Five years after the government ordered beach chairs and umbrellas off the nation's beaches at least once a week to restore nature to coastlines, Pattaya is doing away with No Chair Wednesdays amid the coronavirus recession.
Pattaya Deputy Mayor
Manote Nongyai laid out 17 changes to beachfront-business regulations. The main change will be an end to the Wednesday practice of removing all beachchairs and umbrellas to allow for beach cleaning and provide a back to nature experience once a week.
But in times of a massive drop in tourists, chairs and umbrellas will be prohibited only until 10 a.m. on Wednesday while the beach is cleaned. The day also will be getting longer. Instead of having to close up shop at 6pm, vendors now will be
allowed to operate until 8pm daily.
The plans still need to be approved by Pattaya's mayor and full city council.