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Pattaya Sports Club buy a new fish

Even though many Thais speak English very well, there are times when a mispronunciation, in all innocence, brings howls of laughter. I was...

Bars close for holiest of Buddhist holidays

As per law for every Buddhist holiday, Pattaya’s bars and nightspots closed for Visakha Bucha Day.  From Walking Street to Drinking Street, Third Road...

Ancient human remains found in Si Sa Ket province

SI SA KET, 9 June 2012 - Residents of Bueng Boon in Si Sa Ket province have discovered human skeletal remains and objects...

Sattahip holds Buddhist celebration to commemorate enlightenment anniversary

Sattahip opened its celebration of 2,600 years of Buddhist enlightenment with a religious ceremony at Samakhee Banpot Temple. Sattahip...

Buddhists begin observing Visakha Bucha

Thai Buddhists have started their processions to temples to study dharma and make merit before Visakha Bucha Day next week. Believers...

Monday is Visakha Bucha Day

Banks and government offices closed Monday, June 4, is one of the most venerated holidays on the Buddhist calendar: Visakha Bucha Day. This Buddhist...

Buddhists celebrate ‘day of peace’ on Visakha Bucha Day

Area Buddhists came by boat, bicycle and on foot to area temples to mark Visakha Bucha Day, which this year was declared an international...

Buddhist devotees take part in Walk-Run rally on Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha Day was observed all over Pattaya and up on Prathamnak hill hundreds of devotees took part in the annual Walk-Run rally which...

Visakha Bucha Day, the beginning of the Buddhist Era 2,554 years...

Banks and government offices closed Tuesday, May 17, is one of the most venerated holidays on the Buddhist calendar: Visakha Bucha Day. This Buddhist...

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UK government claims benefit fraud discovered in overseas expat payments

Thailand-based British pensioners could have their British bank accounts inspected by the government under new powers being considered to thwart benefit irregularities.  The plans,...

Pattaya prioritizes quality of life for people with disabilities

PATTAYA, Thailand - Deputy Mayor Wuthisak Rermkijakarn led a committee meeting on February 23, dedicated to advancing the well-being and inclusion of individuals with...

Pattaya unveils traffic plan for Jomtien beach enhancement project

PATTAYA, Thailand - Deputy Mayor Kritsana Boonsawat spearheaded a crucial meeting at Wat Krathingthong in Jomtien on February 23, aimed at elucidating the intricacies...

Pattaya students commemorate Makha Bucha Day at Wat Chaimongkhol Temple

PATTAYA, Thailand - Teachers and students from Pattaya City School 8 gathered at Wat Chaimongkhol on February 23 to honour Makha Bucha Day, showcasing...

Pattaya enforces alcohol ban on Makha Bucha Day

PATTAYA, Thailand – On February 24, local authorities in Banglamung district conducted a thorough inspection of nightlife establishments to enforce the ban on alcohol...