Just two days after launching two new flights to China from U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya Airport, Thai AirAsia announced it would add three more routes to bring even more tourists to the Eastern Seaboard.
As Pattaya’s streets drained, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city officials began the job of surveying the damage to both the city’s residents and property. Around 1 p.m. Sept. 17, Itthiphol led a delegation of administrators, city council members and soldiers to the Soi 5 Thanwa neighborhood...
Steps leading to Pattaya Beach in front of the Pizza Hut restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road were turned into a deceptively beautiful waterfall as tropical storm Vamco raged through the area. Days later, Pattaya residents were still digging out and tallying their losses after the...

Bangladeshi ambassador visits Pattaya

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 13:33
Bangladesh’s ambassador to Thailand visited Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome to talk tourist safety and illegal immigration. HE Saida Muna Tasn’eem arrived in the city Sept. 8 and was welcomed by the mayor and his top lieutenants who described the model Pattaya has followed to become a...
Pattaya celebrated its first “ASEAN Day”, putting a spotlight on skills development of its tourism-industry workforce in order to compete in the coming regional economic bloc.
The Pattaya City Council approved more than 60 million baht for new flood-control pipes, security cameras, and language lessons for students. The council on Sept. 3 allocated 61.1 million baht for new sewage and flood-drainage infrastructure where needed around Pattaya and Jomtien, fix roads and replace...

Pattaya readies new 5-year education master plan

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:58
Pattaya is preparing a new five-year education plan to set educational methods and standards to raise its schools to international standards. A newly elected Pattaya Education Development Committee presented the plan to Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome at a meeting at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel Aug. 22....
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...
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