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SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND

Cobra Gold 2009 underway in Thailand

The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) steam alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) during a refueling-at-sea in preparation for Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold, which kicked off with opening ceremonies in Chiang Mai on February 4, is an annual Kingdom of Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored military exercise designed to train U.S. and partner Asian-pacific forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gabriel S. Weber/Released)

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Thousands make merit on Makha Bucha Day

February 9 this year was an important day for all Buddhists, as it was the date on which Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) fell. This important occasion for Buddhists marks the first sermon of the Lord Buddha to 1250 monks.
In Pattaya, thousands of devout Buddhists turned out at local temples to conduct ceremonies that have been performed throughout Buddhist history, and make merit for themselves and their families.
The morning ceremonies were filled with people presenting offerings to the monks, performing “tak baht” and listening to monks preach the Dharma, or teachings, of the Buddha.

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OUR COMMUNITY

Three million baht and climbing

The Charity Club of Pattaya finished hosting their first charity event for 2009. In January, they hosted their Charity Gala Dinner at The All Season’s Hotel Pattaya. With the money counted and the accounts being done they saw that the total raised tipped them over the 3 million baht mark!

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FEATURES

Rotaract and Interact clubs meet at annual District Conference

When one speaks of Rotary, one tends to think of only the adults who are leading professionals in their fields of work, devoting their time and efforts in the service of others, bringing relief to the millions of needy people the world over.

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OUR CHILDREN

North Star Library celebrates its 4th anniversary

On the 29th of January, the North Star Library celebrated its 4th anniversary. The day started out with Father Larry Patin welcoming all the guests, children and members of the North Star Library to this wonderful day.

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SPORTS

Thailand scoops the pool at Asia-Pacific sailing championships

Perhaps the headline should read, “scoops the sea”, as the Kingdom’s boys and girls, with brilliant sailing and strong finishes on the last day of the ASEAN Optimist and the Byte CII Asia-Pacific Championships, took out the top places.

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SOCIAL SCENE

Emmy Klinpathum (left) and ‘C’ Siwat (right) recently visited the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya for their fashion shoot for the famous magazine ‘Kwanruen’. They were welcome by Wanpen Chanthariya, the hotel’s director of marketing & communications.

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DINING OUT

Marco Polo - the dim sum experience

The Marco Polo Chinese restaurant is another of Pattaya’s icons. Opened in 1987, it is renowned for its high standards, and that is in turn indicative of the high standards of Khajorn Rangpitakun, the Chinese chef who has been cooking at Marco Polo for 21 years.

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