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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

Pattaya police early today raided an Indian pool bar, arresting 11 foreigners and 18 Thais for drinking and smoking shisha in violation of the...
Pattaya, along with Chonburi and four other provinces, is now under hard lockdown, with government permission required to leave the area.

After Waffling, Prayut Locks Down Pattaya, 5 Covid-19 ‘Red Zone’ Provinces

Non-essential interprovincial travel banned; Koh Si Chang closed, U-Tapao airport suspends commercial flights
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 Minister’s FB Post

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 Pal’s Pattaya Flat

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 So Last Year

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...
Samut Sakhon residents register for coronavirus tests.

Nearly Half of Thailand’s Provinces Now Reporting Covid-19 Cases

CCSA reports 81 new cases Friday, including 37 local transmissions
PATTAYA Countdown music festival canceled 2021 2020 covid coronavirus

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...
Long lines formed Sunday for free coronavirus tests in Samut Sakhon.

Bangkok Cancels New Year’s as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 688 in Samut Sakhon

Thailand’s public-health leaders are downplaying the risk of a coronavirus second wave, but Bangkok officials apparently don’t believe it, canceling all official New Year’s...
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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Yacht Tourists to Drop Anchor in Thailand This Month

Tourists will arrive on more than 10 luxury yachts as the government continues to ease disease-control measures for visitors arriving by sea. Deputy Immigration Bureau...
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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,...
Speedometer Stuck on 140 After Bodies Pulled from Pickup Near Pattaya-1

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 Near Pattaya

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 Imported Covid-19 Cases

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...
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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
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 with Sordid Past

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
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Pattaya’s Nong Nooch Goes Free for North, Bangkok ‘Burbs Residents

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden outside Pattaya is offering free admission to people from nine Upper Northeast provinces and 10 districts of Bangkok throughout October...