Category archives for: News from Around Pattaya

Mike Group and Cape Dara Resort donate money for Nepal

Mike Group and Cape Dara Resort donate money for Nepal

Mike Group and Cape Dara Resort Pattaya, represented by hotel general manager Wallop Pongluengdhama (right), contributed 53,000 baht donation collected from associates and guests to aid earthquake victims in Nepal to Chonburi Mayor Komsan Eakachai (left).

More Chinese on the way

More Chinese on the way

Deputy Mayor Weerawat Khakai hosted a conference of agencies and hotels preparing to welcome 12,000 Chinese tourists coming to Pattaya via tour operators including Haiyue International Travel Service. Pattaya city authorities are preparing a series of special activities on sea and land to ensure they enjoy themselves fully. Ambulance and traffic police have been warned [...]

Boost for summer spending

Boost for summer spending

Chonburi Tourist Sites Club held a meeting about how to promote tourist businesses in the normally sluggish summer months. Members agreed to publicize the Pattaya Grand Sale, to be held from June 15 to September 30, with its catchphrase of ‘buy one, get one free’. It was also suggested that the club should change its [...]

Crazy legs at Hard Rock

Crazy legs at Hard Rock

Hard Rock Pattaya and Boss Studio held a dancing competition to give local youth a chance to show off their skills. Winners in various groupings—pairs, foursomes, etc.—were awarded prizes worth up to 20,000 baht and were invited to take part in promotional activities of the hotel chain.

Anti-dengue campaign in Pattaya

Anti-dengue campaign in Pattaya

With some 60 patients hospitalized with dengue fever in Pattaya, the public health authority launched an anti-dengue campaign from its offices in Soi Photisarn. The pre-emptive program, which focuses on the need to reduce mosquito infestation in homes, centers around informational leaflets and the distribution of insect repellents. The organization pointed out that precautions are [...]

Feared suicide aborted

Feared suicide aborted

Following an argument with her tomboy partner, 24-year-old Benz climbed onto the window ledge of the couple’s apartment and refused to budge. Futile entreaties from police and neighbors were followed with the placement of a mammoth air cushion to lessen any injuries should she fall or jump. After two hours of dialogue, Benz stepped off [...]

Teen contemplates terminal leap

Teen contemplates terminal leap

Residents in a North Pattaya suburb grew concerned after they noticed a young man sitting on the top of a road bridge and looking as if he was desperate. Police were called and managed eventually to bring him to a safe location at ground level. Jakrapat Kamrueng, 19, told investigators he was depressed after having [...]

Fair gambling

Fair gambling

Shocked visitors to a local fair at Boonkanjanaram temple contacted police after they noticed that harmless games such as Bingo and Lucky Drawing actually involved the handing over of alcoholic drinks as prizes. Reporters at the scene added that some women were dressed inappropriately. By the time police arrived, the nefarious activities had ceased and [...]

Chinese tourist drowned

Chinese tourist drowned

Tawaen beach, Koh Larn island, was the setting for another maritime tragedy after Chinese visitor Zhenlong Ling, 73, got into difficulties in the water and expired before help could be brought. However, his body was transferred by speedboat back to the mainland. Police said there were several witnesses and added that the likely problem was [...]

Man falls from hotel verandah

Man falls from hotel verandah

A retired soldier fell to his doom from a Jomtien hotel after returning from a party and deciding to stretch his legs on the balcony before retiring. The wife of Kittisak Thongngok, 68, told concerned investigators that she heard a loud bang and soon realized something was wrong. Police said there would be an autopsy [...]

1 - 15 May 2015

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