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Three Chambers and a bunch of golfers

Friday, 26 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 43 By Dr. Iain Corness
With the Australian Chamber (AustCham) being the organizers, and the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) and the American Chamber (AmCham) being the guests, it was a packed venue for…

New-fuelled Inspirations for Tony Jaa

Thursday, 25 October 2012 By MCOT
Martial arts and self-protection skills, comes with an image of strength, power and masculinity. Yet, little is known about the softer artistic-side of Thai-styled martial arts.
The Captain’s Corner restaurant, the home of the Grand Texan BBQ for 15 years, reopened last week after a two month refurbishment.  While the concept has remained the same (after…

Kingdom celebrates 102nd Chulalongkorn Day

Friday, 19 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 42
Tuesday, October 23, marks the 102nd anniversary of HM King Chulalongkorn’s death. Since Chulalongkorn Day is a national holiday here in the Kingdom, banks and government offices will be closed…

Vegetarian Festival under way with dragons, 85 pans

Friday, 19 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 42 By Warunya Thongrod
Dragons danced through the streets and 5,000 people dined on “Fried Rice in 85 Prosperous Pans” as the annual Pattaya Vegetarian Festival stirred up Thai-Chinese citizens and tourists alike.  85…

Stonefish, Wine Dee Dee and deVine Wine Club excel

Friday, 19 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 42 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Royal Cliff’s deVine Wine Club held a wine tasting last week which was simply fantastic.  With Wine Dee Dee and K. Anaruk, and Stonefish CEO Peter Papanikitas along with…
Weaving imagination into his surreal oil paintings, Thanasathit Kongsathit, with freedom of thought and a smooth expertise created a collection of artwork now on display in his first solo exhibition…
The global economic slowdown has inflicted blows to almost every industry on the planet, and while it seems the film industry is no exception, Thai filmmakers may be going against…
Compared to Bangkok life is usually a bit, well, slow-paced along the kingdom’s Mekong River border with the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic. 

Pattaya Blatt editor celebrates “29th++” birthday

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41
It wasn’t a round number or milestone year, but friends organized a birthday bash for Pattaya Blatt Executive Editor Elfi Seitz anyway, celebrating renewed health after heart attacks and surgery.…

Hard Rock opens annual ‘Pinktober’ campaign

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By Phasakorn Channgam
It’s “Pinktober” again at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pattaya and the annual breast cancer fundraising campaign started off with education and a parade.

Amari ballroom transformed into ‘Burin Disco’

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By Warunya Thongrod
The Amari Orchid Resort & Tower welcomed pop heartthrob Burin Bunwisut as he turned the hotel’s ballroom into the “Burin Disco”. Originally scheduled for the Amari’s Tavern by the Sea,…

Holiday Inn Pattaya marks 3rd anniversary

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By Warunya Thongrod
The Holiday Inn Pattaya marked its third anniversary with tradition and photos. Top hotel executives hosted the Oct. 1 occasion by inviting nine monks from Nong Yai Temple to its…

King Power celebrates 1st anniversary in Pattaya

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By Warunya Thongrod
Duty-free retailer King Power handed out prizes and launched a month of discounts as it celebrated its first anniversary in Pattaya. Prasong Nitinavakorn presided over the Sept. 29 celebration with…
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