Pattaya Mail turns 15

Vol. XVII No. 6 Friday
February 6 - February 12, 2009

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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

Scorpion Queen 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 her record.

continued | More News

More News
Monday February 9 is Makha Bucha Day

Mail Bag
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 campus.

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


Logans introduces 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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