Lots happening at Assumption College
Bro. Dir. Sakda Kitcharoen
presents a gift to HRH Princess Ubolratana.
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
The concert was watched by 3,000 people.
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
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.
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
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,
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
Pol. Gen. Noppadol Wongnom
offers his good wishes, and a basket of fruit.
Sutham Phantusak (right),
presents a gift to General Kanit Permsub.
Sansak (2nd left) and Poramet
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
Crowds of tourists enjoy the
Mmmm, fresh seafood. There’s
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
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
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
Luang Kai was
a featured artist.
Blue wins at Diana Resort
It was all green and blue as staff of the Diana Garden Resort came
out in force on their sports day August 28.
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
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
From the loud laughter and noisy cheering, the resort staff agreed with her
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.
Woodland Resort wins drinks
competition at F&B expo
Local politicians converge on
stage to begin the fun.
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.
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
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.
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
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.