailand during Saint Valentine’s Day. Thirty-two couples from eighteen countries around the world were greeted to a gala ceremony in which they were driven by horse and carriage to…
If I were given one word to describe the S.E.A. Write Awards it would be “prestige.’ And that’s exactly what it is prestige. It’s Southeast Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize for Literature and in every aspect of its presentation it’s just grand. How can it not be when it is under the gracious patronage of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand and attended by the ambassadors from all the ASEAN counties of Southeast Asia, journalists and news media from around the world, international literary guests speakers and, of course, the nine recipients of the awards.
Left, HM Queen Sirikit escorted by the general manager of the Orient Hotel, Kurt Wachvietl, to the first SEA Write Awards
And Thai Airways International is pleased to be one of its major sponsors.
So we ask, what is the S.E.A. Write? It stands for Southeast Asian Writers Awards which was established to honour leading poets and…