Russian tourist hit by motorbike

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Boonlua Chatree
A Russian woman was injured after being hit by a motorbike while crossing Second Road. Tatiana Evseenko, 25, suffered cuts to the head and leg injuries from being run over…
Police have arrested a southern Thailand man for allegedly stabbing an Omani tourist in September. Thewarit Nu-urai, 24, was arrested in his hometown of Pattalung Oct. 31.
Area police have captured a gang of thugs who admitted to stealing necklaces and handbags from tourists in Naklua and Banglamung.
Buddhists from across the country descended upon Rayong to contribute everything from jewels to cement to cast a new 12-meter-tall Lord Buddha statue for Dokkrai Temple.

Navy discharges 198 sailors, marines in Sattahip

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Patcharapol Panrak
Almost 200 military conscripts were released from active duty at the Royal Thai Navy’s third discharge service of 2013. Capt. Khomsan Sonsupaap, commander of Naval Base Sattahip Battalion, presided over…

Collectors flock to Buddhist amulet show

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Boonlua Chatree
Collectors flocked to the Pattaya Indoor Sports Arena for evaluations and prizes for this year’s Buddhist amulet preservation show.

2nd Frigate Squadron mobilizes for end-of-year war games

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy’s 2nd Frigate Squadron mobilized four warships for its end-of-year war games. Rear Adm. Ratsadang Theeranet dispatched the HTMS Kraburi, Saiburi, Naresuan and Taksin Nov. 1 in…
A captain high on methamphetamines was behind the wheel when a passenger ferry capsized and sank off Koh Larn, killing six Thai and foreign tourists.
Initial reports state that six people, including two Russians, one Chinese and three Thais, drowned when an overloaded ferry returning to Pattaya from Koh Larn capsized.

Kingdom mourns death of Supreme Patriarch

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By CPRD
Phra Thep Suttajan, head of the province’s monk committee and abbot of Khao Bangsrai Temple, begins the water-ablution ceremony for Supreme Patriarch Somdej Phra Nyanasamvara (inset), who headed Thailand’s order…
Pattaya will join in the months-long commemoration of the death of the foundation of the Father Ray Foundation by organizing its own ceremony Nov. 30. Rev. Raymond Brennan died Aug.…

PILC looks forward to Christmas Bazaar

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44
It’s not long now before the Pattaya International Ladies Club’s Christmas Bazaar, to be held on Sunday, November 17 at the Holiday Inn Hotel Pattaya.

Supreme Patriarch and his Great Contribution to Buddhism

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By NNT
His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, has been contributing to the propagation of Buddhism in Thailand and abroad all through his long life in the saffron…
Welding sparks blown from the roof of a Persian restaurant to a storeroom filled with flammable liquids are believed responsible for setting off a Walking Street-area fire that damaged eight…

TAT sees no shift in marketing for 2014

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Thanachot Anuwan
With Pattaya continuing to increase its tourist numbers, the head of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Pattaya office sees no reason to change his marketing strategy in 2014.
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