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  • Pattaya gunman on the loose

    A Pattaya gunman is on the loose, according to a village chief in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district. The chief, 34 year old Chakkrit, had CCTV footage of an unidentified suspect driving by his house last night, and briefly stopping there to pull out a gun and fire it at the sky. Chakkrit says the suspect then immediately fled the…

  • Police crack down on Cambodian beggars with children in Pattaya

    Police are looking into the case of at least two alleged Cambodian beggars in Pattaya who reportedly used minors to solicit money from tourists, according to reports from concerned witnesses. Officers and officials searched a night venue in Chon Buri’s Nong Prue District and found a Cambodian woman with a boy there. The team also found many flowers which they…

  • Teen escapes house fire in Pattaya by climbing balcony

    A Pattaya teenager climbed down from his balcony to just barely escape a fire that broke out in his home in the early hours of Monday morning. The boy, 16 year old Poramet Soratavorn, sensed the smell of smoke when he was on the second floor of his house in Royal Park Village on Thepprasit Road. Poramet ran downstairs to find…

  • The return of the begpacker sparks online debate

    While the Covid-19 pandemic brought tourism to a screeching halt in Thailand much to the detriment of millions of people’s livelihood and the country’s economy, one thing that the majority of people did not seem to miss has now reared its ugly head again. Social media erupted over the return of the much-maligned begpacker trend as photos of one in…

  • New ferry cruise between Pattaya and Samui completes test run

    Last night, Samui Cruise hosted a launch party in Koh Samui after its test run for a new cruise ferry route between Koh Samui and Pattaya. The service is expected to launch later in the month though exact departure dates have not been set. The boat journey takes about 12 hours in each direction and is planned to depart at…

  • Man stabbed on Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach reportedly over noise dispute

    A man stabbed another man on Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach in the early hours of yesterday morning. Witnesses said the man stabbed the victim, 34 year old Narintorn, over a dispute about Narintorn talking too loudly. The witnesses said that Narintorn had been drinking on the beach when a man who had been sleeping in a tent walked out of the…

  • Golf tour operator donates to Pattaya Orphanage

    The golf tour operator Golfasian pitched in to help Pattaya children in need. Golfers in Thailand this week for Gulfasian’s Pattaya Men’s Open and other competitions have now donated 18,200 baht to the Pattaya Orphanage. The orphanage wrote on a news update on their website on September 7… “Representatives of Golfasian Co., Ltd., Bangkok, for supporting children at the Pattaya…

  • Upset Japanese man climbs up abandoned house in Pattaya

    A distressed Japanese man in Pattaya climbed onto the roof of an abandoned house on Thappraya Road after drinking heavily on Wednesday night. The man refused to talk to police at first, saying he only wanted to talk to the Japanese embassy. Pattaya Police spent an hour convincing the man to come down, as he sat there despite heavy rain.…

  • Another jerk steals donation money in Pattaya

    Another massive jerk stole donation money in Pattaya after a similar incident happened just last month. The latest thief broke into a woman’s room through her front window. The burglar stole 1,000 baht that the woman had planned to donate to a local temple. The victim said he also stole two amulets. The incident happened on Soi Krom Tan Man…

  • 2 baby elephants born at garden in Pattaya

    A botanical garden in Pattaya welcomed two adorable new members to its community on September 3. Two baby elephants were born at the Nongnooch Garden Pattaya, which currently cares for 57 elephants. The latest additions to Nongnooch’s elephant family are named Phang Wara Pim, and Phang Manoch. They are the first two calves of 2022. A monk blessed the little…

  • A week of no tap water leaves Pattaya’s bar owners suffering

    Bar owners in the renowned party hub of Pattaya say they have been suffering from a lack of tap water for more than one week. One young bar owner on Soi 7, 26 year old Sasiprap Sirisawat, said her water sometimes works but has a very weak flow. Sasiprap says she and other bar owners in the same area have…

