The following is a weekly feature article looking at this same time period LAST year in Pattaya and Thailand news.
This weekly feature takes a look back at news from the same period last year (and sometimes different time windows, such as six months or three months) to see how things have changed, follow up on the progression of stories, as well as look at potentially broken promises or things that didn’t take place as promised in Pattaya and Thailand.
As we publish dozens of stories a week this is a quick way for people to take a look at what the biggest stories were a year ago, as chosen by our editorial team, and how they impact us today and relate to current news. They are in no particular order of importance, however, are roughly in order of publication.
This week, we cover the second week of May 2021, from Sunday, May 9th, 2021, to Saturday, May 15th, 2021.
1. Female motorbike taxi driver dies trying to help stray dog off a busy road in Pattaya
An act of kindness turned into a tragedy last year on this week in a story that was widely read and discussed. Click here for the story.
Female motorbike taxi driver dies after car hits her while trying to help get a stray dog off the highway in Pattaya
Video news: Female motorbike taxi driver passes away after being hit by car while reportedly trying to help stray dog off highway
2. A sneak preview of the new public park in Jomtien.
The park is now open for business. Click here for more on the park.
A sneak preview of the new public park opening soon in Jomtien
3. Pattaya monks perform prayer to ward off Covid-19
A unique way to stop the virus, perhaps.
Dozens of Pattaya monks perform prayer ritual to ward off Covid-19 in the city
4. Under strict Covid-19 rules, Pattaya continues to crack down on gatherings and mask-wearing
This time last year was a difficult period and would stay that way for months, unfortunately.
Pattaya police continue to crack down on “social” gatherings, mask-wearing, and public drinking
5. British ex-pat found dead in Pattaya home with pet dogs protecting his body.
Another sad tale and one that last year had a significant discussion.
British expat found dead in Pattaya house with pet dogs protecting his body
6. Thailand releases new Covid-19 measures and rules
Here is what we were living under last year.
Thai Royal Gazette releases order changing Covid-19 color zones, new measures to start Monday, May 17th
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