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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
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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50 Held in Pattaya Lesbian Bar Raid

More than 50 people were detained when Pattaya-area officials raided a lesbian bar open long after hours and flouting disease-control regulations. Banglamung District Chief Amnart...
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
A North Pattaya warehouse is destroyed by fire early Tuesday.

Pattaya Hotel Gutted, Warehouse Razed in 2 Overnight Fires

(Updated 9:30 a.m.) – Damage is estimated at more than 100 million baht after two separate fires swept through a Pattaya hotel and a...
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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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...
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Bolstered by Pandemic, Pattaya Looks Again to Cleanse Walking Street

For 25 years, Sin City has flirted with demolishing seedy bars, but well-connected property owners have scuttled family-friendly plans
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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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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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Pattaya Now Home to 4,000 AIDS Patients

92% of area's HIV-infected haven't registered with local government
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 Rayong public-health workers sprays disinfectant on city streets Monday night.

Short-Term Visits Halted, Egyptians Banned Following Foreign-Visit Snafus

Harsh blowback to force foreign diplomats to enter state quarantine after hundreds potentially exposed to coronavirus following Thai government lapses.
Oersted Meyer Jensen, who went by the alias John Finn, was captured in a Jan. 22 sting operation at a Starbucks coffee shop at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya by Provincial Police Region 2 and officers from Nong Mak Fai in Sa Kaeo.

Danish Expat Nabbed in Pattaya, Accused of Dealing Drugs for 7...

Regional police arrested a Danish man who allegedly has been selling drugs in Pattaya for a half-dozen years and buying property in the city...
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...
A Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation medic carries the lifeless body of the 19-month-old toddler killed allegedly by her mohter in Pattaya Sunday.

Pattaya Russian Held for Killing Toddler Daughter in Drug-Fueled Murder-Suicide Bid

Mother blames "husband" but was said to live alone with child.
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‘Crazy Naked Man’ Is Back at Bangsaen Beach

“Crazy Naked Man” is making a nuisance of himself on Bangsaen Beach, as police can’t keep him away from the sand nor keep his...
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Pattaya Monorail Won’t Be Complete Until 2036 … If Ever

Pattaya won’t see a working light-rail train system until at least 2026, if ever. First proposed in 2008 by former mayor – and now culture...
Ko Chan police interview the fiancee of a would-be groom who shot himself in Chonburi.

Wedding Turns Funeral After Chonburi Groom-to-Be Shoots Self Dead

Plans for a Chonburi wedding became funeral arrangements after the would-be groom killed himself after a fight with the bride-to-be. Sawanghet Phanat Nikhom medics and...
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...
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2 New Coronavirus Clusters Erupt in Rayong, Krabi

At least 46 infected among big bikers meetup, gamblers group
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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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...
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Pattaya ‘Darkside’ Bars Get Slapped for Ignoring Social Distancing Rules

Pattaya officials issued warnings to Pattaya beer bars found already to be violating disease-control restrictions just 10 days after being allowed to reopen. Deputy District...
Chonburi Pattaya Motorcycle Crash Car Sliced in Half

Car Sliced in Half, Killing Chonburi Motorcyclist

A Chonburi old woman was killed her motorbike was struck by a car moving so quickly it was cut in two by the impact. Suphattra...
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