Pattaya officials have halted construction of a 53-story condominium and hotel project at Bali Hai Pier that sparked an Internet firestorm after photos showing the tower obstructing a classic Pattaya…

Artillery show marks ACDC’s 24th anniversary

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy’s Air and Coastal Defense Command marked its 24th anniversary with a parade of troops, vehicles and artillery weapons. Navy commander Narong Pipattanasai and ACDC commander Lhuechai…

Pattaya honors 59 ‘good mothers’

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya honored 59 of the city’s best mothers for Mother’s Day, recognizing them for their good deeds. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and former Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome presented certificates to the…

Child gets hand stuck in pool pipe

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A 3-year-old girl received a trip to the hospital after getting her hand stuck in a pool-skimmer pipe in Huay Yai. Rescuers were called to the Dusit Pattaya 3 Village…
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya plans to fund the drilling of a groundwater well to solve water supply problems at the Nong Ta Un Health Center in Pong Sub-district.
Pattaya police chief brushed away new complaints from Thai tour guides that Russians are stealing their jobs, saying Thai companies should consider Russian-speaking guides helpful, since Thai companies don’t have…
Pattaya animal control officers rounded up a pack of six stray dogs that had attacked tourists on Beach Road. An 8-year-old German-Thai child was bitten the week of Aug. 15…

Low threat of Ebola, MERS in Thailand, PBTA told

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Jetsada Homklin
While the threat of spread to Thailand is low, Pattaya and Chonburi should take precautions to prevent outbreaks of Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome viruses in Pattaya, a public…
Pattaya police have issued an arrest warrant for the mother who allegedly abducted her two Thai-British daughters during their June visit to Thailand.

Hi-so bad boy arrested for speeding in Pattaya

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The son a wealthy Thai lighting-store owner was arrested in Pattaya after allegedly racing his 10 million baht sports car down Beach Road. Pattaya police Chief Col. Supathee Bungkhrong spotted…

American gets high-heel to forehead from ladyboy

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An American man got a high-heeled shoe to the forehead after rudely telling a transvestite what he could do with his provocative drink offer. Shawn Bowsher, 36, needed 13 stitches…
A pair of teenagers who dismissed a fortune teller’s prediction that they’d be arrested were tossed in jail after police caught them smoking marijuana. National Command Center for Drugs officers…

Woman hurt in drive-by shooting

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are looking for a young motorbike driver who shot a Pattaya woman while she was transporting two other people on her motorbike on Sukhumvit Road. Jintada Takimnok, 23, sustained…

3 hurt as pickup smashes food stall in Sattahip

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Patcharapol Panrak
Three people were injured when a former champion sailor lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a roadside food stand in Sattahip.

Sattahip residents plant rice for Mother’s Day

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip residents planted jasmine rice to honor HM the Queen for Mother’s Day and sow a crop that will be harvested on Father’s Day.
Pattaya School No. 4 students showed how prepared they are for the coming ASEAN Economic Community at the city education department’s annual open house.
The lives of 39 buffalos and cows can be spared and donated to poor families in Pattaya following a fundraising drive for Mother’s Day at Wat Jittapawan College.

Chonburi donates blood for Mother’s Day

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By CPRD
Military personnel, police, students and members of the general public donated blood to make merit in honor of HM the Queen’s birthday in Chonburi.

Teen ‘Youth Police’ hit the beat in Pattaya

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
High-school students got a taste of life on the beat in Pattaya as area Tourist Police enlisted them in a “Youth Police” program to work with foreigners. Region 2 Tourist…

City continues preparing to mitigate floods

Friday, 15 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 33 By Surasak Huasoon
Sanitation Engineering Department staffers clean out sand and debris from flood water drainage pipes at Bali Hai Pier, part of the city’s ongoing effort to mitigate flooding when the heaviest…
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