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...
Pattaya officials met with school administrators to lay plans for next month’s Buddhist Lent candle parade and World Music Contest’s marching band competition in the Netherlands.
Pattaya School No. 5 marked its 62nd anniversary with congratulations and a Buddhist blessings ceremony. Principal Montree Kanjonphak and students welcomed Pattaya Education Department Director Jintana Maensurin to the May 23 event. Local politicians and administrators from other Pattaya schools also offered their congratulations.
Buddhists mixed exercise and meditation as Pattaya organized a walk-run marathon for Visakha Bucha Day. Co-sponsored by the Pattaya Run and Bicycle for Health Club and Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the May 24 “Walk, Run, and Meditate” event aimed to get Pattaya locals to care for...

Pattaya offering free flu shots

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 15:35
Pattaya City Hall is offering free immunization shots against seasonal and H1N1 influenza. The city’s three deputy mayors kicked off the immunization drive May 23, offering shots to more than 100 city workers.

Pattaya officials begin Songkran planning

Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:21
Songkran still may be two months away, but Pattaya officials already are making plans to bring at least some sanity to Thai New Year bedlam. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided over a Feb. 13 meeting to detail official plans for the April 18-20 water festival. He...
Pattaya officials are helping fund coaching and expenses for three area schools participating in this weekend’s To Be No. 1 national dance championships.
Bureaucrats and political officials congratulated outgoing Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai as he took office as Chonburi’s new permanent secretary.
Youngsters perform the latest dance style with their friends, the dancing sea animals, at Royal Garden Plaza.  Saturday, January 12 was once again one of their favorite days of the year - Children’s Day, and from navy ships to city halls, airports to shopping malls,...
The Pattaya Education Department thanked employees for their work during 2012 with gifts and a New Year’s party. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon and department head Jintana Maensurin hosted the Jan. 4 party at the Pattaya Youth Stadium. Employees, directors and Pattaya city council members joined in...

Pattaya Elderly Club makes merit for New Year

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:48
Pattaya senior citizens began 2013 with merit-making as the city’s Elderly Club invited monks to offer blessings for the New Year. Club President Pranee Maneesarn welcomed Pattaya deputy mayors Verawat Khakhay and Wattana Chantanawaranon to the Jan. 4 celebration at city hall, along with city council...

City lays plans for Children’s Day Jan. 12

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:34
Pattaya and city school officials met to organize this year’s festivities for Children’s Day Jan. 12. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon met with social groups and representatives from Pattaya’s 11 public schools Dec. 14 at city hall.
Pattaya officials are planning traditional and athletic events to mark HM the King’s 85th birthday Dec. 5. At an Oct. 12 planning meeting at city hall, Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon said Pattaya’s Father’s Day commemoration would be split into two parts, with ceremonies to pay respect...

Public Health project offers diabetes lecture

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:16
More than 100 residents and community leaders attended a lecture on diabetes as part of Pattaya’s efforts to improve public health under a National Health Security Office program.
Organizers have decided upon a fried rice and noodle dish to lead the menu at the Pattaya Vegetarian Festival Oct. 14-24. As per tradition, a communal meal for 5,000 attendees will be Khao Phat Thip 85 Pans. It will be cooked up in 85 frying pans...

School No. 7 dominates Pattaya School Sports Day

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 16:32
Pattaya School No. 7 won top honors as more than 500 students completed in Pattaya School Sports Day.
More than 5,000 people are expected to attend Pattaya’s annual Vegetarian Festival Oct. 14-24 at the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation in Naklua.
Disabled Pattaya-area residents affected by flooding over the past year received more financial aid from Chonburi and Pattaya officials.

Candle parade lights way for Buddhist Lent

Thursday, 09 August 2012 10:49
Students from Pattaya’s 11 public schools competed to decorate the most beautiful and creative Buddhist Lent candles before joining the festive Asalaha Bucha parade through Pattaya.
Thousands of area residents and government officials filed into Pattaya City Hall to congratulate newly re-elected Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city council members.
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