Even as contractors demolish 13 percent of tourist mansion Sukhawadee House for encroaching on public property, Pattaya officials have discovered the operator of the Sukhumvit Road mansion has built another staircase on land it doesn’t own.
Deputy Mayor Vichien Pongpanit said July 5 that Baan Sukhawadee, owned by the head of poultry giant Saha Farms, had built steps connecting to a public footpath and placed artificial grass on public land.
Land Office authorities were called to the property once again to conduct measurements and confirmed that the coastline along Soi Banglamung 8 is all public property. So orders were given to demolish all facilities affected.
There is a large building near the area as well that is suspected to be encroaching on public property and it is being investigated.
In January, 11 of Sukhawadee House’s 80 rai was deemed to be public land, including landfill reclaimed from the sea. The land included gardens and salas and was encircled by a fence.
The tourist attraction also was accused of sealing off a public road and running tourist shuttle buses on a waterfront pedestrian path, heavily damaging the public walkway.