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Area officials tour temple before Royal cremation

PATTAYA - Banglamung officials checked Chaimongkol Temple as it prepares to host a mirror ceremony for the cremation of King Rama IX in October. District Chief...

East marks Visakha Bucha Day

Eastern residents commemorated the birth, death and enlightenment of Lord Buddha on Thailand’s holiest of holidays, Visakha Bucha Day. Religious ceremonies began early and went...

Photos tell history of Pattaya

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...

South Pattaya Road undergoing major improvements

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

Private-school directors raise 658,733 baht for temple, vocational schools

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

The Wat Chaimongkol Community became the latest Pattaya neighborhood to receive a new community office, this one complete with massage services. Nine monks from...

Monks parade to mark promotion of Chaimongkol Temple abbot

Hundreds of area residents lined the street as a procession of monks paraded through Pattaya to herald the promotion of Chaimongkol Temple’s abbot. ...

Buddhist Lent candles light way during ‘rains retreat’

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,...

Pattaya marks Asalaha Bucha, start of Buddhist Lent

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...

Police arrest 2 for necklace snatching

Two men accused of repeated necklace snatching were captured by Pattaya police volunteers after an attempted robbery on Third Road. ...

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Swimmers warned off Bang Saray Beach

PATTAYA - Bang Saray authorities told swimmers and fishermen to stay away from the beach following a mysterious sewage spill that blackened the sea...

Police probe suspected illegal e-waste recycling

Bangkok (AP) —Police have raided several factories near Bangkok that were allegedly processing illegally imported electronic waste in a sign that China's crackdown on...

DPM Wissanu says embezzlement case doesn’t tarnish Buddhism

Bangkok - Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said the arrests of senior monks, who were allegedly involved in the embezzlement of state fund for...

Govt unveils reconciliation mascot Nong Kiao Koi

Bangkok - The government has unveiled a mascot, Nong Kiao Koi, as a new ambassador of reconciliation. The debut of Nong Kiao Koi took place...
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Gen Prawit explains hike in fuel prices

Bangkok - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has confirmed the price of diesel rocketing to 30 baht per liter...

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