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Thousands of Buddhists turned out to give alms to 2,600 monks on a mission to help temples in Thailand’s troubled south during a huge merit-making event in front of Pattaya…

Jomtien Beach Road one-way plan stopped before it begins

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya officials abruptly canceled plans to turn Jomtien Beach Road into a one-way street, citing possible tourist confusion during high season. Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh announced on Nov. 13 -…
Meeting for the tenth time about Pattaya’s traffic and parking problems, area officials and business leaders made numerous complaints but offered no suggestions how to solve the long-running issues.
Banglamung District officials are investigating how developers of a hotel and restaurant under construction on Koh Larn’s Tawaen Beach gained approval for their project which is being built illegally on…
Pattaya has received more than 11 million baht in funding to resurface Sukhumvit Road in South Pattaya. Inthana Construction Co. began work on the pothole-ridden, dilapidated highway between sois 69…
Pattaya will take 60 million baht of the money earmarked for rebuilding Pattaya Beach to solve shoreline flooding problems by installing up to four new drainage pipes.

Pattaya eyes Pratamnak Hill for huge eco-tourism attraction

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya is considering turning a large section of Pratamnak Hill into an ecological tourist attraction with parks, bike routes, and scenic viewing areas. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the first…

Runaway crane causes pileup in North Pattaya

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Numerous cars were damaged when an out-of-control crane smashed into four vehicles and a passenger bus on North Road. No one was injured in the Nov. 13 crash near Sukhumvit…

5 hospitalized when 6 tour buses collide on Highway 7

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Five people were hospitalized and about 300 other Chinese tourists received bumps and bruises when six tour buses collided on Highway 7 in Takientia. The buses, apparently trailing each other…

Armored-car driver arrested in ATM theft

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An armored-car driver was arrested for allegedly stealing 2 million baht from an ATM he was supposed to restock. Chaiyapruek Hunswad, an employee at Siam Administrative Management Co., was captured…

Overzealous volunteer blamed for motorbike accident

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Boonlua Chatree
An overzealous civil-defense volunteer is being blamed for a motorbike accident that injured an 18-year-old on Sukhumvit Road. Pongthep Bunserm, a worker at a wood factory in Rayong, was hurt…

Fire causes million baht damage at plumbing-supply shop

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Boonlua Chatree
Fire ranged through a Banglamung plumbing-supply shop, causing about a million baht in damage, but no injuries. About 30 firefighters and 10 trucks needed about 20 minutes to snuff out…

More Nigerians arrested for Internet scam

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Chonburi Transnational Crime Coordination Center police have arrested four more Nigerians accused of scamming people out of cash in an Internet scam. Anthony Chibuike Chukwu, 33, Charles Ikenna Nnadi, 29,…

City announces annual longboat races on for this weekend

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Surasak Huasoon
Thailand’s top longboat racers will compete for cash and prizes at the 14th Pattaya Traditional Longboat Tournament this weekend at Mabprachan Reservoir.
Pattaya business leaders will try to promote the city as a center for business meetings and conventions with a concert by the Dutch Swing College Band Nov. 27 at Central…
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