Vol. XII No. 47
Friday November 19 - November 25, 2004

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30 southern Thai fishing boats cause panic in Sattahip Bay

Fearing terrorist attack, authorities descend on fishermen

A sure sign of the sad state of current affairs, 30 fishing vessels from the south that had migrated to better fishing grounds caused panic in Sattahip. Fearing it was some sort of terrorist plot, nearly everyone in the district with a title or a badge converged on the fleet. Turns out the fishermen were just trying to make a living from the sea.

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Local administration pushing for 2 a.m. closing times

MOI petitioned, Pattaya’s case under review

Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn revealed that the issue of closing times for Pattaya’s nightlife venues is under review. He showed a document from the governor’s office stating that a formal petition has been delivered to the Interior Ministry to reconsider its social order campaign in which venues must close at 1 a.m. around the nation.

The push for at least 2 a.m. closing in Pattaya is in progress, with the petition citing loss of business: the business owners have also sent a formal request to the Interior Minister to review the changes following a meeting with provincial officials on October 26.

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Government to crack down on fireworks



Russian couple ties knot at Nong Nooch Garden in traditional Thai ceremony

Russian businessman Pavcl Zvydgintsev and his fianc้e Anna Chaplina were recently married in a traditional Thai ceremony at Nong Nooch Garden. The wedding was a splendid display of ancient ritual in lush tropical surroundings, and a day the couple would never forget.

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Music fans flock to Y4Y Music Festival at Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club

Riding on the waves of the inaugural Youth 4 Youth Music Festival in 2003, this year’s Y4Y music festival saw greater participation and attendance at the Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club. This year’s event, organized by the Srifuengfung Foundation attracted an international audience to match the talent line-up.

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Dietrich Sarx a.k.a. Khun Somsak, a resident of Pattaya for many years and a man about town, celebrated his birthday at the Moon River Pub last week. Amongst his many friends at the party were some prominent members of the community. A thrilled Somsak was touched by the affection given to him by his many acquaintances. Photo shows Janine Tillmanns, Guest Relations manager of the Thai Garden Resort who seemed just as thrilled with the whole affair, presenting Somsak with his birthday cake. Dieter Pr้court (back ground) says a few words to the birthday boy.

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Chaiyaporn Strikes Gold at Eastern Star

6th Diana Gold Charity Golf Tournament

Chaiyaporn Kumpakadee carded a gross 71 and net 62 from his 9 handicap at Eastern Star to take the low gross trophy and win the win the 2004, 6th Diana Gold Charity Golf Tournament. A capacity field of 164 golfers teed off from 7.30 a.m on the 10th tee on Friday November 12 in the quest for the 18 One Baht Gold technical prizes set out on the course, and the stroke-play challenge to win Divisional honors. It was a fine, humid and hot day on this fine Robert Trent Jones Jnr. championship course, well presented and in conditions ideal for good scoring.

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