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Time is up for rental rooms, makeshift pubs, and hotel annexes obstructing the drainage canal in South Pattaya. After owners ignored orders to remove them, the city has once again…

Soi Khao Talo roadwork to be complete by month’s end

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Jetsada Homklin
Contractors are putting the final touches to newly resurfaced Soi Khao Talo, with work on the East Pattaya street expected to conclude by month’s end.

Pattaya details official Songkran celebration plans

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Songkran is just over three weeks away and Pattaya officials again are laying plans for the city’s official water-throwing and rice festivals. City Manager Wuttipol Charoenpol presided over the March…
Apparently unsatisfied that only 13 red-shirt leaders were sentenced to four years in jail for storming the ASEAN Summit in 2009, a Chonburi member of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee…
Pattaya-area hoteliers and tour operators learned how to better protect children against commercial sexual exploitation in travel and tourism at a one-day seminar organized by ECPAT International and its The…
Two alleged drug dealers with purported ties to a network inside a Bangkok prison were arrested in Pattaya.

Ladyboy uses his high-heeled shoe to attack Polish woman

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Boonlua Chatree
A Polish woman was hurt when a transgender struck her face with a high-heeled shoe. Plakad Somjan, 22, was arrested by police on a side soi off Walking Street March…

Swedish tourist jailed after hotel rampage

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Boonlua Chatree
A Swedish tourist was arrested for allegedly smashing up his Pattaya hotel room and refusing to pay for the 20,000 baht in damage. Gary Arne Roger Gronberg, 48, was captured…

2 teen girls arrested for drug possession

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Two teenage girls were arrested for possession of methamphetamines after being stopped at a central Pattaya checkpoint. A 15-year-old passenger on a motorbike driven by an 18-year-old identified only as…
About 150 military, police, Banglamung District, and immigration authorities raided a Soi Wat Bunkanchanaram construction camp, capturing more than 100 illegal aliens. Five groups of officials swooped in on the…

Turk drugged, robbed by prostitute

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Boonlua Chatree
A Turkish man lost 70,000 baht after being drugged and robbed by a prostitute he brought back to his Pattaya hotel room. A woozy Ethem Kabak, 45, called police to…

3 gambling booths raided

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Boonlua Chatree
Police raided three game booths set up for the Pattaya Music Festival that allegedly were fronts for illegal gambling. Officers rushed to Beach Road near Soi 6, a few blocks…

Old mortar shell found in Samae San

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Patcharapol Panrak
Construction crews working near Samae San’s Rim Talay Resort unearthed a mortar shell at least a decade old. Sattahip police were notified March 17 and called in naval ordinance specialists…

Pattaya marks Local Administration Day

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya marked the fifth Local Administration Day with religious ceremonies, music and dance whist honoring King Rama V, who began the move toward government decentralization.

Food, retail promotions key to summer tourism, THA says

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Jetsada Homklin
Area hotel executives are betting on three summer promotions to prop up tourism in Pattaya. At a March 17 meeting of the Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region, President Sanphet Suphabuansathien…
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