Vol. XII No. 8
Friday February 20 - February 26, 2004

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Pattaya’s free bus service providing

 smooth ride to city’s traffic dilemma

Valentine’s Day gift to residents makes life easier

A six month trial of Pattaya’s new free bus service went off without a hitch on Valentines Day as city officials, traffic research officers from the King Mongkut Institute of Technology and members of the media took a tour through the city on the new air-conditioned bus on Saturday afternoon in front of Pattaya City Hall.

The new service, suggested by Dr. Tawatchai Laosirihongtong, director of the research and development department at the King Mongkut Institute of Technology, is part of the local administration’s efforts to ease traffic woes while further research continues into a more permanent solution as to whether Pattaya Second Road remains one-way or reverts back to the former two-way system.

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City calls for review of entertainment legislation to allow 4 a.m. and/or 24 hour operation in specific zones

“Everyone” confused over variations in new laws

It appears that the only person who understands the new entertainment legislation might be the person who wrote it, and even that is not a sure thing.

By now, most likely everyone who has any interest in the new law is well versed in the changes that have been making headlines, but of late, these changes are being altered. At a recent cabinet meeting Deputy PM Purachai Piumsomboon, head of the committee making the legislation changes, proposed classification for operating times in specific venues, such as bath massage houses and other entertainment venues, by separating operating times according to zoning. He is prosing these new variations due to mounting concern that the populace may try to invoke paragraph 50 of the constitution, which allows “the people” to overturn legislation if they gather enough signatures on a petition.

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Baht bus drivers protest free bus service


“Into the Storm”, Koreans shoot TV series at Cholchan Pattaya Resort

A production team and group of actors from the Korean drama series called “Into the Storm”, which is under the license of SBS TV Drama Team in Seoul, South Korea, recently set up camp in Pattaya.

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Ban Dvara Prateep, a House of Culture and Meditation Retreat

So you work 12 hours a day, maybe more, everyday, week after week, month after month, year after year. You reach that point where you think, or rather don’t think anymore that, you are were destined to a life time of labour, mental stress and physical pains.

I didn’t realise that I had crossed that threshold years ago. Family and friends insisted I take a break and go away for a while. I just smiled and said to myself. ‘right, and just sit under a coconut tree and do nothing for a week. Hah! that would really drive me crazy.’

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Achana Snitwongse Na Ayudhaya, (right) Managing Director of the Montien Hotel, Pattaya recently hosted a birthday party for a special guest Mrs. Mary Knight (center) who stays at the Montien Hotel on her regular bi-annual visits to Pattaya.

More Social Events


Race, Schulz and the Valentine’s Day Massacre in Pattaya

The Fourteenth Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa Koh Larn Classic was probably the most exciting to date, with David Race and his ‘Racer’ having an incredible victory, winning the event for the second successive year - literally, to use an old cliche, “snatching victory from the jaws of defeat”!

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Classic The Tailor

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