Private benefactors donated more than 40 million baht to Banglamung Hospital to help it build another inpatient wing. Vibun Thammakit, the former abbot of Chonglom Temple, presented 41.3 million baht…

Centara Grand Mirage hosts blood drive

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 100 Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort employees donated blood to benefit National Blood Center 3. A full house of staffers rolled up their sleeves April 23 for Banglamung…
The abbot at Phothisamphan Temple celebrated his 77th birthday by sponsoring a meritorious blood drive for the National Blood Center in Chonburi. The Thai Red Cross rolled in eight beds…

Jomtien widening beachfront road

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By Surasak Huasoon
Najomtien Sub-district will spend 25 million baht to widen 900 meters of beachfront roadway. The project planned by the Ministry of Interior, Chonburi Public Works and Town & Country Planning…

King makes public appearance on Coronation Day

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19
Prachuap Khiri Khan, May 5 - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has appeared and presided over a ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of his coronation at Klai Kangwol Palace…
Pattaya again will invite people to exercise and meditate during the annual Visakha Bucha Day walk-run. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided over the April 30 planning meeting for the event,…
Sandy seascapes from Naklua to Sattahip were packed - as were the roads connecting them - on Labor Day May 1 as families and individual workers took a break to…
Solving Pattaya’s chronic flooding problems would take nine years and more than 10 billion baht, according to university consultants hired to draft a water-management master plan.

Pattaya to run dry for Visakha Bucha Day

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Jetsada Homklin
As is always the case for nearly every Buddhist holiday, Pattaya’s bars and nightspots will be closed for Visakha Bucha Day. From Walking Street to Drinking Street, Third Road to…

Pop singer begins tour as navy recruit

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Patcharapol Panrak
Phanu “Poppy” Jirakhun, leader of the band K-otic, reported for military duty at the Naval Recruit Training Center, refusing to call in any special favors and said he’d willingly take…
Pattaya officials have ordered an immediate cleanup of a garbage-transfer station that is stinking up the Sukhumvit Soi 3 neighborhood. Amnuai Somphongtham, head of Pattaya City Council’s Peace and Environment…
Their numbers were few, but, fortunately, so were the number of accidents as rescue workers patrolled Jomtien Beach on Labor Day. Rescuer Wanlop Bunchu said providing safety for the large…

20,000 meth tablets seized in Banglamung

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Boonlua Chatree
Area police seized nearly 20,000 methamphetamine tablets destined for sale in Issan during a raid of a Banglamung apartment.
Police are looking for four youths who robbed a Sriracha college student at gunpoint of his motorbike, smartphone and cash.

Police nab 1 of 4 wanted in ATM heist

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Boonlua Chatree
Police have arrested one of five men who allegedly used a blowtorch to steal millions of baht from a Pattaya automated-teller machine. Athit Sangprasert, 32, was captured May 1 at…
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