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.
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.
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.
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.
5. New Zealand ex-pat injured after a car accident in Pattaya area
Another well-discussed incident in a week of them.
6. High-speed rail project construction in the Pattaya area expected to start in October
We will see.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11. Chonburi eases some Covid-19 restrictions effective as of June 14th
Here is what is opening:
12. Koh Larn to reopen Monday, June 14th
More good news for Chonburi residents and domestic tourists.
A very busy week this past week! Thanks for reading and your support for TPN media!