HRH Princess Soamsawalee’s Princess Pa Foundation donated nearly 850 bags of relief supplies to flooding victims in Panthong.
Thammasat University next year will take over foreign-language classes offered by Pattaya City Hall with promises to employ graduates of at least one course.
Pythons slithering into homes in Sattahip have become so common that locals simply now only pay attention so they can bet the victimized house’s street number in the lottery.

Loy Krathong to be held on schedule

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Phasakorn Channgam
Although organizers are being asked to somewhat mute the celebrations, officials announced that Loy Krathong will be held on its scheduled date, Nov. 17.  An unnamed Tourism of Thailand official…
About 150 people in Sattahip won’t be getting the free eyeglasses they’d expected to receive at next week’s One Sight Foundation huge glasses donation event.
Pattaya would nearly triple the width of drainage pipes underlying downtown streets under a new flood-drainage master plan being drafted by the city.
A Banglamung man has been arrested for allegedly molesting his 15-year-old daughter. Parayad Santha, 46, was taken into custody Nov. 1 after going to Pattaya Police Station to report that…
The houses of two foreigners in Jomtien Beach may have been burned down to hide a burglary, police said.
An Australian man has been arrested for allegedly molesting his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter. Ben Agame Ofar, 50, was apprehended Oct. 31 by Region 2 Child and Woman Protection police at…

Russian tourist hit by motorbike

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Boonlua Chatree
A Russian woman was injured after being hit by a motorbike while crossing Second Road. Tatiana Evseenko, 25, suffered cuts to the head and leg injuries from being run over…
Police have arrested a southern Thailand man for allegedly stabbing an Omani tourist in September. Thewarit Nu-urai, 24, was arrested in his hometown of Pattalung Oct. 31.
Area police have captured a gang of thugs who admitted to stealing necklaces and handbags from tourists in Naklua and Banglamung.
Buddhists from across the country descended upon Rayong to contribute everything from jewels to cement to cast a new 12-meter-tall Lord Buddha statue for Dokkrai Temple.

Navy discharges 198 sailors, marines in Sattahip

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Patcharapol Panrak
Almost 200 military conscripts were released from active duty at the Royal Thai Navy’s third discharge service of 2013. Capt. Khomsan Sonsupaap, commander of Naval Base Sattahip Battalion, presided over…

Collectors flock to Buddhist amulet show

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Boonlua Chatree
Collectors flocked to the Pattaya Indoor Sports Arena for evaluations and prizes for this year’s Buddhist amulet preservation show.
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