Feature: Pattaya’s top local stories from the past week-New park completed, bar owners plead to be allowed to open, Koh Larn opens, 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. 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!

1. 13 teenagers arrested for allegedly holding a house party in the Pattaya area

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.

13 teenagers arrested for allegedly breaking Covid-19 emergency decree rules by holding a house party at a resort in the Pattaya area

2. Koh Larn reopens after weeks of closures to visitors

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.

Koh Larn reopens today for visitors after weeks of Covid-19 related closures, ferries and boats schedules

3. Pattaya City to move forward with major drainage project for the Pattaya Railway area

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.

Pattaya city to move forward with major drainage project intended to fix flooding by Pattaya railway

4.  Peaceful protest by Chonburi business owners helps re-open their venues

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.

Peaceful protest by Chonburi business owners helps drive the re-opening of their venues

5.  Big new plans for the “Old” seafood market in Naklua

Another large plan to make the current Old Town Seafood market a major tourist attraction and centerpiece of the Eastern Economic Corridor project.

Eastern Economic Corridor organizers plan to boost investment for Old Town seafood market in Pattaya

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.

Pattaya independently orders 100,000 doses of the Sinopharm Covid -19 vaccine to expediate Pattaya vaccination campaign

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.

New public park in Jomtien completed, set to open to the public in 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.

Pattaya bar beer operators urging government to open for foreign tourists and to relax closure measures for entertainment sector or to provide significant financial aid

That’s it for this week! Thank you as always for your support and for being a reader of The Pattaya News! Have a very safe week ahead for you and yours!

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