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Happy Halloween

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44
Today, Oct. 31, is “All-Hallows-Eve”, better known as Halloween. Throughout Pattaya, many shopping malls, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues will be putting on special attractions to help celebrate this pagan…

Completion of Second Road resurfacing delayed 1 month

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Jetsada Homklin
When Pattaya officials announced that resurfacing of the entire length of Second Road would take only 20 days and be complete by Oct. 4, they likely could have heard the…

Rains overwhelm Wong Amat sewage system

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Surasak Huasoon
Pattaya sanitation workers responded to Wong Amat Beach after recent heavy rains flooded the beachfront with raw sewage. Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay led Sanitation Department staffers to Wong Amat behind…

Tourism operators to get marine-safety training

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Tourism-related businesses ranging from hotel operators to street vendors will take part in beachside training to rescue tourists in marine accidents. Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai met with military, hotels, business…

Pattaya flooding worse than ever, city officials admit

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Despite years of talk and months of effort, flooding actually is getting worse in Pattaya, with two recent days of heavy rain flooding areas of the city not inundated for…

Fire destroys LPG car in Bang Saray

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Patcharapol Panrak
An airline employee escaped injury when his liquid petroleum gas-powered sedan exploded in Bang Saray. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the flames that fully engulfed the Volvo…

Pair charged with robbing Good Samaritan

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Patcharapol Panrak
Two alleged gang members were arrested in Sattahip for pretending to be hurt in a motorbike crash then robbing a man who came to help them. Duthi Pakalo, 19, and…

30 ladyboys swept up, return to Beach Road

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Boonlua Chatree
Pattaya police again swept Beach Road of transgenders suspected of both prostitution and petty thefts, but released them in time for them to go back to work.
Pattaya-area officials again showed they will no longer tolerate abuse of tourists at the hands of Walking Street bar bouncers when they arrested one alleged thug and shut down his…
A 19-year-old arrested earlier this month for allegedly shooting a teenage couple after they left an all-night pub was shot himself in a case police suspect is payback. Thanachart Chaichana…

Second 7-Eleven hit by knife-wielding duo

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Two men who robbed a Sukhumvit Road 7-Eleven have hit at least one more area convenience store. A clerk at a 7-Eleven on Jomtien Second Road behind the Villa Navin…
Pattaya has decided to consolidate its usual two Loy Krathong celebrations into one grand event at Lan Poh Park in Naklua Nov. 6. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon said the celebration…
More than 200 monks made a pilgrimage through Pattaya to turn “an abandoned temple into a glorious temple” in Chonburi Province. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and the heads of the Chonburi…

Pattaya installs 7 pumps to tackle Beach Road flooding

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya has temporarily installed seven new high-power water pumps along Beach Road to tackle chronic flooding issues while it constructs a permanent solution.

Pattaya Hospital 90 percent ready to go

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya Hospital now is offering 90 percent of its planned services and is just waiting for final health insurance approval to begin a city-wide health-services project.
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