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Police and military are stepping up their visual presence on Walking Street to try and secure the area, and increase tourist confidence following the August 17 bombing of the Erawan…
The head of Banglamung District ordered that all of Pattaya’s nearly 1,600 CCTV cameras be checked to ensure they work as the area ramped up security measures following the Bangkok…

Local officials witness royal rainmaking efforts

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Patcharapol Panrak
Chonburi and Sattahip officials gained a first-hand look at how the Royal Artificial Rain Creation Project is working to relieve the region’s drought problem. Gov. Khomsan Ekachai and Sattahip District…
The Soi Kophai Community gave 150 Bangkok students strategies and methods to avoid using drugs at a Mother of the Land rally in Pattaya. The activity was held to carry…
The president of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association said the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok shrine caused only a 2 percent drop in Chinese tourists in Pattaya in…

Mobile Chonburi government serves Ban Bung

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35
Chonburi reached out to disadvantaged residents of Ban Bung District, offering a welcoming ear and a host of services to solve problems and make life easier.
Despite lacking funds to repair the nearly 1,600 closed-circuit security cameras it already has, Pattaya will spend another 60 million baht to install 200 more cameras on passenger ferries and…

Man held in murder of Pattaya beer bar owner

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Police have detained a man suspected of involvement in the disappearance and murder of a Pattaya beer bar owner in Rayong. Identified only as “Tan”, the 35-year-old Thai man was…

Navy, police join to boost security in Sattahip

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Patcharapol Panrak
Royal Thai Navy and police stepped up security in Sattahip District following the Bangkok shrine bombing. District Chief Parinya Phothisut and Capt. Khomsan Sonsupap, head of the Navy Stability Department,…

Norwegian overstays 86 days

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Boonlua Chatree
A broke Norwegian was arrested for overstaying his visa by nearly three months. Tom Henning Bruvold, 47, was apprehended Aug. 17. He claimed he lost his travel documents. Immigration officials…

Fake bomb found in Bang Saray

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Patcharapol Panrak
A suspected bomb left on the side of Highway 332 in Bang Saray turned out to be a fake. Police and Sattahip District officials were called to check the box…

Unexploded ordinance focus of Pattaya military workshop

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Jetsada Homklin
More than 100 military officers trained how to detect and remove landmines and unexploded ordinance at a seminar in Pattaya. Gen. Wittaya Wachirakul, director of the Thailand Mine Action Center,…
A Chinese woman reported by mainland websites to have died mysteriously on Pattaya Beach in fact passed away of illness in a downtown condominium, police said. The body of Zhang…

Mosquitoes targeted in Soi Kophai

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya Health Department workers were out in force in the Soi Kophai Community, spraying insecticide to kill off dengue fever-carrying mosquitoes on Khopai Sois 13-14 and Soi Eaungfa.

Pattaya commissions music video to promote AEC tourism

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya plans to produce a music video to better promote tourism here once the ASEAN Economic Community begins. Speaking at an AEC forum Aug. 17, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said the…
Harmony between Buddhists and Muslims was the goal when Nongprue Deputy Mayor Eneak Pattana-ngam hosted the Islamic Solidarity Project at Thammasat University’s Pattaya campus.

Authorities reassure tourists about security

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Police, soldiers and local government officials fanned out across the Bali Hai Pier area to reassure Koh Larn-bound tourists that Pattaya is taking security seriously following the Bangkok shrine bombing.
Pattaya officials checked the quality of water in the Naklua and Nok Yang canals and prepped residents on how to curb pollution while preparing for wastewater treatment.

Local hotels compete in THA Professional Challenge

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Urasin Khantaraphan
The Dusit Thani and T Six 5 hotels were the big winners at the Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region’s Professional Challenge and bartender competitions. Pattaya City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai and…

Nongprue cleans up sandy Soi Khao Noi

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Jetsada Homklin
Nongprue workers swept up and hosed down Soi Khao Noi to rid it of the sand being held responsible for several accidents. Sub-district Councilman Metasit Samala accompanied Sanitation Department workers…
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