Huge haul of garbage collected
from sea and beach at Koh Larn
Residents and students on Koh
Larn gather for a photograph before they went on a garbage collection spree.
Deputy Mayor Wuttisak Rermkijakarn has asked visitors to dispose of their
garbage in the appropriate places, following a cleanup of the Tawaen Beach
area on Koh Larn that resulted in 196.5 kilograms of rubbish being collected
from the beach and ocean floor.
Pattaya City Hall’s Koh Larn Office in cooperation with the Marine Dive
Company, Songklod Group and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources
organized the cleanup on May 15.
The island’s residents and students from Pattaya School No 10 helped to
collect the garbage from the beach.
Sarut Chuthasan, managing director and master scuba diver trainer at Marine
Dive said that most of the garbage found on the seabed was pieces of glass
and bottles, which not only form a danger to bathers in the shallow waters
but also could damage the coral in the deeper waters.
“Visitors who like to drink alcohol at night throw this kind of garbage into
the sea,” he said. “The current takes it out to sea while some garbage gets
washed up onto the beaches.”
Blue... blue, my world is blue
Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa is born
Peerapul Pumpaiboon presents
prizes to outstanding staff.
Ingo Raeuber presents one of the
Ingo Raeuber, the effervescent General Manager/Group Operations Manager of the
Jomtien Pinnacle Resorts and Spa threw a party for his staff on May 24, to say a
big thank you to them for their dedication and hard work throughout the years.
Raeuber thanks his staff for their dedication.
In his opening remarks he said, “It is my wish for everyone to have lots of fun
at the party today, because everyone has been so dedicated and has worked very
hard throughout the year. This party could not have been held if all of you had
not been on a state of high alert and taken care of every detail in our daily
operations. Therefore, you all deserve to have this party. Because of you we are
There was another reason for this party as Ingo revealed later in the evening.
Under Ingo’s skilled management, the Jomtien Pinnacle Resort and Spa has grown
to be the largest in the chain of 5 resorts and therefore the owners have
decided to make this their flagship property by calling it the Pinnacle Grand
Jomtien Resort & Spa.
So to honor the name change, the theme of the evening was blue, which is the
color of the Pinnacle Grand.
Many competitions were held that evening, including singing and dancing and many
departments put on their best.
Ingo also presented trophies to the winners of the internal sports competition
Amongst the guests that evening were Peerapul Pumpaiboon, Director of the
Pinnacle Finance Group, Suwanthep ‘Tony’ Malhotra, Executive Director, Sales &
Marketing of Pattaya Mail and his charming wife Rungratree Thongsai, public
relations specialist at Pattaya City Hall.
Fun, fun, fun was the theme of the
Dutch chef at King Seafood
By Miss Terry Diner
King Seafood on Walking Street recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, but
what was not known was that there was a special Dutch chef behind the scenes
in their large kitchen.
Iain observes with interest as Chef Wynand Vogel ‘cooks from the heart.’
The Netherlands Senior Experts program (known as PUM in Holland) sees highly
qualified experts in all fields doing voluntary consultancy work in
developing countries. One of these is Wynand Vogel, a very well experienced
Dutch chef, who has been very much in the forefront of spreading the word
about culinary excellence. “You have to cook from the heart,” said Wynand.
“To do that you have to understand the cooking process.”
Wynand has had more than one high class restaurant in Holland, but believing
that he should pass on his skills, saw him visiting many countries during
his own holidays. These included Venezuela, South Africa, Norway and
Finland, Egypt, India, and Suriname. However, after joining the PUM
consultancy group as a ‘Senior Expert’, he has now visited Indonesia,
Ukraine, Ulaanbaatar and Thailand.
This sojourn with King Seafood in Pattaya is actually his second trip to
Thailand, having previously assisted a group in Chiang Mai open a cooking
school in the North.
He has much admiration for the Thai cooks as they are enthusiastic and want
to learn new skills, as opposed to cooks in some of the countries he has
visited. Of course, he has been teaching traditional European cooking here,
as the Thais need no assistance with Thai food!
Having spent an hour with Wynand Vogel, it was very evident that he does
indeed “cook from the heart” and has made it his mission to impart the same
enthusiasm to his students. It was also very edifying to see that the Dutch
group PUM has realized that the accumulated knowledge from older
professionals like Wynand Vogel should not be wasted after they give up
their own businesses. And yes, I tried his European food at King Seafood,
and it was excellent.
King Seafood presents scholarships to mark 10th anniversary
King Seafood Restaurant celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 19 by
distributing scholarships to the children of members of the Chefs’
Denchoeychai receives a 10,000 baht scholarship cheque from Wynand Vogel.
During the celebrations, restaurant director Premrudee Jittivuthikan thanked
Wynand Vogel, a master chef from the Netherlands who has given advice and
techniques on cooking European style food, and provided a management system
to King Seafood.
Amongst the guests at the party were Nittaya Patimasongkhorh, chairwoman of
the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, and Suchart Denchoeychai, president of the
Chefs’ Association of Pattaya City and the East Coast.
Premruedee and master chef Wynand Vogel presented 10,000 baht in
scholarships to the children. A further 5,000 baht was donated to the YWCA
Association Bangkok-Pattaya Center, and 5,000 baht was given to support the
Pattaya Mass Media Association.
Premruedee said that King Seafood’s main clientele are foreign visitors and
consequently when the restaurant was set up 10 years ago she had sought the
help of PUM, a Netherlands organization that has more than 2,000 specialists
in various fields who provide assistance to developing countries.
Master chef Wynand came to Pattaya to help in the setting up of King
Seafood. In addition to being a renowned teacher of chefs, Wynand has cooked
for the Netherlands royal family, and has a wide experience of European
kitchens, having at various times worked in Switzerland, France, Germany,
Sweden, England and Finland. He has received many gold medals at national
and international food competitions.
presents the scholarship to Malinee Suwansenee (left)and Nittaya
Patimasongkroh, (2nd left) Chairperson of the Y.W.C.A. Bangkok-Pattaya
Center. Witnessed by Niorn Lammaneenil (right).