Leaders of Pattaya’s 42 communities brainstormed ways to make the long-troubled Naklua “Walking Street” market less problematic. At a July 2 meeting on the high-season market, led by Orawa Gorapin,…

Happy Birthday HRH Princess Chulabhorn Walailak

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Staff reporters
Born on July 4, 1957, Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Walailak is the youngest daughter of Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. She has…
Saichon Mansri, 50, and his wife received quite a surprise June 22 when, after doing their shopping at Makro, they discovered a giant python “guarding” their pickup.
Pattaya’s Public Works Division is digging a 2.5 kilometer temporary reservoir along the railway line in another attempt to alleviate flooding in the city.  Itthiphol said this new canal should…

Community leaders given training in child protection

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Jetsada Homklin
Leaders from 42 Pattaya communities were introduced to the World Vision Foundation of Thailand’s Child Protection System Program as a way to solve local youth-related problems in the community.
Pattaya Police Chief Pol. Col. Supathee Bungkhrong has ordered taxi drivers in Jomtien to stop using the Dongtan police kiosk as a taxi stand. The AIA Company recently donated a…
Thailand’s state railway is spending nearly 1 billion baht to repair and upgrade tracks between Sriracha and Sattahip. Thaipicon Co. is directing the 923.8 million baht project to replace railroad…
The South Pattaya canal reclamation project is nearly complete, but is still facing obstacles along the important final stretch from Siam Bayshore Hotel until the entrance to South Pattaya Bay.

PBTA given overview of tourist court

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Jetsada Homklin
Members of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association were given an overview of the tourist court, how it works, and were reminded that it is still an important remedy for…

Sattahip monks busted for drugs, porn

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Patcharapol Panrak
Two Sattahip monks were arrested and disgraced after being arrested for using drugs and pornography. District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination arrested…
One teenager was arrested and another half-dozen warned after a gang fight broke out in front of Pattaya School No. 5. A 15-year-old boy from Phothisamphan Phitthayakhan School was taken…

Kamnan’s niece arrested on gun charges

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The niece of a well-known Kanchanaburi village chief was arrested for allegedly trying to sell a gun she stole from her uncle on the Internet.

Family-business dispute turns deadly in Pattaya

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Boonlua Chatree
One man died when a family-business dispute turned to gunfire at Bali Hai Pier. Wijarn Suwanpodog, 39, died en route to Pattaya Memorial Hospital June 18 after suffering a single…

Bored fugitive returns home, gets busted

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Boonlua Chatree
On the run for 18 months, the former owner of a Samae San brothel was arrested after he got bored and returned to the scene of his alleged crime. Anucha…
Police are speculating that gambling debts related to the FIFA World Cup prompted a well-known local boxer to hang himself in Pattaya. The body of Tianchai Doungtanoo, 25, was found…

Khao Pansaa candle parade & contest set for July 9-10

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Jetsada Homklin
Parts or all of Beach Road will be closed from 1-6 p.m. July 9 as the city rolls out its annual Khao Pansaa (Buddhist Lent) Candle Parade and Competition.
Looking to emulate a similar program in Bangkok, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has assigned the 14th Military Circle to work alongside Pattaya City Council to regulate…

Buddhist Lent candle parade, contest set for July 9-10

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Jetsada Homklin
Parts or all of Beach Road will be closed from 1-6 p.m. July 9 as the city rolls out its annual Buddhist Lent Candle Parade and Competition.

Banks close July 1

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Tuesday, July 1 is the annual Mid-year closing of all banks.  This is a bank holiday, and not a public holiday, so other offices and businesses will still be open.…
Pattaya’s new police chief instructed traffic officers and volunteers to crack down on parking scofflaws and other law breakers, but do it more politely.
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