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November 2013
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Pattaya's deadly
Ferry Disaster
Look the Movie, read the Reports and Mike Baird's Warning. Tomorrow it can happen again...
During the evening hours (Thai time) on November 8th we lost the contact to our people in Switzerland. We couldn't reach our provider nor our designers or our websites. A lot of other sites in Switzerland and some other countries in Europe were down too for WEB users in Thailand.
On November 10th surfers in Switzerland still could not reach most of Thailand's WEB sites.
It's like a part of a continent disappeared for about 24 hours or more...
Impressive - but don't forget the reality
Media in Thailand - and around the world - report that about 20'000 anti-amnesty bill protesters are occupying Ratchadamnoen Avenue from Democracy Monument to Phanfa Bridge in Bangkok, and, if you look at the published pictures, it really looks impressive.
But don't forget, Bangkok is a big city with over 8'000'000 (8 million) habitants.
Therefore the Democrat Party, the main organizer of the event, just could motivate 2.5 Promille of the capital's citizens to join the rallies.
The number is even less impressive when taking in account that the Democracts lured 'demonstrants' from neighboring districts to join the party.
The organizer provided free transports, free foods, free drinks and some 'protesters' even reported from some 'pocket money' they got to join the protests.
The sponsors of the protests pay up to 500 Baht/day to the participants. That's 200 Baht more than Thailand's heavy controversial minimum wage...
The media present you a rat - but tell you it's an elephant.
Compare: Pattaya's Music Festival attracts every year between 400'000 and 500'000 visitors and they all have to pay the transportation, foods, drinks and accommodation from their very own pocket.
Schizophrenic Protest Leader?
On November 28th protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, who calls his movemement Civil Movement for Democracy (CMD), accused Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra, the ex-wife of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, to plan a plot to assassinate him with the help of Thailand's Air Force.
Spokesman Air Vice Marshal Monthon Satchukorn said the accusation was groundless.
Suthep Thaugsubun also warned Korn Chatikavanij, a former finance minister and a Democrat list-MP not to criticise Suthep's CMD again otherwise he would experience trouble in his life.
Army on the move
Thay Army announced that they will move troops between December 1st and December 3rd.
Don't panic, the troops will be travelling to an oath-taking ceremony for His Majesty the King's birthday in Hua Hin, the Army said.
The ceremony will take place on His Majesty the King's birthday on Dec 5. After the ceremony he royal guards will return to their bases, the spokesperson promised.
Thailand's Democrat Party announced to end the Thaksin regime
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and his 'Democrats' decided to join Suthep Thaugsuban's rallies in an attempt to wipe out the so called 'Thaksin regime'.
Abhisit Vejjajiva dismissed speculation that Democrat MPs would resign to fight the government on the streets.
Suthep Thaugsuban himself announced once again that the fight against the Thaksin Regime will be finalised within the next few days.
Suthep's mob cuts power to Hospital
Suthep's 'Democratic Mob' cuts electricity at Thailand's national police headquarters and an adjacent police hospital in Bangkok.
Thai Prime Minister survives no-confidence vote
Bangkok's protesters try to provoke a military coup
Bangkok Post's Opinion writer obviously changed (a part) his mind and claims that Suthep is the false prophet.
The Bangkok Post itself seems still to support Bangkok's Elite and its protesters and is surprised that the ruling Pheu Thai Party still appears reluctant to use force...
In an interview broadcasted by BBC World News a female member of the protesters justified her turn up by saying that only 1 promille of Thailand's citizens really know Thaksin Shinawatra (and his clan). The rest is stupid enough to follow him...
Psychologists already have shown that the more inept you are the smarter you think you are.
Please Grow Up!
Banthoon Lamsam, the chief executive officer of Kasikornbank, has urged Thai politicians to stop acting like children and put the interests of the nation first.
Representatives from all political groups must respect the rule of law and stop behaving in a manner that could directly and indirectly destroy the country and harm its people, he said.
Thailand's political situation has already damaged our economy, investors are offloading Thai stocks to reduce risk, and tourists are cancelling trips to Thailand, he added.
300'000 tourist already cancelled their bookings because of the on-going protests.
Dirty Protesters
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) had to ask protesters on Ratchadamnoen Avenue to dispose their rubbish properly.
Bangkok's street sweepers had to collect 155 tones of rubbish left by protesters during Sunday's demonstration.
Thailand's Democrat Party is lying to the people
Suthep Thaugsuban, Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Democart Party and their sponsors from Bangkok's Elite are lying to the people. The only reason for their protests is to gain back their power in the Government to keep the people thumb and cheap. In no case they will hand down the Power to the People observers say.
The executives of Thailand's TV station already told the journalists directly or indirectly to what extent they could report on the rallies and reminding them of the restraints of business and station ownership.
23 Countries are now warning Tourists
According to Thailand's Foreign Ministry 23 countries are warning their citizens because of the ongoing protests in Bangkok.
Our very own list shows the following 23 countries: The United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan issued special travel advice on Thailand. Nevertheless, with the on-going protests it's very likely that we have to update this list very soon...
Suthep Thaugsuban
Suthep Thaugsuban
The Führer of Bangkok's Right Wings
Thailand's Führer needs new glasses
On Sunday, November 24th, Suthep Thaugsuban announced that he met his goal and cerebrated his "one million people" rally.
The crux:
Thailand's police estimated about 98'000, authorities estimated about 59'000 people, a military intelligence unit said there are not more than 150'000 people at the rallies on Sunday. Thailand's National Security Council put the number at 180'000 and Bangkok Post calculated that between 387'050 and 446'250 people attended the protests on Sunday. The newspaper's opinion writer even saw up to one million people...
Nevertheless Thailand's Führer told the crowd:
We won't stop even if Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra resigns or the House is dissolved. Our demonstration will continue until we can get rid of the Thaksin regime.
However, he added: This battle will end in three days...
Perhaps one of his sponsors can spend him new glasses. Pink ones...
13+2 locations in Bangkok blocked
Anti-Thaksin leader Suthep Thaugsuban said on Sunday that his movements will travel to the Supreme Command headquarters on Chaeng Wattana Road; the air force headquarters in Don Muang; the army headquarters on Ratchadamnoen Avenue; the navy headquarters in Bangkok Noi; the Royal Thai Police to oust, what he calls, the Thaksin regime.
The Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand will block Banggkok's Phitsanulok Road from Chamai Maruchet Bridge to Yommarat intersection.
The rallies will last 3 days the 'Führer' announced.
Elite Protesters
Bangkok's stupid Elite
Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and his anti-government groups threatened to cut off electricity and water at state offices in the capital and at Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's residence.
Bangkok's Elite tries to escalate the push to oust the Yingluck government.
You may have to work without water and electricity, the 'Führer' told the government.
On Monday, November 25th, the demonstrators will scatter into 12 groups and march along 12 roads in the capital, the disputatious Suthep Thaugsuban announced - but he declined to specify which roads would be affected.
We recommend:
Leave Bangkok for Pattaya!
The air here is much better.
No right wings on our streets.
Suvarnabhumi Airport
New Regulations at Suvarnabhumi Airport
Pattaya-at-Night reported that the Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) introduced new regulations for taxis at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
AoT has put turnstiles in place to block inbound air passengers from catching taxis on the departures floor.
AoT claims that those taxi drivers posed a safety risk to passengers, they overcharged customers and/or refused to use meters. Some of these taxi drivers also commited various crimes against passengers.
Russian Tourists to Boycott Thailand?
After the last accident on November 15th the Russian Union of Travel Industry (RUTI) submitted a letter to its Moscow office to boycott Thailand if the standards here are not improved.
Thailand's Tourism Minister Somsak Pureesrisak said that his ministry promises to take the best care of all tourists, no matter where they come from.
We need to find out what is the reason for the increasing accidents to Russian tourists, he added.
The Power of Thailand's Military
After the 2006 military coup Thailand's Military and its puppet from the 'Democartic Party' introduced a new constitution in 2007 that made around half the Senate seats appointed positions, rather than directly elected roles.
Based on this undemocratic constitution Thailand's Constitutional Court today rejected proposals to bring the power back to the people.
Please click here to read the report.
November 18th, 2013:
Loy Kratong
Yesterday we celebrated the Loy Kratong Festival in Pattaya.
City Hall Babblers
On November 1st, 2013, City Hall's biggest Babbler announced a 90-day long Traffic Crackdown mainly targeting illegal parking in Pattaya.
We made the above picture on Saturday night, November 16th, on Pattaya's Beach Road.
The road's new 3rd lane has a no parking marking.
Nevertheless, between Mike Shopping Mall and Royal Garden Plaza over a dozen car drivers ignored the signs, parked their cars and hindered the traffic.
During the time we took the photos about 10 security officials in khaki uniforms passed through the new Beach Promenade, obviously with closed eyes.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome seems to be nothing else than a comedy actor.
Suthep Thaugsuban
Ringleader Suthep Thaugsuban
Remove the Prime Minister, the Democrat Party demands.
146 Democrat MPs submitted a petition to the Senate seeking the removal of Prime Minister and Defence Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, her deputy Plodprasop Suraswadi and Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan.
According to Thailand's Democrat Party the three had failed in administering the country, looking for self-interest rather than the benefit of the kingdom, had violated the law, committed corruption and caused social division - but the party didn't publish details of the accusations.
On Friday night protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban announced to uproot the Thaksin regime with the impeachment of all 310 MPs supporting Thaksin, boycotting all officials serving the regime, boycotting products and services linked to Thaksin and calling for a nationwide strike by officials.
The party us the same scenario as in 2006 when it prepared the coup d'état of the Military.
It's the proof that nobody can trust Bangkok's Elite.
Bus Crash: 30 tourists from Russian hurt
A double-decker bus carrying 51 passengers from Pattaya to Kanchanaburi crashed today in Sri Racha district.
Twelve injured tourists were taken to Samitivej Hospital in Sri Racha, ten to Phyathai Hospital in Sri Racha and eight to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.
According to the driver, he lost control of the bus after a car suddenly overtook him. The bus skidded off the road and hit an electricity pole.
Temple tours suspended
Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) announces that it has to suspend the Bangkok Temple bus tours around the historic Rattanakosin Island because of the ongoing anti-government protests.
Bangkok is the stronghold of the Democrat Party and its Mayor Sukhumbhand Paribatra is a member of the Democrat Party.
His party is the main organiser of the protests.
Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban claims the Government has no choice but to quit.
He urged the business sector to delay paying taxes.
He also called for civil disobedience through a nationwide three-day strike.
The so called 'Democrats' announced to step up the protests: If the crowd is large enough and the conditions are right, we will upgrade our protest, a member of the party said.
A Go-Go Club needs some refurbishing
PattayaSweethearts reports the temporarily closure of the Sapphire Club on Soi 15. The management says the renovation of the club will need about 2 weeks.
Update: The club reopened during the last week of November 2013.
Bavaria is different
Bayern Munich, the football club, celebrates alleged tax evader with standing ovations.
Where are the Tourists from Russia?
Businesses in Pattaya ask where are the heavily announced Russian tourists?
Do they hide themself or are the numbers published by Pattaya's Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) manipulated?
Fact is that many hotels still have plenty of empty rooms and shops no customers.
New Pictures
NightWalker published new pictures from Pattaya's Beach Promenade.
Joop presents the latest snapshots from Pattaya's disappearing Beach.
Stop the Protests!
Suan Dusit's latest Poll says that 69.67% of the respondents want all political protests should be brought to an end to bring peace to the country.
85.82% of the pool's respondents said Thailand should follow the International Court of Justice's ruling on the disputed land near the ancient Preah Vihear temple. The Nationalists should end their protests and accept the court's judgement, and don't escalate the situation.
Thailand's citizens seem to be a lot more intelligent than the members of the Democrat Party and the country's Nationalists.
Another Train derails
A diesel express train running on the Bangkok-Nong Khai route derailed today at a railway crossing in Udon Thani.
A number of passengers, the train driver and a member of the train staff were injured.
The damage to the train is estimated at 70 million Baht.
More Tourist warnings
In addition to Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Israel, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Singapore, Spain and the Netherlands issued travel warnings on November 11th for their citizens.
For more information please read our report from November 6th.
fried insects
Don't eat Bugs!
Thailand's Director General of the Department of Medical Sciences warns of eating fried insects. It may cause fatalities, he says.
Dr. Aphichat Mongkol claims that ingesting food that is dirty or contaminated with bacteria can cause high levels of Histamine to enter the body.
