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Scam as Scam can
Be aware: Even at large shops and in shopping centers sales people try to scam customers! Click to read the story.
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.
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!
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!
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...
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.
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.
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Pattaya News Flash August 2014 - The Source
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Fake 1'000-Baht Banknotes
Update August 7th, 2014:
Fake 100 Baht & 500 Baht banknotes found in the Southern Province of Trang
Since May 22nd, 2014,
Thailand is under
Update August 21st: Army Chief & Junta Leader is Thailand's new Prime Minister
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
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!
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.
Don't tell them that Pattaya provides a lot more fun. Pattaya is already full of 'monkeys' from all over the world.
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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
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)
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
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.
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...
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).
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 gets a face-lift on its Beach Road side - without Botox but with a lot of manpower.
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.
Poised to continue
Naklua Road on the way to a New Look: View from Loma Turnabout.
Naklua Road on the way to a New Look: View from Soi 33.
A view into the back of the new Best Friend's Bar Complex on Naklua Road.
The new Best Friend's Bar Complex on Naklua Road: A lot of bars for even more Thai Ladies.
Poised to continue
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.
The remains of a failed diving experiment...
Poised to continue
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.
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.
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
The back part of Walking Street's Heart Rock Pool Bar is now a dumping area. The orchestra already left the place.
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 opened on Pattaya's most famous street, a few meters only from Insomnia. The prices for the foods seem to be reasonable.
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.
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...
Poised to continue
Never forget: It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy. It's your MONEY!
Electricity bill got up Google translates:
Fire up the Bing translates:
I need a washing machine Google translates:
To washers Bing translates:
Need a washing machine
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?
Do you want one? Google translates:
marred Bing translates:
and not with Thailand's General(s)?
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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For your safety: Don't use the remaining sidewalks on Pattaya's famous Walking Street
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.
Disco's in Pattaya
Tasty and Affordable
Koh Samet Oil Disaster
City Hall's Efficiency
USA control Europe Turmoil in Thailand
Beach Promenade: Paloma's Destruction
Beach Destruction I
Beach Destruction II
of Pattaya News Flash
Wikipedia about Pattaya
The Godfather's Story
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.
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:
Chinese Couple ripped off Pattaya One
Jet Ski Operator Still Ripping Tourists Off Pattaya Daily News
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...
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 are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
July 22nd, 2014:
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
July 31st, 2014:
Members of necklace snatch gang arrested Pattaya One
2 Men Arrested For Snatching Necklace Pattaya Daily News
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima & Fukushima!
Don't touch Internet
Pattaya's Shirt claims
Military Junta orders
to the People
Pattaya Beach Star
Smile! It's ordered by the Junta
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