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Tourists wait to board the Koh Chang ferry on Saturday

Spurred by Discounts, Thais Flock to Resort Islands for Holiday Weekend

Spurred by big discounts, Thai tourists flocked to beaches and islands on the first holiday weekend under the government’s tourism-subsidy program, with hotels throughout...
Pattaya Grandma 100 Years Old Gets Help

Pattaya’s 100-Year-Old Granny Gets Her Wheelchair

Pattaya’s century-old granny finally has her wheelchair. Sopin Rodhom, whose story of watching a century of unimaginable change go by from a wood-and-tin shack in...
Pattaya Monorail Train Thailand

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...

A Century Old, Pattaya Grandma Spared Living Out Final Days in a Pattaya Shack...

Part of Thailand's 0.01%, Sopin has witnessed Siam transform from absolute monarchy to Axis ally to coup-plagued Thailand republic
Pattaya mahout wins 12 million baht in lottery thailand

Pattaya Elephant Tenders Wins B12 Million in Thai Lottery

A Pattaya elephant mahout who bought lottery tickets hoping to win a few peanuts instead got 12 million of them when he won first...
Pattaya Sawang Boriboon School Closed Dengue

Major Dengue Outbreak Closes Pattaya School

A dozen cases of mosquito-carried diseases – not Covid-19 panic – have closed Pattaya’s Sawang Boriboon Wittaya School until Monday. Principal Arunrat Sawadchutitrakul told the...
Pattaya Darkside Beer Bars Coronavirus Crackdown 3

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...
Ramayana Water Park Thailand Pattaya

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

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...
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.
Walking Street Pattaya Candy Shop Band Thailand

Pattaya Already Partying Past Legal Hours Despite Police Inspection

Pattaya police “inspections” always have been more for the cameras than real effect, fact much in evidence Saturday night as top brass confirmed that...
Fire destroys Pattaya tourist attraction Baan Sukhawadee House

Inferno Destroys Embattled Pattaya Tourist Attraction Baan Sukhawadee

An inferno sparked by an electrical short destroyed major section of Pattaya’s Baan Sukhawadee, a tourist attraction that had been threatened with demolition after...
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’...
Pattaya Music Festival 2020 Postponed Covd Coronavirus

Pattaya Music Festival 2020, International Fireworks Competition Tentatively Set for Year-End

Despite the obstacles posed by the coronavirus and social-distancing needs, Pattaya plans to somehow host its annual music festival and International Fireworks Competition this...
Pattaya Beach Closed Sign Thailand

Fences, Tape Could Return to Pattaya Beaches to Limit, Register Users

The shoreline is too open, local officials warned, making it impossible to track any Covid-19 cases
Pattaya Walking Street Thailand Nightlife Go-Go Bars

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
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.
Pattaya Beach Sign Thailand

Pattaya Beaches, Koh Larn to Reopen June 1

Pattaya beaches and Koh Larn will reopen Monday as part the third phase of reopening Thailand’s economy.
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