3 Chinese arrested for credit card fraud

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya police arrested three Chinese shoppers suspected to be part of a larger credit-card fraud ring. Xuan Tao, 37 and Shi Yen Hua, 25, were taken into custody while buying…

Alleged Samae San drug dealer arrested in raid

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police seized more than 300 methamphetamine pills when they raided the apartment of a major drug dealer in the Samae San fishing village.

Finn falls to death from Jomtien condo

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Boonlua Chatree
A Finnish man died after apparently jumping from the 18th floor of a Jomtien Beach condominium. A security guard at the condominium found the smashed body of Rusanen Karri Olavei,…

Irish tourist dies in Koh Larn jet ski accident

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An Irish tourist died when he was nearly decapitated by a boat’s anchor rope while speeding his jet ski around Koh Larn. Stephen David Campbell, 38, suffered a 20-cenitmeter-long slash…

Fire again ravages Nongprue Temple

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
For the second time this year, fire broke out at Nongprue Temple, this time gutting the abbot’s residence. Ten fire engines from the Nongprue Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, Pong…

135 preschool teachers train for ‘new era’

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 100 Pattaya nursery school teachers learned training to take their preschools into a “new era” through lectures and a four-day trip to southern Thailand.

Chonburi Red Cross collecting donations for Songkran giveaways

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By CPRD
The Chonburi Red Cross again opened the doors of its Matcha Charity Shop, which is collecting donations of cash and merchandise to hand out to the poor during Songkran.

Songkran appreciation tempered with warnings

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Nutsara Duangsri
Perhaps no subject draws as vehement an opinion of Pattaya as the city’s Songkran celebration. Opinions of the week-long water fight generally depend on how many Thai New Year celebrations…
With Pattaya transforming over the past decade from the vacation choice of westerners to the holiday enclave for Russia and Eastern Europe, the city’s retail vendors are struggling to cope…
The Kingdom of Thailand on April 2 celebrates the most auspicious occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 59th birthday. We at the Pattaya Mail Media Group join…

Durul Ibada annual fair scheduled for April 5

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Thanachot Anuwan
Durul Ibada Mosque will hold its annual festival April 5. City Councilman Farouk Wongborisuthi announced plans for the fair March 12. The mosque invited Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome to preside over…

86% of Pattaya CCTV security cameras out of order

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Boonlua Chatree
Thirty of Pattaya’s 35 closed-circuit television cameras are broken, leaving the city’s police force dependent on Family Marts, gold shops and condo buildings to capture images of crime scenes and…

Pattaya marks 4th Local Administration Day

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya marked the fourth Local Administration Day by honoring HM King Rama V, who began the move toward government decentralization, with religious ceremonies, music and dance.
Pattaya City Council members inspected storm drains and discussed flooding with Soi Buakaow-area residents fearing yet another water-logged rainy season.
Pattaya will spend 2 million baht to repair the bridge over Naklua’s Nok Yang canal and clear the waterway of garbage blocking the flow of storm runoff.
National Police Chief Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew met Metropolitan Police Bureau and Highway Police Division officers training in Pattaya.
The Pattaya Women’s Development Group will continue its vocational-training workshops for members this year, offering courses in Thai dance, basket-weaving, jar-painting and decoupage.

Lost toddler reunited with mother in Sattahip

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Patcharapol Panrak
A toddler who went for a stroll alone found himself lost in Sattahip and a distraught mother driving around the area looking for him. Police were called to an empty…

Water left running for 4 years on Pratamnak Soi 5

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Urasin Khantaraphan
If anyone knew how to turn off a faucet, the Pattaya Water Department would. But it seems someone left the spicket running. Australian expat Roy Albiston, 63, called a Pattaya…

Dry weekend again as Thais vote for senate Sunday

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Another dry weekend is on tap for Pattaya as Thais go to the polls again to vote for a new senate. Sales of alcohol will be prohibited from 6 p.m.…