With Thailand ripped apart along color-coded lines, the Burapha Motorcycle Club is hoping to sew a little harmony with its annual “Ride for Peace.” The highlight event of the Feb.…

Beware the beach scammers

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Veechan Souksi
As the political drama rages on in Bangkok, Pattaya continues to bustle with tourists drawn for both the safer streets and loaded calendar of festivals and sports events. But lurking…

Sattahip man attempts suicide by blowing up home

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Patcharapol Panrak
A Sattahip man got a beat-down from neighbors after trying to blow up his house in a suicide attempt. Sattahip police and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation officers broke down the…

Drunk Russian knocked out after KO’ing bar sound system

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Boonlua Chatree
A drunk Russian who shorted out the sound system at a Second Road beer bar over the selection of music played got a severe beat-down from the beer bar’s security…

2 teens arrested for handbag snatch

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Boonlua Chatree
Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly snatching a handbag from a woman on Walking Street.

Sattahip police seek hit-and-run driver

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Patcharapol Panrak
A man was in critical condition after being hit by a runaway driver on Sukhumvit Road in Sattahip. The unidentified victim was being treated at Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center…

Chonburi marks 100 days since passing of Supreme Patriarch

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By CPRD
Chonburi marked 100 days since the death of Thailand’s Supreme Patriarch with a merit-making ceremony in Huay Yai. Gov. Khomsan Ekachai presided over the Feb. 5 commemoration at Yansangwararam Temple…

No booze for Valentine’s Day in Pattaya

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Jetsada Homklin
Valentine’s Day romantics will have to find another way to get their loved one into the right mood after Pattaya’s police chief said he will uphold the law banning alcohol…
Chinese New Year takes more than a day to celebrate and the Shaolin Kung Fu group did its part to continue the festivities at Central Festival Pattaya Beach Feb. 1.

Teens given coping lessons in Chonburi

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By CPRD
More than 700 Chonburi high school students got tips on how to cope with problems and avoid drugs at a city-sponsored seminar. Permanent Secretary Jutharat Prinwachirapjay opened the Feb. 4…

36 learn massage careers at vocational workshop

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Three dozen people hoping for a new career are learning about foot and health massage at a month-long city workshop.

Banks roll out 0% loans at Money Expo

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Urasin Khantaraphan
No-interest loans, high-interest savings accounts, tourist credit cards and stock tips were all on offer as 32 public and private financial-services companies set up shop at the Peach Convention Center…

Eating into the Chinese New Year at Royal Garden

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Chinese New Year started with a quick meal at Royal Garden Plaza, where ten contestants raced to see who could eat 10 Chinese steamed buns the fastest.

Wat Chaimongkol Community receives larger office

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Urasin Khantaraphan
The Wat Chaimongkol Community became the latest Pattaya neighborhood to receive a new community office, this one complete with massage services. Nine monks from the Chaimongkol Temple blessed the new…
The Pattaya Press Association hopes to promote the city as an eco-tourism destination while raising money for charity by staging a bicycle race for National Press Day in March.
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