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June 2014
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Do not wear
The Junta doesn't like this motive on shirts
In Chiang Mai Military Officers are already scouring every market in the city to search for the red buffalo t-shirts.
The buffalo symbolize the Red Shirt movement, the cockroach on the shirt refers to the RedShirts' nickname for the Democrat Party.
According to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the shirts violate the reconciliation.
As far as we know (until the time of writing), the following motivs do not (yet) violate the reconciliation.
Dead Bull
Bed Bull
What's the Price of a Durian?
It's Durian time!
Some like the King of Fruits, some hate the fruit because of its strong odour.
I remember the time, only a few years ago, when I had to pay 35 Baht for a kilo of Durian, but today we have to pay a lot more:
  • Soi Chaiyabruek 2:
    50 Baht
  • Jomtien Soi 5:
    55 Baht
  • Naklua Soi Photisarn:
    60 Baht
  • Pattaya North Road:
    65 - 70 Baht
  • At Shopping Centers in Central Pattaya:
    Up to 110 Baht
A Durian contains a high amount of sugar, vitamin C, potassium, and the serotonergic amino acid tryptophan, and is a good source of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Are you sex-obsessed?
Do you really think of sex 7'200 times each waking day?
Tom Stafford, a Lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Science for the Department of Psychology of the University of Sheffield (UK), looks into one of the world's most controversial research.
Be aware of HIV
Thailand's Public Health Ministry claims that about 500'000 Thai people are infected with HIV but only half of them know they have the virus and receive treatment.
Through its nationwide hospitals the Public Health Ministry is offering two free-of-charge HIV tests to each person a year and provides comprehensive services relating to HIV and Aids, including counselling, examination and treatment with antiretroviral drugs.
How to Buy a House
Spike from Pattaya Days has been looking for a house to purchase.
Read his report.
Back on Track
Back on Track
Following the lifting of curfew in Bangkok and the rest of the country Bangkok's Mass Transport systems known as Airport Rail Link, BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway (Bangkok's Metro) resumed their normal service hours from 06:00 until 24:00.
Curfew lifted nationwide
Curfew lifted nationwide
Today, at about 21:00, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) announced the lifting of curfew nationwide with immediate effect.
Nevertheless, the National Council for Peace and Order(NCPO) continues to keep martial law in place to maintain peace and order.
Mae Rumphueng Beach
Oiled Beach
Thaweep Saengkrachang, chief of the Tambon Tapong Administration Organisation, said that Mae Rumphueng Beach in Muang district of Rayong province remains closed to tourists due to concerns about oil spills.
About 60 soldiers joined officials to clean up one of the most popular beaches in Rayong province.
Sunee Piyapunpong, deputy director-general of the Pollution Control Department, still could not confirm if the slick was diesel or fuel oil.
Officials from local organisations and the department were trying to find out where the slick came from.
Garbage Bin
Garbage meets Garbage
Bangkok politician Sathorn Muangsiri, a Democrat Party city councillor representing Bang Khunthian district, admitted on Monday that he and his relatives had their names printed on garbage bins provided by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), but claimed that it was all in the public interest.
Printing of his name on the bins did not violate any regulation. Politicians did so in many districts because they wanted local people to know them.
Somchai Chatsakulpen, deputy director of Bangkok's department of environment, said that last year the department had paid out 500 million Baht for 400'000 new bins, e.g. 1'220 Baht/each...
It's all in the public's interest, isn't it?
Nok Air
Nok Air goes Khon Kaen
Nok Air, THAI's budget airline, announced the launch of twice-daily services from its Bangkok hub at Don Mueang airport to Khon Kaen on July 1st, 2014.
Curfew lifted for Cha-am, Hua Hin und Krabi
Today, at about 22:00, Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) lifted curfew in Phetchburi's Cha-am district, Prachuab Khiri Khan's Hua Hin district, Krabi and Pang Nga provinces, effective immediately.
Full Moon Party
Military Junta exempts Full Moon Party from curfew
Thailand's Military Junta decided to exempts Koh Pha Ngan's Full Moon Party from curfew
For more information please click here.
Part of Phuket's Taxi Mafia arrested
A combined police and military task force arrested 73 out of 108 members of Phuket's so called taxi mafia.
The operation began yesterday morning, ended at about 14:00 and involved a total of 1'150 officers.
Information gathered by a police task force showed that there were 287 taxi queues and 3'594 illegal black-plate taxis. About 70 taxi queues were operated by influential (e.g. untouchably) groups.
