Grifter sets up 3-day friend for elaborate bag snatch

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are searching for a grafter who befriended a female victim for three days before setting her up for a purse snatching. Samruethai Kaewkla, 21, called police from an alley…
Three foreigners were arrested when police raided an East Pattaya home being used as a studio for a pornographic webcam operation. Dutchman Ethan Marcel Christopher Janzwarts, 46; Slovenian Luka Zagar,…
A Roi-Et woman sneaking out of her apartment to party against her husband’s wishes was injured when she slipped, fell and pierced her leg on the top of a steel…
Police arrested a South Pattaya motorbike-taxi driver for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl at knife-point. Oi Wannathim, 33, was apprehended March 20 at the Kophai 94 motel on Soi Kophai…

Karaoke girl shot by show-off customer

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Boonlua Chatree
A Bangkok tour guide was arrested after shooting a karaoke bar worker while trying to show off. A tearful Suphachai Taopituckchai, 33, was taken into custody at the Disney Karaoke…

7 teens arrested for hurling rocks at passing cars

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Patcharapol Panrak
Police have arrested seven teenagers accused of hurling rocks at passing cars from a Highway 7 pedestrian overpass. Alleged gang leader Sittichai Rakson, 18, and six boys between the ages…

She sells seashells down by Pattaya’s seashore

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Vittaya Yoondorn
Naklua fishing families have found another way to supplement their income, collecting seashells to sell to tourists as jewelry or decorations. The wives of fishermen around Soi 18 have been…

99 monks praise Their Majesties at Chonburi merit-making

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13
Chonburi invited 99 monks to express loyalty and love toward Their Majesties the King and Queen as part of a national merit-making ceremony. Deputy Mayor Pornchai Kwansakul presided over the…

Sattahip mayor heads ‘100 Issues, 100 Stories’

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip’s mayor asked city residents to tell him “100 stories and 100 issues” as he opened a forum for 12 neighborhood committees to air their grievances.

180 poor families given relief in Sattahip

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Patcharapol Panrak
Chonburi and Royal Thai Navy officials handed out food and necessities to 180 impoverished Sattahip families. Chonburi Provincial Administration Organization President Wittaya Kunplome and Vice Adm. Chanarong Charoenrak joined Cabinet…
South Pattaya shoppers and tourists were given a taste of Eastern cosmetology when a Bangkok Chinatown shopowner set up a booth offering cheap “threading” hair removal.
It took a saw, rope and lots of patience to save a scared kitten stuck in a tree for a week, but unwilling to be rescued. Sawang Rojthummasathan Sattahip Foundation…

International Music Festival this weekend

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12
It’s that time of year again, when Pattaya’s International Music Festival comes to town.  Dubbed by some as “Pattaya’s International Traffic Jam,” with some predictions putting attendance in the hundreds…

Masseuses give up shop work for beach businesses

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Vittaya Yoondorn
In more ways than one, Thai massage is a high-pressure occupation. Some therapists, however, have eschewed regular hours and increasingly irregular tips to start their own mobile massage businesses.

City repairs Thepprasit sidewalk

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Warunya Thongrod
City engineers have repaired the broken sidewalks at the intersection of Thepprasit and Jomtien Second roads in Jomtien Beach. Somchai Nonthasai and four workers on March 12 leveled the walkway,…
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