Thailand Time Machine: A look back at this week LAST year in top Thai news: Photo tour of Pattaya during Covid-19 shutdowns, Photos of hundreds lining up for food in Pattaya go viral, and more…

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 first full week of July 2021, from Sunday, July 4th, 2021, to Saturday, July 10th, 2021.

Let’s go!

1.  Pattaya under Covid-19, a photo tour

A look back at Covid-19 when it shut down Pattaya due to mandatory business closures of nearly every sector this week last year. One of our most viral articles ever.

Photo tour: Pattaya goes from the city that never sleeps, to the city that can’t wake up

2. Photos of food charity donations go viral in Pattaya

This was a major discussion point last year during Covid-19, with mixed responses on what could be done as some places had over a thousand people lined up for food handouts, spurred by forced business closures and limited support structure for some.

Pattaya City Mayor addresses viral photos of massive food donation charity lines in the city on social media

3.  Photo tour of beaches around Pattaya with zero tourists

A look at what the beaches looked like during the Covid-19 restrictions and closures and border shutdowns last year.

Photo tour: A look at Pattaya, Thailand area beaches currently during Covid-19 with millions of less tourists

4.  Thailand’s consumer confidence index drops to lowest in history

Not a shock with all sectors except essentials like grocery stores and pharmacies closed.

Thailand’s consumer confidence plummets to the lowest in history amid third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, according to prominent financial study

5.  Thai Government announces even stricter Covid-19 control measures!

It was not a fun July last year for residents of Pattaya and Thailand.

Thai government announces strict Covid-19 control measures in Dark Red Zone provinces, effective from Monday

That is all for this week see you next week!

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: