Sri Racha

  • Thailand News

    Sri Racha residents in uproar as drainage construction poses risk

    Residents and business owners lining Sukhumvit Road in Bang Phra Subdistrict of Sri Racha are in uproar, demanding immediate action to resolve a debacle at the Bang Phra-Klong Sukreeb junction. The construction of a drainage system on Highway No. 3 has hit a standstill, plunging the area into chaos and risking the safety of locals, especially schoolchildren. For nearly a…

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    Speedboat capsizes off Sri Racha coast: All passengers rescued

    A speedboat, carrying ten passengers, found itself at the mercy of the vigorous waves and gusty winds off the coast of Sri Racha, in East Thailand, ultimately capsizing. Fortunately, all passengers were promptly rescued, escaping unharmed. The incident unfolded around 2pm on Thursday, March 28, within the space between the Harbour Bridge and the Silo Bridge in the Surasak area…

  • Pattaya News

    Unexpected fire at East Thailand hospital disrupts communication and power

    A blaze unexpectedly ignited on an electricity pole nearing the Somdet Borommaratchadewi Sri Racha Hospital in Sri Racha yesterday, February 14, wreaking havoc on communication cables and leading to service disruptions in the area. In the early hours of yesterday, around 2.30am, a fire report involving telecommunication lines on an electricity pole situated in front of the hospital was received…

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    Lightning strikes three farmers in eastern Thailand

    Three farmers were struck by lightning while toiling on a farm in Huay Yai Phrom Community in Sri Racha district last Friday, February 9. According to the Sri Racha Police Station, the calamity unfolded around 5pm as an unexpected thunderstorm engulfed the area. The victims, identified as 45 year old Somchai, 40 year old Nongnuch and 18 year old Nattapong…

  • Pattaya News

    Dead fish boom caused by sudden plankton bloom in Sri Racha

    , A beach in Sri Racha was transformed into a macabre spectacle as a vast number of dead fish washed ashore on Friday, September 8. The sight at Bang Phra Beach was both surprising and concerning, with the sheer volume of dead fish proving too substantial for an accurate estimate. Locals, familiar with the ebb and flow of the seaside…

  • Travel

    Top destinations for a long weekend trip near Bangkok

    The long weekend starts tomorrow! If you’re so over the city life in Bangkok, it’s the perfect time to skedaddle from all that hustle and bustle. Lucky for you, there’s loads of magical destinations around Bangkok to help you refresh during the long weekend. Whether you’re up for a bit of an adventure or just wanna kick back and relax,…

  • Pattaya News

    Document forgers arrested in Chon Buri

    Police have arrested document forgers in Chon Buri and Kanchanaburi in connection with the forgery of bank and salary statements that were used to defraud loan companies out of about 20 million baht (US$600,000). Pol Lt Gen Jirabhop Bhuridej, commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, said yesterday that Satawat Chaengchawee and Wanwisa Pramjon were arrested at their home in the…

  • Pattaya News

    Rescuers save 2 year old boy with head stuck in gate

    Every parent’s worst nightmare came true on Thursday for a Chinese mother. Her two year old son sustained serious injuries in a freak accident that saw his head get stuck in an automatic gate mechanism. The terrifying incident occurred in the Sri Racha district of Chon Buri on Thursday, and luckily police were on the scene to jump in and…

  • Pattaya News

    Young woman killed in hit-and-run in Chon Buri

    A young woman was killed in a hit-and-run in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha district on Monday night. A six-wheel truck crashed into a motorbike, crushing 32 year old Saithan Hongthong to death. The incident happened on Map Iang-Laem Chabang Road. An anonymous witness said he saw the truck crash into Saithan before speeding away. The witness did not see the…

  • Pattaya News

    Major floods hit hundreds of houses in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha district

    Hundreds of houses and buildings were flooded last night in the Sri Racha district of the eastern Chon Buri province. Water levels reportedly reached almost 30 centimetres in some areas, causing traffic problems, particularly for small vehicles. In one village, the water level reached 50-60 centimetres, since the area was located near a canal. On top of the heavy rain,…

  • Pattaya News

    Elderly monk killed in Chon Buri temple fire

    An elderly monk has been tragically killed in a fire that destroyed a temple yesterday in the Sri Racha district of Chon Buri province. The monk, 92 year old Phra Siang Achito Thongthammachart had been immobile due to his age, and couldn’t escape the unexpected fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the two-story temple engulfed in flames. The…

