Sunflowers sprout at Nernplabwan 5 workshop

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya’s Nernplabwan 5 Community encouraged residents to embrace organic foods at a sunflower-sprouting workshop. Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit opened the Feb. 10 event for 50 local residents.

Crane truck torched after touching power lines

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A careless crane driver touched high-voltage lines, in turn touching off the torching of his vehicle. Firefighters were called to extinguish the burning Mitsubishi crane truck on Sukhumvit Road near…

Pattaya aids 2 abandoned grandparents

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Jetsada Homklin
A Pattaya mayoral advisor came to the assistance of two elderly Soi Chaiyapornvitee residents who were abandoned by their families. Patsakorn Yusomboon and members of the Soi Chaiyapornvitee committee visited…

Sattahip police say rock-throwing attack video bogus

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police say a viral video of a rock-throwing attack allegedly ignored by authorities likely is a fake. Col. Metawit Praditpol, superintendent at Sattahip Police Station, said a closer examination…

Woman surprised with baby in Sattahip

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Patcharapol Panrak
A woman who claimed she didn’t know she was seven months pregnant surprised herself and her employer when she gave birth in her Sattahip hotel’s restroom.

Dog lovers come to the aid of man with 32 pets

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip-area dog lovers have come to the aid of an elderly man who quit his full-time job to care for 32 dogs, one of whom “drives” with him on a…

Khet Udomsak students get back to nature

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Patcharapol Panrak
About 150 Khet Udomsak students planted coral, released fish and cleaned the beach in a two-day “close conservation” camp at Royal Thai Marine Corps base.

2,700 city workers & students team up for Pattaya City Games

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Surasak Huasoon
About 2,700 city workers and local students battled it out in seven sports ranging from football to ping pong at the 13th annual Pattaya City Games. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome opened…

‘Doctor at Home’ visits Soi Khopai

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Surasak Huasoon
Doctors and city officials made house calls in the Soi Khopai Community as Pattaya continued its “Doctor at Home” program. Community President Wirat Joyjinda welcomed city council members Praiwan Arromchuen…
This week the UK Electoral Commission has launched a dedicated overseas voter registration campaign. The campaign aims to encourage British citizens living overseas to register to vote ahead of the…

Love in air, feet on floor for Valentine’s Day

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Love is never hard to find in Pattaya, but Cupid’s arrows have an especially easy time finding targets when the city celebrates Valentine’s Day with marriages, dancing contests, heart-shaped balloons,…

Pattaya welcomes in Year of the Goat

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Lions and dragons will dance from morning to night when Pattaya celebrates Chinese New Year Feb. 19. The day will begin with Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome leading a religious ceremony beginning…

100 taxi drivers protest black-plate cabs

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
About 100 Pattaya taxi drivers complained to military officials that illegal drivers are stealing their business through violent intimidation. Taxi-driver association head Pongsak Ajanukarn led the group of legal drivers…
New Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana said tackling corruption, human trafficking and guns are his top priorities during his first meeting with government staffers.

Chonburi moves to maintain enforcement of new beach-chair rules

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By CPRD
Having imposed new regulations for Pattaya beach-chair vendors, Chonburi officials now are moving to ensure they remain enforced. Deputy Governor Chawalit Saeng-Uthai chaired a Feb. 3 meeting to review the…
Pattaya and the World Vision Foundation are continuing efforts to educate slum children on the dangers of drugs and help them use their free time constructively.

Pattaya completes beggar sweep

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya-area officials carried out their part of a nationwide Jan. 26-30 crackdown on beggars to address problems with human trafficking and social inequality. After the cleanup ordered by the Ministry…

Pattaya moves forward with Thappraya Royal Park

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya will move forward with plans to turn a large section of Pratamnak Hill into an ecological tourist attraction, but stressed the process will be gradual over three years. At…

Jomtien Beach Road resurfacing to finish at month’s end

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Surasak Huasoon
Well-traveled Jomtien Beach Road is getting an upgrade, its asphalt surface being replaced with steel-reinforced concrete. Work on the 360-meter roadway began Feb. 2 and is scheduled for completion Feb.…

Duo arrested for robberies of beer, cigarettes

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Two Pattaya security guards were arrested in the Northeast for a string of armed robberies that allegedly netted them not only cash, but beer and cigarettes. Police brought Danai Petpoom,…
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