Area Buddhists came by boat, bicycle and on foot to area temples to mark Visakha Bucha Day, which this year was declared an international day of peace.
Lottery fans and end-of-world prognosticators will have their eyes on the heavens later this month as four of five visible planets and the moon align in a celestial show not to bee seen again until 2040.
Pressure is beginning to mount on Pattaya United coach Jatuporn Pramolbal and his players following the club’s fourth straight defeat in the Thai Premier League; the latest setback coming in the form of a 1-0 home defeat by Insee Police United in Chonburi last weekend.
70 students from 11 Sriracha-area schools learned about the role of tigers and fish in nature at the 10th environmental youth camp at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo.
Pattaya United’s title ambitions were dealt a serious blow last Sunday after they crashed to a 2-0 defeat at struggling Si Sa Ket Muang Thai FC in the hostile environment of the Sri Nakhon Lamduan Games football stadium.
With water guns thankfully packed away for another year, Naklua residents brought the annual Songkran festivities to an exciting close April 20 with the traditional “Kong Kao” (rice harvest) festival, offering food and sweets to the spirits in a centuries-old tradition to pray for prosperity in the coming year.
The sand isn’t the only thing being washed away on Pattaya Beach.
After working 40 years on the beach, Pui Pitsawongprakarn has watched as her business has eroded along with the shoreline. Within a few years, there may be nothing left of either.
Pattaya’s traditional Songkran Festival known as ‘Wan Lai’ or the ‘Day that Flows’ falls on April 19 every year. Today tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in the fun-filled festivities, which will ‘overflow’ into the streets, sois and practically every nook and cranny of our fair city.
Coming off the back of their disappointing midweek home loss to Navy FC last week, Pattaya United were in need of an improved showing for their visit to Samut Songkhram on Saturday to face a side who were keen on extending an unbeaten seven match home record.
Pattaya United made the long trip north last Sunday to take on Thai Premier League rivals TTM Pichit, with the ‘Dolphins’ looking to rebound from their defeat at the hands of Buriram PEA the previous weekend.