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SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND

Pattaya international traffic jam

Tens of thousands of partiers converged on Pattaya for the annual international traffic jam - sorry, make that the Pattaya International Music Festival this past weekend. From Friday March 20 through Sunday night, March 22, stages all along Beach Road through to Bali Hai in the south came alive with national and international music stars, like Korea’s Girls’ Generation (shown here).

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Governor sees green at coffee council

Chonburi Governor Surapon Pongtadsirikun plans to set up a committee to increase coordination among local organizations to develop the province in an environmentally-friendly way.
He gave the opening speech at the “coffee council” hosted by the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya on March 17, attended by Dr Krittawit Lertutsahakul, hospital director Pichit Kangwolkij and other guests from private and public sectors including the media.
The governor stressed the importance of improving efficiency in provincial management, requiring “cooperation from state agencies, societies and the private sectors to solve current problems in Chonburi to ensure that development proceeds according to plan.

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OUR COMMUNITY

Coffee and activities on the menu for PILC

The Pattaya International Ladies Club March monthly coffee morning was held at Trattoria Toscana on Tuesday March 17. The terrace was laid out with plenty of well-dressed tables which suited well as 117 ladies turned up to enjoy the coffee morning, including 3 new members.

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FEATURES

Water for Life…the story of Darm’s determination to survive and how Rotarians resolved to Make Dreams Real for the child

Those who have not been starved don’t know the value of one grain of rice. Those who have never been poor don’t see the value of one baht. Those who have never been short of drinking water don’t realize the value of one drop of water’.

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OUR CHILDREN

Navy celebrates founding with lunch for kids

The Royal Thai Navy 1st Army Area celebrated the date of its founding on March 11 by providing lunch for students at the Ban Chong Samaesarn Community School. The school is located in a local fishing village. The Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Navy’s 1st Army Area, Vice-Admiral Chaiwat Pukkarat, led Deputy Commander in Chief Rear-Admiral Worasak Channoo, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Rear-Admiral Nopadol Suthamasapa, Chief-of-Staff Rear-Admiral Taweep Sukpinit and Deputy Chief-of-Staff Capt.

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SPORTS

Platu Open sees nail biting result in final race

The Thailand Platu Open 2008, held earlier this month at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, saw 2 days of close racing as Platu sailors and Ocean Marina yachties alike enjoyed strong winds and sunny skies.

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SOCIAL SCENE

Ray Campbell (center) receives his Certificate of Appreciation from the Jesters Care For Kids Charity Drive 2009. Presenting the certificate are Ritchie Rhoads (left) of Nirvana Resort, and Kim Fletcher (right) of Jameson’s Pattaya. This year the Jesters Care For Kids Charity Fair will be on Sunday, September 13, followed by the Party Night at Jameson’s on Saturday, September 19.

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DINING OUT

Wi’s Restaurant

When we first visited Wi’s restaurant, it had only been open for two weeks, but we were very impressed. At the time I wrote, “We had enjoyed a true ‘fine dining’ experience at Wi’s restaurant at prices that were almost too cheap to be true.”

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