Pattaya News Flash - The Source
Breaking News
Seen on NighWalker's T-shirt!
August 2014
Click here to read our July 2014 News.
Scam as Scam can
Be aware: Even at large shops and in shopping centers sales people try to scam customers!
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The General says
Be flexible with visa runners!
Army Chief, Junta Leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha told Thailand's Immigration Bureau during his weekly televised programme to be flexible with "visa runners".
According to the General the change of the visa system concerning visa runners has considerably affected certain groups such as English teachers and academics.
Empty Beach
Thailand is still missing its tourists
Thailand's Department of Tourism reports that the number of international tourists arriving in Thailand in July fell 10.9% from a year earlier.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Military Junta expected that Thailand's Tourist Industry will recover fast after they 'reintroduced Law and Order'.
A misjudgement:
After the General's May 22nd coup Thailand's tourism sector suffered its biggest drop in visitors in June. Obviously there are still a lot of people in this world not appreciating Military Dictatorship.
Please click here to read the story!
Extortion as usual
It's tme to remove the black sheeps from Pattaya's Traffic Police.
Please click here to read the story!
Beachfront Award
Thailand takes the Lead
Thailand takes No 1 spot in new Global Beachfront Awards with an amazing 1'250 beachfront hotels.
The report published by The Beachfront Club, a Bangkok based website, keeps secret the fact that many of these Beachfront Hotel drain their waste water directly and untreated into the sea - to 'enhance' the healthy of their guests and to fill up the pockets of the nearby pharmacies and dermatologists.
Nevertheless, Thailand is so proud of the award, that most media forget to mention that, at least according to Thailand's law, most of this hotels are illegally built.
The first 30 meters of all beaches in this country belong to the public and not to the owners of hotels and condominiums...
American Tourist Brutally Attacked By Pattaya Hybrid
A Ladyboy from a small bar located just in front of Soi LK Metro's entry from Soi Buakhaow badly attacked an American tourist.
Please click here to read the story!
Jet Airways
Plane falls 5'000 Feet while Captain sleeps
A Jet Airways aircraft flying to Brussels suddenly dropped 5'000 feet over Ankara.
The pilot was taking a nap as per rules, and the co-pilot claims she was busy on her tablet and did not notice that the aircraft had lost altitude.
The plane was pulled back to its assigned height after the co-pilot received a call from the alarmed air traffic controller.
Click to read the full story!
Pattaya's Officials too busy to prevent attacks on tourists
On Wednesday afternoon an 8-year old Thai-German Boy was attacked by a pack of straying dogs at the Northern end of Pattaya Beach.
When a Beach vendor reported a problem with the very same dogs to City Hall a few days before the incident, Pattaya's Officers claimed to be too busy to deal with the problem...
Click to read the full story!
Pattaya is badly missing Tourists from Russia
Sinchai Watthanasartsathorn, President of the Buinessman Association and Tourism of Pattaya City, claims that the amount of Russian tourists visiting Pattaya during the low season has fallen by 30%.
The lack of Russian tourists has affected Pattaya's market. The Russians are known as Big Spenders. They spend more money than any other tourists in Pattaya.
One of the problem is that insurance companies will not insure tourists travelling to countries facing political unrest.
Russian tourists are now traveling to Vietnam and Myanmar. These countries are a lot cheaper. About 20% of Pattaya's Russians tourists go elsewhere, Mr. Sinchai said.
Bangkok has to sleep at 02:00
Thailand's Military Junta claims it is successfully deterring Bangkok nightspots from staying open illegally after 02:00.
Col Noppasit Sitthipongsopon, deputy commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, has been leading weekend inspections of clubs and bars in Phetchaburi, Thong Lor, Rong Muang and Patpong.
He said most of the late night businesses visited by his team were found to have shut on time. The inspections show business operators and police that the military regime is serious about maintaining law and order.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Junta's chief, voiced concern about the abuse of restricted substances, particularly shisha tobacco pipes, and questioned the legality of mobile bars on wheels.
Drug-resistant Malaria Parasites
A study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in Thailand and three neighbouring countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease.
The parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug artemisinin have spread to border areas in western and northern Cambodia, eastern Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
Crack down on date-rape drugs
Junta Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) announced a crack down on date-rape drugs by regulating imports of the drug's key ingredients.
The NCPO will amend the law to make importing volatile Alkyl nitrite, a base substance of the drug, legal only with permission from authorities.
Smile moves to Don Mueang
THAI Smile announced that from August 8th onwards it will move flights to and from Phuket, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen to Don Mueang.
THAI Smile, a unit of Thai Airways International, plans to move all operations for point-to-point flights to Bangkok's old military owned airport on October 26th, 2014.
Flights connecting to Thai Airways will still operate at Suvarnabhumi airport.
On July 27th, 2014, Junta Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha's National Committee for Peace and Order (NCPO) transferred five executive vice-presidents of Thai Airways International to inactive posts to pave the way for army and air force officers...
Police News
Blowing Windmill
Today at 02:30 a tourist notified Pattaya Police about a stripper show at Soi Diamond's Windmill A Go-Go Club.
Pol.Col. Suppatee Boonkrong, the acting Commander, immediately ordered his Deputy Inspector to lead a team to investigate.
At the venue the astonished Officers found nine performers dancing naked on the stages.
Our lovely Police arrested them all as well as the 31 year old manager for holding a naked show.
Back at the Police Station the ladies were fined 1'000 Baht each.
End Extortions!
Pol Lt Gen Ruangsak Charitek, the assistant National Police Chief, warned police station chiefs nationwide that they will face administrative punishment if their subordinates are found to have extorted money from motorcycle taxi drivers.
Officers found guilty of extortion would face both decisive disciplinary action and criminal penalties
Thailand's Police Chief urged people to send information about influential figures or state officers extorting money from public vehicle operators via Hotline 1599.
The hotline is open 24 hours a day.
Any idea how these subordinates can pay their Ninjas and Ducatis in the coming months?
General and his Gang extorte money from Patpong vendors
Thailand's Crime Suppression Division (CSD) and the Military detained Maj Gen Jennarong Dechawan, an Army General also known as Seh James, and four civilians for allegedly extorting money from vendors at Patpong, Bangkok's best known night entertainment strip on Silom Road.
Vendors at the so-called Patpong Bazaar say a Military Mafia is behind the extortion.
12 different groups run by officials collect about 700'000 Baht each month from Patpong's vendors.
Vendors who paid got stickers with the words Government Coordination Centre for the Order of Patpong Road.
Hesitating vendors would be arrested or threatened.
Update: A group of Patpong market vendors claims that Maj Gen Jennarong Dechawan was helping them beat back a mafia group. He had helped end bribes to influential locals, not taken bribes himself, the group claims...
But when Lt Col Burin Thongpraphai, a staff judge advocate of the 2nd Cavalry Division, arrested the lovely General, he allegedly was in possession of the marked money the vendors had to pay.
Same game as in a mafia storybook.
But the best
is yet to come:
We update NightWalker's News Page as soon as we get new information.
Pattaya News Flash August 2014 - The Source
NightWalker's News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Since May 22nd, 2014,
Thailand is under
Military Dictatorship
New Visa Regulations
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Another New Visa Regulations
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By law, all tourists and expats nationwide are required to carry their original passports with them at all times.
Failure to carry your original passport may result in a 2'000 Baht fine.
The reason behind this is that Immigration needs to keep track of overstayers and foreign criminals who may be staying illegally in the country.
No other forms of identification are acceptable. This includes any other form of photo ID, such as a Thai/foreign driving license or a photocopy of your passport.
Be Happy: It's ordered by Thailand's Military Junta
UnSeen Thailand
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture.
According to Thailand's Military Junta everything will change:
Even Baht Bus Drivers will bring back Happiness to Pattaya's Tourists!
Returning Happiness to the Monkeys
Returning Happiness to the Monkeys
At Sattahip, about 30km from Pattaya and a stronghold of Thailand's Navy, monkeys from the nearby Laem Pu Jao mountain are raiding the houses of the Navy and the Industrial Department for food.
It seems that Sattahip's clever monkeys like to be part of General Prayuth Chan-ocha's Returning Happiness to the People campaign.
Returning Happiness to the Monkeys
Don't tell them that Pattaya provides a lot more fun. Pattaya is already full of 'monkeys' from all over the world.
Pattaya Grand Sale
Education Business in Thailand
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According to Thailand's Constitution Education in Thailand is free, but the principals always find new arguments to milk the parents of their pupils.
Update August 22nd:
The Education Ministry is investigating widely advertised "homework".
Doing students homework is a lucrative business.
Some teachers took on the work because they were poorly paid and doing homework for students was a way to earn extra money.
Wheelchair Path still blocked!
On Soi Phaniatchang, also known as Soi Yume or Soi Carrefour, City Hall spent 3 million Baht for a wheelchair path. Pattaya's large-hearted road users are happy to block the path with their vehicles and say thank you for the new parking lane.
