Thailand Time Machine: A look back at this week LAST year in top Thai news: After eight long months, alcohol sales ban at restaurants and nightlife venues lifted, 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 last week of November 2021/the first week of December 2021, from Sunday, November 28th, 2021 to Saturday, December 4th, 2021.

Let’s go…

1. The majority of Thai people never watch pornography and oppose legal pornography, NIDA Poll reports

Many readers criticized this poll.

Majority of Thai people never watch pornography and oppose legal pornography, NIDA Poll reports

2.  Entertainment venue in Banglamung was raided this morning for allegedly illegally selling alcoholic beverages, breaking Covid-19 rules

An entertainment venue in the Banglamung district was raided by officials in the early hours of this morning, November 28th, for allegedly illegally selling alcoholic beverages and violating the Chonburi Communicable Disease Control Act.

3. Pattaya City Mayor pushing to allow alcohol sales in restaurants and to reopen entertainment venues as a test zone in Pattaya after Fireworks Festival was a success

The Pattaya City Mayor, Sontaya Kunplome, said that he is pushing provincial and national government officials to allow alcohol sales in restaurants and for entertainment venues to legally reopen as a test area in Pattaya after the Pattaya Fireworks Festival has, according to him, succeeded with lots of tourists and few major problems.

A video update on the now nearly daily protests about the alcohol sales ban at businesses in Pattaya

Pattaya entertainment and tourism operators vow to keep pushing to allow alcohol sales at least at restaurants and hotels

4. Female Russian tourist seriously injured after being attacked and robbed at Bali Hai Pier in broad daylight, suspect arrested

A suspect who attacked and robbed a Russian tourist at the Bali Hai Pier, Pattaya on Sunday (November 28th) has been arrested.

5. Business operators rejoice after alcohol sales and drinks are allowed in qualified restaurants in Pattaya, what is the next step?

Business operators have rejoiced in Pattaya after alcohol sales and drinks were finally allowed in qualified restaurants yesterday, after an 8-month ban/prohibition due to Covid-19 regulations in Chonburi.

Pattaya and other Chonburi ‘Blue Zones’ officially allowed to sell alcohol in restaurants

That is it for this week, see you next week.

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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: