Feature: The biggest stories in Pattaya from the past week- Pattaya can’t seem to wake up, Taco Bell arrives, Food lines increasing, and much 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, this is only the top local stories in our area and province.

They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Sunday, July 4th, 2021, to Saturday, July 10th, 2021. 

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

1.  Pattaya goes from the city that never sleeps to the city that can’t seem to wake up

This photo essay had thousands of views and was a depressing look for many at the condition of a Pattaya that has seen its bread and butter entertainment and hospitality industry basically shuttered for three months now and growing, with no end in sight.

Photo tour: Pattaya goes from the city that never sleeps, to the city that can’t wake up

2.  Pattaya gets its first Taco Bell, opens to crowds

So far, Taco Bell seems to be a success in terms of crowds, although you might want to wear a mask based on some viral footage on social media.

Pattaya finally gets its first Taco Bell, opening Monday, July 5th

3.  Skate park all ready to go in Pattaya

This project was actually completed on time and is poised to likely be a success for many local skateboarding fans that have seen a rise in popularity in Pattaya.

New skate park under Bali Hai overpass certified by safety inspection team, ready for opening soon

4.  Pattaya Mayor addresses rising food lines in the city

As Covid-19 related closures stretch on, keeping thousands out of work with little financial aid and support from the central government, according to them, the Mayor has addressed the rapidly rising lines stretching into the hundreds throughout the city.

Pattaya City Mayor addresses viral photos of massive food donation charity lines in the city on social media

5.  Chinese national and four Thais arrested for allegedly filming adult movies in Pattaya

Well, this one doesn’t need much of a comment…

Chinese national and four Thais arrested for allegedly filming adult movies in Pattaya

6. Nigerian and Thai nationals arrested in Pattaya for allegedly committing an online romance scam in Thailand, Nigerian man jumped out of a third-floor window to try to escape police

This particular story drew a lot of discussion on social media.

Nigerian and Thai nationals arrested in Pattaya for allegedly committing an online romance scam in Thailand, Nigerian man jumped out of third floor window to try to escape police

7.  Pattaya Mayor says the city still plans to open to foreign vaccinated tourists in September

This announcement has been treated with a lot of skepticism, but “open” doesn’t mean wide open like pre-covid…it could simply mean tourists/visitors allowed to come in via a structured type of alternative state quarantine like before where they can relax at “sealed” resorts or on Koh Larn. We will see.

Pattaya Mayor says city still plans to open to foreign vaccinated tourists by September 1st, developing final plans

8.  German man pickpocketed by an alleged prostitute in Pattaya

This story lit up our comment sections, with many readers “shocked” there were prostitutes in Pattaya, stating that officials have previously stated there was none.

German man pick pocketed by alleged prostitute in Pattaya overnight

That is all for this week. As always, we thank you guys for your support, reading, and hope you and your family stay safe!

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