Pattaya’s Austrian ex-pats celebrated their country’s National Day a week late with a party in Jomtien Beach.
The Nov. 5 celebration at the East Tapas Lounge was hosted by Consul General Rudolf Hofer and featured the first Pattaya appearance by new Ambassador Enno Drofenik.
Germans in Thailand celebrated the country’s Day of Unity at a grand event in Bangkok.
The Oct. 3 event commemorated the anniversary of German reunification in 1990 and the anniversary for the re-founding of the five states Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringen.
Longtime United Nations diplomat Enno Drofenik has succeeded Johannes Peterlik as Austria’s ambassador to Thailand.
German television star and author Reiner Calmund has been named an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Phoenix-Pattaya for his charity work with children in Thailand and his home country.
Swiss Ambassador Christine Schraner-Burgener celebrated Swiss National Day with Pattaya expats at an only-slightly delayed party at Bruno’s Restaurant in Jomtien Beach.
The Hilton Pattaya will celebrate Oktoberfest for two nights next month with authentic beer, sausages and music.
General Manager Philippe Kronberg announced the Sept. 27-28 event during an August 6 press conference that also served as a beer-drinking contest. Reporters also sampled the foods to be showcased at the event.
Austrian Ambassador Johannes Peterlik and his family said goodbye to Thailand with a final stop at the Child Protection & Development Center in Pattaya.
The president of the Rotary Club of Phoenix-Pattaya had something else to celebrate after his recent installation: his 75th birthday.
Having just taken over the office of president of the German-speaking club, Otmar Deter welcomed guests to his July 23 party at the Thai Garden Resort. About 50 friends showed, spared the usual Rotary fellowship donation as Deter and his wife Margaret paid all expenses.
Nigel Quennell, president of the Rotary Club of Eastern Seaboard Pattaya, celebrated the birthday of his two sons on July 28 by taking children from the Child Protection & Development Center out to a hefty lunch.
After the travails of the past half-year, Pattharaporn Thatong never thought she’d become a mother, let alone have a new house in which to raise her daughter.