Naklua and Nong Yai
residents brought the annual Songkran festivities to
a close April 20 with the traditional Kong Khao rice
ceremony and festival. Events included slingshot
contests, the always funny sea boxing (shown above),
pole-climbing and other fun activities. In the
evening, residents dressed as angels and fairies for
a parade and to pay their respect to their gods and
goddesses for luck.
Poor English skills threaten Thai competitiveness, employment
Thai companies need to quickly upgrade the
English-language skills of their workforce or face widespread job losses
when it takes effect in 2015, Chonburi’s deputy governor warned Pattaya
Chamber members seeing triple
at Holiday Inn networking event
PThree chambers, comprising of the BCCT, AustCham and
AmCham (British Chamber of Commerce Thailand, the Australian Chamber of
Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce) held a networking evening in
the Holiday Inn last Friday.
Green Tree won the first place trophy and sent Indiana
down to second place after they took all four points from a poor bowling
Indiana team. Aht Johansson was best for Green Tree with a 521 series.
David Cumming, GM of the Amari Orchid Pattaya
invited staff and guests to join in the Earth Hour when lights were switched
off for 60 minutes to preserve energy and help to conserve the environment.