Busy events calendar to power Pattaya high-season

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:01
Longboats this weekend, Loy Krathong next Wednesday Pattaya officials are banking on a packed calendar of events to get high-season tourism off to a fast start. Starting with this weekend’s Pattaya Longboat Races at Lake Mabprachan , a steady stream of festivals has been lined up,...

Pattaya to mark 37th anniversary Nov. 29

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:55
Pattaya began planning for the city’s 37th anniversary commemoration, which will include prayers and wreath-laying. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon chaired the Nov. 3 meeting with city workers. The Nov. 29 ceremony will begin with prayers and chanting by monks from Jittapawan Temple at 8 a.m. at the...

Pattaya reviews 2015-16 schools budget

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:04
Pattaya officials reviewed the budget for the city’s public schools, focusing on spending for overtime, services, travel, and teacher training. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon met with the education and city manager’s departments to divide the budget to accomplish the city’s goals. Wattana said the budget will be...

Planning begins for Pattaya Vegetarian Festival

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 12:48
Planning has begun for the annual Pattaya Vegetarian Festival with organizers and city officials cementing the route for the Oct. 12 opening parade. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon chaired the Aug. 19 planning meeting that covered parade preparations and security. Three roads will be closed progressively for the...

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.
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