Traders in Pattaya and Jomtien, who used to make a living from their jobs, can barely survive.This applies to all of Thailand, but above all to the once flourishing tourist stronghold of Pattaya.Goi, a Som Tam saleswoman in Jomtien, said she used to sell papaya salad for 2,000 or 3,000 baht every day. Now she's lucky if she makes 1000 Baht.
Thailands Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha condemned the attack on a Russian during a demonstration in Jomtien on Sunday.He said the terrible incident had damaged the image of Thailand and all Thais.The man was arrested and released on bail of 10,000 baht. He faces charges of assault.
The Meteorological Institute has warned of heavy rain in many parts of the country. The severe weather warning is valid until Friday.Furthermore, captains and boat drivers were warned of high waves in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. The waves can reach heights of up to four meters. Boats better not leave the port.
A year ago that would have been absolutely unthinkable: Walking Street in Pattaya is no longer a pedestrian zone and looks like a ghost town.Even on a Saturday night, Walking Street is as good as dead. Many shops and establishments are closed. There are hardly any people in the most famous entertainment district of the seaside resort.
The cable broadcaster Sophon Cable TV reported on Facebook with little sympathy about the homeless and beggars. Postings under this report confirmed this attitude.People beg for Thais and sleep at doorways, in front of buildings or on the beach. Some still have a few belongings, others don't seem psychologically stable.
Residents had had enough of the district administration, which did not deal with road damage. Therefore, they resorted to a fancy form of protest.Ten residents of Huay Kapi subdistrict, around 50 kilometers north of Pattaya, turned the largest potholes on the road into an aquarium.
The news platform INN reported that many Thai and foreign tourists came to the Pattaya region during the first days of the long weekend.The long weekend became possible because Monday was a “Songkran replacement day”. The Thai New Year as well as the holidays were canceled due to the corona crisis.
In Jomtien, sewage pipes are laid under the Second Road. The work will last until at least the end of November.Road construction will begin at the Rompho market and will reach the Mashanu curve by the end of September.A second phase up to the Dongtan curve is scheduled to start on October 1st and last until November 25th.
The news platform 77kaoded investigated the bar situation in Pattaya after the lockdown.It was reported that some bars are now open, but there are hardly any guests – neither foreigners nor Thais.Most bars in Soi 6 are still closed, and will probably remain so for the time being.
International air traffic could possibly resume in July, but at the same time an extension of the emergency decree is under discussion.Chula Sukmanop, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority Thailand (CAAT), said that next week the agency would decide whether to open the airports for international air traffic at the beginning of July.
The beaches have reopened to tourists since June 1st. But are there any?The business world is skeptical that the tourism industry is going up again as long as there are still companies that remain closed.There is not much going on after the beaches have opened.
Pattaya entrepreneurs have called for more financial support to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic.The business groups said that although Thailand had started to ease coronavirus containment measures, the tourism industry would continue to suffer for months before foreign tourists were allowed to return to the country.
In April, due to the closed borders, not a single tourist came to Thailand.According to the Ministry of Tourism, around 3.2 million foreign tourists came to Thailand in April last year, generating around 146 billion baht.Thailand has extended the ban on international passenger flights imposed in April to the end of June to curb the spread of Covid-19.
57-year-old windsurfer and environmentalist Amara Wichithong from Thailand is annoyed that more plastic has been used again since the corona crisis.Because of the passion for environmental protection, the woman has become a local “green heroine”.
Thai media have reported about desperate and starving homeless people in Pattaya.Reporters from the “77khaoded” news platform met many homeless people on the streets of the seaside resort. The hungry, dirty, and desperate people lay or sat outside the doors of shops and stores or were on Beach Road.
Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome defended the closure of Pattaya's beaches, saying the blockage was even more necessary after the checkpoints closed.There has been no corona case in Pattaya for over three weeksThe eight checkpoints that blocked access to the city were dismantled.
he City Hall will distribute free meals daily to the city's needy and unemployed until the end of the month.Meals are funded by donations from City Hall, the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation, and private charities.Meals are distributed every day at 4 p.m.
Thailand confirms first human-to-human transmission of coronavirus. In Bangkok there was a first case of the transmission of the novel coronavirus from person to person.At the same time, the total number of diagnosed cases rose to 19.
Huai Yai police is looking for origin of a 1000 baht fake note. Police investigate the source of a fake 1000 baht bill used at a temple fair in Bang Lamung. A 34-year-old stallholder at the fair turned to the police after being tricked with the fake note.
Dieter Barth is the new president of Rotary Club Phönix Pattaya. He was installed with gerat applause last Night at Holiday In Hotel. He follows Peter Schlegel who was the president for the last three years.