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Finally resurfaced after months of delay, Second Road quickly has become pothole-ridden again, with conditions near Mike Shopping Mall so bad locals have renamed the busy thoroughfare “Meteor Road”.

City hall to address Soi Yamoto drain cover problem

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Surasak Huasoon
A broken Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamoto) drainage cover will be fixed as soon as city workers can get to it, Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh said. Beer bar owners on…

Storms leave Pattaya in tatters

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Surasak Huasoon
Recent tropical storms have left many areas of Pattaya in tatters. Tilted trees, sand erosion and holes were spotted in tourist areas April 16, causing potential danger to pedestrians. City…

North Pattaya footpath losing battle of erosion

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Nature is winning the never-ending battle against erosion in North Pattaya as large holes again have appeared in the beach path near the Holiday Inn. The holes and broken cement…

Straight-up power, crooked pole

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Surasak Huasoon
Electricity always shoots straight, even if the power pole on Soi Yensabai doesn’t. Residents on Dec. 12 complained about the utility pole, which also holds a jumble of telephone and…
Rainwater replaced water from leaking pipes after city workers dug up an eastside sidewalk and left it unfinished for months. Residents near the worksite on Sukhumvit Soi 41/2 have complained…

Soi Pothisan drain lids replaced

Friday, 01 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 31 By Surasak Huasoon
Sanitation engineers replaced broken drainage covers on Soi Pothisan after complaints to the Pattaya Call Center. Five broken iron grates were replaced July 9. The new ones are thick steel…

2 lanes become 1 thanks to minibuses

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Surasak Huasoon
Illegally parked minibuses have reduced roads connecting Thappraya Road with 3rd Road near Bali Hai Pier down to one lane.

Traffic still bad on railway road

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Surasak Huasoon
Frustration is boiling over in East Pattaya as traffic along the railroad tracks continues to derail the evening commute. Once just dusty roads on each side of the rail tracks…

Park where you like on Thepprasit Road

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Surasak Huasoon
On Thepprasit Road, if there aren’t enough parking spaces, people seem to just make their own … even if it blocks traffic. One example was an electronics shop where many…

Pattaya road workers paint the town

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Surasak Huasoon
Pattaya workers painting new lines on city roads left some more-creative designs on Third Road when the reflective coating was spilled and left near the Phettrakul Road intersection.

Nowhere to walk

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Jetsada Homklin
Beach Road Sois 7 and 8 are 4 meters wide, but there’s still no room to stroll. Much of both sois is blocked by advertising sign boards, parked cars and…

Orderly parking does not compute at Tukcom

Friday, 28 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 9 By Surasak Huasoon
One of the biggest complaints about South Pattaya’s Tukcom electronics mall is the lack of parking. The severity of the problem is obvious on small streets surrounding the South Road…

Fire’s out, but wire mess remains

Friday, 28 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 9 By Urasin Khantaraphan
The fire is out, but the mess remains on Sukhumvit Soi 63 where a jumble of electrical wires was left following a utility pole fire earlier this month. Choorad Ratanachan,…

Sign of Untidy Times

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By Urasin Khantaraphan
If there’s an item or service for sale in Pattaya, there’s a good chance there’s a billboard advertising it. Signs, posters and advertising boards go up, but they rarely come…
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