The top local stories in Pattaya from last week: Bars close again, Columbia pictures waterpark coming, Songkran checkpoints 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. The number of stories differs 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, April 4th, 2021, to Saturday, April 10th, 2021.

1.  Closure of entertainment venues in Pattaya begins for two weeks

The biggest story of the week is a rising number of Covid-19 cases with hundreds found in Chonburi province, where Pattaya is based, has seen a national order for 41 provinces to close entertainment venues for at least two weeks. It may end up being longer, but for now, for the third time in a year, the hundreds of bars and clubs in the city have gone quiet.

Closure of entertainment venues in Pattaya begins for “two weeks”, Police warn restaurants against becoming bars

2.  Kite on the Beach will run this entire week in Pattaya

A socially distanced event designed for those still in town and the domestic tourists that still decide to travel during the current difficult Covid-19 times on Pattaya Beach.  There are no travel restrictions to come to or from Chonburi as of press time.

Pattaya begins “Kite on the Beach” festival on Pattaya Beach

3.  Rotary Club of Pattaya to hold Peace art competition this month at Central Festival

During these current times and many people divided with opinions due to Covid-19, we could all use some peace.

Rotary Club of Pattaya to hold peace art competition this month, peace concert in May, tickets available now

4.  Chonburi and Pattaya police get ready for Songkran week this week, checkpoints will be everywhere

Get ready for a muted Songkran. Despite entertainment venues shut and parties, water fights, and other events banned for the water festival this year, there are many fears about people drinking a bit too much.  Therefore, police will be all over the area checking for drunk drivers as well as Covid-19 precautions.

Chonburi and national Thai police get ready for Songkran traffic with 1,200 road checkpoints for safety and Covid-19 nationwide

5.  Sony Pictures Entertainment to open worlds first Columbia Pictures Theme Park at former Cartoon Network water park near Pattaya later this year

The former Cartoon Network water park has been closed for over a year due to Covid-19 and sold the rights to Sony, who will be renovating and redesigning the park later this year. It should be open in October, according to park officials.

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Falls to open world’s first Columbia Pictures theme and waterpark in Chonburi, Thailand

6.  Jomtien Beach to get a renovation, with skate park plans, public restrooms, and more

Yes. Another renovation. Really.

Pattaya city reveals Jomtien beach renovation concept designs, including skate park, bicycle lanes, public restrooms, and more

7.  Pattaya plans to build a small extreme sports stadium at Bali Hai Pier

Speaking of skateboarding…

Pattaya plans to build small extreme sports stadium at area near Bali Hai Pier

That’s all for this week! Have a safe week ahead of yourselves and thank you for your support!

User Review
3 (2 votes)
Adam Judd
Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN Media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: