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Dutch Association Pattaya celebrates 10 years

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Elfi Seitz
The Dutch Association of Pattaya celebrated its 10th anniversary with a party at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club. Martin Brands, president of the group known as “Nederlandse Verenining” in Dutch,…

Baan Suay Resort celebrates Lumsden birthday bash

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Elfi Seitz
Gay activist and hotel owner Jim Lumsden celebrated his 56th birthday after some unexpected delay, but all the expected bombast. Many of his friends helped celebrate the managing director of…

Race is a social construct

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5
Race is not about genetics; it is a social construct. Until about 570 years ago, the idea of race did not exist. These were some of the ideas advanced by…
Singha Corporation hosted its 12th Annual Dealer’s Convention and Thank You Party at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) from January 17 - 19, 2015.

PILC brings music to Sanuk Day Care Center

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Helle Rantsen
A hundred smiling faces welcomed the Pattaya International Ladies Club and Pattaya Classic Music to the Sanuk Day Care Center for an afternoon of traditional Thai dance.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya saw New Year’s Eve in with style, hosting a huge “Countdown Party” gala event at the unique “Lost World”-themed resort. The resort was transformed…

Rock For Rice & Imagine There’s No Hunger

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Hard Rock Hotel & Cafe Pattaya donate rice to 5 charities On 29 December 2014, Hard Rock Hotel & Cafe Pattaya, led by General Manager Jorge Carlos Smith, donated 2,747…

Quality education can be costly

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Quality in education can be costly. The cost of sending children to an international school in Thailand is not cheap; but the quality of education is generally very high. This…

Catholics end Christmas season with joint party

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Elfi Seitz
Pattaya-area Roman Catholics brought the Christmas season to its official close with a party for the families of councilors at St. Nikolas Church and Assumption Church.

King Taksin-era temple eyed for restoration

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The Ayutthaya-regional Fine Arts Department has agreed to restore an 18th century temple in Banglamung District, provided it can acquire funding. Methadol Wiehakana, director of the 3rd Regional Department of…
Military, provincial and local officials led newly reorganized beach vendors in a cleanup of Pattaya-area beaches. Maj. Gen. Nirandorn Samutsakorn, commander of 14th Military Circle in Chonburi, and Chonburi Deputy…

PCEC member Pat Koester shares her 1970s USO experiences at U-Tapao

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3
Most of you know that Pattaya was a sleepy fishing village until the 1960s when, during the Vietnam War, American servicemen began arriving for some rest and relaxation. During the…

57 restock Red Cross at Pattaya blood drive

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Nearly 60 people helped restock Thai Red Cross blood banks with a post-New Year’s blood drive in North Pattaya. The Jan. 5 event at Central Center collected 25,650cc of blood…

Pattaya Buddhists pray in the New Year

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Surasak Huasoon & Jetsada Homklin
Instead of setting off fireworks and toasting the new year, many Pattaya locals took a trip to the temple to pray for prosperity in 2015. Around 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31,…
Visit coincides with Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurpurab Sunday December 28, 2014 marked a very important and holy day on the Sikh calendar. This was the day that Sikhs all…
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