Pattaya City Orders One-Day Break for Beach Umbrella Rentals to Restore Local Environment

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Pattaya —

Pattaya City officials have ordered a one-day break for beach umbrella operators on Wednesday, June 12nd, to allow for extensive sand restoration and big cleaning efforts.

The Pattaya City Administration implemented this one-day break to restore the beach ecosystem following the influx of both domestic and international tourists. The idea originated with the City’s Sanitation Control Division and the Natural Resources and Environment Office.

A large team of city workers were dispatched to the beach to use a tractor to till and plow the beachfront, turning the sand over to restore its softness and eliminate any buried debris. The workers also removed litter, broken stones, and other trash, which could be done more conveniently due to the temporary suspension of umbrella and chair operations.

The city has tried sporadically having regular break days in the past to give the beach a more pristine and natural appearance but the idea hasn’t been popular with many vendors and indeed many tourists who like having the option of having umbrellas, seating, food, and drinks. As a result, these regular pause days hadn’t normally lasted very long.

This was a one day only pause day, however, for cleaning purposes, notes The Pattaya News. It also only seemed to be in effect on Pattaya Beach and not Jomtien or other local beaches.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.