Police step up patrols after ATM heist

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya police stepped up patrols of ATM booths, convenience stores, gas stations, banks and gold shops following a teller machine heist that netted thieves 2 million baht.
A musician who left a suicide note on Facebook was found dead in his Pattaya apartment. Kriangsak Hobgratok, 24, was found less than five hours after apparently ingesting pesticide in…
A northern Thailand hill-tribe boy was captured by police after allegedly breaking into a fruit vendor’s apartment. The 14-year-old boy from the Akha tribe in Chiang Mai was detained by…

Tuesday, May 13 is Visakha Bucha Day

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19
Banks and government offices closed Tuesday, May 13, is one of the most venerated holidays on the Buddhist calendar: Visakha Bucha Day. This Buddhist Holy Day marks the beginning of…

Royal Plowing Ceremony falls on May 9

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19
The annual Royal Plowing Ceremony at Sanam Luang near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, and the accompanying Cultivation Ceremony held at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha the day before,…
A privately-owned Nong Plalai housing development now has its own police box following a donation of two cars to Banglamung Police by the village’s owner.

PEA preps electrical wires for rainy season

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Jetsada Homklin
Two provincial electric companies are cleaning Pattaya power lines to prevent outages and fires during rainy season. Workers from the Provincial Electrical Authority of Ayutthaya joined Pattaya Provincial Electrical Authority…
Large crowds of holiday vacationers provided the perfect opportunity for beach vendors to jack up prices for Labor Day. Jomtien Beach Municipal Police chief Col. Somchai Inruang said beach patrons…
The last Labor Day before the opening of the ASEAN Economic Community has many Thais anxious about their futures. Even a year after seeing the minimum wage rise 53 percent,…

Pattaya tourists remain, but hide from hot sun

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Surasak Huasoon
The streets and beaches may look empty now that Songkran has ended, but look inside or after dark and Pattaya still is playing host to a good number of tourists.
The on-again, off-again construction of a 3 million baht wheelchair path near the Redemptorist Vocational School for Persons with Disabilities has hit another pothole as Pattaya City Hall tries to…
Work has begun on tearing down structures blocking the South Pattaya canal, which have been causing major flooding throughout South Pattaya during heavy rainfalls over the past several years. 
Health, traffic and education topped the list of concerns shared by Pattaya residents when city officials solicited suggestions from residents of 14 neighborhoods about how to improve the quality of…
Nearly 80 volunteers from the Thappraya 2310 Foundation were trained to better conduct traffic during a two-day workshop in Pattaya.
The Marine Department plans to inspect a dozen unregulated companies offering “sea walker” diving trips in Pattaya. At an April 26 meeting with Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, Marine Department of…
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