If you - or your Girlfriend - like to eat insects please click here and read the full report.
Avoid newly painted rooms in Thailand
Thailand's Ecology Alert and Recovery Thailand Foundation (Earth) claims that more than 75% of all paints sold in Thailand contain lead concentrations that exceed safety limits.
Ahead of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Preah Vihear temple dispute a Thai helicopter and a small Thai spotter plane were seen flying low around disputed land near the Preah Vihear temple.
Obviously a stupid and wasteful provocation from Thailand's unsound Army.
Tension on the border is high ahead of a verdict due on Monday by the UN's highest court on where the border lies around the ancient temple.
Avoid Thailand's Airports
At Thailand's Airports you get cheated and even drugged by Thailand's Taxi Drivers, you pay too much at Thailand's 'Duty Free' Shops and at the Airport's Exchange Boothes you get a lot less Baht for your money than anywhere else in Thailand.
Dissolve Parliament
A self-named Democrat-Party-linked 'Group of 40 Senators' today called on the prime minister to dissolve parliament and call a general election to return the power to the people...
Tourist warnings
Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Israel, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom issued travel warnings for their citizens because of the ongoing political protests in Thailand.
Thailand's so called Democrat Party and its alliances, the splinter groups of the former Yellow Shirts movement are protesting against an amnesty bill of the current Government - and from November 11th probably against the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Preah Vihear temple dispute.
Thailand's Army already deployed soldiers to the border area of Si Sa Ket's Kantharalak district to 'conduct attack drills and evacuation training for residents'.
The Thammayatra Group announced if the ICJ rules against Thailand and Thai troops have to withdraw from the area, we will move in to protect the country's territory.
Thailand's Democrat Party as well as the Yellow Shirt movement have the support of Bangkok's Elite, a large part of Thailand's Army and many of Thailand's newspapers, at least the ones that are in the hands of Bangkok's Elite, including Bangkok Post and The Nation.
As predicted above Nationalist groups used yesterdays ICJ ruling as another reason to launch marching rallies to protect Thai territory, as they announce.
But as their names display (Anti-Thaksin Coalition, People's Democratic Force to Overthrow Thaksinism and the Dharma Army, headed by former Generals), their main interest is to oust the current Government and to install a new one led by Thailand's Military and its puppets from the Democrat Party.
Street Light
New Street Lights
Pattaya City Hall started to install its new Street Lights along Pattaya's new Beach Road.
The new design already got a nickname: Hitler's salute (Hitlergruss).
Thai Airways International
Bursted or not?
A rear tyre of Thai Airways International flight TG 130 bursted shortly after the plane touched down on the runway at Mae Fa Luang airport in Chiang Rai province today.
According to reports from passengers, the tire bursted with a loud noise, but a THAI board chairman said the tyre did not burst. It only deflated after landing.
The captain parked the aircraft without further incident. All passengers were safely disembarked.
Ferry Pattaya - Koh Larn
Pattaya Tourist Ferry sunk near Bali Hai
Shortly after 17:20 we got the first information that a ferry connecting Koh Larn (island) with Pattaya got in problems approximately 1.5km offshore from Pattaya (according to Bangkok based media) or about a half-kilometer off Nuan Beach of Koh Larn (according to local media).
Koh Larn itself is about 8km from Pattaya's Bali Hai Port. With all that controversial information it's a small miracle that rescuers and Thai Navy divers could find the wrack.
According to eyewitnesses about 30 ambulances rushed immediately to Bali Hai.
The boat known as Koh Larn Travel 1 Ferry was a 2-storey ferry with a licensed capacity of 150 passengers, but it was quickly confirmed that the boat was completely overloaded with 209 passengers.
A report from Thai TV Channel 3 broadcasted shortly after the incident said that the ferry's water pump(s) broke down. Thereafter the engine stopped working.
Police Col. Suwan Cheawnavinthavat from Pattaya Soi 9 Station says that about 200 Thai and foreign tourists were on the double-decker ferry that left (Koh) Larn island.
Police confirmed that the ferry was operating over its rated capacity.
Rescued passengers reported that there were not enough life-vests or life-belts on the ferry, people had to cling onto coolers or ice containers until rescuers arrived.
Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation confirmed that 6 people have been killed. According to this source, 3 Thai Nationals, 1 Russians, 1 Chinese and a foreigner of unknown nationality lost their lifes. 18 people are injured and some of them are in critical condition in hospitals in Pattaya.
On Monday ten scuba divers from Thailand's Navy inspected the the sunken ferry. They found no other bodies.
According to Chonburi Police Chief Pol Maj Gen Katcha Tatusatra the captain of the ferry, the 42-year old Saman Kwanmuang, confessed to officers that he took some drugs (incl. narcotics eg. methamphetamine as an urine test confirmed) before going to work, and that he and the crew lost control of the vessel as a result.
He allegedly confessed the ferry wandered off course, and hit the rocks, breaching the vessel, punching holes and letting water pour in. Passengers panicked as the boat began to sink and made their way to the upper-deck which caused the boat to become unstable.
The ferry owner said that his insurance policy ensures a financial compensation per death up to 300'000 Baht (confirmed by AIG New Hampshire Insurance Company) and medical coverage per victim up to 115'000 Baht (100'000 Baht according to AIG New Hampshire Insurance Company). If seriously injured, 100'000 Baht are far below the invoice you will get from an internationaly acclaimed hospital here in Pattaya.
Chonburi Governor Comson Ekachai demanded that the Marine Department and Pattaya City take measures to boost water-transport safety in and around Pattaya.
Marine department officials claim that their focus on speedboat and Jet Ski issues distracted them to control Pattaya's ferries...
The Marine Department said that authorities had already suspended Saman Kwanmuang's licence for six months and are considering if it should cancel the licence of the involved ferry operator too...
Local Government Officials said they expect confidence in Pattaya and its marine activities will restore in the long term...
Pattaya News Flash and some other media in Pattaya will watch the City closely over the coming months to see how strict our lazy Officials are enforcing the regulations.
No additional information was available from Pattaya's authorities who are responsible for Marine safety.
Only a few weeks ago they promised to enforce regulations at sea to prevent major disasters.
The new tragedy shows that their promises were nothing else than blah-blah.
It's time to replace all these babblers from Chonburi, Banglamung and Pattaya by capable officials - immediately.
During April 2013 we already reported from overloaded boats and missing officials.
