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 fourth week of September 2021, from Sunday, September 19th, 2021 to Saturday, September 25th, 2021.
1. After months of Covid restrictions Pattaya begins to look ahead to events
Pattaya Mayor officially releases tentative event schedule for holiday season: Fireworks, music festival, and more-but requires final CCSA approval
2. Thailand to discuss opening entertainment venues and cinemas
Cinemas did reopen however nightlife and bars did not fully, legally relaunch until this year.
Thai Covid-19 Center to discuss gradual reopening of cinemas and entertainment venues nationwide
3. Thai police warn that using Onlyfans to create content with nudity or pornography is illegal, and could bring years in jail and huge fines
This remains the case to this day.
Thai police warn that using Onlyfans to create content with nudity or pornography is illegal, could bring years in jail and huge fines
Royal Thai Police warn against “cosplay” of police on OnlyFans, other media
4. “E-sports” officially added as a professional sport in Thailand
It continues to grow this year.
“E-sports” officially added as a professional sport in Thailand
5. Fifteen people arrested in Pattaya restaurant after a police raid, were allegedly drinking alcohol and violating Covid-19 rules
Regular raids were common this time last year as bars and similar venues were mandated to shut down due to Covid.
Fifteen people arrested in Pattaya restaurant after police raid, were allegedly drinking alcohol and violating Covid-19 rules
6. Thailand’s Broadcasting Commission bans spam phone text messages
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand has taken action to ban what they consider “spam” text (SMS) messages on phones, effective from Thursday, September 23rd, 2021.
Thailand’s Broadcasting Commission bans spam phone text messages
That is all for this week, here is to a better year…