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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…

Disabled kids trained to swim safely

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Surasak Huasoon
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya trained young disabled students at the Redemptorist School for Persons with Disabilities how to swim safely and rescue swimmers in trouble.

German expat Herta Rommel turns 104

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Elfi Seitz
In 1911, the Garuda was adopted as Thailand’s national emblem, scouting made its debut in the kingdom, and HM the King Vajiravudh, Rama VI, became the first King of Siam…

Lucky GIS student wins VIP lunch

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona
A lucky student from Garden International School (GIS) won a VIP lunch for herself and her friends. The Year 9 student won a prize at the school’s Christmas Fun Day.…

BHP, Thai Life aims for smart, happy babies

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Muang Thai Life Insurance offered parents advice on how to have smarter, happier babies during a seminar at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. BHP Director Dr. Piyaporn Thipyarath welcomed Duangjai Thangprasitiporn, assistant…
Many U.K. and U.S. expats may be able to take action to maximise the value of their retirement savings. This was the central message of a “Financial Educational Road Show”…

Pattaya women learn value of teamwork

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Urasin Khantaraphan
More than 100 women learned the value of teamwork at a seminar in Pattaya. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and top city officials welcomed members of the Pattaya Women’s Development Group to…
Over 6 trucks of rubbish were removed by community minded volunteers from MAYs Urban Thai Dine Pattaya, Kasetsin Group, Pattaya City Hall and the Green Pattaya Foundation, in a massive…

Chonburi Immigration hosts late Songkran

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Boonlua Chatree
The Chonburi Immigration Office staged a traditional Songkran activity a day after the Songkran madness ended. Superintendent Pol. Col. Prapansak Prasarnsuk hosted the April 20 “rod nam dum hua” ceremony…
To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Hilton Pattaya is introducing its latest corporate responsibility initiative, “The Charity Teddy Bear for Habitat for Humanity Thailand”. The objective is to raise funds to…

PCEC keeps their tradition alive

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18
The Pattaya City Expats Club prides itself in having met each Sunday continuously since it was founded in March 2001. However, with Sunday, April 19, being Pattaya’s big Songkran day…

Jesters fund private toilet for Down Syndrome girl

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Jetsada Homklin
Jesters Care for Kids came to the aid of a Down Syndrome girl, donating 10,000 baht to her family so they can build a safe, private restroom at their dormitory.

130 kids hunt for Easter treasure at CPDC

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Elfi Seitz
For the fifth year, Easter meant hunting for eggs at the Child Protection & Development Center in Huay Yai. Children from other area day-care and charity centers joined in, bringing…

Mass, egg rolls mark Easter in Pattaya

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Elfi Seitz
Pattaya-area Catholics marked Easter with both solemn ceremony and rollicking egg hunts. The Catholic Church started the Easter celebration on Thursday, April 2 with the institution of the Eucharist. Bread…
Before the modern insanity of Pattaya’s Songkran celebration got underway, children at the Fountain of Life Center were introduced to its traditional heritage.

Unusual hobbies presented at PCEC meeting

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17
PCEC hears about some unusual hobbies from Bruce Kehlet at their Sunday, April 12 meeting. Bruce likes to breed and race pigeons as well as keeping non-poisonous snakes as pets.…

First Pattaya honorary-vice-consul for Austria named

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Elfi Seitz
The long-time assistant to Austria’s honorary consul general for Pattaya has been promoted to honorary vice consul for Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard.
Nongprue residents paid homage to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on her 60th birthday with a merit-making ceremony. Mayor Mai Chaiyanit and his wife, Jamniern, the chairwoman of the Nongprue…
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