Pattaya still planning to renovate Pattaya City sign on hill overlooking Bali Hai Pier with view point tower, skylift, sky garden, and glass skywalk

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 Pattaya City leadership is planning to renovate the Pattaya City sign on the hill overlooking Bali Hai Pier with a viewpoint tower, sky garden, and skywalk over the next several years. The renovation is one of several plans in the ‘Neo Pattaya’ project, designed to boost the image of the city and improve natural attractions when tourism, both foreign and domestic, can return.

TPN media notes we have previously covered this plan several times over the past year or so and that the plan is a “long-term” plan designed for “after Covid-19″ to help the city recover for the future.

Pattaya City Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat inspected the Pattaya City sign and surrounding area over the past weekend.

Pattana told The Pattaya News, “The Pattaya Hill will be developed as a new signature and tourism landmark of Pattaya with wonderful scenery and major improvements.”

“We are designing a scenic basket lift on the hill that will give tourists a wonderful view of the area and city (Think of a skylift), a new and improved Pattaya City sign, a viewpoint tower overlooking the pier and out towards Koh Larn, sky garden, and a see-through glass skywalk which people can walk on and exercise. This should be a major tourist attraction for the area.” Pattana explained.

“This project is part of the NEO Pattaya concept. Staffers are now surveying and collecting data for the project within the next 300 days.“ Pattana added.

“After this time period, estimated to be in late 2022, the project proposal will be sent to the EEC (Eastern Economic Corridor) policy committee for further approval,” Pattana said, noting that the project would not be starting or moving forward until the current Covid-19 crisis had been resolved, which he believes should be mostly resolved within the next year.

There was no exact timeframe given for when the project would start formally or be completed but TPN media notes that overall plans for the EEC are multiple-year projects stretching well into this decade, so those who expect to see immediate changes to the hill may have a long wait ahead of themselves.

TPN media notes the view from the hill is still obscured by the waterfront condo, which has been scheduled for demolition for quite some time now as you can read about here. This was said to be set for demolition ASAP back in November of 2020, however, has been delayed “due to Covid-19” according to Pattaya City officials.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.