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People either love or hate Songkran

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19
There are two kinds of people in Pattaya: those who love Songkran and those who hate it. Well, that’s not exactly true. During a discussion of current topics at the…
On April 30, 2014 the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports awarded the prestigious four star certificate to the Thai Garden Resort to certify that the hotel has…

BCCT goes yachting

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Joint Chambers Networking evening combining the British Chamber of Commerce (BCCT), American Chamber (AmCham), the Australian Chamber (AustCham), the German Chamber (GTCC) and the South African Chamber (SATCC), was…

Easter bunnies and eggs at CPDC

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Horst Müller
Easter may be a Christian holiday, but the Easter Bunny showed he’s open to all faiths when he staged a holiday egg hunt at the Child Protection and Development Center…

If only cancer were a simple disease…

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18
If only cancer were a simple disease, finding a cure might not be so difficult. But cancer is a very complicated disease - an intricate and potentially lethal collaboration of…
The grandmother of an East Pattaya teenager who suffered severe developmental disabilities as an infant received some much-needed help from the Lions Club of Pattaya-Nongprue.
60 years ago Nongprue, like Pattaya, was an open expanse of land with very few buildings or roads. This is when Mut, now 81 years old, built his house in…
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya has come to the rescue of the Kate’s Project three times recently. Look at what they have done…

Thank you Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya for caring

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Allison Lutton
Ta Auan has been housebound for some considerable time because he cannot walk. But recently, thanks to the generosity of a Norwegian Group, he is now the proud owner of…

Benihana celebrates 50th birthday with Hip-Hop

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Benihana Japanese Steakhouse in the Royal Garden Plaza is very close to its 20th birthday, but the Benihana restaurant chain itself is celebrating its 50th birthday.

PCEC visits the movies

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17
PCEC visited the movies at their Sunday, April 13, meeting.  Club member David Garmaise once again entertained members and guests of the Pattaya City Expats Club with his video clips…

Black & White Charity Night

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Elfi Seitz
Casual or elegant, everyone was decked out in monochrome as the Rotary Club of Marina-Pattaya threw its annual “Black & White” party March 15 at the Mercure Hotel in Pattaya.

Hand to Hand reaches out with wheelchair donation

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Paul Strachan
One of the great dynamics when it comes to charity organizations in Pattaya is the fact that they work together in an effort to aid those who really need assistance.
Young hotel executives honed their management skills at Skål International & Eastern Thailand’s “Ladders for Leaders” seminar in Pattaya. Scott Michael Smith, from Assumption University’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism,…
70 Children and staff from the Child Protection and Development Center and students from the Thai Chinese International School came to help Green Pattaya volunteers clean the Cosy Beach on…

Experiencing Tet in Vietnam

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16
Pattaya City Expat Club members and guests were given some interesting facts about Bangladesh and Vietnam. Club member Nathan Russo shared two recent experiences at their April 6 meeting; one…
About 500 Pattaya senior citizens got a jump on Songkran and celebrated good health at Pattaya’s annual Elderly Day event. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the April 4 activity, which…

Heliotrope builders show off solar-assisted yacht

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Veechan Souksi
Owners of the Heliotrope luxury yacht showed off their solar-assisted cruiser during a March 25 party at the Ocean Marina. Managing directors Bernard Lamprecht and Philip Guenat and Bakri Cono…
Hilton Pattaya joined Earth Hour 2014 by organizing two major events to raise Earth Hour awareness among team members on Friday March 28 and Saturday, March 29.

PILC raises charity funds at annual garage sale

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Helle Rantsen
Just 50 minutes from the busy life of Pattaya you will find the smaller city of Ban Chang and its local hospital. On the 3rd of April, PILC conducted the…