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Chinese businessmen hand out food in Pattaya

Tanutam Thawan

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Chinese businessmen are helping to feed people in Pattaya after handing out over 1,000 meals to the needy last night. The handouts occurred near Third Road with Pattaya City Police nearby to help ensure social distancing and other safety measures.

Hundreds of locals were seen queing for the event well before it was scheduled to start, indicating the increasing need for aid. As Pattaya is part of Chon Buri province, an area that has been indicated as “highly controlled” due to the second wave of Covid-19 that hit Thailand in the past couple of months.

That wave, sent businesses and venues into shutdown, with many struggling to survive. But recently, Pattaya has recorded only 1 new case of the virus in the past 4 days, and only single digit cases in the past week. Local businesses are hoping this decrease in virus numbers will help speed up the reopening of businesses.

Although many venues can stay open, such as restaurants, their opening hours are restricted as well as seeing hardly any customers due to the travel restrictions in the province, which requires permission from a district official in writing in order to enter or leave.

Previously, Pattaya was relying on domestic tourism to keep it afloat after Thailand placed measures that essentially stopped foreign tourists from arriving. Now, many hotels in Pattaya are struggling to keep their staff and have resorted to selling their restaurants’ food on the streets or offering delivery in an attempt to support their remaining staff.

Despite multiple requests for the government to force businesses to shutdown, which would put many formal workers at hotels on social security, it has been denied. Chonburi Public Health Officials say they will be reviewing the strict measures at the end of the month, but warn it isn’t a promise of allowing businesses to reopen.

Despite the area restricting tourism, Pattaya city officials have announced they will spend funds to clean up the Walking Street and decorate the streets for Chinese New Year on February 12.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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18 Comments

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    gosport

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Great

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      J West

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 12:20 pm

      Agreed, but short term. Perhaps the government could step in and help the impoverished by adding a bus ticket home. There’s no hope for these thousands of destitute people if they stay in Pattaya now that the sex industry is dead.

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        Gosport

        Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:55 pm

        Tourism industry must be hit hard to change people’s mind to know that money comes easy, goes easy.

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    Zacma

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:22 am

    See both the side for story. Indian business man giving food and help starting for covid pandemic and not news post now also India give made in India vaccine to all neighbour’s countries and this vaccine 100% safe for side affects but no news post. Only one business man help then news flash. Think about Tibet, China slowly slowly cover all Tibet land so be care full. If China help their have some resion behind it but if Indian no any resion

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      Issan John

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      Actually, Zacma, the news that India has given tens of thousands of doses of Covaxin to its neighbours has been widely reported in the media, but not so much because of any generosity but because of the controversy as Covaxin has only been approved for clinical trials, so these are free Phase Three Trials – not a “gift” of an approved vaccine.

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      Gosport

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:52 pm

      This is Thailand, news about Thailand. no news about India is acceptable. I doubt India has vaccine available.

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    Dirty farang

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Many Western restaurants have been giving away food for free for a year now. But of course in Thailand, only the Chinese are good.Farangs just dirty invaders
    We never forget it.

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      Michael

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      Do you really have to be so negative?

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      Gosport

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      Many? how many? appreciate any effort to revive local communities

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      daniel wom

      Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      correct. what if we stop handing out lifebags to thousands of thai people, monthly? we could just stop it and say: no, if all our effort will get honored to chinese people, we have to stop it. next time you stay hungry, go to your chinese friend and ask for food.
      thats annoying af.
      sure, we will repeat as long as we can, but to know, that chinese people will get all honors for that, its not ok. we dont want any honor, but stop praising the wrong people for actions of others. wtf.

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    Issan John

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    It’d be VERY interesting to know why the Pattaya News thinks these are “Chinese businessmen” since they were anonymous!

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    James Pate

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    How gracious of these bat-eating bastards who started this shitshow.

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      Mr cynic

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:57 pm

      Indeed,a poisoned chalice perhaps?

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      Bill

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      Rumor has it if you eat a animal you will then possess it’s certain type of animalistic strength. I ate a honey badger the other day and added 5lbs to my bench press. It works!!!

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        Toby Andrews

        Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm

        The more you weigh, the more you can bench press.
        You just put on weight Bill.
        .
        lol

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        lol

        Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:01 pm

        if i eat an ant, i can luft a truck with 1 finger?

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    daniel wom

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    We do this every month, sometimes twice, since april 2020 in phuket. nobody bets an eye.
    but if a chinese businessman hand out a few lifebags, its the story of the year?
    here you see phukets handouts: https://wom87.de/wir-helfen-menschen-in-not/

    but yes, its good that also some other people do the same. thank you, anonymous businessman

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    daniel

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    thaiger deletes my comments because i dont praise chinese people, for doing 1 time a handout, while hundrets of western farangs handout lifbags since april 2020 and fed 100.000+ hungry thai people.
    nice move. lets rename it to chineger. you lost a few readers by that.
    and maybe we stop giving out lifebags, as allways only chinese people are getting honored for our actions.
    ive seen lots of farangs giving out food. but never a chinese guy.
    thats fakenews for getting better reputation of the chinese community. nothing else

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