Weekly prizes to be won at program with a taste of Africa
The “Sawasdee Africa” program, bringing the African
wild to Thailand, has opened at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo.
Suriya Sangpong, the zoo director, arranged a conference
on the “Chalong Chai Masai Hai Choke” project, which was attended by
many guests of honor and the media.
Masai tribesman teases children during the performance.
“The aim behind our zoo’s ‘Sawasdee Africa’
program is to attract a lot of tourists and visitors. The program shows the
customs, culture and activities of the Masai tribe from Kenya,” Suriya
said. It includes animals from the African continent, and is scheduled to
run until June 30.
The current promotion includes a “buy one ticket and
get one free lucky lot”. The draw takes place every week, and prizes
include a motorcycle, gold necklace, mobile phone, bicycle and T-shirts.
Many of the prizes are sponsored by Krung Siam Beverage
Co Ltd, the producer and distributor of the YJ health drink.
At the close of the conference, Khao Kheow Zoo executives took the guests
and reporters to view performances by the Masai and Kenya Boy, including
Hello Africa, a fighting show and traditional African dancing.
Siam Hotel group says
‘thank you’ with fun and food
Siam Hotel Group held its, “A Million Thanks
Party-Jiewjow Chao Siam” for staff and guests at Park View Hall, Siam Bay
Shore Resort Pattaya last Friday.
Nimihut, manager of the Siam Bayview Hotel, announces the finalists of the
fashion show contest.
The group includes Siam Bayshore Resort Pattaya and Siam
Bayview Pattaya. Saran Nimihut, manager of the Siam Bayview Hotel, made a
The party started with games with prizes, such as picture
questions, ring throwing and throwing darts at balloons. Participants then
had dinner together with the food including Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and
European cuisine. The atmosphere was full of joy and fun.
At 9 p.m., a recycled-clothes fashion show was held, in which the staff
modeled their own creations. Also, prizes were awarded to those who were
chosen by lucky draw. The lucky draw tickets were made from recycled
material. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Banglamung Home for the
Welsh businessman celebrates 60th birthday
Graham Hayward celebrated his 60th birthday with his
friends at Miriam’s Restaurant on Saturday, April 24. The party was a
pleasant and relaxed affair. The guests enjoyed dinner and a Northern Thai
“Fon Leb” show.
left) Christine Hayward, Judy Clausen and Graham Hayward celebrate
Graham’s birthday at Miriam’s Restaurant.
Hayward, from Wales, opened his business seven years ago in Thailand. His
business deals with many village projects. He is a former Blaina’s rugby
player in Wales and was once a judge in the British court.
Smile, you’re on hospital’s candid camera!
Having a surgical operation with doctors using camera
technology is a new choice for healing.
That was the message in a special lecture delivered at
Sriracha Phyathai Hospital on April 29, when a camera technology operation
center was opened on its 4th floor.
Khunpluem (center), Dr. Thanakom Manthananon, chairman of Sriracha Phyathai
Hospital (black suit) and guests of honor cut the ribbon to open the center.
Dr Thanakom Manthananon, chairman of the hospital said,
“Our hospital has continuously and devotedly developed quality in order to
serve people’s needs in this region. We have opened a cardiac clinic,
diabetes clinic, and have founded a health club, all of which have received
“We are always open to new technology. This operation
by camera technology can be used in many parts of the body’s system,
including obstetrical surgery, orthopedic surgery and gastro-intestinal
surgery. This kind of operation is different from the old type, as the
incision during the operation is quite small and it is quicker to heal. It
will be cheaper as you will not have to stay as long in hospital. It is
quite a good new choice for everyone.”
Itthipol Khunpluem, Chonburi MP and adviser to the
minister of tourism and sport, presided over the opening.
After the ceremony, many specialists in various medical fields at the
hospital answered health questions from people attending the lecture.
Subway opens in Pattaya
Subway, an international sandwich restaurant, is now open
at Carrefour in Pattaya. The internationally acclaimed sandwich-makers
officially opened their doors for business on May 1 (see this week’s
Dining Out on page 26).
Subway was founded in 1965, and has since gained fame for its
high-quality sandwiches and salads, fresh meat, cheese, vegetables, and many
kinds of baked bread.
Muslim Charity Fair raises money to build new mosque
Pattaya’s Muslim community recently held a fair at the
Darulbada mosque to raise funds to refurbish the place of worship.
The Muslim community in central Pattaya, headed by Imran
Pradubyart, held the “Wan Saitharn Su Suttha 47” fair on April 25.
Kharmtetthong (right), president of the Thai Muslim Media Association
receives a gift basket from Imron Pradupyart in appreciation for presiding
over the charity fair.
This Muslim community was formed in 1943, the first in
Pattaya. It originally emerged with a little mosque and later spread into
many small communities, including Nernplubwan and Ton Krabok. Each community
has its own mosque for religious rituals and Islamic teaching.
The Darulbada mosque, built in 1967, is the biggest, but
it has become run down. As a result, its board agreed to construct a new
two-story building in place of the old one for the many Muslims who
regularly visit Pattaya and worship there.
The fair raised 330,000 baht for the mosque’s
Ahmed Khamtedthong, president of the Thai Muslim Mass Communications
Authority, presided over the opening ceremony.