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HHN celebrates donor’s birthday

Monday July 22, 2019

The Human Help Network Thailand wished one of its biggest benefactors a happy birthday. HHN Director Radchada Chomjinda and children from the Drop-In Center brought gifts and flowers for Otmar Deter, founder of the Rotary E-Club of Dolphin Pattaya. Deter, one of the charity’s biggest boosters, reciprocated with snacks for the kids and Buddhist amulets. Les mer >>>

Takhiantia tells new residents to stop complaining about slow development

Monday July 22, 2019

Takhiantia’s mayor asked residents to stop complaining about the slow pace of the development in Moo 5 village. Manop Prakobtham lashed out against criticism that he was ignoring the will of the people, saying he hears them, but that bureaucratic red tape and compliance with laws can slow things down. He also noted that the […] Les mer >>>

Defiant developer claims Pattaya ‘envelopes’ allow closed building site to open as parking lot

Monday July 22, 2019

A developer barred from constructing a new building next to the South Pattaya flood-drainage canal has turned the property into a parking lot, claiming he’s paying a local official to allow it. Pattaya earlier issued a stop-work order on the new building and demolished an illegal bridge constructed over the canal. The landowner claims the […] Les mer >>>

More smoke than fire in E. Pattaya blaze

Monday July 22, 2019

There was more smoke than fire when old tires burst into flames at an East Pattaya tool shed. Firefighters needed only a few minutes to quell the smoky blaze on Sukhumvit Soi 61/1 July 19. No one was injured. Old tires put on top of a metal room burst into flames in the heat. The […] Les mer >>>

Thai farmers race their buffaloes in show of gratitude

Sunday July 21, 2019

Chonburi, Thailand (AP) — Farmers in eastern Thailand on Saturday celebrated the start of the sowing s eason by racing their buffaloes, whose usual duty is to plow the fields. The annual Wooden Plow Buffalo Race in Chonburi, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of Bangkok, is held to express gratitude to the buffaloes for […] Les mer >>>

Pattaya EEC projects moving at snail’s pace

Sunday July 21, 2019

Pattaya’s plans to build a downtown tram and cruise terminal continue to plod along as the city continues to angle for government handouts under the Eastern Economic Corridor project. At a July 19 meeting of Pattaya’s EEC committee, city hall officials and council members were briefed on the major projects proposed for government EEC funding. […] Les mer >>>

Grandmother demands police action in hit-and-run case

Sunday July 21, 2019

A Najomtien woman who was injured with a toddler in a July 9 hit and run complained police have done nothing to solve the case, despite having photos of the offending vehicle. Wadsana Areelon, 55, took her 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter to the Najomtien Police Station July 19 to demand action so she can recover compensation […] Les mer >>>

Nongprue village cleans up

Sunday July 21, 2019

Residents of Nongprue’s Eakmongkol 4/1 Village cleaned up their neighborhood with an eye toward creating a public park within its boundaries. Mayor Mai Chaiyanit and subdistrict officials joined neighbors in the July 18 cleanup organized to emphasize cleanliness and environmental conservation. Participants collected garbage, cut grass and planted trees in an area that could one […] Les mer >>>

Dongtan Beach gets speed bumps

Sunday July 21, 2019

Pattaya installed speed bumps and painted traffic lines in Dongtan Beach to enhance safety. The action came after complaints about speeding drivers in the so-called Dongtan “free zone”. While vehicles are prohibited from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., cars have been speeding through the area in the evenings creating hazards for beachgoers and joggers. Les mer >>>

Long holiday draws crowds to Pattaya

Saturday July 20, 2019

It wasn’t officially a five-day weekend, but that didn’t stop Thai tourists from making the most of the Buddhist holidays, even if it required using a vacation day. Roads into Pattaya were packed and the beaches teeming July 13-17 as office and factory workers fled Bangkok and nearby provinces for the sand and sea. Asalaha […] Les mer >>>