Top area government and police officials were on hand as developers behind The Surf condominium project celebrated their grand opening.
Executives Phaisan Bunchuen and Wanchai Saelim welcomed Chonburi Deputy Gov. Pornphot Banthityanurak, Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, Permanent Secretary Pakorn Sukhonthachat and Nongprue Police Station Superintendent Col. Somnuk Janthages and Pattaya Tourist Police chief Col. Arun Promphan to the May 18 soiree at The Surf on Soi Sukhumvit 54.
Pattaya will build a new marine assistance center at the site of the city’s former pier, bringing together police, Marine Department and city hall administrators to respond to water-related accidents.
An American sailing coach has been arrested for allegedly molesting two underage Thai girls.
Scott Thomas Galle, 47, was apprehended while swimming at his Jomtien Palace Village home May 28. Two girls, aged 15 and 16, were captured while fleeing from the scene, still in swimsuits.
Bangkok gunman arrested for shooting at Pattaya chicken restaurant
A Bangkok man has been arrested for shooting at a Pattaya chicken vendor for skimping on the chili sauce.
Watcharawong Leelasirinwong, 26, was captured at a hotel in Chantaburi June 2, four days after allegedly wounding Sakphadung Benjakul, 35, at the Boss Thai Chicken Rice restaurant on Thepprasit Soi 8. Sakphadung was grazed once in the head, but police found six more bullet holes in the rice cooker, soup pot, security shutter and walls.
Police arrested a suspected Chanthaburi drug dealer carrying 2 grams of crystal methamphetamines in his car.
Phuchana Kaeoket, 35, was captured opposite a Shell gas station in South Pattaya May 21 following a tip from a police informant.
Two Central Festival Pattaya Beach employees ordered to clean a drainage pipe died after suffocating from carbon dioxide overexposure.
G4S Co. security guard Suradet Nutpong, age unknown, and technician Saeksan Khumsuwan, 25, were pronounced dead at Pattaya Memorial Hospital May 22. Fellow security guard Sompong Sukhkria, 28, was treated for injuries after escaping the 4-meter-deep drainage well but passing out in the underground parking lot.
Mike Shopping Mall collected blood donations while handing out scholarships at a benefit for Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital.
250 people donated blood to the Red Cross, totaling 57,650cc.
Pattaya School No. 11 and Thailand’s 7-Eleven parent company are working to get kids to read a greater number and variety of books.
A Kuwaiti man lost more than 300,000 baht after a transvestite prostitute he brought back to his hotel room robbed him.
Pol. Col. Suwan Cheaonawinthawat today is out of a job as Pattaya’s police superintendent after Royal Thai Police commanders removed him following a Banglamung District gambling raid.