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  • How many tourists visit the real Thailand?

    How many tourists visit the real Thailand?

    PHOTO: Sarah Lazarus – CNN Thailand is best known for its beaches, astonishing street food, markets and diverse south-east Asian culture. But how many people get out of the cities and tourist traps and get to experience the real Thailand

  • 70 million baht set aside for planning and EIS for new light rail in Pattaya

    70 million baht set aside for planning and EIS for new light rail in Pattaya

    PHOTOS: Pattaya Watchdog Pattaya City Hall has is putting aside 70 million baht for preliminary planning, design work and Environmental Impact Statements for a proposed tram (light rail) project. The trams are part of the Thai government’s huge Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) budgets to develop Pattaya and other areas along the Eastern Seaboard. The first part of the proposed project, the Red Line, will service, specifically, the southern Pattaya beaches.

  • Pattaya officials react to the video of gushing sewage and wastewater – VIDEO

    Pattaya officials react to the video of gushing sewage and wastewater – VIDEO

    The video of the untreated sewage and wastewater gushing into the Gulf of Thailand has accumulated 1.2 million views already. It took local officials two days to react, mostly blaming other authorities and departments in the resort city. Pattaya’s municipal chief is now instructing Na Jom Thian OrBorJor officials to divert its wastewater to the Pattaya central wastewater treatment pond as part of urgent measures to halt wastewater gushing into the sea at Pattaya’s Jomtien beach.

  • Three million baht Central Pattaya stormwater roadworks – FAIL

    Three million baht Central Pattaya stormwater roadworks – FAIL

    PHOTO: A representative of the City Engineering Department inspects two side streets in the Soi Arunothai Community. Central Pattaya residents are complaining that 3 million baht in roadworks has been a waste of money – Pattaya Mail Three million baht spent but not a lot to show for the considerable investment. Central Pattaya residents say that nearly 3 million baht was spent on roadwork but has failed to alleviate the flooding in the sois where the money was invested

  • East Sulawesi rocked by 6.8 magnitude tremor – tsunami warning

    East Sulawesi rocked by 6.8 magnitude tremor – tsunami warning

    A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rattled eastern Indonesia yesterday triggering a tsunami warning, soon retracted, sending panicked residents fleeing to higher ground. The quake struck off the east coast of Sulawesi island near where a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami around the city of Palu killed more than 4,300 people in September last year. Indonesia’s disaster agency issued a tsunami warning for coastal communities in the island’s Morowali district, east Sulawesi, where residents were advised to move to elevated grounds. The warning was later lifted.

  • Election count – 8.45pm

    Election count – 8.45pm

    Many of the vote counts from outlying booths from out of the city are starting to come in. For now, it’s neck and neck with Pheu Thai and Palang Pracharat party with a strong showing from Future Forward. The phone calls will surely be underway between leaders of the Pheu Thai and Future Forward about a possible coalition

  • Christchurch mosque shootings – nine dead, many more injured

    Christchurch mosque shootings – nine dead, many more injured

    Here is the latest we know about the Friday afternoon attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand on two mosques.

  • Ten-wheeler blacks out Bangkok neighbourhood

    Ten-wheeler blacks out Bangkok neighbourhood

    by Kornkamon Aksorndech Businesses and homes in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang area, east of the city centre, have been without electricity this morning after a 10-wheel truck got tangled in power lines on Ramkhamhaeng Soi 129 shortly after 9am. The Metropolitan Electricity Authority officials had the downed lines reconnected within three or four hours and replaced a utility pole that was knocked over without disrupting traffic. Police have questioned witnesses and the truck driver, whose name has not been released at this stage. The driver will be held responsible for the property damage.

  • “Pattaya: Sex Capital of the World” – but tourism chief is determined to change image

    “Pattaya: Sex Capital of the World” – but tourism chief is determined to change image

    Pattaya’s tourism office says that changing the seaside resort’s seedy image won’t happen overnight.

  • Swordwielding song thaews driver slapped on the wrist – no police action

    Swordwielding song thaews driver slapped on the wrist – no police action

    The head of the infamous Chiang Mai red song thaews says he has spoken with a driver after the man wielded a sword out of his window at another driver who he claimed had tooted his horn.

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