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Friday March 26 - April 1, 2004

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SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND

Music fans inundate city during Pattaya Music Festival 2004

Tens of thousands pack the streets as music rocks the city

Pattaya was absolutely inundated with music fans last weekend when this year’s version of the Pattaya Music Festival showcased international stars and Thailand’s hottest bands. Literally tens of thousands packed the beachside resort for the three-day festival, causing major traffic jams, but also turning Pattaya into one big party. Shown here, Sontaya Khunpluem, tourism and sports minister, beat the victory drum to set the party in motion. (Full story and more photos on center pages this week)

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Officials to increase law enforcement in an attempt to reduce Songkran fatalities

Police stocking up on breathalyzers and radar guns

On average, at least 36 people die on Thailand’s roads every 24 hours. This equates to 1.5 deaths per hour, totaling a staggering 13,000 fatalities per year. Over 70 percent of the deaths are alcohol and speed related, especially during festivals such as Songkran.

Deputy Prime Minister Jaturon Chaisaeng released these frightening statistics at a recent eastern region policy meeting held at Pattaya’s Adriatic Hotel.

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NEWS

Local elections this weekend


OUR COMMUNITY

Happy Birthday Arlette

Arlette Cykman is a well known lady in Pattaya, and not only in the Pattaya International Ladies Club where she has an important function on the board, but also as businesswoman who has shown to possess an infallible taste in jewelry.

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FEATURES

Skal Club of Pattaya and East Thailand cruises off into the sunset

The Skal Club of Pattaya (only 1 of the 535 Skal Clubs in 82 countries with over 25,000 members) under the leadership of newly elected Pattaya president for 2004, Bob Lee, cruised into the sunset and Pattaya Bay last Thursday on board the “MV Saifon” operating from the new Bali Hai Pier.

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SOCIAL SCENE

Jadej Ingsawang, (centre) Permanent Secretary of Tourism and Sports Ministry recently presided over the opening ceremony of the 4th Discovery Thailand 2004 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The Dusit Resort Pattaya sales team welcomed him during his visit at their booth.

More Social Events

SPORTS

Golden Goal decides B. Grimm Polo Tournament

Saturday March 20 was another big day for polo enthusiasts in Thailand. Harold Link, the owner of B. Grimm & Co. invited Thailand’s horse lovers and countless members of society to the B. Grimm Polo Tournament finals at Siam Polo Park Pattaya.

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