Sale and rental transactions have continued to increase in the Jomtien and Pattaya region, due to the value for money that is available to foreign investors. Long haul flights from Europe and America are becoming increasingly affordable with many choosing Pattaya as a holiday location due to its close proximity to Bangkok.
The Nova Hotel Group officially opened their new 4-star “Nova Gold Hotel” located in Central Pattaya, only 10 minutes walk from the famous Pattaya Beach.
The Daika Estate Company has announced its plans to expand its development in Pattaya with a new condominium project planned to commence in the first quarter of 2010.
Formerly known as Thai Farmers Bank, but now called the Kasikorn Bank, this progressive financial institution provides personal and commercial banking, international trade, and capital market services, plus Internet banking as well. Their new branch on the second floor of the Carrefour shopping complex in Central Pattaya is bigger than most, and offers a wide range of services.
For the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand’s (BCCT) big pre-Christmas party, the serene setting at the Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club was the best that there is around Pattaya.
Grand Opening of the 48th International Lions Association or OSEAL in Pattaya with members from all over the world.
November 16 2009 - Sir Terry Leahy, the President of Tesco Group, England, had a meeting with the Thai prime minister to discuss the draft of a new retail law. The draft was submitted to the prime minister on November 12, 2009 and the cabinet will review the draft on November 17, 2009.
In conjunction with their monthly sundowner evenings, the Australian Chamber of Commerce (“AustCham”) holds its subsidiary Automotive Focus Group (AFG) meeting shortly beforehand. This month’s meeting saw Mr. Frank Holzer from GM Thailand speak on the problems and competitors facing the Thai automotive manufacturing industry.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce (“AustCham”), held yet another successful “Sundowner” networking evening at Pattaya’s modern new Dusit-D2 Hotel on South Pattaya’s Second Road.
A recent meeting of the Real Estate Brokers Association - Eastern Seaboard (REBA-ES) was held in a new venue at Central Pattaya’s Montien Hotel, with the main discussions centering around their new logo and membership applications.
A function was held on Friday night to announce the continued expansion of the Mediplex brand of alternative treatment center into the Pattaya City area. The focus of the event was the introduction of the DNA clinic into the proposed complex which is renowned for its new anti-aging technology.
Pattaya’s first themed beach resort hotel the “Centara Grand Mirage” (CGM), officially opened its doors to the public on Tuesday the 3rd November 2009. The resort hosted a wonderful “Lost World – Indiana Jones” theme party, which was well received by over one thousand visitors and dignitaries alike, making it Pattaya’s “Party of the Year.”
In an unusual combined British and American businessmen attended a network evening followed by a dinner, where two very experienced experts on Thailand’s present and future economic situation talked to the guests, followed by a question & answer session.
Pattaya’s newest branch of the “Siam Commercial Bank” (SCB) has opened on the Ground floor of the big “Tesco-Lotus” department store on Pattaya’s North Road. Long opening hours, seven days a week, with “one stop” banking facilities are just some of the advantages of banking with SCB.
The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) combined with the German Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) to hold a well attended Oktoberfest celebration at the Hardrock Cafe on Pattaya’s Beach Road. This was sponsored by the Hardrock Hotel, Hemaraj Land & Development Public Company and The Coffee Co, which is a beverage distribution group.
Thailand’s famous businessman, Mr. Liam Ayudhkij (O’Keeffe) is known in Pattaya for his “Liam’s Art Gallery, but this is only a very minor side of the man who is the first man in Asia to be awarded the “Outstanding Achievers Award” by the Government of Ireland.
Foreign investors may revise their investment policy in Thailand in the aftermath of the Central Administrative Court’s injunction against operations of 76 investment projects in the Mab Ta Put Industrial Estate in the eastern province of Rayong, according to a top industrial estate executive.
Pattaya’s American expat community were exceedingly lucky to be able to listen to advice from the best financial experts in the word at a recent seminar. They were sponsored by the well known financial planning company the “MBMG Group,” who were considered by “The Nation” as “Asia’s foremost professional advisory practice” and the main topic was “Why Americans should not keep their investments in the USA.”
Mr. Harold Pritchard, who US hair stylist with almost 40-years of experience in the hair dressing industry visited Thailand for a few days to impart his knowledge to local students, before flying off to Singapore to conduct another training session. This two day training session was held at Pattaya City Hall, and Harold Pritchard he stated, – “I am very pleased with the artistic talents of Thailand’s hairdressing students, and their willingness to learn something new.”
Thailand’s Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij on Friday conceded that foreign investors are concerned over the Central Administrative Court’s order regarding 76 industrial projects in the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in the eastern seaboard province of Rayong suspending their operations.