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Mothers Day, Father Ray Day and a lot of blood

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Derek Franklin
The middle of August is always a busy time at the Father Ray Foundation. This year the children and students celebrated the birthday of HM the Queen, as they do…

The silent thief of your eyesight

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35
“The silent thief of your eyesight.” That’s what Dr. Lachaya Orapiriyakul, M.D., a Specialist in Ophthalmology & Glaucoma from Phyathai Sriracha Hospital, calls glaucoma. Dr. Lachaya was the guest speaker…

Chonburi immigration chief celebrates birthday

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Boonlua Chatree
Merit-making and partying highlighted a full day for the head of the Chonburi Immigration Office as he celebrated his birthday. Pol. Col. Prapansak Prasarnsuk invited nine monks to collect nine…

The Kings of Swing

Friday, 21 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 34 By Dr. Iain Corness
Many years ago, a very switched on copywriter was aware that HM King Bhumibol of Thailand was a jazz aficionado, a composer and accomplished musician. King Bhumibol had sat in…

The amazing life of “The Happy Auctioneer”

Friday, 21 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 34
From Rugby to auctioning sports memorabilia; this was Peter Banner’s story told to the PCEC at their August 9 meeting. But before Peter’s presentation, the meeting began on a more…

Amari bakes up 83-meter cake for Mother’s Day

Friday, 21 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 34
Bakers at the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower rolled out another wonder for Mother’s Day, this year offering up slices of an 83-meter-long strawberry almond cream cake for charity.

A better place to live

Friday, 14 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 33 By Derek Franklin
To commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, one community in Pattaya recently came together to improve the area they live and work in. Just behind Big C Extra,…

Aussie tourist launches beach clean-up campaign

Friday, 14 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 33 By Staff reporters
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…

Willpower Institute to hold English-language meditation course

Friday, 14 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 33
The Willpower Institute looked to expand its audience by offering its first-ever meditation course in English. Phra Acharn Sermporn Dhammavaro, administrator for the English-language course said that His Holiness Viriyang…

Celebrating the Pii Taa Kon Festival in Loei

Friday, 14 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 33
“It’s the most purely Thai thing I’ve ever been to,” said Pattaya City Expats Club member Ren Lexander, speaking of the trip that the PCEC recently facilitated to Loei Province…

What is pastrami?

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32
What is pastrami? That was the question of the day at the Pattaya City Expats Club meeting on Sunday, July 26, when the guest speaker was Sean Gregory of the…

Happy Birthday Pattaya Mail

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32
Members of the Pattaya City Expats Club are delighted to wish Pattaya Mail a very Happy 22nd Anniversary. Our members are of the same opinion that you are the best…

Buddhist Lent begins today

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31
July 30 & 31 This year, the Buddhist holy days of Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa fall on July 30 & 31.  Both are recognized public holidays, and therefore banks,…

Lions distribute encyclopedias to 100 Chonburi schools

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Surasak Huasoon
Lions Club District 310C donated Thai encyclopedias to about 100 schools across Chonburi. Pattaya Deputy Mayor presided over the July 21 ceremony to present the 39th Royal Version Thai Junior…

Take a look inside your knees

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31
Have you ever wondered what your aging knees look like inside? At the July 19 meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club, Dr. Sukree Khumrak, M.D., from the Orthopedic Center…
Nine elephants from Nong Nooch Tropical Garden offered nine candles to nine eastern-region temples for Buddhist Lent. Park General Manager Pantanan Kanthisookapan oversaw the July 20-29 event, in which the…

Database, U-Tapao set ‘direction of tourism” for TAT

Friday, 24 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 30 By Marcus Souksi
Regional tourism industry leaders were briefed on the development of U-Tapao Airport and new initiatives from the Tourism Authority at the “Directions of Tourism” seminar in Pattaya.

PCEC speaker brings civilization to Pattaya

Friday, 24 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 30
Beer is civilization! So says Beertopia’s Chris Matthews, the guest speaker at the July 12 meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club. Chris owns and operates Beertopia here in Pattaya…
Tour operators were briefed on license requirements and employee registration at a seminar aimed at eliminating illegal tour guides in Pattaya. Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana opened the July 7…

Traders cook up deals at World Tapioca Conference

Friday, 17 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 29 By Urasin Khantaraphan
More than 700 people agricultural traders, buyers, academics and specialists connected with exporters at the World Tapioca Conference in Pattaya. Tapioca planting associations and farmers throughout Thailand joined the June…
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