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. 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 13th, 2021, to Saturday, June 19th, 2021.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
Parties, social events, and similar gatherings, regardless of the number of people, are still against Covid-19 rules in Chonburi. This comes as police have stepped up enforcement, stating that many people are resorting to house parties as all bars and entertainment venues have been closed for about two and a half months.
After being closed since May 5th due to Covid-19 related measures Koh Larn has now fully reopened with an estimated over 70% of the island’s population vaccinated against Covid-19.
This five-year project is meant to, once and for all, fix the flooding issues by the railway in Pattaya in time for a high-speed rail project. We will see.
A group of owners of various businesses, mostly beauty clinics, protested at Chonburi City Hall last week which helped successfully reopen their businesses that had been closed for two months by Covid-19 restrictions with little to no financial aid.
Another large plan to make the current Old Town Seafood market a major tourist attraction and centerpiece of the Eastern Economic Corridor project.
6. Pattaya privately orders 100,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to attempt to speed up their reopening
A total of one million Sinopharm vaccines arrived from China this morning, with a portion earmarked for Pattaya.
7. New public park in Jomtien across from the Riviera done, set to open to the public in a few weeks
Here is a look at the newest public park in our local area. Only a few administrative and licensing steps need to be taken before the public opening, set for August.
8. Pattaya bar and entertainment owners plead to be allowed to open with Covid-19 measures and rules
So far, the pleas appear to be falling on deaf ears as the closure of all entertainment venues nationwide, currently in place since April 10th, drags on. There has also been little to no financial aid for this sector which has also caused increasing anger from business owners.