Pattaya, Thailand’s biggest stories from the last week: Fireworks Festival wraps up, Crackdown on alleged prostitution, and more

Greetings to all our readers and supporters!

We have gathered here our top LOCAL stories that happened in our areas, Pattaya and Chonburi, in the last week from Monday, November 21st, 2022, to Sunday, November 27th, 2022.

The stories are chosen by our editorial team and are not in a particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing.

Let’s see what you might have missed!

1. UPDATE: Big Joke visits Pattaya, gives a press conference on a major ransom and abduction case on Walking Street involving Chinese nationals

The suspects and the victims are to be deported and blacklisted for illegally staying in Thailand on student visas.

UPDATE: Big Joke visits Pattaya, gives press conference on major ransom and abduction case on Walking Street involving Chinese nationals

2. Pattaya police crackdown on alleged transgender sex workers

The crackdown was propelled by a rash of petty crimes against foreign tourists allegedly committed by transgender people.

Pattaya police crack down on alleged transgender sex workers

3. Dozens of Pattaya Bolt drivers arrested for not having public transport driving licenses

Many of our readers stated that this caused delays in getting transportation.

Dozens of Pattaya Bolt drivers arrested for not having public transport driving licenses

4. Pattaya City officials say Fireworks Festival drew 400,000 visitors, and promise to resolve crowd issues for future events like New Year’s Countdown

They originally predicted only 100,000 visitors.

Pattaya City officials say Fireworks Festival drew 400,000 visitors, promise to resolve crowd issues for future events like New Year’s Countdown

5. Famous Thai singer Pearja sexually harassed by Pattaya motorcycle taxi rider, suspect arrested

The suspect was swiftly caught after the incident. He was in police custody to wait for legal action.

Famous Thai singer Pearja sexually harassed by Pattaya motorcycle taxi rider, suspect arrested

That’s it for this week. We hope the next week will bring you good news!

The Latest Local News Translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-two year old who currently lives and studies his last year of college in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.