Thai is the language spoken by 65 million natives of Thailand and by additional approximately over a hundred thousand people living outside of Thailand. To many Singaporeans, Thailand has long been related in both business and pleasure sides.
The economy of Thailand is the second largest in Southeast Asia. Over the past ten years (2003 -2012) Singapore's direct investment in Thailand has increasingly grown at 15% compound annual growth rate, this is higher than investment in Hong Kong and slightly lower than investment in Japan and China. Undoubtedly, many conglomerate and multi-national businesses headquartered in Singapore have branches in Thailand as well.
As twenty-six million foreigners flying into the country each year, Thailand is recognized as Asia's primary attraction and one of the premier tourist destination of the world. With great food, exotic wildlife, fascinating culture, majestic mountains and spectacular beaches. Thailand attracted nearly 1 million visitors from Singapore in 2013, that being said, 1 in 5 Singaporeans visit Thailand each year!
The study of Thai is thus rewarding not only for its practical benefits, but also yielding a great chance students could use it in both business and pleasure.
For more information, please contact Thai language coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org