Traditional ceremonies mark National Elderly Day
Niran Wattanasartsathorn, his chief advisor Itthipol Khunplome and Deputy
Mayor Verawat Khakhay dance a Thai Folk Dance with the elderly.
National Elderly Day was observed at the Public Health
Service Center by the sprinkling of scented water on senior citizens in a
traditional ceremony led by Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn.
Also attending were Itthipol Khunplome, chief advisor to
the mayor, Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay, and Apichart Puetpan, permanent
secretary of Pattaya City.
More than 200 elderly people from the Ban Banglamung
Social Welfare Development Center and other facilities for the elderly in
Pattaya gathered for the event.
Thai folk dancing was a feature of the day, and Mayor
Niran joined in a demonstration of tom-tom playing.
Mayor Niran said that as Thailand continues to develop
economically, socially and environmentally, so too would the number of
elderly people in the country increase. Given the right amount of support
and care, and with good medical services, lives can continue to be happy and
productive into old age.
The celebrations at the Public Health Service Center were held on April
10, although National Elderly Day itself, which was created in the time of
Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, occurs on April 13 each year.
Tour bus accident headed for Rayong crashes in Prachinburi
Seven killed, 30 injured
At 2 a.m. April 10, a double-decker tour bus belonging to
the 407 Air Pattana Company, traveling from Nong Khai to Rayong province
plummeted into a ravine below a section of the Kabinburi-Korat Road in
Prachinburi province, resulting in 7 fatalities and more than 30 injuries.
Local officials and rescue personnel have recovered victimsí
bodies, while injured passengers have been sent to Wang Nam Keaw Hospital in
Nakhon Ratchasima province.
Questioning of the bus driver revealed that the vehicle had
just picked up 57 passengers from Nong Khai province and was headed to Rayong
province when the crash occurred. The bus driver alleged that he lost control
of the vehicle when he swerved to avoid a trailer truck, causing the bus to
overturn into a nearby ravine.
Confirmed fatalities include 1 Thai male, 1 foreign male, 1
monk, and 4 Thai females. (TNA)
500 baht fine mooted for dog owners whose pets foul the streets
City hall intends to impose fines on the owners of dogs
that foul the footpaths and cause other nuisances to the public.
your dog fouls the footpath and you donít clean it up, you soon may be
fined 500 baht.
Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay called a meeting on April 4
to discuss the procedures with officers from the Pattaya Public Health
A veterinarian with the Public Health Office, Surapong
Wongsontrapron, said that a number of residents had presented a petition
demanding that dog owners have more control over their pets. A specific
complaint regarded dogs defecating in public places.
Thailandís Clean Country Act BE 2535 (1992) Section 14
Clause 1 (1992), forbids anyone to bring animals or to allow animals to
wander on roads or in areas that local officers have declared as animal free
zones. Clause 2 forbids anyone to allow animals to defecate on the road
without cleaning it up. The law imposes a maximum fine of 500 baht.
Pattaya Public Health Office suggests this law be
enforced in Pattaya. Surapong said that the law could be adapted so that dog
owners could walk their pets outside on a leash, and that if the dog
defecates the owner must clear it up.
Verawat said that most of the officials who would be involved in
implementing and enforcing such regulations would probably agree to this,
but discussions need to be held with them first. If that were agreed, then
the next stage would be to ensure that residents and visitors were aware of
the new measures.
Hotel operators learn how to use Immigration Bureauís on-line system
Pattaya Immigration Bureau on April 4 conducted a
training session at Pattaya City Hall for more than 200 hotel and
residential accommodation operators to show them how to register foreign
visitors via the internet.
Lt Col Wasan Kittikulwanich
Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn opened the session, held
in conjunction with Pattaya City Hall and the Pattaya Business and Tourism
Pol Lt Col Wasan Kittikulwanich, an inspector with the
Internal Security Operations Command at Pattaya Immigration Bureau, said
that the Immigration Act BE 2522 (1979) Sections 38 and 77 states that
owners of houses and operators of hotels and guesthouses must report the
presence of an alien to the authorities within 24 hours. Failure to do so
could result in a fine ranging between 2,000 and 10,000 baht.
