Staff reporters

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:25

Gung Hei Fat Choy

This fierce dragon means to ward off bad spirits and bring you good luck from Lan Pho Park in Naklua. Whether you wish to call this the year of the goat, sheep, or ram, Pattaya residents jubilantly celebrated Chinese New Year with both worship ceremonies and bright and noisy parades.

Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:25

Lovers paint Pattaya red on Valentine’s Day

Weddings, dance moves and elephants highlighted a day of romance as the Pattaya area celebrated Valentine’s Day.

Despite being a Western import, Feb. 14 is always a big day in Pattaya and the city prepped for it early, turning Sukhumvit Road into a Valentine’s card, setting up a photo booth on Pattaya Beach for couples to take romantic snapshots, and placing decorative hearts and flowers around the city. Department stores and bars also got into the spirit, preparing promotions and decorations.

Students from Sattahip Km. 5 School in Plutaluang are obviously having fun performing on Children’s Day 2015.  From tanks and fire trucks to ice cream and balloons, area children were spoiled for choice when it came to fun and attractions on Children’s Day. 

Visit coincides with Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurpurab

Sunday December 28, 2014 marked a very important and holy day on the Sikh calendar. This was the day that Sikhs all over the world gathered at Gurudwaras (Sikh Temples) to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurpurab marking the birth of the tenth Guru 348 years ago.

From navy ships to city halls, airports to shopping malls, kids will be everywhere Saturday as the Eastern Seaboard celebrates Thailand’s annual Children’s Day.

The Eastern Seaboard marked HM the King’s 87th birthday with jubilant celebration and a focus on the environment in events ranging from fireworks in Pattaya to planting coral in Sattahip. Shown here, Pattaya students perform a time honored traditional Thai dance paying homage to HM the King.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:49

Unified Loy Krathong a success

Loy Krathong this year was as vibrant as ever, with throngs of people turning up at Pattaya Beach, Jomtien Beach, local temples and at Lan Pho Public Park in Naklua to launch their krathongs (floats) of flowers and incense. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome commented that Loy Krathong provides a good chance for foreign guests to not only experience true Thai culture, but also to see people wearing traditional Thai costumes, as seen here on Walking Street.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 14:43

Rain can’t scare away Halloween in Pattaya

Early rain gave everyone a scare, but once the sun went down, it was ghouls and goblins, not flood waters, that filled the streets for another colorful Halloween in Pattaya.

Government officials across the Eastern Seaboard recalled Thailand’s beloved King Rama V on the 104th Chulalongkorn Day.

Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho laid flower garlands on the King Rama V monument Oct 23 for “Somdej Piya Maharaj,” the “King that is loved and respected by his citizens.” Area police, council members, community leaders and local residents attended.

Buddhists from Sattahip to Pattaya celebrated the end of three months of lent and welcomed the traditional end of rainy season with offerings of homemade sweets.

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