Kunplome family pick Poramet Ngampichet cheers on supporters in Pattaya Sunday night. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)

‘More of Same’ as Kunplome Pick Leads Pattaya Mayor Race

Pattaya is headed for four more years under the rule of the Kunplome clan after handpicked successor Poramet Ngampichet won the unofficial vote count. The...
Pattay Rape Suspect Released Russian Mabprachan Reservoir Jogger

Accused Pattaya Rapist Set Free Without Charge

A Pattaya-area man arrested for allegedly trying to rape a Russian jogger has been released without charge, at least for now. Kantheepob Thanachotsomboon, 37, was...
Kosol Chomchuen points out where he found the injured Russian woman outside Pattaya.

Pattaya Man Arrested for Attempted Rape of Russian Jogger

Pattaya-area police arrested a local man for allegedly trying to rape a Russian jogger at an area reservoir. The unidentified suspect was apprehended and reportedly...
Pattaya Teen Ripped Off for Phone with Laundry Soap

Teen Cellphone Lust, Acquiescing Parents Fat Targets for Online Fraudsters

Teenagers’ incessant lust for the newest mobile phones – and parents’ willingness to spoil their offspring – continues to open the door to fraudsters. This...
CCTV footage of the melee on Soi LK Metro in Pattaya April 13.

Sin City Returns to Form with 2 Attacks on Foreigners Outside...

The tourists are back in Pattaya and so are the attacks on them by thugs working for the city’s bars. On April 13 alone, an...
Drunk Benz DRiver Kills 3 Hurts 2 in Sattahip

Drunk Benz Driver Runs Checkpoint, Kills 3 Utility Workers

Three people were killed and two injured when a drunk Mercedes-Benz driver broke through a police checkpoint and plowed into a group of electrical...
Boy Child Sexual Abuse Molestation

7 More Boys Possibly Molested by Chonburi Coach Arrested for Raping...

Chonburi police say as many as 10 young boys may have been molested by a school coach arrested last week for allegedly raping three...
The body of James Edward Farmer, 80, was found lying on his bed March 27 in a hotel on Soi 13.

Only in Pattaya: Dead Yank with Bag on Head, Safe Open...

Pattaya police are saying an American man who died with a plastic bag over his head and his hotel room safe open died of...

Pattaya Elections: Sonthaya Won’t Run for Mayor as Big Names Queue...

Pattaya’s appointed mayor Sonthaya Kunplome will not stand for election, instead tapping a former MP to run in the May 22 poll against a...
Bangkok pattaya elections poll stations Thailand

On 8th Anniversary of Coup, Bangkok, Pattaya Finally Will Go to...

Bangkok and Pattaya voters will get to cast ballots for their local leaders for the first time nearly 10 years on May 22, the...
Progressive leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, Move Forward Party mayoral candidate Kittisak “Bob” Ninwattanatochai and city council candidates appear at a Monday news conference in Pattaya.

Pattaya Gets Chance to Oust Kunplomes in 1st City Elections in...

. Move Forward Party names lifetime Pattaya resident, banker as mayor candidate
Tourists Russians Beach Phi Phi KRabi Thailand

7,500 Russians, Ukranians Trapped in Thailand with No Cash, No Way...

Thousands of Russian tourists are stranded in Thailand after their country’s invasion of Ukraine triggered global economic sanctions, Russian diplomats say. There are about 6,500...
Oil SLick Containment Ships Boom Rayong Thailand SPRC Star Petroleum

Efforts Underway to Prevent Further Oil Leaks in Rayong

A troubled Rayong refiner was given permission Monday to seal a second leak in its underwater pipeline blamed for repeatedly fouling local beaches with...
Pattaya Prostitutes Hookers Beach Road Cococnut Bara

Pattaya Councilman Suggests Creating ‘Hooker Zone’

Prostitution long has been illegal in Thailand and, if you asked some senior government officials in recent years, it doesn’t exist at all in...
Oil SPill Rayong Thailand Beach Slick Star Petroleum

Oil Spill Makes Water Unsafe at 2 Rayong Sites

Rayong’s Pollution Control Center found contamination at two of six locations where its officials earlier collected seawater samples off Mae Ramphueng Beach in Muang...
A police diagram alleging Herve Christian Robert Leonard sitting at the center of a fraud racket.

Frenchman Held for ฿6.3 Million Pattaya Expat Scam

Police have arrested a Frenchman for allegedly swindling Pattaya expats out of 6.3 million baht. Herve Christian Robert Leonard, 59, was taken into custody Saturday...
Siriphan Lamyoong, an intensive care unit nurse at Banglamung Hospital, at the ATM where she used her dying patient's card.

Pattaya Nurse Steals Cash, ATM Card from Dying Patient

A nurse at a Pattaya hospital confessed to stealing cash and an ATM card from a dying man under her care. Siriphan Lamyoong, an intensive...
Rayong Oil SLick Spill Leak Star Petrolum Refining Thailand

Navy Racing to Contain 2nd Rayong Oil Spill

Just as a major oil leak was cleaned up, Rayong has been hit with a second spill blamed on the same refiner. The Pollution Control...
Ships lay booms to contain the remaining oil in Ao Prao Bay in Rayong.

Just 50 Meters of Oil Speckled Sand Prompts Cancellation of 4,000...

There has only been a smattering of oil on the beach in Koh Samet, but that didn’t stop Thais from canceling bookings for 4,000...

Rayong Oil Spill Cleanup Done, But Koh Samet Now Under Threat

The oil is gone from Rayong’s Mae Ram Phueng Beach but now idyllic Koh Samet is under threat. Natural Resources and Environment Varawut Silpa-archa said...
Officials observe the cleanup of the beach in Rayong. (Photo: Department of Marine and Coastal Resources)

Rayong Beach Declared Disaster Area as Pipeline Oil Spill Reaches Shore

. Spill a 'nail in the coffin' for tourism in pandemic-hit beach town
A satellite photo supplied by the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency showed the slick from a leaking underwater pipeline in Maptaput Bay covered 47 sq. kilometers, nine times bigger than Koh Samet.

Day After Claim Oil Spill Won’t Reach Shore, Rayong Hit With...

A day after officials promised that a massive oil spill in Rayong wouldn’t reach shore, the slick had grown to nine times the size...
Pattaya wants to make the beach a "sandbox" again. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Pattaya, Chiang Mai ‘Sandbox’, 9 p.m. Booze Cuttoff Up for CCSA...

Pattaya and Chiang Mai may again become tourist “sandboxes” Thursday when the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration considers relaxing coronavirus restrictions. In addition to restarting...
Pattaya Swimming Pool Bar Tavern Raid-1

Pattaya Swim Club Raided with 50 Farangs, Thais Packed in for...

Pattaya people arrested 50 foreigners and Thais packed in a small, air-conditioned swim club for creating the perfect venue for a Covid-19 superspreader event. Officers...
People line up for antigen tests outside Pattaya's Soi 6 bars.

Pattaya Outlaws Home ATKs to Enter ‘Restaurants’; Tests Must Be Taken...

. Police, raking it in on antigen tests, claim foreigners were 'faking' test results
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