Pattaya Immigration Bureau has devised a notification
system that uses the internet, and although this has been in service since
September 2005, there are many hotel or residency operators that are not
using the system, either from lack of understanding or because they are new
to the business.
The training session was therefore designed to provide
the working knowledge necessary to use the system, which is designed to cut
down on time and paperwork.
Pol Lt Col Wasan Kittikulwanich said that providing information is very
important for the detection of criminal activity, and with the great volume
of visitors to Pattaya an advanced system of registering visitors was
necessary. The fee for an operator using the Immigration Bureauís internet
system is 2,400 baht per year.
16M baht budget set for promoting Pattaya
Marketing consultants focusing on Russia, Japan and Korea
are to be hired, following the granting by city hall of a 16 million baht
budget to promote Pattaya at home and overseas.
of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Region 3 Chaiwat Charoensuk announces
tourism plans for 2007.
Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay held a meeting on April 5 to
discuss the next round of marketing and public relations activities, with
representatives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand amongst the business
and tourism organizations attending.
Chaiwat Charoensuk, director of the TAT Region 3 Office
said that after receiving the budget the TAT had made preliminary domestic
and international marketing plans and the budget had been divided into two
For domestic marketing and public relations, 400,000 baht
has been set aside for Pattaya-based activities and 6.2 million baht for
advertising and public relations. Regulations and the scope of work
governing companies who will undertake the activities have already been
For international marketing and public relations activities the budget
has been set at 9.4 million baht, advertising in high-end publications and
working through TAT offices abroad in Russia, Japan and Korea. The board
will make further announcements inviting companies interested in carrying
out the projects.
City official investigated
as court stops condo project
A court order has placed a stop on the construction of
the View Talay 7 condominium project and a Pattaya City official is being
investigated following a complaint registered by the residents of Jomtien
The complaint was filed by 10 homeowners in Jomtien
Complex, located on Thappraya Road, on November 29 last year. Addressed to
the Administrative Court of Rayong, the complaint cited a Pattaya City
officer and View Talay Jomtien Condominium (1999) Co Ltd, and alleged
inappropriate behavior on behalf of officers. The court directed View Talay
Jomtien Condominium (1999) Co to provisionally halt construction until a
further decision is reached. The order was issued on April 9.
The 10 plaintiffs say the Pattaya City officer issued
construction license No 162/2550 dated November 28, 2006 to View Talay
Jomtien Condominium (1999) Co to build a tall structure consisting of 912
units on 27 floors. The building would be approximately 81 meters high, and
its location contravenes coastal building regulations under the Building and
Construction Act BE 2479 (Clause 3). This ministerial regulation has been
valid since November 23, 1978.
Residents say that the new structure would block their
views if the building were to go ahead. They add that the foundation work
that has begun on the new project has caused a crack in their own building.
New designs submitted for Pattaya Sukhumvit gateways
(L to R)
Permanent secretary of Pattaya Sittiprap Muangkoom, Mayor Niran
Wattanasartsathorn and Nawat Thongswang, director of Februar Image Co Ltd
discuss the new Pattaya southern gateway (shown on computer screen).
Fresh designs have been presented for the two Pattaya
gateways that will be erected on Sukhumvit Road at the northern and southern
approaches to the city, following the rejection of the original designs late
last year because they were considered to lack an essential Thai-ness.
A meeting was held on April 4 at Pattaya City Hall to
consider the new submissions, with Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn in the
chair and permanent secretary of Pattaya Sittiprap Muangkoom attending along
with various department heads.
Nawat Thongswang, director of Februar Image Co Ltd
presented the designs for the new gateways, the northern one to be installed
near the Kratinglai Intersection, and the southern one near the city limits
sign at Sattahip.
Nawat said the new designs place emphasis on Thai
tradition. The northern gateway will feature naga kings and a fountain, but
the infinity symbol would still be used to signify the "Town of
Infinity" concept. The symbol would be 25 meters high and made of a
synthetic material held in place by tubing and cables to give the impression
it was floating. The southern gateway design takes its theme from the ocean
and sailboats, using the concept of a sailboat race.
Mayor Niran said the new designs are far more appropriate following the
rejection by Pattaya City Council of the previous designs, and that a
further decision now has to be taken.
