A view of Pattaya from the city's Pratamnak Hill viewpoint. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Prayut Puts Kibosh on Hard Lockdown for 5 Provinces After Blowhard...

PM, CCSA, NNT all deny travel restrictions for Pattaya, Chonburi, Rayong and other provinces approved
Anon Phuakchaya, 27, lies dead in a Pattaya apartmetn after being stabbed in the chest by his jealous wife. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

Knife-Wielding Wife Kills Husband After Finding Him Dead Drunk in Gal...

An invidious Cambodian wife convinced her Thai husband was cheating stabbed him to death when she found him passed out in her best friend’s...
Not learning from last year's mistake, Koh Larn again will close itself off from the world tomorrow. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Koh Larn Closes Pattaya Island Again Despite Nearly Starving By Doing...

Despite nearly starving when they closed themselves off from the world last year, Koh Larn residents again are closing the Pattaya resort island, telling...
North Road in Pattaya on Saturday night at 10:15 p.m.

Pattaya, East Sealed Off for 28 Days Under Health Ministry Proposal

Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi residents would be blocked from leaving without gov't permission
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Pattaya Goes into Lockdown Following 108 New Chonburi Covid-19 Cases

Pattaya today went into lockdown following more than 100 new coronavirus cases in Chonburi, with all essential businesses closed and people urged to stay...
Chonburi Closes Bars Cockfighting Massage for Covid

Chonburi Follows Bangkok, Shuts High-Risk Entertainment Spots

Chonburi tonight followed Bangkok’s lead, limiting hours for the city’s tawdry nightlife sector and cockfighting and similar venues for a week over the new...
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Rayong Covid-19 Cases Soar to 85 as Thailand’s 2nd Wave Gains...

CCSA admits new outbreak more serious than spring, cases could reach 10,000
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2 New Coronavirus Clusters Erupt in Rayong, Krabi

At least 46 infected among big bikers meetup, gamblers group

Chonburi Records 1st Coronavirus Case in Van of Illegal Cambodians

Chonburi recorded its first coronavirus case since the Samut Sakhon seafood-market outbreak when police intercepted a van of illegal Cambodian migrant laborers, one of...
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Pattaya Countdown Canceled as Chonburi Bans Large Gatherings

Pattaya on Tuesday confirmed that a Chonburi provincial order banning all large public gathering in the eastern province had forced the cancelation of the...
Bancha Piempongsan, 61, went to police Dec. 4 to register his five winning lottery tickets with the number “100994” following the Dec. 1 draw.

Rayong Man Gets ฿30 Million ‘Gift From Beyond Grave’ in Lottery

On the day Bancha Piempongsan marked 100 days since his 94-year-old father died, he bought six lottery tickets with 94 as the last two...
Tawika Yuthiya , left is reunited with her daughter and mother in Pattaya. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

Mentally Impaired Pattaya Bargirl Rescued from ‘Boyfriend’ After Being Held 5...

A mentally impaired Chaiyaphum woman who never should have ended up in a Pattaya bar was rescued from a man who had convinced her...
The body of Yotin Kaewfainok, 39, lay in his driveway after being shot dead by a neighbor over his barking dog. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)

Chonburi Couple Shot Dead by Neighbor Over Barking Dogs

A Chonburi man enraged over his neighbors’ barking dogs shot both owners dead, police said. Jirat Wuthimananon, 49, was charged Wednesday with two homicide counts...
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WATCH: Russian’s Nose Bloodied After Sticking It Into Pattaya Democracy Protest

Days after a Frenchman was threatened with deportation for sticking his nose too far into Thai politics, a Russian in Pattaya got his protruding...
Veterinarians hired to treat an injured wild elephant blamed for killing two rubber tappers in Rayong in September ended up killing the animal by allegedly overdosing it with tranquilizers. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

Pattaya Vets Blamed for Killing Injured Elephant with Sedative Overdose

Veterinarians hired to treat an injured wild elephant blamed for killing two rubber tappers in Rayong in September ended up killing the animal by...
The body of Michael Giavasis, 25, is examined outside his Pattaya condo after he shot himself following a three-hour police standoff overnight Monday.

American Steals Gun, Shoots Up Pattaya Condo Before Killing Self

An American man is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot after stealing a handgun from a Chonburi shooting range and shooting twice at police. Michael Giavasis,...
A 52-year-old monk was trampled and gored to death by a wild elephant near his monastery in Chonburi in October 2020.

Monk Becomes Latest Victim of Deadly Elephant Attacks in Chonburi

Wild elephants have killed two people in the past week in Chonburi, most recently a monk collecting alms. The gored and trampled body of Suthem...
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Speedometer Stuck on 140 After Bodies Pulled from Pickup Near Pattaya

After Pattaya-area police freed the bodies trapped in the front of what was once a pickup truck, they took a look at the speedometer:...
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Biker, Pillion Pooch Crushed by Monster Truck After Falling Off Motorbike...

A biker trying to save man’s best friend ended up killing himself and his dog when they fell off his motorcycle and was run...
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Chonburi Angles for Cut of STV Pie as Thailand Reports More...

Thailand on Wednesday reported nine new coronavirus cases in state quarantine, raising its total cases to 3,709. The newly-confirmed cases arrived from the United Arab...
Pattaya saw a mirror protest to the larger one in Bangkok on Oct. 15. (Photo: Pattaya Mail with permission)

Political Protests Last Thing Battered Pattaya Locals Want to See

Pattaya’s hungry and unemployed still line up daily for food handouts. More businesses are closing by the week. The last thing many in the...
Thailand Sea Bridge Thai Hua Hin Pattaya Sattahip

Broke Thailand Mulls Spending Trillion Baht on Unneeded ‘Bridges to Nowhere’

Government doesn't have cash to pay for rail-crossing signals, but still wants to build sea & land bridges
Children playing outside bars filled with sex workers are not uncommon in Pattaya. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Pattaya Granddaughter Sold for Sex to Pay Gambling Debt Forces Reckoning...

Once common, practice of trafficking daughters into sex trade lingers among Thailand's poor

Photo View: Repairs Underway on Storm-Ravaged Pattaya Beaches

Repairs are underway on Pattaya’s beaches after the city was hit with some of the worst flooding of the rainy season over the weekend. Bulldozers...
Sirawit “Ja Niew” Serithiwat, center, and other members of the New Democracy Group leave the Pattaya Provincial Court following their acquittal. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

2 Years Later, Democracy Activists Acquitted for 2018 Pattaya Rally

Overshadowed by new student movement, Ja Niew's New Democracy Group had faced prison for anti-junta protest