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Updated every Friday
by Saichon Paewsoongnern

 

 

SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND

Songkran is wet and wild once again

Seems like entire Kingdom converges on Pattaya for one last hurrah

With the “rest” of the Kingdom celebrating the annual Songkran water fest a week earlier, once again this year it seemed as though the entire Kingdom converged on Pattaya, Naklua and Jomtien for one last chance to go wild with water for this year’s Songkran celebrations. People and pets, mobile phones and motorcycles, no one and nothing was spared a complete soaking in what has turned into the wildest water-related event on the planet. Sawadee Bee Mai from all of us at Pattaya Mail!

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Songkran dumps 600 million baht in Pattaya’s tourism coffers

Although most people associate the Songkran New Year festivities with water throwing, business owners hope that it is a time when the public is equally willing to throw around its cash. And for Pattaya, Thailand’s most popular resort town this year’s Songkran celebrations brought businesses over 600 million in revenue despite the fact that hotels were not booked to full capacity.

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NEWS

Fire razes Natural Park Resort in Jomtien


 

OUR COMMUNITY

Pattaya City Expats Club member reveals hidden talent

Last Sunday morning at Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant on Beach Road the Pattaya City Expats Club members were surprised when member Michael Berris produced a saw and violin bow. Michael proceeded to play to “Amazing Grace” and “Danny Boy” on the wood saw during an interval between featured speakers at the Sunday meeting.

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FEATURES

The Market Pattaya opens with a bang

Pattaya’s newest addition to the shopping scene, The Market Pattaya, held its grand opening last Friday with a spectacular fireworks display that lit up the skies over the city.

“The Market Pattaya is now officially open as the city’s most complete shopping experience. We have 450 shops and stalls in nine separate zones. It is our intention to make The Market Pattaya as successful as the Chatuchak Market in Bangkok,” said marketing director Chatree Sophonburanarak, aka Meng Jatujak, in his opening address.

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SOCIAL SCENE

Mr. Andrew Khoo (right), General Manager and Mr. Urs Mosimann (left), Executive Assistant Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya welcomed Asanee and Wasan Chotikul (centre) Thailand’s rock legend duo who autographed their “Superstar Guitar” for the hotel’s super star gallery before their performance at the 2004 Pattaya Music Festival held recently. Hard Rock Hotel was the official hotel for international and local artists during the music extravaganza.

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SPORTS

Pattaya Cricket teams missed the ‘Cut’ in Chiang Mai

Two Pattaya teams joined the fray at the 17th Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes: Kim Fletcher’s “Shenanigans Malakas” and Rob Roberts’ “The Living Dolls”. In spite - or, perhaps, because of - a great innings by Kim who stayed at bat for the total match early in the week-long “cricket fest”, and a solid ‘knock’ for 31 (retired) by Rob, both teams were eliminated. But they will both be back next year.

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