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Pattaya tour group businesses shutting up shop for a month

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PHOTO: Pattaya boat trips have been badly affected - 77kaoded.com
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Tourism businesses in Pattaya, that cater specifically to the Chinese market and tour groups, are preparing to shut down for a full month. Despite technically being the high season for tourism, and the middle of the Chinese New Year annual holidays, the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak has already had a profound impact. The Chinese tourists who managed to get to Thailand for their annual break have already gone home, according to 77koaded.

With travel bans on tour groups announced and enforced by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in China, boat restaurants, regular restaurants and shows that cater to the Chinese say their businesses have been affected so badly, they’re closing shop until at least the end of February.

77koaded report that just a few Europeans were left on ten restaurant boats in Pattaya bay that are normally “heaving” at this time of the year.

SOURCE: 77kaoded

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Korean tourist allegedly attacked in Pattaya after refusing to give money to a Thai woman

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UPDATE: The Pattaya News now reports that the suspects in the case have apologised and the matter has been settled amicably.
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PHOTO: The Pattaya News

ORIGINAL STORY: A Korean man was allegedly attacked by a group of Thais after refusing to give money to a woman he met at a beer bar in Pattaya. 57 year old Sung Ho Im filed a report with the Bang Lamung Police in the early hours of this morning.

He told police that he had met the woman at a beer bar earlier in the evening. They were drinking together at the bar before she agreed to go with him on his motorbike to “hang out” and they went to drink elsewhere, according to his report.

When she asked him to stop at a shop, he refused, then she wanted to leave and asked for money for her time away from work. Sung refused to give her any money saying he had no idea what the money was for and that she had never said she wanted to go shopping.

As the dispute became very vocal and was causing a public disturbance, two men on a motorbike stopped to ask what was wrong . After speaking with the woman they demanded Sung pay several thousand baht to the woman “to avoid a problem.”

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PHOTO: The Pattaya News

Sung said he had no money and refused again before the men hit him in the face many times.

The men and the woman then sped away together, Sung alleges. Police are hunting for suspects and reviewing CCTV in the area. They will also return to the beer bar where the woman works to speak with the owner.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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137 Thai evacuees head home after 14 day quarantine

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PHOTO: All aboard! Evacuees head home after their 14 days in quarantine - Thai PBS World

137 Thai evacuees, repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan on February 4, were given a warm farewell as they started on their journeys back home from the Royal Thai Navy’s Sattahip base, south of Pattaya this morning.

The Thai Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutaecha, Chon Buri governor Pakkarathorn Thienchai, naval officers and medical personnel sent the group on their way as they were transported in various buses back to connecting buses or airline services, or their home towns. Departure gifts were given to the group.

The 137 evacuees completed a 14 day mandatory quarantine period and underwent final medical checks yesterday before being allowed to return home today. The final evacuee, who was infected with the coronavirus and since recovered from the disease, will remain under observation at the Chon Buri provincial hospital.

Several of the evacuees were picked up by their families, while many others were taken to Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, or to bus terminals in Bangkok. The evacuees time at Sattahip, and their transport arrangements, were covered by the Royal Thai Navy.

After saying their goodbyes several evacuees expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the RTN officials with cards and hugs.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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Chon Buri police say illegal beauty clinics dumped dozens of syringes in canal

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PHOTO: Syringes after removal from a canal in Chon Buri's Samae San district - The Pattaya News

Police in Chon Buri province are investigating after dozens of needles and blood capsules were found yesterday in a canal in the Samae San area near Sattahip. The Chonburi Public Health Department and Provincial Health Administration confirms that none of the needles or capsules came from local hospitals, clinics or government organizations.

After investigating the needles and samples, officials say they’re from beauty clinics. It’s believed that most come from illegally licensed clinics.

Government organizations and Sattahip police are searching for the individual or individuals who dumped the items to determine exactly where they came from.

Chon Buri police say illegal beauty clinics dumped dozens of syringes in canal | News by The Thaiger

PHOTO: The Pattaya News

Provincial officials say the debris was removed from the canal after several hours of cleanup.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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