WATCH: Fire Destroys Indian Nightclub on Pattaya Walking Street

A ferocious fire destroyed an Indian nightclub on Pattaya’s Walking Street, injuring no one, but taking 10 fire companies to extinguish. Flames broke out at...
A colorful gate to a desolute Walking Street. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

CCSA to Decide Friday if Pattaya Can ‘Move On’ with Oct....

Thailand’s coronavirus task force on Friday will decide if Pattaya can “move on” and welcome fully vaccinated foreign tourists on Oct. 1. The Center for...
Firefighters bring German expat Benhard Hemker out of his burning Pattaya house after he stabbed and slashed himself. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

German Torches House, Slits Own Throat in Pattaya

A German expat in Pattaya set fire fire to his house before stabbing himself and slitting his throat. Police and officers from the Chonburi Home...

Pattaya, Bangkok Elections Postponed Indefinitely By Prayut to Keep...

Proving that the former military junta leader who put Bangkok and Pattaya’s mayors in office isn’t ready to let his men go, the Cabinet...
Pattaya transgender women take bakery classes to learn a new occupation during the coronavirus shutdown. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

Pattaya’s Ladyboys Learn to Stay Home, Bake Cookies

Pattaya’s ladyboys are learning how to stay home and bake cookies. The Sisters Foundation launched its second round of vocational training courses for LGBTQ people...
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Anti-Prayut ‘Carmob’ Rolls from Pattaya to Sattahip Naval Base

Pattaya activists launched their fourth anti-government “carmob’ demonstration, rolling a loud demonstration from the Dolphin Roundabout to the Sattahip Naval Base Sept. 5. The rolling...
Thailand Protest Democracy Voters Anti-Government Demonstration Prayut

Bangkok, Pattaya to Hold 1st Local Elections in 8+ Years...

Stuck with junta-appointed mayors, councils since 2016, voters finally can exercise democratic rights in city/SAO polls
Not learning from last year's mistake, Koh Larn again will close itself off from the world tomorrow. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

No Vax, No Test Needed When Pattaya’s Koh Larn Reopens Wed.

Koh Larn reopens again Wednesday but will not require visitors to be vaccinated or tested for Covid-19. The island closed for the third time since...
Thailand Medical Hazardous Waste Bins Red Bags Covid-19

Pattaya Drowning in ‘Hazardous’ Trash From Covid-19 Patients

With nearly 20,000 Pattaya residents either in the hospital, ‘hospitels” or “home isolation”, the city’s hazardous waste problem is growing faster than coronavirus cases. Deputy...
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Pattaya Starts Self-Funded Sinopharm Jabs Aug. 30

Pattaya plans to begin vaccinating 30,000 residents against Covid-19 with a Chinese-made vaccine the city bought because the central government wouldn’t send enough doses. Pattaya...
Suthep Petchkla, 36, said some of the few mahouts still living at a Najomtien elephant camp are using Facebook and YouTube to broadcast live video of the jumbos and asking viewers to pay 50 baht for baskets of food for the animals.
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Pattaya Mahouts Livestream Elephants to Feed Hungry Jumbos

Not as sexy as Soi 6 bargirls shaking their asses for lady drinks, YouTube videos plead for 50-baht donations for baskets of elephant food.

Stop Moaning About Pattaya Beach Trees: They’re Not Special & Project...

Critics have short memories: Trees are replaced regularly. And while it looks bad, the project must start now, or leave Pattaya Beach uncompetitive for years.
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Pattaya Beach Revamp Stopped by Protests Over Timing, Trees

Pattaya’s latest beach facelift project stopped a day after it began when a group of influential Thais protested the cutting of trees lining the...
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Pattaya Launches ฿166 Million, 2-Year Beach Facelift

Project to widen Beach Road, add underground restrooms, 700 parking spaces
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Pattaya City Council Collapsed After Chairman’s Unusual Push to OK Pricey...

Anan broke bylaws, set aside vote in push to spend ฿200 million on cameras instead of Covid-19 relief for hungry, unemployed public

Pattaya City Council Dissolved After Fight Over ฿200 Million CCTV Bid

Will elections be called to replaced panel appointed by junta?
Pattaya's already devastated Walking Street suffers another blow with the new year shutdown.

It’s Official: Pattaya Not Reopening Sept. 1; It Never Actually Was

For the few still holding out hope, it’s now official: Pattaya is not reopening to foreign tourists Sept. 1. In truth, it never was. No...
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Covid-19 Sinks Pattaya-Hua Hin Ferry

The Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry survived summer storms, pier renovations and mechanical issues, but Covid-19 finally sunk the service. Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome announced Aug. 10 that...
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Gov’t Planning Seawater Desalination Project for EEC

Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources has formed a technical team to study and develop a seawater desalination project for the Eastern Economic Corridor...
Nearly 2,500 Pattaya residents lined up under the hot sun at Bali Hai Pier Aug. 4 to receive a free meal in a city devastated by the coronavirus epidemic.

Pattaya Becomes ‘Heartbreak City’ as Thousands Left to Beg for Food

A sign at the intersection of Beach and Central roads once proclaimed Pattaya the “Extreme City”. Now it could be called “Heartbreak City”. How else to describe the rows of thousands of people, sitting under the hot sun on hot concrete at the South Pattaya jetty waiting for handouts of food they no longer can afford?
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Pattaya ‘Hospitel’ Caught Hiding Infectious Waste in Trash to Avoid High...

A Pattaya resort operating as a “hospital” was caught disguising infectious waste as ordinary garbage in an apparent attempt to avoid paying 16 times...
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Alms-Starved Thailand Temples Struggling to Keep Lights On

With monks refraining from collecting alms and Buddhist holiday events canceled, Thailand’s temples are having problems keeping the lights on. Sunthon Rattanapirom, dean of monks...
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Gov’t Sending Pattaya Paltry 50K Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Next Week

Thailand, Pattaya hit records for daily cases.
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With Covid-19 Cases Soaring, Pattaya Opens Another ‘Hospitel’

Pattaya has converted another closed hotel into a coronavirus field hospital as the number of cases in the city continues to soar.
Pattaya police early Sunday arrested 29 foreigners and Thai smoking shisha and playing pool at a bar claiming to be a restaurant on Soi 7.

11 Foreigners, 18 Thais Busted Drinking at ‘Closed’ Hookah Bar in...

Pattaya police early today raided an Indian pool bar, arresting 11 foreigners and 18 Thais for drinking and smoking shisha in violation of the...
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