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Kingdom celebrates 104th Chulalongkorn Day

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42
Thursday, October 23, marks the 104th anniversary of HM King Chulalongkorn’s death. Chulalongkorn Day is a national holiday here in the Kingdom, meaning banks and government offices will be closed.…
High winds and heavy rains slammed into Pattaya Saturday night, Oct. 11, knocking down trees and power lines, flooding a large part of the city, and leaving a tangled mess…
The stars aligned for area residents and tourists, and underprivileged rural children, when Central Center Pattaya and the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower opened the Fortune Teller Festival in North…

500 cyclists ride to reduce global warming

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Jetsada Homklin
The publisher of The Nation newspaper joined Pattaya officials to open a 25-kilometer bicycle trek to raise awareness of global warming. Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai, Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho,…

Educators review AEC curriculum

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Local educators reviewed curriculum aimed at preparing students for the ASEAN Economic Community at a meeting in Pattaya. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided over the Oct. 6 meeting at the…

Interior minister hands down policies to Chonburi officials

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By CPRD
Interior Minister Gen. Anupong Paojinda set out policies to heads of local government agencies, community leaders, district leaders and village leaders in Chonburi via a video message.
Politicians and other influential public figures are claiming ownership of large swaths of Pattaya-area beaches, selling or renting out 49-sq.-meter patches of sand to beach chair vendors, Chonburi officials said.

Waterspout spotted off Jomtien Beach

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Jetsada Homklin
Rainy season literally spun out of control Oct. 5 when a waterspout appeared off of Jomtien Beach. The tornado, which never reached land, measured about a kilometer tall and 30…

Suspected French pedophile, Thai pimp arrested

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Boonlua Chatree
Human-trafficking police arrested a Frenchman for allegedly purchasing sexual services of a 13-year-old girl. Pattaya police and Palisorn Noja, director of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center, raided a…
Two transvestites were arrested for allegedly pick-pocketing a drunk Russian tourist on Pattaya Beach. Araya Pasouk, 23, and Pramuan Tanawong, 25, were arrested after being restrained by passersby at Beach…

2 Cambodians arrested for attacking 5 Thais

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Patcharapol Panrak
Two Cambodian fishermen were arrested for allegedly killing a Thai colleague and injuring two others with metal bars. Porn, 28, and Heng, 25, were taken into custody Oct. 9 following…
Police have arrested four teenagers and are seeking two more people for shooting a young couple after they left an all-night pub in Pattaya. Nattapong Phon-guen, 19, was shot in…

Pepper-sprayed Pole goes manic in Soi 6 bar

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Polish man escaped injury when he jumped out the third-story window of a Soi 6 bar after going into a manic rage in one of its rented rooms. Denis…

Buffaloes dress up, race hard at Chonburi festival

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By CPRD
Farmers swapped paddy fields for a dusty race course as they sprinted for glory on the backs of prized water buffaloes at the Chonburi buffalo races. Bareback riders competed for…

Central Center donates supplies to Wat Sawang Arom School

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Jetsada Homklin
Central Center donated 20,000 baht in appliances and furniture to Wat Sawang Arom School as part of its community-outreach effort. General Manager Sayan Nagboon and staffers were welcomed by Principal…
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