Vol. XII No. 1
Friday January 2 - January 8, 2004

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Victims of High Five fire provide chilling


“It’s a Christmas miracle he survived,” one witness said

On Christmas Eve last week, an electric transformer exploded next to the High Five Hotel on Soi & in Central Pattaya. As reported in Pattaya Mail last week, there were no fatalities, but there were a number of injuries ranging from rather minor to quite severe. In the aftermath of the terrifying event, Pattaya Mail managed to talk with some of the victims. Here is what we found out:

All who were interviewed agreed that the firefighters did a great job and were true heroes of this sad event, as was the staff of the neighboring Sunbeam Hotel, who did their utmost to console and help the injured. But almost all lamented the lack of fire security at the High Five Hotel.

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Over 3,000 people attend Road Safety campaign launch in Pattaya

Replace those useless helmets with proper ones

As the good Doctor Iain Corness says, “If you have a 100 baht head, where a 100 baht helmet.” Although officials used different words, they basically said the same thing as part of the message they were sending to over 3,000 motorcyclists, residents and officials who attended the launch of Pattaya’s road safety campaign.

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PM predicts no vote buying in next election


Foodmart Jomtien offers more choice for their customers

New fresh food and meat section now open

The Foodmart supermarket, which has been operating for over two years, recently opened a new section offering fresh food and meat to customers. The 24/7 supermarket held a special opening party for customers, guests and associates at its Thappraya Road location with special guest of honor Santsak Ngamphiches performing the customary formalities.

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National Sports Week commemorated to honor HM the King

Pattaya to get new stadium to host ASEAN Games

City efforts to add an S for Sports to Pattaya’s reputation of Sea, Sand and Sun have been successfully recognized by the “powers that be” after a series of sporting activities on Sunday December 21, culminating with the presentation of the International Olympic Committee of Thailand blazer to Mayor Pairat Sutithamrongsawat symbolizing that Pattaya is now recognized as an international sports city.

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Kim Schnyder the ever smiling and congenial landlady of Casa Pascal had an impromptu birthday celebration as the clock struck midnight ringing in a new year in the life of this dynamic businesswoman. Some of the last diners who happened to be there joined in the celebrations to wish her many happy returns. (l-r) Juha Aaltonen MD of ScanAsia-Kitchen Studio, Peter Malhotra, Kim and Pascal Schnyder, Ann and Felix Curschellas.

More Social Events


Usa and Walter star in Santa Scramble

The Shenanigans Santa Pairs Scramble at Eastern Star turned out to be something of a ‘major’ tournament, instead of the usual Shenanigans Tuesday outing.

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