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 12th, 2021, to Saturday, September 18th, 2021.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
1. Thai Tourism Minister visits Pattaya to discuss “Move On” reopening plan, plan to be presented to CCSA this Friday
The Thai Tourism Minister visited Pattaya to discuss the Move On reopening plan last week. The CCSA meeting, however, ended up being informal and will be reconsidered later this week, on the 23rd/24th. The Move on plan is also likely moving to a “One SOP one standard” plan that will simplify things but is not final.
2. Major fire causes serious damage to Walking Street nightclub in Pattaya
One of the biggest stories not just of last week but in the past several months. The official cause remains under investigation.
3. No guarantees of nightlife opening soon if Pattaya reopens to vaccinated foreign tourists
Not the news people want to hear but local and regional leaders say their hands are tied by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) due to a national mandate to keep all bars and entertainment closed due to concern of the spread of Covid-19.
4. Big Joke visits Pattaya
It’s been a while, but top-level police advisor “Big Joke” visited Pattaya last week. Here is why.
5. Young girl drowns in swimming pool in the Banglamung area
A tragic story that drove many comments on our social media last week.
6. Pro-democracy protesters hold a car rally in Pattaya to protest the visit of PM to the area
The Prime Minister visited Chonburi last week to inspect factory sandboxes in Si Racha, but protesters were not pleased to see him.
That is all for this week. We hope all our readers stay safe and will see you next week!