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High spirits prevail as Pattaya celebrates Halloween

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Staff reporters
Ghouls and goblins once again were out in full force, celebrating Halloween in the usual Pattaya fashion. Tourists and residents alike haunted hotels, restaurants and nightlife districts.

Brazilian model wins 9th Miss International Queen Pageant

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Warunya Thongrod
Brazilian model Marcelo Ohio bested 24 other contestants from 17 countries to capture the jewel-laden crown Nov. 1 at the 9th Miss International Queen transsexual beauty contest.
Buffaloes of all shapes and colors thundered over a 100-meter track in Chonburi, astounding crowds with their terrific speed - and poor sense of direction - as the province hosted…

Skål goes for the high octane

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43
48 years of motor racing - or - The cars that tried to kill me! The rejuvenated Skål Club of Pattaya and East Thailand, under new president Tony Malhotra, introduced…
A hard-rockin’ Malaysian college student beat out eight competitors from Thailand, Indonesia and her home country to win the 2013 Ms. Hard Rock Southeast Asia pageant in Pattaya.

Hard Rock opens annual ‘Pinktober’ campaign

Thursday, 17 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By Warunya Thongrod
It’s “Pinktober” again at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pattaya and the annual breast cancer fundraising campaign started off with beauty queens and a parade. Ms. Hard Rock Southeast Asia…
Hilton Pattaya, in partnership with Paulaner, recently celebrated ‘Oktoberfest by the Sea’ for the second year in a row with an extraordinary evening including authentic German cuisine, enticing cool beers…
Pattaya began this year’s version of the annual Vegetarian Festival with a parade from Bali Hai to Banglamung, as well as cooking up a giant vegetable dish to serve thousands.…

Montien Pattaya plays host to reunion of the GM Gang

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Staff reporters
Diners taken on a whirlwind tour of world cuisine at La Mer After a break of many months the GM Gang came together once again for a dinner meeting at…

Skål goes ‘hard rockin’

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Paul Strachan
Skål Pattaya & East Thailand held its regular monthly meeting at the Soul Lounge of the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday the 28th of September. This meeting actually deviated from…

Great Night Out at Jesters Gala Party

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39 By Bernie Tuppin
Famed guitarist Jimmy Page (center right) and Jesters Care for Kids Charity Chairman Lewis “Woody” Underwood (center left) can finally breathe a sigh of relief after another memorable Gala Party…

New charity initiative hosts swinging 80’s themed night

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38 By Paul Strachan
TFI (Thai Farang Initiative) has been set up by a few like minded people working in Pattaya to create fun and exciting events for charity. The first event was an…

Pattaya in a New Light

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38 By Yang Huiwen Photos by Alvin Toh
This popular beach resort in the Land of Smiles is out to charm, with something for everyone. There are few who can claim to know Pattaya better than Quest. As…

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…
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