Koh Samet oil spill effects to be felt for weeks

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Patcharapol Panrak
Cleanup workers frantically fight a losing battle, trying to keep oil from ruining Ao Prao beach in front of Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa on Samet Island.  About 50 tons…

Lottery vendor returns lost wallet

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Patcharapol Panrak
An Amnat Charoen man scored an unexpected lottery-related win, not by hitting the lucky numbers, but finding a ticket agent willing to return his lost wallet.
Pattaya-area hoteliers and tour operators learned how to better protect children against commercial sexual exploitation in travel and tourism at a one-day seminar organized by ECPAT International and its The…

Navy’s ACDC parades sailors, armaments

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy’s Air and Coastal Defense Command again showed off its readiness for battle with a parade of troops, vehicles and artillery weapons.

Nong Nooch offers 5,000 baht to name new elephant

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Patcharapol Panrak
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is offering 5,000 baht and an overnight hotel stay to the person who names the elephant park’s latest arrival.
While open since early June, the Thai Passport Office’s Pattaya branch finally “officially” opened with a politician-studded ceremony. Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary Navin Bunseth joined Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh,…

Jet ski causes accident on Thepprasit Road

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Boonlua Chatree
A pickup truck was damaged but no one was hurt when a jet ski went for an unexpected ride in the middle of Thepprasit Road.
Chonburi marked the 61st birthday of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn with a ceremony at Yai Intharam Temple. Deputy Gov. Pongsak Preechawit presided over the July 27 service attended by…

Swiss motorcyclist hurt in purse snatching

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Boonlua Chatree
A Swiss woman was injured when two men kicked over her moving motorbike while snatching her handbag.
The father, grandfather and two uncles of a Bang Saray girl have been arrested for allegedly raping the child for the past five years.
Burglars got away with more than 60,000 baht after breaking into the Pattaya home of a British restaurant owner. John Robert Cook, 68, called police after interrupting the July 26…
A Swiss man has been arrested for allegedly molesting underage boys and possessing child pornography.
A Nong Bua Lamphu woman was arrested for allegedly attacking an Italian man 36 years older than her with a nail-spiked plank.

Centara Grand hosts wedding fair this weekend

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Warunya Thongrod
The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort will show off its wedding-package offerings at the second of its summer bridals shows this weekend. The Aug. 2-4 “Mirage Bridal Show & Wedding…
A homeless man seen eating offerings left at a Bang Saray shrine scared superstitious neighbors who believed he was a ghost looking to be reborn.
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