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 last full week of May 2021, from Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, to Saturday, May 29th, 2021.
1. More than 50 people arrested for illegal sauna party in Bangkok
A group of 57 male party-goers was arrested at a sauna shop in the Wang Thonglang district of Bangkok. Emergency Decree measures banned large gatherings this week last year.
2. New owner for Pattaya Discovery United, new name
They had a much improved season this year and are now, once again, the Dolphins, to fans’ delight. At one point the “super dragons” was considered but eventually rejected by fans blasting the name on social media.
3. Thai cabinet committee approves proposal of legalizing private passenger vehicles for public transportation in service applications
A big win for many private drivers working for Grab, Bolt, and similar companies.
4. Pattaya proposes “Move on” quarantine free tourism plan.
Unfortunately, this never truly got off the ground and just now are we seeing wider tourism recovery.
5. 32 Thais and foreigners were arrested in Pattaya for allegedly drinking alcohol, smoking shisha, and violating Covid-19 measures
Last year this week (and for eight long months) social gatherings were banned, entertainment venues were closed, and strict Covid-19 rules were in place.
6. Koh Larn votes to keep the island closed to tourists
Not a happy time for Koh Larn last year.
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