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SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND

Itthipol Khunplome elected mayor
in landslide victory

Itthipol Khunplome has been elected the 8th mayor of Pattaya.

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Crowds gather to send final telegram

Nostalgic Pattaya residents crowded into Banglamung Post Office on April 30 to send a final telegram before the Thai telegram service closed forever.
After 133 years the telegram has given up the struggle against mobile phones, texting and emails, and CAT Telecom Public Co Ltd had announced that the loss-making service would cease on May 1.

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Ceremony held to dedicate Coast Guard vessels


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Songkran classified as extreme anti-social behaviour?


OUR COMMUNITY

“Sister of My Heart” won the hearts of the Book Club ladies

The Book Club meeting for the month of April was held at Judy Hoppe’s house. Before the ladies were able to dig into chocolate cakes and baked pasta and all the goodies carefully prepared by Judy, a book review was in order. “Sister of My Heart” by Chitra Banerjee was on the chopping board this time.

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FEATURES

Remembering the past on ANZAC Day

Once again members of the Royal British Legion Thailand traveled to Kanchanaburi and the Bridge over the River Kwai to join our Australian and New Zealand friends in their commemoration of ANZAC Day. This year 29 of us traveled up a day earlier than previous visits, thus allowing us a free afternoon on arrival and more importantly time to join the Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass.

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AUTO MANIA

Ford says Ta-Ta to Jaguar

According to the latest international news, Jaguar Land Rover will be another Indian Tata company in June. This is a month ahead of schedule.
The $2.5 billion sale of the two British icons to the Indian manufacturer was to be finalized at the start of the new financial year, but Jaguar Land Rover have said it would now be June 1.

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SPORTS

Next generation of oarsmen sought by Rowing and Canoeing Association

The Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand has started searching for the next generation of oarsmen, saying that there is a shortage of rowers in the country and that Thailand needs them to be able to compete at international competitions.

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OUR CHILDREN

Your Jesters Care for Kids donations at work

On Tuesday, April 29, we visited the Rayong Central Prison on Hwy 3191 en route to Pluak Daeng for the second consecutive year to distribute scholarships to the children of the inmates. Of the 50 recipients, 43 were able to attend on this day to accept their 1000 baht scholarship. Of this number, 18 were returning students, who also received scholarships last year.

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DINING OUT

Easyriders Bar and Pub

Was it really as long ago as 1969 when the film Easy Rider was released, thought by many to be one of the best movies ever made, starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson? Whilst “best” could be argued over, it certainly has been a movie that endured, and has spawned many concepts in the motorcycling world. One of the newer ones has been the Easyriders Bar and Pub in north Pattaya; however, their vivacious customer relations manager Judi McNamara assured me that the venue had actually just celebrated its fourth birthday.

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