Pattaya Mail turns 15

Vol. XVI No. 49 Friday
December 5 - December 11, 2008

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Long Live His Majesty the King

Pattaya Mail, Pattaya Blatt and Pattaya Mail Television
would like to join the Kingdom of Thailand in humbly extending our loyal greetings and best wishes to His Majesty the King in celebration of December 5, the auspicious occasion of the 81st Anniversary of the Birth of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, the longest reigning monarch in the world today. Inside this issue is a very special color supplement paying tribute to this most beloved Monarch.
Long Live His Majesty the King and Happy Fathers Day to all.


Utapao to the rescue, albeit a rather slow moving rescue

This past week, Utapao International Airport was jam-packed full of passengers stranded by the closure of Bangkok airports when, as of Monday, only some 10% of over 300,000 waiting travelers had departed.
Minister of Tourism and Sports Veerasak Kowasurak checked the crowded grounds of Utapao on November 30 and estimated that it would take 10 more days to fly out all the passengers. He said the government is spending 40 million baht daily to help stranded tourists leave.
Normally the airport is a 25-minute drive south of Pattaya, but the traffic on the entrance and exit road sharing one lane each became extremely heavy with cars and buses bringing passengers from Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, causing many delays.

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More News
December 10 is Constitution Day

Mail Bag
Thank you Banglamung Police


Caddy Shack Money buys food for Isaan

Earlier this year the Caddy Shack donated 35,000 baht to Malcolm and Christina Boden of the Charity Club of Pattaya to be used for one of their ongoing projects in Isaan. Many of the rice farmers are having problems feeding their families due to the high price of rice.

continued | More Community


Thousands crowd the shore to watch annual long boat race

In a day of flying oars splashing through water, the “Akaranava” manned by the Royal Thai Army won HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s trophy and the 100,000 baht prize in the 2008 Traditional Long Boat Races held at Mabprachan Reservoir over the weekend of November 22 & 23.

Continued | More features


Regent’s School Year 10 GCSE Drama Group visits the Camillian Centre, Rayong

By way of preparation for a play for AIDS Day on December 1, students in the Year 10 GCSE Drama Group recently visited the Camillian Centre in Rayong, one of the leading centers in Thailand for the care in the community of people with the HIV virus.

Continued | More Our Children


Tennis stars flock to upgraded PTT Pattaya Open

The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournament in Pattaya, Asia’s longest running women’s professional tennis event, opens a new chapter in its history in 2009. As a result of changes implemented by the WTA, the tournament has been upgraded to be part of the new international series with prize money totaling a minimum of US$220,000.

Continued | More Sports


US Embassy personnel were guests of the Mazda Sales Thailand unveiling of the ‘Sustainable Zoom’ theme of iconic sports vehicles at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2008. Shown here with the ‘Mazda Taiki’ concept car are (L to R) John Ray, M.D. Mazda Sales Thailand; Sureetip La-Ongthong, Marketing Director Mazda Thailand; Bobby Brooks, Warden-US Embassy; Douglas F. Robinson, FPD Chief Naval Security-US Embassy.

More Social Events


King Seafood

For a restaurant to still be going strong after more than a decade, it has to have something going for it. On our recent visit to King Seafood on Walking Street, the ocean deck out over the water was very busy, with many being returning tourists.

More Dining Out


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