The Royal Thai Police officially opened its first “happy zone” on Walking Street in an effort to improve safety for tourists.
National deputy police chief Pol. Gen. Chalermkiat Sriworakan cut the ribbon on the rebranded South Pattaya “safety zone” March 25 with top local police and government officials present.
The “happy zone” runs from the South Road mouth of Walking Street, past Marine Plaza to Thappraya Road. The area covers the former police “safety zone” but is split into four blocks, each manned by a team of police and volunteers from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m.
Police also have pledged to install 130 more CCTV cameras.
Chalermkiat said the project is aimed at ensuring the safety of tourists and their property. Moreover, it aims to encourage cooperation from government and the private sector to look after and protect visitors.
The cops did their best to spread good cheer