Representing the PBTA, Praichit Jetapai, Chairwoman the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center paid a courtesy call on December 22 to thank the Pattaya Mail for our support and close cooperation in both…

Parking violations ignored on Soi Post Office

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Surasak Huasoon
Anyone visiting Pattaya’s downtown post office knows parking is a real problem - and an avoidable one, as it turns out. A stroll down Soi 13/2 - Soi Post Office…

Pattaya calendars delayed, but coming

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya’s annual city calendar is delayed, but will be handed out to area businesses and residents early next year, the city council was told. Responding to a question by Councilman…

Yim Yom Beach shows signs of neglect

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Urasin Khantaraphan
More than five months after Environment Department workers removed an abandoned pavilion and filled in holes caused by beach erosion, the city seems content to have forgotten Pratamnak Hill’s Yim…

Booming high seasons are but a memory for Pattaya hotels

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Surasak Huasoon
It used to be that “high season” - the middle of October through the end of Songkran in April - was when Pattaya’s hotels were full, the beaches packed and…
Late-season downpours and steps taken by the Royal Irrigation Department have given Pattaya enough water to last throughout all of 2015, water-supply managers told city business leaders.

Did you feel safe of the New Year holidays?

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Boonlua Chatree
Immigration police promise ‘purge’ of foreign criminals Regional immigration police pledged to purge the Eastern Seaboard of foreign criminals to boost safety during the New Year celebrations. Top immigration officers…

Drug user turned alleged dealer arrested in Sattahip

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police arrested a former drug user turned alleged dealer. Officers nabbed Vithaya Pinyoyong, 24, in a Dec. 22 sting operation outside the Wanchaithanormsin factory in Huey Pong, Rayong. Police…

Navy officers break up Ban Chang drug ring

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Patcharapol Panrak
Royal Thai Navy drug-suppression officers seized nearly 3,800 methamphetamine pills during the arrest of six members of an alleged narcotics ring. Navy officials on Dec. 20 announced the arrest of…

2 teens arrested for necklace snatch

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Boonlua Chatree
Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly snatching a gold chain from the neck of a Thai woman. Jetsada Ritjaroong, 18, and Wittaya Sombatmak, 19, were captured Dec. 24 on Soi…

Ex-convict nailed for drug sales

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Patcharapol Panrak
A former drug convict was arrested again for dealing narcotics in Rayong. Samphan Saeikhaew, 31, was caught Dec. 23 with 73 methamphetamine pills in his room behind Huey Pong School…

Forager dies in fall in Plutaluang

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Patcharapol Panrak
A man died after falling from Mount Tabag in Plutaluang while foraging for food. Saichon Theerakaw, 51, suffered a broken neck in the Dec. 23 fall near the Mount Tabag…

Flat tire leads to burned-out car in Sattahip

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Patcharapol Panrak
A sailor narrowly escaped injury when his LPG-powered car burst into flames in Sattahip. Firefighters found the Toyota Corolla fully engulfed Dec. 24 at the 179-kilometer marker on Sukhumvit Road…

Upgraded navy MECC briefs related agencies

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Patcharapol Panrak
Royal Thai Navy officials explained the organization of the newly upgraded Maritime Enforcement Coordinating Center to five agencies that now fall under its jurisdiction at a meeting in Pattaya.

Amulet collectors compete for gold prizes

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Boonlua Chatree
Buddhist amulet collectors vied for gold prizes for the best, most excellent and most-popular figures. Col. Somnuk Changate, president of the Pattaya Amulet Association, opened the Dec 21 show at…
The Banglamung Police Station connected with the Pattaya Russian Club to start an online “interpreter on demand” service to better assist those from Eastern Europe.

Chilly wind signals winter has arrived

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Urasin Khantaraphan
While anyone visiting Pattaya from northernmost reaches of Europe will hardly think Thailand is cold, locals are feeling the change of weather, with cool breezes from China blowing in and…

AEC Learning Center opens in Pattaya

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By CPRD
The director-general of the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration opened the AEC Learning Center, which was founded to help Pattaya-area businesses prepare for the coming Southeast Asian common market.

Pattaya mayor celebrates 41st birthday

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome marked his 41st birthday with a party at his Naklua home for family, friends and community leaders. Among the many guests at the Dec. 15 birthday…
The Naklua Bay Conservation Group is calling on Pattaya City Hall to cancel construction of the Old Naklua Market Community office building, calling it detrimental to the environment.
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