Over the past eight months Pattaya has seen some very impressive transformation whether it’ll be the beach clean up, the new law and policies that have been in use, the city’s transformation attracting tourist to a higher scale.
Pattaya has made a name for itself being the red light city of Thailand, once anybody mentions Pattaya the first thing you’ll probably think of is the nightlife, prostitution and the beach, however, Pattaya has now become of the world wide known city in Thailand and the government has plans to grow it’s reputation in a much ‘cleaner’ way. The Thai government is investing heavily into re-branding Pattaya as a whole and to an “international traveler expectation,” they also see a lot of potential in Pattaya’s future as a ‘world-class tourist destination’ ditching it’s raunchy past and name.
With all the developments that are happening and the recent tax break and investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) by the Thai government, it is attracting a lot of foreign investors and we might be seeing a lot of new and exciting projects int he near future. One of the most exciting projects that we might get to see is the High Speed Rail project– this railway will link to the three main airports- Don Muang Station, Suvarnabhumi Station and U-Tapao making it easier for tourist to travel to and from airports and their wanted destinations. The total length of the railway route will be at approximately 220 kilometers throughout the whole country and will reach a maximum speed of 250 kilometer per hour.
Another exciting project is the opening of Cafe del Mar Pattaya– bringing Ibiza to Na Jomtien Beach just i time for this year’s high season. The success that it had in Phuket made the Thai government look more into it and bringin the Cafe del mar to Pattaya coastline as the world’s most famous up-scale beach filled with culture and brand. The beach club will have direct access to the beach and many more amazing features such as an infinity pool over looking the Pattaya bay, dining restaurant both indoors and outdoors, bars and more.
The latest project that we can already see developing and probably will be opened to the public very soon is Terminal 21 Pattaya– Pattaya’s very own Terminal shopping mall that is bigger and better than the infamous one in Bangkok. Along side with some of the top notch shops with Pattaya’s touch of beach vibes and class it also house the Grand Centre Point Hotel which is a 25 storey hotel attached to the mall– similar to the Hilton at Central Festival Pattaya.