The Pattaya Press Association hopes to promote the city as an eco-tourism destination while raising money for charity by staging a bicycle race for National Press Day in March.

Institute of Physical Education marks 9th anniversary

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By CPRD
Chonburi’s Institute of Physical Education celebrated its ninth anniversary with religious rites and award presentations. Seksan Nakwong, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, presided over the…

Ban Jing Jai celebrates start of new building Feb. 23

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7
Children, friends and supporters of the Ban Jing Jai orphanage will celebrate breaking ground on its new Nong Plalai facility Feb. 23. The 3-6 p.m. party will allow people to…
Top finishers in November’s Miss Mimosa Queen transvestite beauty pageant made merit by releasing sea turtles into the wild in Sattahip. Mimosa Managing Director Jirachot Kaewsathien led winner Nisamanee Lertwonpong,…

PTT Pattaya Open players plant trees for stadium

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Warunya Thongrod
Tennis players participating in the PTT Pattaya Open served up 10 volleys for the environment by potting trees to be planted at the Eastern National Indoor Stadium.

Pattaya Floating Market uses sea boxing to spur business

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Thanachot Anuwan
With Thailand tourism floundering, the Pattaya Floating Market is trying to spark business by offering daily sea boxing matches. Manager Asanan Sriviroj announced the promotion also aimed at preserving Thai…

Pattaya School No. 11 marks 36th anniversary

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya School No. 11 celebrated its 36th anniversary with a two-day festival attended by educators from around the city. Principal Jirasak Jitsom welcomed guests to the Jan. 23-24 celebration, which…
Thai soldiers stand guard to block anti-government protesters, left, during a rally outside the office of the permanent secretary for defense where Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was reportedly working inside…

Nernrodfai Community opens new office, police box

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Residents of East Pattaya’s Nernrodfai neighborhood now have their own community office and police box. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city council members helped cut the ribbon on the new office…
The Department of Special Investigations brought together government officials and tour operators to address a December complaint that illegal Russian tour guides were stealing Thai jobs.

New York artist brings color to Pattaya garbage

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Veechan Souksi
DPAC Inter Corp. Co., through its “Hero Variety” team, visited Beach Road to pass out unique pink garbage bags to beach vendors to launch its “Amazingly Clean Thailand” campaign.

FWD Life donates wheelchairs to Father Ray Foundation

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Urasin Khantaraphan
FWD Life Insurance Co. donated 10 wheelchairs to the Redemptorist Vocational School for Persons with Disabilities. CEO Mike Plaxton presented Father Ray Foundation President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri with the…

Indian hits Russian, on dry land, with jet ski

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Russian woman was injured after being hit on dry land by a jet ski driven by an Indian tourist.

German-Thai teen falls into police custody

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A drug bust literally fell into the arms of Pattaya police when a German-Thai teenager tumbled onto a neighbor’s roof with marijuana in his pocket.

Man arrested for firing modified BB gun into air

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A man who turned a BB gun he bought on the Internet into a bullet-firing weapon was arrested after firing shots into the air in front of a cop.
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