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.
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.
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.
Brings message of goodwill and encouragement to do good in the world
Rotary District Governor Rachnee Euprasert recently made her official visit to the six multi-language speaking Rotary clubs in Pattaya.
This is a customary duty of a district governor whereby he or she visits every Rotary Club in the district at least once during his or her term in office.
This is a unique year for District 3340 Rotary International as DG Rachnee is the first lady governor since the formation of this district in the 1992-93 Rotary year.
It takes a lot of hands, and some big skillets, to feed 5,000 people, but organizers of the Pattaya Vegetarian Festival had it covered again this year in Naklua. Shown here, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho help the “master chefs” create this batch of delicious heavenly rice. The festival comes to a conclusion today, Oct. 3.
The Sawang Boriboon Foundation knows the secret to good cooking is once that you have a popular recipe, don’t change it. It takes the same approach to its annual Pattaya Vegetarian Festival.
It was a quieter Friday and Saturday in Pattaya as typical party nights were transformed into evenings for religious reverence for Asalaha Bucha Day and the start of Buddhist Lent.
Born on July 4, 1957, Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Walailak 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.