Clean-up day leaves the beaches spic and span
Bangkok Pattaya Hospital and Pattaya City council
organized a clean-up day for the beaches on October 8, with volunteers
collecting rubbish and tidying up along the seashore from North to South
Ngamphiches, advisor to the deputy interior minister (left) presided over
the launch with Pattaya Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn (right).
Santsak Ngamphiches, advisor to the deputy interior
minister, opened the event with Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn and Dr
Chakraphan Phongsathian, vice president of Bangkok Pattaya Hospital in
More than 100 hospital employees and 50 municipal workers took part in
the campaign. Most of the rubbish comprised plastic bags and plastic
bottles, leaves and twigs. The clean-up didn’t take long as Pattaya’s
beaches are becoming cleaner anyway due to the cooperation of deckchair
owners and tourists and the previous keep Pattaya clean campaigns.
… lets clean up our beaches.
Sattahip temple fair commemorates passing of revered abbot
Chief Pongpat Wongtrakul presided over the ceremony and gave a bouquet of
flowers to the monks.
A fair was held at Sattahip Temple from September 26 to
October 2 to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the passing of Priest
Organized by the present abbot, Priest Wibunthammaban, in
conjunction with District Chief Pongpat Wongtrakul, the fair included goods for
sale, games, a shadow puppet show, and other activities for all ages.
Sattahip Temple was established in 1899. Two Sattahip
residents, a Mr Kham and a Mrs Iang, applied for a royal warrant to build the
temple on a plot of vacant land between the mountain and the sea shore.
In World War II Sattahip was an important strategic defense point, and
Sattahip Temple was used as a refuge. Abbot Worathepmunee, Luang Por Ie, went
into the temple grounds and waved a yellow robe with the text of a sermon. The
enemy bombs missed the target and the naval base was saved. People considered it
a miracle and Worathepmunee has been revered ever since.
grills “khanom wao”.
Saimai” ancient dessert
have fun with the dart games.
Conserving the mangrove forest at Thoob Canal
Air Fighter and Coast Guard Headquarters held a seminar on
the preservation of the mangrove forests in the area of the naval base, with
officers, teachers and students from Sattahip schools taking part.
the visitors to the mangroves.
Apart from the lecture the attendees visited the locations
that are being preserved, especially the area around the Thoob Canal, where it
runs into the sea next to the headquarters compound.
Mangrove forests are rich in natural resources and wildlife,
and act as an effective barrier against coastal erosion. They differ from land
forests because of the soil types and the fact that the plant life and trees
thrive in salt water.
The Air Fighter and Coast Guard Headquarters is happy to act as an
information point. Anyone interested in visiting the mangrove forest is advised
to contact the Directorate of Civil Affairs at tel 038-431477 or 038-245736-65 #
0661035. Visiting hours are everyday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
“Ladies” from 25 different nations will
vie for Miss International Queen 2005 crown at Tiffany’s
Another starry-eyed transvestite extravaganza is to be staged
at Tiffany’s Theater on October 25-29, when “ladies” from 25 countries
around the world will compete for the crown of Miss International Queen 2005.
Thailand’s representative will be Nong Noina, Tipkantree
Rujiranont, the current holder of the Miss Tiffany’s Universe crown.
(L to R)
Sutham Phanthusak, managing director of Tiffany’s, and main sponsors Dr Seri
Wongmontha, chairman of the Miss International Queen organizing committee 2005
and Pinyo Tunwiseth, chairman of the Chonburi provincial administration
organization announce the event.
Announcing the beauty pageant were Pinyo Tunwiseth, chairman
of the Chonburi provincial administration organization, Mayor Niran
Wattanasartsathorn, Dr Seri Wongmontha, chairman of the Miss International Queen
organizing committee 2005, Sutham Phanthusak, managing director of Tiffany’s
and deputy managing director Alisa Phanthusak.
This is the second time that Thailand has hosted this
world-class event, in which transsexuals from all over the world will compete.
who have brought fame to Thailand in the past (from right) Chanya Moranont (Nong
Som) Miss International Queen 2000; Trichapa Phecharat (Nong Poy) Miss
International Queen 2004 and Nong Noina, Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2005.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Thai Red Cross
under the “Give back life to the parents for an AIDS free child” project.
This year’s pageant will include activities held in various
locations in Chonburi, Pattaya and tourist destinations in other provinces to
help promote Thai tourism worldwide.
Tiffany’s has long supported and promoted transvestites on
the international stage. Contestants who have brought fame to Thailand in the
past include Patreeya Siringamwongse (Nong Ai) who was crowned Miss Queen of the
Universe 1999, Chanya Moranont (Nong Som) crowned Miss International Queen 2000,
Thanyaporn Anyasirir (Nong Lee) crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2002 and Nong
Poy, Trichapa Phecharat, who was crowned Miss International Queen 2004 the first
time the show was held in Thailand.
“I am what
This year the beautiful Nong Noina of Rachapat Suan Dusit,
crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2005, will represent Thailand. She says that
she is more than a little worried competing against contestants from all over
the world and is concentrating on gaining experience from her elders who have
been successful. She is also honing her English language skills.
Activities for Miss International Queen 2005 will commence on
October 25. Other than the title Miss International Queen and the runners up
prizes, there will be prizes for best national dress, a Miss Photogenic, best
special ability, most friendly and more.
For further details and tickets contact Tiffany Show Company tel 03842
1700-5, 0 3842 9642, Woodland’s Resort Bangkok 0 2392 2159 or www.
missinternationalqueen.com, www.tiffany-show.co.th or email
Retirement ceremony held at naval base
Vice Admiral Weerapan Ngokngam, commander of Sattahip Naval
Base, presided over a ceremony to honor the retirement of 32 people at the base,
the personnel being divided equally between commissioned officers and permanent
Captain Suchon Raksasuk, retirement representative, thanked the commander and
on behalf of everyone said how much they would miss life on the base. The Vice
Admiral presented everyone with a shield as a memento of their service.
Weerapan Ngokngam, commander of Sattahip Naval Base.
commander presents shields to the retiring officers.
City prepares grand ceremony for entry into priesthood
Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn presided over a meeting at
city hall to prepare a grand entry into the priesthood ceremony on the occasion
of His Majesty the King’s birthday on December 5. Also attending were deputy
mayors Wattana Chantawaranon and Ronakit Ekasingh.
Wattanasartsathorn presides over a meeting to prepare for the ceremony for this
year’s grand entry into the priesthood.
This year the meeting resolved to fix the priesthood at seven
days for 81 people during the period December 2-9. The ceremony will commence on
December 3 with participants having their heads shaved in front of city hall
before dividing the candidates for the priesthood to be ordained in four
temples, namely Krathinglai, Sawangfapruttharam, Nongyai and Chaimongkol. The
new Buddhist priests shall sleep at Jitrapawan Wittayalai for the seven-day
Mayor Niran said that the project is not only to present
royal merit on the auspicious anniversary of December 5, but it also revives the
ordaining tradition. It is expected that lots of members of the public will come
to watch the ceremony as in previous years.
Anybody interested and wishing to have more information should contact the
education office of Pattaya at tel 0 38 371 123.
As time goes by: Bruno’s Restaurant celebrates 9th anniversary
Fredi Schaub, owner and chef of Bruno’s Restaurant in
Thappraya Road, wrote in his invitation: “As yet another year has passed,
great changes were seen in Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. The city and region
continues to expand and we at Bruno’s try to keep up with the fast times and
the ever increasing competition.”
(L to R)
Bruce Hoppe, VP Asia Operations Emerson Climate Technologies; Bill Estes, VP
Procurement Emerson Motor Company St. Louis; Ed Boon, President Emerson Hermetic
Motors Division (EHMD) St Louis; Frank Jackson, VP Operations Emerson Hermetic
Motors Division (EHMD) St. Louis; and Steve Stewart, VP & GM Asia Operations
& Refrigeration Emerson Climate Technologies, Asia Pacific Headquarters, HK
enjoy the festive evening.
At the 9th anniversary on October 9, Fredi and his staff
prepared a big celebration dinner “done to the nines”.
Fredi thanked all his regular guests for their loyalty
through the years and said that without their support Bruno’s wouldn’t be
where it is today. He thanked also his staff for their support, which was
Fredi’s friends and regular guests came along in great
numbers and congratulated him with flowers and gifts.
Pattaya Mail congratulates Bruno’s as well and wishes the restaurant
and Fredi many more happy returns.
(middle) amongst good friends from Switzerland.
Jomtien Boathouse hosts Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya fellowship evening
What better way is there to spend a pleasant evening than
with good friends and excellent food? Well, that is exactly what the Rotary Club
of Jomtien-Pattaya did when they gathered for a fellowship meeting at the
Jomtien Boathouse on Wednesday, Oct 12. Fifty-six people attended this
Fellowship, welcoming everybody from their club, their spouses, other Rotary
Clubs and guests. There was a Western and Thai buffet, and the resident
“Elvis” kept everyone entertained.
Chris Gibbins presented a plaque from the club to Ib and Kannikar Ottesen to
celebrate the Boathouse’s 5th birthday, and to recognize all they contribute
to Rotary and other charities in Pattaya.
President Chris Gibbins presented a plaque from the club to
Ib and Kannikar Ottesen to celebrate the Boathouse’s 5th birthday, and to
recognize all they contribute to Rotary and other charities in Pattaya.
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya is part of Rotary
International, which has 1.4 million members throughout the world in 33,000
The fun of the evening hid the serious work that goes on in
the background to help those less privileged. An example is the system called
“Matching Grants”. This allows clubs in other countries with more money to
match “baht for baht” our projects, such as the Farm Project, which now
provides vegetables for all the Father Ray Foundation groups. This project cost
1.4 million baht, which we alone could not have afforded. One previous project
was the Smile Campaign, which gave reconstructive surgery to children with cleft
palettes and those with burns. This way funds were available to over 350
operations, which improve those people’s lives forever.
Where do we get money locally? Each year the world famous PC
Classic Yacht Regatta raises millions of baht for charitable purposes, which the
RC Jomtien-Pattaya administers for worthy projects, both locally and up-county,
such as Road Safety, Street Kids Home, scholarships and many more projects.
Another major Fund Raiser is the Annual Cross Bay Swim, which
this year will be held on November 13. Last year enough money was raised at this
event to feed the Bahn Jing Jai Orphanage for a year, and donate things like
washing power and personal care items.
The Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the
Rotary Room, Royal Cliff Grand in the Royal Cliff Beach Resort. For more
information about what the club does, go to www.rotary-jomtien-pattaya.org
Kamala Sukosol: My Journey
A Concert to benefit the Thai Red Cross Society’s Breast Cancer Center
Kamala Sukosol returns to the stage in her upcoming annual
charity concert, “Kamala Sukosol: My Journey,” to be held at the Kamolthip
Ballroom in Siam City Hotel November 24-26. Proceeds will again benefit the Thai
Red Cross Society’s Breast Cancer Center and this year, the funds raised will
go toward the purchasing of much needed medical equipment.
Sukosol and her family will be performing in November.
Kamala will charm audiences with her personality and
captivate them with her powerhouse voice as she takes them on a musical journey
visiting several countries around the world. She will be backed by the 20-strong
Prachin Songpow Big Band Jazz Orchestra led by conductor Piti Kayoonpan. Joining
her will be members of her family: Krissada “Noi” of the rock band PRU,
Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi, Daranee Sukosol Briones and granddaughter Natalia. The
talented dancers from Aree School of Dance Arts will add grace and glamour to
The exciting program feature’s famous jazz selections, some
Broadway numbers, Latin favourites, current pop hits and a section devoted to
the late Prachin Songpow, Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra. Some of the most
popular tunes include the hit single Live & Learn.
Tickets to the concert are 2,500 / 2,000 / 1,500 / 1,000 baht
for adults and 350 baht for students with I.D.
A gala dinner will be held on Friday November 25, and tickets
for the gala are 40,000 and 35,000 baht per table
Tickets can be purchased at the Siam City Hotel 0 2247 0123
ext. 1928, Asia Books (Sukhumvit Brunch) 0 2651 0428-9 and Asia Books (Peninsula
Branch) 0 2253 9786-8. For more information call 0 2247 0123 ext. 1928 Khun
The concert is being organized by the Thai Red Cross Society and Siam City
Hotel, and is being sponsored by the Government Lottery Office, Settrade.com,
Siam Commercial Bank, Boonrawd Trading, Thanachart Group, Thai Pure Drinks Ltd.,
Nokia (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Thai Military Bank, UBC, The Nation, Krungthep
Turakij, Kom Chad Luek, Virgin Smooth FM 105, Praew Magazine and Giffarine
Khao Kheow Open Zoo organizes concert and
a name-the-tiger contest
Khao Kheow Open Zoo is to hold a concert on October 23
dedicated to the memory of King Chulalongkorn. Those attending will also be able
to view the animals on a night safari.
The zoo’s top attractions are Siberian tigers. They are the
biggest tigers in the world and have been imported from Canada. There are two
fully-grown animals, a three-year-old male called Dimitry and a four-year-old
female called Kiera. Now the zoo has three new tiger cubs and invites the
audience to take part in a competition to name the babies.
The Siberian tiger lives in cold areas, is around 13 feet
long (measured from the end of the nose to the tip of the tail), weighs around
360 kg and is meat eating.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo has a special entertainment program
planned by Ponglang Sa-on, a popular musician, and Janet Kheow, a highly
Bangkok Pattaya Hospital organizes a heart-to-heart to help avoid one of biggest killers
Bangkok Pattaya Hospital held an Open Heart Open House day on
October 1, World Heart Day, to help the public understand ways in which they can
take more care of themselves and avoid heart disease, one of the country’s
visit the Open Heart Open House day at Bangkok Pattaya Hospital.
Deputy Director Dr Narin Chongcharoen was the project
presenter, introducing patients who had undergone heart operations, and
displaying advanced technology acquired by the hospital for diagnosis and
The technique of balloon angioplasty was demonstrated, and there was a heart
exhibition in the hospital lobby. Thais and foreign visitors were invited for a
check-up with EST and ECHO equipment, while everyone was also invited to take
part in the new generation of heart-check technology that involves creating a
sliced cardiac scan.
The auditor who says it with flowers
Between the blooms and the balance books
Some people may think that Kanitsorn Wongkaew has a dry and
dusty job. An auditor at the Pattaya Auditing and Revenue Department, his job is
to provide information regarding accounting and taxation, duty fees, business
law, balance sheets, and the correct accounting principles. So to ordinary
mortals Kanitsorn’s work could appear a little less than exciting.
In front of
Perhaps because of this, and to escape the undoubted high
pressures involved in auditing and reporting to the government, Kanitsorn
relaxes in a way distinctly at odds with his professional life. He makes
displays of artificial flowers.
Kanitsorn says that even auditors can appreciate beautiful
things, and that he has a love of nature and wild flowers that he has turned
into practical use. He began some years ago to make enough flowers to fill a
small vase and encouraged by the success of that, he became more ambitious and
began to make flowers for large vases for the home and garden. He began by
giving them away to friends, and then found himself in demand.
Now Kanitsorn can make to order, preparing flowers for the
vase or the flowerpot as the customer wishes. Just let him know about the color
tone, the occasion, or the place the flowers will be used, and he will arrange
Kanitsorn said customers prefer to buy artificial flowers
because the fresh ones will keep for only a few days. Before delivery he will
coat the flowers with a spray to protect them against dust, and allow them to be
There is at present a 10 percent deduction if you tell Kanitsorn that you
heard about him from Pattaya Mail. Call 01-8221593 any day.