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,…

Pratamnak Hill gentlemen’s club closed for 30 days

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya-area officials closed a Pratamnak Hill gentlemen’s club for 30 days for operating illegally as part of a city sweep of bars and karaoke parlors. About 50 Pattaya police and…

Residential gentlemen’s club shut down

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Police, Banglamung District and military officials raided Planet Earth Beach Club in Jomtien Beach after complaints foreigners and Thai women were abusing drugs and disturbing neighbors with loud music.

Authorities shut down ‘naked sushi’ restaurant

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The restaurant had been open since 2011, but as soon as old photos of its “naked sushi” specialty went viral on the Internet, the owner of Pattaya’s Tokyo Kids knew…

British motorcyclist dies in Jomtien Beach crash

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A British motorcyclist died after crashing into the back of a parked truck in Jomtien Beach. Gregory Lee Simmons, 51, died at the scene of the Feb. 3 collision in…

2 dead in Naklua murder-suicide

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A hotel employee distraught over his girlfriend ending their relationship killed her in Naklua before turning the gun on himself. The bodies of Surachai Umnuay, 29, and Waramporn Janthaphan, 39,…
The annual Colors of the East festival street fair blooms on Pattaya Beach Feb. 26-March 1 with this year’s theme being “Flowers of the Beach.” Provincial officials from Chonburi, Rayong,…
About 100 Plutaluang residents rallied at the Sattahip Water Department, demanding authorities resolve a water-shortage problem that has been running for three years. Plutaluang 2 village chief Itsra Ritmak, 38,…

10-year-old market vendor becomes social-media sensation

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Jetsada Homklin
A Rayong 10-year-old has become a social-media sensation for taking over the role of family breadwinner by drawing pictures and selling them with artificial flowers at a Pattaya market.

Pattaya to solve flood problem on private street

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya will pump out long-standing putrid water from the Soi Arunothai area even through the street is privately owned. City council members Sanit Boonmachai, Nakhon Phonlookin, Nattaya Sutthithamrongsawat and Visalya…

Burapa Bike Week roars into Pattaya Friday

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Urasin Khantaraphan
An expected 50,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to attend as Burapa Bike Week roars into Pattaya again this weekend. Fifty bike clubs from around Thailand and the United States, Germany,…

5,000 expected for free DJ concert Feb. 14

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Jetsada Homklin
More than 5,000 people are expected to hear famous deejays and singers mix traditional and modern music at the free Future of Sound concert in North Pattaya Saturday.

Chonburi to plant mangroves to offset highway’s environmental damage

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By CPRD
Chonburi will plant 100 rai of mangrove trees to offset environmental damage inflicted by construction of a 17-kilometre elevated highway between Muang District’s Ban Suan and Ang Sila sub-districts.
The engagement of a Sattahip District official and his official fiancée began with an apology after he got off-duty police buddies to stop and search his wife-to-be’s car for drugs…
A massive fire damaged Linglong International Tyre Co. at Rayong’s Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, causing about 1.3 billion baht in losses for one of China’s largest tire exporters. About…
Pattaya seemed to adjust well to the imposition of one-way streets east of Sukhumvit Road as work began on the Central Road bypass tunnel. Traffic through Jan. 31 appeared to…
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