Sattahip

  • Environment News

    Reef-rescue ripples: Marine department dives deep to tackle 338kg ghost net near Rin Island

    In a splash of environmental heroism, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, along with volunteer divers, dove into action to tackle a colossal problem near Rin Island in Chon Buri’s Sattahip district. On Wednesday, January 17, the team embarked on a mission to untangle a whopping 338kg ghost net that had ensnared a coral reef. Prompted by concerned divers,…

  • Thailand News

    Drug-fuelled party raided in Sattahip, teens arrested

    Sattahip Police Station orchestrated a shutdown of a raucous drug party at an undisclosed pool villa in the Bang Sare subdistrict of Chon Buri province yesterday, January 4. The villa’s name remains under wraps as authorities delve into the aftermath of the wild revelry. Over 20 officers stormed the villa, responding to numerous grievances from bleary-eyed locals disturbed by the…

  • Thailand News

    Frenchman’s financial woes and marijuana meltdown led to knife-wielding drama

    A distressed Frenchman, grappling with financial turmoil and the aftermath of marijuana use, brandished a knife in a threatening manner on December 28. The drama reached a boiling point in the picturesque Bang Saray sub-district, Sattahip, as the Sattahip Police swooped in to defuse the intense situation. At 4.30pm, Sattahip Police, accompanied by emergency responders, responded swiftly to a distress…

  • Thailand News

    Sattahip: Man nabbed with pot and blade outside petrol station toilet

    A man was apprehended by Sattahip police for a bizarre combination of vices – smoking marijuana and brandishing a knife just outside a petrol station women’s restroom on December 23. The shocking episode unfolded when an alert local reported the man’s suspicious behaviour, prompting a swift response from law enforcement. Responding to the call, investigators, joined by officers from the…

  • Thailand News

    Mysterious body of foreigner floating in Sattahip bay

    Sattahip police received a distress call from a vigilant local fisherman who stumbled upon a body about 500 metres offshore near an island in Sattahip Bay on December 16. Rushing to the scene, an elite team of investigative police and a search and rescue unit were met with the sight of an unknown male, clad in nothing but black shorts,…

  • Pattaya News

    Thai teen caught smuggling knives into 4Kings (Part 2) movie screening

    A cinema visit in the Sattahip district, Chon Buri province, took a grim turn when a Thai teenager was apprehended while attempting to smuggle a collection of knives into the screening of 4Kings (Part 2). This film is known for its depiction of violence among vocational school students in Thailand. The 17 year old man was intercepted at the Big…

  • Politics News

    Diplomatic dance in the seas: Russian Navy’s Admiral Panteleyev pays surprise visit to Thailand

    In a diplomatic spectacle, the Russian Navy‘s Pacific Ocean Fleet, Admiral Panteleyev, has made waves with its visit to Thailand‘s Sattahip, marking a significant diplomatic event—the first since 2019. The vessel was welcomed with the Soviet classic Katyusha performed by an orchestra, setting the stage for a diplomatic dance between nations. A Royal Thai Navy official rolled out the red…

  • Pattaya News

    Sattahip: Karaoke venues police check for compliance with regulations for tourist safety

    In Sattahip, a thorough check of karaoke establishments in the vicinity of Tao Than Thong Thip Market took place on October 30. The inspection was led by the Sattahip Police Station’s chief, Police Colonel Panya Damlek, following the Royal Thai Police’s guidelines to maintain order in every area. The main focus of the inspection was to ensure adherence to closing…

  • Thailand News

    Car takes a dive, one man survives: Dramatic sea plunge at Sattahip pier caught on camera

    A shocking incident occurred in the early hours of this morning when a car plunged into the sea at the Sattahip – Koh Samui ferry pier, Chuk Samet, Sattahip, Chon Buri. One man managed to escape by breaking the car window, but two women remained trapped in the submerged vehicle. The event was captured on CCTV at around 4am today.…

  • Pattaya News

    Street dog uncovers stash of Yaba pills in eastern Thailand

    Locals rang the police when a street dog they call “Namtan” (brown sugar) ran down the street with a packet of over 1,000 Yaba (methamphetamine) pills in her mouth inthe Sattahip district of Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand on Thursday, reports NaewNa. The “soi dog” ripped apart and chewed the packet, which contained seven smaller packets with 1,160 pills of “crazy…

  • Pattaya News

    Sattahip resort ordered to close for land encroachment

    A lesson that never seems to be learned time and time again in Thailand: if you’re breaking the law, maybe don’t advertise it on social media. A luxury resort in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri has been ordered to close due to land encroachment after recently posted advertisements on social media for sea-view rooms. Star Over Sea received the…

  • Transport News

    Seahorse Ferry relaunches Pattaya to Samui route

    After a four-month hiatus, the Seahorse Ferry Company is finally ready to set sail again, resuming its weekly service between Sattahip and Koh Samui from Thursday, February 16. After a temporary pause for essential repairs and maintenance shortly after launching, the ferry is now back in business and ready to welcome passengers on board once again. If you’re planning a…

