Chonburi Governor Khomsan Ekachai brings two traditionally dressed youngsters to the province’s Children’s Day event at the provincial hall. Throughout the Eastern Seaboard, kids filled their tummies, exercised their brains and widened their imaginations during a Children’s Day filled with military displays, fire engines and quiz games.
Thais and tourists brought in 2016 in a grand celebration mixing music, fireworks and religious ceremonies.
The focal point of New Year’s Eve in Pattaya was squarely at Bali Hai Pier, where this year’s shortened Pattaya Countdown came to a raucous close after three nights of live music, fireworks and revelry.
It has been an annual tradition for over three decades that children at the Pattaya Orphanage celebrate their Christmas Day right on December 25th.
It has also been the day most children look forward with great anticipation to receive presents from Santa Claus. This year, it has not been any different. No matter what the current world situation is, we do not want to turn them down.
Rayong Province in cooperation with Central Plaza department store held the final round of the Junior Thai Supermodel 2015 contest, awarding trophies at Central Bang Na in Bangkok.
While Pattaya has traded white snow for sand, the Christmas spirit was still obvious all around the city. Santa Claus costumes, colorful lights and holiday dinners accented the occasion that marked the true start of high season.
Eighty children from different orphanages in Pattaya received presents from the Rotary Club of the Eastern Seaboard, Rayong Lady’s Circle and private sponsors from the Netherlands as early Christmas gifts.
Chonburi and Pattaya officials welcomed the governor of China’s Jinan Province to initiate a sister-province relationship.
Deputy Gov. Chawalit Saeng-Uthai and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome greeted Yang Luyuj and his entourage Dec. 16 at the Hilton Pattaya Hotel.
Fireworks punctuate the end of the national anthem, with singing being led by Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city leaders, as thousands of people gathered at Bali Hai in South Pattaya to pay their highest respects and best wishes for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great on the auspicious occasion of the 88th Royal Anniversary of His birth. From alms offerings to monks to gifts of flowers from elephants, the Eastern Seaboard marked the 88th birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great with meritorious activities, good deeds and fireworks.
The prime suspect in the kidnapping and murder of a former Australian motorcycle gang leader in Pattaya is facing a military court trial and a possible death sentence after being brought back from hiding in Cambodia.
The usually magical Loy Krathong in Pattaya sparkled a little less this year, with rain and a fireworks ban keeping many revelers away.
The annual water festival, often called the Valentine’s Day of Thailand, still attracted plenty of lovebirds and eager tourists, who not only came to beaches and lakes to float creations of banana leaves, flowers, incense and candles, but to hotels and tourist attractions hosting private celebrations.