Chonburi marks King Narai Day

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By CPRD
Chonburi marked the 325th anniversary of the death of Thailand’s greatest king of Ayutthaya with a garland-laying ceremony at Chalermprakiet Pavilion.
The owner of a Pattaya pawn shop apologized to neighbors and rebuilt a public sidewalk he’d ripped out to install a parking lot.
Jumbled utility lines, low water pressures, flooding and teen drivers topped the list of complaints from Pattaya residents and business owners at the latest forum on solving Pattaya’s tourism-related woes.
Khao Maikaew residents and the East Water Group planted 1,000 tree saplings to mark Preservation and Development of Nationwide Rivers and Canals Day.

Happy Birthday HRH Princess Soamsawalee

Friday, 12 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 28
HRH Princess Soamsawalee of Thailand was born on July 13, 1957 at Guy’s Hospital in London, United Kingdom. She is the eldest child of Mom Rajawongse Adulyakit Kitiyakara (her father…
It’s that time of year again, when the rains are quickly followed by mosquitoes and the dangerous outbreak of dengue fever.  Shown here, a city worker sprays insecticides to kill…

Carabao brings music to Pattaya Remand Prison

Friday, 12 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 28 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Famed Thai musical band Carabao brought music to the ears of inmates at Pattaya Remand Prison, putting on a concert while also donating 400,000 baht in musical instruments and stereo…
High-ranking police officials quizzed Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome on everything from economic development to use of natural resources as they study Pattaya as part of a continuing-education course at the Royal…

Cars driving increase in hazy days in Pattaya

Friday, 12 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 28 By Vittaya Yoondorn
As Pattaya grows, so do its number of hazy days. It’s not weather, it’s smog, caused in large part by poorly maintained vehicles smoking up congested intersections.
The former secretary-general of Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board called four proposed tunnels under busy intersections on Sukhumvit road a “waste” of investment and destructive to Pattaya’s environment.

Suspected drug dealer busted in Bang Saray

Friday, 12 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 28 By Patcharapol Panrak
An Issan painter was arrested for allegedly dealing drugs in Bang Saray. Sutthawat Harnrat, 37, was captured by Sattahip District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and National Command Center for Drugs officers…

Van driver arrested for alleged rape of go-go dancer

Friday, 12 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 28 By Boonlua Chatree
A Khon Kaen van driver was arrested for allegedly snatching a Jomtien Beach go-go dancer off the street and raping her. Nattapong Sutthikaew, 30, was apprehended June 28 at the…
Pattaya police arrested a Sri Lankan man accused of bilking three countrymen out of more than 600,000 baht and leaving them to beg on the beach.
Sattahip police have arrested the Huay Yai gang leader suspected of shooting to death a Khet Udomsak fireman and injuring another rival outside a Sattahip hotel.

Shots fired at massage parlor manager’s car

Friday, 12 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 28 By Boonlua Chatree
Police suspect a business conflict was the motive behind the shooting of a car owned by a North Pattaya massage parlor manager. Officers responded to the Rasputin parlor on Second…
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