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Spend enough time on Thai roads and you’ll soon learn there is no load too big to be carried in the back of a pickup truck. But a Toyota Vigo…

Potholes no bargain near Sophon Market

Friday, 04 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 49 By Jetsada Homklin
People shopping at the Sophon Market are getting more than they pay for, in the form of road hazards posed by huge potholes.

Soi Kophai residents want traffic light

Friday, 20 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 47 By Jetsada Homklin
A collision between an SUV and a motorcycle food cart at the intersection of Soi Khopai and Soi Khopai 4 has South Pattaya residents complaining again about dangerous driving conditions…

Soi Kophai residents want traffic light

Friday, 20 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 47 By Jetsada Homklin
A collision between an SUV and a motorcycle food cart at the intersection of Soi Khopai and Soi Khopai 4 has South Pattaya residents complaining again about dangerous driving conditions…

Light posts fixed on Soi Khopai

Friday, 30 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44 By Jetsada Homklin
Soi Kophai’s leaning towers of light are standing tall again after Pattaya workers uprighted poles knocked akimbo by flooding. Near-daily complaints by South Pattaya residents finally resulted in action Oct.…

Sinkhole appears outside city hall

Friday, 23 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 43 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya officials only need to look out the door of city hall to see the pothole problem left behind by this year’s floods. A large hole was spotted on the…

Utility line limbo on Soi Daeng Dam Thepprasit

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Jetsada Homklin
Pedestrians on Soi Daeng Dam Thepprasit are doing the limbo these days trying to avoid telephone and cable-television cables hanging nearly to the ground. Near the beginning of the street,…

Trash dumped on Thepprasit Soi 17

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Garbage is piling up on Thepprasit Soi 17. While the affected stretch of road is not home to residential buildings, the ad hoc dump is across the street from a…

Potholes threaten lives on Soi Siam Country Club

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Jetsada Homklin
The water ran fast and deep on Soi Siam Country Club during recent storms and when the water receded it left behind lots of potholes. Some of the holes were…

Crossing North Pattaya Road is risky business

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41 By Jetsada Homklin
Pedestrian crossings in Pattaya are always a risky proposition, with most signals simply blinking and motorists ignoring red lights. But one of the few that actually have worked in North…

Pothole causes problems on Soi Bongkot

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41 By Jetsada Homklin
The intersection of Soi Bongkot and South Pattaya Road has become more dangerous with the opening of a large hole in the road. Complaints began coming in about the pothole…

Footpath near Dusit curve collapses

Friday, 02 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 40 By Jetsada Homklin
Tropical depression Vamco caused widespread damage, but inflicted particular destruction on the beachfront footpath near the Dolphin Circle in North Pattaya. About five large holes opened up over a 100-meter…

Soi Khao Talo resurfacing washed away by Vamco

Friday, 25 September 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 39 By Jetsada Homklin
After taking a pounding from tropical depression Vamco and the resulting flooding, Soi Khao Talo now more closely resembles the surface of the moon than an East Pattaya street.

South Pattaya Road collapsing

Friday, 28 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 35 By Jetsada Homklin
South Pattaya residents are calling on city hall to fix worsening problems with South Road. About 300 meters of the busy thoroughfare between Friendship Supermarket and the Tukcom electronics mall…

Large hole appears in Beach Road promenade

Friday, 14 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 33 By Jetsada Homklin
Incessant flooding of Pattaya Beach is taking its toll on its relatively new promenade where a large hole opened Aug. 7 when the earth below it washed away. The hole…

Motorcyclists ignoring S. Pattaya traffic controls

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32 By Jetsada Homklin
Motorbike drivers in South Pattaya seem to think that plastic barriers erected to prevent crossing at a dangerous intersection don’t apply to them. Drivers were seen regularly passing through the…
A drainage grate on Soi Khao Talo has become an accident waiting to happen after heavy rain and flooding wore away its supports. Residents complained July 27 that five covers…
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…
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