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Dr. Penguin entertains PCEC Sunday meeting

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51
His real name is Chedy Sahebettaba, but he dares anyone to try to pronounce it. Perhaps that is why he is better known as Dr. Penguin, a frequent presenter at…

CPDC receives 50,000 baht Christmas present

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51 By Elfi Seitz
Austrian consul general Rudolf Hofer brought an early Christmas present to the Child Protection and Development Center, reaching into his own pocket to donate 50,000 baht.

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya hosts Christmas charity bazaar

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya welcomed Santa Claus to its annual Christmas charity bazaar benefitting children from area orphanages and shelters. Proceeds from the Nov. 29 sale and party in the lobby…

Residents at Plutaluang Dog Shelter receive much needed help

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50 By Neo LongThum
It all started one year ago, in November 2013, when Neo the founder of the Pattaya Animal Coalition (PAC) went to see the dog shelter in Plutaluang. PAC found 1,000…

Relieve pain using your own blood

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50
Relieve pain using your own blood. When you have pain from damaged cartilages in your knees, or arthritic knees, or tears in other ligaments and tendons, there is a treatment…
Long-time Pattaya City Expats Club member David Rubenstein celebrated his birthday with more than 30 club members and a sky full of fireworks. Former club president Richard Smith and his…
Thank you to all our members and friends who joined us this year at the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) 21st Annual Christmas Bazaar. The bazaar is PILC’s largest fundraiser…

Chambers combine for relaxed networking overlooking Pattaya

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Paul Strachan
A joint chambers of commerce networking event was held at the Cape Dara Resort in Naklua on Friday the 21st of November. It was hosted by the British Chamber of…

English-language students earn their diplomas

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Marcus Souksi
Graduates of the second “English Conversation for a Better Life” program earned their diplomas Nov. 25 at a ceremony held at the Diana Garden Resort. The courses take place twice…

Life is never boring at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49
At the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, life is never boring. Officials report that just about every day they encounter a new situation. Paul J. Herman, Chief of the American Citizens…

Panorama bar raises 127,000 for AIDS charity

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Elfi Seitz
Pattaya’s Panorama bar helped raise 127,000 baht for an AIDS charity with drag queens and raffles. Manager David Kerridge, who started similar charity events while previously managing Le Café Royal,…

The Endless Summer Came to Mantra

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Amari’s Mantra restaurant presented another of their tribute events last weekend, this time being a tribute to the Endless Summer. With Pattaya’s “Beach Boys” led by Barry Upton on…

The Monarch of the Glen comes to Pattaya

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48 By Dr. Iain Corness
Dicey Reilly’s Irish Pub was the venue for a most interesting tasting of whisky, distilled in the north of Scotland by a family company. This was Glenfiddich, from the grey…

Growing old disgracefully

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48
“Don’t worry about old age. It doesn’t last that long,” quipped Dr. Iain Corness at the Sunday, November 16, meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club. Dr. Iain is a…
The Lions Club of Pratamnak Pattaya donated 15,000 baht in rice, food and supplies to the Father Ray Day Care Center as part of its monthly charity outreach program.

PILC plans out this year’s Christmas Bazaar

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Paul Strachan
Pattaya International Ladies Club President Helle Rantsen teamed up with PILC members Nancy Aly-Hegazy, Raegan Barnes, Joyce Aldridge and Sue Tait, and the Food & Beverage Manager of the Holiday…

ISE joins Green Pattaya for beach cleaning

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Neo LongThum
On Saturday 8th November, 25 students from the International School of the Eastern Seaboard met up with the Green Pattaya volunteers and Rotary members to once again clean the Cosy…

St. Andrews students visit Camillian Social Centre

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Bryne Stothard
On Sunday 12th October, 20 students from the Camillian Social Centre Rayong (http://www.hiv-aids-kids.org/) joined 24 St. Andrews IGCSE and IB students for a day of activities run by the school’s…

British expats should maximise value of their pensions

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47
UK corporate pensions are under stress, so British expats should look for ways to maximise the “take home” value of their pensions. Two representatives of the deVere Group Thailand -…

Hospital contributes to Rotary ‘Wrap up a Child Project’

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Paul Strachan
As the high season approaches in Pattaya we continue to enjoy the tropical temperatures; however, for many in the north of the country, especially those in the more mountainous areas,…
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