Pattaya Tourist Police are tightening measurements to ensure 100 percent tourist safety.
After midnight today, (January 14th), a team of the Pattaya City Police and relevant officials were patrolling along the Pattaya Beach.
Lieutenant Colonel Ptchaya Kaewplueng told the Pattaya News that there were many crimes especially in terms of property being stolen from tourists. Many suspects are allegedly prostitutes and have damaged the city. Police are tightening measurements to prevent crimes like this.
The first measurement is to set up the Tourist Service and Help Center at the Pattaya Beach, which had been discontinued for several years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Officers are also patrolling on the beach and around local hotels.
The second measurement is to increase more lights in risky areas and replace broken lights as well as cut some tree branches. More CCTV cameras will be installed in risky areas too.
Officials from the Chonburi Social Development and Human Security also inspected homeless people on the beach and recorded them in their list. Most of the disabled people who are singing for money have personal ID cards for being disabled. Officials are allowing busking, or public singing for tips, but only in certain areas and must be Thai nationals.
However, Pattaya officials stated they did not find anyone who was likely to be a prostitute on Pattaya Beach, which led to many interesting comments on Thai social media.