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Pattaya faces acute shortages in immigrant labour

PATTAYA, Thailand - Dismayed Pattaya employers are complaining about the sudden increase in job vacancies following the attempt by the post-coup junta in neighboring...

Thailand expands the range of 10 year visas once again

Newly added to the range of longstay visas comes the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) option for foreign investors in three eastern provinces which include...

Thai casinos could be limited to 5 percent of the total...

The Thai government is investigating how much space should be given to gambling in the entertainment zone where they are based. According to the...

Visa-free travel for Thais to Europe still faces an uphill battle

A 2024 freed trade agreement between Thailand and the European Union is on the cards. It makes good sense by benefitting businesses, services and...

Some applicants for Thai elite visa are wannabe criminals

Thai Privilege Card, formerly Elite, has been told to step up its security checks on applicants by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB). This follows...

The Thai government’s rush to recriminalize cannabis by Christmas will be...

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin now states that he expects an act recriminalizing cannabis to be operational by the end of 2024. Although this is...

Water, water not everywhere in Pattaya

The regional water authority is facing two ways about the availability of the wet stuff in Pattaya and the eastern seaboard. Last week, director...

Anti-coup plans not finalized says defense minister

Defense minister Sutin Klungsang says the proposal for the prime minister, with the consent of the Cabinet, to suspend top military officers suspected of...

The entry tax on tourists visiting Thailand again in the news

The Tourism Council of Thailand is again lobbying for the government to introduce the 300 baht (US$8) levy on all foreign tourist arrivals. Vice...

Thai immigration holidays May 2024

PATTAYA, Thailand - Immigration is open today Wednesday May 1. The closure dates are all weekends plus: Monday May 6 (in recognition of Coronation Day...

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Pattaya Prowl: Immigration Soi Chaos

Jomtien Soi 5, which houses immigration, has been a one way street for nearly two months now, but you would never know it. The...

Electric scooter rentals in Pattaya under legal scrutiny

PATTAYA, Thailand - Reports of electric scooters being rented out illegally at various tourist hotspots have prompted local authorities to launch an investigation to...

Late-night fire guts beauty salon in Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya

PATTAYA, Thailand - A fire broke out at the Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya, on Pattaya Beach Road, at 1 a.m. on May 17. Firefighters...

Residents outraged over unauthorized Jomtien beach infringement

PATTAYA, Thailand - Local residents have raised concerns about business operators occupying areas of Na Jomtien Beach with chairs and tables for rental purposes,...

9 Koreans arrested for illegal gambling in Pattaya café-casino

PATTAYA, Thailand - Banglamung district officials, supported by local police, conducted a raid on an illegal gambling operation inside a café located on Pattaya...