We then concluded that it is just another proof that promises aren't worth anything if made by Pattaya City Hall!
On November 7th, 2013, at 10:00 a 12-year-old Russian boy succumbed to his injuries from Koh Larn's ferry accident at Samitivej Sriracha Hospital. The incident raises the total death tolls to seven.
We offer our sympathies to the affected families.
Do not hesitate to read the best story published so far by Pattaya Mail
On November 5th, 2013, TV-Station around the Kingdom showed its citizens how a bunch of highly educated Officials inspected Pattaya's Ferries at Bali Hai.
According to Pattaya Daily News Investigation officers concluded that a ferry struck a large rock which caused water to flood the ferry and that the cause was not that the skipper had been drinking or taking drugs...
Obviously the rock is guilty. It obstructed the ferry without permission from Pattaya's authorities.
TiT (This is Thailand).
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During the Loy Kratong weekend Pattaya's embattled ferry operators met with Thailand's Minister of Culture Sontaya Khunpleum, the brother of Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, and Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh.
The owner of the sunken boat, Khun Sitipong from the Koh Larn Travel Company, accused the media of fabricating false details of the incident which saw 7 people die and more than 100 injured.
Khun Sitipong still claims that his company has an excellent safety record.
The vessel met with the accident was carrying no more than 150 passengers, he said.
Reports that the boat was overloaded were incorrect, he added.
His boat sunk because it was hit by underwater coral reefs.
In no way the ferry and the way it was operated can be blamed for the disaster, Khun Sitipong told the audience.
myLady™ claims that's just the way Thais solve a problem: Meet with influential people (the Thai expression for what Westeners like to call mafia), blame the press and move the discussion to unimportant details, File the pockets of the negotiating people - or their organisation - and the problem will bog down...
Soi Buakhaow Hospital
Soi Buakhaow Hospital probably will open during January 2014
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, a well-known City Hall babbler, announced that Pattaya's new Hospital, known as Pattaya City Hospital and located on Soi Buokhaow, probably will open during January 2014.
According to City Officials the Pattaya City Hospital will offer free primary health services for people with state insurance and low prices for tourists.
The 24-hour center will have five medical departments with 86 beds.
Parts of the Hospital already opened on May 2013 but for outpatient services only.
The Mayor did not explain the more than two-year delay to put the facility in operation.
Halloween in Pattaya
Halloween in Pattaya
Spike from Pattaya Days published his view of Halloween in Pattaya.
FDA warns
Be careful: Don't trust Thailand's Taxi Drivers, Thailand's Food and Drug Administration says!
Police News
Surprised Police
During a press conference District Chief Sakchai reported about a raid of Banglamung's Police in Pattaya's Bars and Restaurants.
He told the audience that he and his troups were suprised that many of the venues underaged patrons were female prostitutes. They spend their money on drinking with friends...
We are surprised that this fact is surprising our Police - you too?
Police officer arrested
On November 18th Provincial Police Region 3 Chief Theerasak Glingpongsa informed the press that Police had to arrest Pol Sen Sgt Maj Nonthapan Saengsuk, 37, a Thai Tourist Policeman, and his two 'friends' from Russia for allegedly using fake credit and debit cards to withdraw money from bank accounts.
When Police arrested the trio they had 328 counterfeit ATM cards and more than 2.9 million Baht in cash in their possession.
They used ATM machines in Nakhon Ratchasima's Muang district to withdraw the money.
Traffic Crackdown
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, the well-known City Hall babbler, announced a 90-day traffic crackdown starting on November 1st, 2013.
Let's hope Pattaya Police will provide qualified personnel.
We experienced that many of Pattaya's Officials do not known (or don't want to know) that 2-wheeled or 3-wheeled battery operated vehicles not exceeding 50km/h do not need a licence number here in Thailand.
The same is true for vehicles powered by an engine of 50cc or less not exceeding 50 km/h.
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Pattaya News Flash November 2013 - The Source
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I had a Dream of a Free Internet
Barack Obama, David Cameron, the NSA and GCHQ destroyed it.
Dangerous electro installation
This installation was made by Thailand's Professionals for Pattaya's International Firework Competition on Pattaya's Paloma Meeting Place - unsecured.
Chonburi's Senator Surachai Chaitrakulthong is luring potential investors from Taiwan and other countries by promising 'Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled workforce'.
The contrary is true, Thailand's problem is the lack of a skilled workforce.
A Stage comes to Paloma
Cambodian workers are constructing a stage at Paloma for the forthcoming Firework Competition on November 29th and 30th, 2013.
Coconut Ghosts told us that they aren't surprised: Thai men like to drink, not to work.
We assume the Cambodians all have the necessary permits to work for Pattaya City Hall.
A Stage comes to Paloma
Roofed Paloma
Pattaya's City Hall roofed Paloma, the meeting place on Pattaya's Central Road, for one single day to support the volunteers who had to clean-up the City's mostly unattended and therefore dirty Beaches on November 22nd, 2013.
Thank you for your hard work. Hope to see you again next year - or even better - next month.
To Honor His Holiness, the late Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana Mahathera, who died at a Bangkok based hospital on October 24th evening, His Majesty the King of Thailand and Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ordered a 30-day long mourning period for the country.
Officials have to wear black until November 23, 2013, the order told.
Newsreader and talkshow hosts acted fast:
Almost all of Thailand's TV-presenters are now wearing black.
Clothes shops all over Thailand were reporting record sales in black clothes.
Police order
Only a few hours after the announcement Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew, the national police chief, ordered entertainment venues across the country to refrain from holding joyful shows and performances for at least 15 days.
Many of the country's Bars, Dancings and A-Go-Go Clubs followed the order immediately and closed the doors - for one night.
According to a usually good informed source the phonelines run hot between the influent people in Thailand's Entertainment Industry and some high-ranking Police Officials. We were told that the bosses threatened the Police to suspend all their payments if they have to follow the order.
Be that as it may, fact is that almost all venues opened their doors and loudspeakers the next evening.
Thailand's TV-station ignored the ban of joyful shows and performances completely. They broadcated their stupid soap operas and game shows without consideration for the mourning majority.
Not even Thailand's The Voice got stalled.
The show continued to give Thailand's would be stars the opportunity to show whole the country their intonation problems.
On October 29th the Prime Minister's Office secretary-general said the government has not imposed a ban on festive activities following the passing of the Supreme Patriarch on October 24th, 2013.
Let's hope Pattaya's Police got the Prime Minister's message too!
Funny Pattaya
We are City Hall, we are Babblers
City Hall's Peacekeeping and Security Department said Police will fine and arrest anyone found to be shooting off fireworks or sending candle-powered paper balloons (known as khomloys) into the air. Nevertheless Pattaya's sky was full of Khomloys.
myLady™ explaines:.
Thailand means Land of the Free.
Thai people do what they like to do - and not what the authorities teach

Reports in some media claiming that the police strictly inspected and arrested violating vendors of sky lanterns and fireworks are completely unfounded as our pictures show.
Khomloys caused six fires in Bangkok during Loy Krathong night. Four units of shophouses were reduced to ashes in Pathum Thani.
Lanterns can jeopardise air travel safety, especially around airports. The airports of Chiang Mai and Phuket already issued warnings in front of Loy Kratong.
Nevertheless, in a few weeks the New Year festivities will present the very same threat.
Welcome to Pattaya
Thailand's famous Family and Beach Resort
Pattaya Beach
New Beach Promenade erodes Pattaya Beach
Beach Promenade
Beach Promenade
Why use brain? We can make money without using it!
Since decades Pattaya's Beach Road gets flooded. Everybody seems to know it - with the exeption of Pattaya highly educated Beach Promenade Designers.
They removed the slope designed into the former promenade to prevent the water to reach the beach unhampered.
Pattaya's new design doesn't provide any barrier for the water. The water runs directly into the sea, and with it most of the sand.
Moreover, if the sand disappears, the wall reveals its flimsy and unprofessional construction.
In 2012 the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) revealed that Thai students are not good at thinking.
At Pattaya's new Beach Promenade you can see the result of Thailand's disasterous education system.
Beach Promenade
Power transformer, stinky trash dumpsters, City Hall's banners and small businesses are obstructing the Southern Part of Pattaya's new Beach Promenade - annoying.
Pattaya prepares for another High Season
Rehab A Go-Go
PattayaSweathearts, the Go-Go Website, reports that Soi Buakaow's sexy Rehabilitation Centre, known as Rehab A Go-Go closed its door for ever on Loy Kratong, November 17th, 2013. We will miss its free bus. It's closed down too.
To the left of Soi LK Metro's Showgirls Club A Go-Go the Nintya Bar & Karaoke opened.
Let your lady sing her blues while you enjoy the dancing beauties in one (or all) of the Soi's A Go-Go Clubs.
Also located on Soi LK Metro and just across from the now defunct The Stags Head another Hostess Club is in the works; the third in this street.
To the left of Soi Phratamnak's newly renovated VC Hotel McDonald's is preparing its new outlet.
The former tenant, the widely advertised YOKO Beauty Saloon, had to move to the right of the hotel and into Soi 17.
New Bar
Soi LK Metro's latest A Go-Go Club had its soft opening on November 15th. Amethyst is replacing the failed MASH A Go-Go Club.
Champagne A Go-Go
An all new Champagne A Go-Go, also located on Soi LK Metro, will re-open its door on December 1st with a lot of new beauties.
On Soi LK Metro the new Time Bar & Guesthouse opened. It is located just to the right of the popular Kilkenny bar.
The Stags Head
The Stags Head Bar & Guesthouse closed to make space for another A Go-Go Club, rumours on Soi LK Metro claim.
You know me
You Know Me is the name of an unique Seafood Restaurant that will open soon on Pattaya's 3rd Road. You can eat in small rooms or open air in a beautiful pond surrounded by sparkling fountains and background music played by a live band. The inimitable restaurant is replacing the former Fishing Park.
Season Ping! is replacing the unsuccessful Garzip Pub on Pattaya's 3rd Road. It's a dependence of the well-known PING! Pub located just across the street.
Pattaya's MBK
Work is on the way to bring Bangkok's MBK Market to Pattaya. Pattaya's Ma Boon Khrong Center will open on Pattaya's 2nd Road in North Pattaya in a building in front of the IBIS hotel that was known as Pattaya Bowling.
On Soi 7, across from O-La-La and Rosie O' Gradys Irish Pub Restaurant, Pat, the Lucky Australian Bar opened in the room of the former Sunny Bar.
Venus back in Pattaya!
Venus Lounge on Pattaya's Third Road, located about 500 meters from Central Road, reopened. The once popular Gentleman's Club was closed since February 2012.
Captain's Cove
Captain's Cove is a new restaurant serving Thai- and Western Foods on Jomtien's Thepprasit Road.
Doiyao Coffee & Tea is a nice meeting point just opposite of Captain's Cove.
Angel Beer Garden
Angel Beer Garden is located on Jomtien's Soi 7, opposite of Jomtien's Lek Hotel, and replaces the now defunct small market place.
Sultan Minimart
A 'Sultan' opened a 24-hour Minimart at the South Pattaya/2nd Road Junction.

To be continued
Moonlight A Go-Go opened on November 16th on Soi 16, off Walking Street, also known as Covent Garden. The venue replaces Relaxxx A Go-Go.
Shorty, the short-time room provider on Marine Plaza, off Walkingstreet, closed.
Walking Street's Plaza
Walking Street Plaza replaces the failed Frog Coyote Bar in front of Simon's (new) Bar Complex.
Peppermint A Go-Go
Peppermint A Go-Go at Marine Disco was closed for renovation but reopend on November 9th.
Jenny's replacement
Jenny's Ladyboy Bar at Marine Disco's first floor closed a few month ago. Work is now on the way to create something new, including 2 (ordinary) stairs...
The Pier
The first floor of The Pier Disco needs some remake too. The disco itself opened on January 17th, 2013. Some ideas have a very short life in this City.
Nang Nual
Nang Nual demolished its (old) kitchen as well as part of its restaurant on Tony's side of Walking Street. Nang Nual's new kitchen located on the sea side is now serving its customers on both sides of the street.
The Mask
The former Glamour Disco at Bali Hai's Entertainment Plaza got a new name: The Mask Club. It tries to attract Halloween's Ghosts during whole the year, or at least during the next few months. If it survives...
Ankor Disco
Tony's Ankor Disco opened on Soi 16, off Walking Street. It replaces the Dubai Disco and shares its entry with Tony's Short-time Rooms.
