Reader Talkback: What do YOU think should happen with the Waterfront Condo at Bali Hai Pier?


The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback a week later and pick a variety of diverse and interesting responses.

This week, we want to hear what our readers think, in their opinion, should happen to the Waterfront Condo, long under construction and tied up in literally dozens of lawsuits and countersuits over its development at Bali Hai Pier.

  First, get caught up on the entire situation by clicking here to see our prior coverage.


What do YOU think should happen?  It has been about seven years since the building “paused” construction in 2014 and the legal drama between tenants, environmental groups, private citizens, government agencies, and the owners of the condo began.

Do you think it should be allowed to resume? Do you think it should be torn down entirely? Do you think the building should be modified to avoid offending environmental groups upset about the blockage of the Pattaya Viewpoint and a statue of Admiral and Royal Prince, Abhakara Kiartivongse, looking out to the sea, and perhaps have all parties reach an agreement? At this point, seven years later, is it even possible to resume construction safely? Or, do you have other thoughts?

We look forward to hearing from you! Tell us on our social media channels, in the comments below, or if you prefer your comment to be private mail us at We will publish the results and select a variety of diverse responses early next week, as always!

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: