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Beach vendors surveyed

Beach vendors surveyed

Chonburi Deputy Governor Chaowalit Saeng-uthai presided over a meeting about the survey of Pattaya and Jomtien Beach conducted by police officers and local officials. The survey of 200 beach vendors of food and beverages revealed that 80 percent of them set up beach chairs beyond restricted areas. It was agreed that each vendor would be [...]

Thai entities win nine Travel Awards

Thai entities win nine Travel Awards

Thai tourism entities won nine honors at the TTG Travel Awards 2014 as the annual event celebrated its Silver Jubilee with 82 of the Asia-Pacific’s best and brightest organizations and individuals.
Thailand’s national carrier, Thai Airways International (THAI), won two awards, recognized as the Best Southeast Asian Airline in the Airline Awards category. In addition, THAI [...]

Elderly monk apologizes for threats

Elderly monk apologizes for threats

Police rushed to a temple in South Pattaya after learning that Pra Surin Nornnop, 75, was heading to the abbot’s quarters armed with a mahout’s long hook. Investigators were told that Surin is the former abbot’s younger brother and the two had never got on well, adding that he had also been refused permission to [...]

Hilton launches MICE initiative

Hilton launches MICE initiative

Hilton Worldwide has introduced a new Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events campaign to attract business travelers. From now until the end of next month, planners can enjoy a selection of incentives when they confirm their meeting or event at any of the nine participating Hilton Worldwide properties in Thailand. Incentives include welcome cocktail receptions, complimentary [...]

Lions donate to health center

Lions donate to health center

The Lions Club of Naklua Pattaya has donated nearly 90,000-baht worth of medical equipment to Baan Chark Ngaew Health Center, including hospital beds, sterile instruments and a refrigerator. This was part of Lions Club International’s 97th World Service Day, which aims to help 100 million people before its centennial year.

Police raid Chiang Mai construction businesses

Police raid Chiang Mai construction businesses

Economic Crime Division police raided six Thai-owned businesses in Chiang Mai suspected of using unlicensed software, known as Autodesk, to design the superstructure of buildings. Economic Crime Division Deputy Commander Chainarong Charoenchainao said, “Some companies that don’t have suitable management tend to reduce their production costs in order to compete with others unfairly. This includes [...]

Amazone waterpark opens

Amazone waterpark opens

The world’s first Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark opened its doors to the public in Bangsaray on October 3. There are 30 breathtaking, state-of-the-art water rides and slides and all manner of interactive water fun for the whole family. The Cartoon Network’s children’s heroes include the Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, and Adventure Time among others. Liakit [...]

Rape suspect arrested

Rape suspect arrested

Police arrested Banleng Hodjareon, 29, accused of raping a Danish tourist last month. CCTV footage from a gas station showed the suspect riding a motorbike with the victim before he took her to a secluded plantation in Hua Yai where he raped her. The victim readily identified the suspect.

British expat resists parking criminal

British expat resists parking criminal

An elderly UK man was hit with a wooden stake and received a broken arm after refusing to pay 40 baht to park on a public road. The incident took place in Soi Buakhao when the car driven by John Hayward, 70, was approached by Tosapol Tapprasit, 19. The youth demanded 40 baht for the [...]

Fake police abscond with rich prize

Fake police abscond with rich prize

A victim was forced to go to the ATM in North Pattaya and withdraw 200,000 baht after two make-believe policemen visited his house and claimed they were looking for illegal drugs. Once inside, they claimed to have discovered a small amount of methamphetamine. Kachanon Sudca, 24, later told investigators that the drugs were not his [...]

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