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April 1st 2010
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Do your job with honesty and faithfulness.
His Majesty the King of Thailand said to newly-appointed judges on April 26th: 'There may be some people in the country who forget to perform their duty. You should set an example by doing your job with honesty and faithfulness'.
Paris still alive
Paris A Go-Go on Soi Diamond was open and its girls were dancing whole the night on April 27th, despite some reports on internet sites mentioning the closure of the bar.
Since a few days almost every woman, even the one that never had a smile for me, call me a 'handsome man'. This low season must be very low...
The worldwide acting carriers contribute 1.6% NO2 only to the global output. New discovery in Australia shows that the surface of the sun expanded significantly. The scientists say this phenomenon is responsible for the global warming and not NO2! I'am just waiting for Greenpeace: Who is responsible for the expansion of the sun?
Since a few months Pattaya is a Doner-City. Doner Kebab is almost everywhere in Pattaya. Doner even conquered Carrefour's Foodcourt.
Seen on Pattaya's Beach Road, a few meters from Mike Shopping Mall. On Soi Hollywood, South Pattaya, you can get it for 80 Baht...
Aldi in Belgium sells the popular 720p HD Video Camera from Creative for less than 80 Euro (about 3'400 Baht)! Big C sells the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD100 1080p HD Video Camera for 3990 Baht!
A pack of 20 pcs of Ovaltine's popular 3in1 sticks costs 97 Baht at BigC, but 116 Baht at Carrefour (+20%!).
Ads for a closed disco
The LED Billboard at the entry to Walking Street is always publishing advertisements for the closed B-52 on Soho Square. It also announces the following new venues for the ailing place: Planet Rock, Abbey Road, Temptation, Jazzmine's and Coffee World. Formerly announced Black Canyon Coffee disappeared from the list.
Out of money!
Tour operators are urging the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to help hundreds of tourists from Scandinavia. They have been stuck at Suvarnabhumi Airport for four days after most flights to Europe were cancelled due to Iceland's volcanic ash cloud over European skies. Many of the independent tourists have no money and have to stay many nights at the airport, Apichart Sankary, an honorary adviser to the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), said.
No help from Thai!
Thai Travel Agents Association (TAA) said more than 10'000 Thai tourists were stuck in Europe. Many Thai tourists report that Thai Airways hasn't lent a hand to help passengers over there, but Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa had taken care of their clients as much as possible, by arranging free accommodation and some meals.
3D TV without glasses!
Before you buy a 3D Television Set consider that a German company just demonstrated a series of 3D naked-eye displays at the Finetech Japan 2010 in Tokyo. The new parallax barrier technology allows the viewer to see the 3D images without wearing glasses! For more information click NewSight GmbH
stops water splashing!
We report - with a suggestion of irony - that on Saturday, April 17th 2010, heavy rain inter-
rupted residents and tourists to splash each other with ice cold & dirty water...
On Friday April 16th at 16:30 a short-circuit at an air-conditioner caused a fire at Tahitian Queen A Go-Go on Pattaya's Beach Road. The venue, also known as TQ 1, had to close. It is said that the bar will reopen 'as soon as possible'.
A few days ago B-52, the nightclub on Soho Square, closed its first floor. Since April 16th the second and the third floor of the venue are closed too.
Sexy Girls A Go-Go on Soi 8 seems to do some good business. The venue is enlarging its showcase.
Since Wednesday, April 14th, Paradies A Go-Go on Soi Buakhaow is closed. During November 2009 and January 2010 the venue already turned off the lights for a few days.
Utopia Lounge's popular noisemaker, the Climax Band, changed its name to Thaitans (of Rock).
Good Bye Elvis
A local character known as Elvis Pattaya had been found dead in his room in Soi Yensabai on April 7th. Medics estimate Pakorn Boonlakorn had died 3 days previously. Originally Pakorn lived in Bangkok and worked as a teacher. He was a passionate fan of Elvis Presley and moved to Pattaya to perform Elvis songs at local bars and clubs. There were no signs of any foul play, nevertheless the body was taken away for examination. The 68 year old man was a local character in his white Elvis costumes.
Pattaya announces another Guinness World Record attempt
On April 26th 2010 Pattaya is organizing a new Guinness World Record attempt. The Sunlight washing liquid challenge is organised by City Hall in association with Unilever Thai Trading Company. It will be held along Pattaya Beach, on April 26th 2010, with 10'000 dishes paraded over a distance of 2.5 km, from North Pattaya until the famous Walking Street.
Adieu Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge, the one with real Thai ladies on Soi Yamato, closed the door.
New in Pattaya
This dog is definitely new in Pattaya. To make some money a dog has to pose with a bottle of Beer Chang, smoke a cigarette and wear sunglasses from Ray Ban.
An old hand dog shows how you have to deal with tourists.
Barbie A Go-Go
Do you know that Mattel's Barbies are copies of Pattaya's A Go-Go girls? Barbies never are wearing underwear...
Do you know?
Do you know why the dresses of Pattaya's ladies are so short? Thailand's clothmaker are manufacturing one size fit all only and believe that all Thai ladies are 140.25cm high. But please don't ask me why the skirts of Pattaya's small ladies are too short too!
My lady says Pattaya's girls are always short of money and can't afford clothes made from larger fabrics. TiP (This is Pattaya)!
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Chameleons in Pattaya
Chameleons are demonstrating in Pattaya
People supporting the Thai military and wearing yellow, pink or ordinairy clothes organized their happening on April 28th in front of City Hall on Pattaya North Road - and as last time, when wearing yellow clothes, the group installed an ear-shattering loud speaker system drowning out every other kind of noise.
Doomed to die
Bars are closing
Many, if not most Bars at the Bar Complex on 2nd Road / Soi 9 closed. Rumors tell that a new Hotel will overtake the place.
Fun left Soi 7
Since a few days the door to Soi 7 Fun Bar, a few meters only from Beach Road, are closed too.
Long time rumor says
Since a few years a rumor tells that all the bars on Soi 8, between Central Station (Soi 8) and We are the World (Beach Road) have to make space for another new hotel project...
Serving mostly tourists and expats from Germany, Austria and Russia, Naklua's Bars seem to be unaffected from the current problems.
All the Bars between Soi 8 and Soi 9 closed
All the bars on Pattaya's Beach Road, from the entry of Soi 8 to Pattaya's Police Station on Soi 9, closed. They have to make space for a new hotel of Pattaya's Eastiny Group. It will be built in front of the well-known Flipper Hotel on Soi 8. It seems some people believe Thailand will recover from its current turmoil...
Asian Elephants go London
After the street exhibition ends, the elephants will be sold in a headline grabbing charity auction at Sotheby's to raise money to protect India's elephants. Elephant parades have already been held in Antwerp and Rotterdam, and after London it will move to New York and Milan. It follows the format of the Cow Parade, which began in Zürich (Switzerland) in 1998 to raise money for charity.
Background information: In just 100 years the elephant population has shrunk by more than 90 per cent, dropping from 250'000 to an estimated 25'000. If current trends continue the Asian elephant will cease to exist in the wild by 2050.
Change of Name
From Beach Promenade to Pattaya Catwalk
Yamaha, one of the main sponsors, used the catwalk to presents its latest versions of Fino motorcycles. If the attempt gets recognized, it is anticipated that City Hall will change the term Beach Promenade to the more international term Pattaya Catwalk. According to our information, City Hall already asked the press - as well as the police - not to use the term prostitutes anymore for the ladies and ladyboys working on Pattaya's new Catwalk, but the more expressive word models. It is said that City Hall will also pay the monthly fees to the police for all the ladies and ladyboys working on Pattaya's Catwalk. They are our best-known ambassadors, NightWalker cited Pattaya's Mayor IItthiphol Kunplome.
Rip-Off on Beach Road
Be careful buying a cheap suit in Thailand
The running of a tailor shop has became a huge industry generating large profits. That's the reason why there are so many tailor shops at almost all tourist destinations in Thailand. But be careful, according an investigation conducted by Bangkok Post's Spectrum only 5% of these shops are honest. You can be shure that shops on Pattaya's Beach Road employing toots trying to catch your hands or arms are out to make quick money only and do not deliver quality clothes.
Spectacular Views over Northern Pattaya!
Don't believe into the Pictures in your Brochure -
This is the Real Face of Pattaya!
Siren Square opens...
Movie on Walking Street
Never believe in Experts
Experts are talking rubbish only!
A few weeks ago I followed a TV show. An expert explained that it isn't important to count the calories. The problem with todays population is the absence of physical exercise(s), he said. About 40 years ago every single person walked about 24 kilometers a day. The latest survey shows that the average American walks about 400 meters, the average European about 600 meters a day, the expert explained. Because I couldn't find find any surveys about Thai people I decided to fellow some of my neighbours during their days. The result of my survey is shattering. Thai people park their motorcycle or car just in front of the entry to their house. The distance between their living room and their vehicle is about 5 meters only. Arriving at their working place they park their vehicle in front of the building, the bar or the Go-Go club. If there is a prohibition for parking the businesses usually have their own drivers, parking the vehicle at a nearby parking area. Walking distance to the working place never was more than about 10 meters. My survey showed me, that the average Thai is walking between 20 to 40 meters only a day. Thais really face a big problem: The complete absence of any physical exercise. I had a look at my lady. She does excatly the same as my neighbours. Her motorcycle parks about 2 meters in front of the entry. For shopping she never goes to a shopping center. She drives her bike to the market and parks it in front of the stall and drives it to next booth if she needs something else. Visiting her girlfriends, she parks the motorcycle just at their front doors. I try to be a shining example not only for my lady and her daughter but also for all my neighbours. I am walking a few hours every single day and ride my bicycle at least 2 hours a day. Nevertheless, I can not impress that lazy Thai people with my daily exercises. All my neighbours are slim, without the slightest sign of some overweight. The only one on my location that has too many kilos on his body is a farang: Me! Never believe in experts and their statistics. They are talking rubbish only! Update: An expert on Thai TV just claimed "all editors of Websites are overweighted". "We don't know the real reason yet, but it's a known problem of the World Wide Web. The cause is probably introduced by a virus. If you want stay healthy and in good shape, never run a Website!", the professor from a well-known Thai University said - and my lady applauded.
Henry J. Bean, the pub and restaurant in front of the Amari Hotel on Beach Road closed. Its management decided that the beautiful old building needs a facelift. It will be transformed into an 'old English Pub' with traditional English food, a Pizza oven (to prepare that food?), large LCD / TV screens & video projectors for viewing world sports events and - a new name of course: The Tavern! A tavern with Beer Chang instead of some good old French and Italian wine? Amari Tutti Frutti would be a more suitable name...
Made the Thai Way
Ouane, a 30-year old Thai woman is working for a Pizza company in Pattaya. Her husband is working in Chiang Mai to make his living and to support his wife and his 1-year old son. Ouane has a supplementary income: During a few nights every month she is chasing Farangs on Pattaya's Walking Street. Why I tell you this story? Ouane's son didn't got the face of her mother or his father, but the one from his father's best friend which is living just around the corner from Ouane's appartment... If you like stories like this, PattayaSweethearts.com published some more...
Preparing the car for the Songkran Mania.
Songkran Mania in front of the new Right Spot Bar on Pattaya's Beach Road.
Welcome to the Water Splashing City!
The word Massage seems to originate from Massacre on Aged People.
The only Law in Thailand that works like expected is Murphy's Law.
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