Christmas

It has been an annual tradition for over three decades that children at the Pattaya Orphanage celebrate their Christmas Day right on December 25th. It has also been the day most children look forward with great anticipation to receive presents from Santa Claus. This year, it...
Christmas has always a big celebration at St. Nikolas church and, this year, under the new leadership a new pastor, it was even bigger. The churchyard looked like a fairground where people could buy tickets to win prizes. Food stalls were set up, games hosted for...
The students in Kindergarten at Rayong English Programme School (REPS) brought toys both large and small teddy bears, dolls, animals and a variety of gifts to put on the tree at the entrance of their building. Starting with only a few things it grew and...

Ban Jing Jai celebrates Christmas

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 17:09
Pattaya’s Baan Jing Jai orphanage threw a Christmas party to delight both children and adults. Director Pingnata Chumnoi hosted the Dec. 27 affair featuring food, entertainment and prize drawings. The merit-making lucky draw priced tickets at just 10 baht each, offering chances to win stationaries, dolls, instant...
December 20th was the date picked for the Jackalope Open’s annual Camillian Center Children’s Christmas shopping trip to Big C in Rayong. Arriving at the center, I met up with Wild Bill & Erle. Unfortunately, Woody was unable to attend this year’s shopping trip as...

REPS performs at BHP benefit

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 14:27
Recently a group of over 30 kindergarten students journeyed by vans from Rayong English Programme School (REPS) to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya to perform 3 shows for their Annual Christmas Charity Benefit Day.

Christmas cheer on full display in Pattaya

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 15:05
While Pattaya has traded white snow for sand, the Christmas spirit was still obvious all around the city. Santa Claus costumes, colorful lights and holiday dinners accented the occasion that marked the true start of high season.
SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II used her Christmas message Friday to proclaim that light can triumph over darkness in these perilous times — and to comment on the joys of having a new great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte.

Happy Holidays

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:09
Christmas in Pattaya. What could be better, as shown here with East meeting West at the recent lighting of the Centara Grand Mirage Christmas tree. Now that the busiest of the busy seasons is upon us, it’s important to take a little time not only...

RCEB brings early Christmas to orphanages

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:56
Eighty children from different orphanages in Pattaya received presents from the Rotary Club of the Eastern Seaboard, Rayong Lady’s Circle and private sponsors from the Netherlands as early Christmas gifts.

GIS entertains with Christmas Play

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 17:00
Years 1 and 2 staged a fantastic Christmas Play for everyone at Garden International School (GIS). After lots of rehearsing, the students took to the stage on December 3 to entertain classmates, teachers and parents. There were some great...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI, in his annual Christmas Eve speech, has decried the Paris attacks that killed 130 people and left hundreds wounded.
BANGKOK – As Christmas is approaching, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has sent good wishes to all Christians living in Thailand. His comment was heard during his televised speech on the “Return Happiness to the People” program. He said Thai people always have a sense of...
The Amari Orchid Resort & Tower kicked off its festive season with the lighting of its giant Christmas tree. Resident Manager Richard Gamlin led the Dec. 8 festivities at the North Pattaya hotel, flipping the switch to illuminate 10,000 bulbs.

Christmas fun at GIS

Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:36
Father Christmas, carols and festive food made up a bumper Christmas Fun Day at Garden International School (GIS). Students, parents and staff came to school on a Saturday for the special event. Wearing festive reds and greens, everyone watched a Christmas-themed show that featured songs and...
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Christmas is a passion for Andre Brulhart, the Area General Manager for Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Every year he personally oversees the decoration of the magnificent 25-meter high Christmas tree which adorns the main lobby of this imposing...
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya got into the Christmas spirit early, bringing holiday cheer to patients and raising money for charity. Singing, dancing, musical shows from area schools and children’s foundations in Pattaya, Rayong, and Chonburi highlighted the Nov. 28 party.
LONDON (AP) — There's good news for grumpy women: Being happy apparently has no effect on how long you might live. That's the conclusion of the latest attempt to find out if happy people live longer. Previous studies have linked happiness to longevity but researchers now...
Central Festival Pattaya Beach lit the tallest Christmas tree in the region to welcome the holiday and bid farewell to 2015. Pattaya City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Director Suladda Sarutilavan, Pattaya Police Chief Sukthat Pumpunmuang and former MP Poramet Ngampichet joined mall...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights.
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