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Motorcycle race ahead

Motorcycle race ahead

Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh announced that the Motorcycle Mag Road Racing Championship 2014 at Bira International Circuit Pattaya will be in three separate “fields” on September 13 and 14, October 11 and 12, and November 15 and 16. The Prince’s trophy will be awarded to the overall winner.

Elite Card rises from the ashes

Elite Card rises from the ashes

Thailand Privilege Card (TPC), sponsor of the Thailand Elite Card founded in 2003, has been given yet another last chance to put the scheme on a sound footing. The aim, as ever, is to attract high-spending foreigners by rebuilding the card’s damaged image, restore business and clean up internal management. The company has largely been [...]

Chinese tourists don’t pay

Chinese tourists don’t pay

Citizens of China and Taiwan no longer must pay 1,000 baht at Thai airports for a 14-day visa-on-arrival, a visa that can be extended once for seven days at a Thai immigration office. However, the fee waver is set to expire in October. The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) seeks to boost international [...]

Woman on motorbike shot

Woman on motorbike shot

Police believe that jealousy or rivalry lay behind an attack on Kanjana Boonthong, 20, who was shot in the buttocks as her boyfriend was taking her home on his motorbike. Yuthana Chamalai, her 25-year-old boyfriend, said that a large group of teens on motorbikes began following them and fired a volley of shots, one of [...]

Buddhists make merit

Buddhists make merit

Many Buddhists and a large number of foreigners visited Chai Mongkol Temple on South Pattaya Road to make merit on Asarnha Bucha Day. The event was so crowded that a serious traffic jam appeared on the main road. This religious rites ceremony always attracts a large number of participants and followers.

Cat looks after corpse

Cat looks after corpse

A woman found dead in her room near a toilet at Sahachai market in Sattahip died of natural causes, according to police. Patumwadee Pemkoontod, 52, had for many years collected the 5-baht entry fee from toilet users. Her granddaughter said that the deceased tended to neglect herself by drinking whiskey and not eating enough, and [...]

Tourist police will merge volunteers

Tourist police will merge volunteers

Pattaya’s Foreign Tourist Police Assistants (FTPA), a Pattaya-based volunteer group of 50 resident farang from 10 countries, will amalgamate with the larger Tourist Police Volunteers (TPV) under a reorganization plan announced by the local tourist police superintendent, police lieutenant colonel Aroon Promphan.
Until now, both groups have operated separately in assisting the regular tourist police carry [...]

Swedish consulate opens in Pattaya

Swedish consulate opens in Pattaya

His Excellency, Honorary Consul Chatchawal Supachayanont (middle) is joined by Pattaya City officials and hoteliers for the opening ceremony of the new Swedish consulate at Dusit Thani Pattaya. His Excellency received the Royal appointment from HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and the Royal command of HM the King of Thailand was granted in [...]

Thai food delights all

Thai food delights all

Central Festival Pattaya Beach hosted the fifth annual Thai Food Festival in conjunction with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and others. Vilaiwan Twichsri, a TAT deputy governor, said the festival is one of the Kingdom’s favorite tourist attractions, featuring a blend of so many cultural influences. Some 40 local restaurants participated in the event which [...]

Hilton Pattaya earns Thailand Accessible Tourism Awards

Hilton Pattaya earns Thailand Accessible Tourism Awards

Hilton Pattaya has received the 2013 Thailand Accessible Tourism Awards certified by Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand. The award is presented to hotels that exemplify the high standard of universal design and provide accessibility to all guests including the elderly, handicapped and pregnant women.

“This award is testament that Hilton Pattaya [...]

16 - 31 July 2014

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