Thailand Time Machine: A look back at this week LAST year in top Thai news: Thai government says bars and nightlife closed for two more months, 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. However, they are in no particular order of importance, roughly in order of publication.

This week, we cover the second week of November 2021, from Sunday, November 7th, 2021 to Saturday, November 13th, 2021.

Let’s go…

1. Death of a young woman at Koh Larn resort investigated

The family of a young woman, known as ‘Nong Film’, who was found dead at a resort on Koh Larn last week believes a possible gas leak or smoke caused her death. The family is denying statements made by various relevant officials that the woman drank alcohol or used illegal drugs leading to her death.

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2. Only 20 international travelers, out of over 22,000, reportedly found with Covid-19 infections on the first seven days of reopening Thailand, CCSA announces

  How far we have come in a year, Click here for the story.

3. Thailand’s Constitutional Court rules against three prominent pro-democracy protest leaders, stating their actions could lead to overthrowing Thailand’s highest institution


Three prominent pro-democracy protest leaders’ actions could lead to overthrowing the country’s “democratic regime with the monarch as the head of state” under Section 49 of the Thai Constitution, according to the Constitutional Court’s final verdict, November 10th. As a result, the Court ordered they cease similar actions immediately or harsher legal action could take place. CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY

4. Bars and nightlife opening postponed officially until next year nationally, Covid-19 recap, zone changes

This news was incredibly unpopular and would lead to protests allowing bars to be “restaurants” for months from late December.

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5. Pattaya City continues to schedule more events and festivals, with a total of fourteen in November and December so far

Pattaya City leaders have scheduled a total of fourteen events so far in November and December aimed at attracting domestic tourism and helping the local economy.

That is it for this week see you soon.

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: