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...
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...
Thailand Temple Chiang Mai Wat Buddha Buddhist Church

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...
Ramayana Water Park Thailand Pattaya

Pattaya Water Park Adds $2 Million Filter System to Protect Against...

Ramayana Water Park spent 60 million baht on a new water-filtration system to reassure customers they aren’t sliding into a pool of coronavirus. Spokesman Natthaphon...
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Pattaya’s Waterfront Suites White Elephant Tower Asks to Resume Construction

Demolition ordered year ago, to no result. So owner offers to trim 8 floors. City Hall just laughed
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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 Hits 70% Vaccination Target by Oct. 1, Still Isn’t Reopening

Sin City has until Nov. 1 to bring down stubbornly high new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations
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Girl, 8, Orphaned When Pickup Hits Motorbike Near Pattaya

An 8-year-old girl was orphaned when a pickup truck hit a motorbike outsie Pattaya, injuring her and killing her parents. None of the three people...
Bangsaen Beach Chonburi Pattaya Thailand

Bangsaen Reopens, Closes Again After Thais Swarm Beach

Bangsaen Beach reopened and was promptly shut again after Thais swarmed the Chonburi seafront, flouting health rules.
Monkeys ransacked a Pattaya fruit stall before being captured. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)

Marauding Monkeys Pillage Pattaya Market for Fruit

Taking cues from the marauding monkeys of Lopburi, a group of sweet-toothed macaques invaded a Pattaya market, pillaging carts and stalls for fresh fruit. The...
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5 Chonburi Mothers Broke, Busted After Chinese Surrogacy Ring Collapses Amid...

Five Chonburi women thought they’d hit th jackpot when they were offered 30,000-baht a month to be surrogate mothers for Chinese men. Then the...
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
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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...
Pattaya Slasher Robber Re-enactment

Ex-con Wanted for Slashing, Robbing Pattaya Grandma Captured in Rayong

An ex-con who allegedly slashed and stabbed an elderly grandmother before robbing her outside Pattaya is behind bars after being captured in Rayong. Somsak ‘Au’...
Grand Bella Hotel Pattaya Field Hospital Coronavirus

Pattaya hotel kickback-seekers won’t face criminal charges

Apparently, attempted extortion is just fine in Thailand as long as no one falls for it.
Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine

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...
Desalination Plant Thailand IEAT Industry Estate Rayong Eastern Economic Corridor EEC

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...
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.

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.
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...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Vaccination Vaccine Jab Shots Thailand Bangkok-2

Gov’t Sending Pattaya Paltry 50K Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Next Week

Thailand, Pattaya hit records for daily cases.
The Tiffany Show transgender cabaret in Pattaya.

Tiffany Show Pattaya, Chiang Mai Night Safari Among 185 Thailand Tourism...

The Tourism Authority of Thailand recognized 185 tourism enterprises that that upgraded the quality, professionalism and service standards of the travel and tourism industry. The...
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
Pattaya City Hall Thailand Chonburi

Pattaya City Council Reformed after Gov’t Fills 12 Vacant Seats

Pattaya has a working city council again. After initially refusing to appoint replacements for the 12 councilmen who resigned in recent years, the government acquiesced...

Pattaya Drive-By Underwear Thief Boosts Brassieres

Pattaya’s underwear thieves now aren’t even bothering to get off their motorbikes. CCTV cameras on Soi Kasetsin captured a panty prowler snatching several skivvies off...

Pattaya Music Festival Set for 4 Nov., Dec. Weekends

50 artists to play stages on Pattaya, Jomtien beaches; Naklua and Koh Larn
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