Pattaya School No. 5 honored the nation’s teachers with music and educational demonstrations to mark the 84th birthday of Thailand’s top teacher, HM the King.
Two banners meant to promote a positive image of Pattaya instead have become symbols of its frequent shabbiness, with the posters either falling down or entangled in power lines.
Pattaya’s Public Health and Environment Department plans to spend more than 18.5 million baht in 2012 on eight health-promotion projects, including exercise and elderly programs, dengue fever prevention and the institution of a holiday recognizing the handicapped.
Christmas may not be a recognized holiday in Thailand, but thousands of tourists and residents got into full spirit for the Dec. 25 occasion, with wintery winds bringing a touch of the North Pole to the Eastern Seaboard.
More than 100 monks preached Dharma and told stories of spirits as the Sanctuary of Truth celebrated HM the King’s birthday.
Pattaya’s Royal Cliff Hotels Group will sponsor two area vocational colleges in its efforts to promote higher education.
Pattaya’s week-long countdown to the New Year ticks off its final seconds Saturday with explosives and a Bodyslam.
Come the New Year, dolphins will light the way in Pattaya.
As the year winds down, city workers are rushing to install 129 new light poles from North Pattaya to Pratamnak Hill, all of which will be adorned with a dolphin symbol. Many existing street lights will also be refurbished with the city mascot during this multi-million baht city project.