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Lights in the sky

If it sounds like this is going to be a breathless piece of journalism about UFOs over Pattaya, I am afraid it’s not.  I’m...

Sonata for what?

It is surprising the number of instruments that have fallen out of favour over the years.  For over two hundred years the most influential...

Starting young

On a question-and-answer website last week someone asked if he could become a professional violinist if he started lessons at the age of eighteen. ...

Token Poles

If you happen to be Polish, you’ll be aware that 11th November is Poland’s National Independence Day.  By the end of the eighteenth century Poland...

Latvian voices

Right then, let’s begin with a quiz question to test your geographical awareness.  Can you name the nine countries that have a coastline on...

Famous fives

If you spent your childhood years in Great Britain it’s more than likely that you came across a series of children’s books by Enid...

Opus One

For connoisseurs of exceptional wines, Opus One means only one thing.  It’s the name of a winery in California, founded in 1980 as a...

Birthday boys

One of the most influential Hungarian composers of the early twentieth century was Zoltán Kodály, who was born on 16th December.  Because of his interest...

Shall we dance?

If you are over A Certain Age you may recall that the original movie entitled Shall We Dance dates from 1937 and was one...

Eastern delights

With Christmas just around the corner, it occurred to me that I might tell you about some classical Christmas music.  But then I thought...

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Austrian National Day celebrations in Pattaya

Austrian National Day will be celebrated on Friday 30 October 2020 at the Thai Garden Resort, Pattaya. Guest of Honour: H.E. Dr. Eva Gardner, the...

A top score from Ron on a wet course

Pattaya Sports Club Links Golf Society Monday, Oct. 19 Laem Chabang B+C Stableford As we looked out over Laem Chabang golf course, it looked every bit as pristine...

Updates during COVID-19 Crisis

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS National Institute for Emergency Medicine:1669 Bang Lamung Police Station: 038 221 800 Bangkok Hospital Pattaya: 038 259 999 Highway Patrol Police: 038 425 440 Nongprue Police...

Thailand’s Elite visa is a cash beneficiary of the coronavirus pandemic

Applications for the increasingly popular Elite visa are now doubling every month, according to Thailand Privilege Card (TPC) president Somchai Soongswang. The total number...

Pattaya Bikini Run glows in the dark Oct. 31

Local officials put the final touches on the Pattaya Bikini Run, which kicks off at Central Festival Pattaya Beach Oct. 31. The “Glow in the...