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SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND

Kingdom of Thailand rejoices at the celebration of Their Majesties fifty-eighth wedding anniversary

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit celebrate Their 58th wedding anniversary on Monday, April 28. (Photo courtesy of the Bureau of the Royal Household)

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A safer and more secure Songkran

The Songkran festivities in Pattaya this year were as exuberant as any other year, but with tough controls placed on the throwing of water on the highways and on drunken driving, the accident rate was lower than might have been expected.

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May 1 is Labor Day


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Deficiencies of British NHS system


OUR COMMUNITY

Hamlet set to take to the stage of the Regents’ Globe Theatre

Following their hugely successful performances of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2005), Russell’s Educating Rita (2006) and Shelley’s Frankenstein (2007), the TNT / American Theatre Group make a welcome return visit to the Regent’s School Globe Theatre on Tuesday, April 29 at 7.30 p.m. with their flagship production of the most famous play in the literature of world drama, Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

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FEATURES

Jumbo-size Songkran fun
at Nong Nooch

Songkran attractions at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden included a parade with floral floats and a team of elephants to join in the water fun with tourists. Sattahip District Chief Narong Chantarangkul, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Central Region 3 Office Chaiwat Charoensuk, and Nong Nooch general manager Mrs Kwanwan Khantisuk presided over the opening of the festivities on April 12, with celebrations being held through to April 14.

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AUTO MANIA

Bikes on show at BITEC

Our motorcycling editor at large, Alan Coates, covered this aspect of the show and we will be highlighting a few of the motorcycles over the next few weeks. His report follows: This year the overall impression is that the major Japanese and German manufacturers wanted to showcase their latest offerings in the large capacity Tourers, Sports Tourers and Muscle bikes for the Thailand market.

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SPORTS

Amari organize charity bowl - “Rolling for Nong”

The Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya held a charity bowling tournament titled “5th Amari Bowling…Rolling for Nong” on April 16 at the P.S. Bowling complex above Top’s Supermarket in Central Pattaya.

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SOCIAL SCENE

Kids ‘Paradise’ has brought in a wonderful opportunity for children staying in the resort to have a truly memorable holiday. Located in the basement level of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, the Kids Paradise is open from 10.30 to 15.30 hrs on Saturdays and Sundays from now until the end of May. Children of the guests staying in the four hotels of the resort can enjoy complimentary chocolate drinks, milk and milk products, participate in drawing classes and watch cartoons under the attentive care of the resort’s staff.

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DINING OUT

Lunch at the Green Bottle

The Green Bottle is not a new venue for Pattaya. The sign above the door says it all - 1988. Twenty years old this year, but if there is anyone unsure of exactly where it is located, it is on Second Road, just after Soi Diana Inn on the right hand side and just after Mike’s Department store on the left. It is one arm of the large Diana Group, under the control of Sopin Thappajug, one of the pioneers of tourism in Pattaya.

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