Funeral services are underway for the revered abbot of Nong Krab Bankhai Temple who passed away Sept. 18 in Bangkok.
Manun Thumawat, better known as Luang Poh Sakorn, died of emphysema at Samitivej Hospital. He was 75.
More than 400 Royal Thai Marines departed Sattahip for Thailand’s strife-torn southern provinces as the military shuffles its personnel in the area.
The Rayong Red Cross and 36 provincial agencies collaborated to distribute relief bags, welfare payments, bicycle and educational scholarships to residents in Nikhom Pattana.
A man sleeping on a traffic island in the middle of a busy intersection created havoc for drivers crossing between Sattahip and Rayong.
A Nongprue motorbike taxi driver was arrested for allegedly dealing methamphetamines, but told police the drugs they found in his Banglamung apartment belonged to his wife.
Two garbage men were injured after a brawl over a karaoke girl in Sattahip.
Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan medics found Prawit Chinwiwattnapol, 26, and Chatree Sreeploi, 23, unconscious and bleeding at a karaoke bar in Wirakorn Village Sept. 3. They were taken to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center where a total of 20 stitches were administered.
Witnesses said the two Sattahip sanitation workers had been drinking alcohol and flirting with a girl working in the bar. A gang of ten youths from outside the province also wanted her attention and, to get their way, attacked the victims, they said.
The 10 youths smashed both men with soda bottles, knocking them out, before fleeing the scene.
Rayong government, cultural and tourism officials searching for new eco-tourism destinations expressed shock and delight after discovering a flock of open-billed storks are using the Rayong River as a habitat.
Hoping to restore the ecological balance after a traumatic oil spill, Rayong’s Fishing Department released more than 7 million shrimp, crabs and fish into the sea.
Sattahip police arrested seven people and seized 2,400 methamphetamine tablets in a raid of a Soi Bonkai apartment.
Alleged local drug kingpin Bunruan “Nok Bonkai” Nanthisree, 42, was captured with 1,500 ya ba tablets, a loaded .357 revolver, truck and motorbike at the Moo 6 rental flat Aug. 21.
Twelve Chinese tourists were hurt when they’re tour bus driver ran a red light in Rayong, lost control and crashed into a restaurant.