Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh welcomed a group of 25 contestants for Miss Universe New Zealand, led by Nigel Godfrey, the executive and national director of the organization. The candidates were taking a short break in Thailand and staying at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya. They visited the Thai Thani Cultural and Arts Pattaya, the Sanctuary of [...]
At the Fountain of Life Children’s Center, Praichit Jetapai, chairwoman of the local YWCA, supervised the general health examination of 110 local children aged 3-15. Various free medicines were distributed as most of the children had foreign parents who were working as local laborers for modest pay.
American national Daniel O’Neill, 52, rode his bike to a local hospital after being stabbed in Soi Chalermprakiat, Central Pattaya. His left arm was severely cut. The attacker later surrendered to police. Prasit Changkluengdi, 28, said he became annoyed after the American slightly collided with his vehicle. He claimed the American yelled at him so [...]
Police dashed to Soi Jirapol after hearing that an inebriated man had cut the ear of Kanoksak Kijjapanon, 37, during an argument. At the scene, police found Kanoksak had an ear bleeding from a cut 5 inches long. He told investigators that his group was drinking whisky and having a good time when Wanlop Utat, [...]
Vice Admiral Weerapan Sukkon, commander of navy region one, held a workshop to explain the National Council for Peace and Order’s policy on foreign laborers in the fishing industry. He said there was significant evidence that some foreign workers were being exploited illegally for their labor and vowed to search suspicious vessels in the seas [...]
Welfare fund officials at Nongprue municipality are seeking help for Udom Naksomboon, 62, whose failing eyesight has terminated his career as a motorbike taxi driver. As a result he lost his rented home and is currently living at the Father Ray Foundation. Donations of 40,000 baht have been received, but the family situation is made [...]
The family of Jay David Garmaise, 67, hosted a party on the occasion of his birthday. He is the secretary of the Pattaya Expats Club.
The Father Ray Foundation held a special day to recall the contributions of Father Ray Brennan, the American priest who founded the association, who died in August 2003. There were booths selling OTOP products and games for the youngsters. In the evening, there was a service of remembrance in Father Ray’s honor.
The fourth Miss Pattaya Motor Show was held at Central Festival Pattaya Beach in the lower or sunken level. There were 27 contestants in the first round and the number was gradually reduced by selection procedures. The winner was Suwassa Wipankate who received a crown and 20,000 baht in prize money.
A workshop was held at Bali Hai pier to train students from Pattaya School No. 11 to give advice to foreign tourists in several languages including English, Thai and Russian. Pattaya Tourist Police were responsible for the activities which will be ongoing. Several of the youngsters said the idea was a good one as they [...]