Short storm leaves behind severe damage

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Jetsada Homklin
A short, but severe, thunderstorm knocked down about 30 utility poles, knocking out power in Pattaya. Thirty minutes of wind and rain April 22 caused a domino-like collapse of power…

Vendors illegally occupy Pratamnak viewpoint roads

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Urasin Khantaraphan
The road leading to the viewpoint atop Pratamnak Hill is narrow and twisty and street vendors are making it even more hazardous. Without permits, vendors have parked their vehicles along…

40 homes damaged by flooding in Sattahip

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Patcharapol Panrak
Runoff from heavy rain flooded more than 40 homes in Sattahip The 700-Rai Market area, Sukhumvit Road and Moo 3 and 4 villages were hit hardest by the April 23…

Pattaya businesses agree: Songkran was slow

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Jetsada Homklin
The verdict is in: No matter what government tourism official says, Songkran definitely was slower this year, according to businesses and street vendors. Motorcycle taxi driver Narong Chantes said that,…
Nearly a year after threatening to demolish Pattaya’s Boutique Hotel for illegally adding six additional floors, the dismantling actually began with plans to level the entire building after years after…

Today is Labor Day

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18
Friday, May 1 is Labor Day in Thailand, and since it is a public holiday, government businesses and banks will be closed.  Many bank branches in shopping malls may be…

Warrant out for groping hooligan

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police are looking for well-known hooligan who allegedly groped the young girlfriend of a local reporter. Reporter Klitichai Sapaklit, 25, brought the 18-year-old woman to Sattahip Police Station April…
A French expat wanted for beating his girlfriend was arrested and deported after immigration police discovered he had overstayed his visa by two years. Medhi Karim Draoui, 32, was captured…

Briton found dead in condo

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An elderly British man was found dead in his Pattaya apartment. Terence Michael Sims, 66, was found lying face down on the bathroom of his eighth floor apartment at the…

East Pattaya man nabbed for purse snatching

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Boonlua Chatree
An East Pattaya man was arrested for allegedly stealing a bag from a Russian tourist in Jomtien Beach. Narong Chanrasamee, 21, was captured April 21 about 200 meters from the…

Unidentified body washes up on Koh Larn

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya police are trying to identify an Asian man whose body washed up on Koh Larn. The apparent drowning victim was a light-skinned Asian man in his late 20s wearing…

Gunfire erupts over cat poop on Koh Larn

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Koh Larn family feud spanning more than a decade turned into gunfire after one relative shot another for dumping cat feces in his yard. Wanchai Somchai, owner of the…

Dutchman killed in motorbike accident

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Dutchman died after crashing his motorbike on Beach Road. Marc Egmont Henkel, 51, struck his head a concrete block after sliding 20 meters in the April 18 crash near…

Artillery shell found near Mabprachan

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An old artillery shell found near Mabprachan Reservoir caused worry, but no injuries. Police were called to the Moo 3 village entrance to the lake where the old and rusted…

Wandering elephant sparks outcry in Huay Yai

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The now rare sight of a pregnant elephant being led through the streets prompted Huay Yai residents to call the media to report the ongoing event. Locals called the media…
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»
Page 7 of 316