Thousands give alms to 2,600 monks

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By Warunya Thongrod
North Pattaya Road was once again awash in saffron as 2600 monks gathered to collect alms to support their less-fortunate brethren as part of a nationwide drive by a million…

BHP offers 1st seminar on responding to marine accidents

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By Warunya Thongrod
In the wake of Pattaya accidents left 11 tourists dead and dozens injured, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya organized its first marine-accident seminar to better train area doctors and first responders in…

Pattaya City Guide goes live on Internet, smartphones

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By Phasakorn Channgam
City officials officially have launched the “Pattaya City Guide,” an online and service allowing visitors to search and obtain information on more than 2,000 hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Wintery weather heats up coat sales

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By Surasak Huasoon
The arrival of winter-like weather is heating up the market for heavy coats. “I’ve been living in Pattaya for more than ten years and I have never felt Pattaya as…
Pattaya spent 200,000 baht in 2013 on training charity and welfare organizations to better cooperate on projects city hall deemed important.

Nongprue police stepping up security for New Year holiday

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By Warunya Thongrod
Nongprue police are urging residents planning to take extended vacations during the New Year’s holiday to register their plans with police, who are pledging to provide extra protection against burglaries.

Four top Thai bands play finale of Pattaya Countdown

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By Thanachot Anuwan
Pattaya’s week-long countdown to the New Year ticks off its final seconds Tuesday with the help of four major Thai rock bands. Pattaya Countdown to 2014 began Christmas night with…

Drunk, wrong-way motorcyclist killed in Pong

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Nan Province man was killed while driving his motorcycle against traffic on Highway 36 in Pong. Sittichai Suthiket, 27, was hit head on by a Chevrolet pickup truck before…
A Russian who searched four days for the transvestite who stole his gold necklace finally got his man, but not his jewelry.
An Israeli tourist arrested on shoplifting charges denied he stole anything, but was unable to explain how a 690-baht hat ended up in his backpack.

Transvestite arrested for drugging, robbing Russian tourist

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52 By Boonlua Chatree
Police have arrested a transvestite for allegedly drugging and robbing a Russian tourist.
An elderly New Zealander who gave a transvestite prostitute his ATM code unsurprisingly was drugged and robbed of his wallet minutes later. Bernard John Griffiths, 65, met up with the…
A teenager was injured after apparently falling from a Sukhumvit Road pedestrian crossing. Chockhai Leechaikul, 17, suffered a broken hip and skull in the 9:30 p.m. accident Dec. 17. Police…
In a turn of usual events, a transvestite complained to police he was drugged and robbed of about 80,000 baht by a man who picked him up in a bar.…
Hundreds of area residents lined the street as a procession of monks paraded through Pattaya to herald the promotion of Chaimongkol Temple’s abbot.
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