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Honey for a child’s heart

Friday, 09 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 45 By Irene Zijp
Rotary Library Project helps kids develop good learning habits at a tender age How passionate can you be about educating young children to travel almost 1000 kilometres to attend 2…

Pattaya Halloween celebrations a howling good time

Friday, 09 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 45 By Vittaya Yoondorn
Pattaya put on its scariest face as tourists and residents alike haunted hotels, restaurants and nightlife districts to celebrate Halloween.  Shown here, mistresses of good and evil both scare and…

Filipina wins Miss International Queen

Friday, 09 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 45
A 21-year-old Filipina became the first from her country to win the Miss International Queen transvestite beauty pageant in Pattaya. Kevin Balot, who previously competed in three transgender pageants in…
Rotary fundraiser benefits the A.X. Fassbind Medical Home and Educational Scholarships The man known throughout the world as “Mr. Pattaya” was fondly remembered on Saturday, October 20, at the Royal…
Creative artwork is another means in which socio-political ideas, emotions, and meanings are symbolically depicted.

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.…
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