The president of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association rebuked members for decreased support of the Pattaya Grand Sale, reminding them that the promotion is an annual event to spur low-season tourism, not simply a vehicle to boost revenues during tough times.
Pattaya teachers and students got a look into the world of multimedia art at an exhibition by Asian University undergrads.
University president Dr. Viphandh Roengpithya and senior-level undergraduates hosted the “BAM Time 2013” event at Pattaya School No. 11 May 8-10. Pattaya-area teachers and school administrators attended the opening session to gain insight into how to introduce students to cutting-edge art.
Good health and good works are the focus of two walk-runs scheduled for this month by the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center and the Pattaya Running Club.
Up to 1,000 people are expected to step up for the YWCA.’s “Charity Walk-Run for Women and Children” June 15 on Beach Road from Soi 6 to Walking Street. Proceeds from the event will replenish the association’s charity coffers.
Sophon Cable TV will award the grand prizes in its “Big Thank You 2013” contest May 18 at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
Sophon Deputy Managing Director Rattakit Hengtrakul announced the finale of the six-month promotion April 30. He said the contest was aimed at giving back to customers who have supported the cable operator throughout its years in business.
The Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya officially launched their poolside pizzeria, adding deluxe items to a basic menu available since last year.
More than 100 guests enjoyed a four-course dinner April 25 for the Pizzeria’s grand opening. The restaurant’s lead chef Joseph Gee said that while the pizzas have always been tasty, “we can now offer something a bit more stylish.”
Area residents bid farewell to the year’s Songkran festivities with traditional rice festivals and “Kong Khao” ceremonies in Naklua and Nong Yai.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome was the master of ceremonies at Lan Po Park in Naklua as locals and tourists gathered for games and sports. Events included slingshot contests, takraw hoops, sea boxing, pole-climbing and other activities.
The “fun” lasted over a week, beginning in many places around Pattaya on April 12 and coming to a watery end on the 19th.
The “wan lai” water-throwing finales in Naklua, April 18, and Pattaya, April 19, saw streets mobbed with soggy, powder-covered and often-drunk revelers with street vendors offering up more weapons and drink, and police simply trying keep traffic crawling.
The Pattaya Mail management and staff paid respects to the elders in the company’s annual Songkran ‘Rod Nam Dum Hua’ ceremony.
Marlowe Malhotra, the revered elder of the Malhotra family, along with Pratheep Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group, led the April 16 ceremony at the Pattaya Mail offices. More than 40 employees and friends joined in the festivities.
The Banglamung Home for Elderly focused on healthy living at its annual Elderly Day commemoration.
Chonburi Deputy Gov. Pornchai Kwansakul presided over the April 10 event with home Director Uthit Bunchauy.
“Elderly Day is another event organized to develop the quality of lives for the elderly to create awareness in society about the value and importance of seniors,” Pornchai said. “They should be honored as benefactors.”
The Food & Beverage Management Association organized a 29-year reunion party to raise funds for colleagues facing difficulties.
Anusak Rodbunmee, president of the group back in 1984, hosted the April 11 party at the Hotel J in Pattaya with current President Yuparat Wongdaokul, welcoming more than 100 former and current members.