Student intends to prosecute Irishman who drunkenly fondled her
An Irishman who drunkenly fondled a university student
was detained in custody when the 21-year-old girl said she intended pressing
charges against him for assault.
take James Anthony Healy into custody after he mistook a university student
to be a service girl.
Police were called out just after midnight on April 9
when it was reported that a foreign tourist had obscenely groped a Thai
woman at Soi Pattayaland, on Second Road.
At the scene there were many Thai and foreign witnesses
to the incident. The victim, given the alias Miss Nid, was a third year
student at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. She was in tears,
and identified the perpetrator as James Anthony Healy, a 30-year-old Irish
national, who was standing nearby, shirtless and in a state of drunkenness.
Nid said that she had come to stay with her aunt in
Pattaya during the school vacation, and had a holiday job selling leather at
a shop near the scene. She was waiting for a baht bus with a friend to go
back home. Healy and a friend were walking towards them with beer bottles in
their hands, and appeared to be drunk. As he was passing, Healy hugged her
and fondled her genitals and buttocks. She screamed for help. Healy
responded by shouting that she was no different from a bargirl and that he
could get sexual favors at any time.
Healy admitted to the police that he had groped Nid,
saying that he was drunk. He had been drinking, and when he saw Nid he
thought she was a bargirl and that it would be normal to hug her and fondle
her and ask her for sex.
Nid has insisted on taking legal action, and the police have detained
Mystery bullet strikes service girl as she puts on makeup
Jinda Jankern (left) points to
the spot where a stray bullet pierced the tin roof above her and lodged in
A service girl putting on her makeup outside her bar to
get ready for work had a lucky escape in the late afternoon of April 8 when
a bullet fired by an unknown person came down through the tin roof and
struck her on the head.
The incident happened at the Foxy Beer Bar on Pattaya
Beach Road Soi 6. Officers from Pattaya Police Station were called to the
scene, a four-story commercial building in which the ground floor is used as
the bar and the upper floors contain accommodation for the staff.
They found that the zinc awning in front of the bar had a
bullet hole, and there was a patch of blood outside on the floor. The
injured woman had been taken to Pattaya Inter Hospital before the police
arrived. She was identified as Miss Jinda Jankern, age 36, of Phetchaburi
The size of the bullet was 11 millimeters, and it had
lodged in the top of her head. She had a bulge on the right side of her
head, and doctors operated to remove the bullet. Jinda was lucky, because
the bullet had not penetrated her skull and only embedded itself in her
scalp. Doctors later allowed her to go home.
Jinda told police she had been putting on makeup in front
of the bar ready for welcoming the customers. She heard the sound of
something powerfully hitting the metal of the awning above her, and felt a
pain on her head. She grabbed her head and felt something buried in her
hair. She started to bleed, and asked her co-workers to take her to the
Officers examined the area but they found no trace of criminal activity.
They have assumed that the bullet came from another area a distance away.
Danish man dies
as taxi flips over
A Danish man was killed when the taxi in which he was
traveling burst a tire and flipped over soon after setting out for Bangkok.
Officers from the Highway Police Khao Kheow Checkpoint
and Sawang Boriboon Foundation rescue workers rushed to the scene of the
accident, which happened on the Bangkok-Pattaya Bypass at 4 p.m. on April 9.
In a ditch beside the road they found a green-and-yellow
Toyota taxi with a Bangkok license plate. The carís roof was caved in, and
the body of the vehicle was badly damaged. Nearby lay two people, a Thai and
a foreigner, both unconscious. They were immediately transferred to Bangkok
The driver was identified as Tawee Kohkaew, age 45, of
Kalasin, who had a serious head injury. The foreign passenger was identified
as Klavs Dybdal, a Danish citizen. He later succumbed to severe head
Tawee stated that Dybdal had hired him to drive from
South Pattaya to Bangkok. At a point on the bypass, 1 km from Ban Nawang, a
tire burst. Tawee lost control of the car, which rolled over several times.
Redemptorist School holds training session for parents of autistic children
The Redemptorist Vocational School held a special
training session for the parents of autistic children on April 5, with
Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn presiding.
Held at the Redemptorist job center for disabled people,
the session was arranged for families throughout Chonburi Province.
Twenty-five people attended, and Hathaiporn Klangkamhaengdech, a specialist
in the development of disabled people, presented a tutorial.
Autistic people suffer from learning disorders, often
specifically in certain areas such as reading, writing, and calculating.
Most autistic children also have a very short attention span, which means
they are unable to concentrate for long periods and lack the inclination to
Redemptorist Vocational School is aware of the special
needs these children have and how they have to be helped in order to grow up
to enjoy a good quality of life. The training course was held so that the
parents would have a greater understanding of what can be done, and to bring
them closer to understanding the condition from which their children suffer.
Another intention was to bring the families of the
autistic together so that they can form a self-help network throughout the
Redemptorist Vocational School used a budget of 26,200
baht for this training session.
Chang Kornjanarat, social development and welfare officer
at the school, said that statistics reveal the number of disabled people in
the province is increasing. Many of them have become disabled through
accidents, but with the population of the province increasing, the number of
children born with disabilities will inevitably increase.
Autism is not always an obvious disability in terms of
visible appearance, but it does mean that an autistic child is not usually
able to develop within society in the same way in which an able-bodied
Autism can generally be detected within the first three
years of a childís life. It is caused by an abnormality in the nervous
system. Out of every 10,000 children born, four to five of them will be
autistic. Boys are four times more likely than girls to be afflicted. Social
background is no indicator, the affliction occurring across all societies
City Scope :This great city of ours
Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn speaks exclusively to Pattaya Mail
In an exclusive interview, Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn
recently told Pattaya Mail:
"Pattaya City is an international tourist destination
whose reputation and renown are growing each year. More and more investors
are coming to Pattaya, more and more income is being generated, more and more
people are living and working here, and calling Pattaya City their home.
Pattaya City Call Center 1337 Room is one of the proud achievements for
Pattaya City inhabitants.
"The position of mayor is far more than a symbolic
one, as the mayorís role is to head an increasingly complex city
administration and ensure that all departments and personnel are working at
their full potential to satisfy the needs of a large population and a very
large number of visitors.
"Pattaya City Hall is a symbol of the city, and it is
also a functional building designed to receive guests of every possible
sector of society, both from Thailand and overseas. Consequently its offices
and meeting rooms are attractive and comfortable, with every facility to make
visitors feel relaxed and welcome. For Pattaya residents who live in the
further communities and who need to conduct any kind of official business
with the city administration, there is a range of mobile services.
"Public finances keep the machinery of administration
running, and consequently fund the entire support structure of Pattaya. It is
therefore important that this area of the administration works at maximum
efficiency, and every officer realizes that every baht and every satang
raised through taxation has a value. The public finance office therefore
provides a fast and efficient service, with the use of the most modern
"Speaking of modern technology, Pattaya is one of the
most advanced cities in Thailand in terms of its use of technology. Many VIP
visitors to city hall are given a tour of the Central Control Room, where
officers are seen monitoring the screens that display information on the
workings of traffic lights, street lights, the water distribution system, and
the CCTV cameras that are increasingly being installed and which form a vital
aspect of the cityís security.
"Pattaya City Hall is very much aware that health and
safety are of paramount importance to every individual within Pattaya, and
the public health department is another part of the administration that is
given priority at all times and that is continually under development.
Inspectors check everything, from the possibility of communicable diseases
through to the cleanliness of food, with mobile teams continually working in
the city and in the communities.
"In a city that is growing and developing so quickly,
the public works and engineering division is another area that has a large
number of expert and dedicated personnel, ready to provide new public works
and to monitor, repair and update the existing infrastructure. Part of their
work too is devoted to ensuring Pattaya evolves as a beautiful city, and
landscaping and renovation are important duties.
"A matter of great pride is the recently installed Pattaya City Call
Center 1337. This provides 24-hour information for residents and tourists, in
both Thai and English. If you have any queries about this great international
city of ours, just call 1337."
Drunk-driving probationers march to promote safety campaign
Flyers are distributed to keep
people informed of the dangers of drinking and driving.
One hundred and sixty people who have in the past been
convicted of drinking and driving and who are now prepared to use their own
experiences as a way of promoting the Drink Donít Drive campaign took part
in a march to publicize the cause on April 10.
Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh presides over the opening ceremony.