  • Phuket News

    Baby turtles hatch in Phang Nga, die from garbage in Chon Buri

    While Saturday marked the season’s first hatching of baby turtles around Phuket, 11 baby sea turtles found in Chon Buri in September have died from eating garbage. On the night of January 14, some 64 baby leatherback turtles successfully hatched and crawled into the sea at Bang Kwan Beach in Khok Kloi, Phang Nga. This marks the first group of…

  • Pattaya News

    Police bust 2 drug parties, arrest 43 teenagers

    Move over adults, it’s time for the kids to join in. After a series of high-profile raids on entertainment venues around Thailand, in part as a crackdown on drugs after the meth ties to the daycare centre killer, police busted two parties full of mostly teenagers in Chon Buri this week. Police officials announced that in the early hours of…

  • Pattaya News

    Stealing from the Red Cross – How low can Thailand’s corrupt officials go?

    Two local administration officials in Chon Buri’s Sattahip district were arrested on Friday accused of taking bribes. Barely a day, or perhaps even an hour, goes by in Thailand at this time without accusations of corruption and bribe taking against the police or government officials. In this case, the two Sattahip officials demanded that a guesthouse operator make a fake…

  • Pattaya NewsNaked women on fishing trip ads surrender to police | Thaiger

    Naked women on fishing trip ads surrender to police

    UPDATE The two women featured naked in a sexy fishing trip advert in the Bang Saray sub-district in Chon Buri surrendered themselves to the police. The women said they only did it to gain followers on social media, adding they do not offer sex services or fishing trips. The two women visited Sattahip Police Station today after their post went…

  • Pattaya NewsChon Buri locals not hooked on agency’s naked fishing | Thaiger

    Chon Buri locals not hooked on agency’s naked fishing

    Fishing enthusiasts were hooked when a Chon Buri agency promoted a naked fishing trip on social media in the Bang Saray sub-district. Residents on the other hand were outraged. Angry Chon Buri locals are not happy with the unnamed agency shamelessly advertising fishing trips complete with naked women companions on Twitter. The naked fishing advertisement went viral when it was…

  • Pattaya News

    Mountain B victims demand investigation of state officials

    In the fallout of the Mountain B Pub fire tragedy, families of victims have filed charges against the club owners. But now they are expanding their litigation to include state officials who they say didn’t do their duty in allowing the pub to open illegally. The fire claimed the lives of 25 people in the months following the August 5…

  • Pattaya News

    Mountain B Pub demolished as the fire claims 25th victim

    The Mountain B Pub fire tragedy never seems to end, as a 25th victim succumbed to her injuries, on the same day the burned husk of the club was demolished. The August 5 inferno killed 13 people on the spot and over the weeks following the tragedy 11 more died of burn wounds in various hospitals. Yesterday, 26 year old…

  • Pattaya News

    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…

  • Pattaya News

    23rd victim dies as a result of the Mountain B Pub fire

    The tragedy continues from the horrific fire that consumed the Mountain B Pub in Sattahip, Chon Buri on August 5. The blaze claimed its 23rd victim nearly a month after the fire. This victim is the 10th person to die in the hospital following the catastrophe which initially claimed 13 lives inside the flaming pub. The latest victim is a…

  • Thailand News

    RTN’s ocean conservation activity accused of spoiling ecosystem

    A Royal Thai Navy marine conservation activity day has set social media on fire. Thai netizens heavily criticised RTN’s activity day, which charged people money to take part, saying it did not improve the environment or create environmental awareness, but it destroyed the ecosystem. The RTN and the Royal Thai Marine Corps came under fire after their conservation activity day…

  • Pattaya News

    Mountain B Pub’s real owner surrenders while police guard venue

    The presumed real owner of the Mountain B Pub has now turned himself in. Somyos Panprasong, now considered to be the actual owner of Mountain B Pub, which claimed the lives of 19, after his son Sia B surrendered to police in the wake of the fire, reported to the Phlu Ta Lung Police Station today and was placed under…

  • Pattaya News

    17 year old the 18th victim of Mountain B fire, 27 still in hospital

    An 18th person has died in the tragic Chon Buri pub fire, this time a young girl of 17 called Mind, who had been on life support in the hospital since the night of the fire. “Mind” was the third minor to die in the fire, after a 17 year old and an 18 year old (a friend of Mind’s)…

  • Thailand News

    Local hero predicts building collapse, saves countless lives in eastern Thailand

    A man from the Sattahip district in Chon Buri province saved countless lives on Saturday when he warned residents to quickly evacuate the precarious row of four townhouses on Soi Wat Noi road. The alert neighbour, 50 year old Saneh Wongpoon, heard creaking noises coming from his ceiling and noticed a part of the roof caving in. The row of…

  • Pattaya News

    Faulty wiring, poor construction, unsafe materials in Mountain B fire

    As more details emerge on the horrific fire at the Mountain B Pub that took the lives of 15 victims with 38 more hospitalised, The Thaiger continues daily roundups of new developments. Yesterday’s can be found here (about the victims and owners) and here (about the response from authorities). Read on to learn about the construction issues and inspections, or…

  • Pattaya News

    Mountain B: Owner out on bail, Bangkok club inspection, viral moment

    As more details emerge on the horrific fire at the Mountain B Pub that took the lives of 15 victims with 38 more hospitalised, The Thaiger continues daily roundups of new developments. Read on to learn about authorities’ actions regarding the owner, other club inspections, and a viral moment, or click here to read about the construction issues and inspections. Owner…

  • Pattaya News

    Mountain Pub fire: 15 victims dead, owner arrested, club uninsured

    In the past 24 hours, many updates have been revealed regarding the horrific and tragic fire that engulfed the roof of the Mountain B nightclub in the Pattaya suburb of Sattahip which has now claimed the lives of 15 victims with 38 more injured. Latest reports say that sparks lit the soundproofing foam in seconds after two loud explosions near…

  • Pattaya News

    Police transferred, safety measures enacted in wake of Mountain B fire

    In the past 24 hours, many updates have been revealed regarding the horrific and tragic fire that engulfed the roof of the Mountain B nightclub in Pattaya suburb Sattahip which has now claimed the lives of 15 people with 38 more injured and the police response. Latest reports say that sparks lit the soundproofing foam in seconds after two loud…

  • Pattaya News

    Pub fire update: compensation, illegal operation, flaming rain

    More details are emerging about the tragic fire that tore through the Mountain B Pub in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri on Thursday evening, as reported yesterday. The building was licensed as a restaurant and opened after hours illegally, the owner was previously arrested for operating illegally, and additional exits were blocked. The pub was licenced for use solely…

  • Pattaya News

    Thai woman drowns while taking diving lessons in Chon Buri

    A 35 year old Thai woman drowned yesterday while taking a diving lesson near Koh Juang in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri. The woman, Hathaya Rimpanawet, was diving with other students offshore when a strong current pulled her beneath the water with a 10 kilogram counterweight attached to her wrist. The woman’s diving instructor, Tararat Thianpajeekun, says he, and…

  • Pattaya News

    Chon Buri man shot and killed trying to collect debt

    A man in Chon Buri’s Sattahip district has confessed to shooting and killing another man who tried to collect a large debt from him. 45 year old Kanpongpisut Yaichaingnua told police on Monday that he killed the man at a restaurant. Kanpongpisut’s stepdaughter told the police that the victim, 50 year old Pairoj Runroj, had come to the restaurant to…

  • Pattaya News

    Oil tanker investigated after Thai Navy spots waste off the coast of Chon Buri

    Thai authorities are investigating an oil tanker after waste was found floating near an island off the coast of Chon Buri’s Sattahip district, according to a Royal Thai Navy spokesperson. Yesterday, the Royal Thai Navy’s corvette reported a waste spill about 9 kilometres away from the island and said it spread across a large area of the Gulf of Thailand.…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Tourist who sat on endangered reef faces 10 years in prison, up to 1 million baht fine

    A Thai tourist who posted a photograph of himself sitting on an endangered coral reef faces a fine of up to 1 million baht and a 10-year prison sentence. Wisutr Rattanasathian shared a photograph on his Facebook page on Saturday, which shows him sitting on the protected reef off Koh Khram Noi, in the Sattahip district of Trat province, eastern…

  • Pattaya News

    One injured during dawn gunfight near Chon Buri’s Bang Saray Beach

    Several residents had been jolted from their beds by the sound of multiple gunshots in Sattahip’s Bang Saray sub-district in Chon Buri when two teenagers reportedly clashed in a gunfight near the beach at dawn on Tuesday, injuring one. More than 10 gunshots have been reported to Sattahip police in front of a resort on Jantasaroe Road where bullet cartridges…

  • Pattaya News

    Drunken officer charged for name-dropping Big Joke, Prayut, King

    A naval officer has been dismissed from duty and is facing lèse majesté charges after drunken antics where he name-dropped everyone up to and including former King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The officer is being held at the military camp in Sattahip in Chon Buri, facing 4 charges and possible Section 112 charges. The prosecution stems from a December 23 incident with…

  • Pattaya News

    Royal Thai Navy reopens its three hospitals in response to Covid spike

    The Royal Thai Navy reopened three of its field hospitals, including two in Chon Buri, that can house 1,109 patients following the recent influx of new Covid-19 cases, according to Navy Chief Admiral Somprasong Nilsamai on Monday. Today, Chon Buri ranks as the province with the highest number of new Covid-19 infections. Under the provincial public health offices in command,…