Ronakit Ekasingh

A Royal Thai Navy official made his official pitch for Pattaya to host a 2017 boat show featuring naval vessels from Thailand’s Southeast Asian neighbors. Adm. Poldej Charoenpol, a special advisor to Sattahip Naval Base, made his presentation to the Pattaya City Council and area business...

Pattaya Bed Race rolls again Jan. 31

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:37
Competitors have begun fluffing the pillows and ironing their sheets as the 8th Pattaya Bed Race will take place on Sunday, Jan 31 with the pre-race parade and music concerts starting at 4 p.m.

Biggest catch wins at Jomtien Fishing Games

Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:57
Sixty teams of anglers vied for 70,000 baht in prizes as they tried to land the biggest catch at the Jomtien Fishing Games this month. Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh opened the Dec. 16 annual competition, which now has become one of Pattaya’s biggest sporting events
The Royal Thai Navy has begun laying plans for a 2017 boat show featuring naval vessels from Thailand’s Southeast Asian neighbors. Adm. Poldej Chareonpool, a special advisor to the Sattahip Naval Base, met Dec. 8 with former culture minister Sonthaya Kunplome and Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit...
More than a year after the government imposed a new registration system for motorbike taxis, only 40 percent of Pattaya drivers have signed up, with many simply ignoring the regulations.

Austrian National Day celebrated in Pattaya

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 15:47
Marking 60 years of independence and neutrality Thailand’s annual Austrian National Day celebration came to Pattaya for the first time this year, presided over by H.E. Enno Drofenik, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Austria to the Kingdom of Thailand.
Nearly 2,000 people packed the Alarngkarn Theatre to rock to the sounds of Carabao while raising 1.5 million baht for orphans at the Pattaya Orphanage’s second Love & Charity Concert.

Thai AirAsia visits Pattaya City Hall

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 12:46
Pattaya officials welcomed executives from Thai AirAsia, which has made Pattaya the center of the low-cost airline’s latest expansion plan, serving an increasing number of routes from U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya Airport.

Finnish ambassador tours Pattaya schools

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 12:54
Finland’s ambassador to Thailand toured two city schools to see how a cooperative program between the two countries is improving education. HE Kirsti Westphalen led a delegation of 10 Finns to Pattaya schools 8 and 11 Oct. 16 while attending the EDUCA 2015 “On Schooling” event.

THA sports competition kicks off

Thursday, 24 September 2015 11:55
Football and a colourful parade marked the opening of the seven-week Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region sports competition last week. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and THA Eastern President Sanphet Suphabuansathien officially kicked off the annual competition between employees of 20 Pattaya-area hotels on Sept. 15. 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...
It won’t be confused with its Bangkok big brother, but the Pattaya Motor Show drew plenty of admirers of exotic cars and the models who show them off. Tasarath Meekhamsath, general manager of Central Festival Pattaya Beach opened the expo there Aug. 3.
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...
More than 40 top models will show off the latest Thai and world designs at the sixth Pattaya International Fashion Week July 24-26. Organized by the Association of Modeling Industry and Agencies of Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and city hall, the region’s largest fashion...
Local political and tourism officials congratulated executives from the Pattaya Floating Market after it was voted the favorite attraction among Chinese tourists in Thailand. Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana, Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and TAT Pattaya Director Suladda Sarutilavan bestowed their thanks on floating market...
Koh Larn ferry operators are being criticized for allegedly overcharging passengers, violating fare rules for children, and causing confusion by not putting vessel numbers on tickets, causing some passengers to board the wrong boat. Boat operators tried to defend their positions, but Deputy Mayor Ronakit...

Two-phase plan laid for tour bus parking

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:08
Pattaya officials have developed a two-step plan to stop tour buses from clogging up traffic near the beach. At the May 14 meeting of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association at the Grand Sole Hotel, group President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn said PBTA will talk with and ask...
The 101 buildings encroaching on royal land, a saga that dates back nearly 2 decades, are once again back in the city’s crosshairs.  This time, however, only 12 Walking Street buildings have been ordered demolished for illegally extending their property.

Two and a half decades of care

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:20
In 1990 Father Ray Brennan opened the Home for Street Kids in a shop house on Soi Buakaow, then a quiet neighbourhood street.  His aim was to offer a safe haven for children, runaways from all over the Kingdom who arrived in Pattaya hoping to...
Challenges posed to both Pattaya and Thailand as a whole by the ASEAN Economic Community were outlined and debated as city officials and business owners met for a seminar in Jomtien.
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