Yim Yom footpath made usable again

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The long, sad story of Yim Yom Beach’s pedestrian footpath finally came to a happy conclusion after seven months of complaints prompted Pattaya City Hall to properly fix it.

Seven workers filled in a 10-meter-long hole and build a cement retaining wall to prevent erosion at the Pratamnak Hill beachfront March 5. More bricks were added to replace ones that had gone missing and the walkway is now back to normal.

City workers filled in a 10-meter-long hole and built a cement retaining wall to prevent erosion, then laid bricks to complete the path at Yim Yom Beach.City workers filled in a 10-meter-long hole and built a cement retaining wall to prevent erosion, then laid bricks to complete the path at Yim Yom Beach.

A 53-year-old Swedish tourist said he comes to the beach from his View Talay 3 condo to exercise each day and always wondered why the city never filled in the hole. He was glad authorities finally fixed things up, although he noted Yim Yom still lacks lights for safety after dark.

In July, Environment Department workers removed an abandoned pavilion and filled in holes caused by beach erosion, but ignored the walkway. Erosion continued and, by December, Yim Yom had deteriorated into an utter mess. Pavements were wrecks, holes in the sand were everywhere.

A city official explained last year that Pattaya was waiting on a new budget to complete the work.