Thailand Time Machine: A look back at this week LAST year in top Thai news: Thailand finally announces reopening, Curfews end, and more

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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. However, they are in no particular order of importance, roughly in order of publication.

This week, we cover the second week of October 2021, from Sunday, October 17th, 2021 to Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.

Let’s go….

1. Many Thais do not want to open the country to tourists without quarantine.

Luckily, the country DID reopen despite concerns from some.

Majority disagree with Thai government’s plan to reopen for vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine, set for November, according to Suan Dusit Poll

CCSA operations director say detailed announcements on Thailand’s reopening plan to vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine will come this week

2. 150th annual Chonburi Buffalo Festival held, but in a majorly toned-down manner due to Covid-19 concerns-Photos

The annual Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival, the 150th Annual Edition, was held but toned down due to Covid.

150th annual Chonburi Buffalo Festival held, but in a majorly toned-down manner due to Covid-19 concerns-Photos

3.  Details released on Thailand reopening.

Many official details on Thailand “reopening” in November to low-risk vaccinated foreign tourists published overnight

Its official-Pattaya is “reopening” from November 1st, here are the details-Video version

Press Release: Quarantine-Free Thailand Reopening for Vaccinated Tourists From 1 November 2021

4. Chonburi/Pattaya confirms overnight Covid-19 curfew will end on Halloween, October 31st

The hated curfew finally ended.

Chonburi/Pattaya confirms overnight Covid-19 curfew will end on Halloween, October 31st

5.  Wanted foreigner and his Thai girlfriend arrested in Pattaya area after allegedly transferring illegal drugs overseas

A wanted foreigner and his Thai girlfriend were arrested in the Pattaya area on Tuesday (October 19th) after allegedly being involved in transferring illegal drugs overseas, according to a report from Thai law enforcement.

Wanted foreigner and his Thai girlfriend arrested in Pattaya area after allegedly transferring illegal drugs overseas

That is all for this week, stay safe and see you 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 eight 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 Pattayanewseditor@gmail.com About Us: https://thepattayanews.com/about-us/ Contact Us: https://thepattayanews.com/contact-us/