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As is Rotary tradition, on the 1st day of July every year, installation ceremonies are held to install newly elected presidents and board of directors of their respective clubs prior…

Joint Chambers meet at Dicey Reilly’s

Friday, 26 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 26 By Dr. Iain Corness
The latest Joint Chambers Networking was hosted by AustCham and held in conjunction with the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), the…

‘Wan Wai Khru’, a day to pay respect to our teachers

Friday, 26 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 26 By Derek Franklin
On any particular Thursday in June, students attending kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities throughout the Kingdom take time off from their studies to perform the Wai Khru ceremony.
Past, present and future members of Skål International Thailand met in Pattaya to take the first step toward reviving the famous club that hosted the Skål World Congress in 2006.

PSC makes learning a breeze at Huay Yai School

Friday, 19 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 25 By Urasin Khantaraphan
School is tough enough without it being too hot to think. So the Pattaya Sports Club donated 14 fans to Huay Yai School to make learning more of a breeze.…

Movers & Shakers descend on Mantra

Friday, 19 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 25 By Paul Strachan
The corporate networking group Movers & Shakers has always done things a little bit differently from other organizations, and on Friday the 5th of June they pulled out all the…
A profound shift in the newspaper business model, evolving for years, is finally here. Global newspaper circulation revenues are larger than newspaper advertising revenues for the first time this century,…
Pattaya-area residents crowded temples to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha on the most important of Buddhist holidays, Visakha Bucha Day. Pattaya residents began the day early,…

Education is the key for the present and future

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23 By Lewis Underwood
Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2015 Sponsored by Thunder Oilfield Services (Thailand) Ltd. (TOS) We believe that all children deserve access to safe shelter, education and special schooling for…

Regents celebrates graduating Class of 2014/15 in style

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23 By Alex McInnes
Saturday 25th of May saw 45 Regents International Baccalaureate (IB) students take their first steps into the world. Taking a break from the rigors of studying for exams and completing…
Mastering media, technology and language are the keys to future education under the ASEAN Economic Community, an educational seminar in Pattaya was told.
Austrian Ambassador Enno Deofenik promised the Vienna Ball held at the Siam Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok to honor 150 years of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Austria would be a…

Hilton Pattaya hosts combined chambers networking

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Paul Strachan
The combined chambers of commerce met again for their popular monthly networking meeting. The venue this time was the 17th floor ballroom of the Hilton hotel in Pattaya offering spectacular…

Two and a half decades of care

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Derek Franklin
In 1990 Father Ray Brennan opened the Home for Street Kids in a shop house on Soi Buakaow, then a quiet neighbourhood street.  His aim was to offer a safe…

Fassbind ‘Karnival’ raises 80,000 for charity

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Elfi Seitz
Friends and fans of the late Alois X. Fassbind turned out for a Swiss-style “karnival” to honour the man they recalled as “Mr. Pattaya”, as well as raise more than…
The 2015 ‘Festival of India in Thailand’ got off to a brilliant start at the Millenium Hilton Hotel, with ‘Celebrating Assam’, an event that celebrated the arts, culture, and fashion…
Communities in Naklua celebrated their annual Rice Festival on April 20, and observed the ancient, ghoulish customs of appeasing the sprits that same night. The annual Kong Khao Custom follows…

Water everywhere as Pattaya brings Songkran to a close

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Staff reporters
These traditional Thai dancers from Pattaya School #9 manage to stay beautiful during their performance, even in the sweltering heat and the water splashing fun of Wan Lai in Pattaya.…
Green Pattaya and Pattaya City Hall on April 4 teamed up with 40 children from Child Protection and Development Center to pick up litter off the streets at Pratamnak Soi…

Movers & Shakers Hits the Beach

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Paul Strachan
Movers & Shakers returned to Pattaya recently, with a change of venue and day. This time they switched from a Friday night to a Saturday evening and moved from North…
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