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 28th, 2021, to Saturday, December 4th, 2021.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
1. 25-year-old woman seriously injured after being stabbed by her ex-husband on her birthday
A very sad story that led to many comments on our social media platforms.
2. Pattaya Mayor pushes ahead to end an eight-month-long alcohol ban in Pattaya at restaurants and hotels.
Victory was finally declared for many business owners over the unpopular ban, in place for eight months, when the alcohol ban was lifted on Friday last week, although pure bars, nightclubs, and similar venues must stay closed for now.
3. Female Russian tourist injured after being attacked by Thai man in broad daylight robbery at Bali Hai Pier
Luckily, the suspect was captured and admitted to the crime, although it drove heavy discussion on social media and was shocking to many as it took place in the middle of the day as the female tourist took pictures at the lighthouse near Bali Hai Pier.
4. Chonburi governor releases new orders easing some restrictions
This one did not include the alcohol ban being lifted in Pattaya and a few other areas, which came on Friday night.
5. The alcohol ban is finally lifted in Pattaya after weeks of protests and discussions between business leaders and politicians
The lifting of the order came after the largest protest yet on Walking Street, although it was unclear if the two events were directly related. Cheers!