Thailand Time Machine: A look back at this week LAST year in top Thai news: Beloved baby elephant passes away, Covid raids continue, 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 final week of December 2021, from Sunday, December 26th, 2021 to Saturday, January 1st, 2022.

Let’s go:

1. UPDATE: More than 50 foreign and Thai victims hold rally, parade, and protest over the past holiday weekend regarding alleged bank staffer fraud case in Pattaya

More than 50 foreign and Thai victims gathered in Pattaya on Christmas Eve this past weekend (December 24th) regarding a case of a Pattaya area bank branch assistant manager causing them to lose significant amounts of money due to alleged fraud and scams.

Video: More than 50 victims hold rally, parade, and protest over the past holiday weekend regarding alleged bank staffer fraud case in Pattaya

2. Art Gallery & Cafe in Jomtien was raided over the holiday weekend for allegedly holding a late-night Christmas party, acting as an entertainment venue.

An art gallery and cafe in the Banglamung district was raided shortly after midnight yesterday, December 26th, after reportedly organizing a late-night Christmas party with more than 100 customers and basically being an entertainment venue, violating the orders of the Provincial Communicable Disease Committee.

Art Gallery & Cafe in Jomtien raided over the holiday weekend for allegedly holding a late-night Christmas party, acting as an entertainment venue

3. 42 people arrested at allegedly illegal casino during police raid in Pattaya

Pattaya Police raided an illegal casino inside a hotel in Central Pattaya on Tuesday night (December 28th) in which 42 people were arrested.

A team from the Pattaya City Police led by Pattaya Police Chief Colonel Kunlachart Kunlachai raided the illegal gambling den at 8:30 P.M. at a contemporary hotel in Pattaya not far from Third Road and the Pattaya Driving Range. The name of the hotel was initially officially withheld by authorities pending further investigation and court proceedings.

42 people arrested at allegedly illegal casino during police raid in Pattaya

4.  Zipline launched on Koh Larn in Pattaya

Koh Larn –

A brand new zipline is being launched on Koh Larn near the Nual Beach.

Mr. Chalee Baopimpa, the owner of the Zipline on Koh Larn at Nual Beach, has recently launched the adventure zip line on Koh Larn along a 780-meter route.

Zipline launched on Koh Larn in Pattaya

5. Rest in peace to Nong Fah Sai, Pattaya’s beloved injured baby elephant

An injured wild baby elephant, shot multiple times by suspected illegal poachers in Chanthaburi and caught in a trap, who had won many readers’ hearts in Pattaya due to regular news coverage of her recovery at Nong Nooch Gardens in recent weeks, named Nong Fah Sai (Clear Sky in Thai), tragically passed away on December 30th after succumbing to complications from her previous injuries.

Rest in peace to Nong Fah Sai, Pattaya’s beloved injured baby elephant

That is all for this week, have a safe week ahead.

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/