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5-star hotel price pressure crushing Pattaya budget inns

With corporate owners, Pattaya’s five-star resorts have managed to survive the coronavirus pandemic, but their aggressive rate-cutting may put the city’s mid- and budget...

Overdue sand trap on Sukhumvit road South Pattaya nears completion

Construction on a flood-mitigation sand trap on Sukhumvit Road is past its scheduled completion date, but the unnamed contractor said it is "almost finished." ...

Pattaya hits 108 Covid-19 cases as tourists return to Phuket

Pattaya nightlife operators are casting hopeful gazes toward Phuket where international tourists started returning July 1, but with new coronavirus cases surging above 100...

Naklua New Market closed as Pattaya reports 45 Covid-19 cases Friday

Pattaya has closed the Naklua New Market through Sunday after discovering more than 50 new coronavirus cases there. The 27 cases reported July 1 were...

Pattaya recreational parks reopen offering conditional free entry

Recreational parks in and around Pattaya have opened following the lifting of restrictions by Thailand's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) last week. One of...

American Air Force veteran donates 200 meal box sets in Pattaya

An American Air Force veteran and his wife donated 200 meal box sets to people in the Soi Arunothai community who have been hit...

Construction workers joining ranks of Pattaya’s homeless

The growth of Pattaya’s homeless population has been fueled by the closures of hotels, restaurants and other tourist businesses. But, increasingly, they’re being joined...

Beaches sparse as Pattaya reports 67 new Covid-19 cases

With Thailand breaking records for the number of new daily coronavirus cases, Pattaya beach vendors are finding few takers for their umbrellas and chairs. Chonburi...

Pattaya neighborhood anti-drug program nabs first 4 users

A central Pattaya anti-drug program nabbed its first four addicts, who were sent to a rehabilitation program instead of jail. Pol. Maj. Chainarong Chaiin, head...

Pattaya market food courts now ghost towns

The chairs are empty, stoves cold, taps dry and the pool tables covered in dust. Bar and restaurants in Jomtien Beach’s Rompo Market are...

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