2nd Frigate Squadron mobilizes for end-of-year war games

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy’s 2nd Frigate Squadron mobilized four warships for its end-of-year war games. Rear Adm. Ratsadang Theeranet dispatched the HTMS Kraburi, Saiburi, Naresuan and Taksin Nov. 1 in…
A captain high on methamphetamines was behind the wheel when a passenger ferry capsized and sank off Koh Larn, killing six Thai and foreign tourists.
Initial reports state that six people, including two Russians, one Chinese and three Thais, drowned when an overloaded ferry returning to Pattaya from Koh Larn capsized.

Kingdom mourns death of Supreme Patriarch

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By CPRD
Phra Thep Suttajan, head of the province’s monk committee and abbot of Khao Bangsrai Temple, begins the water-ablution ceremony for Supreme Patriarch Somdej Phra Nyanasamvara (inset), who headed Thailand’s order…
Pattaya will join in the months-long commemoration of the death of the foundation of the Father Ray Foundation by organizing its own ceremony Nov. 30. Rev. Raymond Brennan died Aug.…

PILC looks forward to Christmas Bazaar

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44
It’s not long now before the Pattaya International Ladies Club’s Christmas Bazaar, to be held on Sunday, November 17 at the Holiday Inn Hotel Pattaya.

Supreme Patriarch and his Great Contribution to Buddhism

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By NNT
His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, has been contributing to the propagation of Buddhism in Thailand and abroad all through his long life in the saffron…
Welding sparks blown from the roof of a Persian restaurant to a storeroom filled with flammable liquids are believed responsible for setting off a Walking Street-area fire that damaged eight…

TAT sees no shift in marketing for 2014

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Thanachot Anuwan
With Pattaya continuing to increase its tourist numbers, the head of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Pattaya office sees no reason to change his marketing strategy in 2014.

Pattaya prepares for mass ordination

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Phasakorn Channgam
Officials have begun planning for the ordination of 86 monks to mark the start of HM the King’s 86th year Dec. 5. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon led the Nov. 8…
Ban Chang’s established politicians were swept from office as the city’s voters chose an entirely new slate of candidates.

Blocked sidewalk prompts complaints at Lan Po Market

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Warunya Thongrod
Parking already was bad in the Lan Po Market area, but now at least one nearby resident is complaining that sellers have taken over the sidewalks leading to the parking…
Long-delayed, Pattaya Hospital will open fully in January, more than two years late. The 177 million government hospital has been open for outpatient service and limited inpatient service since May…

90-day traffic crackdown begins Nov. 1

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya police are promising again to crack down on traffic-law violators - at least for a few months - and are getting new equipment from city hall to make it…
Well into the 2nd year of the “Pattaya Team” initiative to improve the security, living conditions and service to area residents, officials say the city’s government has been streamlined to…
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