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Ebola outbreak in West Africa – rising number of calls to International SOS

Ebola outbreak in West Africa – rising number of calls to International SOS

by International SOS

Number of June requests for advice up 400 percent on May
Education toolkit made available to UN and other organizations
Risk to business travelers is low, but vigilance required

International SOS has seen another rise in the number of requests for advice on Ebola in recent weeks.
Since March 1, 2014 the medical and travel security group [...]

BMW co-hosts charity polo match

BMW co-hosts charity polo match

BMW Group Thailand and B. Grimm Group co-hosted the BMW-B. Grimm Thai Polo Open 2014 at Pattaya’s Thai Polo & Equestrian Club. The winning team, Thai Polo, was awarded an honorable cup by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Proceeds from the event are being donated to Chitralada Vocational School.

Have an unwanted bike?

Have an unwanted bike?

by William Macey
Witnessing the smiles on children’s faces when they receive something new is wonderful and is the only reward that Rick Bevington seeks when helping underprivileged children in Pattaya. There is never a lack of smiles when Rick is around.
Every year for the past 10 years, he has purchased some 30 bicycles, with some [...]

Annual Sports Day

Annual Sports Day

by Derek Franklin
The annual sports day at the Pattaya School for the Blind was more than just about for the children. It seeks to identify talented athletes to represent Chonburi at the National Games for the Disabled later this month on Saraburi province.
School principal and co-founder Aurora welcomed guests, including Supamit Sirakantamakul from the Chonburi [...]

Bangkok hotels donate nearly 600,000 baht

Bangkok hotels donate nearly 600,000 baht

Bangkok hotels contributed nearly 600,000 baht to the annual ‘Season’s Greetings Donation for Charity’ project. The bulk of the proceeds will go to Baan Pa-De School in Tak province to help reconstruct buildings damaged in a landslide.

Of the 590,000 baht donated by 19 participating hotels, 490,000 baht has been earmarked for the Tak school, with [...]

Regent’s students entertain old and young

Regent’s students entertain old and young

by Derek Franklin

A group of music students from The Regent’s School Pattaya performed at the old folks’ home in Banglamung and three children’s venues, including the Father Ray Center for Children with Special Needs.
At the Father Ray Day Care Center, where even toddlers sat in silence, most children heard classical music piano and violin music [...]

International Green Pattaya cleans Cosy Beach

International Green Pattaya cleans Cosy Beach

Green Pattaya has cleaned Cosy Beach often in the past but the area has returned to its former incarnation as a rubbish dump. The volunteer organization blames the massive amount of unsightly litter on tourists, venders and construction workers.
Green Pattaya and City Hall sent a clean-up crew to collect refuse last month, but more manpower [...]

Pattaya Sports and Hand to Hand visit the darker side of the City

Pattaya Sports and Hand to Hand visit the darker side of the City

by William Macey

There are many reasons why visitors come to Thailand. Excellent year-round weather, good food, and hospitality. It is easy to embrace the glitz and glamour of Beach Road, Walking Street and Second Road, but there is another side to Pattaya that is largely unknown not only to tourists, but to those of us [...]

Pattaya Sports Club celebrates Children’s Day

Pattaya Sports Club celebrates Children’s Day

Children’s Day is always a happy event in Pattaya. Some 3,000 children had the day off from their studies and came to be entertained by a boy band, lady dancers, side shows and, of course, food–particularly noodles. Mayor Mai opened the event and acknowledged the contributions of Pattaya Sports Club and its friend Nigel Oakes.
When [...]

Locals donate to monks

Locals donate to monks

More than 100 monks from Pattaya temples proceeded along Soi Yume (behind Big C Extra) to receive food and gifts from local residents. People throughout the Kingdom have been presenting alms to monks from nearby temples to make merit and receive blessings for the New Year.

1 - 15 September 2014

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