Rayong Century Golf and Country Club Pattaya

The Century Golf and Country Club is among the most beautiful courses in Thailand. This magnificent course was designed by the late world-famous golf course architect, Desmond Muirhead, together with one of the all-time golfing greats and six times major winner, Sir Nick Faldo.

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Pattaya Plans to Become World Class City

The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) has drafted a 10 year tourism plan that they hope will turn Pattaya from a resort town into a world class sustainable tourism destination.

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A Day at the Chonburi Buffalo Races – a Very Thai Sporting Occasion

In the increasingly globalised world where striving for international standards can lead to blandness it is often an unusual cultural event that catches our eye and sets the pulse racing. The Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival is one of these occasions. A cross between Wild West style rodeo and horse racing, this year the annual event celebrated its 140th anniversary. It was a heady mix of culture, music, feasting and the absolute madness of men racing astride enormous, and shockingly fast, bovine giants.

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Mini Siam in Pattaya – Tour the World in a Day

If you have a few hours to spare while you are in Pattaya and fancy doing a quick tour of the world, you’ve come to the right place. Located just outside Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road, Mini Siam is a cheesy yet fun way to spend an afternoon. It’s divided into two sections – Mini Siam and Mini Europe – although also contains replicas from countries such as Australia and the US.

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Sriracha Tiger Zoo

Sriracha Tiger Zoo is a sanctuary for tigers and other animals which located in the close vicinity of Pattaya, in Chonburi province. It is about 18 miles outside of Pattaya and very easily reached by car.

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Thailand’s Hopes of an F1 Race and Driver

While it may be the dreams of Thai Formula One race fans to see a race come to Thailand, a boss at the Singha Corporation has stated that his wish is to have a Thai driver in the sport. The strategic partnership and event manager for Singha, Voravudh Bhirombhaki, believes that having a Thai driver in such a popular sport would bestow a great deal of pride in the country. At the Singapore Grand Prix two weeks ago, he said that although time and large investment was needed, if it resulted in a Thai driver in F1, it would be worth it.

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Pattaya to Host 2011 Classical Guitar Festival

The only classical guitar festival in Thailand will be held for the third successive year in Pattaya on Saturday 29 October. This event, which is open to the public, is known for showcasing the top guitar makers and classical guitar musicians.

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Golf at the Laem Chabang International Country Club

Laem Chabang International Country Club is without doubt one of Thailand’s finest golf courses. The 27-hole course was designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus who described Laem Chabang as ‘one of the most beautiful and enjoyable golf courses I have ever designed.’ If you are visiting Pattaya, playing the course is an absolute must for any golfer.

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Bangpra International Golf Club

Located just 40 minutes north of Pattaya towards Chonburi and set among hills of tropical forest in the Sri Racha area, Bangpra International Golf Club offers an entertaining day out for golfers of all standards.

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TAT Aims to Double Tourist Numbers

In the past week, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has revealed their new marketing campaign. Named “The Miracle Years of Amazing Thailand”, its aim is to double income and tourists by the year 2014.

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Pattaya Gearing up for International Golf Festival

The international golfing community will descend on the popular tourist city of Pattaya from 31 October until 6 November, turning it into a major golf hub in Southeast Asia. During this period, there will be no fewer than four conferences and a major golf merchandise exhibition.

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Amazing Thailand for a Golfing Vacation

Normally the beautiful beaches and the bustling markets of Thailand are what attract the tourists, but now people are arriving for an entirely different reason; golf. Thailand has become one of the top destinations in Asia for a golfing vacation according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

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Pattaya in World Top 20 for Second Home

An article published recently the Telegraph, UK ranked Pattaya in the top twenty cities where foreigners should consider purchasing a second home. The article was written by The Telegraph’s senior journalist on real estate and tourism, Christopher Middleton. He conducted a survey to find which of the top choice of cities by foreigners for their second home and Pattaya was placed in the top twenty.

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Thailand Economy Upgraded by World Bank

The income categorisation of Thailand has been upgraded from lower-middle income economy to upper-middle income economy by the World Bank this year. The classification revisions of the world’s economies are an annual event performed by The World Bank. They use the Atlas method and base their calculations on the gross national income (GNI) per capita estimates.

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Construction on the Central-Sukhumvit Bypass to Begin

Pattaya officials were optimistic that the proposed building of a tunnel at the intersection of Central and Sukhumvit roads would be given approval by November 2011. The Department of Rural Roads Office 3 representative, Arun Sangchai, spoke at the public hearing held to discuss the Sukhumvit bypass on 1 August 2011. He said that there was every possibility that if the project was approved, the most probable start date would be early November. It is likely to take around two years to complete.

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Beauty Pageant that Cares for the Environment Comes to Pattaya

The organisers of the fastest growing and most environmentally friendly beauty pageant have chosen Pattaya, one of the world’s top tourist destinations, to host Miss Earth 2011. The glamorous event will be held on Nov 12, 2011 at the state of the art Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall and is sure to focus international attention on the city as millions worldwide tune in on live television.

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Peaceful Election Heralds Return of Confidence in Thai Property Market

After several years’ uncertainty in the Thai property market, the peaceful transfer of power following July’s General Election has led to a renewal of interest from international investors. Previously, market uncertainty was generated by years of turmoil which witnessed a military coup, the closure of the main airport, mass street protests and political bloodshed.

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Orthopaedic Surgery and Treatment in Thailand – an Overview

In the past couple of decades there has been a huge increase in the requirement orthopaedic treatments. The constant increase in life expectancy by people living in developed countries has led to an increase in older people needing medical treatment of joints, bones, ligaments and muscles. Advances in orthopaedic techniques have resulted in new treatments that can now lead to total recovery for patients that have suffered injuries through trauma or sporting activities which was not possible in the not too distant past.

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Retiring to the Gulf of Thailand – Internet Services

Westerners who choose to retire in Thailand often have concerns about keeping in contact with friends and family back home. This article continues our series on communicating from Thailand and focuses on the internet options that are available to foreigners living in Thailand.

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Thailand’s Tourist Targets for 2012

A plan has been approved by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aimed at tourism growth in the ever-changing global operating environment. The TAT held their annual marketing plan for 2012 between 23-26 June 2011, where an agreement was reached on the marketing plan to take advantage of technological innovation and ever changing demographics.

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Board of Investment Applications sees 45% increase

The secretary general of the Board of Investment (BOI), Ms Atchaka Sibunruang stated that in the first seven months of 2011 there had been 1,030 applications for BOI incentives with a total value of THB299.5 billion. This represented an increase of 37.9% compared Y-o-Y and an investment value growth of 45.5%.

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Soi Dao Highland Golf Club – Nature and Golf in Harmony

For any nature loving golfer who wants to experience a unique combination of golf and Thai jungle, a trip to the Soi Dao Highland Golf Club is certainly worthy of consideration. Soi Dao Highland is located in the Soi Dao mountains near the ThaiCambodia border, under 50kms from the town of Chantaburi.

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