Even as Thailand’s military regime clears Phuket and Hua Him beaches of chairs, umbrellas and food vendors, local officials are cementing the hold of vendors over half of Pattaya’s public…
Local schools and government agencies have teamed up to offer educational courses for Pattaya area Muslims to better prepare them for the coming ASEAN Economic Community.
The Pattaya Health Club and Mike Group donated 10 pieces of equipment used in blood donations to the Chonburi Red Cross. Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho presented the blood “shakers”…

Cable fire in East Pattaya

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Hotte Flink
A messy coil of electrical cables burst into flames on Soi Khao Talo, requiring a squadron of utility companies to repair the damage. About 100 meters of braided power, telephone…

Pattaya police practice bank-robbery response

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Boonlua Chatree
Pattaya police practiced their response to an armed bank robbery in an exercise aimed at helping both law enforcement and financial institutions in the city.

On-site HIV testing of sex workers called failure

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya public-health officials said their efforts to promote “voluntary counseling and testing” for HIV and AIDS in the city’s entertainment districts has been largely a failure, with too few participants…
Pattaya officials have halted construction of a 53-story condominium and hotel project at Bali Hai Pier that sparked an Internet firestorm after photos showing the tower obstructing a classic Pattaya…

Artillery show marks ACDC’s 24th anniversary

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy’s Air and Coastal Defense Command marked its 24th anniversary with a parade of troops, vehicles and artillery weapons. Navy commander Narong Pipattanasai and ACDC commander Lhuechai…

Pattaya honors 59 ‘good mothers’

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya honored 59 of the city’s best mothers for Mother’s Day, recognizing them for their good deeds. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and former Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome presented certificates to the…

Child gets hand stuck in pool pipe

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A 3-year-old girl received a trip to the hospital after getting her hand stuck in a pool-skimmer pipe in Huay Yai. Rescuers were called to the Dusit Pattaya 3 Village…
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya plans to fund the drilling of a groundwater well to solve water supply problems at the Nong Ta Un Health Center in Pong Sub-district.
Pattaya police chief brushed away new complaints from Thai tour guides that Russians are stealing their jobs, saying Thai companies should consider Russian-speaking guides helpful, since Thai companies don’t have…
Pattaya animal control officers rounded up a pack of six stray dogs that had attacked tourists on Beach Road. An 8-year-old German-Thai child was bitten the week of Aug. 15…

Low threat of Ebola, MERS in Thailand, PBTA told

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Jetsada Homklin
While the threat of spread to Thailand is low, Pattaya and Chonburi should take precautions to prevent outbreaks of Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome viruses in Pattaya, a public…
Pattaya police have issued an arrest warrant for the mother who allegedly abducted her two Thai-British daughters during their June visit to Thailand.

Hi-so bad boy arrested for speeding in Pattaya

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The son a wealthy Thai lighting-store owner was arrested in Pattaya after allegedly racing his 10 million baht sports car down Beach Road. Pattaya police Chief Col. Supathee Bungkhrong spotted…

American gets high-heel to forehead from ladyboy

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An American man got a high-heeled shoe to the forehead after rudely telling a transvestite what he could do with his provocative drink offer. Shawn Bowsher, 36, needed 13 stitches…
A pair of teenagers who dismissed a fortune teller’s prediction that they’d be arrested were tossed in jail after police caught them smoking marijuana. National Command Center for Drugs officers…

Woman hurt in drive-by shooting

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are looking for a young motorbike driver who shot a Pattaya woman while she was transporting two other people on her motorbike on Sukhumvit Road. Jintada Takimnok, 23, sustained…

3 hurt as pickup smashes food stall in Sattahip

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Patcharapol Panrak
Three people were injured when a former champion sailor lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a roadside food stand in Sattahip.
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