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    Huay Yai locals stop cable thieves funding birthday bash and drugs

    In an unexpected turn of events in Huay Yai, Chon Buri, two thieves were apprehended in the act of stealing power cables by vigilant locals. One of the culprits confessed that the motive behind this crime was to fund his birthday celebration and substance abuse habits. The incident occurred in the early hours of yesterday, near Soi Khao Makok 10,…

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    Pattaya Airways unveils Thailand’s sole ATR 72-500 freighter

    Pattaya Airways has introduced its inaugural ATR 72-500 freighter, named Thanthima with the registration HS-PAW. Marking the beginning of a strategic expansion, this aircraft signals the start of a bold venture for Pattaya Airways, with plans to add a second ATR 72 to its arsenal by May. By year’s end, the airline aims to command a fleet of two ATR…

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    Wan Lai festival tarnished by rampant thefts in Pattaya

    The Wan Lai festival in Pattaya on April 19 was marred by a series of thefts that left attendees, including a 22 year old woman, distraught and bereft of their belongings. A recently surfaced video clip posted by the Facebook page Kratoey Review on April 23, shows the woman, Sujira, in tears after losing her brand new iPhone 14 to…

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    Motorbike and minivan collision injures three in Pattaya

    A collision between a motorbike and a minivan in Pattaya led to injuries for three people, including two young women and a blind individual. The incident occurred in the early hours of yesterday, April 22, at 2.36am, near Pattaya School 7 on the inbound lane heading towards Sattahip. The motorbike, a Honda Scoopy I model, was ridden by 18 year…

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    Pattaya panic: Grenade scare rattles resident

    Panic spread through the Pattaya community yesterday following the discovery of an M26 grenade and live ammunition concealed in a residential area. Local authorities, including the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, were quickly alerted and dispatched to secure the area and defuse the potential threat. The grenade, a lethal M26 fragmentation hand grenade, was found in pristine condition, tucked under…

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    Swiss expat critically injured in Pattaya scooter accident

    An unfortunate accident in Pattaya left a Swiss expat critically injured after a car collided with his three-wheeled electric scooter. The incident occurred as the 73 year old man was en route to buy some medicine. It also sparked a call for justice from his wife, who alleges that the driver of the other vehicle has refused to accept responsibility. The…

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    Pattaya taxi rider arrested for stealing from Chinese woman (video)

    Police arrested a motorcycle taxi rider at his rental house in Pattaya yesterday after he stole belongings worth more than 67,000 baht from a Chinese woman on April 18. A Chinese woman, accompanied by two friends, filed a complaint at Mueang Pattaya Police Station on April 18, stating that a Thai taxi rider stole her shoulder bag when she and…

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    Thai transwoman fined for assaulting foreigner in Pattaya (video)

    Police fined a Thai transwoman for physically assaulting a foreign man at a bar in Pattaya over a service fee dispute. A 33 year old Thai woman, Chomphu, who works in a Soi Bua Khao bar in Pattaya, filed a complaint against the transwoman at Mueang Pattaya Police Station. Chomphu reported that the Thai transwoman, later identified as 26 year…

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    Pattaya’s post-Songkran clean-up disposes 20 tonnes of trash

    Pattaya witnessed a massive clean-up operation after the Wan Lai Day festivities, a grand culmination of the Songkran celebrations, left behind a staggering 20 tonnes of garbage. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Manoch Nongyai took to the city’s streets on the morning of April 20 to personally inspect the aftermath and to extend support to the Pattaya City Environment Office workers tasked…

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    Motorbike taxi driver splash spat with tourist sparks row

    A splash spat between a Thai Win motorbike taxi driver and an Indian tourist during Pattaya’s Songkran festivity ignited when the foreigner got drenched. The kerfuffle arose when the Win driver’s playful seven year old son soaked the tourist, triggering a heated altercation. The entire event took place on Pattaya Second Road towards Khao Phra Tamnak around 7pm on April…

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    Dip in Pattaya hotel occupancy despite Songkran festivities

    Pattaya’s hotels and those in neighbouring provinces have seen a dip in occupancy rates during the Wan Lai Songkran festival. This downturn has prompted hoteliers to critique the promotional strategy for the extended 21-day Songkran celebration. Morrakot Kuldilok, head of the eastern chapter of the Thai Hotels Association (THA), projected that the occupancy rate in Pattaya would touch 70% over…

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    Vietnamese tourist reunited with lost iPhone in Pattaya

    A Vietnamese tourist was recently reunited with her misplaced iPhone, thanks to the concerted efforts of local police officers and a kind-hearted local. The tourist was about to return to Bangkok when she discovered her iPhone missing. Without losing any time, she promptly took the matter to Pattaya police. The officers embarked on a thorough search of the vehicle that…

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    Songkran: Lost young girl reunited with family

