A Bangkok man has been arrested for stealing a South African expat’s car and more than 100,000 baht in cash and electronics.

Burmese robbery suspect knocked out by grandpa

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Boonlua Chatree
A Burmese construction worker who allegedly held a young store clerk at knifepoint was knocked unconscious when the girl’s 70-year-old grandfather stabbed him in the head.
A group of Chachoengsao university students were given a chance to observe Pattaya’s administration as they prepare to become government leaders. Led by Assistant Professor Nobaporn Khunkha, the 170 humanities…

Pattaya School No. 3 celebrates 36 years

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya School No. 3 celebrated its 36th anniversary with an open house. Education Office Director Narong Phewonn and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome joined city officials and administrators from many of Pattaya’s…

King Power employees fulfill duty in blood drive

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Employees at Pattaya’s King Power duty-free mall freed time to do their civic duty by donating blood to the Thai Red Cross. Technicians from Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital rolled…

Roadwork outside CAT office has neighbors howling

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Residents near the CAT Telecom office called for help as a project by the Pattaya Waterworks Authority to lay new pipe drags into its third week. Having dug up the…

HTMS Pattani searching for missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By MCOT
Thailand has sent an offshore patrol vessel, HTMS Pattani, to help in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in the Andaman Coast. Thai Navy commander Admiral Narong…

Mass graduation for Pattaya schools set March 20

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 2,000 Pattaya school children will receive graduation certificates from Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome during a mass ceremony at the Eastern National Indoor Stadium March 20.
Fifty students from Ubon Ratchathani University learned about the history and government of Pattaya during a field trip to city hall. The public-administration undergrads escorted by Professor Krungthai Nopparat listened…
A broke Swedish family begged police to deport them home, as they had run out of cash and lost a passport.
Seven mini parades will mark the start of the Pattaya Issan Festival, running Friday through Sunday on Third Road. Opening ceremonies will be held at Pattaya School No. 8 and…
Construction is progressing slowly on a 3 million baht raised wheelchair path near the Redemptorist Vocational School for Persons with Disabilities.  The path is critical for wheelchair using residents at…

Jomtien Beach gets scrubbing, rocks removed

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 100 city workers removed dirty rocks in a cleanup of Jomtien Beach. The city Environment Department’s Thapida Suikhumhai led workers to scoop up smelly stones washed ashore by…

Public-health volunteers trained on elderly nutrition

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya public-health volunteers received training on elderly nutrition and food to help them better assist local communities.

Train-track roads derailed by heavy traffic

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Surasak Huasoon
The idea that Pattaya’s railway roads are quick routes across the city has left the station. Once just dusty roads on each side of the rail tracks in East Pattaya,…
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