The head of Banglamung District ordered that all of Pattaya’s nearly 1,600 CCTV cameras be checked to ensure they work as the area ramped up security measures following the Bangkok shrine bombing.
Pattaya officials were warned the city faces being boycotted by Indian tourists if they don’t put an end to jet ski scams once and for all. Pattaya City Hall called an emergency meeting last weekend to address the problem, as tourist police reported the number...
Hundreds of Pattaya kindergarteners and preschoolers ran, jumped and kicked their way to good sportsmanship and exercise at the Pattaya Preschool Sports Competition.

Mayor lauds East Pattaya exercise projects

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 11:27
Pattaya’s mayor encouraged residents to exercise more and play sports, at a rally with two eastern communities. Itthiphol Kunplome told members of the Soi Kophai and Khao Talo communities that they could serve as models for the city, with their aerobic classes on multipurpose areas on...
City officials celebrated the official upgrade of Pattaya Hospital from a primary-care center to a full-fledged secondary-care hospital with religious ceremonies June 28. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome joined hospital director Dr. Kitsada Manoonwong and city council members, administrators and facility staffers for the early morning Buddhist and...
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome congratulated the Thai women’s national water polo team for winning its first-ever gold medal at the Southeast Asia Games at a celebration party held in Naklua recently.

SEA Games windsurfing medalists honored

Thursday, 09 July 2015 10:36
Pattaya mayor Itthiphol Kunplome handed out cash awards to Thailand’s two medalists in windsurfing competitions at the recently ended Southeast Asia Games. The mayor, who is honorary president of the Windsurfing Association of Thailand, joined the group’s vice president, Vice Adm. Sarayuth Daengted, at the windsurfers...
Pattaya officials continued their efforts to prep city businesses for the coming ASEAN Economic Community, hosting another seminar, this time on economic analysis, creative industry and tourism services.
Mastering media, technology and language are the keys to future education under the ASEAN Economic Community, an educational seminar in Pattaya was told.

Education ministers welcomed to Pattaya

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 13:05
Before education ministers from 11 Southeast Asian countries got down to business at their annual council meeting, they enjoyed a party where local officials introduced them to Pattaya.

Pattaya women learn value of teamwork

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:46
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 the April 27-28 workshop at the Diana Garden Resort.
More than 88 percent of Pattaya residents are pleased with the city government’s efforts to develop the economy, environment, culture and society, a city-commissioned survey found.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome again grabbed a broom and joined city and business leaders in scrubbing down Walking Street. The mayor and city council members, community leaders and business owners launched the latest in their periodic “big cleanups” early April 3, prepping the nightlife center for the...

Pattaya marks Local Administration Day

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:11
Pattaya marked the fifth Local Administration Day with religious ceremonies, music and dance whist honoring King Rama V, who began the move toward government decentralization.
Pattaya officials and top regional police officers were on hand as the Crown of India and Balle Balle restaurants celebrated their grand opening.
Pattaya School No. 11 showcased the success of its “project-based learning” program for city officials and area educators. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the Feb. 13 “integrated project work exhibition” which included a speech from City Councilman Manoch Nongyai.

Pattaya aids 2 abandoned grandparents

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 13:55
A Pattaya mayoral advisor came to the assistance of two elderly Soi Chaiyapornvitee residents who were abandoned by their families. Patsakorn Yusomboon and members of the Soi Chaiyapornvitee committee visited Jaroon Sadajai, 59, and Salee Sadajai, 61, in their dilapidated home Feb. 9. Officials found the...
British Consul Michael Hancock discussed ways to improve service to UK expats, especially in cases of emergencies, during a meeting with Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome.
The operators of 7-Eleven stores in Thailand recognized Pattaya School No. 11’s commitment to reading programs by awarding it the first “Love to Read School” sign in the city.
Pattaya-area business offered belated New Year’s wishes to Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. Pattaya Business & Tourism Association President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn and Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region President Sanphet Suphabuansathien led the gift basket-bearing delegation to city hall Jan. 16 at 9 a.m., which saw well wishes streaming...
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