The plan by Pattaya’s police to erect a statue of the father of the Thai Navy outside the Soi 9 headquarters became real as top regional officers assembled for the…

Evacuations practiced at Central Festival fire drill

Friday, 10 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 28 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Another three months have passed, making it time again for another Central Festival Pattaya Beach fire drill. City Councilman Sanit Boonmachai took the gavel for the quarterly drill with police,…

Banglamung Hospital breaks ground on new building

Friday, 10 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 28 By Surasak Huasoon
Banglamung Hospital broke ground on its latest addition, a 13.2-million-baht dormitory for its heavily worked nursing staff. Former Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Narong Sahametapat was the guest of honor at…
They’ve prayed for luck from cemetery headstones, golden trees, banana bunches and snakes. But now superstitious Sattahip gamblers have started asking a supposedly “haunted” Sukhumvit Road kilometer marker for winning…
Rotary clubs in Thailand, Norway and South Korea came together to bring 30 new beds and equipment to Sattahip Km.10 Hospital. Acting hospital director Dr. Sukit Pungketsunthorn welcomed Rotary District…

Cash-counting monk busted again

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A monk who gained notoriety after being caught on video counting stacks of money on a Sriracha roadside was detained in Pattaya following complaints he was soliciting money here. Police,…
Military officials surveyed Bali Hai Pier as part of feasibility study for ferry services between Pattaya, Cha-am and Hua Hin, finding both the jetty and harbor in need of improvements.

Pattaya briefs community leaders on MERS preparedness

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya health officials met with community leaders to advise them on precautions being taken against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and to urge them to report quickly any suspected cases.

Sleeping driver stalls North Pattaya traffic

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Traffic came to a standstill in North Pattaya as a drunken driver fell asleep behind the wheel, stopping his car in the middle of North Road. Pornchai Wongtam, 24, was…

Khao Noi drainage system scraped clean

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Surasak Huasoon
Pattaya continues to scrape clean its drainage system in a race against upcoming rainy season storms, moving through the Khao Noi Community. City council members joined Theerasak Jatupong, director of…

Navy offers safety training to Maptaput companies

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Patcharapol Panrak
Ten Maptaput industrial companies joined the Royal Thai Navy to practice safety procedures at sea. Vice Adm. Suchiep Wangmaithree, the navy’s Region 1 commander, chaired NASMEX 2015 safety drills at…
A Pattaya deputy mayor inspected the Soi Kophai Community, trying to determine the source of repeated flooding and assure residents that city hall was on the case. Verawat Khakhay toured…
A Pattaya staff manager was arrested on human-trafficking charges after police raided a Soi LK Metro go-go bar and found three underage girls dancing semi-nude on stage. Chonburi Immigration Police…

3 arrested for guns, motorbike thefts

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Boonlua Chatree
Banglamung police announced the arrest of two men and a teenager for separately putting together guns and taking apart motorbikes. Paisan Daungsopa, 57, was arrested at his home June 23…

‘Tickets for gold’ dealer arrested

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya police arrested another local resident for allegedly selling tickets for a variant of the illegal underground lottery that awards gold, not cash, as prizes.
Pattaya police broke up a juvenile gang of Thai and Cambodian teens that allegedly have been burglarizing foreigner-owned homes for months. Five members of the so-called Black Suit Gang of…

3 beach thugs arrested in 2 tourist assaults

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Boonlua Chatree
Three beachfront thugs were arrested for two separate attacks on foreign tourists in Pattaya. Katawut Padpao, 27, was apprehended for allegedly assaulting Frenchman Jorge Vieira, 37, on Pattaya Beach around…

60 illegal migrant workers deported

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Boonlua Chatree
The Chonburi Immigration Office deported more than 60 Vietnamese and Cambodian migrants found working illegally across the province. The arrests came during raids of construction camps all over Chonburi, particularly…

Domestic MICE Mart opens up to Thailand’s neighbors

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Surasak Huasoon
Representatives of business, travel and hospitality from Thailand and neighboring countries learned how Pattaya is growing into one of the country’s primary locations for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions at…

500 attend public relations training in Chonburi

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By CPRD
Public Relations Office 7 held a workshop for Chonburi provincial publicists to help them better understand international PR. Chonburi Permanent Secretary Phawat Lertmukda welcomed Duangman Srikitwilaikul, director of PR Office…
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