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ADB supports Joint Chamber meeting

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) was one of the two sponsors of the latest joint chamber meeting, led by the Australian Chamber (AustCham), with the American Chamber (AmCham), NZ Chamber…

Snooker Legends - True Gentlemen

Thursday, 12 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Derek Franklin
Fresh from competing in the 6-Reds Snooker Tournament in Bangkok, former World Snooker Champion from Ireland, Ken Doherty, and one of the most famous and legendary players of the game,…

Jesters Fair at Regent’s is a hit in the sun and rain

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Bernie Tuppin
Children from Fountain of Life Center blissfully dance on what may have been, for them, the best day so far in their young lives.  A change of venue to The…
The Dusit Thani Hotel showed off the best of its food and beverage skills to take 8 top honors at the recently held Pattaya Bartender Competition. The winning drink mixers…

Tattoo festival brings color to low-season Pattaya

Friday, 06 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 36 By Warunya Thongrod
Tattoo enthusiasts and artists converged on the Hard Rock Hotel as the International Tattoo Festival returned to Pattaya. Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, Thani Vacharapornsophon, managing director of AIM Global Services…

Mantra goes Maipo

Friday, 06 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 36 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Mantra restaurant continues to provide some very varied special events for its diners, and the Via Maipo Wine Dinner was a good example of how to pair food and…
Beasts of burden of all ages and sizes put on a show at Lake Mabprachan as Pattaya’s version of the annual buffalo races took place on August 18, with little…
Top hotel chefs from ten countries joined Thailand’s best culinary artists for the 7th Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo. The Aug. 8-10 event at the Royal Cliff’s Peach Convention Center…

Father Ray - always remembered

Friday, 23 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 34 By Derek Franklin
Of the more than five hundred people who attended the tenth anniversary Memorial Mass for Father Ray Brennan, most had never met the man. The majority of those who sat…

The Sukosols take ‘New York New York’ by storm

Friday, 23 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 34
Charity concert raises funds for underprivileged children Thailand’s Grande Dame of jazz, Kamala Sukosol together with her progeny came together once again for their annual charity concert extravaganza, entitled ‘New…
The Rotary Club of Pattaya-backed Interact Club of Banglamung School kicked off its 22nd year with the installation of a new teen president who plans to work with Rotary and…

Wine and dine at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G

Friday, 16 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 33 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Pullman Pattaya Hotel G has certainly elevated itself within the collective consciousness of the folk in Pattaya.  Their latest promotion was a wine tasting event, held in the Beach…

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya launches ‘Afternoon Tea’

Friday, 16 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 33
Afternoons are meant for siestas, unwinding, relaxing, movies, ice cream, and the good things in life, such as the Afternoon Tea at the Soul Lounge.
August 12 is a very special day throughout the Thai Kingdom, as it is the day the entire nation celebrates the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Birthday. The…

Joint Chambers Drift into Hilton for July Networking

Friday, 09 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 32 By Sue K
On the 26th of July, Hilton Hotel welcomed four Chambers of Commerce, the South African Chamber of Commerce, the Australian Chamber of Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce, and the…