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 August 2021, from Sunday, August 1st, 2021, to Saturday, August 7th, 2021.
1. Chonburi stays under maximum control for another month, deepening misery for business owners and residents
Due to Covid-19 measures, it was a very bleak time last year.
Thailand’s Covid19 Center extends maximum control measures in 29 provinces nationwide until the end of August, other additional measures announced
Video explanation of Thailand extending and expanding Covid-19 restrictions from August 3rd
2. Car mob calls for Prime Minister to resign due to Covid measures
The deeply unpopular measures, running for four months at this time and announced as stated above to stay for another month, were causing immense tension and anger.
“Car Mob” demonstrations organized nationwide in Thailand on Sunday, calling for Prime Minister resignation following continuing Covid-19 crisis
3. Homeless population continues to rise, and residents ask officials to help
With nearly every business sector closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, the homeless population was also quickly rising.
Local Pattaya residents urge authorities to do more to help the rising homeless population in the city
4. Fire destroys Pattaya-themed restaurant for the second time
It is now back open and repaired.
Fire destroys Pattaya area theme restaurant and cafe-for the second time!
5. Foreign tourist in Phuket found dead at a secluded waterfall
This was a massive story last year, as she had been murdered. The suspect was caught shortly after.
Foreign female tourist, participating in Phuket Sandbox, found dead at Ton Ao Yon waterfall, police believe foul play was involved
Phuket provincial authorities express deepest condolences regarding the suspicious death of a Swiss tourist, further investigation ongoing this afternoon
Suspect who allegedly murdered Swiss tourist in Phuket Sandbox arrested
That is all for this week! Stay safe!