The first international master graduate from TRLS, NDHU won the first prize of SUPER FAN of Taiwan in Thailand on Apr. 9, 2022
Miss Arada Mahasawin（also known as Neem）, the first international master graduate from the Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Leisure Studies, National Dong Hwa University won the first prize in the "SUPER FAN of Taiwan" event in Thailand on Apr. 9, 2022. The first prize included the round-trip ticket from Bangkok to Taiwan of Starlux Airlines（worth 22,250 THB）, cash 5,000 THB, and the limited edition of Easy Card（with 888 NTD）.
The "SUPER FAN of Taiwan" event was hosted by the Bangkok Office of Taiwan Tourism Bureau. This event is to promote Taiwan Tourism to Thai people with creative artworks. There were three rounds of the competition including 1. Passing the online test related to Taiwan tourism. 2. Answering the questions related to Taiwan tourism via Zoom with 3 committees（Thai famous YouTubers who know Taiwan well）and 3. Creating artwork/ video/ picture to promote Taiwan tourism under "Taiwan is the best theme" within one week. All the creative works were posted on the Bangkok Office of Taiwan Tourism Bureau Facebook Fanpage for voting（like & share）. Then, three finalists joined the on-site event at the Bangkok Office of Taiwan Tourism Bureau on 9 April 2022, which aired live on Facebook. The final winner was Miss Arada Mahasawin and her artwork was " WONDER（FUL）TAIWAN！
Miss Arada Mahasawin earned her bachelor's degree in the Department of Tourism, Chiang Mai University. She studied in the Master Program（International Program）of the Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Leisure Studies at National Dong Hwa University in the fall semester of 2019 and graduated in September 2021. She was not only a hard-working student with good performance, but also willing to share her time and ability in volunteer work at NDHU. Her thesis was "The destination image of Taiwan from Thai tourists： From the online induced perspective". Miss Arada Mahasawin helped to promote Taiwan tourism in Thailand and won the first prize. The Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Leisure Studies offers the most sincere congratulations to the first M.A. alumnus of the International Program.