  • Pattaya News

    Ferocious cobra bites rescuer’s girlfriend in Chon Buri

    A ferocious cobra bit a rescuer’s girlfriend in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha district this week. Locals had called the rescuer on Tuesday after spotting the two-meter-long monocled cobra in their house. The species is highly venomous. The 41 year old Pattipan, an officer from a foundation, arrived on the scene. He brought his girlfriend, 29 year old Apirat, along with…

  • Pattaya News

    Chon Buri thief snatches wheels reportedly worth 35,000 baht

    A sneaky thief has stolen all 4 wheels off a factory worker’s truck in Sri Racha district of Chon Buri yesterday. The disheartened worker, 30 year old Wattana Sareetham, told The Pattaya News that the alloy wheels are worth 35,000 baht. He said he doesn’t have enough money to replace them, and therefore is crossing his fingers for police to catch…

  • Pattaya News

    Another underwear thief in Chon Buri

    After a Chinese national stole over 50 pairs of underwear from women in Chon Buri last month, a new underwear thief in the province has been caught on camera! Footage from a surveillance camera caught a man stealing women’s underwear and clothes from a laundromat in Sri Racha district on Tuesday. The owner of the laundromat told The Pattaya News that she…

  • Pattaya News

    Man’s body found in Sri Racha waters, Chon Buri

    A fisherman spotted a man’s dead body floating in waters off Sri Racha district of Chon Buri province on Tuesday. The fisherman told The Pattaya News he saw the body after parking his boat at a pier. The deceased man has not yet been identified, however he is reported to be Asian. The fisherman spotted the body near the Loi island.…

  • Pattaya News

    Chon Buri locals find baby crocodile in their kitchen

    A croc in the kitchen! Locals in Sri Racha district of Chon Buri province were horrified to find a crocodile roaming through their kitchen this week. The house owners, who requested not to be named, say they have no idea where the crocodile came from, and that they’ve never heard of crocodiles dwelling in the local area. The owners called…

  • Pattaya News

    Drunk man stabs sister to death in argument over his drinking, Chon Buri

    Sri Racha police report that a drunk man appeared completely remorseless after he stabbed his sister to death in their hotel room in Sri Racha in Chonburi province. The man stabbed his sister multiple times in the head. Sri Racha Police were notified about the stabbing on Wednesday. The man is now in custody at the Nong Kham Police Station,…

  • Pattaya News

    Roof tiler fractures skull after falling through school roof in Sri Racha, Chon Buri province

    A man seriously fractured his skull after he fell through a roof on Tuesday in Bang Phra, a sub-district of Sri Racha district in Chon Buri province. The man’s colleagues say he stepped on a broken piece of roof at the auditorium of a school. He fell six metres onto the cement floor. He also bled heavily, although The Pattaya…

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    Young Chon Buri couple in debt win 12 million baht in Thai lottery

    A young couple in Chonburi, who say they are in debt, has won 12 million baht in the Thai national lottery. The couple won the 1st prize yesterday which is equivalent to US$360,000. 32 year old Saweng Norabut and 29 year old Kotchakorn Norabut went to the Nongkham Police Station yesterday with the set of 2 lottery tickets. The winning…

  • Crime News

    CCTV captures man stealing lingerie in Sri Racha

    Police are reviewing CCTV footage in the Bueang sub-district of Sri Racha after a man allegedly was caught on video stealing 5 pieces of lingerie from a clothesline from a woman’s rental room. The owner of the lingerie, whose name has been withheld, said she has seen the man around before and thinks he may live in the same soi…

  • Pattaya News

    Tiger and piglet shows discontinued at Sriracha zoo

    “The show is cruel, affecting those who witness it and it is not appropriate for a zoo to be showing such lack of care for a piglet.” Netizens were horrified when a tourist posted a short video of a screaming piglet being clawed by a tiger at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Chonburi province. Many criticised the zoo, complaining that…

  • Crime News

    Taiwanese husband arrested over death of Sri Racha woman in a suitcase

    Just days after the body of a foreign woman washed up in a travel bag on Sri Racha Beach near Pattaya, police say they’ve arrested a Taiwanese man for the murder of the woman, his Chinese wife. The gruesome discovery was made by an officer from the nearby naval base. Police yesterday arrested 38 year old Lu Ji Yang of …

  • Pattaya News

    Man stabbed at a Chon Buri karaoke lounge

    PHOTO: Thai Rath Police were called to a karaoke lounge in Sri Racha, Chon Buri last night after a man was stabbed following an argument. 39 year old Chuchart Kamngern was found outside the lounge with a serious stab wound to the left side of his chest and was rushed to hospital in Sri Racha. Thai Rath reports that staff…