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Another British Consulate closes

Another British Consulate closes

From 16 May the UK is changing the way that it provides consular assistance to British nationals in Chiang Mai and the surrounding area.
British nationals who find themselves in need of assistance in Northern Thailand, for example because they have been hospitalised, arrested, or been the victim of crime, should contact the Consular Section of [...]

Top of the Gulf Regatta expects 200 strong fleet to compete

Top of the Gulf Regatta expects 200 strong fleet to compete

Organisers of Asia’s largest multi-class regatta, Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina, held 30th April to 4th May 2015 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien, Pattaya, are expecting another successful regatta and multi-million baht boost to Greater Pattaya’s tourism earnings as more than 200 boats compete and 700 sailors and friends from [...]

Holiday Inn Pattaya receives two prestigious awards

Holiday Inn Pattaya receives two prestigious awards

Holiday Inn Pattaya has been recognized as the winner of Guest Review Score Award 2014 by Booking.com. The award is given out to hospitality properties for recognition of their outstanding achievements over the past year. Award winners are assessed by guest reviews on booking.com. This award is presented to the hotel that receives the highest [...]

New attraction at Royal Garden

New attraction at Royal Garden

The Royal Garden Plaza has announced the opening of Kidzoona, an indoor amusement park from Japan, which will appeal to the kids as well as developing their imagination by adventure rides and cliff climbing. The area is 490 sqm and is situated on the second floor.

Present at the grand opening were (from left): Royal Garden [...]

Bikes donated to the poor

Bikes donated to the poor

At Pattaya City School 2, Chonburi vice governor Chaowalit Saeng-uthai supervised a ceremony in which funds raised from Ramkhamhaeng University Pattaya Chonburi Club’s annual party were used to buy pedal bikes. These were given to poor families whose children had been forced to walk to school. A total of 330 bikes were provided by the [...]

Dirty water complaint heeded

Dirty water complaint heeded

Media reporters assembled at Wongamart beach after hearing that local people were complaining about dirty and smelly water released from a local condominium and causing pollution on the beach. Some tourists also complained that the dirty water could be harmful to their health as the smell was very apparent if they went swimming. Pattaya city [...]

Request to close night club

Request to close night club

Pattaya police have petitioned the Chonburi governor to close temporarily the Skyfall club on Walking Street after a Polish man was hit by security staff with an iron bar. Rafal Ignacy Jakowicki, 54, had a brief fight with club staff before being overwhelmed and taken to hospital. Staff said Jakowicki was apparently drunk and was [...]

British tourist attacked

British tourist attacked

Lee Huntingdon, 35 and from UK, was sent to the Memorial Hospital after he was coshed and punched by strangers in a secluded spot on Soi Buakhao. He was walking alone when three men on motorbikes approached and talked to him briefly before beginning the assault. He was given a brain scan at the hospital [...]

Call centre answers most needs

Call centre answers most needs

At a meeting held in the Amari Pattaya, civic officials reported that City Hall’s emergency call service 1337 has been very successful. A total of 37 agencies had been involved in sorting out people’s problems on a 24/7 basis. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said that 7,086 issues had been raised in the past year with a [...]

Meeting about Jomtien beach

Meeting about Jomtien beach

The eternal subject of beach erosion was the topic of a public meeting in Jomtien, one of a series being held to find out what people think and want. Several people said the erosion was now so serious on some beach stretches that there was insufficient room for people to relax without getting wet. The [...]

16 - 31 March 2015

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