A Chonburi-based children’s charity is working with local and international groups to help protect Thai teens from HIV and unwanted pregnancies.

Navy opens Sea Turtle Hospital in Sattahip

Friday, 30 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 35 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy has expanded its Sattahip Sea Turtle Conservation Center with the nation’s first turtle “hospital.” Pornjit Rungrerngrom, president of Navy Wives Association, opened the Air and Coastal…

11 Rohingyas escape Rayong immigration jail

Friday, 30 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 35 By Patcharapol Panrak
Immigration police and provincial officers recaptured only six of 17 illegal Rohingya migrants that escaped immigration custody in Rayong where they’d been kept for more than six months.
More than 100 pharmacists, scholars and medical researchers discussed aging, obesity and cancer at the International Conference on Nutrition and Physical Activity in Pattaya.

MP Santsak Ngampichet celebrates 72nd birthday

Friday, 30 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 35 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 1,000 people turned out to wish Chonburi MP Santsak Jaroon Ngampichet a happy 72nd birthday at a lavish part at Pattaya’s Zign Hotel.

MICE industry leaders meet in Pattaya

Friday, 30 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 35 By Phasakorn Channgam
More than 200 hotel executives and business-travel planners descended on Pattaya for the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s “Meetings Industry Day” to learn about Pattaya’s potential in the “meetings, incentives,…

Transformer explodes on Thepprasit Soi 5/1

Friday, 30 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 35 By Surasak Huasoon
A transformer explosion on Thepprasit Soi 5/1 caused a small fire and cut power to local residents.
A Huay Yai man was killed in a Sukhumvit Road shooting police believe was the work of a rival drug dealer. Niran Chankit, 36, died at Pattaya Memorial Hospital after…
A Thai motorcyclist died when he broke his neck in a collision with a utility pole in Jomtien Beach. Somphan Janjring, 23, was pronounced dead on Jomtien Road near the…

International Tattoo Festival returns to Pattaya Aug. 24-25

Friday, 23 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 34
Tattoo enthusiasts and artists will fill the Hard Rock Hotel with ink when the Pattaya International Tattoo Festival kicks off this weekend.

Chonburi opens ASEAN Education Center

Friday, 23 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 34 By CPRD
Area residents can learn Chinese and English, as well as customs of other Southeast Asian nations, at a new ASEAN Education Center at the Chonburi Non-Formal Education Office.

Centara Grand celebrates Mother’s Day

Friday, 23 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 34 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 30 senior citizens and children celebrated Mother’s Day at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort with dancing, poetry and a holiday lunch. General Manager Robert John Lohrmann hosted…

Banglamung names new building for major benefactor

Friday, 23 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 34 By Warunya Thongrod
Banglamung Hospital opened its seventh building, a 36 million baht facility named after its largest benefactor for the past decade. Thumrong Sombuntanont, public health supervisor of 6th Health Services Network,…

Hungry python holds off capture for 4 hours

Friday, 23 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 34 By Patcharapol Panrak
It took about four hours, but animal-rescue workers managed to round up this 6-meter-long python that went hunting in a Sattahip temple, scaring a monk out of his wat. 
Thailand’s Office of the Auditor General has told Chonburi authorities to crack down on Pattaya hotels, citing a substantial shortfall in expected tax revenue.
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