30 Chinese hospitalized for food poisoning

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
More than 30 Chinese tourists were rushed to the hospital after suffering an apparent case of food poisoning on Koh Larn. All but six members of the tour group were…
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitayakara were married by Her Majesty Queen Sawang Vadhana, the paternal grandmother of His Majesty, at the Sra Pathum Palace in…

20 injured in speedboat collision

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Boonlua Chatree
The vessel the Kor Nongmai 7 (left) suffered a gaping hole in its side during a crash with the Khemthong (right), which sustained only minor damage to its bow. Tourism…
Area officials organized a food-safety seminar to help train public-health volunteers in food-preparation sanitation. Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn presided over the April 9 workshop hosted by the Chonburi Public Health…

‘Doctors at Home’ program expanded

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Vittaya Yoondorn
Pattaya is expanding its “Doctors at Home” project, adding up to five more teams of physicals and nurses to make house calls on the city’s elderly and infirm.

Wednesday is Labor Day

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17
Wednesday, May 1 is Labor Day in Thailand, which is a public holiday, and as such government businesses and banks will be closed.  Some bank branches in shopping malls may…

Tropical storm wreaks havoc in Sattahip

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Patcharapol Panrak
An overnight tropical storm felled trees and destroyed roofs in Sattahip. A large mango tree toppled onto a Thongthip Market-area home April 16. Owner Uthit Chaorensukh, 42, and three other…
Once the water was dry, all that remained of Songkran in Pattaya was a mountain of garbage. From main thoroughfares to tiny sois, food containers, plastic bags, empty alcohol bottles…

Traffic police plentiful during Songkran

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Vittaya Yoondorn
Pattaya police deployed 150 officers to try and keep Songkran traffic moving. While highway police set up checkpoints to inspect drivers for alcohol use, weapons and drugs, they also cleared…
Pattaya residents rushed to buy gold after the world prices plunged 30 percent in a week. The Gold Traders Association cut the buying price of gold by 2,350 baht per…

Drug suspect caught after crashing into police cars

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Patcharapol Panrak
A suspected drug dealer was injured when he crashed into police cars during an attempted escape in Sattahip. Kriangwuth Sricharoen, 30, was apprehended April 15 after an undercover drug buy…

Banglamung escapes increase in national Songkran death toll

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17
While Songkran carnage on Thailand’s road increased by one nationally from 2012, the Pattaya area suffered no fatalities. A total of 321 people died during the “seven dangerous days” of…

Bull dies in fight at Sattahip elephant camp

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Patcharapol Panrak
A bull at Sattahip’s Khao Sheechan elephant camp died after fighting a younger male for a mate. Sompong, 69, suffered a tusk wound to the abdomen and died April 18.…

Sattahip police trying to indentify dead foreigner

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police are trying to identify a foreigner who died of an apparent heart attack at a Najomtien beach. Officials were called to a stretch of beachfront on the border…

Swiss expat drowns in Wong Amat

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Boonlua Chatree
A Swiss expat suffering from kidney disease drowned when he went skinny dipping on Wong Amat Beach. The nude body of Hans-Peter Hermann Stamminger, 65, washed ashore near the Sky…
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