Pattaya Mail turns 15
Vol. XVII No. 6 Friday
February 6 - February 12, 2009
Travel & Tourism
Dining Out & Entertainment
Life in Fun City
Pattaya Sports Round-up
Property - Real Estate
Arts - Entertainment - Lifestyles
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
Pattaya welcomes Year
of the Golden Ox
Performers enact a sacred golden dragon parade
around the King Thaksin monument at city hall, marking the beginning of
Pattaya’s Chinese New Year celebrations. Many activities were held throughout
the weekend, culminating with a grand show at Bali Hai pier.
Continued | More features
breaks her own record
The Scorpion Queen has done it again. Kanchana Ketkaew has broken her own
Guinness World Record, this time by living with 5,000 black scorpions for 33
days. The Scorpion Queen beat her own record set six years ago, but not before
having to endure 13 stings from her none-too-friendly insect roommates during
the very long month. In 2002 she spent 32 days with 3,400 scorpions.
On January 24 at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, the Tourism Authority of
Thailand Pattaya, along with Mayor Itthipol Khunplome and hundreds of curious
onlookers and well-wishers welcomed Kanchana out of the glass room after she set
continued | More News
Monday February 9 is Makha Bucha Day
Get this man off the streets
New fair-trade jewelry
products for Pattaya
The development of a new fair-trade jewelry cooperation for Pattaya
got off to a flying start last week as Leah Cypert, from American
Organization ‘Eternal Threads’, trained local charities on how to start the
co-op and make the jewelry.
continued | More Community
Skål International emerges to meet tourism depression
Global events have led to a decrease in international tourism
throughout the world. Events in Thailand towards the end of 2008 also hit
the local tourism sector very hard, with some of Pattaya’s leading hotels
recording occupancy rates in single figures. People in the hospitality
industry could be forgiven for walking around with long faces.
Continued | More features
Students and teachers go hungry at Regent’s 24-hour Famine Camp
The 24-hour Famine camp of the Regent’s School Pattaya made the annually
held World Around Us Week even more special for 2008. Our school, as the
first school in Thailand, showed a great deal of entrepreneurship when
organising its own version of the 24 hour long hunger challenge within the
Continued | More Our Children
Intense sailing action all this week at Royal Varuna Yacht Club
It was intended to be held late last year, but the
political situation in the Kingdom dictated otherwise.
Continued | More Sports
the Avatara Condominium
Avatara Condominium is a luxurious low-rise development with only a few
limited edition units for sale. It is carefully designed in a modern
contemporary Asian style to offer potential buyers a combination of a unique
living concept and a perfect investment.
More Property - Real Estate
Ali Baba - the Indian mainstay
One of the original Indian restaurants in Pattaya
has been Ali Baba, whose ‘cave’ is upstairs on Pattaya Central Road, about 50
meters from the Beach Road T-junction, and opposite Nova Lodge. It almost
doesn’t need an introduction, it is in itself a landmark.
More Dining Out
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