Chonburi governor orders temporary closure for a restaurant raided five times recently near the Bali Hai Pier

Pattaya –

The Chonburi Governor has ordered the temporary closure of a restaurant near the Bali Hai Pier for 30 days after allegedly breaking the Chonburi Disease Control Orders many times.

First, as a reference, our prior articles on this situation:

Police raided a restaurant near Bali Hai last month for allegedly selling alcohol, shisha, and breaking Covid-19 orders with an estimated 100 people at the venue not socially distancing, wearing masks, or taking other precautions.

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

Pattaya police inspected a “restaurant” near the Bali Hai on December 13th for allegedly selling alcohol and being open without a permit, which is the fifth time this venue has been “raided” in recent months.

“Restaurant” near Bali Hai Pier inspected for the fifth time for allegedly breaking Covid-19 rules

Now, for an update:

The Chonburi Governor Phakarathorn Teanchai yesterday (December 15th) has ordered the 30 day temporary closure of ‘The Sky Mountain’ restaurant until January 13th. The venue is located next to the Bali Hai Pier and below the famous Pattaya sign.

The order added, however, that the temporary closure order can be disputed or appealed within 15 days.

TPN media notes this most recent closure comes following reports of a Thai man involved in a brawl in the early morning with a large group of other men, some allegedly restaurant staff, near the venue earlier this week. The incident went viral when the man went live on his social media at a convenience store near the restaurant covered in his own blood and drew immediate anger online. It was unclear if the man was a restaurant patron and mixed stories from the incident were released.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.