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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...
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...

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,...
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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 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...
People queue for food handouts on Loi Kroh Road in Chiang Mai Sept. 7. (Photo: Mark Ellery/Facebook)

Hunger Stalks Thailand’s Poor, Unemployed Amid Covid-19 Recession

Judging by the blocks-long lines of people seeking food handouts nearly every day in Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai, it would be easy to...
A distressed 15-year-old boy attempts suicide from Pattaya pedestrian bridge on Tuesday.

Thailand’s Failed Mental-Health System Lets Pattaya Boy Try 2nd Suicide in 8 Days

Dismissive police, untrained volunteers too often send suicidal Thais home while hospitals refuse to admit.
Thonpat Onlamai, 41, is inspiring both shrieks and laughs from Grab Food customers by donning a “Predator” mask when he makes deliveries.

Pattaya Grab Food Driver’s ‘Predator’ Mask Inspires Shrieks, Laughs … & Tips

A Pattaya food deliveryman has found a unique way to generate tips: Showing up at people’s doors wearing an alien mask. Thonpat Onlamai, 41, is...
Monsters Aquarium Pattaya owner Chonkhai Anumas speaks to the media Monday.

Raided Monsters Aquarium to Reopen as Free Pattaya ‘Learning Center’

Pattaya’s Monsters Aquarium will reopen as a free “learning center” after being shutdown last week for running an unlicensed zoo. Owner Chonkhai Anumas said Monday...
Noochan Malaikham, 73, refuses help from social workers in Pattaya.

Toeless Pattaya Grandma Tells Social Workers to Bugger Off

Beggar who cut off toes in diabetic pain refuses to go to homeless shelter
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Old Pattaya Beggar Cuts Off Own Toes to Relieve ‘Unbearable’ Gangrene

An elderly Pattaya beggar whose gangrened feet drove her mad cut off her own toes to relieve the pain Saturday night. A bloodied and crying...
Chonburi health inspectors and Region 2 police catalog drugs seized at a Pattaya pharmacy.

Russian Busted for Online ‘Drug Dealing’ in Pattaya

Eastern region police arrested a Russian man who allegedly operated a mail-order drugstore out of his closed Pattaya pharmacy. Kirll Tarasov, 46, was captured leaving...
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-Maptaphut Motorway Opens More Tourism Destinations, Attractions in Eastern Thailand

A 32-kilommeter motorway opened last week in Thailand’s rapidly developing Eastern Economic Corridor will significantly enhance access to a broad range of new destinations...
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