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Since my early teens, I’ve always wanted to own an original vinyl 45s record playing jukebox. My early memories of going down to the local café with some small change from my mother to buy beans on toast with a cup of tea, leaving just enough for (...)
Pattaya People - 17 May 2019
Community Happenings – Friday May 17, 2019 – May 23, 2019
Events The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, May 19. The PCEC program varies, but usually involves a guest speaker on a topic of interest to Expats. The program starts at 10:30 am with a buffet breakfast (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
TAT Newsroom gears up for 2nd Blogger Thailand competition winner’s trip
Bangkok, 16 May 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Newsroom is gearing up for this year’s second Blogger Thailand completion, which is open to entries from international bloggers residing in Thailand until 31 May, 2019, after a recent (...)
TAT News - 16 May 2019
Carr bags a brace
PSC Golf from the Bunker Boys Monday, May 6, Plutaluang N & W – Stableford 1st Jimmy Carr (17) 32pts 2nd Takeshi Hakozaki (12) 32pts 3rd Michael Brett (16) 31pts Due to the Coronation Holiday when most courses put up their green fees we (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
Happy 130th birthday, Eiffel Tower: Laser show for Iron Lady
Paris (AP) — Paris wished the Eiffel Tower a happy birthday Wednesday with an elaborate nighttime laser show retracing the monument’s 130-year history. Earlier in the day, the monument invited 1,300 children to a giant “snack time” beneath the (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
Citing unrest, US suspends air traffic with Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela (AP) — The United States on Wednesday suspended all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the U.S. and Venezuela, saying the political unrest and tensions there pose a risk to flights. The announcement by the (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
Japanese space startup aims to compete with US rivals
Tokyo (AP) — A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space earlier this month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American rivals such as SpaceX, its founder said Wednesday. Interstellar Technology Inc. founder (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
Meteorological Dept warns of heavy rain May 17-19
Bangkok – The Meteorological Department has reported that all regions of Thailand can expect thunderstorms, gusty winds and heavy rain from May 17-19, especially the northeastern region where rain storms are expected in 70 percent of the area. By (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
DNP announces temporary closure of national parks
Bangkok – The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has declared temporary closures to certain national parks nationwide to allow for the restoration of nature and tourist safety in the wake of torrential rains and (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
SCB introduces prepaid card for tourists
Bangkok – Siam Commercial Bank has joined hands with The Mall Group and VISA to introduce the SCB M VISA PREPAID TOURIST card, a reloadable debit card product offering greater convenience to foreign visitors to Thailand. The card can be issued (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
Thailand’s oldest political party chooses new leader
Bangkok (AP) — Thailand’s oldest political party chose an experienced insider as its new leader Wednesday following an abysmal performance in recent elections that led to the resignation of its previous chief. The Democrat Party voted for Jurin (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
1 dead, mosques attacked as Sri Lanka communal tensions rise
Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP) — Mob attacks on Muslim communities in Sri Lanka’s northwest have left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed, a government minister said Tuesday, as communal violence worsened in the wake of Easter (...)
Pattaya Mail - 16 May 2019
'Mushroom pickers' released after royal pardon
KALASIN: A mushroom-picking couple has been released from prison on Thursday with the granting of a royal pardon by His Majesty the King.
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
Osaka red light district to be closed during G-20 summit
OSAKA: A major red light district in Osaka will be closed during the Group of 20 summit in late June, the first such decision in 30 years, the local restaurant association said on Thursday.
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
HIV outbreak sparks panic in southern Pakistan
RATO DERO, Pakistan: Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated (...)
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
Want a home in Thailand? You have 450,000 empty ones to choose from
A glut of condominiums as Thailand’s economy wavers and stricter mortgage-lending rules kick in is creating a buyer’s market in Bangkok.
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
Director at heart of school lunch scam dismissed
The director of a primary school in Surat Thani who was suspended from duty for 10 months over a scandal in which the school served poor quality lunch to young students has been dismissed from his (...)
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
Austrian MPs approve headscarf ban in primary schools
VIENNA - Austrian MPs on Wednesday approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government.
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
One in seven babies born with low birthweight
PARIS: More than 20 million newborns in 2015 -- one in seven -- came into the world weighing too little, according to a global assessment of birthweight, published Thursday.
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
Exat offers BEM debt swap deal
The Expressway Authority of Thailand (Exat) is planning to give the Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc (BEM) the right to operate three expressways for 30 more years, to avoid paying a court-ordered 4.3-billion-baht compensation for contractual (...)
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
Fisheries body wants work permit clarity
The National Fisheries Association of Thailand is calling for a clearer policy regarding the renewal of work permits for Myanmar, Cambodian and Lao migrant workers whose work permits are due to expire between this year and next (...)
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
Rice fields to double as catchments
The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is preparing two rice planting areas in the Central Plains, which will double as water catchment areas with a combined capacity to retain up to 1.5 billion cubic metres of (...)
Bangkok Post - 16 May 2019
Smell of durian prompts evacuation of Australian university
Smell of durian prompts evacuation of Australian university There’s a reason why durian is forbidden in hotels and on the MRT, even in countries where the fruit is loved by many. Its pungent smell is the main culprit here. Although some may argue (...)
Pattaya Today - 15 May 2019

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