The promotional campaign was organized by the Chonburi
Province Department of Probation in cooperation with Pattaya City Hall and
Pattaya Police Station, and was timed to coincide with the road safety
campaign held in the run-up to Songkran.
The message of the volunteers was that drinking and
driving would result in the offender being arrested and placed on probation.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh performed the opening ceremony at Chaimongkol
Temple in South Pattaya.
Alongkorn Kanchanacheewa, director of the Chonburi
Probation Department said that the march was arranged with the provinceís
Behavior Control Bureau as part of the probationary training that those
arrested for drunk driving are currently undergoing.
Campaigners walked from Chaimongkol Temple to Second Road,
then turned into Pattaya Beach Road, proceeded to Walking Street, and ended
their march at Chaimongkol Temple. Victims of drunk drivers also
On the same day, Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn presented five alcohol
testers to the local police. Two of the kits went to Banglamung Police
Station and three to Pattaya Police Station. Pol Maj Gen Somdet Kaokam,
deputy commander-in-chief of the Provincial Police in Region 2 was the
representative who received them.
of drunk drivers participate in the parade to fight against drinking and
Niran Wattanasartsathorn (center, right) presents alcohol breathalyzers to
Pol. Maj. Gen. Somdet Kaokam (center, left), deputy commander in chief of the
Provincial Police in Region 2.
drink and drive", otherwise youíll be penalized like us.
TGI celebrates its 10th anniversary
The Thai-German Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary
on April 4 with a special seminar at its Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate
premises and a presentation to 16 officers who have worked at the TGI for 10
left) Associate Professor Narong Warongkriengkrai, director of the TGI, Dr
Damri Sukhotanang, deputy under secretary of the Ministry of Industry, and
Mr. York Bendix York Bendix, counselor at the Embassy of the Federal
Republic of Germany in Thailand each pound gavels to begin Thai-German
Instituteís 10th anniversary celebration.
Dr Damri Sukhotanang, deputy under secretary of the
Ministry of Industry opened the ceremony, joined by Associate Professor
Narong Warongkriengkrai, director of the TGI, and York Bendix, counselor at
the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Thailand.
The Thai-German Institute was founded with the purpose of
producing highly skilled technicians specializing in various advanced
Assoc Prof Narong said that over the past decade, the TGI
had given full support to the growth and development of Thai industry as a
global competitor. This, he said, is something that can never cease because
industrial quality and competitiveness is part of the nationís overall
Achievements of the institute in the past have included
new machinery for banknote shredding for the Bank of Thailand, the
development of software to help the shoe and leather design industry, the
development of model mechanics, and a project to develop the mold and dye
The seminar examined the ways in which advanced instrumentation can be
used as an innovator, consequently increasing competitiveness and
production, and urging industry to continually move forwards and evolve.
Lucky escape for truck driver who dozed off at the wheel
An 18-wheel truck hauling a load of caustic soda turned
over on the Rayong-to-Bangkok highway in the early hours of April 9, when
its driver dozed off at the wheel.
driver escaped injury when the truck he was driving overturned on the
Rayong-to-Bangkok highway in the early hours of April 9.
Khao Kheow Highway Police received a radio center report
from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation, and officers rushed to the scene, which
was near Ban Nernnam.
The Niramith Transportation Company truck had been
carrying sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as caustic soda, and had rolled
over into the deep ditch at the side of the road. The driver was trapped in
his cab, and calling for help. He was identified as Daecharit Jaroenmee, age
44, of Rayong Province. Police used special cutting equipment to free him.
He was found to be uninjured.
Daecharit said he had been driving an 18-wheeler and making caustic soda
deliveries for the past three months. Each day he would pick up a load from
Maptaput Industrial Estate in Rayong and transport it to Ang Thong Province.
He often traveled along this road, but on this occasion he had dozed off at
Volunteer tourist police officers go for the high jump
Volunteer officers from Pattaya Tourist Police Station
gathered at the Royal Thai Marine Corps Training Center at Prince Chumporn
Khetudomsak Camp in Sattahip on April 5 for a jump from the 34-foot high
tower there that is used for the training of parachutists.
Lt Somjit Kujirapan, an instructor with the Naval Special Warfare Department
at the Royal Thai Marine Corps, prepares the volunteers for their jump.