It seems that nobody takes care of the about 850 students from the Soi's Redemptorist Vocational School - not even our lazy police. They close the eyes.
PS: On July 28th Officials from City Hall inspected the area. They discovered that people drive their vehicles to fast in this small Soi and (as documented on this website since June 2014) are parking cars and motorcycles on the wheelchair way. Pattaya's Officials urge the people not to be selfish...
Pattaya's 'funny' Pedestrian Lights
Pattaya's 'funny' Pedestrian Lights
Pattaya's 'funny' Pedestrian Lights
Pattaya's 'funny' Pedestrian Lights
City Hall installed Pedestrian Lights all over Pattaya and Jomtien.
Some of the lights can be seen (and ignored) by car and motorcycle drivers only.
Lights intended for pedestrians can be covered by trees or all kind of signs.
Pattaya's pedestrian crossings can be used to park all kind of vehicles.
On Weekends, from Friday 00:00 until Sunday 24:00, Pattaya's Pedestrian lights are blinking only, but show a red non-crossing sign for pedestrian(s).
In case of an accident pedestrian(s) can be accused of unauthorized entering of a road and/or obstructing of Pattaya's traffic, a lawyer told us.
Never cross Pattaya's streets during weekends. Drivers have the right to harm you if you use Pattaya's official marked pedestrian crossings and ignore the constant 24/3 red light(s)...
The Pedestrian Lights are still Pattaya's most stupid installation.
9 months after the deadly November 2013 accident Chonburi had to suspend the transportation services of Koh Larn Travel Ltd. again.
Sakchai Tang-Ho, Banglamung's chief district officer, acted because a traveler posted on a website that Koh Larn Travel Limited's boats are unsafe and advised people not to use the company's ferries. You would put your life in danger, the website told.
Pattaya is still funny:
The officials from the Marine Department and Pattaya City Hall have the duty to check the ferries and their personnel - but obviously they don't.
Update (August 10th, 2014): Today Pattaya's Officials from Police and the Marine Departement checked the condition of the boats and the number of passengers travelling on each boat to Koh Larn Island. A spokeman told the press that the checks are a necessity to ensure the security of Pattaya's tourists and to boost the good image of our world-renowned City.
We just learned that the suspended Koh Larn Travel Ltd. runs its business now as Phech Thada Travel Co. Ltd. with the very same unsafe boats...
TiP (This is Pattaya)
Be careful
Don't park your vehicle on areas marked as Bus Stops and not on Pattaya's Beach Promenade - or you will discover a small but very effecient surprise.
Pattaya's latest Eyeshores
Bali Hai
Bali Hai
Bali Hai
The rusty Tractor
It's rusty from the front to the back, but it starts with the push of a button.
It is used to pull out the boats from the sea and to bring them back.
Perhaps it can be used to remove Ball Hai's latest eyeshores, the Pattaya Parkhouse and the Waterfront Suites & Residences, a tourist told me when I took the photos.
In the eyes of his friends both buildings destroy whole the Bali Hai Pier area.
Update August 18th, 2014:
Bangkok Post writes that the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONREPP) will investigate the controversial high-rise condominium in Pattaya. Click here for the report
Update August 21st, 2014:
Pattaya Mayor Ittipol Khunpluem announced that City Hall will lodge a police complaint against Waterfront Suites & Residence Pattaya condominium project in Bali Hai Pier for violating the city's order from July 16th, 2014, to suspend construction pending corrections to match the approved plans.
Update August 22nd, 2014:
Pattaya Mail publishes some additional facts and a replay from the developers.
Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa goes North
At Pattaya's Roundabout, in the area occupied by the still struggling Pattaya Bazar Mona Lisa opened her new Massage Parlour addressing Asian customers mainly.
Some of the Masseuses are even waiting outside of the high class establishment for their customer(s).
PS.: We will publish updated photos in a few days in our September issue.
Mona Lisa
Fun Seeker Dance Club
No more Fun
Soi 6's Fun Seeker Dance Club closed and is on the block.
No more Go-Go
Soi 6's Mandarin is now a simple bar with Lady Boys and Girls.
Pattaya got a new Indexlivingmall
Indexlivingmall, a well-known furniture distributor, opened a new and much larger outlet on Sukhumvit Road, just across its former and now closed shop.
The new mall has a large parking area for cars and motorcycles, accessible from the shop's back. Rodomonts only are parking in front - and forcing NightWalker to use the backside parking space too...
Miami A Go-Go
Miami for Sale
Miami, Soi Praisani's A Go-Go Club, hoisted a white flag: Bar for Sale.
Miami is a day time A Go-Go Club located on Soi Post Office, also known as Soi Praisani or Soi 13/2.
Malibu Showcase
Malibu Showcase reduced, but still alive!
Malibu, once a world-renowned travestie-club on Soi Post Office is still alive, but reduced to 2/3rd of its former size and without a neon sign. You have to loook out for the Beyond Live Music sign on Pattaya's 2nd Road. TiP (This is Pattaya).
Sexy A Go-Go
Sexy A Go-Go
Life changes fast in Pattaya: Even the most sexy lady gets old - with or without cream(s). It's life, not you nor Garnier, Nivea, l'Oréal or your Physician can change it.
A Good Luck Massage shop opened in the room(s) of the failed A Go-Go Club.
Royal Garden Plaza
Royal Garden Plaza gets a face-lift on its Beach Road side - without Botox but with a lot of manpower.
Mobile Pump Station
Mobile Pump Station
Pattaya City Hall ordered a Mobile Pump Station on its Beach Road and is waiting for the next rain to pump all the dirty and stinking sewages directly into the sea - to the delight of its bathers.
Mobile Pump Station
Mobile Pump Station
Mobile Pump Station
Centric Sea Pattaya is a condominium complex comprising of three buildings with a total of 999 (!) units and is located on Pattaya's 2nd Road, just behind the Grand Sole Hotel and a few meters from Alcazar's Ladyboy Showcase.
If you like to touch the sky you still can book...
Mityon goes X-Speed
Mityon, Pattaya's largest motorcyle distributor, opens an X-speed bike shop on Pattaya's 3rd Road at the entry to Soi Lenkee.
It replaces Mityon's traditional motorcycle outlet at the very same location.
One's Bike
Bike Shop on Beach Road
On Pattaya's Beach Road, just in front of the Basaya Beach Hotel, One's Bike Co. Ltd. opened a High Class Bike outlet in the rooms of Basaya's failed Nightclub. The company displays Big Bikes from Harley Davidson, Ducati, Kawasaki and some others brands.
H&M and M&S are coming to Pattaya
H&M opened on the first and second floor at CentralFestival. Marks & Spencer opens its new shop on CentralFestival's Ground Floor during September 2014.
H&M opened on August 23rd
H&M opened their new and beautiful shop on the first and second floor at CentralFestival and attracted a lot of locals and tourists on its opening day.
The shop obviously is run by real professionals.
It seems they perfectly know their customers: Many of the presented clothes are either for Gays, Shemales or Tom Boys but not for ordinary people like you and me...
Poised to continue
Improving Naklua
Improving Naklua
Improving Naklua
Naklua Road on the way to a New Look: View from Loma Turnabout.
Improving Naklua
Naklua Road on the way to a New Look: View from Soi 33.
Improving Naklua
A view into the back of the new Best Friend's Bar Complex on Naklua Road.
Improving Naklua
The new Best Friend's Bar Complex on Naklua Road: A lot of bars for even more Thai Ladies.
Poised to continue
Club Malibu
Malibu #3
Malibu is the name of the new A Go-Go Club on Soi LK Metro. It opened on August 15th as an extension of Champagne A Go-Go.
The name seems to be popular again: Last month we already reported that a Malibu Bar and Restaurant will open in Soi Pattayaland 2 - and the Malibu Ladyboy Showcase on Soi Post Office is still alive.
Sexy Submarine
Sexy Submarine
The remains of a failed diving experiment...
Poised to continue
Glasshouse Ginza
Ginza reopened on August 20th after being closed by a court for more than two months. It opened as Ginza A Go-Go but not as Ginza I as announced.
The announced Ginza II disappeared in the dust - or somewhere else - too. The former Glasshouse A Go-Go will reopen soon as Glasshouse A Go-Go, managed by the team that runs Wildcat A Go-Go on Soi B.J.
We were told that The Glasshouse will reopen on September 1st, 2014.
The already small Kebab sold on Walking Street's entry to Soi Diamond costs now 80 Baht - up from 70 Baht...
On Second Road, about 500 meters from this outlet you pay 60 Baht only for a lot more of the same stuff.
Accident at Lobster Pot
Accident at Lobster Pot
A Go-Go Club had to close
On August 17th, at about 23:15 an accident happened at the Lobster Pot Steak and Seafood Restaurant.
