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“My life is the flute. The flute is my life. When I’m without breath, my flute is mute," said Thai flutist Thanis Sriklindee. Thanis is elated whenever he blows a…

Orchids galore

Friday, 05 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 40 By Derek Franklin
While the male residents at the Father Ray Children’s Home are learning to take care of a variety of animals, all of which are being used to provide a more…

Pattaya School for the Blind celebrating 25-years

Friday, 05 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 40 By Derek Franklin
World Sight Day, Oct. 13 The Pattaya School for the Blind is this year celebrating its twenty fifth anniversary. For a quarter of a century the school has welcomed children…

Returning Paralympians receive great welcome in Pattaya

Friday, 05 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 40 By Derek Franklin
The Kingdom of Thailand first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952 and since then Thai athletes have won seven gold, six silver and eleven bronze medals. Compare this to…
Many of Thailand’s underprivileged children are unaware that their eyesight is less than perfect and wondering why they were having headaches on a regular basis. We have all experienced the…
What do you call 1,000 newspapers? The Pattaya Mail ticked over 1,000 editions this week.  What a milestone!  Consider this - 1,000 meters is a kilometer (km), 1,000 grams is a…
Jimmy Page “looks down from above” as Ronny Gorrie collects his great auction prize, a Jimmy Page signed guitar.  The legendary guitarist from Led Zeppelin donated his acoustic guitar inscribed…
The exorbitant prices of elephants in Thailand have tempted some people to catch elephants from the wild to be trained as domesticated pachyderms. Concerned agencies have joined hand in returning…
Bangkok's most beautiful boulevard, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, is undergoing a landscape change --perhaps it could be called a facelift-- to be developed as the capital's primary avenue of tourism, thanks to…

Royal barge rehearsal

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 By MCOT
December 5, 2012 marks the 85th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. To celebrate the auspicious occasion, the government has assigned the Royal Thai Navy to orchestrate…

Pattaya marks Global Female Condom Day

Friday, 21 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 38 By Phasakorn Channgam
Virtually unknown in Thailand, female condoms were handed out free as doctors discussed their use in preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases when Pattaya marked the first Global Female…

Jesters’ Gala Party Night is Tomorrow already!

Friday, 21 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 38 By Lewis Underwood
Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2012, Sponsored by Glencore International and Canadian Jackalope Open Our Fair, the event that requires the most planning and causes the most anxiety, primarily…
Ahead of the UN General Assembly, Evanston-based humanitarian group holds strategy session with members from around the world including Pakistan and Nigeria Mary Stitt is an 87-year-old retired elementary school principal,…

Jesters Fair is a Big Hit in the Sun

Friday, 14 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 37 By Lewis Underwood
Students from the Mechai Pattana School at the Kelly Lifelong Learning Center in Pattaya perform an amazing acoustic set with their ukuleles and voices.  Despite the warning of inclement weather…

Underwater condos for fishes

Monday, 10 September 2012 By MCOT
Two hundred kilometers of seabed off Thailand’s southern provinces of Narathiwat and Pattani was once the rich source of fishes which had fed more than 150,000 fishermen and their family…
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