Sonthaya Kunplome

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 councilor celebrates 60th birthday

Thursday, 10 September 2015 16:11
At a party held at the Hollywood Pub Pattaya, Sukumol Kunplome and Sonthaya Kunplome, both former Ministers of culture, present flowers to Wichai Rodpia (right), a member of Pattaya Council on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome opened an “ancient Chinese walking street” showcasing the Chinese-Thai roots of the community at Huay Yai’s Ban Chak Ngaew Market.
About 600 Pattaya-area senior citizens were given health checks, lessons in social media, nutrition tips and more at a Nongprue Sub-district sponsored fair. Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome, ex-MPs and local officials were on hand for the April 28 event at Nongprue Public Park.
Young Chonburi students competed for up to 5,000 in cash prizes at the Lions Club of Taksin Pattaya’s annual traditional children’s pageant. Eighteen boys and girls ages 9-14 took part in the annual Loy Krathong Thepthida and Thepphabut Duanphen (most beautiful god and goddess of the...
Phothisamphan Phitthayakhan School earlier this month celebrated its 54th anniversary in Naklua.  The ceremony was also held to pay homage to the late founder of the school, Bunmee Akhapunyo, aka Provost Luangpo.
Pattaya will spend 2 million baht to repair the bridge over Naklua’s Nok Yang canal and clear the waterway of garbage blocking the flow of storm runoff.

Soi 5 Thunwa Community opens garment center

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 17:20
East Pattaya’s Soi 5 Thunwa (Soi 5 December) Community has opened a garment-making center aimed at providing jobs and occupational training for residents of the Sukhumvit Road-area neighborhood.
The “Year of the Horse” got off to a galloping start as Pattaya celebrated Chinese New Year with pageants, pyramids and parades. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome got things started at a lucky 9:09 a.m. with a ceremony offering tribute to Chinese gods, offering red “ang-pao” envelopes of...

Collectors flock to Buddhist amulet show

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:22
Collectors flocked to the Pattaya Indoor Sports Arena for evaluations and prizes for this year’s Buddhist amulet preservation show.
The curtain has gone up on Asia’s largest transvestite cabaret show as top local and national government officials attended the grand opening of the Colosseum Show Pattaya.

4 area Lions clubs install new presidents

Thursday, 18 July 2013 13:29
Lions Club members from Singapore and Korea were on hand as four Pattaya-area chapters installed new presidents for the coming term. Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome and MP Santsak Ngampichet also attended the June 28 installation at the Asia Hotel for the District 310C Lions...
Thailand’s Culture Minister thanked more than 2,000 Chonburi residents for their work on more than 100 province, city and local culture councils. Minister Sonthaya Kunplome presented certificates to representatives from various councils at a June 28 Chonburi Cultural Council meeting organized to allow councils to explain...
Central Festival Pattaya Beach showcased a new collection of photographs shot by HRH Princess Sirindhorn to reflect her travels in Thailand and abroad. Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome opened the June 24-30 exhibit at the beachfront mall. The third exhibition of the princess’ photos since 2011 was...
Thailand’s culture minister joined top area politicians to help Nong Nooch Tropical Garden celebrate its gold-medal victory at Britain’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Songkran respects paid to the elderly

Thursday, 09 May 2013 14:32
The second edition of the Thai Fight muaythai extravaganza took place at a temporary stage and boxing arena erected at Bali Hai Pier in south Pattaya on Friday, April 19.

Palang Chon recruits new members in Sattahip

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 16:26
Looking to expand outside of Chonburi, the Palang Chon Party hosted a recruitment meeting to drive interest in the party and educate newcomers on election laws.

Subaru opens new Pattaya showroom

Thursday, 28 March 2013 16:24
A change in venue revved up the annual Burapa Bike Week, with 20,000 motoring enthusiasts taking over the Silverlake Vineyard for two-days of cycle and custom-car exhibitions.
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