Pattaya Mail turns 15
Vol. XVI No. 49 Friday
December 5 - December 11, 2008
Travel & Tourism
Dining Out & Entertainment
Life in Fun City
Pattaya Sports Round-up
Property - Real Estate
Arts - Entertainment - Lifestyles
Long Live His Majesty the King
Her Majesty Queen Sirikit
PM celebrates 15th anniversary in style
Pattaya Mail Story
Clubs in Pattaya
Current Movies in Pattaya's Cinemas
Updated every Friday
by Saichon Paewsoongnern
|SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND
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
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.
continued | More News
is Constitution Day
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
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
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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