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The fruit everyone loves to hate - durian - is the top seller at Pattaya-area markets. With the hot season here, a panoply of fruit is coming into season and…
The 101 buildings encroaching on royal land, a saga that dates back nearly 2 decades, are once again back in the city’s crosshairs.  This time, however, only 12 Walking Street…

Residents demand Pattaya stop sewage release

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Naklua residents are demanding that Pattaya address a long-running problem of raw sewage flowing into the sea at the north end of town. Last year, Pattaya installed a 1.3 million…
The contractor who built a 6-million-baht road in Khet Udomsak that began falling apart a month after it opened insists that faulty design specifications and standing water - not corruption…

University students study Nongprue Municipality

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Students from the King Prajadhipok Institute paid a visit to Nongprue Municipality to see how the sub-district is run. The 150 students in King Prajadhipok’s government management and public laws…
Blasted in the media and online for dangerous, low-hanging jumbles of wires hanging from its utility poles, the Provincial Electricity Authority blamed shoddy work by technicians from cable-television and Internet…

Pattaya Beach footpath washing away

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Repeated waves of torrential flooding are eating away at the recently rebuilt Pattaya Beach promenade. Numerous large holes have appeared in the brick footpath, which also has sunk in other…

Two-phase plan laid for tour bus parking

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya officials have developed a two-step plan to stop tour buses from clogging up traffic near the beach. At the May 14 meeting of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association…
Beach refill delayed again The upgrade of Beach Road’s drainage system is expected to begin in June, but the planned simultaneous refilling of Pattaya Beach has been postponed again. Deputy…

17 tourists hurt in Pong bus accident

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Seventeen Chinese tourists were injured May 10 when their tour bus flipped during heavy rain in Pong Sub-district. The TWB Co. coach skid off an access road on Highway 36,…
A sleepy Pattaya policeman and his wife were injured when he dozed off behind the wheel and crashed his truck into two other vehicles. Pol. Sen. Sgt. Maj. Kittisak Yokanitch,…
Police are hunting down two men masquerading as police volunteers who illegally detained and robbed a pair of bar workers. Male go-go bar worker Pornsak Yuyeuan, 26, and his girlfriend,…

Scavenger arrested for slashing drunk woman

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Boonlua Chatree
A drunk Udon Thani man was arrested for allegedly slashing a speech-impaired woman in the face during an argument. Pisit Supanaset, 38, was apprehended May 10, along with a bloody,…

Uneven Second Road causes motorbike accident

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Three people were hurt when a foreign man and his girlfriend crashed their motorbike due to Second Road’s uneven surface. The unidentified couple, both in their mid-30s, was taken to…

Soi Buakaow shooting injures 3

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Boonlua Chatree
Three people were hurt when a youth-gang member opened fire on an herbal alcohol shop in Pattaya. Supakit Polsan, owner of the herbs-in-alcohol cart near the Grand Hall Market on…
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