Thailand Time Machine: A look back at this week LAST year in top Thai news: Storms cause heavy damage in Jomtien, Seemingly neverending Covid restrictions continue, 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 second week of September 2021, from Sunday, September 5th, 2021 to Saturday, September 11th, 2021.

Let’s go…

1. Local politicians give away 1,000 sets of food to the needy in Pattaya

Last year during this time Thailand and Pattaya were still deep in business closures and quasi-lockdowns.

Local politicians give away 1,000 sets of food to the needy in Pattaya

2. Chonburi eases Covid restrictions slightly.

It would be months, however, before everything would fully relaunch, especially the city’s bread and butter nightlife and entertainment industry.

Chonburi Governor relaxes more Covid-19 restrictions: Tourist attractions, Zoo/animal attractions, museums, and more


3.  Jomtien Beach suffers severe storm damage

Just a reminder that September is always a rough month for rains.

Jomtien Beach road suffers severe damage from storms, repairs underway

Pattaya hit by heavy overnight storms, suffers widespread flooding and damage

Some Pattaya residents still recovering from flooding and torrential rains

4. Thai Covid center extends existing Covid-19 measures and maintains the same color-coded zones for all provinces nationwide until the end of September

The covid restrictions were seemingly never-ending.

Thai Covid center extends existing Covid-19 measures and maintains same color-coded zones for all provinces nationwide until end of September

5. Entertainment industry reaches five months straight of mandated closures

The “fun” was certainly not around last year at this time. The industry wouldn’t be given a lifeline until December.

Today marks 5 months on of a “2 week closure” of Pattaya’s entertainment industry

That’s it for this week, see you again soon.

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: