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August 2012
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Temporarily closed
Temporarily closed
Smile Rock Girls A Go-Go, located on Soi 15, off Walking Street, closed for renovations.

Ineffective Demonstration of Power
On August 23rd at about 00:30 Pattaya Police from the Muang Pattaya Chonburi station arrested more than 50 ladyboys and prostitutes on Pattaya's Beach Promenade.
Police charged each person with soliciting prostitution in a public area and fined 100 baht.
As usual, Police said these arrests are a preventive measure to prevent crimes against tourists and to create a good image of Pattaya.
We simply call it an ineffective but stupid demonstration of power.

Deadly Fire at Phuket's Tiger Disco
On August 17th at about 04:00 a lightning caused a deadly fire at the Tiger Disco on the Thai resort island of Phuket.
If Thailand's corrupt Police would enforce Thailand's Law - and not collect money to close their eyes - we wouldn't had any victims.
According to Thailand's (holey) law all entertainment places have to close at 02:00...
Update August 19th:
Phuket's Provincial Electricity Authority said the fire at the entertainment venue was not the result of faulty equipment. The transformers are intact. Power transmission isn't disrupted. Phuket's Police is still investigating whether the disco was operating beyond the 02:00 closing time...

Pattaya's latest A Go-Go Club will open in a few days on Soi LK-Metro, off Soi Diamond.
The Showgirls Entertainment Centre is curently recruiting Showgirls, Coyotes, Dancers and Hostesses among others.

Private Toys?
Private Toys?
Toyz A Go-Go, located on Soi 15, off Walking Street, pasted over its sign with a small (temporarily?) Private Dancer banner.

On the 2nd Go?
On the 2nd Go?
At the former Mum Bar on Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, work is on the way to create something new.

Naturist's Pattaya
Chan Resort
Do you know that Pattaya provides a Naturist Resort?
Bangkok Post published a informative movie about Thailand's sole camp for undressed people.

The Stone has gone
The Stone has gone
All Rolling Stone Bars in Pattaya got a new name: Rolling Live Bar. Their Website closed.
The Stone has gone

New Destination
New Destination
The Halo Dancing on Pattaya's Walking Street changes its format: In the future it will present Coyote and A Go-Go dancers.

New Titty Twister
New Titty Twister
On August 4th Titty Twister opened its new bar on Soi 9, off Soi Khao Noi.

A Hostess for Papa
A Hostess for Papa
On July 27th PAPAgogo opened as a dependence of Soi Diana's successful Papagayo Coyote Club.
If you enter the new club, attractive hostesses will take care of you immediately.
If you don't like to choose your escort yourself, then this new bar is the perfect place for you...
A Hostess for Papa

The V.C. Hotel on Soi Prathamnak gets a face-lifting.

The Avenue searches
The Avenue searches
The Pattaya Avenue, the failed shopping plaza on Pattaya's 2nd Road, is searching tenants for its new Fabulous Entertainment Complex.

Next Station: Atelier
Next Station: Atelier
Next Station as well as Atelier, both venues located on Soi LK-Metro between Queen Club A Go-Go and the new Showgirls Entertainment Centre, reopened.
Both establishments remained closed during the last few months.

Fiik Bar reopened with an enlarged terrace
Fiik Bar on Soi 8, the neighbour of Sexy Girls A Go-Go, reopened with an enlarged terrace.

Sorry, but we had to close!
Goodbye Nana!
Goodbye Nana!
Nana Bar & Massage, located on Pattaya's 3rd Road, closed and is on the block.

California Adieu!
California Ade!
California Wow, the World's #1 Fitness Centers (?), located at the ailing Avenue Pattaya Plaza, closed. The company is waiting the verdict of Bangkok's Central Bankruptcy Court.

Tomat closed
Tomat closed
Tomat, the snack outlet located at the Southern end of Pattaya's Second Road, closed and is on the block.

Will they ever learn?
Will they ever learn?
Every few weeks Pattaya's Soi 7 lies in the dark - and every few weeks Pattaya's power company dispatches its highly professional workers to fix the problem, as on August 13th (!) 2012.
Obviously nobody is capable to use his brain to determine a long-term solution for the problem.
Sometimes it seems whole the City is managed by brainless people only...
Same procedure on Walking Street
On August 15th same procedure on Walking Street. Galaxy, Guugle and some others in the dark.

Colors of the East
Colors of the East
A Thai Market, under the name Colors of the East - Colors of your Life, defaced Pattaya's Beach Promenade from August 2nd - August 5th.
City Hall is claiming that some boothes also sold OTOP Products.
Colors of the East
As usually some boothes weren't ready for the show...
Colors of the East
and others already destroyed by wind and rain.
Pattaya's highly educated workforce simply can't know that the City sometimes face some wind and/or rain...
Colors of the East
Noise of your Life: As every year PA-speakers distributed whining sounds along the entire Beach Road in a very limited frequency range. A real threat for almost every single ear.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Rayong!
Officials launched a large-scale cleanup in Rayong after 384 people were diagnosed with hand, foot & mouth disease (HFMD).
A Cambodian 2-year-old child already died at Klaeng Hospital on July 26 2012. The baby had been seen twice at a local clinic. The clinic failed to produce a correct diagnose of the disease.
At the time of writing Thailand reports about 17'000 people diagnosed with HFMD.
No numbers available from Pattaya City Hall.

A Sign of Stupidity?
Thailand's Yellow-Shirt movement, known as People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) (!), announced it will stage a mass rally if the four reconciliation bills are taken up for debate in the House.
PAD co-leader Chamlong Srimuang said the Yellow-Shirt group may raise the stakes at the rally to try to oust the Yingluck Shinawatra government.
The Yellow-Shirts are supported by Bangkok's Elite and Thailand's Military and have close connections to Thailand's Democratic(?) Party.

Tap Water Warning!
In parts of Pattaya our Water Department is providing dirty tap water and are charging the same price as for the clean water they supplied before...
Keep in mind your restaurant is cleaning the tables, the dishes and the cutlery with it!
Bon Appetit!
Enjoy your meal!

Six gambling dens in Bangkok have reopened and are operating as normal, Rak Thailand Party leader and MP Chuvit Kamolvisit said on August 6th 2012.
The casinos are open 24 hours a day, including weekends and public holidays and, as far as we know, under the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Police Division 1.
Casinos under the jurisdiction of Provincial Police Region 1, near Or Tor Kor 3 Market in Nonthaburi province and Talad Thai market and Si Mum Muang central market in Pathum Thani were also operating normally Mr. Chuvit, a former massage parlour tycoon, said.
Gambling is illegal in Thailand, but for unknown reasons Bangkok Police can't see - nor close - the gambling dens - even if newspapers and websites publish their full addresses...

Lazy Police?
During a meeting with Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome on July 16th Region 2 deputy commander Col. Pisit Proirungroj offered no plans to tackle Pattaya's Jet Ski scammer problem.
Jet Ski scammers are with Pattaya since many years, but our Police don't take any action.
They not even are thinking about possible steps to solve the problem.
Pattaya Police are not lazy - but some of their officials obviously are involved in the scam.
It seems they are making good money by supporting the Jet Ski mafia.
Our Mayor said that the city faces legal obstacles to handling the problems alone, but with no visible support from Region 2 Police the city would continue to study the problem - same procedure as last year...

New Police Boxes?
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh recently toured Pattaya's Beach and choosed six spots for the construction of new Police boxes and a new 3-meter-tall watch tower.

New Checkpoint
Holy Tree Police
A new Police Organisation placed its dining table under Walking Street's famous Holy Tree to observe at least a small part of Pattaya's most popular place and to study the bustle of Pattaya's Ladyboys and the Black African Bar-Ladies across the street.

No Appreciation?
Region 2 deputy commander Col. Pisit Proirungroj complained that he believes Pattaya's tourists don't appreciate how far Police are going to protect their safety...
The safety of the Police or the safety of the tourists?

Why we should appreciate the work of our Police...
Jomtien Soi 2
... if it's a 'well-known secret' that members of Jomtien's Police are selling all kind of illegal drugs on Jomtien's Soi 2?

Jet Ski Scam
Khun Komsan, the Provincial Governor, told Pattaya City Hall he will now take personal control of the Jet Ski Scam problem. He instructed local authorities to immediately register all Jet Ski Operators. Jet Ski operators are forced to stop conducting business if they are caught scamming tourists, he said.
Despite numerous meetings and many promises to take action nothing happened and Jet Ski scams are taking place in Pattaya on a daily basis.
It is known that some Pattaya (Police) officials are part of the scam.
So, why we should appreciate the work of our Police?

Thai Killer Cops
free on bail!
Five policemen convicted of murdering a 17-year-old man were released on bail on July 31st by Thailand's Criminal Court.
Three of them, Angkhan Khammoonna, Sutthinan Nonthing, and Phansin Uppanan - all holding the rank of senior sergeant major - were sentenced to death for premeditated murder and hiding a corpse. Of the other two cops, Pol Lt Col Sumit Nunsathit was sentenced to life imprisonment, Pol Col Montri Boonlue was sentenced to seven years in jail.
At the time of the crime Pol Col Montri was chief of the Police station and Pol Lt Col Sumit was his deputy.
The witnesses now fear for their lifes. One of them already had been killed in an accident late in 2009 before being able to testify in court...

Police Arrest Police!
On August 10th 30 officers had to arrest Pol Maj Praphan Intharachai of the Southern Border Provinces Police Operation Centre at his restaurant in Rueso district.
A year-long investigation revealed that Pol Maj Praphan was unusually wealthy and possibly involved with the illegal drugs trade. It is said he was operating a major southern drug ring in Chumphon.
During the raid police found one kilogramme of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of about 13 million baht hidden inside his restaurant. Pol Maj Praphan was detained along with his two wives...
Police could seized more than 400'000 baht in cash, seven passbooks, six credit cards, eight mobile phones, one car, several guns and ammunition.
During the same day Provincial Police Region 5 arrested Pol Sen Sgt Maj Wasan Wisarutawessaphu of the Border Patrol Police Division 333 with 22'000 methamphetamine pills hidden in his pickup truck.

Do you know?
There are about 150'000 outstanding arrest warrants for criminal suspects who remain at large in Thailand.
All 1'650 police stations in Thailand are connected via the Police Information System, nevertheless arrest warrants are scattered among various bodies and are not systematically monitored.
Until today a coordinated database is missing.

Be aware
2012 is the Year of English Speaking, the Thai Ministry of Education announced.
The program will be initiated in schools and will involve plenty of academic activities. It will let teachers and students have opportunities to speak English and build their confidence in using it without excessive concern about grammatical errors.
NightWalker and his Team have the same approach - since many years...
Previous Publications
Pattaya News Flash August 2012 - The Source
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Pattaya, the City where your Passion is still a Possibility
©2012 NightWalker, Pattaya News Flash & Rainbow Production Switzerland.
Thailand tops the world's infidelity charts!
Durex, the condom producer, published its latest survey. It shows that:
Thai men rank on top and Thai women rank second as the world's most unfaithul lovers!
According to the survey, Asian men were the most promiscuous in the world.
For extramarital affairs, Thailand's men came out on top, followed by South Koreans and Malaysians. In fourth and fifth place were men from Russia and from Singapore.
Ghana's women are the world's most unfaithful, followed by Thailand's beauties and the ladies from Malaysia.
It has to be in the Genes...

myLady™ said: Oh my God! Now you know it too!
Generous City Hall
Generous City Hall
Pattaya's City Hall has a heart for its Coconut Ghosts. Just in time with the start of the rainy season City Hall is covering Pattaya's Beach Promenade with tent roofs to protect Pattaya's lovely Ladies and their Suitors from the daily rainfalls.

All information published on this page are as accurate as possible, but this one is a joke - we all know that City Hall never was interested in the well-being of their citizens or their tourists.
Pattaya installed the tents for its honourable guests of its Marching Band Contest only.
Beachroad closed!
Beachroad closed!
For the Marching Band Contest Pattaya's Police closed the Beach Road on August 22nd. Whole the street was in the hand of Pattaya's new Thappraya 2310 Police Organisation. We even couldn't spot any Coconut Ghosts on Pattaya's famous Beach Promenade...
Rehab launched its Lounge on Soi Buakhaow!
Rehab launched its Lounge on Soi Buakhaow
Tukcom Warning
Some boothes on Tukcom's second floor are selling new (?) branded and unbranded Smartphones and Tablets full of private Photos. Every checked product showed a different set of pictures.
How this photos come into the devices?
Sorry, but we have no other explanation:
The resellers of the affected devices are selling used products as new or are acting as receivers of stolen goods!
Check before you buy!
Warning Samsung Tablets!
Some boothes are selling 'No Name' Tablets with loaded Samsung Operating Systems as Original Samsung Tablets (Samsung Brand printed on the computers but not on the box, no Samsung Manual.)
If you want to buy Original Branded Communication Products don't try to buy them at Tukcom!

Update: Thailand's National Consumer Protection Board (CPB) warns Pattaya residents not to trust in advertising. The Board received many complaints about false advertising, fraudulent service contracts and dangerous products, CPB's Throngsiri Jumpol said. For complains consumers can contact the Pattaya Call Center at 1337 or the Mayor's Office at 038-253-111.
Puma says in Pattaya:
A Puma says at Pattaya's K Football Stadium: Everyone can Bolt
The Officials Stupidity is Spreading...
Thai Education Standards In Free Fall!
The Officials Stupidity Spreads...
Thai IQ at 88 only!
Chainarong Indharameesup, the chairman of Thailand's Institute for Research and Quality Development Foundation said that Thai students' performance has dropped from 'good' in 1985 to 'fair' in 1998 and 'poor' in 2000. And the international scores of Thai students have continued to drop, according to universal scores.
The IQ and development of Thai children have fallen below international standards. In developed countries the IQ usually is 104. In Thailand it is only 88 - a drop from 91 that was recorded 14 years ago.
There are 2'295 schools nationwide that failed to pass the quality standards set by Thailand's Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Onesqa), Channarong Pornrungroj, the office's director said on July 13th 2012.
According to Channarong Pornrungroj Onesqa tested 7'985 schools nationwide. The assessment found 333 schools achieved an excellent standard and 5'357 were of a good standard, but 2'295 schools failed to meet the standard.

The advertisement published above seems to be a result of Thailand's failed education system. It seems the publisher not even know the correct color of the traffic sign...
Is Boxing affecting the Brain?
Is Boxing affecting the Brain?
Participant comes from a country named Atria!
The two organizers of Pattaya's Muay Thai Boxing events, pictured above, usually are announcing participants from different countries to attract Pattaya's tourists too.
But even organising, promoting or attending a boxing event seems to affect the brain - or do you know a country called Atria which is using the flag of Austria?
We assume that Thailand's highly educated Boxing Promoters perhaps know the world better than we - or are simply generating new names and countries for their expensive Boxing Events: Admission Fees for this (stupid?) events are 1'200 Baht or more...
Is Boxing affecting the Brain?
Is Boxing affecting the Brain?
Be aware: 2012 is Thailand's Year of English Speaking
Walking Street's Absolute Entertainment is preparing a new venue. Probably a Hot Grill Restaurant or a Hot Grizzly Bear Zoo. But perhaps the clever people simply like to tell us that they will open another Hot Girls Bar soon and had a few Vodkas at their Galaxy Cabaret before they installed the new sign...

Who knows? Perhaps not even the owner(s) of the establishment!
2012 is Thailand's Year of English Speaking #2
Be aware: 2012 is Thailand's Year of English Speaking
The form to rent a room costs 600 Baht - but how much is a room?

Seen on Jomtien's Beach Road...
Information for Pattaya City Hall
Understanding Todays Technology
Understanding Todays Technology
Thailand's Office of the Basic Education Commission, a department within Thailand's Education Ministry, just started to distribute Chinese-made tablet computers to Prathom 1 students. Pattaya News Flash does its best to help Thailand's Officials to understand todays technology.

Above's informative sketch was first published by Korea's Samsung Electronics.
Police Boxes already on Pattaya's Beach Promenade
It goes fast - if somebody can make some money...
Police Boxes already on Pattaya's Beach Promenade
A few days ago Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh announced he choosed six spots for the construction of new Police boxes. It took a few days only and we could spot the 'highly durable plastic boxes' on Pattaya's 'Cat Walk'!
Thai Quality
Professional Power connections...
Thai Quality
and real Thai workmanship.
Further comments unnecessary.
Walking Street's Lazy Police
Touts from Walking Street
On August 6th Walking Street was full of Sex-Show touts. Everybody could see them and could hear their offers. Everybody - but not our Police. They had to read their Newspapers or play with their Laptops - or were walking on Walking Street, with 'closed eyes'. As every other evening too!
Touts from Walking Street
This Sex-Show host has his working place just in front of Walking Street's new Police Checkpoint - but the official is overlooking the tout gracefully.
Monkey Lady
The lady can present her monkey untroubled to tourists. Walking Street's Police is reading newspapers a few meters in front of her.
There are now at least four different Police Organisations on Walking Street to protect Pattaya's Tourists - they all do a very lousy job.

On March 30th 2012 Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh told the press a proposal awaiting approval would have Pattaya police, tourist police and municipal enforcement officers jointly ticket and arrest on sight pornographic DVD sellers, sex-show touts, beggars, flower sellers and other street vendors from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. City Hall blah-blah! Nothing ever happened.
New Beautiful Short-time Motel in Jomtien
Click here for more information about Pattaya's Love Inns!
For more information about Pattaya's Short-time Hotels and Jomtien's new Sandglass Motel please visit
Click here for more information about Pattaya's Love Inns!
Sandglass is the name of this beautiful new LoveInn.
It is located on Jomtien's Soi Chaiyabruek 3.
The bungalow-type rooms are nicely furnished.
Standard rooms are priced below 300 Baht, for a VIP room you have to pay less than 400 Baht for short-time activities (3hrs).
Click here for more information about Pattaya's Love Inns!
Relax at Pattaya's Beach...
Relax at Pattaya's Beach...
Relax at Pattaya's Beach - but where? It already disappeared!

Burapa University estimates Pattaya will be without beaches within the next 5 years...
Pattaya's new Beach Promenade
Pattaya's new Beach Promenade
The sketch shows Pattaya's new Beach Promenade in front of Mike Shopping Mall: Nice and colorful, but not durable. Wood isn't the right material for a footpath here in Pattaya. It needs some maintenance.
And maintenance is an unknown word in this part of the world...
Jomtien's empty Beach
Jomtiens's empty beach
The result of a false policy: Pattaya's main tourists stay in Pattaya, Jomtien or Naklua for 2 or 3 nights only. The days they spend in cramped busses...

All pictures published on this page are as accurate as possible - this one too!
Pattaya's 'Historical' Buildings
Pattaya's Historical Buildings
Latex Plaza at Jomtien's Beach Road. An eyesore since many years.

All pictures published on this page are as accurate as possible - this one too!
Jomtien has now its own Fire Brigade!
Jomtien has now its own Fire Brigade!
After being unused for many years, Jomtien's Fire Brigade Building on Soi Wat Boon is now populated with fire engines and firefighters: Improved security for Jomtien's residents. Thank you City Hall!

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Latest Fun in Jomtien
Latest Fun in Jomtien
Coming Soon

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Pattaya's Dangerous Street Art
Pattaya Street Art
During a meeting at the end of March 2012 City Hall decided that on Wednesday April 11, 2012 from 9am. - 16.30pm, all sectors will have to check their cables. Unused cable have to be cut off. If a division has more than 10 cables, they must bundle the cables together into one big cable for reason of safety of the people and the traffic, the new regulation said.
As you can see: Nothing ever happened - Pattaya is still a dangerous place...
From our Tour de Pattaya

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Walking Street never sleeps

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Multicultural Kebab
Multicultural Kebab
Since a few weeks there is a Shawarma Kabab booth at 2nd Road's entry to South Pattaya Road. Therefore Pattaya visitors asked us what's the difference between Shawarma Kabab and Kebab.
Kebab (or originally Kabab) is a wide variety of meat dishes originating in Iran (Persia). They were adopted in the Middle East, Turkey, South Asia and Asia Minor. Kebab dishes are now found worldwide.
Shawarma is an Arab meat preparation, where lamb, goat, chicken, turkey, beef, or mixed meats are placed on a spit. They may be grilled for as long as a day. Shawarma, usually made on a vertical spit, is a fast-food staple across the Middle East, Europe, the Caucasus and Pattaya.
The Arabic word Shawarma comes from the Turkish word çevirme and means 'turning'. It has its origins in Anatolia.
Thais living in Pattaya know the dish as Chicken-Bab, some like it, some not.
Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both.
Falafel is usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables and sauces.
Falafel originates from Egypt but has become a dish eaten throughout the Middle East.
Tiger Beer
Tiger Beer Logo
= Heineken
+ Chang
+ Kirin
On August 3rd 2012 Heineken announced it has reached a deal to buy the Asian brewing group that makes Tiger beer for US$4.1 billion.
Heineken currently owns 41.9 percent of APB, one of Southeast Asia's biggest brewers, and taking F&N's 40 percent will give the Amsterdam company a distinctive edge over Thai Beverage Ltd.
Thai Beverage Ltd., owned by Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, Thailand's second-richest man, owns 24.1 percent in F&N - and through his son-in-law 8.5 percent in APB.
Japanese brewer Kirin owns 14.7 percent of F&N.
Colors of your Life at CentralFestival Pattaya
Colors of your Life at CentralFestival Pattaya
We Tell the True
We simply don't tell you whole the story...
We simply don't tell you whole the story...
Yes, our cable TV network brings 100 channels into you home. To fill up all that channels we simply place the very same TV-programs 2, 3 or even 4 times on different channels. That's the way we are working here in Pattaya.
Some ignorant Farangs call it cheating.
This electric motorcycle, called Panda by its importer, is a Chinese copy of Yamaha's Original. In most countries it costs about 20'000 Baht - or less. But Thailand's distributor asks 35'000 Baht. Since a few weeks OHG Amorn at Tukcom's Basement sells the same bike under its AMORN Brand for 19'990 Baht only.
We congratulate!
20 Years Pattaya Mail
Nothing every changed: U-Tapao Airport is still in the headlines - as is our Mayor. Pattaya is still glutted with Hotel Rooms and our streets are still full of heedless road users. And the Kenians still dominate the Pattaya Marathon.
Pattaya Relocated!
Pattaya Relocated!
The Met Office, UK's National Weather Service, relocated Pattaya to Thailand's Southern peninsula...
Fun in Great Britain
Fun in Great Britain
Fun in Great Britain
The Miracle Year of Amazing Thaiand
For more information please visit
Monthly Air-Card Report
Monthly Air-Card Report
Thailand's Mobile Providers are calling this (<70 kbps) High Speed Download.
August 11th 2012:
10 Luxurious Resort Operators in Phuket have to demolish their buildings situated within Sirinat Marine National Park's boundary. They do not have the title deed to certify their ownership of the land plots because the Royal Forestry Department had revoked all title deeds in the area before it was declared a national park in 1981.

August 12th 2012:
Thailand's Anti-Corruption Commission has been asked to investigate the alleged involvement of a former Phuket deputy governor and a former interior permanent secretary over unlawful land acquisition on the island.
The two are suspected of issuing documents for areas where ownership is prohibited and of involvement in land scams covering hundreds of rai.

August 16th 2012:
Thailand's Anti-Corruption Network released a report saying under-the-table payments account for 50% of the costs of all government concessions.

August 17th 2012:
On May 17th 2012 Thailand's DSI (the Department of Special Investigation) said that State Authorities may be responsible for the deaths of at least 25 people during the 2010 political mayhem.
On August 17th Thailand's Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha asked the DSI to stop accusing the soldiers of killing red shirt demonstrators during the crackdown. He warned that information from the DSI's investigation into the crackdown should be kept confidential until court proceedings end.
The army chief said DSI chief Tarit Pengdith promised to be more careful and apologised.

August 17th 2012:
Thailand's Education Ministry has asked the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to probe alleged corruption in the 5.3 billion baht procurement scheme of the Office of Vocational Education Commission (Ovec).
Many schools had received materials which they had never requested.
Several high-level civil servants in the ministry had been implicated in the irregularities.

August 18th 2012:
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ordered a probe into alleged involvement of politicians in widespread bushfires.
Reports say that more than 15'000 rai of forests in five districts of three provinces were intentionally set by encroachers looking to clear land for palm oil plantations.
The masterminds of the bushfires are politicians at national and local levels, the chief of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said. Some forest reserves have already become rubber and palm plantations, the spokesman added.

August 18th 2012:
A warder at Nakhon Si Thammarat prison was shot dead today after he refused to cooperate with a drug gang. He was riding his motorcycle home when he was attacked. He was murdered because he refused to help a drug dealer smuggle crystal methamphetamine into the prison. Investigating the drug problems at the prison will be harder, the police said. The staff may be afraid to speak to police...

August 19th 2012:
A son of a Democrat MP illegally occupied land on Khao Phaeng mountain on Koh Samui, the Department of Special Investigation's consumer and environment protection division said. He purchased the land from 3 other suspects. DSI said its investigators are probing suspected irregularities involving a road project leading to the suspect(s) land plots. The road project is privately funded and should later be handed over as property of Koh Samui municipality...

August 20th 2012:
Forest destruction in Thailand's Southern provinces apparently are the work of Thailand's Influential People. Forestry Officials seized about 10'000 logs of Samet Khao Wood in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Chalerm Prakiart district. Thailand's Natural Resources and Environment and Agriculture and Cooperative ministries identified hotspots at Pa Phru Kuan Kreng, a peat swamp forest ravaged by fires. Thailand's so called Influential People don't care about anything if they can catch an opportunity to make some money.

August 21st 2012:
Thailand's Government increased the taxes for liquors and cigarettes. The Cabinet approved an increase in taxes for white spirits to 150 Baht per litre of 100% alcohol content, up from 120 Baht. For blended spirits, the tax was increased to 350 Baht per litre of 100% alcohol content, up from 300 Baht. Cigarette excise taxes increased to 87%, up from 85%. According to Government Officials the tax hikes will generate an additional 12 billion Baht in revenue for the state each year. Imported cigarettes from China could rise by as much as 20 Baht per pack, a spoesman said.
Update: The tax hikes increase cigarette prices by 3-14 Baht per pack. White spirits rise by 5-7 Baht, blended spirits 8-12 Baht and brandy 3-12 Baht per bottle.
Beer and wine drinkers may face higher prices too. But because taxes are already set at the maximum rate under the law, the law would need to be changed. Thailand's Excise Department is considering the issue.

August 23rd 2012:
A ban on the consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages in state enterprise and government offices is now in effect. Consumption of alcoholic drinks inside all state enterprises including the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand, Government Lottery Office, Thailand Tobacco Monopoly, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Port Authority of Thailand and others are now prohibited.
Since August 8th 2012 consumption of alcohol is banned while driving or riding in vehicles using public roads. Drinking and sales of alcohol in factories will be banned in about 90 days.

August 24th 2012:
An average of 10 Jetski problems are reported at Pattaya's Police Station EVERYDAY. But there are still no action against the scammers, not from Itthiphol Kunplome's City Hall and not from our money collecting Police Organisations. The gangsters even got the support of the Consumer Protection Police Division.
Bangkok's Consumer Protection Police Division visited Pattaya a few days ago and said they have received many complaints regarding Jet Ski accidents in Pattaya.
'It occurs because insurance companies do not cover damages made to Jet Skis that are rented out. Also, the majority of Jet Ski operators cannot afford insurance. Because of this, when accidents occur, Jet Ski operators need to charge their customers a lot of money to cover the cost of repairs which then upsets the customer and gives a negative image to Pattaya. We cannot blame only the operators: sometimes accidents occur because of unskilled jet-ski users and drunken teenage customers. Currently, if accidents occur, operators negotiate a fee with the customer', Pol. Maj. Gen. Niphon Jaroenphon, the lovely Chief of the Consumer Protection Police Division said.

August 28th 2012:
Pattaya City Hall signed an agreement with True Corporation (Public) Ltd. over the installation of 1'000 Wi-Fi Internet hot spots, with 2 Mbps of broadband, all around Pattaya in the near future.
According to Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome Pattaya City is a World Class Tourist Attraction where high speed internet and free Wi-Fi are a necessity.
Pattaya residents and tourists can subscribe to a Monthly 5 Free Hours of Wi-Fi-Internet by registering through the True Wi-Fi Website.
I am watching you!
It Never Ends:
Bank of Greece
3.5 Billion Euro more please!
Tourists boycot Greece
Politicians should do the same!
More than 600 Hotels already had to close in Greece. Even a 40% discount doesn't bring back the tourists!
It seems that foreign tourists don't like to support a country managed by EU-cheaters!

Greece's Governments cheated the EU even before the country entered the European Union. Greece never stopped to work with manipulated numbers and endless but empty promises.
The War on Eggs

iScientist™ ©2012
Stupid Microsoft
Microsoft's Outlook
Microsoft says it's time to re-invent e-mail services and changes the name of its service from Hotmail to Outlook.

iSay™ ©2012
Pattaya Beverages
Pattaya Beverages
Dou You Know?
Milk in Thailand
Bottled Milk can be identified by its cap.
White cap: Zero Fat
Light blue cap: Low Fat
Dark blue cap: Full Fat
or red cap: Full Fat
In Thailand Low Fat Milk usually contains added Sugar.
Warning: Meiji, a CP product, sells all milk versions in Tetra-Paks with red-caps!
Now YOU know more than any salesperson in Thailand's shops and supermarkets...
Great Great Britain!
London 2012: Great Great Britain!
Funny London 2012
The Olympic Games provided a competition on 'horizontal bars'.
The winners even got some medals.
In Pattaya almost all bars are horizontal, the exercises mostly too - we only miss the medals.
Miserable Great Britain
Julian Assange
Mr. Obama and Mr. Cameron, as well as some others, have to understand that our world needs people like Julian Assange and Websites like Wikileaks.
Global Stupidity
The US has the moral duty to block Iran's nuclear plans.
Willard Mitt Romney,
US Presidential Candidate
Last Month
PAPAgogo Soi Diana
Monkey House Soi 7
Leam Bar Soi 7
Indian Dance Club
Tesco/Lotus Express
Barbican Express Pizza
Kiss Food & Drinks
Tomboy Paradise
The Devonshire
Döner King
Art in Paradise
Doi Chaang Coffee Shop
Seoul Korean Restaurant
Natthayawadee Resort
Numchai Restaurant
Star Dust Beer Garden
Berlin Restaurant & Café
Eazy Room Bar Soi 15
A&W CentralFestival
DQ CentralFestival
Big Event:
New Banknotes

For more information
click July News.
Can be rented
Can be rented!
This nice 3-wheelers can be rented. If you are interested, please call
0811 525 767 (Eng/Thai) or
0888 466 286 (Eng/Ruski).
Happy Three Wheeler
The Happy Three Wheeler Shop is located on Pattaya 3rd Road (South Pattaya).
Free Parking
Parking in Pattaya is free, collecting money is illegal!
Don't pay the unauthorized parking fee collectors at Beach Road's parking area near the entry to Walking Street!
In case of difficulties call Tourist Police (1155) or Pattaya's Call Center (1337).
Do not call Pattaya Police:
It seems that at least two officials from Soi 9 are involved in the scam!
Warning #1
Do not ride Jet Ski in Pattaya!
Pattaya City Hall doesn't do anything to stop the scam!
Warning #2
Do not sit under a Coconut Tree!
Before you sit down on Pattaya's Beach Promenade please check if there are some coconuts above your head. Dropping coconuts can be deadly.
They kill worldwide 150 people every year.
Warning #3
No Thai Ladies please!
Warning #4
Avoid mosquitoes, they spread the Dengue Fever
Pattaya in War
against its Mosquitos!
Pattaya in War against its Mosquitos!
On August 10th the Department of Public Health informed the communities to be aware of the dengue fever disease which is caused by infected mosquito bites and instructed them how to prevent the spreading by use of pesticides destroying mosquito nests that live mostly in contaminated water areas.
Pattaya in War against its Mosquitos!
Warning #5
Date-rape drug warning
Wasted Money
Wasted Money
Installed during May 2010 but never used!
Wasted Money
During the day pigeons are observing the beach, during the night homeless people.
Wasted Money
Exception: The tower in front of CentralFestival is sometimes populated with volunteers provided by Thai Life Savers.
30 Minutes only
30 Minutes only
30 Minutes of rain only and wide parts of Pattaya are under water.
I know it now for 25 years and Pattaya's City Hall too.
But our officials never tried to fix the problem the professional way.
City Hall is wasting the taxpayer's money for everything else, but never use it for the really important things of Pattaya's citizens.
Stop Nuclear Plants!
No Nuke Please!
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima & Fukushima!
Solar and Wind Energies are unstable energy sources.
They depend on weather.

