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SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND

Temples crowded with devotees celebrating Visakha Bucha Day

Thousands of people visited their local temples throughout the Eastern Seaboard to make merit on Visakha Bucha Day, May 8. This most holy of Buddhist holy days celebrates the three important events in the life of Lord Buddha all occurring on the same day: his birth, enlightenment and achieving Nirvana.  (Photo by Vimolrat Singnikorn)

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Sattahip citizens take oath of unity

Government officials and about 1,000 Sattahip people gathered to fly the national flag and show their support for national unity in accordance with the latest campaign to stop using violence to harm the country.
Yellow shirt and red shirt members alike, merchants, government workers and youngsters gathered on May 1 at Sattahip District Office, led by Sattahip District Chief Chaichan Iamcharoen to take an oath of loyalty in a campaign to “Stop attacking Thailand.”

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Officials, residents and tourists celebrate Coronation Day


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OUR COMMUNITY

PCEC observes world’s
different religions

The regular Sunday meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club got underway with a minute of silence at the Amari’s Henry J. Beans Restaurant on Sunday, May 3.

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FEATURES

TAT festival fills beachfront

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Five-Region Thai Travel Festival drew tens of thousands of revelers over the long May Day weekend. The annual event is organized as part of the continuing move to restore tourism and the economy.

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OUR CHILDREN

Jesters Care for Kids distributes last of the 2008 funds

On Tuesday, April 13, Jester Wild Bill and myself, distributed 56,000 baht, the remaining funds from the mammoth Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2008.

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SPORTS

Thai Legends make their mark
at Pattaya rugby 10s

The weekend of May 2-3 saw the staging of the tenth edition of the Chris Kays Memorial 10’s Rugby Tournament, and 16 rugby teams from all over Thailand and other parts of the world descended on Horseshoe Point in Pattaya to contest what is now becoming one of the principal 10 a side tournaments in the region.

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SOCIAL SCENE

H.E. Hirofumi Nakasone, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, recently visited Pattaya. He stayed at the luxurious 5-Star Ocean Tower of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower. Shown here, the minister is welcomed by Simon Dell, executive assistant manager - rooms division.

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DINING OUT

Jameson’s Friday Fish and Chips

Friday is the day that people from the British Isles traditionally have fish and chips.

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