While common in some larger cities in the west, beggars approaching motorists at stoplights have been virtually unseen in Pattaya until recently.
This man, spotted July 9, would wai and beg for money from stopped drivers. Some took pity, rolling down their window and donating money. But the scene not only creates a dangerous traffic situation, but damages the image of Pattaya.
Assumed to be homeless, this beggar and others in a similar situation deserve the attention of City Hall.
Begging in the middle of the street is dangerous.