One injured person had to be transported to a hospital.
Pattaya's Fire Brigade and Police were first at the location and evacuated and closed the nearby Lighthouse A Go-Go Club.
We heard a few different versions about the incident, therefore we are waiting for the official communique(s).
After a fatal fire at the restaurant, Lobster Pot had to close its business at least for a few days.
The nearby A Go-Go Club could reopen the following night.
A man poisened on smoke inhalation and a broken leg recovers in a local hospital.
Accident at Lobster Pot
Accident at Lobster Pot
Lighthouse A Go-Go opened on August 18th, but the Lobster Pot Restaurant remained closed. Let's hope they use the time to clean their kitchen.
Red Square Bar
Red Square Coyote
Since a few weeks the Red Square Bar tries to attract customers with attractive Thai Coyote Dancers.
Let's wait if it helps the bar to survive.
The Red Square Bar is located below the Galaxy Cabaret at the entry to The Pier Disco.
Club Hangover
Club Hangover
On Soho Square, in the rooms of the failed Cedars Club, a Club Hangover will open soon.
During last month Police closed Tipsy and Flex at the very same location.
Club Hangover
Rhino Cub
Rhino Club on the Block
Rhino Club, located across of Pattaya's famous Nang Nual Restaurant near the entry to Soi 16, is on the block.
The venue was once an A Go-Go Club, but is nowadays a Coyote Bar.
Check in Bar
Check in Bar on Soi 15, off Walking Street, is now featuring Coyote dancers.
Check in Bar
7eleven Familymart
Good Neighbours?
Across from Peppermint A Go-Go, Family Mart opened a small shop just to the right of 7eleven. The ladies in this area must be very hungry and greedy...
Heart Rock Pool
Heart Rock Pool
The back part of Walking Street's Heart Rock Pool Bar is now a dumping area. The orchestra already left the place.
Raj Mahal
Raj Mahal closed
The Raj Mahal Restaurant, located across from the popular Russian Cafe, joined its neighbours to the left and the right and closed its business too.
Satan is back
A court closed the popular Lucifer Disco on June for two months because its management employed violent security guards and run the venue on expired licences. The dancing reopened during the second weekend of this month.
Please check Wikipedia for the different interpretations of the word Lucifer.
New York Diner
New Restaurant
New York Diner opened on Pattaya's most famous street, a few meters only from Insomnia. The prices for the foods seem to be reasonable.
V2O, Pattaya's one and only Ice Bar, reopened on Walking Street.
Police closed the venue a few weeks ago.
Halo, once a Dancing and/or an A Go-Go Bar and/or a Coyote club is now a simple Bar, with its most impressive signs in the dark...
Update (August 24th):
The venue is on the block.
The Blues Factory
The Blues Factory seems to be History
The Blues Factory, for many years a popular bar for fans of Blues, RnB and Rock and Roll on Soi Lucky Star, closed its door during the last week of July.
Mary, the Snowman and others are performing now as special guests at the Mood Blues Cafe on Jomtien's Pratamnak Road Soi 6.
X-Zone, a once popular A Go-Go Cub on Soi 16's Covent Garden Complex, closed a few days ago.
It's not the first time the venue has to close its door, but this time it seems to be the final closure.
Tony's Apple
Tony's Apple
Tony's announce that they are running the Apple Pub and Fitness venue across from Marine Disco on Walking Street. Tony seems to be the best advertiser for his Fitness club: Since more than 15 years he don't get older anymore: Same face, same biceps, same body, same shirt...
Roxy's Hooty's
Nui's Roxy Runway
Nui's Runway
Nui's confusion
Hooty's Shaw (!) Girls are back, but in the rooms of the former Roxy Erotic Cabaret.
The Girls from Roxy allegedly moved to Nui's Club, formerly known as Nui's Club 2 A Go-Go. On July 26th the very same club celebrated a renaming party announcing Runway (not Run away as myLady™ spells it) as its new name.
Nevertheless, today, July 31st, 2014, we still can read Nui's Club 2 A Go-Go houses Roxy, (allegedly the) Home of the most beautiful girls...
As our photo from August 18th shows, the Runway brand was added to the bar during the last few days.
Poised to continue
Global Top
Educated People live in Pattaya, other ones in Pataya?
Global Top Group announces that it will create its City Garden Tower in a town called Pataya.
Be careful if you buy a condo: Pataya can be elsewhere, not necessarily in Pattaya...
Global Top - or Global Flop?
