Privy councilor honors Korean War dead in Chonburi

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By CPRD
Privy Councilor Gen. Chalit Phukphasuk honored Thai soldiers that departed 63 years ago to fight in the Korean War at a ceremony at the 14th Military Circle in Chonburi.

Eastern Seaboard celebrates 103rd Chulalongkorn Day

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Staff reporters
Government officials across the Eastern Seaboard celebrated one of Thailand’s greatest monarchs on the 103rd Chulalongkorn Day. Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho laid flower garlands…
A wealthy Thai Sikh family donated more than 4 million baht, including 200 royally sanctioned robes, to Pattaya’s Chaimongkol Temple for its annual end-of-rainy season festival.
Social workers rescued a 1-year-old boy left unattended for days at a Naklua construction camp. Watcharapol Yongket was transferred to the Chonburi Home for Children and Family Oct. 19 while…

Muslim-outreach program for southern youths comes to close in Chonburi

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By CPRD
Privy Councilor Surayud Chulanont closed this year’s “Heart to Heart for the South” program in Chonburi, which saw 20 southern youths experience Muslim life outside of Thailand’s three strife-ridden provinces.

TOT launches technology club for youths in Sattahip

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Patcharapol Panrak
TOT (Public) Co. is teaming up with Sattahip officials to encourage youngsters to harness technology to benefit their communities.
With six months to go until Pattaya’s Nong Nooch Tropical Garden represents Thailand at the World Plant Expo in China, about half the construction of the 7.5 million baht exhibit…
HRH Princess Soamsawalee’s Princess Pa Foundation donated 2,000 bags of relief supplies to victims of flooding in Phanat Nikhom.

Couple freed from stuck elevator

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Patcharapol Panrak
A Rayong couple with an infant were rescued after being trapped inside an elevator for over an hour. Piyachat Raruenrom, 29, her husband Tassanai Ngamsangiam, 29, and their infant daughter…
About 1,700 people are expected to receive free eyeglasses, mobility aids and other aid in February when Chonburi conducts its next mobile-government outreach program.

Auk Pansaa signals the end of the rainy season

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Patcharapol Panrak
Auk Pansaa, the end of Buddhist Lent, in theory signals the end of the rainy season in Thailand.  This cannot come too soon for some families in the region, as…
Fire ripped through Pattaya’s Walking Street area, setting off an inferno that destroyed eight buildings, damaged up to 20, and caused an estimated 100 million baht in destruction.

Chonburi governor urges cooperation to aid flood victims

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By CPRD
Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai urged officials from districts across the province to work together to aid victims of this year’s rainy-season flooding. Khomsan said flooding has been worse than last…
Pattaya officials met to brainstorm how to fix road problems and improve traffic safety but ended up just bickering over three Third Road barriers. Anupong Phutanawarat of the Department of…
Fueled by two typhoons, 2013’s rainy season is proving especially damaging to the Pattaya area, where residents are again looking for dry ground. Most recently, the Eastern Seaboard took a…
Pattaya will award more than 100,000 baht in prizes to creators of the most beautiful and creative flower arrangements in the city’s annual Loy Krathong contest Nov. 17.
The Pattaya Public Health Department sprayed flood-hit areas of the city with mosquito pesticide into order to prevent an outbreak of insect-borne diseases in the wake of two powerful typhoons.

Endless road work infuriates Naklua 16-18 residents

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Veechan Souksi
Road workers have again torn up Naklua Soi 16-18 and local residents are fed up with a seemingly endless resurfacing cycle. The tiny streets, which serve as the only conduits…

4 Lithuanians arrested in 35 million baht ATM card theft

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Boonlua Chatree
Four Lithuanians were arrested for allegedly using fake electronic cards to steal up to 35 million baht from Thai ATMs over the past seven weeks.
Police suspect an American-Thai hotel receptionist found dead in her room may have died from a sleeping-pill overdose. The body of Caroline Paige Srichankij, 27, was found in her room…