A 15 billion baht extension of Highway 7 to Ban Chang set to launch in 2015 will be the seventh major road project to boost the Pattaya area’s infrastructure, the…
Pattaya-area officials have pledged to crack down on vehicle-rental booths taking up precious Beach Road and sidewalk real estate.

Expect traffic delays on marathon Sunday

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29
The King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon is being run this Sunday, July 21, full details of which can be found in the sports section this week. Commuters are being warned to…

Naklua’s Soi Kanrua to get new drainage system

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Phasakorn Channgam
Pattaya will spend 8 million baht to hopefully solve long-running flood problems in Naklua’s Soi Kanrua boatyard district. Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay and Sanitation Department Director Weerat Jeerasriphaithun met with…
City officials will go to court to force the demolition of South Pattaya’s Boutique Hotel nearly a year after discovering the owner illegally added four floors and violated building codes…
A leader of the Koh Chang Preservation Group has been arrested for allegedly masterminding a plot to kill a Pong Sub-district village chief. Sombut Sonthiphin, 43, a one-time candidate for…
A Dutch-Thai gay couple has been arrested for allegedly using and selling methamphetamines in Najomtien. Jacobus van Alphen, 59, Dutch, and Alee Kuma, 25, were arrested in their room at…
Four ex-convicts who formed the “Blue Dragon” gang after being released are back behind bars, accused of burglarizing more than 100 homes, stealing cars and motorbikes and killing four dogs.

Fire destroys LPG-powered car

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Pattaya man narrowly escaped injury after fire swept through his LPG-powered Toyota. Somporn Yawong, 49, called authorities after an apparently electrical malfunction sparked fire under the hood of his…

Police arrest 2 in convenience store robbery spree

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Boonlua Chatree
Police have arrested two men suspected in a string of convenience-store robberies since late June. Chanont Leela, 21, and Kiattisak Wannaying, 22, were apprehended July 6 in a room at…

Paranoid Rayong man found dead in canal

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Patcharapol Panrak
A Rayong man who disappeared July 2 in a fit of paranoia was found dead a day later in an area canal. The body of Rungarun Ratsaenchan, 56, was found…

Buddhist Lent begins next week

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29
July 22 & 23 This year, the Buddhist holy days of Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa fall on July 22 & 23.  Both are recognized public holidays, and therefore banks…

Alcohol sales banned July 22-23

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Phasakorn Channgam
Back-to-back Buddhist holidays this week mean two dry days in Pattaya as bars, restaurants and entertainment venues are barred from selling alcohol. Asalaha Bucha Day, Monday, July 22, and Khao…
Royal Thai Navy personnel and volunteers packed 2,000 bags of emergency rations to be distributed by the royal Princess Pa Foundation for monks and flood victims in Thailand’s south.

Naklua temple hosts ‘master’s day’

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Buddhist disciples attended a “master’s day” at Chong Lom Temple in Naklua. Chonburi Chief of Monks Than Jaokhun Worapot Punyajan and abbot of Aranyikkawas Temple presided over the July 9…
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