Pattaya Beach with the city behind it at sunrise. Photo: Getty Images Pattaya Beach with the city behind it at sunrise. Photo: Getty Images
Pattaya Beach with the city behind it at sunrise. Photo: Getty Images
Mercedes Hutton
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Should Thailand’s sex capital ready itself for a ‘Chinese takeover’? Pattaya paper forecasts 5 possible post-pandemic futures for the city

  • An influx of Chinese money is one scenario the Pattaya Mail sees, reporting that Chinese investors are eyeing local hotels hit hard by the pandemic
  • The city is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Phuket and Samui by reopening to international tourists in the near future

Pattaya Beach with the city behind it at sunrise. Photo: Getty Images Pattaya Beach with the city behind it at sunrise. Photo: Getty Images
Pattaya Beach with the city behind it at sunrise. Photo: Getty Images
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.