Pol Capt Chirawat Sukontasaph, a deputy inspector of the
tourist police, brought 87 volunteer officers with him for the jump, which
was part of the training for procedures that involve officers working at
high elevations in real-life situations.
A total of 87 volunteer police officers, 12 women and 75
men, performed the jump under the instruction and supervision of a trainer
from the Royal Thai Marine Corps.
too late to turn back now!
An unexpected addition to the ranks of jumpers was
Nittaya Patimasongkroh, chairwoman of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, who
is also an organizer for the corps of volunteer tourist police officers.
Sub Lt Somjit Kujirapan, an instructor with the Naval
Special Warfare Department at the Royal Thai Marine Corps, said that the
jump, which is performed with the aid of a parachute-style harness, is
designed to help overcome any fear of heights and to give practical
experience of landing correctly when any kind of jumping is needed.
All the jumpers who leapt from the tower on what was an exceptionally hot
day received their wings from the instructor, and a great camaraderie
developed amongst the volunteers who progressed from nervousness to a sense
jumpers who leapt from the tower receive their wings from the instructor.
Samaesarn Temple holds ceremony for Sattahip military on duty in South
Nine elephants and 99 fighting roosters were part of a
parade and ceremony conducted by Abbot Wisarnsathukarn of Samaesarn Temple
in Sattahip for military personnel who serve in the troubled South.
Wisarnsathukarn and a gathering of monks pray at the King Naraesuan Monument
in Donjaedee, Suphanburi.
Beginning at 9:09 a.m. on April 9, the parade honored the
Jatukamramathep image, which celebrates the reign of King Naraesuan the
Great and also commemorates the life of Prince Chumporn Khet Udomsak, the
Father of the Royal Thai Navy.
Two days earlier, on April 7, Abbot Wisarnsathukarn and a
gathering of monks had prayed at the King Naraesuan Monument in Donjaedee,
Suphanburi. Priest Thammahaweeranuwat, advisor to the head priest of
Suphanburi Province, and Priest Ratpariyatsuthee, acting on behalf of the
head priest, lit candles at Palaelai Temple.
a thousand people participated in the parade of nine elephants and 99
fighting roosters and the ceremony in Sattahip for military personnel who
serve in the troubled South.
Priest Ratsuthee, abbot of Taewaratkunchorn Temple in
Bangkok, Priest Ratwisuthimaethee, head priest of Chonburi Province, and
other leading priests from the Central and Eastern regions, totaling 20,
were invited to an assembly to chant prayers for the Thamachak Kappa
Wattanasoot, and four monks chanted prayers according to the text of the
Buddha Pisek sermon.
As ritual gift to King Naraesuan, 99 pairs of roosters
fought each other, and nine elephants took part in the parade.
Military personnel from Sattahip are sent on six-month tours of duty in
the troubled provinces in the South of Thailand.
Bangkok Hospital Group organizes blood donor drive for Songkran
The Bangkok Hospital Group organized a blood donation
session amongst its senior personnel on April 4 as part of the groupís
Songkran wish that there be enough supplies over the holiday to ensure that
all those injured could be treated properly.
nurses and staff from hospitals in the areas gave blood on April 4 to help
ensure that all people injured during the Songkran holidays could be treated
Bangkok Pattaya Hospital director Dr Pirus Pradithavanij
welcomed Dr Jaruwat Chokwampien, deputy director of Bangkok Chantaburi
Hospital, Dr Anan Lohapattanabumrung, deputy director of Bangkok Trad
Hospital, and Dr Somkid Udomkitmongkol, deputy director of Bangkok Rayong
Hospital, along with Siriporn Komarnpatjakul of the Red Cross committee in
Senior officers from Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, Bangkok
Rayong Hospital, Bangkok Chantaburi Hospital, Bangkok Trad Hospital and
Bangkok Koh Chang Hospital donated blood, as did those from Queen Savang
Vadhana Memorial Hospital.
In total, 133 people donated their blood, which will be
held by the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital.
Dr Pirus said that the people of Chonburi Province are the most generous
in Thailand when it comes to donating blood.
guests at the activity pose for a group photo to commemorate the event.