An allegedly jealous American boyfriend is wanted for questioning in the murder of a Buriram teenager whose decomposed body was found in a garbage bag atop a South Pattaya restaurant.
A Chinese tour guide was killed and three others injured when a 20-year-old deliveryman on painkillers dozed off and drove onto the sidewalk at the Pattaya Floating Market. Lui Mia…

Iranian caught renting cars with fake passport

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A week after two Iranians used stolen passports to buy tickets in Pattaya for the doomed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, another Iranian has been arrested in Pattaya for using a…

Nongprue Temple holds cattle redemption ceremony

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Jetsada Homklin
Nongprue Temple held a redemption ceremony for cattle and captured living animals presided over by venerable monk Phra Kru Pinitkitjarak and Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit.

14 auto garages standardize rates

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Jetsada Homklin
Fourteen car-repair shops have agreed to standardize rates to improve the industry’s image in Pattaya and prepare for the coming ASEAN Economic Community.

Traffic, dogs among tourist gripes about Pattaya

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Nutsara Duangsri
Foreign tourists visiting Pattaya generally enjoy the city, but see room for improvement in areas concerning traffic, stray dogs. Pawel Chrusciel, 50, arrived from Poland with eight bicyclist friends. They’ve…

Honest cabbie returns Iranian’s forgotten fat wallet

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Boonlua Chatree
An honest Thai taxi driver returned a wallet containing more than 50,000 baht left in his cab by an Iranian tourist. Wichian Phonkhong, 57, turned in the wallet containing important…

Public Health Volunteers elect new president

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Warunya Thongrod
A long-time member of the Pattaya Public Health Volunteers was elected the group’s president at its 2014 general meeting. Suphin Ruangrung replaces Ninthra Ngampiem, whose four-year term expired. She beat…
The annual Colors of the East festival street fair returns to Pattaya Beach March 27-30 a year after local officials experimented with moving the traffic-snarling street fair to Jomtien.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden celebrated National Elephant Day by providing a great feast for their revered pachyderms.  They also celebrated the birth of two new calves, calling the births auspicious…
Banglamung’s district chief green-lighted Provincial Waterworks Authority’s plans to lay new pipes connecting Plathong Spanish Place Pattaya to the main water supply to solve problems spanning two decades.

Pattaya begins 2015-2017 budget planning

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya educators and health organizations have been asked to submit budget requests for projects they hope to implement over the next three years as the city begins work on its…
Tourists injured or killed in Pattaya could receive up to 100,000 baht under rules set by a new tourist-assistance association. District Chief Sakchai Taengho chaired the first meeting of the…
Having spent funds earmarked for a new football stadium on the Beach Road beautification project, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome finally found someone to build the 20,000-seat stadium on its shoestring…

45 English teachers brush up on language skills

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Urasin Khantaraphan
More than 40 Pattaya English teachers leaned how to implement a new Israel-based language-learning program designed for elementary school-age children.
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