Preschool teachers prepped for AEC standards

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:44
Nursery school teachers and day-care center leaders gained help in developing early-childhood educational curriculums in line with international standards during a seminar in Pattaya.
The Naklua “Walking Street” market will open for the sixth year Nov. 30 with stage performances and a concert by one half of Girly Berry. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided over the Nov. 21 meeting to put the finishing touches on plans for the market,...

Dec. 1-5 Father’s Day celebration planned

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:24
Pattaya officials have begun planning for HM the King’s 87th birthday celebration, which will feature parades, monk ordinations and fireworks. Events kick off Dec. 1, four days before Father’s Day, with a naga parade running through the entire city. The procession will begin on North Road,...
Pattaya has decided to consolidate its usual two Loy Krathong celebrations into one grand event at Lan Poh Park in Naklua Nov. 6. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon said the celebration will feature both a krathong competition and the Miss Noppamas pageant for young girls, events previously...

Educators review AEC curriculum

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:26
Local educators reviewed curriculum aimed at preparing students for the ASEAN Economic Community at a meeting in Pattaya. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided over the Oct. 6 meeting at the Town In Town Hotel with school principals and teachers. The meeting was sponsored by the Educational...

City preps for Nov. 6 Loy Krathong celebration

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:20
Pattaya began planning for its official Loy Krathong celebration, which will take place at Lan Po Public Park in Naklua Nov. 6.
About 300 Pattaya School No. 2 students were given an introduction to traditional Thai art at an “Amazing Thailand Culture” event organized by the city and Pattaya Cultural Council.
Parts or all of Beach Road will be closed from 1-6 p.m. July 9 as the city rolls out its annual Buddhist Lent Candle Parade and Competition.
About 450 Pattaya students were encouraged to read at the Pattaya Library’s “Open a Book, Open the World” event.
Makro Food Services cash-and-carry retail chain opened its second location in Pattaya, focusing on the restaurant industry. Deputy mayors Wattana Chantanawaranon and Ronakit Ekasingh helped cut the ribbon on the Makro Food Services on North Pattaya Road May 14 with Suchada Ittisatukul, president of Siam Makro...
Buddhist followers embraced the benefits of exercise as Pattaya organized a walk-run marathon for Visakha Bucha Day on May 13. Co-sponsored by the Pattaya Run and Bicycle for Health Club and Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the “Walk, Run, and Meditate” event aimed to get Pattaya locals...
Pattaya again will invite people to exercise and meditate during the annual Visakha Bucha Day walk-run. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided over the April 30 planning meeting for the event, co-sponsored by the Pattaya Run and Cycling for Health Club. The May 13 event features an...
Health, traffic and education topped the list of concerns shared by Pattaya residents when city officials solicited suggestions from residents of 14 neighborhoods about how to improve the quality of life.
Things are really cooking at Pattaya School No. 11. The same day the school opened its new library, it also cut the ribbon on a bakery-training facility. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon joined Principal Jirasak Jitsom for the Jan. 15 opening, along with teachers and city council...

Pattaya School No. 1 organizes sports days

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 11:36
Pattaya School No. 1 brought lesson learning to the playground with its annual Sports Days. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon opened the Dec. 11-13 competition, which saw students split into four squads to compete in football, volleyball, tennis, rattan ball, petanque and other outdoor sports.
Pattaya officials say a city campaign to push people to use more natural materials in the Loy Krathong floats has been successful and hope this year’s holiday will see another decrease in foam use.
Pattaya will award more than 50,000 baht in scholarships to young girls competing in its Loy Krathong “Nu Noi (Young Miss) Noppamas” pageant Sunday at Bali Hai Pier.

Pattaya prepares for mass ordination

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 17:08
Officials have begun planning for the ordination of 86 monks to mark the start of HM the King’s 86th year Dec. 5. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon led the Nov. 8 meeting at city hall, with bureaucrats in the education, tourism promotion and public health offices.
Pattaya will award more than 100,000 baht in prizes to creators of the most beautiful and creative flower arrangements in the city’s annual Loy Krathong contest Nov. 17.
Judging by the crowd on its first day of business, the Thai Passport Office in Pattaya is going to be a hit. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon and City Council President Sanit Boonmachai opened the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office June 3 at the Avenue galleria on...
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