The top local stories in Pattaya and Chonburi from the past week: RIP Nong Fah Sai, injured baby elephant at Nong Nooch, Pattaya celebrates New Year, 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, 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, December 26th, 2021, to Saturday, January 1st, 2022.

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

1.  More than 50 people who say they are victims of a dishonest assistant bank manager march in Pattaya

This ongoing story, almost a year long now, continues to get a growing amount of attention online.

UPDATE: More than 50 foreign and Thai victims hold rally, parade, and protest over the past holiday weekend regarding alleged bank staffer fraud case in Pattaya

Video: More than 50 victims hold rally, parade, and protest over the past holiday weekend regarding alleged bank staffer fraud case in Pattaya

2.  Illegal casinos raided in Pattaya

Two illegal casinos, according to Pattaya Police, were raided last week and both drew a lot of attention.

42 people arrested at allegedly illegal casino during police raid in Pattaya

Eighteen arrested at condominium in Pattaya over Christmas weekend at alleged illegal gambling den

3.  Koh Larn launches a zipline on the island as a new tourist attraction

Another welcome addition to the area that will keep visitors to the island busy!

Zipline launched on Koh Larn in Pattaya

4.  Korean Boy Band star BamBam draws thousands to Pattaya’s New Year’s Countdown, the event goes off without problems

BamBam’s popularity surprised many, especially our English readers who had never heard of him. Thai teenager girls, however, showed up in the thousands, many waiting sixteen hours in the daytime heat to see his show for the 24-year-old Thai-born rapper and Korean Boy Band star who is also a major Instagram online influencer.

Pattaya’s New Year’s Celebrations go off without major problems, Musical artist BamBam draws crowd of thousands

5.  RIP Nong Fah Sai

The saddest news of last week, our social media feeds were overcome with condolences as well as sympathy for the carers. RIP :(. Photo credit for our cover from the Department of National Parks.

Rest in peace to Nong Fah Sai, Pattaya’s beloved injured baby elephant

That is it for this week. Stay safe, and have a good first week of 2022.

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: