A rockin’ good way
Residents of the Banglamung Home for the Elderly were
guests of the Hard Rock Hotel on Mothers Day, where they celebrated the
birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
enjoys the dancing at Hard Rock Hotel on Mothers Day.
Executive assistant manager Urs Mosimann hosted the event
for the 25 senior citizens, with all those attending holding candles so they
could send their thoughts to Her Majesty at the same time as the entire
This special day also allowed some Hard Rock employees to bring their
mothers to join in the festivities, and everyone enjoyed the games and the
singing, and the meal they had together.
Horseshoe Point welcomes Channel [V]’s VJ Search Take 4
The Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club was full of fun, laughter and
excitement when the crew of Channel [V] Thailand’s VJ Search Take 4 visited.
It was the yearly talk-of-the-town campaign that brought together young talented
teens to compete with one another to become a Video Jockey (VJ).
The last 10
hopefuls in Channel [V] Thailand’s VJ Search Take 4 enjoyed a fun-filled
weekend at Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club.
This year, Honda Jazz Cool was the campaign’s main sponsor.
This came as no surprise if you saw the mini caravan around Pattaya City 2 weeks
The Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club was selected as the destination
for the last 10 candidates’ final camp. Along with a small horse riding class,
the candidates also enjoyed the Horseshoe Point’s Activity Park, which has
paint ball, jungle trekking, boat building, pool, etc. It was indeed a fantastic
and memorable trip for visitors and hosts.
Hotels and hospital work together to benefit foreign patients
Closer working relationships between Bangkok Pattaya Hospital
and the hotels in Pattaya were encouraged during an open house session conducted
at the hospital by its director, Dr Somchai Pattana-Anek.
Somchai Pattana-Anek, director of Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, conducts the open
house with hotel representatives.
Addressing a gathering of hotel representatives, Dr Somchai
said that Bangkok Pattaya Hospital caters mainly to foreigners. The hospital
employs interpreters for effective communication between patients and the
medical team, and they use an advanced computer system for monitoring all
aspects of treatment.
New operating methods mean that treatment takes far less time
nowadays than previously, said Dr Somchai. Often microsurgery can be carried out
via a remote camera inserted into the patient’s body. In three months’ time
the hospital will have a sophisticated computer X-ray system that will further
reduce the time taken for certain types of treatment.
By learning more about the advanced working procedures of the
Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, the hotels would be able to give relevant
recommendations to foreign guests needing treatment. The hospital has an
ambulance service to collect patients from all places, including hotels.
In turn, patients requiring convalescence after their medical treatment can
be given information on hotel accommodation by the hospital support services,
said Dr Somchai, making for a closer working relationship between both sectors
that is beneficial to all, including the patients.
at the College
present flowers and pay respect to their mothers.
On Thursday August 11, the College at Asian University
celebrated Mothers’ Day. The ceremony was presided over by Panit Nilubol, the
university vice president for administration.
After paying respect to H.M. the Queen, some of the students then presented
flowers to their mothers. Traditional songs were sung and poetry was read.
PILC Holiday Bazaar Build-Up
With another year rushing by, the Pattaya International Ladies
Club is in full swing planning their next Annual Holiday Bazaar, a very popular
event to be held again this year at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort.
The date for the function is Saturday October 8, and over 50
vendors from all over Thailand have already signed up for the available stalls.
Crafts, jewellery, textiles and clothes are just some of the items for sale, and
the event is a must for early Christmas shopping ideas for family and friends
both here and abroad.
The event is held early in the winter season so that gifts
can be sent overseas if necessary, and it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase
some of the vast array of goods available here in Thailand. Only a few stalls
are still available for rent and enquiries should be directed to Helle Rantsen
01-6368165 or PILC262@yahoo.com
One of the highlights of the bazaar, and a great fund-raiser
for the group’s charities, is the raffle. The major companies and retailers
around Pattaya have again come up trumps this year with wonderful prizes for the
lucky winners, and it is hoped that even more tickets will be sold to help boost
The Holiday Raffle tickets are on sale for THB 50 each, or a
complete book of 12 tickets costs THB 500. Please contact President Sharon
Tibbitts (038-306-135 or 06-0956928) for your purchase of raffle tickets.
IT girl Nong Ning
is Miss Tukcom Pattaya 2005
To the cheers of a large audience of supporters and the music
of Pop Angel, Onrawadee Oub-Aucherdchoosakul, better known as Nong Ning, emerged
as number one amongst the 10 finalists in the Miss Tukcom Pattaya IT 2005
contest, held at Tukcom Pattaya.
Ning”, Miss Onrawadee Oub-Aucherdchoosakul (right), Miss Tukcom Pattaya IT
The competition was part of the store’s first birthday
celebrations. Managed by Prakan Nokhong, general manager of Tukcom Co. Ltd., and
Pattamaporn Nokhong, deputy general manager of Tukcom Pattaya Co. Ltd., this
outlet is the fourth in Thailand.
Earlier heats had seen the whittling down of competitors in
the Pattaya IT 2005 contest to the 10 finalists. Entrants, who all had IT
knowledge in addition to charm and beauty, were competing for a 20,000 baht top
prize with 10,000, 5,000 and 3,000 baht going to the runners-up.
Nong Ning was the crowd favorite and in addition to the first prize and a
crown and sash she was presented with a Samsung E720 mobile phone. Director of
Tukcom Pattaya Thipawan Keawmaneechot presented the prizes.
Anja Westphal exposition at the Art Cafe
Dr. Iain Corness
After an exceptional two week season at the Art Cafe in
Naklua, the majority of young artist Anja Westphal’s paintings have gone to
new homes, as art collectors snapped up her first exhibition.
(L to R) Joe
Stetten, Anja Westphal and Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, director of the Tourism
Authority of Thailand Region 3 office at the Art Cafe on opening night.
At the opening night, Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, the
director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Region 3 office, said that he was
very excited by the artistic works that were being produced in Pattaya, and the
TAT was behind events such as this, and would assist in the promotion of Pattaya
To encourage the young artist, two of Pattaya’s more senior
artists, Alan Kirkland-Roath and Bernd Lippert were on hand to lend moral
support. However, the most support was coming from Hans Westphal, as proud a
father as you could ever imagine!
Anja admitted that she lives for her art, and it really is an
expression of her soul. “I’m into abstract art,” she said. “What
inspired me to paint are all the wonderful colours we have in nature.” With
many of the paintings under B. 5,000, and bound to appreciate in value as her
works become better known, it was a veritable bargain hunter’s paradise at the
Art Cafe, and more than 50 percent of the canvases had “sold” on them before
opening night was over.
With the final day of the exhibition being this Sunday September 4, it might
still be worth a visit to Soi 16 Naklua to the Art Cafe and snap up anything
that is left.