iExpert™ ©2012
Battery operated vehicles are anything than environment friendly.
The production and the disposal of batteries are a threat to the nature.

iExpert™ ©2012
If you are good enough, you are young enough.

iScientist™ ©2012
Politicians can't improve a situation, but they can deteriorate it always.

iExpert™ ©2012
Prevent a Stroke
by eating Chocolate!
A study published by Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm shows that eating 66.5 grams of chocolate lowers the risk of a having a stroke by 20%.
The potential health benefits of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, have been widely attributed to its flavonoids, antioxidant compounds in cocoa that may boost the cardiovascular system.
Flavonoids can enhance blood flow by relaxing blood vessels and lowering blood pressure.
They may also inhibit clumping of platelets and reduce inflammation.
But keep in mind that chocolate isn't chocolate.
Swedish milk chocolate contains about 30% cocoa solids, black chocolate even 70% cocoa.
Avoid 'chocolate'
from America:
U.S. chocolate bars need only contain 15% cocoa to be called sweet dark chocolate.

Bayer is manufacturing a new drug called Xarelto.
It is a new anti-coagulant drug that promises to be effective in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
A clinical trial showed that the new drug reduced the risk of stroke in patients by up to 20 per cent - same as (real) chocolate.

iScientist™ ©2012
Do you know?
The same quantity of milk or fruit juice contains more sugar than an ordinary Coke!

iScientist™ ©2012
Bikers wear Helmets
Real Bikers wear Helmets!
Technology News
Apple: Bye Bye!
Samsung Electronics took 45% smartphone market share in Europe and pushed Europe's Android market share to 65%. Apple accounts for 14.4% of market share.
Samsung Electronics maintaines its overall leadership position in China, with a 17 percent market share.
ZTE, Lenovo and Huawei - all based in China - were the second-, third- and fourth-place vendors, far ahead of Apple, which is No. 5 in China.
Nokia, Motorola and Blackberry already are in "no man's land"...

Do you know ZTE?
China's ZTE has become one of the top five smartphone vendors in the world.
ZTE shipped eight million smartphones in the second quarter of 2012.
The company's worldwide market share is by just 0.5 percentage points behind HTC and 1.4 percentage points behind Nokia
Wait until next year - I predict the company will climb to #2 or #3: ZTE will launch a new ultra-thin quad-core Grand Era smartphone and a LTE version of the Grand Era before the end of this year.

The Winner
Compal Electronics acquired 70% of Dell's 2013 notebook orders and 36% of Acer's total notebook orders for 2013.
Compal is also expected to receive a high proportion of orders from Lenovo for 2013.

Where your Acer comes from?
2013 more than 80% of Acer's 15-inch notebooks will come from Compal with the remaining orders shared by Wistron and Quanta.
Acer's 14-inch laptops will come from Wistron.
All of Acer's 11-inch netbooks will be produced at Quanta's factories and all of Acer's 17-inch notebooks will be sourced from Pegatron.

Where your HP Notebook comes from?
2013 more than 50% of HP's notebooks will come from Quanta Computer, 7-8% will be manufactured by Wistron and about 8% by Compal. Inventec will produce HP's remaining share.

Windows RT-Tablets
Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell announced they will launch Windows RT-based tablet PCs just after the release of the new operating system.
HP's tablet will use chips sourced from Texas Instruments (TI), Dell decided to use chips from Qualcomm. Dell's RT tablets are manufactured by Compal Electronics.
ASUS (Asustek Computer) presents a RT-tablet based on Nvidia's solution, while Toshiba designed its RT-tablet around a chip set from Texas Instruments.
Most vendors should launch their RT-products after October 26th 2012.

NightWalker's Technology News
Funny Shirt
Beer Inside
Silly PitPit claims
I never bolt!
Police or Ambulances are carrying me away.
Funny Shirt
Ein Stein
It's impossible to wipe out corruption in Thailand.
Thai language doesn't know that word.
Therefore, if Thais talk about corruption they can't understand the meaning of their talks.

iExpert™ ©2012
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Not Evil, Just Hungry
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