To Upset an Italian Stomach
You have to be a Thai, a Malaysian or an American Gourmet to create and enjoy something like this - and to call it a Pizza...
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
myLady™ writes:
Electricity bill got up
Google translates:
Fire up the
Bing translates:
Electricity charge
myLady™ says:
I need a washing machine
Google translates:
To washers
Bing translates:
Need a washing machine
myLady™ says:
Rice Cooker doesn't work anymore.
I am hungry.
What I can eat?
Google translates:
Rice was not hungry and will eat my rice cooker.
Bing translates:
Pot rice was waiting for hungry eat, then remove the pot of rice grains?
myLady™ asks:
Do you want one?
Google translates:
Bing translates:
and not with Thailand's General(s)?
The Big Lie
If Chocolate would make you happy, Thailand's Military distributed Chocolate and didn't stage their coup.
Do YOU agree?
Spike from Pattaya Days has been looking for a house to purchase.
Read his blog before you buy!
You will learn that almost nobody in this country is interested in his or her job.
He or her doesn't know anything about the goods he or her sells.
People in this country are interested in money only and in playing with their mobile phone(s).
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Sidewalks on Walking Street
For your safety:
Don't use the remaining sidewalks on Pattaya's famous Walking Street
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.
More Information
The Godfather's Story
The Kunplomes
Last Month
Africano City Walk
Steak & Co. Soi Lengkee
Night Lovers Club
Chalet Suisse off Soi 7
Deja Vu Soho Square
Living Dolls A Go-Go
Apple Walking Street
Harem Walking Street
Ginza I A Go-Go
Ginza II A Go-Go
Hottuna Walking Street
V2O Walking Street
Winner Pub & Karaoke
Zeeds Pub, Soi Buakhaow
Walkabout Creek Pub
Aroy Buffet, Sukhumvit
Sexy A Go-Go Soi 7
China Garden Soi Lengkee
Taco House Soi Buakhaow
Aussie Bar Jomtien
Pulse Walking Street
For more information
click July News.
Back to the Roots?
Nokia, a unit of Microsoft Devices Group, is laying-off up to 12'500 of its employees, terminates its Android- & Asha-based handsets and is jumping on the low-cost smartphone bandwagon with the launch of a new lowcost Windows 8.1 smartphone.
The Nokia Lumia 530 is featuring dual SIM 3G and a quad-core processor and will cost about US$ 100.
Before entering the high-end market, Nokia was known for many years for its reliable and competitive priced mobile phones.
The late Nicolas Hayek, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Swatch Group, once told the industry that you can't survive in the high-end market without a cheap but high quality entry level product.
Before you buy check the display and the battery. Battery and display are a phone's most expensive parts.
Seven-inch Tablets below $50
Intel and MediaTek are aggressively pursuing the white-box tablet market, forcing the retail price for locally branded Chinese seven-inch tablets below $50.
Android hits them all
During the second quarter of 2014 the industry shipped nearly 300 million smartphones worldwide.
Google's Android OS captured a record 85% market share.
Three of the six top players are Chinese brands: Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi.
Microsoft's Windows Phone share fell another 2% globally.
In other words:
If your Smartphone doesn't run on Android you are a loser.
Say Good Bye to Nokia?
Microsoft is not only laying off 18'000 employers, it plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series (Nokia's Android-series) handset products.
Microsoft also plans to rename the Lumia-series.
The first step to eliminate Nokia?
The ongoing restructuring indicates that Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella will not follow Steve Ballmer's steps of integrating Microsoft's hardware and software business lines as Apple has done.
NightWalker's Technology News
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!
August 1st, 2014:
Do you know?
Thai law doesn't allow this type of water craft. Nevertheless, the gangsters run them on almost all beaches in Amazing Thailand to rip off unsuspecting tourists.
TiT (This is Thailand)
We recommend: Police fine all tourists running the illegal Jet Skis. An absolutely legal procedure for just another rip off of this country's visitors as well as a welcome pocket money for our Officials and the/their Jet Ski Mafia...
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!
July 22nd, 2014:
Necklace Snatch
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
July 31st, 2014:
No Nuke Please!
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima & Fukushima!
Pattaya has Rooms
Don't touch Internet
Don't touch Internet
Pattaya 100%?
Pattaya's Shirt claims
Bargain or...
Bargain or...
Bargain or...
Misleading Calculation?
Military Junta orders
Return Happiness
to the People
Pattaya Beach Star
Obama on Pattaya Beach
Love Much
Last Word
It's ordered by the Junta
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