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Compensation Sought for UK Passport Delays

Compensation Sought for UK Passport Delays

A British House of Commons committee is demanding that British citizens who ended up waiting for three months or more for a new passport should be financially reimbursed. The Passport Agency in UK struggled with 550,000 applications last June and the committee says that many British citizens were left stranded and unable to travel. The [...]

Pattaya Property Show unfolds at Dusit Thani Pattaya (PPS)

Pattaya Property Show unfolds at Dusit Thani Pattaya (PPS)

The second Pattaya Property Show unfolds this weekend, October 3-5, at the Napalai Convention Hall, Dusit Thani Pattaya.
Pattaya is Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing resort, so it is naturally very important for the city and its expanding real estate industry to have its own dedicated property exhibition.
In January over 1,503 buyers and investors representing 34 different countries [...]

New Pattaya condo project underway

New Pattaya condo project underway

Somchao Tantaterdtham, managing director of NC Housing, held a press conference to announce progress on the construction of Natureza Art Condo in Soi Chaiyaphon Withi, North Pattaya. He said that the two eight-storey buildings were almost completed and that the total project had cost 560 million baht. The condo is styled as a modernized art [...]

Arm wrestling contest held

Arm wrestling contest held

The 11th international arm wrestling championship was held at the Royal Garden Plaza, presided over by Robert Collins, senior vice president of Minor International, and Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh. There was a lot of local and international interest with more than 100 beefy characters entering the lists, both Thais and farang. There were three [...]

Farmers receive buffalo bonus

Farmers receive buffalo bonus

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday, Chonburi Vice Governor Chaowalit Saeng-uthai presided over an event at the Million Years Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm to give 17 buffaloes to local farmers. The total value of the animals was 900,000 baht and the donation reflected the importance of buffaloes in the agricultural community, [...]

Merit making at Amari

Merit making at Amari

Amari Pattaya hosted a merit-making ceremony on the occasion of its 42nd birthday. Executives, led by general manager Brendan Daily, attended their ceremony performed by nine monks. Amari Pattaya offers deluxe accommodation in the resort with its luxury hotel Amari Ocean Pattaya and tropical resort Amari Garden Pattaya.

Smothering murderer fails to surrender

Smothering murderer fails to surrender

A man who killed his wife by pressing a pillow into her face for several minutes promised his mother-in-law to surrender to the authorities but has failed to do so. Supphachai booked an air ticket to Trat but failed to take the flight. Police are confident he is the alleged murderer because he sent an [...]

Celebrate with Asia Books

Celebrate with Asia Books

Asia Books Company is offering bonuses to book purchasers in celebrating its 45-year history in Thailand. With every 1,000 baht purchase of books and products included in the scheme, a voucher worth up to 500 baht can be obtained. There are further details on www.asiabooks.com or on Asia Books’ Facebook and Instagram accounts. The special [...]

Illegal immigrants found working

Illegal immigrants found working

Police raided two restaurants in Sri Racha and arrested 10 Laos and 15 Vietnamese nationals who were working without the necessary authorization or paperwork. Most did not even have a passport and admitted they had entered Thailand in great secrecy. All were taken to the Immigration Police for processing and deportation.

Gamblers face the music again

Gamblers face the music again

Following a tipoff from a worthy citizen, police raided a den of iniquity in Soi Daeng Dam, Central Pattaya, where 16 card players and roulette addicts were in full session. The arrests were part of the campaign to clean up Pattaya and bring it up to international standards in law enforcement and public morality.

16 - 30 September 2014

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