  • Drunk Indian pays 200,000 baht to Thai woman he sexally assaulted in Pattaya

    An Indian man agreed to pay 200,000 baht to a Thai woman he sexually assaulted on Pattaya Walking Street yesterday morning. He said he only did it because he was drunk. Sandeep Madan allegedly squeezed the bottom of Nanthana Chaisaeng while she was standing on the street minding her own business at 3am yesterday. The 43 year old woman loudly…

  • Pattaya hotel employee seriously injured after falling down elevator shaft

    A South Pattaya hotel employee has been seriously injured after she fell down an elevator shaft last night. The hotel maid, 57 year old Daengtoi Makkhun, had been cleaning on the fourth floor of the Aya Boutique Hotel with another maid. She then tried to get to the first floor via a staff elevator that had manual doors, not automatic…

  • Deputy Mayor says Pattaya’s Walking Street makeover almost finished

    Following an inspection this week, Pattaya’s Deputy Mayor Manoch Nongyai has announced that the resurfacing of the city’s famous Walking Street is almost finished. Manoch, along with other authorities, inspected Walking Street on Wednesday. He said the resurfacing is about 95% complete, with only the street art left to complete. He added that advertising signs obstructing the street must be…

  • Several bars and nightclubs fail fire safety inspections in Pattaya, Thailand

    Authorities ramped up fire safety inspections at entertainment venues in Pattaya following the tragic Mountain B nightclub fire in Chon Buri’s Sattahip district last month. The tragedy claimed the lives of 22 people, 13 on the night of the fire and nine more who died in hospital in the weeks that followed. The tragedy would have been avoided if the…

  • Grass mower finds grenade at Pattaya reservoir

    A grass mower in Pattaya was in for a pretty big shock at work yesterday when he spotted a rocket-propelled grenade at the Mapprahan reservoir. Nong Prue Police arrived on the scene and sealed off the area. They then alerted the Explosive Ordnance Disposal to collect the bomb. Police are now investigating how the grenade got to the reservoir. It…

  • Two ladyboys allegedly rob Indian tourist who rejected their ‘services’ in Pattaya

    An Indian tourist was robbed of 12,000 baht cash and other assets last night on Pattaya’s infamous Walking Street in Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand. He claims that two ladyboys robbed him after he rejected their “services.” At 12.16am today, 33 year old Vishal Vajbhaw went to Pattaya City Police Station to request the police’s help in tracking down the…

  • VIDEO: Pattaya restaurant explosion believed to have been caused by gas leak

    A huge explosion that gutted three restaurants in Pattaya yesterday is believed to have been caused by a gas leak in a BBQ restaurant called Jar Jar. A 29 year old Laotian worker was seriously injured with burns in the explosion, which occurred in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district. The worker was found buried under the rubble and rushed to…

  • New direct bus from Don Mueang Airport to Pattaya

    Budget punters rejoice – a new shuttle bus will now whisk people directly from Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok’s low-cost secondary airport, to the tourism and nightlife hub of Pattaya. The shuttle started trial runs earlier this month and, if successful, may usher in a chain of other convenience bus options from the popular airport, according to the Don Mueang…

  • New rules drafted for Pattaya’s sea-walking tourists

    Pattaya has drafted some new rules this week for ‘sea-walker’ tourists, a.k.a divers to protect its coral reefs. If the rules take effect, there will be codified underwater zones where divers can walk. These zones should have no coral, if possible. If it’s not possible to create entire zones with no coral, then divers won’t be allowed to come within…

  • Jerk steals donation money from Pattaya noodle restaurant

    A massive jerk has snatched money off of a donation tree at a Pattaya noodle restaurant this week. CCTV caught the thief breaking through a thin wall of the restaurant on Monday night, before grabbing the cash from the donation tree worth 2,000 baht. The suspect wore shorts and a t-shirt. The disheartened restaurant owner, 36 year old Chotika Chantakot,…

  • Last weekend of Pattaya Music Festival starts tonight

    Tonight and tomorrow night (Friday and Saturday) are your last chances to experience the Pattaya Music Festival if you haven’t already! For the next two nights, the festival will go out with a bang on Pattaya Central Beach, and Koh Larn. Tonight there will be performances on Central Beach by pop-rock artists and bands Polycat, Tattoo Colour, Getsunova, and Cocktail.…