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Father Ray remembered

Father Ray remembered

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.

Central Festival holds Miss Pattaya Motor Show

Central Festival holds Miss Pattaya Motor Show

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.

Juvenile police act as translators

Juvenile police act as translators

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 [...]

Demand to return public land

Demand to return public land

Local people lodged their dissatisfaction over privately held land in Tambon Nong Pla Lai which they claimed was intruding into a public canal. Banglamung district chief Sakchai Taenghor asked his staff to check and measure the land again as no complaints had been heard before. The owners of the land said they would return it [...]

CoAssets reaches S$1million revenue mark

CoAssets reaches S$1million revenue mark

CoAssets (www.CoAssets.com), a real estate crowdfunding site, crossed the S$1million revenue mark within their first year of operation.
“CoAssets was officially launched in July 2013 and as of early August 2014, our revenue has exceeded S$1million,” reported company CEO Getty Goh. “This figure is a combination of collected income as well as MOUs signed with the [...]

Eastern Seaboard agriculture praised

Eastern Seaboard agriculture praised

Oran Pitak, director general of the Department of Agricultural Extension, praised the outstanding record of achievement in agricultural research and inquiry along the Eastern Seaboard. Meeting with the media at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, he drew attention in particular to Chantaburi’s mangosteen wine and Rayong’s rambutan management systems.

Youth footie tournament

Youth footie tournament

Pattaya hosted the annual Youth Football Tournament where teams were divided according to age–under or over 12. The junior trophy was won by Pattaya City School No. 8 and the senior by Wat Sutthawat School.

TAT and Nat Geo launch “The Beach”

TAT and Nat Geo launch “The Beach”

Thailand’s beaches were the focus of an hour-long documentary broadcast worldwide by National Geographic TV last month. The program marks the start of campaigns by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote travel following recent political unrest.

Entitled “The Beach,” the TAT-supported documentary presented the story of Thailand’s beaches as depicted through the eyes of [...]

Thailand voted the Asian Destination with the Highest Client Satisfaction award

Thailand voted the Asian Destination with the Highest Client Satisfaction award

The Asian Destination with the Highest Client Satisfaction Award for 2014 went to Thailand. The award, announced at a ceremony in Santa Monica, California, was presented to Thailand for the fourth consecutive year at the 2014 WAVE Awards hosted by Travel Age West Magazine, an American trade publication.

Thawatchai Arunyik, TAT Governor said, “This award helps [...]

Tourism authority promotes low season

Tourism authority promotes low season

Under the title “Pattaya the Paradise for Workers”, the Thai tourism board invited 50 executives from central and eastern Thailand to visit the main tourist amenities in the city. The idea was to illustrate to executives that Pattaya is an ideal location for workers to enjoy a break from work as well as being a [...]

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