Top local Pattaya and Chonburi stories for the last week: Six months of bar closures, Jomtien Beach expansion paused, new public health chief 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, 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, October 3rd, 2021, to Saturday, October 9th, 2021. 

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

1. Man trying to stab his wife allegedly kills his father-in-law who was trying to protect his daughter in the Pattaya area

This particular story drew a lot of comments and opinions on our social media channels. Decide for yourself what you think by reading the article below.

Man trying to stab his wife allegedly kills his father-in-law who was trying to protect his daughter in the Pattaya area

2. Jomtien Beach renovation and expansion paused due to mechanical issues with dredger ship

The long-delayed and previously paused project to expand Jomtien Beach has been delayed again. This time, it is due to mechanical issues with sand dredging ships according to officials in charge of the project. They do not believe this will be a long-term delay, however. Currently, the project is working on solving beach erosion issues near the Na Jomtien end of Jomtien Beach and is a several-year project in total.

Jomtien beach renovation paused after dredger ship suffers mechanical problem

3.  Banglamung welcomes new public health chief

We have a brand new public health chief for Pattaya and Banglamung who is taking over a critical role during the Covid-19 crisis and as the city prepares to (hopefully) reopen to foreign vaccinated tourists starting from November.

Banglamung welcomes new Public Health Chief

4.  Pattaya city mayor and some residents receive the third dose of Covid-19 vaccine

The city continues to prepare for a hopeful reopening to foreign vaccinated tourists in November and as a part of the plan people vaccinated very early in the year, such as the mayor, are now getting booster shots to be ready.

Pattaya City Mayor and residents receive third dose of Covid -19 vaccine booster yesterday

5.  Pattaya reaches six months in a row of the entertainment and bar industry shut

This sad anniversary for many residents and tourists doesn’t need much text from us, we say what we need to say in this editorial below.

Editorial: This weekend marks six months in a row that Pattaya’s famous nightlife and bar industry has been shut, and almost a year in total since Covid-19 began

That is all for this week. Take care of yourselves and see you again early next week for the top local news stories in Pattaya and Chonburi!

Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over eight years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: