The top local stories in Pattaya over the past week: Events galore coming, Chinese temple on Buddha Hill to reopen, construction updates and more

Hello Pattaya News Readers!

The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area, Pattaya and Chonburi, for the past week. We usually try to present the top five local stories but the number of stories may differ from week to week.

These are chosen and curated 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 from Sunday, March 7th, to Saturday, March 13th, 2021.

1. Jomtien Beach expansion and renovation coming

A video report detailing the expansion of the beach which is due to start at the Na Jomtien end and, eventually, come to the Dongtan Beach end….but it will take some time.

Pattaya City Officials plan Jomtien Beach expansion, renovation

2. Love marine sports? Here come the events for you

As the Covid-19 situation has improved, marine sporting events are returning. Here is a guide to what is happening in the near future.

Pattaya to hold multiple marine sports competitions over next two months at Jomtien Beach

3. Yes, the Wonder Wave event at Ramayana will be happening during Songkran

Regardless of any decisions on if water throwing at regular events will be banned, the Wonder Wave event will be proceeding with strict Covid-19 precautions….and should be a major event for the park and community.

Pattaya to host “Wonder Wave Songkran-Wanlai Pattaya Thailand”, first and biggest social-distancing music festival in the world

4.  Pattaya City finally reaches legal agreement with “Chinese Temple” on Buddha Hill

The long-disputed attraction and legal issues with alleged encroachment of land is resolved and in favor of Pattaya City, who are going to keep the attraction for the most part but under new management.

Pattaya City reaches legal agreement with Chinese Temple on Buddha Hill, area to become “Thai-Chinese” culture center

5. Cars and Coffee coming this weekend to the Pattaya area

The events are pouring in and this one is for you car lovers out there and is THIS weekend at Bali Hai Pier…with 300 cars, 15 food trucks, and a lot more, it should be a fun and different event. The main event is 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Bali Hai Pier on Saturday, March 20th, 2021.

Fan of classic and designer cars? Pattaya to hold ‘Cars and Coffee, Skaters Paradise on Vacation’ event at Bali Hai Pier, Beach Road, later this month

6.  99% year over year reduction of tourists in Pattaya for Quarter One of this year.

Well, most of you probably aren’t surprised and can guess why…

Pattaya’s number of tourists plummets 99% since start of January, caused by new wave of Covid-19 domestic outbreak, border closures

7.  Water drainage system and road work in Jomtien on schedule, says Pattaya City officials

Well, we will see.

Water drainage system and road work in Jomtien near Dongtan Beach to be completed on schedule by end of April

8.  Restaurant staffers caught on video appearing to dump waste off of Koh Larn.

This was quite the big deal last week….the restaurant was fined 2000 baht, which many social media commenters felt was not enough. They claimed it was just fish tank water.

Restaurant staffers caught on video appearing to dump waste on Koh Larn beach

Update: Koh Larn restaurant operator fined 2,000 baht for dumping waste in sea

That is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading!

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