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Brand New Police Vehicle slams into Bus Stop close to Pattaya

Brand New Police Vehicle slams into Bus Stop close to PattayaA Police truck which had only been purchased by Plu Ta Luang Police Station 1 month ago was badly damaged after its driver drove the vehicle into a Bus Stop located on the side of the road as he took evasive action to avoid a rear-end collision with a car.

The driver of the Police Vehicle was Police Sergeant Suchart who was responding to reports of a road accident approximately 1 kilometer from the bus stop. The Sergeant was driving at a high rate of speed and although he had turned on the vehicles siren there was no light bar fitted to the roof of the vehicle.

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Mahout crushed to death at Jomtien elephant camp

Pattaya elephant kills mahoutAn elephant master who had been caring for his 40 year old Elephant for 20 years died from a severe head trauma whilst bathing the elephant next to a concrete water tank. Police and rescue workers were called to the Elephant and Monkey Camp located in the Na-Jomtien area on Saturday morning and inspected the body of Khun Ponthep aged 44. He sustained a crushed skull and his right ear had been torn from his head. There were no witnesses to the incident, however blood stains and pieces of human skin were noticed on the side of the 2,000kg female elephant, called Tongbai.

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Crackdown on “Wrong-Way” drivers in Pattaya who could face prison if caught

Pattaya crackdownA crackdown on motorists who drive the wrong way down a one-way street is now under-way around Chonburi Province and for those who are caught a maximum jail sentence of 6 months can be imposed. Already cases have been through the Courts and these sentences are being given out. Khun Komsan, the Governor of Chonburi chaired a meeting of Police Officers at the Provincial Police Headquarters in Chonburi City on Wednesday to confirm the crackdown. He requested that all Police Stations should enforce the law to its fullest extent in relation to drivers who are caught driving the wrong way down a carriageway or one-way street.

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New water park to open close to Pattaya

Ramayana Water Park will be South East Asia’s largest waterpark and Thailand’s first internationally designed, constructed and managed waterpark. The waterpark will be designed and built to the highest of international standards on approximately 160,000 sqm offering the latest thrill and family rides supplied by the world’s leading manufacturer WhiteWater West Industries who have customers including Disney, Seaworld and Chimelong Water Park combined with exciting shows and attractions that will cater to all ages. The waterpark will be themed along the storyline of Ramayana offering 7 different zones telling the story of the Epic Ramayana that will be themed into a beautiful native landscape.

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Deputy PM demands urgent action on Pattaya Jet Ski Scams and Bar opening hours

Thailand's deputy prime ministerThe Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Police Captain Chalerm, held a meeting of Police Officers from around the region at Nong Nooch Gardens in Jomtien on Monday. He was in Pattaya to attend the first day of Cabinet Meeting at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort and attended the meeting to demand action from the officers on a number of hot issues, especially those relating to Pattaya’s Tourism and Entertainment Industries. He began by demanding action on the well-documented Jet Ski Scams which have plagued Pattaya for many years. He wants urgent action and a report on how Police will plan to tackle this problem.

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17 year old girl sent home from Banglamung hospital with a broken leg

A local government-controlled Hospital is under-fire following allegations of poor treatment of a motorbike accident victim who had sustained a broken leg. Khun Maitinee aged 17, who works at the Big C Supercenter in South Pattaya was on her way home when she was hit by a car. She sustained facial injuries and a broken leg and was rushed to Banglamung Hospital where an x-ray of the leg took place which clearly indicated a serious break. The doctor on duty advised the girl to go home and wait for 2 to 3 days. If, at this point, she felt unwell, she should then return to Hospital. The girl was baffled at this decision and insisted the break should be treated. It was then decided that the girl would be transferred to Chonburi Hospital but she would have to make her own arrangements to get there.

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Sapphire Lodge opening

Sapphire Lodge will be opening it’s doors on Wednesday 9th November. It’s an air conditioned gentleman’s club with swimming pool, snack bar and hotel rooms. The “Pattaya-Addicts Sapphire discount card” will get you a 15% discount on drinks, food and the rooms. The 9th is a soft opening, this is the first day that the staff are working as a team so there may be one or two hiccups or problems. The bar is located about 50M from the beach on Pratamnak soi 4 and is open from 1 pm until about 10 pm. Happy hour on all drinks except lady drinks, is from 1 pm – 3 pm.

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29 escaped Crocodiles caught following flood damage at Pattaya Crocodile Farm

It appears that all 29 crocodiles that escaped from the Million Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm during the weekend floods have now been captured; however the owner of the Farm cannot be entirely sure all escapees have been accounted for. During the night and throughout Wednesday Morning, staff from the Farm continued to round-up the crocodiles who are now safely back at the tourist attraction located in east Pattaya.

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Customer mauled by tiger at Pattaya Crocodile Farm

Pattaya tigerA Thai woman sustained head and arm injuries after she was mauled by a tiger at the Million Year Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm located in East Pattaya on Wednesday. Khun Pimonpan aged 48; the owner of an apartment complex in Bangkok had visited the park with a group of friends from Finland when she decided to have a picture taken with a tiger, which thousands of people had done before her without incident. Apparently she was sitting in the wrong position and touched the head of the tiger which then became aggressive and bit her arm and then used its paw to hit her across the face.

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City hall to licence Pattaya jet-ski operators

Pattaya Jetski ManslaughterA meeting took place at Pattaya City Hall on Thursday afternoon at which a raft of new ideas were laid out with the intention of finally fixing the seemingly never-ending problems with jet-ski operators. All jet-ski operators from Pattaya, Jomtien, Naklua and Koh Larn were called to attend the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Khun Chaovalit, the Marshal of Banglamung. Following a huge amount of adverse publicity in recent times, both in the local and overseas press as well as from senior foreign government officials, City Hall was finally goaded out of its inertia by a damning news report aired on Thai TV Channel 3 last month. From now on the seabed will be a rosy place because all jet-ski operators will have to be licensed on a yearly renewable basis, all their employees will be registered as will all jet-skis, and operators will have to take out proper insurance.

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