Update: The new club has an entry on Walking Street too. For the new club Tony's had to close its Fitness Club in this building.

To be continued
German Food in Pattaya
German Food in Pattaya
The German Buffet Restaurant
Daily, from 17:30 until about 23:00, Anton provides a great buffet for a really attractive price:
215 Baht/person only!
Eat until your belly is full!
Anton is located on Naklua Road at the entry to Soi 27.
It's quite a large and clean venue with thoughtful service girls.
Enjoy Anton's food!
Click here for more affordable restaurants in Pattaya.
You prefer Som-Tam?
Located on Pattaya's 3rd Road, between North Road and Soi Photisarn, a new restaurant opened. It serves a very popular and tasty Som-Tam version:
Som Tam Gai Yang. A spicy green papaya salad accompanied by sticky rice and grilled and marinaded chicken. A native dish of Northeast Thailand.
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Thailand's Obesity is Homemade
Thailand's Obesity is Homemade
Thailand's Obesity is Homemade
Healthy Thai food?
Think twice!
According to World Health Organisation (WHO) data from 2011, Thailand is the second fattest country in Southeast Asia with 32.2 percent of adults classified as overweight.
As usual in this Kingdom, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health and the media blame the western lifestyle for this unhealthy 'achievement'.
It's not McDonald's & Co. that fattens Thailand's population. Thailand's sugar-coated sweets and cakes as well as their 'healthy' fruit juices, green teas, milk- & energy-drinks are the real fattening foods together with Thailand's preference to add sugar to every kind of food.
An ordinary Coke contains 7% sugar, but Thailand's fruit juices, energy-drinks, teas and youghurt-drinks provide 12-25% of sugar.
The same amount of rice contains 50% more calories than McDonald's French Fries. Boiled potatoes have 1/3 of the calories of rice.
October 31st, 2013
Thailand's Public Health Ministry claims that more than 3.5 million Thais are suffering from diabetes. Over the next eight years the number could rise to 4.7 million if there is no effective prevention.
Almost 8'000 Thai people are dying each year from the disease.
Calories 'made in Thailand':
November 14th, 2013
The Thai Pesticide Alert Network (Thai-PAN) and Thailand's consumer magazine Chaladsue report dangerous levels of pesticides in Thailand's vegetables.
You not even can believe in nicely packaged vegetables bearing Safe and Quality logos.
Read the story here.
Professional Parking in Front of Pattaya City Hall:
Apparently the drivers of these busses do not know any traffic signs or regulations. They even park their vehicles on the zebra crossing and are obstructing the pedestrian lights.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome announced a 90-day traffic crackdown. It starts on November 1st, 2013. We recommend to clean up Pattaya's North Road first, with a special attention to the parking habits in front of Pattaya's City Hall.
Illegal Parking
Since many years the renter of this motorcycles is illegally occupying public parking space between Soi 8 and Soi 9. City Hall and Police close their eyes.
On July 9th, 2013, Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho announced loudmouthed that City Hall will start the clearing of sidewalks to free parking spaces. Just City Hall's usual blah-blah.
Back to School
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome asks 100% head protection, but Pattaya's drivers do not understand the reason for. Heads without brain obviously do not need helmets.
Take a seat at Central Road's Paloma Meeting Place and you can easely observe Pattaya's brainless Police men as well as some other Pattaya Officials driving their motorcycles during the night hours along Pattaya's Beach Road without wearing any kind of helmet.
Marshals without Helmets
On November 10th Beach Promenade's Marshals made a lot of noise because 2 teens rided a motorcycle without plate.
With the exception of the real Police non of the motorized Marshals was wearing a helmet. Police didn't realize this fact. The Marshals left Paloma without fines...
Ex Royal Thai Navy vessel HTMS Sattakut was sunk on June 18th, 2011, after an elaborate ceremony. Divers on Koh Tao can explore the wreck. Nevertheless, Thailand's Navy still owns a few vessels to defended the country.
Maintenance Problems
On July 25th, 2011, Thailand's Army suspended flights of its 20 Bell-212 helicopters after three fatal crashes in nine days.
On February 14th, 2012 Bell Helicopter announced it received a contract to modify and refurbish eight Royal Thai Army Bell 212 helicopters.
Thailand's Army owns more than 200 helicopters, but fewer than half of them are ready to fly...
On October 8th, 2013, Thailand's cabinet gave the green light to the Army's proposal to buy six UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters and two Russian-made military transport Mi-17V5 helicopters. The Royal Thai Army claims that the purchase was necessary.
Just a few days after, on October 13th, Submarine Squadron Chief Panu Punyavirocha announced that Thailand's Army needs submarines.
During 2012 Defense Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat decided to stop the procurement process for six decommissioned Type U-206 A submarines from Germany worth 7.6bn Baht ($250m) in total.
Nevertheless, at Chonburi's Sattahip Naval Base the construction of a submarine squadron headquarters and training centre began. It will be completed in March next year and will cost the taxpayer 540 million Baht - at least.
Submarines are of strategic importance to Thailand, Submarine Squadron Chief Panu Punyavirocha says. Submarines are unique compared to other armaments in terms of their strategic capabilities, he claims.
To emphasize the Navy's demands, Mr. Panu revealed that the Navy already sent 18 of its Officers for a 32-week submarine training course in Germany, and another 10 for a similar eight-week course in South Korea.
The navy plans to send more officers to attend exercises and seminars abroad to boost their knowledge of submarines, the lovely Submarine Squadron Chief announced.
The Navy's dream
The Royal Thai Navy eyes this German Submarine
Thailand's submarine
From 1938 until 1951 Thailand's Royal Thai Navy employed four submarines of the typ pictured above. 1951 happened the dissolution of the Submarine Group.
Overloaded Ferry
Pattaya Mail reports that the president of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association (PBTA) blasted Pattaya and Police Officials for failing to enforce marine-safety standards.
Turbo Quality sold in Thailand
Turbo Quality
Used for 14 days only but already rusty: Apparently TURBO branded bicycles are made to be used in air-conditioned and dehumidified rooms only...
Thanks to officials at the Revenue Department, Thailand lost 4.3 billion Baht in revenue in a recently discovered value-added tax (VAT) refund scam.
Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has filed criminal complaints against 18 officials with the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
The Revenue Department itself has filed complaints against 14 of its very own officials.
