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Lots happening at Assumption College

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

Bangsaen seafood festival attracts thousands of hungry revelers

Blue wins at Diana Resort

Woodland Resort wins drinks competition at F&B expo

A Night of Magic at Manhattans


Lots happening at Assumption College

Bro. Dir. Sakda Kitcharoen presents a gift to HRH Princess Ubolratana.

Mark Beales
HRH Princess visit
Assumption College Sriracha was honoured to welcome HRH Princess Ubolratana to a special concert in school. HRH the Princess visited the school to listen to a ‘To Be Number One’ concert. The event saw singers and performers from various schools around Chonburi come to Assumption to perform before HRH.
HRH Princess Ubolratana began the show with a performance of one of her own well-known songs.
Assumption teachers met HRH Princess Ubolratana before the show began and Brother Director Sakda Kitcharoen presented her with a gift before she left.
The concert was watched by 3,000 people.
Sports Day
Assumption College Sriracha students recently took part in a colourful series of sporting events.
Students jumped, leapt and ran their way through several days of activities. The school divided students up into coloured teams, and those who didn’t compete cheered on their team-mates in the school stadium.
Brother’s Birthday
Students and teachers came together to celebrate the birthday of Assumption’s Brother Director Sakda Kitcharoen.
All of Assumption’s 4,600 students held ceremonies to honour Bro. Sakda before a mass was held in the school hall.
In the evening a party was held outside for students and teachers. The evening ended with fireworks displays and a concert.

Assumption’s elegant dancers celebrate the brother director’s birthday.

A young tennis star takes aim during the ACS Sports Days.

My ball! Football students take part in the Assumption Sports Days.


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

Pramote Channgam
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. The joyous occasion was held at the couple’s residence in Permsub Village on Siam Country Club Road on August 29,

General Kanit lights incense and candles to the Three Gems.
Chonburi high ranking officials and members of the Pattaya community in attendance included, Pracha Taerat, governor of Chonburi, Mongkol Thamakittikhun, Banglamung district chief, Pol. Gen. Noppadol Wongnom, superintendent at the Pattaya Police Station, Sansak Ngampichet, former MP of Chonburi, Sutham Phantusak, managing director of the Woodland Hotel and Resort, Mai Chaiyanit, mayor of the Nongprue Municipality and Pratheep Malhotra, managing director of Pattaya Mail Media Group.
Monks chanted to bless the house and the gathering.
Khunying Busyarat said they have lived in the house for the past 9 years and every couple of years the family holds a merit-making ceremony, usually in August as it is an auspicious time for Krishan Dev, the Hindu god of love, philosophy and governance.
General Kanit and Khunying Busyarat are highly respected and loved by people of all walks of life for their benevolence and love for the Thai people and above all for their reverence and devoted allegiance to His Majesty the King and the Royal family.

Governor Pracha Taerat (left) presents a gift to General Kanit.

Mai Chaiyanit (right) arrives at the party.

General Kanit offers food to the monks.

Pol. Gen. Noppadol Wongnom (left)
offers his good wishes, and a basket of fruit.

Sutham Phantusak (right), presents a gift to General Kanit Permsub.

Sansak (2nd left) and Poramet Ngampichet (left)
 present a Buddha statue to General Kanit and Khunying Busyarat Permsub.

Former MP Surasith Nitiwuthiworarak (2nd right) presents flowers to the general.

Pratheep Malhotra (2nd left) and his family wish all the best
for General Kanit and Khunying Busyarat Permsub.


Bangsaen seafood festival attracts thousands of hungry revelers

Sonthaya Khunplome chairs the opening ceremony.

Crowds of tourists enjoy the seafood.

Mmmm, fresh seafood. There’s nothing better.

Pramote Channgam
It was seafood time and happiness for all at the charmingly-named “Fifth Charming Miracle of Laem Tan Seafood” festival held on Friday and Saturday August 22 and 23 at Laem Taen Beach at the popular resort town of Bang Saen.
Crowds of happy holiday-makers and food enthusiasts thronged the beach esplanade packed with more than 100 booths, all offering gastronomic tastes from the nearby sea.
Saensuk Municipality, in cooperation with Chonburi City and the Thailand Tourism Authority, organized the popular event to promote local tourism and fishery.
Sonthaya Khunplome, former minister of tourism and sports, launched the event on Friday evening.
As the feasting started, on the stage constructed at the esplanade with the sea in the background, a free concert went into full swing and full blast.
Performers Luang Kai, Bao Wee, Tai Orathai, Kala, Earn and Rut the Star, David Inthee, Noo Mitor, Jakajan Wanwisa, Siwaporn Ampaipong, and Pinch entertained the audience well into the night.
Children enjoyed the fair ground amusement rides and activities while shoppers bought local handicrafts and souvenirs from the market stalls to take home.
Local restaurants and hotels were even busier than usual in the days and nights when the Saensuk district lived up to its name of “very happy.”
Popular with mostly Thai tourists, Bang Saen tourism earns several hundred million baht a year for Chonburi Province.

