Pattaya Buddhists, shown here on “Buddha Hill” (Wat Khao Phra Yai), made merit and paraded with candles as the area celebrated Makha Bucha Day, one of the holiest days on the Buddhist calendar. This day commemorates the miraculous event when 1,250 disciples of the Buddha, Gautama Sakayamuni, traveled to meet with the Buddha with no prearranged agreement, at Weluwan Mahawiharn Temple in the area of Rachakhryha, India.
Imagination became reality for Eastern Seaboard kids as the area’s annual Children’s Day celebrations offered opportunities to play fireman, soldier and superhero.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, city council members and city hall officials were on hand early for the Jan. 11 event, which followed the government’s motto of “Be grateful, be responsible, be disciplined, strengthen Thailand for prosperity.”
The little white sign says: “For transportation of hazardous waste only”. There’s irony and a little danger riding in this truck. Emblazoned with a lovely view of Pattaya, the rolling rust-bucket is filled with contaminated waste.
Ghouls and goblins once again were out in full force, celebrating Halloween in the usual Pattaya fashion. Tourists and residents alike haunted hotels, restaurants and nightlife districts.
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 on the King Rama V monument. About 5,000 people attended the Oct. 23 ceremony, including top area police, council members and Chonburi provincial leaders.
Pattaya began this year’s version of the annual Vegetarian Festival with a parade from Bali Hai to Banglamung, as well as cooking up a giant vegetable dish to serve thousands. Also on tap were lions and dragons, Chinese acrobatics, and the always exciting performance by the Eng Kor fighting team (shown here), which is made up of 108 “bandit warriors” from Chumjon Lien San Pong, Shandong province.
Diners taken on a whirlwind tour of world cuisine at La Mer
After a break of many months the GM Gang came together once again for a dinner meeting at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya, on Tuesday, September 24.
Hosted by Prayuth Thamdhum, the effervescent general manager of the ‘Royal Residence’ - the ancient interpretation of the name of the hotel - guests were treated to an evening of conviviality and a fusion of Asian delights aptly named ‘Pattaya Variety’.
A sea of blue, illuminated by the soft glow of yellow candles, forms in front of the stage at Bali Hai pier to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on her 81st birthday. People throughout the Kingdom turned out in droves to honor this most remarkable lady on Motherfs Day, August 12.
Pattaya Mail celebrated our 20th anniversary with a staff party at the Moon River Pub.
Managing Director Peter Malhotra hosted the July 20 affair for more than 100 staffers and guests. They offered congratulations to a company that now includes the German-language Pattaya Blatt, Chiang Mai Mail and Pattaya Mail on TV.
Born on July 4, 1957, Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn is the youngest daughter of Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. She has two daughters, HRH Princess Siribhachudhabhorn and HRH Princess Adityadhornkitikhun.