City cracks down on excess beach chairs

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:18
Beach chair vendors were warned to stick to their allotted number of benches during a city patrol of Pattaya Beach. Maj. Col. Jeerawat Sukhonthazup, chief of the Pattaya Permanent Secretary Office’s Peace and Stability Maintenance Department, led regulatory-enforcement officers along the beachfront Nov. 25, checking for...

Pattaya Beach a big ashtray

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:19
Signs warning against throwing cigarette butts on Pattaya Beach aren’t doing much to deter smokers from using the shoreline as one big ashtray. The signs warn of fines up to 2,000 baht for butting out on the beach, but no one actually enforces the law. Smokers...

Vendors applaud beach tree trimming

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:57
Pattaya Beach vendors are giving the city’s extreme tree-trimming exercise generally good reviews, although they say now tourists complain about the beach being hotter and less shady.

City cleans beach after storm

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 16:05
In a scene sure to be repeated as rainy season gains strength, city workers took to Pattaya Beach to clean up garbage washed ashore by recent storms.

Russian loses clothes to thieves

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:44
Another Russian was found without clothes on Pattaya Beach, but this time it wasn’t by his own choosing.

Chess for leisure on beach

Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:57
While tourists come to Thailand from around the world, chess is a language that unites those playing on Pattaya Beach. In addition to swimming, sunbathing and relaxing, people can be found up and down the shoreline engaged in battles of kings, queens and pawns.
Forget the ladyboy pickpockets, hookers and rats nesting in trees, Pattaya Beach apparently has a new scourge: pigeons.
More than 120 workers from six agencies took the edge of Pattaya Beach, collecting sharp rocks that had been washed ashore threatening tourists’ feet.

City to go rat hunting 3 times per month

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:55
Pattaya’s Center of Disease Control and Prevention plans to hunt down rats on Pattaya Beach three times a month after last year’s flooding led to an explosion in the vermin population.
A young Russian couple learned the hard way that Pattaya Beach is no place to get drunk and pass out.
Pattaya City will spend 140 million baht to upgrade landscaping along Pattaya Beach and add another traffic lane the length of Beach Road whilst waiting for government approval of its beach erosion-repair project.  Expect traffic snarls along Beach Road when the work begins in March.

Chinese New Year coming soon to Pattaya

Thursday, 19 January 2012 16:10
At  6 pm on 16th January at Central Pattaya Beach, our beloved Mayor Ithipol Kunplume, presided over the press conference regarding the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations in Pattaya which are to be held at Lan Po market in Naklua between the 22nd and 23rd...
The United States won Pattaya’s International Fireworks Competition, capping two days of pyrotechnics that thrilled thousands of tourists and locals.
Nearly 200 youngsters came together for Thailand’s flood victims as the Rotary District 3340 Youth Exchange committee organized a parade through central Pattaya.

Police arrest drug dealing prostitute

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 17:10
At 4:30 am on the 14th November police detained a woman who was acting suspiciously on soi 13/1. They did not find any drugs upon searching 36 year old Supunya Duanguu however she confessed to have taken 6 metamphetamines earlier in the evening.

Fling with ladyboys costs Iranian $3,000

Thursday, 29 September 2011 10:38
A tryst with two transvestite prostitutes cost an Iranian man more than he bargained for when, after departing their rented room, discovered he was missing about $3,000.
Pattaya officials have settled on two possible plans to use sand from the Rayong Estuary as the foundation for the long-term restoration of Pattaya Beach.

Early morning checkpoint unearths drug users

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 15:58
At 4.30 am on August 23rd a police checkpoint in Soi Buakao netted 14 drug takers, 10 men, 2 women, and 2 lady boys.
The chairwoman of the Senate’s Tourism Committee slammed poor city management of Pattaya Beach and said worsening environmental and leisure conditions are impeding efforts to attract high-end tourists.
Nearly three months after promising a strict crackdown on scamming jet ski vendors, Pattaya officials are no closer to actually ending near-daily incidents of extortion and intimidation of tourists by beachfront criminal elements.
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