Nong Nooch Garden Pattaya will organize its Loy Krathong celebration on Nov. 24, a day before Thailand’s official celebration.
The “Magic of Water” festival was announced by park and Pattaya officials Nov. 5.
The festival will celebrate Phra Mae Khongkha, the goddess of water, in ancient tradition and spur tourism to Pattaya.
Park visitors will be invited to float their own krathongs while enjoying an ornamental light and music show, a Miss Noppamas pageant and participation from the park’s herd of elephants.
Elephants float their krathongs at last year’s Nong Nooch event.
Sattahip residents welcomed Noraset Sritapatso as the district’s 26th chief officer.
Deputy Chief Manus Suwannaring and district employees welcomed the new administrator from Sung Men District in Phrae Province to the district headquarters Nov. 7. His wife, Pantipa, becomes the head of the Sattahip Red Cross.
Sattahip rescue workers rushed to the scene of a possible drowning, but this time it was a puppy in distress.
Navy Sgt. Weeraporn Bamnetphan called rescuers to tell them a lost young poodle had fallen into a water-filled sewer and needed help.
They arrived to find the dirty pooch at the bottom of the two-meter-deep basin at the navy housing complex. They pulled it out and gave it food and water.
Weeraporn said she didn’t realize the dog was there until she heard barking coming from somewhere in the backyard.
Little Poopsie Snookums fell in a sewer and had to be pulled out by Sattahip rescue workers.
A naval aviation task force from Sattahip was dispatched to Hua Hin to try to determine the source of an oil spill that fouled beaches in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
Friends and colleagues congratulated former Sattahip District Chief and Phawat Lertmukda after he was promoted from Chonburi permanent secretary to deputy governor.
The Royal Thai Navy out of Sattahip Naval Base arrested operators of five fishing boats found to be using illegal equipment near Hua Hin.
Navy Area 1 Command patrol boats 610 and 224 surrounded and boarded the suspect vessels about 55 nautical miles off Prachuap Khiri Khan Province around 2:30 a.m. Oct. 21.
The Naval Security Division celebrated its 39th anniversary with a Buddhist ceremony.
Capt. Boonmee Kaewsanga was congratulated at the Oct. 21 anniversary event by Vice Adm. Wipak Noijinda, chief of staff for organic units at the Sattahip Naval Base. Capt. Boonmee also received congratulations from government and private organizations.
Devotees of the Kuan-Oo Shrine in Sattahip express their dedication to Chinese Taoist gods through blood in a display intended to demonstrate their gods’ supernatural effect. During the annual Vegetarian Festival, these acts are performed as a way for Chinese-Thais to purify themselves through pain and complete abstinence from meat, sex and other vices.
The Royal Thai Navy evacuated Rayong villages inundated by the second tropical storm of the season.
Sailors and aviators from the 1st Naval Area Command arrived in Tabma sub-district of Rayong’s Muang District Oct. 13. They first flew a Seahawk helicopter to survey the damage and look for people in distress. None were found stranded by the floodwaters, which reached the roofs of some houses.
Four missing crewmen of a container ship that sank near the Chonburi border last month were found inside the vessel after it was salvaged.
Chief engineer Tharadol Pangwised, executive officer Navin Suphanpayak, pilot Kukan Wangsuk, and oiler Sompol Chaochiangkwang went missing when the Phatara Marine 5, a 1,029-gross-ton, 71-meter-long container vessel, went down in heavy seas Sept. 19 about seven nautical miles from the mouth of the Chao Phraya River between Samut Prakan and Chonburi.