Hundreds of Sikhs celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Pattaya with 3 days of prayers culminating in a beachfront parade on October 25.
A concerted crime sweep in anticipation of the start of the ASEAN Economic Community next month netted the arrests of five South Koreans allegedly running an online gambling operation.
Some of the sexy/spooky devils and corpses seen at the Salsa Halloween party in the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Nowhere does Halloween better than Fun City, with the many entertainment venues and great party atmosphere here. This year didn’t disappoint, as nearly the entire town was transformed into a ghoulish, frightening, crazy recreation of one big monster mash.
Buddhists from Sattahip to Pattaya celebrated the end of three months of lent and welcomed monks back into the community with alms offerings from morning to night.
The dragons danced and the rice sizzled when the Pattaya Vegetarian Festival served up food enough for a village to go along with spiritual blessings Oct. 12-22.
Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and executives from the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation celebrated the opening of the festival with the cooking of fried rice for 5,000 people.
Steps leading to Pattaya Beach in front of the Pizza Hut restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road were turned into a deceptively beautiful waterfall as tropical storm Vamco raged through the area. Days later, Pattaya residents were still digging out and tallying their losses after the most powerful storm to hit the area since 2011 brought massive flooding, destruction and death to the Eastern Seaboard.
The Eastern Seaboard celebrated Mother’s Day with alms offerings and fireworks to mark HM Queen Sirikit’s 83rd birthday.
Festivities began in the morning as Banglamung District organized a merit-making ceremony with 84 monks to mark the start of HM the Queen’s 84th year.
District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana opened the event with colorful flowers and lighting welcoming a large number of residents and public officials.
An enterprising, environmentally conscious Australian has taken it upon himself to highlight what many might consider to be one of the current blots on the Pattaya city landscape – the cleanliness, or rather lack of it, of the resort’s main tourist beach.
Buddhists throughout the east spent two days making merit, giving alms, studying Dharma and making charitable donations for the double holiday of Asalaha Bucha Day and Khao Phansaa.
In the early morning of Sunday, July 19, Sontaya Khunplume, former Ministry of Culture joined Pol. Gen. Surapong Ariyamongkol, Vice President and General Secretary of the Athletics Association of Thailand, Sulada Saruthirawan, director of TAT Pattaya and Poramate Ngampichet, former MP of the Pak Palangchol Party to sound the starting horns and release nearly 10,000 participants, from 35 different countries, in the 2015 King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon.