Fifty students from Ubon Ratchathani University learned about the history and government of Pattaya during a field trip to city hall.
The public-administration undergrads escorted by Professor Krungthai Nopparat listened to a presentation from Maj. Jeerawat Sukonthasap, director of the Peace and Stability Maintenance Department, who covered the city’s growth from a tiny fishing village to a bustling tourist center of 150,000 registered residents and a half-million unregistered denizens.
The non-registered residents, he explained, come from various provinces to work and settle in Pattaya as it can provide income to people in many occupations.
Fifty students from Ubon Ratchathani University took a trip to Pattaya City Hall to learn about the history and government of Pattaya.
The major reviewed the political hierarchy and bureaucracy and the city’s geography, noting it draws more than 6 million tourists a year for a full calendar of organized events and festivals.