Reader Mailbag: Pattaya news reader shares a good story about a local baht bus driver

The following is a reader submission by Mr. John Kendall, who wanted to share a recent positive experience he had in Pattaya. Do you want to share a submission or story with us? E-mail us at

Honorable Baht Bus Driver

In these times of increased crime and reports of theft of tourists’ belongings I want to pass along a good news story.

Two nights ago on my way home around 8:30 P.M., I left my Apple phone on the bench of the Baht bus on which I was riding.  When I started walking to my room I realized I didn’t have my phone. A few years old but still worth a few hundred dollars, not to mention all the info it contained. The taxi was long gone and I couldn’t go fast enough to catch up nor did I know the bus number.

A security guard helped me by calling my phone number from his phone. The baht bus driver heard my phone, found and answered it. He told the guard he would finish work soon and then bring the phone to me.

A little while later he did just that. He refused a reward only wanting a photo together. I said I would let people know and he was proud of that. I don’t know his name but his bus number is 129. I include the photo here of this honorable man.

John Kendall

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: