Top local Pattaya and Chonburi stories from the last week: Bar raids continue, Loy Krathong approaches, Back to school for Pattaya

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, from 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, November 7th, 2021, to Saturday, November 13th, 2021. 

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

1. Want to go from Chonburi to Songkhla?

Well, there is now a ferry. And yes, passengers are allowed with some Covid-19 rules and restrictions. Here is how to go.

Updated: Ferry service from Chonburi to Songkhla to be officially launched this month

2.  95% of public school students in Pattaya 12-18 are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, time to go back to school

School, after eight months of closure, has also begun again this week in Pattaya.

Thousands of students in Pattaya receive second dose of Pfizer Covid -19 vaccine

Public Schools in Pattaya planned to open ‘on site’ this November 16th, says Pattaya Mayor

3.  Yes, Pattaya is having a Loy Krathong festival this week

Here are the details in case you missed them.

Pattaya confirms they are holding a Loy Krathong Festival, denies rumors of the event being canceled  

4.  Raids continue in Pattaya as an unpopular ban on alcohol sales at restaurants and bars continue

However, in recent raids, customers have not been arrested.

Pattaya police raid restaurant near Bali Hai for the fourth time over allegedly selling alcohol and shisha, as well as breaking Covid -19 rules

5.  Young man arrested for firing gunshot on Beach Road, injuring security guard

The 26-year-old man was reportedly upset that someone complained that he filmed them while doing a video on the beach and fired a gunshot to show his anger into the air. Unfortunately, the bullet hit an uninvolved security guard sitting nearby in his hand.

UPDATE: 26-year-old man arrested after firing a gunshot in public and injuring a security guard on Pattaya Beach Road

That is it for this week! We thank all of you for your support and wish you the best of luck for the week ahead.

Adam Judd
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 nine 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: