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.

Tourists finally arrive on Jomtien beaches

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Urasin Khantaraphan
It took a while, but high season finally arrived at Jomtien-area beaches, with Jomtien, Yim Yom and Dongtan beaches swarming. Tourists, mostly European, filled beach chairs and the empty sand…

Mayor describes role of government in health system

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Jetsada Homklin
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Dr. Pichit Kangwolkij, CEO of Bangkok Hospital Eastern Group, spoke to candidates from King Prajadhipok’s Institute and the Medical Council of Thailand taking a course on…

Military, city begin reorganizing Pattaya Beach

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya Permanent Secretary Pakorn Sukhonthachat instructs city workers on where to drive their stakes as Pattaya and military officials begin outlining new zones for beach chairs and umbrellas on Pattaya…
Nongprue Sub-district officials last week conceded that months of negotiations have failed to persuade Lang Nern Community residents to allow a charity group caring for 35 HIV patients to remain…

Bigger & louder, Pattaya Countdown rocks nightly at Bali Hai

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52
The annual Pattaya Countdown kicked off Christmas night bigger than ever, with more than 15,000 sq. meters of performance space and 300 artists scheduled to appear by New Year’s Eve.…

Agencies prep for disaster at Bali Hai drill

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Police, military, and medical organizations practiced how they’d respond to a marine disaster with a large-scale drill at Bali Hai Pier. Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Banglamung Hospital, Pattaya Hospital, Pattaya Memorial…

Huay Yai woman nabbed for drug dealing

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police arrested a Huay Yai woman accused of selling methamphetamines in the district. Nonglak Daoruang, 46, was captured in an undercover sting operation Dec. 16 with four ya ba…
A Russian tourist was injured after being hit by a stray bullet fired by a police officer at fleeing bag snatchers. Elena Sarycmeva, 27, suffered a single 9mm shot to…

Boastful bag-snatching suspect easily captured in Pattaya

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip officials arrested the boastful alleged leader of a gang of bag snatchers who considered district police so incompetent, he intentionally showed his face on a surveillance camera.

American stabbed breaking up couple’s argument

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An American man was stabbed in the back after intervening in a domestic dispute between a Thai woman and her French husband. Morgan Kant, 36, suffered a single stab wound,…

Premature baby dies after delivery at bus stop

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An extremely premature infant died after its mother went into labor at a Sukhumvit Road bus stop and Banglamung Hospital medical personnel decided to deliver the baby in her pickup…

Unhappy New Year for accused necklace snatcher

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Boonlua Chatree
An Issan man wanting cash for New Year’s partying was arrested after allegedly snatching a gold chain from a Khon Kaen woman in Jomtien Beach. Watcharapong Wongchalee from Mahasarakham was…

City hall installs Brahman shrine

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya has added a Brahman shrine to city hall to add to the spirituality of civic workers. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome oversaw the inauguration of the Brahman shrine with accompanying joss…

Pharmacists train health volunteers on common drugs

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya pharmacists trained community health volunteers on household medications to ensure proper use and safety. Pattaya Hospital lead pharmacist Chatchaya Charnwaet and staffers led the Dec. 12 workshop at city…
More than 200 hospitality industry executives from Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam learned about the opportunities created by next year’s formation of the ASEAN Economic Community at a seminar in Pattaya.
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