Take a look back at the top stories from the past week locally in Pattaya

The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top five local stories in our area, Pattaya and Chonburi, for the past week.

These are chosen by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed as we publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article.

They are in no particular order of importance. These are for the week of February 14th to the 20th, 2021.

1. 73 people arrested during Pattaya nightclub inspection

Although nightclubs have been allowed to open, they must still follow strict Covid-19 rules and close at legal times, as 73 people found out last week.

73 people facing charges of allegedly violating the emergency decree for Covid-19 during a Pattaya nightclub inspection

2.  British pedestrian passes away after being hit by a drunk driver in Pattaya

A very sad tale in which a local British ex-pat passed away after being hit by a drunk driver in the Pattaya area.

British pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by intoxicated motorbike driver in Pattaya

3.  Sudden rainstorms cause Pattaya flooding

An unusual rainstorm in the middle of February caused traffic delays, flooding, and issues on Pattaya Beach. Learn more below.

Hours of rain brings flooding to Pattaya yesterday – photo tour –

Recent rains cause damages to Pattaya Beach

4.  Pattaya prosecutor continues working with victims and police on an alleged scam involving former Pattaya assistant bank manager

An update on this major story that we have been following for several weeks.

UPDATE: Pattaya prosecutor working with victims and police on alleged scam involving former Pattaya assistant bank manager

5. Speaking of scams…

Although this arrest took place in Phuket, hundreds of Pattaya residents have filed police reports about this alleged scam with a phone application called “Shopping Mall.”

Dutch national arrested in Phuket for allegedly operating online “Shopping Mall” business scam, causing more than 100 million baht in damages

That is all for this week. As always, thank you for reading The Pattaya News! The cover picture is of the nightclub inspection in the first article on this list, taken by our staff.


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