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 January 2022, from Sunday, December 22nd, 2022 to Saturday, January 28th, 2022.
1. Thai doctor tragically killed in fatal crosswalk crash
A young Thai female doctor was tragically killed after being hit by a big bike, driven by a police officer, while walking across a crosswalk in front of the Bhumirajanagarindra Kidney Institute Hospital on Phya Thai Road in Bangkok on Friday, January 21st.
2. Chonburi authorities approve drinking hour extensions at qualified eateries to 11:00 PM
Chonburi and another seven tourist pilot provinces have approved the extension of drinking hours at qualified eateries from 9:00 PM. to 11:00 PM., effective this Monday, January 24th.
3. 32 public toilets at Bali Hai Pier to be ready by April, says Pattaya Deputy Mayor
This is STILL not done.
4. Thailand and Saudi Arabia agree to restore diplomatic relationship
Thailand and Saudi Arabia mutually agreed to restore a diplomatic relationship and begin a new era of bilateral relations, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Ch stated in an official announcement after a courtesy call to His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia.
5. Elderly foreign ex-pat dies while getting a massage at a massage shop in Pattaya
An elderly foreign ex-pat died at a massage shop in Banglamung late this afternoon in the middle of a massage.
Have a safe week!