Nong Nooch Tropical Garden marked National Elephant Day with merit making and a feast for the beasts.
Park Director Kampol Tansatcha and employees led 65 elephants to the March 13 merit-making ceremony with nine monks from Samakkee Banpot Temple and its abbot Kasemkittisophon. They blessed the elephants with holy water.
Construction crews working near Samae San’s Rim Talay Resort unearthed a mortar shell at least a decade old.
Sattahip police were notified March 17 and called in naval ordinance specialists to defuse the shell, which was found by a drain pipe about 20 centimeters below ground.
The Chonburi Health Care School celebrated 10 years in operation with a merit-making ceremony for students and staff.
Principal Nantha Singhnontad hosted the luncheon for nine monks invited to perform the prayer service for auspiciousness.
Superstitious Thais seeking “lucky” lottery numbers from a mysterious monk residing at a Sattahip cemetery left frustrated after the cleric told them to cast away their greed and embrace goodness.
Khet Udomsak’s youngest citizens engaged in fun and games as the sub-district held its youth sports camp.
Mayor Pairoj Malakul Na Ayutthaya kicked off the Feb. 27 event at the Child Development Center where many of the 321 students in the Wat Kanthamat, Wat Payup, and Juk Samet child-development centers completed in seven different sports and games.
Matches for the children, all under age 5, included football, basketball, foot races, an obstacle course, musical chairs, and several ball games.
The sports are aimed at teaching good sportsmanship and forgiveness and fostering unity in families and schools.
Khet Udomsak youngsters prepare for fun and games at the sub-district youth sports camp.
The Royal Thai Navy and four government agencies began their inspection of Sattahip-area fishing boats, ensuring they are registered and meeting international standards to protect Thailand’s seafood exports to the European Union.
A Nonthaburi university student died after his car slammed into a tree in Sattahip District and exploded in flames.
Rittiporn Fufeung, 23, was trapped inside his Toyota Camry in the 4 a.m. March 9 crash at the 166-kilometer marker of Sukhumvit Road in Bang Saray.
Witnesses said Rittiporn, a student at Sukhothai Thammathirat University, was speeding down Sukhumvit when his left front tire blew. He lost control of the vehicle and slammed at full speed into the tree and the car burst into flames.
Four hundred Sattahip students were tested for drugs as part of the district’s campaign against illegal narcotics.
Registrar Tanawut Sritalkaew oversaw the March 2 “Non-Formal Education (NFE) Students Away From Drugs” event at the Strength Training Center.
NFE Center Director Phairat Nuangket said drugs are a national problem and youths are drawn to them out of a desire for experimentation. The Sattahip Court arranged the program to disseminate knowledge about narcotics and test the urine of participating students. Results were not released.
Students are tested for drugs at the “Non-Formal Education (NFE) Students Away From Drugs” event.
A peeping tom was fined 500 baht after being caught video-recording a teacher using a Sattahip restroom.
Tour bus driver Anon Inthisit, 29, was detained by a group of female university students after being caught spying on their teacher, Walaiporn Sukprung, 33, in the restrooms at the Hard Num Now Resort in Samae San March 5.
Anon Inthisit shows police how he secretly videoed a woman in a restroom in Sattahip.
Police said the driver for the group, who had taken them from the northeast for a seminar, confessed to the illicit video. He deleted the footage and paid a 500 baht fine.
The Royal Thai Navy honored Thailand’s national defense volunteers on their founding day with a slate of activities to preserve the marine environment.
Vice Adm. Sucheep Wangmaitree presided over the March 3 ceremony at the Naval Rating School in Sattahip.