Thailand's Anti-Money Laundering Office said it failed to retrieve the fraudulently obtained money. It already was withdrawn from the bank accounts...
In Thailand government officials at C-8 level or lower are investigated by the department, while those ranked C-9 and up are investigated by the ministry, probably to complicate the investigation - who knows?
Last month we published another set of Miraculous Stories from Amazing Thailand.
Useless Map
The map replaces CentralCenter as well as CentralFestival with CentralPlaza. The map placed Pattaya's Police station between Soi 7 and Soi 8 insteat on Soi 9. At the real location of Pattaya's Police Station the map mentions a Pattaya Border Pass - we couldn't find the venue. Most streets on the map are nameless. Absolutely worthless, but placed all over Pattaya! Every printed map in Pattaya's free publications is more accurate!
The worthless map is produced by the Chonburi Provicial Administration Organisation, managed by Wittaya Khunplome, the brother of Pattaya's Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome...
Pattaya Backstage
Pattaya Backstage
They are not made for Pedestrians!
Do not walk on Pattayas's Road
Pattaya's Streets are built for Cars, Busses, Trucks and Motorcycles - not for Pedestrians!
There is a reason why City Hall's highly educated Officials omitted sidewalks: Walking in Pattaya's exhaust gas is unhealthy and the driving habits in this City can be deadly.
Nang Nual
The Old Gang Sperms Band
The Old Gang Sperms Band plays every evening at the Gulf Siam Hotel on North Road.
The short-time Provider's Nightmare
The Shorttime Provider's Nightmare
Goodbye Darling. I got a new Girlfriend...
The Gangsters running America's National Security Agency and Great Britain's Government Communications Headquarters
are still online! They are trapping you too!
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
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The Godfather's Story
The Kunplomes
Tilted Street Lamp
In Pattaya even the new street lamps on Beach Road seem to be addicted to alcohol - or Pattaya's professionals do not know to use a spirit level to align a pole.
Chonburi's Senator Surachai Chaitrakulthong is luring potential investors from Taiwan and other countries by promising 'Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled workforce'.
The contrary is true, Thailand's problem is the lack of a skilled workforce.
BigC, Tesco/Lotus, Tops & Co. cheat you
November 11th & 12th:
Nescafé 3in1 95 Baht? The cashier at Tesco/Lotus asks 97 Baht.
They know it, but they don't change the price, not in the computer and not on the add.
Before you buy, check the prices of your goods always at the checkpoints - if they are working.
True Vision Customer Service
In May this year I cancelled my subscription to True Visions.:
Like 30'000 other subscribers I wanted to change to CTH in order to watch English Premier League football matches.
Of my two months deposit, one month (1500 Baht) would be returned to me within 45 days. The other 1500 Baht was deducted for the month of June when they finally got around to collecting the decoder and the dish.
It is now 125 days and after repeated telephone calls I still have not received the money. Telephone calls are dismissed with I do not know.
Maybe their thinking here is Let them telephone! They will give up as the cost of telephoning makes it no longer worthwhile to demand the refund.
Assuming all ex-subscribers are in the same situation, then True Visions are sitting on (30000 x 1500) 45 million baht they do not own!
I would like you to inform your readers of this by publishing this letter. Perhaps we can bring more pressure to bear on this obviously mismanaged Company.
Signed: DavidT, Nongprue, Banglamung.
To get even more €uros the Greek Government says it will meet its 2013 fiscal targets and is fulfilling the conditions to seek additional debt relief from its international lenders.
The Government in Greece was lying to the international community in the past and will do it again and again to get more €uros from its stupid lenders.
Stop the EU to waste the money of its taxpayers!
Dissolve the European Union now.
Be aware of the NSA
Be aware of the NSA
The National Security Agency has built a network that can access as much as 75% of all U.S. Web traffic. With the help of Great Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), they control whole of Europe too.
We all should defend freedom like Nelson Mandela did it, or Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden do it today.
On November 26th the lower house of the Japanese Parliament has approved a state secrecy bill that imposes stiffer penalties on civil servants who leak secrets and journalists who try to obtain them.
Japan is edging back toward its militaristic past, when free speech was severely restrained.
Don't trust these men
They support criminal organisations officially known as NSA and GCHQ
Germany's weekly Der Spiegel proves that a liar is governing the US.
Sir Iain Lobban
Sir Iain Lobban allegedly graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor of Arts in languages. During 1983 he joined Britain's GCHQ. In July 2008 he became Director of Britain's inglorious spy organisation and on November 7th, 2013 he claimed that his UK intelligence work defends freedom. Obviously not even an academic titel prevents stupidity.
He and his mafia organisation are wasting £2bn in taxpayer money every year.
Strip him of his knighthood!
Germany rules out granting visa or asylum to Edward Snowden over concerns that it could worsen the already serious diplomatic row with the US.
Intel will spend US$1 billion...
Intel will offer marketing subsidies of US$1 billion to encourage tablet vendors to adopt its processors in 2014.
With the help of this effort Intel aims to ship 60 million tablet processors in 2014.
Currently Intel is officially selling tablet targeting processors for over US$20.
Nevertheless, our source says that large brand vendors are able to acquire the CPU's for less than US$10, including free mobile communication chips...
ARM put Intel in a hole
During its first investor day Intel admitted its lack of success in the mobile market.
Intel chairman Andy Bryant said that losing out to ARM in the mobile market put us in a hole.
32-inch LED TV for about 3'000 Baht
On sale: November 28th
32-inch LED TV for about 3'000 Baht?!
Wal-Mart, the US distributor, announces a 32-inch LED TV set for about 3'000 Baht.
In Thailand you still have to pay 2-3 times more to get about the same quality.
Thailand isn't a shopping paradise for electronic goods. Thailand's sales people not even know the products they sell.
Fuel cell-powered cars
Toyota announced that it will start massproduction of fuel cell-powered cars in 2015.
Hyundai said it has plans to start mass production of fuel cell cars as early as next year.
It is expected that Honda Motor at least will present its latest concept version of a fuel cell-powered vehicle at the end of this week.
And where are the 'High-Tech' car assemblers from the US and Europe?
They are still struggling with the production of battery operated vehicles - an outstripped and unreliable technology born during the last century, everything else but environment-friendly.
Elon Musk from Tesla and Carlos Ghosn from Nissan don't share our view. The two still are supporting an completely outdated technology.
