Bangkok is working on plans to decentralise the capital within this decade according to reports in Thai media, with congestion and flooding both major issues in the capital, the city fathers are looking to the outer regions and surrounding areas to develop for commercial and retail use, a move which would also see, as a bi product, many moving home too. Plans are afoot, and have been for a while, the concept and schedule is expected by year end.
The Bank of Thailand has issued a warning to parents as the number of adolescents being conned into opening saving accounts at banks in return for cash from scammers is on the increase. Scammers NEED fresh bank accounts daily to keep up their online scams BUT the banks are quick to close them, seeing the need rise AND, it seems youngsters are being offered pocket money, 5-800 baht a time. The downside? Well, their credit will be damaged before they are even adults AND the youngsters, presumably along with their parents, CAN be held as accomplices in scams involving their accounts.
A large section of a Chiang Mai city wall has collapsed following continued flooding which had washed away subsoils beneath it. The wall section was first reconstructed 65 years ago as a part of the city re-beautification and now, with the sections being inspected for further damage, repairs WONT go into effect until the dry season. Storms are expected to lash much of Thailand this week, to a greater extent than last week, as from Tuesday a so-called super typhoon will hit land in Vietnam. That, usually, decreases in strength as it crosses land but is expected to head for the North Eastern and Central area of Thailand
As in most countries, the staffing at airports was scaled back here in the capital during the covid era. THIS though is set to be a thing of the past as recruiting is now ongoing for everything from cleaners to baggage handlers as tourism begins again to see the arrivals and departures very busy. UNLIKE many western countries, it’s hoped that ex-staffers will reapply for their old jobs and trainees be taken on to speed up the whole process.
Large Palm Tree removed from Beach road, as roots damaged the paving HAVE been saved for re-use, out at the indoor Sport stadium. 4AM crews waited for dawn last week at the stadium, along with trees loaded on trucks so large that they were best suited to night time travel, at sunrise the replanting began. It is hoped that the replanting will save the palms and at the same time give the stadium area a tree of a size that could normally not be bought. With some complaining that the tree had been uprooted from the promenade area, leaving it somewhat bleak, it was pointed out that you simply can’t have it both ways. Either decent pathways OR the huge tree which develop root structures that do, pretty much always, push up and destroy the paving.
A huge storm front has hovered over the region through the weekend seeing Pattaya the only region in the area NOT to get massive deluges. THAT tho is likely to change this week and from early this morning dark clouds approached the city from Sattahip and Rayong AND from the ocean. Warnings are out across the bay for all small boats to remain onshore
A call for help has been sent out from the family of an expat Arthur Nova who is currently in Bangkok Pattaya Hospital on a respirator and heart pump and in need of type A- Blood, of which the hospital only has a small supply. Donors are asked to contact the Thai red cross to donate as the private hospital does not accept donations directly. To allocate your donations TO him, list his name and room 9207 when donating.
Pattaya’s beaches are to see fixed pricing from all vendors for the use of chairs, sunbeds and swim rings. With hours set from 6am through to 9 at night, ten at the weekends, the max charge for a beach chair is 50 baht a day, 100 for a sunbed and between 50 and 100 for swim rings, depending on size. In return, the vendors must keep the beaches clean.
Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (23 September 2022) We apologise for yesterday having no Youtube news or internet on our website. Due to storms, our area was cut off from the internet for 16 hours. All back on again now. Visitors to Thailand will no longer need to show any documentation regarding Covid-19 as of 1 October. As the virus is reduced in the statute books to just a […]
Pattaya & Thailand LATEST NEWS from Fabulous 103fm (27 March 2023) Thai-Myanmar border reopens The Thai-Myanmar border crossing in Mae Sot was reopened by guards yesterday following its closure Saturday as locals watched heavy fighting on the Burmese side where the military fought resistance fighters. It was the Burmese that […]