Hundreds of young Pattaya children stretched their bodies and minds at the two-day Primary School Students Development seminar in Pattaya. The 301 kindergarten 2 and 3 students from Pattaya’s public…
Makha Bucha Day saw much praying in Pattaya, and some of it was in hopes of getting through the holiday traffic more quickly. Roads entering both Pattaya and Jomtien Beach…

300 sailors train for security duty in southern Thailand

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By Patcharapol Panrak
About 300 Royal Thai Navy sailors are training through mid-March to take over airport security and coastal patrols in southern Thailand. Capt. Wasant Sathornkij opened the month-long training course Feb.…

Pattaya School No. 5 vies for national health prize

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya School No. 5 has been chosen as one of the Eastern Seaboard’s 12 healthiest schools with a chance to win the Best in Health national title. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome…

Chonburi marks 60 years of Volunteer Defense Corps

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By CPRD
Chonburi observed the 60th anniversary of Thailand’s Volunteer Defense Corps with awards, scholarships and gifts to local officers. Gov. Khomsan Ekachai led the Feb. 10 ceremony at Chonburi Volunteer Defense…

Despite potholes, Pattaya rolls down road to progress

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By Veechan Souksi
For all the knocks Pattaya City Hall and local police take - justifiably - about quickly forgotten initiatives and lax regulatory enforcement, there’s little argument that Pattaya somehow has managed…

Cobra Gold underway in Sattahip with new partner China

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By Patcharapol Panrak
The annual Cobra Gold naval exercise is underway again in Thailand with China participating for the first time. Royal Thai Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Adm. Narong Phipatanasai opened the amphibious-assault training…

Valentine’s shoppers see red over rose prices

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Nutsara Duangsri
It’s said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but Pattaya shoppers say cheaper roses on Valentine’s Day would smell best of all. The Feb. 14 holiday…

East meets West - Makha Bucha & Valentine’s converge on Feb. 14

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7
Valentine’s Day this year will be a special one for the children of Baan Jing Jai when their dream of a new home comes one step closer to reality. (Photo…

Fire destroys 3 Navy homes in Sattahip

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Patcharapol Panrak
The homes of three Royal Thai Navy personnel were destroyed in a fire while residents went out to vote on Election Day.

City pipe laying causing dust problems at Wat Pho School

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Surasak Huasoon
Dust and smoke are choking neighbors around Phothisamphanphitthayakhan School, where contractors dug a long stretch of sidewalk, then disappeared.

Father Ray Foundation plans St. Patrick’s Day parade

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 2,000 people are expected to join in a St. Patrick’s Day parade being organized by the Father Ray Foundation and area Irish clubs.

Campaign posters destroyed in Sattahip

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Patcharapol Panrak
Temperatures are rising in Sunday’s Khet Udomsak council election as a candidate complained to police that someone was destroying campaign posters.

Friday February 14 is Makha Bucha Day

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7
Banks, offices will be closed This year, Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) falls on Friday, February 14.  Government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed.

Residents upset over Maryvit School traffic

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Surasak Huasoon
Residents near Maryvit School say ever-increasing traffic is making navigating their neighborhood a slow-motion nightmare.
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