Reader TalkBack Thailand: What post-covid changes, or lack of, in Pattaya most surprised you?


The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback a week later and pick a variety of diverse and interesting responses.

This week, we want to ask: 

What post-covid changes, or lack of, in Pattaya most surprised you?

Some context around this question:

Pattaya was basically shut for two and a half years to most international tourists due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related border restrictions. As a result, many people are returning now for the first time in almost three years and seeing what changes have taken place to Pattaya.

This question is mainly for visitors who forced by Covid had a long sabbatical from the city although expats or Thai nationals can certainly answer also. We want to hear your impressions and thoughts good or bad after years away or years of Covid related closures.

What do you think?

We look forward to hearing from you! Tell us on our social media channels, in the comments below, or if you prefer your comment to be private mail us at We will publish the results and select a variety of diverse responses early next week, as always!

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: