After getting an emergency pothole patch, South Road now is being given a proper resurfacing meant to protect the busy thoroughfare against heavy use and repeated flooding.

Photos tell history of Pattaya

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 14:52
Sixty years of Pattaya history unfolded in photographs at a recent exhibit at Central Festival Beach. The Oct 14-19 show, organized by the Pattaya Cultural Council, sought to tell the story of Pattaya and Naklua and show off the way of life before and after Pattaya...
Chonburi private-school administrators donated more than 650,000 baht to Chaimongkol Temple which, in turn, planned to distribute scholarships to Pattaya vocational students.

Wat Chaimongkol Community receives larger office

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:01
The Wat Chaimongkol Community became the latest Pattaya neighborhood to receive a new community office, this one complete with massage services. Nine monks from the Chaimongkol Temple blessed the new building, which replaces an older, smaller structure that obscured views on the temple grounds. Mayor Itthiphol...
Hundreds of area residents lined the street as a procession of monks paraded through Pattaya to herald the promotion of Chaimongkol Temple’s abbot.
Long before Pattaya Beach became an international tourist resort, back when rice paddies outnumbered streets, Thailand’s farmers didn’t want monks trampling their crops. So, for three months, priests stayed inside their temples and the tradition of Buddhist Lent candles was born.
The Pattaya area celebrated summer’s double Buddhist holiday, partaking in traditional ceremonies for Asalaha Bucha Day then lighting up candles for Buddhist Lent. From Naklua’s Sanctuary of Truth to South Pattaya’s Chaimongkol Temple and beyond, people queued up to donate rice, dried food and robes to...

Police arrest 2 for necklace snatching

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:37
Two men accused of repeated necklace snatching were captured by Pattaya police volunteers after an attempted robbery on Third Road.
Pattaya’s acting police chief lectured officers about ethics while handing down directives for protecting tourists and suppressing crime. Col. Chatchawan Pisuthwong and top lieutenants laid out policies on morality and service at a May 14 assembly at the Cesar’s Palace Hotel. Topping that list was protecting...
With the start of Songkran just days away, Pattaya city officials are putting final touches on plans for the water festival’s April 19 finale. At a March 27 meeting, Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh said Beach Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and...
Besides its beaches and bars, Pattaya offers a number of Buddhist temples to attract the interest of tourists. Khao Phrabat Temple is one of them. Overshadowed by the more popular Khao Phra Yai Temple, Khao Phrabat also sits on Big Buddha Hill near the statute of...
A motorbike taxi driver was injured when a drunken argument over sports turned into violence. Police were called to the Moonlight Serviced Apartments near Chaimongkol Temple around 4:30 a.m. Feb. 24 after an unidentified man slashed a driver identified only as “Tong” in the...

Pattaya celebrates Makha Bucha Day

Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:31
Lord Buddha’s smiling statue at Wat Khao Phra Yai on Pratamnak Hill is one of many religious spots throughout Pattaya where thousands of worshippers solemnly joined people all over the Kingdom of Thailand to celebrate Makha Bucha Day, one of the holiest days on the...

Chaimongkol Temple opens statue of first abbot

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 14:39
The public can now pay their respects to Chaimongkol Temple’s founding abbot after monks opened a Buddhist chedi (stupa) stone transported from Koh Larn decades ago.
Pattaya-area residents began 2013 with early morning merit-making exercises, giving alms to monks in Pattaya and Naklua. Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai and Pattaya City Council members led New Year’s Day’s official alms offering, leading people in donating rice and dried food to monks at Lan...
Pattaya Buddhists raised more than 4 million baht for a wax museum during a Kathin robes ceremony at Chaimongkol Temple. Rungroj and Suporn Rattanachet from the LK Group of hotels presented the robes in the name of HM the King to local dean of monks Thepchol...
Pattaya School No. 8 opened a tourism-education center to give students better job prospects in the city’s top industry. Funded in part by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the center launched on the school’s founder’s day Sept. 26 is just one of two established in Chonburi.
The Pattaya Women’s Development Group donated Thai encyclopedias to students at Pattaya School No. 8. Group President Naowarat Khakhay presented 25 encyclopedias to Principal Aaporn Rajsingho on the school’s founder’s day, Sept. 26. About 80 club members also provided lunch to the 2,000 students.

Pattaya Elderly Club cerebrates Mother’s Day

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 15:06
The Pattaya Elderly Club commemorated the 80th birthday of HM the Queen with a traditional religious ceremony.
Last weekend, parades filled the streets and local temples were filled with worshipers as Thailand celebrated two major Buddhist holidays, Asalaha Bucha Day and Khao Pansaa.
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