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, September 5th, 2021, to Saturday, September 11th, 2021.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
1. Unclothed woman causes chaos in traffic in Chonburi
This was one of the most widely viewed (and commented on) videos we have ever done here at TPN media.
2. Pattaya area pro-democracy protesters hold another rally
Protesters gathered once again locally, asking for the resignation of the Thai Prime Minister and protesting against Covid-19 related measures and response by the government.
3. The trees on Pattaya beach will stay, after an agreement between Mayor and protest groups
A disagreement between various environmental groups and protesters and the Pattaya City administration has been amicably resolved on both sides. To the relief of many residents, no more trees will be removed on Pattaya Beach as part of a remodel project.
4. Pattaya Mayor election delayed until next year
This was originally supposed to happen next month but due to Covid-19, as well as the implementation of the “Pattaya Move On” tourism plan, this has been delayed until next year. A firm date has not yet been set.
5. More restrictions were eased in Chonburi by the Governor
No, bars and nightlife were not opened, but zoos, animal attractions, museums, and several other “low-risk” places as deemed by the government were allowed to re-open after being shuttered for almost two months due to Covid-19 restrictions.
6. Pattaya was hit by heavy storms, flooding, property damage
Last week brought one of the largest storms in quite some time to Pattaya. A few articles about the damage and flooding we did are below.
7. Bangkok Hospital Pattaya opens Covid-19 vaccine registration for eligible foreigners 18+
This officially ends today, Sunday, but was a major news item for last week as the foreigner vaccination campaign continues locally.
8. It has now been 5 months since Pattaya’s popular nightlife and entertainment sector has been mandated shut
The most popular question on everyone’s mind is…how much longer?
That will do it for our coverage of last week’s biggest news stories. We will see you again next week.