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…

Chakorn takes over as Banglamung district chief

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya-area residents and public officials welcomed Chakorn Kanjawattana as Banglamung district’s new administrative chief. Permanent Secretary Amnart Charoensri led civil servants, police, village chiefs, senior regional police and Nongprue Mayor…

Interior Ministry inspector reviews Chonburi public works projects

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By CPRD
Former Chonburi Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit returned to the province last month to review the progress of more than 228.5 million baht in projects receiving funding from the Interior Ministry.

Beggars targeted in nationwide sweep

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Street beggars of all ages were targeted in Pattaya, Sriracha and Chonburi as part of a Jan. 26-30 nationwide crackdown. Somdet Nanudon, head of the Chonburi office of the Ministry…

Chonburi prepares for Chinese New Year fires

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By CPRD
Fire prevention for Chinese New Year, vaccinations and dates of upcoming festivals topped the agenda at Chonburi’s monthly heads of civil service meeting. Gov. Khomsan Ekachai chaired the Jan. 29…

Pipe replacement begins on Soi Khopai

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Surasak Huasoon
City workers have begun replacing water mains on Soi Khopai after complaints about shortages. Workers began work Jan. 27 on the densely populated residential street with work scheduled to last…

Engineers suggest 3 more pumps to combat Pattaya flooding

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Surasak Huasoon
Pattaya sanitation engineers have suggested the city should buy three more high-power water pumps to prepare for rainy season. Wiwat Jirapaitoonsee, director of the Sanitation Engineering Department, and Somtop Wandee,…

Russian fugitive captured in Pattaya

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A Russian fugitive wanted in a 100 million baht fraud case was captured hiding out in Pattaya. Maksim Savintcev, 35, was arrested by Chonburi Immigration Police Jan. 30 at the…

Teens arrested for robbing French tourist

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly snatching a gold chain off a French tourist in South Pattaya. Sakda Chanchai, 19, and Pittaya Daoruang, 18, both of Soi Nernplabwan were apprehended…

Russian tour guide arrested

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A Russian woman who advertised her illegal tour business on the Internet was arrested by immigration police who saw the ad. Oxana Chekmanova, 42, was nabbed by undercover officers Jan.…

Broke German overstays 4 months

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A 70-year-old German was arrested for overstaying his visa after falling in love with a Thai woman on whom he spent all his money. Wolfgang Brandes was taken into custody…

Accused Norwegian pedophile arrested in Pattaya

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Boonlua Chatree
A 70-year-old Norwegian fugitive on the run from pedophilia charges was captured hiding out in Pattaya. Svein Eirik Michelsen was captured Jan. 27 after being spotted on Walking Street. He…

Dengue fever surges in January

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Reported cases of dengue fever hit a five-year high in January and the Banglamung Health Department is moving to quell the outbreak. Sahapumi Dethanapirom from the Health Department, told District…

Sports-related events get most Pattaya funding

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Jetsada Homklin
Sports-related projects constitute the majority of requests for city funding in the coming year, the chairman of the city council’s Tourism and Culture Committee said.

Swede robbed, given 5,000 baht emergency donation

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Swedish tourist received 5,000 baht in emergency funds from the Tourist Assistance Foundation after being robbed by a transvestite. Chairman Suphisarn Pakdeerunart, a former police major general who headed…

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

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Love is in the air even more than usual in Pattaya as the city prepares for Valentine’s Day. City hall turned Sukhumvit Road into a Valentine’s card, set up a…
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