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SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND

Recipe for ouster: PM forced to resign over TV cooking show

Anti-government demonstrators at Government House in Bangkok shout with joy as they learn Tuesday, Sept. 9, that Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej is being forced to resigned from office by constitutional court. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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Tourism arrivals plunge 20-30% following violence in Bangkok

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has stated that the political problems in Bangkok, with a State of Emergency announced by the government on September 1, have resulted in a sharp drop in tourism arrivals.
The director of TAT Central Region 3, Chonburi, Niti Kongkrut said that the immediate effect has been a fall of between 20 and 30 percent in the number of people visiting Thailand.
As the present time is the low season for tourism, there is as yet no indication from the main markets as to what will happen when the high season gets underway later this year.

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OUR COMMUNITY

The Lighthouse Club
shines again

On Friday, August 22, the Lighthouse Club (LHC) met in the new Shenanigans Jomtien. The event was co-hosted by the New Zealand Thai Chamber of Commerce. Simon Dutton was there with his new manager, Stewart, to make sure that all was well. The two main sponsors, Fisher & Paykel and Five Star Villas & Condos, were delighted with the event which saw more than 80 people attend.

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FEATURES

General Kanit and Khunying Busyarat Permsub make merit to bless their home

It was a happy day for the Permsub household when General Kanit Permsub, Deputy Chief Aide-de-Camp General to H.M. the King, his wife Khunying Busyarat and their family held a merit making ceremony to bless their home and also an opportunity to invite close friends for a day of prayer and contemplation.

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OUR CHILDREN

Six-year-old girl teaches Navy recruits the art of self-defense

Never insult a six-year-old Thai, for he or she could turn out to be a martial arts instructor skilled in demonstrating 15 fighting techniques in front of more than a thousand soldiers.

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SPORTS

Ambassador hotel hosts Kumite World Championship 2008

Kumite contestants were punching and kicked each other in earnest at the opening of the 2008 World Kumite Championships, which took place at the Ambassador City hotel in Jomtien.

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SOCIAL SCENE

Happy Birthday to Chef Vinai - the one good thing about being the executive chef of Jameson’s the Irish Pub is that you get to bake your own cake and celebrate with all your friends, including the staff from the Pattaya Mail and Colin Hastings of Big Chili.

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DINING OUT

Tim’s Place

The Dining Out Team was alerted to Tim’s Place a couple of months ago and we went round to see if it was as good as its reputation. There was only one thing wrong with that plan - the ever energetic roads department had decided to dig up Soi Chaiyapruek 1 in Jomtien (again!), and you needed an all-terrain vehicle to get there.

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