Pattaya trains village health volunteers

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:07
Pattaya-area residents trained to become village health volunteers in a workshop aimed at improving basic healthcare coverage in the city. Supaporn Cherdchaiphum of the Pattaya Public Health Department was the featured speaker at the Jan. 15 training session, the first of six planned for this year.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and top city officers bid a happy new year to more than 500 members of the Pattaya Elderly Club. The vast majority of the club’s 700 members turned out for the Jan. 8 event. The club offers memberships to Pattaya residents 55 years...

Fireworks, merit-making usher in 2016

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 15:11
Thais and tourists brought in 2016 in a grand celebration mixing music, fireworks and religious ceremonies. The focal point of New Year’s Eve in Pattaya was squarely at Bali Hai Pier, where this year’s shortened Pattaya Countdown came to a raucous close after three nights of...
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome passed on his usual party at home to celebrate his 42nd birthday with the elderly and disabled of Karunyawet Home for Persons with Disabilities.

Walk & Eat Naklua underway on weekends

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 11:39
The 7th “Walking Street” market opened in Naklua, encouraging high-season tourists to “Walk & Eat” in a retro atmosphere. Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome took the stage in front of Government Savings Bank to kick off the weekend market Nov. 20, joined by Chonburi and city officials.

Pattaya battens down hatches after Paris attacks

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:05
Pattaya stepped up security following last Friday’s Paris attacks, bringing together business leaders and city, district, police and tourism officials to ensure safety for tourists and residents.
More than 1,000 athletes joined Thailand’s largest badminton tournament when the Astec Pattaya Badminton Sawasdee Cup opened at the Eastern National Indoor Sports Arena last week.
Pattaya trained a new, expanded class of Surveillance and Rapid Response Team members, who work at the grassroots level to eradicate mosquitoes and report dengue and other disease outbreaks.

Vegetarian festivals sizzle in Eastern Seaboard

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:39
The dragons danced and the rice sizzled when the Pattaya Vegetarian Festival served up food enough for a village to go along with spiritual blessings Oct. 12-22. Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and executives from the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation celebrated the opening...
Pattaya will spend 1.1 million baht to repair the Naklua Bridge. Erosion from flooding caused by heavy rain has damaged the bridge’s foundation, creating a safety hazard for both drivers and pedestrians. The repair is urgent and cannot wait for the normal budget cycle to...
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.
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