Bao Wee entertains
the crowd.

Luang Kai was
a featured artist.


Blue wins at Diana Resort

Saksiri Uraiworn
It was all green and blue as staff of the Diana Garden Resort came out in force on their sports day August 28.

Is it as beautiful as that of the Green Team?
There were aerobic dancing, flag racing, obstacle races, blindfolded makeup, musical chairs and male chair ball to be played to fill an energetic day out. There was also a parade contest in the cause of reducing global warming.
The Blue Team was the overall winner this year and fun was had by all.
Sopin Thappajug, managing director of the Diana Group Hotel and Resort, said that this was an annual outing, the 18th now, to keep staff healthy and in good morale.
From the loud laughter and noisy cheering, the resort staff agreed with her wholeheartedly.
Accompanied by Kornkamonwan Wongsa-nga, sports day organizer, Sopin happily handed out trophy and prizes to winners at the end of a busy day.

Hopping to victory.

Musical chairs madness.

Let’s reduce global warming.

Sopin Thappajug, managing director of the Diana Group Hotel and Resort,
 awards the trophy and money prize to a member of the victorious Blue Team.

Go Green!


Woodland Resort wins drinks competition at F&B expo

Local politicians converge on stage to begin the fun.

Vimolrat Singnikorn
Woodland Resort was the winner of the Pattaya Signature Drink competition at the Pattaya Food and Hoteliers Expo, with its Cabaret recipe coming out top amongst the 20 teams from other hotels vying for the award.

Deputy Governor Montien Thongnit opens the competition and exhibitions.
The expo, held at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel, was opened by Chonburi Deputy Governor Montien Thongnit on August 28, running for three days through August 30.
This was the second outing for the expo, which attracted strong support from the Pattaya Chefs’ Association, the Food and Beverage Management Association of the East, and the Housewives Association of the East.
Chonburi Administrative Organization, Pattaya City, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand Central Region 3 Office also lent their support.
Raewat Thongsong, chairman of the Food and Beverage Management Association of the East said at the opening ceremony the Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo was designed not just to showcase the industry but also to help upgrade professionalism in business services in Pattaya City and the coastal provinces of the East.
“We need personnel to attain professional skills, and to increase their standards for professional service,” said Raewat. “Furthermore, they will be able to exchange new experiences and be alert to new influences and trends, which is important to developing tourism in Pattaya.”
There were a variety of competitions at the expo, including the Floral Centerpiece in the Lobby Competition, Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Anchor’s Free-Style Cake and Cake Decoration, Modern Canapes, Plated Desserts, the Ton-son Glass Noodle Professional Menu Challenge, the Thai Set Menu Cuisine Competition, the Thai Fusion Food Competition held by SOS9, the European Cuisine Competition, the Maggi Chef’s Secret Competition, and the Seafood Papaya Salad Competition.
Highlight of the competitions was the Free-Style Pattaya Signature Drink Menu Search. There were 20 teams taking part, with the winner being the Woodland Resort with its “Cabaret” recipe. Runner up was the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, and in third place was the Sheraton Pattaya Resort. The Zign Hotel won with the highest total score in the entire competition.
In addition to all the competitions there was an extensive exhibition from companies in the food and beverage industry.

Woodland Resort won the Pattaya Signature Drink
competition at this year’s Pattaya Food and Hoteliers Expo.

Along with all the competitions and exhibitions,
stage entertainment kept the event moving at a breakneck pace.

The Floral Centerpiece in the Lobby Competition highlights staff artistry.


A Night of Magic at Manhattans

Kavita Lamba
Manhattans Restaurant was recently the host for a charity dinner evening of mystery, fun and illusion to help raise funds for the children of the Mercy Center. The fun-filled event took place on Friday, August 22.

The event featured a raffle with many prizes, and a special auction was held for a Chelsea Football shirt signed by the whole team.
Not one, but two guest magicians performed a selection of their favourite tricks tableside for the guests.
Brian Jacks, the UK world record-breaking sports superstar entertained and baffled the audience with his amazing sleight of hand and illusions.
Also performing was Master Dan O’Leary, a young magician from Halifax, England. Dan has been performing magic for six years, surprising for a 13-year-old!
The event featured a raffle with many prizes, and a special auction was held for a Chelsea Football shirt signed by the whole team, plus a very special dinner voucher. All proceeds are going to the Mercy Center.

Brian Jacks, the UK world record-breaking sports superstar entertained and baffled the audience with his amazing sleight of hand and illusions.

Dan has been performing magic for six years, surprising for a 13-year-old.



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