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Pattaya Cares for Nepal

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Derek Franklin
It is estimated that almost nine thousand people from Nepal and the neighbouring countries of China, India and Bangladesh lost their lives in the two earthquakes that hit the Himalayan…

Miss Tiffany Universe crowned

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Jetsada Homklin
A Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya Rajabhat University student bested 30 other finalists to win the Miss Tiffany Universe transgender pageant in Pattaya. Public-health student Sopida “Baimon” Siriwattananukul, 22, was awarded 2…

Pattaya loses 2 Catholic priests, welcomes new ones

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Elfi Seitz
Pattaya’s Roman Catholic parishioners were disappointed when they learned Rev. Francis Xavier Kritsada Sukkaphat was transferred to Sriracha, but warmly welcomed their successors to the community.
On Tuesday the 12th of May it was the children’s day out sponsored by the Jesters, Canadian Jackalope Open & Justin Rapp from Just Burgers. This was held at Just…

Building a sports bar in six weeks

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21
From dilapidated building to sports bar in six weeks. Stewart “Froggie” Fraser described this process to the Pattaya City Expats Club at their meeting on Sunday, May 10. Fraser’s Restaurant…

Expat celebrates 60th birthday twice

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Elfi Seitz
For Brian Songhurst, a well-known British expat in Pattaya, turning 60 was such a big deal, he celebrated it twice. Songhurst’s friend, Peter Barnwell, treated him to a private dinner…

Nongprue formalizes horse-therapy program

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Jetsada Homklin
Nongprue Sub-district and the Father Ray Foundation have formalized a physical therapy program using horses that was begun last year. Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit and representatives from the Father Ray…
The Pattaya Sports Club donated 50,000 baht in supplies to Rayong’s Camillian Center to aid patients with HIV. Noi Emmerson, the club’s charity chairperson, and golf chairman Mark West presented…
Two Pattaya Mail reporters donated needed supplies to the Haven Children’s Home in Khao Maikaew. Marcus Souksi and Urasin Khantaraphan presented dried food, clothes, and first aid kits to the…

Pattaya Nepalese, Indians join for quake-relief effort

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Jetsada Homklin
Nepalese and Indian expats in Pattaya joined hands to raise funds for victims of last month’s major earthquake in Nepal. Amrik Singh Kalra presided over the May 3 relief event…

Embassy group donates uniforms to AHTCC

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Elfi Seitz
An anti-drug coalition from five countries donated 30,000 baht in school uniforms and other supplies to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center. The group, calling itself the Foreign Anti-Narcotics…

Swiss ambassador opens AHTCC’s sports, farm centers

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Elfi Seitz
Swiss Ambassador Christine Schraner-Burgener paid a visit to Pattaya’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center to help open its sports and agricultural centers.
Conductor Hikotaro Yazaki headlined a charity concert featuring two orchestras, organized by the Pattaya International Ladies Club to raise much needed funds for the Mercy Center.

Banglamung raises 4 million baht for Nepal relief

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By CPRD
Pattaya-area residents and businesses raised 4 million baht to donate to victims of the calamitous earthquake in Nepal. Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai accepted the funds from Banglamung District Chief Chakorn…

Community Theatre is alive and well in Pattaya

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20
Community Theatre is now in its eighth year in Pattaya. Before that, people in Pattaya had to go to Bangkok if they wanted arts and culture; it just wasn’t available…
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