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Thailand still very popular

Thailand still very popular

The Land of Smiles is the third-favorite destination in Asia among the global expat population and the seven best across all continents. That’s according to one of the largest-ever polls conducted by British bank HSBC of 9,300 respondents. The report stated, “Thailand emerges from the 2014 Expat Explorer Survey as the best destination for expats [...]

Marks and Sparks come to Pattaya

Marks and Sparks come to Pattaya

The famous British retailer Marks and Spencer has at last opened a branch in Pattaya, a sizeable triple unit on the ground floor of Central Festival Pattaya Beach. There is a wide choice of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, some of it traditional and some chic and even contemporary. Prices are expensive and reflect foreign [...]

Laos woman attempts suicide

Laos woman attempts suicide

A Laos national, identified as Miss Nok, was so depressed after discovering her husband was being unfaithful that she tried to jump to her death from an overpass on Sukhumvit Road in the Naklua district. However, police quickly blocked the road and managed to calm down the woman until they were able to rescue her [...]

Loy Krathong at Nong Nooch

Loy Krathong at Nong Nooch

Several thousand visitors, including 700 Russians, enjoyed the celebrations at Nong Nooch Garden which included classical dance and ancient Thai river traditions. There was a beauty contest and the winners received a trophy, a sash and an educational scholarship worth several thousand baht.

The horrors of Halloween 2014

The horrors of Halloween 2014

The Royal Garden Plaza’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not put on a special show under the concept of The Island of Haunted Dolls to promote this year’s Halloween on October 31. Members of the public were invited to enter the competition to find the scariest ghosts and prize money to the amount of 200,000 baht [...]

Drunken driver flees checkpoint

Drunken driver flees checkpoint

Police manning a road block on Jomtien Second Road were forced to shoot at the tyres of a speeding vehicle which refused their instructions to stop. The white Honda was making a loud noise because of recent improvements or adaptations but quickly ground to a halt with one tyre out of action. The driver Suthee [...]

Lucky Brit indeed!

Lucky Brit indeed!

British tourist David Pennington accidentally left his digital camera, passport and cash worth 55,000 baht in a taxi he had hired to come to Pattaya from Suvarnabhumi airport. Apparently he and two friends asked the taxi driver to stop at a seafront bar as they were desperate for some beers. Only later did they realize [...]

Rubber band distresses young girl

Rubber band distresses young girl

Doctors at Banglamung Hospital removed a curled-up, blue rubber band from the nostril of a 4-year-old girl who had been complaining of feeling unwell and having a fever for more than a month. Parents said they noticed their daughter often seemed to have a runny nose but put this down to a cold which was [...]

American jumps to his doom

American jumps to his doom

Staff at a tall condo on Central Road reported that a foreigner lay dead near the swimming pool after apparently leaping of his own volition from the 27th floor. American Douglas Rex Hart, 52, was not known to condominium workers and it is possible he was a visitor and not a resident. However, some of [...]

Not much progress in shooting case

Not much progress in shooting case

Pattaya police have explained that no definite culprit has been identified in the shooting daeth of restaurant owner Chalor Tedthong, 51, at Bali Hai pier. Many witnesses have been interviewed and a sketch made of the presumed attacker who is thought to have been a professional hitman. The latest information is that Chalor was involved [...]

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