Officials explain quirky driving requirements

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9
Due to many letters, often contradictory, about what form of license is required to drive here legally, our intrepid staff contacted a number of agencies and the police to try…

YWCA donates 500 kg. of rice to Father Ray Foundation

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Jetsada Homklin
The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center donated 500 kilograms of rice to the Father Ray Foundation for its S.O.S. Rice campaign. Father Ray Vice President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri accepted the rice…

Royal Garden Plaza given a scrubbing

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Royal Garden Plaza management and tenants, along with staff from the Marriott Resort & Spa Pattaya, teamed up to clean up the area surrounding the beachfront mall and hotel during…

Sattahip drug tests motorcycle-taxi drivers

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip District launched a reorganization of the area’s motorcycle taxis by drug testing more than 453 drivers. District Chief Parinya Phothisut joined personnel from the Sattahip Naval Base for the…

2 French parasailers injured in freak accident

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Patcharapol Panrak
Two French nationals were seriously injured in a freak parasailing accident that saw them vaulted 200 meters into the air to the top of a Jomtien Beach hotel.

TAT: Pattaya attracted 250,000 tourists in February

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Jetsada Homklin
Tourism officials estimate Pattaya attracted 250,000 tourists who spent 925 million baht in the first three weeks of February.
The new commander of the Tourist Police Division in Pattaya laid out seven policies to officers under command. Pol. Maj. Piyapong Ansan took over the top spot earlier this month,…

More Africans arrested for Facebook scam in Pattaya

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Boonlua Chatree
Area police made their third arrest in as many months of Africans suspected of using Facebook to scam Thai women out of their money. Pattaya and Chonburi officers apprehended members…

Indian fortune tellers arrested by immigration police

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Boonlua Chatree
Immigration police arrested two Indian men trying their hand as fortune tellers on Jomtien Beach. Gurpreet Singh, 19, and a 47-year-old identified only as “Hukam” were apprehended on Jomtien Soi…

Women arrested for serial drugging-robberies of foreign men

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Boonlua Chatree
Two women who allegedly drugged and robbed a series of older foreign tourists in Pattaya were arrested after complaints from their latest three victims. Netsai Panyakham, 40, and her cousin…

Man killed in North Pattaya drive-by

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Boonlua Chatree
A well-known area street figure was killed in a drive-by shooting in North Pattaya. Watchara “Tee Takientia” Keawsuwan, 33, was shot eight times in the chest, arms and leg by…

Russian hurt by hit-and-run driver in Sattahip

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Patcharapol Panrak
A Russian man was injured after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sattahip. Maksim Sergeev, 47, suffered cuts to the legs and body and broken bones in the…

Pakistani family arrested for scamming tourist’s dollars

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Boonlua Chatree
A Pakistani family of alleged grifters was arrested, accused of tricking an Indonesian tourist out of his cash. Tourism Division officers raided a room at the P.K. Resort on Jomtien…

Pattaya police given ATV

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Boonlua Chatree
A local tourism club and a police committee have donated an all-terrain vehicle to Pattaya’s police force, allowing officers to roll down the beach in case of emergencies.

Colors of the East brings flowers, road detours to Pattaya

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Surasak Huasoon
The Colors of the East street fair kicks off Feb. 26 with lots of flowers, a parade and plenty of traffic detours. Themed “Flowers of the Beach,” the Feb. 26-March…
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