    A four year old girl found herself lost amidst the lively Songkran celebrations in Na Kluea on Thursday. Thanks to the swift and compassionate action of Pattaya police and local volunteers, she was safely reunited with her family. The bustling festivities around the Pattaya-Na Kluea Road proved to be too much for the young girl, who lost sight of her…

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    Teen’s airsoft gun rampage sparks chaos at Songkran in Pattaya

    Chaos erupted during the Songkran festivities as a teenager brandishing airsoft guns incited fear and panic in Soi 7, Central Pattaya, sending shockwaves through the crowd of over a thousand tourists on April 15. Pattaya police swiftly apprehended the 17 year old juvenile responsible for the terrorizing act, taking him to the police station for questioning. Police Lieutenant Colonel Thananon…

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    Shaping traditions: Sand sculptors carve out cultural magic in Pattaya

    In celebration of Thai cultural heritage, Wat Prachum Khongkha in Bang Lamung District held a sand sculpture competition, showcasing creativity and craftsmanship. Organised into two categories, beauty and creativity, the grand sand pagoda construction competition aimed to honour the time-honoured tradition synonymous with the festive spirit of the Songkran Festival. Under the Beauty Category, participants showcased their prowess in sand…

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    Jomtien Beach’s Songkran splash sees a dip in tourists

    Jomtien Beach in Chon Buri experienced a noticeable dip in the usual influx of visitors during the recent Songkran celebration. The local businesses situated in the area attribute this decline to the newly introduced one-way traffic system, which they believe has puzzled and deterred potential tourists. Poolsawat Singhsawasdi, a vendor operating on the beachfront, expressed her concerns to the local…

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    Pattaya sees record tourist surge during Songkran

    As the extended Songkran holiday wrapped up on Tuesday, tourists bid farewell to the sun-kissed islands surrounding Pattaya, turning the Bali Hai Pier area into a buzzing hub of activity. Local authorities ramped up services to cater to the influx, ensuring convenience for visitors throughout the holiday period. Officers stationed at the pier witnessed a remarkable influx of tourists from…

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    Chemical explosion at Banglamung ice factory affects over 60

    A chemical explosion disrupted the peaceful night in Nongprue, near Pattaya, at the Banglamung Ice Factory last night, April 17. The explosion, taking place around 11.36pm, unleashed a cloud of chemicals into the sky, prompting swift action from local authorities. By 4am today, the situation was under control, with no deaths or severe injuries reported. The District Chief of Bang…

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    Pattaya commercial building fire leaves two injured

    A commercial building in Pattaya was engulfed in flames on Thursday night, resulting in two individuals injured. The fire broke out at 7.06pm at a structure within the Ta Kian Tia sub-district of the Bang Lamung District in Chon Buri Province. The building was known to accommodate a shop selling kratom juice. Upon receiving the distress call, teams from the…

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    Pattaya mystery substance confirmed as harmless scrap metal

    In Pattaya, local authorities recently allayed fears by announcing that the mysterious black substance discovered in bags near an excavation pit was harmless scrap metal, not the feared carcinogenic cadmium waste. Previously reported concerns revolved around multiple white bags found discarded near a pit in Moo 7, Pattaya. Locals grew anxious, suspecting that the bags could be harbouring the lost…

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    Songkran sparks water wars in Pattaya’s beachfront bars

    Water wars erupted on Pattaya’s Soi 7 and Soi 8 as Songkran festivities kicked off, transforming the beachfront bars into battlegrounds of fun and frolic. The spirited water play of Songkran burst into life on April 10, igniting the lively bar areas along Pattaya’s Soi 7 and Soi 8. This marked the eagerly anticipated start of the annual celebration, with…

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    Pattaya plagued by motorcycle wheel thieves

    A criminal gang is targeting motorcycle wheels in a recent surge of thefts in Pattaya. The brazen escapades of the gang have left the community on edge, with urgent pleas for police intervention. The shocking incident unfolded at Government Housing Na Jomtien Village, captured in chilling detail by closed-circuit television cameras. The footage, which swiftly made rounds on social media,…

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    Thai staff seek justice after German attack in Farang Bar, Pattaya

    Another day in Thailand and yet another day where a foreigner behaves badly, ironically, this time in Pattaya’s Farang Bar. Two Thai female employees are seeking justice after a German man attacked them at a bar where they worked on Sunday, April 7. The German accused the bar of overcharging him. The two victims, 55 year old Anchisa Thongphuek and 39…

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    British man critically injured after impaling himself on iron fence in Pattaya

    A 65 year old British man critically injured himself after he was impaled on a sharp iron fence at his residence in the Bang La Bang district of Chon Buri. The incident occurred in the wee hours of today at Choke Chai Garden Home 2 in Tambon Nong Pru. Emergency services arrived at the scene and discovered Michael Girling pierced through…

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    Tourist van collides with truck on Pattaya motorway causing injuries

    In the early hours of yesterday morning, a journey from Bangkok to Pattaya took a terrifying turn when a van ferrying four Chinese tourists collided with an 18-wheeler on the Pattaya motorway. The collision, which occurred around 1.30am on April 6, resulted in injuries for six occupants of the van, including four tourists. The accident happened on the 85+400-kilometre marker…

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    Game, set, match: International beach tennis served in Pattaya

    The sands of Jomtien Beach in Pattaya, right in front of the Dvaree Hotel near Soi 12, have been transformed into an international sports arena as the Pattaya International Beach Tennis IFBT World Cup Tour 2024 is underway. This global beach tennis tournament is a spectacle that sports enthusiasts should not miss. Last night, the beach courts were buzzing with…

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    Russian man arrested in Pattaya for illegal trade linked to a suicide

    Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD) officers arrested a Russian man at a luxury penthouse in Pattaya yesterday for allegedly running an illegal trade, which led to the suicide of a Thai woman. ECD officers arrested the 40 year old Russian man, Alexey Vegman, at his penthouse yesterday, April 4 on an accusation of illegally trading. Vegman reportedly denied all allegations…

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    Intoxicated driver flips car in Pattaya accident

    In the early hours of yesterday, an intoxicated Thai man overturned his car on Petchtrakul Road in Pattaya. The Sawang Boriboon Thammatasan Rescue Unit was promptly dispatched to the location in the Na Kluea subdistrict of the Banglamung district in Chon Buri province, where they found a black Toyota Vios sedan, with Bangkok licence plates, lying on its roof. The…

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    Bolt driver in Pattaya attacked by passenger’s ex-boyfriend

    A Bolt driver in Pattaya found himself in an unexpected and dangerous situation when an unidentified man attacked him, mistakenly believing him to be the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. The incident took place yesterday when 40 year old Pairat Songsod was waiting in his parked car for his passenger, 24 year old Kulrat who had booked a ride through…

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    Thai heritage extravaganza takes off in Pattaya

    Pattaya burst into life this week with a dazzling celebration of Thai cultural richness, as Mayor Poramet Ngampichet inaugurated the Thai Heritage Conservation Project: Preserving, Promoting, and Safeguarding Thai Identity in honour of HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s 69th birthday. The beachfront of central Pattaya became the stage for a captivating showcase of Thailand’s cultural tapestry. The event was a magnificent exposition…

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    Drunk British motorist causes severe accident in Pattaya City

    Pattaya City police were alerted to a significant road accident involving an alleged drunk British man and a local motorbike taxi driver in front of Wat Chai, Banglamung, in Chon Buri at 3.16am today. The collision caused several injuries and triggered a quick response from Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation officers and other relevant agencies. Upon arrival at the scene, officers…

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    Thai man found living in tent by reservoir in East Pattaya

    At the edge of Mabprachan reservoir in East Pattaya, a man weakened by muscular dystrophy was found living in a makeshift tent shelter. TMN News Pattaya stumbled upon the man, identified as Chai, who revealed his harrowing tale of survival. Hailing from Kanchanaburi Province, Chai recounted his struggles, abandoned by his community after his mother’s passing and left to fend…

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    Mysterious late-night car crash baffles Pattaya police

    The peace of Pattaya was interrupted in the early hours of this morning by the sound of a car crash on Bang Dej Hill, near the Map Prachan Reservoir in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, of Chon Buri province. The accident, which occurred at approximately 12.16am, involved two vehicles, a black Toyota Yaris and a black Chevrolet Captiva. However, upon…

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    Woman climbs signal pole in desperation over money woes

    Tension gripped Bo Win Subdistrict, East Pattaya on Monday when a distressed woman scaled a telephone signal pole in a bid for attention. The woman’s 56 year old husband Prasit (last name withheld) identified her as 58 year old Piew. He disclosed that the incident unfolded after he returned from work in the evening when a dispute arose over financial…

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    Teenage boy killed in Pattaya motorbike accident

    A motorbike carrying two young boys collided with a trailer truck yesterday afternoon in Pattaya. The older brother sadly lost his life while the younger one sustained minor injuries. The two were en route to Pattaya from Rayong for a visit to their mother, as narrated by the surviving brother. The catastrophe took place near the entrance of Soi Nong Ket…

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    Massive fight in Pattaya sparked by dog bite incident

    A dog bite sparked a massive fight involving over 20 people in Soi Kor Phai 14 in Pattaya’s Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chon Buri province, on Monday night. The daily rental room was the site of the clash. At 9.36pm, Monday, April 1, Pattaya police received a call and officers arrived at the scene to find a large group embroiled in…

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    Pattaya restaurant owner criticised for beating her employees

    A Thai customer and netizens condemned the owner of a BBQ restaurant in Pattaya for brutally punishing her employees with beatings. A customer at the restaurant witnessed the owner’s punishment on her staff and shared a video of the incident on social media. In the video, the female restaurant owner is seen beating a male staff member wearing a red…