Bali Hai pier

  • Thailand News

    Pier pressure: Pattaya’s iconic sign vandalised, community shocked

    In a shocking act of vandalism, Pattaya City’s cherished landmark, the PATTAYA CITY sign at Bali Hai Pier, has been defaced, leaving the community reeling. The iconic sign, once a proud emblem of Pattaya’s vibrant identity, now stands marred by thoughtless spray paint, a glaring symbol of disrespect. This landmark, adored by locals and tourists alike, represents more than just…

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    Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier project disaster

    Initiated with grand aspirations back in November 2017, the Bali Hai Pier project was supposed to breathe new life into Pattaya’s tourism scene. With a whopping budget of 95 million baht approved by the city council, hopes were sky-high. Plans boasted extensive renovations and lush landscaping, including the show-stopping Dancing Fountain Plaza destined to dazzle tourists. Fast forward to today,…

  • Pattaya News

    Vendors’ dispute escalates to violence at Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier

    A violent altercation erupted among vendors at the Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya yesterday morning, leaving four people wounded, one in grave condition. The dispute, which escalated to include the use of a knife, took place in the parking area of the pier in South Pattaya around 9.30am, yesterday, April 17. Rescue personnel were swiftly on the scene following reports…

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    Bali Hai Pier roof construction to be completed before Songkran

    Ensuring the safety and comfort of locals and tourists, Pattaya Deputy Mayor Manoch Nongyai has pledged to complete the roof construction at Bali Hai Pier before the Songkran festival. Manoch, along with city council members, personally inspected the ongoing project at the pier on Tuesday, March 19. The construction project at Bali Hai Pier entails two fundamental components. One is…

  • Pattaya News

    Brawl over boat pricing to Koh Larn erupts at Laem Bali Hai pier

    Tourists were left in shock as a group of people herding guests aboard a boat to Koh Larn erupted into a brawl over pricing at the Laem Bali Hai pier in Chon Buri province. The video clip of the incident, which transpired yesterday, was released a day later and showed the two groups engaged in a heated and violent confrontation.…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya mayor unveils concept art for revamped and covered Bali Hai Pier

    Pattaya Mayor Poramese Ngampiches unveiled concept art yesterday for a revamped and covered Bali Hai Pier. The need for improvement has been a topic of discussion for quite some time, with numerous complaints from tourists, both local and international, about the lack of shade and protection from rain at the pier. Travellers use the pier to access various islands around…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya looks to allocate 30 million baht to Bali Hai Pier repair and upgrade

    Pattaya is looking to allocate 30 million baht for the repair and upgrade of the popular Bali Hai Pier. Pattaya Mayor Poramet Ngampichet announced on May 3 that the Bali Hai bridge, which connects the pier to the mainland, was deteriorating and required repair work to its foundations. The last significant maintenance performed on the bridge was back in 2015,…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya dwellers want public restrooms built faster at pier

    Pattaya dwellers want public restrooms at one pier to be built faster. Construction on the restrooms at the Bali Hai Pier has reportedly stalled. The restrooms were supposed to be built on June 14, 2021, after the construction began in December 2020. The budget for the project had been 3.88 million baht, according to local media. But the 32 restrooms…

  • Thailand News

    Tourists complain of more scams at a free public carpark at Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier

    Residents and Thai tourists are again complaining to Pattaya authorities saying that they were charged a parking fee at a ‘free’ public carpark at the Bali Hai Pier. The residents report there was a group of people around the carpark and demanding a fee of 300 baht per day from the drivers. Many tourists, both Thais and foreigners, weren’t aware…

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    32 public toilets at Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya will be ready by this April

    The Deputy City Mayor of Pattaya told Thai media that 32 public toilets at Bali Hai Pier will be finished and ready to use by April, admitting that construction for the 5 million baht restroom project had fallen a bit behind schedule. Deputy mayor Pattana Boonsawat told Thai media that the construction of the toilets fell behind schedule due to…

  • Pattaya News

    Immune to penalty, police raid Sky Mountain restaurant a 6th time

    They say no good deed goes unpunished, but in the case of Sky Mountain Restaurant in Pattaya, no unpunished deed goes unrepeated. The restaurant has been raided by police a sixth time for acting as a bar and nightclub and illegally selling alcohol in violation of Covid-19 restrictions, though it has not seen any penalty yet and continues to operate…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya restaurant raided a fifth time for Covid-19 violations

    Seemingly unfazed by an apparent complete lack of any punishment the first 4 times, a Pattaya restaurant has been raided a fifth time for violating Covid-19 restrictions. The restaurant, Sky Mountain, has been busted 4 times previously for operating as a bar, selling alcohol and opening without proper permitting, but has faced little repercussions for their disregard for the regulations…

  • Pattaya News

    “Free parking” signs placed at Pattaya pier after complaints of scammers

    After numerous complaints that people were soliciting money for parking spaces at Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier, some reportedly asking for up to 500 baht, city officials have installed signs announcing that parking is free and to report if they are being charged for a space. The Pattaya News has reported that the free spaces are located at the blue field…

  • Pattaya News

    Man almost drowns looking for shells, suffers serious injuries

    Yesterday afternoon, a man required medical attention after nearly drowning and suffering serious injuries after his search for shells went awry. He had been looking for shells near the Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya, a city on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The (name withheld) 60 year old man, was found lying unconscious on the beach when…

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    Tourists sent back to Pattaya as Koh Lan goes into lockdown

    Tourists vacationing on Koh Lan were sent back to the mainland today as the island, just off Pattaya, goes into lockdown. The local community, including business owners and residents, decided to impose lockdown measures starting tomorrow until January 20, according to the secretary of the island’s community Sorasak Thongbongpetch. Around 100 tourists were ordered to leave the island and asked…

  • Pattaya News

    City officials plan to demolish abandoned Pattaya condo project

    After years of talks, threats, and complaints, the abandoned Waterfront condo development at Pattaya’s Bali Hai pier looks set to be demolished. The Waterfront Suites and Residence is a half-finished condo project that was stalled in 2014 after safety inspectors discovered that the building’s fire escapes and elevator systems designs varied from the already approved construction designs. Read an earlier…