Vol. XI No. 52
Friday December 26 2003 - January 1, 2004

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Tragedy averted in Xmas Eve inferno

Dozens injured, but luckily no fatalities during High Five Hotel blaze

Rescue workers help an unidentified Thai woman escape down a ladder as the fire blazes close by. About two dozen people were injured, mostly through smoke inhalation, but luckily there were no fatalities when the High Five Hotel on Soi 8 in Central Pattaya caught fire around noon on December 24. (Photo: Colin Avis)

Dozens of people were injured, but at the time of going to press, there were no fatalities reported when fire and smoke swept through the High Five Hotel on Soi 8 in Central Pattaya.

The blaze started about noon on Xmas Eve when an electric transformer exploded next to the hotel, sending sparks into the open door of a storeroom and igniting the contents inside.

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All systems go for Pattaya’s Countdown to 2004

Mass party on Walking Street and Bali Hai planned to welcome in the New Year

Plans for Pattaya’s New Year’s celebrations were officially announced at a press conference on Monday afternoon. According to the mayor, council chairman and TAT director all systems are go to ring in 2004 with a huge party.

Mayor Pairat Sutithamrongsawat announced that the Pattaya Countdown 2004 is aimed at proving why Pattaya is called the fun city, as numerous activities are planned throughout the night.

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City provides community service to Larn Island


The Art Cafe opens special exhibition entitled 'The Lovers'

Pattaya's Art Cafe้ - a virtual forum for art and culture - on Monday, December 15 opened their latest exhibition. Titled "The Lovers", it features over 60 pieces of work by Phayao Butsumran and Bandhit Kotmanee, two young artists from Khon Khaen.

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Another year, another party, as the PSC celebrates Christmas

Annual fete so popular tickets sales exceeded space

As twilight sets on 2003 and the festive season is upon us, the Pattaya Sports Club (PSC) celebrated the end of another successful year as a gallimaufry of 450 members and guests crammed in to the traditional stomping grounds of the Town in Town Hotel to joyously participate in yet another party. In fact, so successful are the PSC parties that many had to be turned away after ticket sales exceeded the available space.

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The Woodlands Hotel & Resort led by Orawan Phanthusak, Managing Director and Stephan Bringer, General Manager recently hosted a lunch, donated stationary and football gear to the Redemptionist Home for Street Children. The Home for Street Children project was initiated by Farther Brennan in 1990 to provide a place of refuge for children living on the streets.

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David, Susan Race away with the 2003 Varuna Cup

The undisputed master Catamariners of Thailand’s Hobie Cat fleet, David and Susan Race left no doubt whatsoever at last weekend’s Varuna Cup who sails into the New Year as the Kingdom’s top sailors.

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