Category archives for: News from around Pattaya

Coastal Command makes merit

Coastal Command makes merit

Captain Eaksompong Sornarkard, commander of Air Corporation One, hosted a merit-making ceremony on the 23rd anniversary of the founding of the institution in Rayong. The main role of the corporation is to protect the air and coastal region. Ten monks took part in the ceremony where scholarships were presented to the children of officials.

HomePro opens in North Pattaya

HomePro opens in North Pattaya

The home improvement retail company HomePro has opened its 72nd branch in Thailand in North Pattaya and the fourth in Chonburi province. The store will provide advice and facilities for installation and maintenance of a wide range of domestic features. The new branch cost 555 million baht and has a total staff of over 200 [...]

Lessons from a champion

Lessons from a champion

On a recent visit to Pattaya, the 2014 EuroFormula Open Champion, Thai-born Sandy Stuvik, could not resist a visit to the EasyKart race track where he met 30 teenagers from the Father Ray Children’s Home.
While this 19-year-old could be described as one of the fastest teenagers in the world, many of the teenagers he met [...]

Volunteers fill your tank

Volunteers fill your tank

Students at Pattaya Technical College helped to reduce the stresses of the motoring public by refilling gasoline and checking air pressure in tyres among other automobile safety procedures. The idea was the brainchild of college director Pariwat Tanisaro who wanted both teacher and student volunteers to introduce the new year in a novel and service-minded [...]

New recruits graduate

New recruits graduate

Group Captain Samarn Kanthapong, commander of the recruitment center of the Navy’s Education Department, presided over a ceremony in which 3,846 recruits marked their success in physical, mental and moral training over the past two months. Samarn said the cadets had performed well as they prepared to serve HM The King, the Thai Navy and [...]

Ladyboy robbed tourist

Ladyboy robbed tourist

A 53-year-old Sri Lankan tourist, Rajaratnam Velautham, got into conversation with a transvestite and his woman friend and agreed to pay them for services to be rendered at his hotel room. At the hotel, the ladyboy suggested the tourist take a shower but used the opportunity to steal the equivalent of 80,000 baht before doing [...]

Water bottle jammed brakes

Water bottle jammed brakes

Two Cambodians on a motorbike were hit by a car on Phettrakul Road, Central Pattaya, whose driver was unable to apply his brakes. This was because a plastic water bottle had wedged under the brake pedal without the driver noticing. The car owner Noppasit said he would be personally responsible for the medical bills at [...]

Knifing caused by fakes

Knifing caused by fakes

Police hastened to Central Pattaya after hearing a Russian tourist had knife wounds in his ribcage. The victim Ivan Cherkashin, 22, was drinking coffee in a café when a salesman tried to entice him to buy watches. But the farang realized they were fake timepieces and flatly refused to make any cash offer. This in [...]

Bag snatchers arrested

Bag snatchers arrested

Two teen motorbike riders were chased by police and arrested after they snatched a woman’s gold necklace near the Walking Street area. Supawadee Amutsri, 22, told police she and her foreign boyfriend were riding a bike on Beach Road when the attack occurred. Fortunately, police at a checkpoint heard the victim shouting for help and [...]

Bedroom on fire!

Bedroom on fire!

Firefighters rushed to a residence in Soi Kasetsin, Nongprue, after hearing that the upper floor of the house was alight. The owner, Steven Leonard Brewster, was waiting for assistance and said his wife had lit a cigarette in bed and then came downstairs without extinguishing it. He added that he could soon smell burning material [...]

15 - 31 January 2015

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