Tanzanian arrested in 430,000-baht swindling case

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Banglamung police arrested a Tanzanian man who allegedly drugged and robbed two middle-age women of 430,000 baht. Maneekorn Megmorg, 54, and Thanchanok Duangpang, 42, both from Yasothon, tracked down Gailly…

Chonburi celebrates 2nd King Ramkhamhaeng Day

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By CPRD
Chonburi marked the second King Ramkhamhaeng Day with a ceremony recalling the fabled ruler’s contributions to Thai history.

Pattaya School No. 11 cooks up vocational course

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By Warunya Thongrod
Things are really cooking at Pattaya School No. 11. The same day the school opened its new library, it also cut the ribbon on a bakery-training facility. Deputy Mayor Wattana…

Chonburi marks Thai Armed Forces Day

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By CPRD
Gov. Khomsan Ekachai laid wreaths at the city’s King Naresuan Monument as Chonburi marked Thailand Armed Forces Day, which commemorates the fabled king’s defeat of a Burmese army on the…

Pattaya School No. 11 opens new library

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya School No. 11 opened a new library for use by both students and the public made possible through a donation by the city’s top education supervisor.

Navy observes Armed Forces Day

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Sattahip Naval Base marked Royal Thai Armed Forces Day with oath-taking and marching. Adm. Narong Phipatanasai presided over the Jan. 18 “oath of allegiance to the colors” by battalions…

Chic Republic opens Pattaya location

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By Veechan Souksi
Home-furnishings retailer Chic Republic brought its unique line of high-end furniture, lighting and decor products to the Eastern Seaboard with the opening of a store in Pattaya.

Planning begins for Jan. 26 International Bed Race

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Rotary Club of Pattaya members have begun planning the Pattaya International Bed Race to benefit charity. The fundraiser was moved to a 4 p.m. start last year due to evening…
Pattaya City Hall’s negligence in removing wood used for a man-made pond for Loy Krathong may lead to flooding long after November’s festival is forgotten.

Chonburi Red Cross gets to work for 2014

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3 By CPRD
Chonburi Red Cross officials got to work for the new year, catching up regional members on ongoing projects.

Pattaya crews patch potholes, broken sidewalks

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3 By Surasak Huasoon
Following repeated Pattaya Mail reports about potholes and broken sidewalks, Pattaya City Hall is now moving more quickly to patch things up.
Area officials made good on their promises to crackdown - at least temporarily - on Beach Road traffic scofflaws by inspecting 17 new bus stops and writing tickets for buses…

Fire destroys 22 booths at Jomtien Night Market

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3 By Boonlua Chatree
Fire destroyed 22 booths at the Jomtien Night Market, but caused no injuries.
Pattaya tourist levels have dropped 80 percent from last year as political protests in Bangkok scare away the world’s visitors.
Area officials are promising again to crack down on traffic and parking violators, erecting bus stops along Beach Road and threatening to fine any bus or taxi not using them.
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