Spying Smart TVs
Be warned that some of the so called Smart TVs are sending data to their manufacturers about your viewing habits to show tailored adverts on the user interface.
Tablets can't replace notebooks
Notebooks are a tool used for work, tablets are good for surfing socializing websites and for gaming.
China builts the World's most powerful Supercomputer
China - and not the US or Europe - builts the World's most powerful Supercomputer!
The system developed by China's National University of Defense Technology delivers 33.86 petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark, about twice as much as the world's second most powerful system.
The system uses 4,096 China-developed Galaxy FT-1500 CPUs, 16-core chips based on the Sparc V9 architecture.
Tianhe-2 runs China-developed Kylin Linux.
Don't focus on Technology!
Microsoft's world wide vice president of education, Anthony Salcito, says schools are too often focusing on buying technology hardware and not thinking enough about how to use it.
They are particularly keen to buy tablet computers, as more and more digital books are available on them, he says.
Teach first - compute later, Anthony Salcito preaches.
A few years ago Microsoft Boss Bill Gates recommended something very different. He and his company projected computers into every single home.
Bill's Vision: Computers running on Windows - not Tablets loaded with Google's Android operating system.
NOTE: If your computer runs on Microsoft Windows it is a recommendable technology, but if your tablet runs on Google's Android it is a questionable one...
New Motorola Smartphone
Google's Motorola unit launched a relatively low-cost smartphone.
The Motorola G has a 4.5-inch 720p high-definition screen, a five megapixel rear camera, a 1.3MP front one, and can run the latest versions of Google's Android operating systems.
It's quad-core CPU (central processing unit) supports 3G but not 4G networks.
Motorola's new handset comes with an installed Android Jelly Bean operating system, but can be updated in a few weeks to Google's new Android 4.4 (also known as KitKat) - free of any charges.
New Android 4.4
Google announced that the latest version of Android, Version 4.4, is ready to download for its Nexus 7 and 10 tablets.
Owners of Nexus 4 or 7G3 have to wait a few days to download the latest version.
Google's Nexus 5 already runs on Android 4.4 and does not need an update.
Component orders for notebooks from June to October 2013 for Apple's iMac were 50% less than estimated by the company.
Samsung Electronics bought only about 40% of its original forecast for notebook components.
The 64-bit Smartphones come...
Our source in China reports that Samsung will launch a bunch of 64-bit high-end smartphones using quad-core and 8-core CPUs, WQHD high resolution displays and 16-megapixel cameras.
The new status symbol(s) will reach the shops during 2014.
We recommend to restock your bank account(s)...
The 1896 Smartphone
Spike from Pattaya Days discovered that the world's first prototype of a smartphone dates back to 1896. Long before the birth of Steve Jobs.
Enjoy the story.
Lenovo pulls up
Lenovo, the world's biggest PC maker, advanced to the world's number four player in both smartphones and tablets. And Lenovo continues growing rapidly...
Shipments of Lenovo's smartphones rose 78%, tablets more than quadrupled to 2.3 million units during the last three months.
Below Expectations
Our source in China reports that shipments of Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX have fallen short of original expectations.
The shipments in 2013 are likely to be lower than the companies preceding models in 2012.
Expect some discounts at the end of the year.
Windows 8.1 flops!
Retailers report that Windows 8.1-based tablet sales in October are 20-30% below their original expectations.
The weakening Windows 8.1 tablet demand is due to competition from PC and Android-based tablets.
Expect Windows 8.1 tablets to receive 20% (or more...) discounts in December for the year-end shopping season.
Google's new Smartphone
Since November 1st, 2013, Google sells its Nexus 5 in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea.
The phone is made by LG and uses some of the hardware used in LG's G2 handset., but it is loaded with the latest version of Google's Android operating system dubbed as Kitkat. It is available in 16GB and 32GB versions, and can record and play back HD video at the full 1080p resolution.
Does that mean that LG's R&D department is more advanced than Google's very own Motorola division?
Junk Sony?
Moody's Investors Service Inc. announces it is considerung to downgrade Sony Corp.'s credit rating to junk after the Japanese electronics company posted a loss and cut its earnings forecast.
November 1st, 2013:
Labor shortage
Due to labor shortage Taiwan notebook plants in Chongqing, China, are currently only able to deliver 60% of their orders, down significantly from 80-85% originally.
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Let the poor be poor
India has millions of poor people. People that have to live with less than US$1.25/day.
India gets billions of Dollars every year as 'development aid', but on November 5th, 2013, the country launched its very own Mars mission.
The money India invested in this project it has stolen from the poor and the supporting countries.
Think about!
All Disco Clubs
Disco Clubs in Pattaya
Do not ride Jet Ski in Pattaya!
No progress on Jet Ski saga:
Pattaya City Hall still doesn't do anything to stop the scam!
All the announcements made during last year were City Hall Blah-Blah only...
As long as Jet Ski vendors - respectively their victims - fill up our officials' pockets nothing will happen!
Avoid Pattaya's Islands
The boats are overloaded, don't provide lifevests for all passengers, are badly maintaited and aren't covered by adequate insurance policies.
Pattaya's lazy and allegedly corrupt Officials promised to check owners, personnel and boats regularly, but they don't.
Avoid mosquitoes, they spread the Dengue Fever
Date-rape drug warning
According to Pattaya Police, it is common in this resort that foreign tourists get drugged and robbed in their hotel rooms, apartments or houses by prostitutes or ladyboys.
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs on Pattaya's Beach Promenade
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Latest Incident(s):
Armed street robbery
No Nuke Please!
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima & Fukushima!
November 14th, 2013:
Thailand's Science and Technology Minister Phiraphan Phalusuk is vowing to push for the construction of nuclear power plants in this country.
Stop him immediately!
This stupid man doesn't know what he is speaking about!
Pattaya has Rooms
very different!
KFC BiteZ 35 Baht
35 Baht as announced on TV, but only at KFC outlets at Tesco/Lotus.
KFC BiteZ 45 Baht
All other KFC outlets in Pattaya ask 45 Baht.
Quality work?
This signs on Walking Street never work longer than a few weeks...
Pattaya Shirt
Pattaya Shirt
Soon in Pattaya
MBK Market
Last Word
As long as the US and England do not shutdown NSA and GCHQ we can't trust this countries and their Representatives anymore.
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