Top local stories in Pattaya from the past week: Pattaya marathon canceled, several foreigners arrested for various alleged crimes, Dongtan police box now full sub-station, and more

Hello Pattaya News Readers and Supporters!

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 but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Sunday, June 6th, 2021, to Saturday, June 12th, 2021. There was a lot of news last week and big announcements, take a look!

Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!

1. Pattaya marathon canceled for a second straight year

The popular Pattaya marathon, an event that normally attracts thousands of athletes and fans to the city, has been canceled for a second straight year due to concerns about Covid-19.

Pattaya Marathon has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to Covid-19

2.  Foreign motorist arrested after an accident in Pattaya, dragging motorbike for 800 meters

This drew a LOT of discussion on our various social media channels.

Foreign motorist captured after allegedly recklessly driving and dragging a motorbike for over 800 meters in apparent road rage incident in Pattaya area

3.  Australian national arrested allegedly breaking into a Tops supermarket in Pattaya

This also drew a lot of interest, in a week with several stories about foreign expats getting into trouble with local law enforcement.

Australian national arrested allegedly breaking into Pattaya convenience store

4.  Young British man falls to death in Pattaya

Rest in peace to this young man who fell to his death early last week, driving a lot of comments on social media.

Young British man falls to death from hotel in Pattaya

5.  New Zealand ex-pat injured after a car accident in Pattaya area

Another well-discussed incident in a week of them.

New Zealand expat injured after crashing his vehicle into a tree in Pattaya this morning

6.  High-speed rail project construction in the Pattaya area expected to start in October

We will see.

High speed rail project construction in Chonburi linked to three major airports expected to start this October  

7.  Chonburi schools will not be opening in person this week

Sad news for local parents who were hoping to send their children back to school in person.

Chonburi order issued for schools and educational places, in school learning will be postponed until further notice

8.  Pattaya hits two months of entertainment closures and other restrictions

Unfortunately, like last year at the same time, bars, nightclubs, gogos, and the rest of Pattaya’s famous nightlife remain closed by government order to “prevent the spread of Covid-19”, according to government officials.  Even alcohol sales at restaurants remain banned.

Today marks two months of Covid-19 restrictions in Pattaya with many business owners and residents getting frustrated

9.  Dongtan police box is now a 24-hour a day substation with many more services

Good news for Jomtien area residents who don’t want to go all the way to Pattaya for police-related services.

Pattaya Police officially relaunch Dongtan Police Box as a 24-hour police sub-station

10.  Pattaya City still planning to open to foreign vaccinated tourists later this year

Here is what we know so far about several proposed plans to bring back tourists who are vaccinated to Pattaya later this year.

Pattaya City still planning to welcome vaccinated foreign tourists in October, Koh Larn proposed to be a ‘Sandbox’

Pattaya business owners pushing for Pattaya “soft opening” to vaccinated foreign tourists in August under a “sealed routes” plan

11.  Chonburi eases some Covid-19 restrictions effective as of June 14th

Here is what is opening:

Chonburi eases some restrictions effective Monday, June 14th: Pools, foot massage, gyms, and more

12. Koh Larn to reopen Monday, June 14th

More good news for Chonburi residents and domestic tourists.

Koh Larn planning to reopen for visitors from Monday, June 14th

A very busy week this past week! Thanks for reading and your support for TPN media!

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