Provincial Police Region 8 will try to protect and safeguard Phuket's tourism, improving its standards to a point acceptable by all sides, Pol Lt Gen Panya Mamen, commissioner of Provincial Police Region 8 said.
Update (17:00):
Today Police continued their campaign to smash Phuket's notorious taxi and tuktuk cartels by destroying illegal taxi stands in Cherng Talay, KataKaron and Kamala.
Included in the current crackdown are the kickbacks that taxi and tuktuk drivers receive in bringing tourists to specific shops. These shops usually overcharge the tourists.
Pattaya City Hall should invite Phuket's successful taskforce to clean-up this corrupt City too...
Update June 7th, 2014:
Arrested Phuket Taxi Driver has 100 Million Baht in Bank, says Police.
Curfew ends in Pattaya immediately.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), signed an announcement ending immediately the night curfew in Pattaya, Phuket and on Koh Samui.
More than 90% of applicants failed driving licence tests
On June 1st Thailand's Department of Land Transport introduced a tougher driving licence examination in a bid to boost road safety.
Over 200 applicants took the new test at Chiang Mai's transport office after undergoing a training session last Friday. More than 90% of them have failed the multiple-choice tests under new rules.
Only a small number of applicants passed the knowledge test, with one applicant answering all 50 questions correctly.
The questions for the tests are available on the Department's Website to allow applicants to prepare for the exam.
Cadbury chocolate cleared
Cadbury chocolate cleared of Pig DNA claims
Malaysia's Islamic affairs minister, Jamil Khir Baharom, said in a statement that 11 chocolate bar samples from Cadbury's factory tested negative for pork DNA in tests by Islamic authorities.
Nevertheless, the halal certification for the two types of bars will remain suspended until further tests and investigations can be done.
Saudi Arabia has withdrawn Cadbury chocolate bars from the market for tests to ensure the products do not contain traces of pig DNA.
Indonesian authorities announced to carry out tests on Cadbury chocolate too.
Pork is strictly banned in Islam.
New Tough Driving Licence Test
Thailand's Department of Land Transport introduced a tougher driving licence examination from today in a bid to boost road safety.
Department chief Asdsathai Rattanadilok Na Phuket claims that 80% of road accidents nationwide were caused by a lack of discipline and alertness on the part of drivers.
Test comprises questions randomly selected from a pool of 1'000.
The questions are available on the Department's Website to allow applicants to prepare for the exam.
Pattaya City Hall
Traffic Signs and Pattaya's Police
Chaowalit Jariyayanyong, chief of traffic and commute design, says Pattaya City Hall can put up traffic signs and lights, but it's up to the police to enforce the law.
But as all our tourists know, our Police is lazy. They don't do their duties.
Read the Report published by Pattaya Mail
Pattaya City Hall warns Tourists
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh warned tourists to be extra careful of freelance prostitutes.
Read the Story published by Pattaya Mail
New Traffic Signs
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome promises that City Hall will remove old sign poles and signs not complying with international standards.
Since many years Pattaya News Flash pillories Pattaya's nonprofessional traffic signs.
City Hall already corrected the stupid traffic light display on Pattaya's North Road.
Read the full Report published by Pattaya Mail
Police News
Another 60 Prostitutes rounded up on Pattaya's Beach
Yesterday at about 04:00 Navy and Police Officers rounded up another 60 alleged prostitutes on Pattaya's Beach Promenade.
It's end of month and known as Pay Day among Beach Road's Coconut Ghosts.
After being arrested the offenders usually have to pay a registration fee of 100 Baht to the officer(s) before being released.
Without registration, the fee our lovely police collect is 500 Baht.
In the eyes of our Police the crackdowns will protect tourists and improve the image of Pattaya in this world...
The Expats' scheme of things is different: The actions raise the aggressiveness among the prostitutes.
70 Prostitutes rounded up in Pattaya
Today at about 01:00 Navy and Police Officers rounded up 70 alleged prostitutes on Pattaya's Beach Promenade and the City's world famous Walking Street.
Police announced the crackdown would continue to protect tourists from being robbed.
NCPO take control of the transportation services in Pattaya
NCPO has been ordered to take control of the transportation services in Pattaya.
To improve the image of Pattaya, Police have to clamp down the mafia and its illegal motor bike taxi stations, the NCPO says.
According to City Hall, Pattaya has 1'091 registered motorcycle taxi and 2'500 unregistered ones...
Pattaya News Flash reports since more than a decade that the motorcycle mafia illegally occupies public places and parking lots. Nothing ever happened...
Pattaya's Taxi Mafia in Problems
Pattaya's Taxi Cooperative runs into problems: Its ex-president, Apidech Ruengsak, doesn't like to step down after completing his term in office.
Thinnakorn Kerdpol has been elected as the new president of the Taxi Cooperative, but Apidech Ruengsak insistes that he would stay in office 20 members of Pattaya's Taxi Cooperative complained to Maj.Gen. Nat Intarajaroen, the commander of the 14th military circle, the Governor of the Military Junta.
Phuket's Taxi Mafia already arrested
Provincial Police Region 8 cracked down on Phuket's mafia-controlled taxi services and arrested 109 suspects, including Tawee Thongchaem, the Mayor at Kata-Karon Municipality and four other local politicians: Itthiporn Sangkaeo, Sompong Dabpech, Weerasak Anekwongsawas, and Wanchai Saetan.
Mike Shopping Mall
Same Game again:
Police raided Mike's two Outlets
Yesterday Morning our Police raided (once again) Mike Shopping Mall and Mike Department Store on Pattaya's Beach Road.
The shops are known to sell counterfeit branded items since decades, and from time to time our lovely police visite them to 'combat' the crime, to size some items and to arrest the resellers.
This time Police Major General Sanit announced the seizure of 3'100 branded items, with an estimated retail value of 2.5 Million Baht, and the arrest of 21 people.
It's the same stupid game as usual: Police arrest the 'small people' only, not the men controlling and/or managing the criminal business.
As long as our Police doesn't shut down the outlets completely they show the entire world that Thailand isn't really interested to stop the production and the distribution of counterfeit goods. Mostly the confiscated goods reappear within the next 24 hours.
The General already confirmed that further raids (of the same stupidity) will take place in Pattaya.
Surat Mekavarakul, the CEO of the Mike Group of Companies, is a honourable member of Pattaya's Society. He not only runs a the two shops on Pattaya Beach Road but also a handful of hotels in Pattaya and Bangkok as well as Mike Orchid Villas.
Mike's outlets do not distribute the fake goods themself, they simply sublease the outlets to the offenders...
Pattaya Police Volunteer arrested
Pattaya's Police is greeting gangsters with hugs - they were former Pattaya Cops - and let them go...
With the help of the Army's coup, the case now appears to have been shelved.
Read the full Report published by Pattaya Mail
How Pattaya Police 'protect' Pattaya's Citizens...
Pattaya's Police is greeting gangsters with hugs - they were former Pattaya Cops - and let them go...
With the help of the Army's coup, the case now appears to have been shelved.
Read the full Report published by Pattaya Mail
Pattaya's Police
was(?) Corrupt
Pattaya's new acting Superintendent Police Colonel Supathee Boonkrong claimed during yesterday's meeting at City Hall that corruption and other bad practices is a thing of the past at Pattaya Police Station.
Police Colonel Supathee (also known as Supatee) is also the Deputy Commander of Chonburi Provincial Police.
He was assigned to the position by the Acting Region 2 Police Commissioner because of his good record of solving crimes and working within the confines of the Law.
Colonel Supathee claimed that the previous team of senior officers at Pattaya Police station were corrupt and did not provide the standard of service expected by a Police Officer.
A special focus was placed on the work of the Traffic Police who will be expected to enforce Traffic Laws to a higher standard and will be expected to set-up higher numbers of checkpoints around the City without inconveniencing innocent motorists by creating traffic jams, Colonel Supathee said.
We have a few suggestions:
  • enforce the helmetlaw
  • enforce the helmet law among students
  • fine parking sinners
  • arrest traffic light ignoramuses
  • arrest speeders
  • discipline Mini Van drivers
  • remove motorcycle lenders from public places
  • arrest Jet Sky vendors
  • prevent overloading boats
  • fine Baht Bus drivers ignoring Bus Stops
  • fine businesses occupying Bus Stops
  • teach officers to smile
Thank you Colonel!
Police Colonel Supachai Phuikaewkhum
Pattaya's former Superintendent, Police Colonel Supachai Phuikaewkhum, is still looking over Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua on Billboards placed around the City.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) transfered the Colonel to an inactive post on May 28th, 2014.
TiP (This is Pattaya)
Pattaya News Flash June 2014 - The Source
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The Country is now in the hand of Thailand's Army.
Mike Baird knows Pattaya's Ladies
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Fish a boat
Fish your Boat in Pattaya!
Pattaya's Jesters obviously created a new Sport!
Seen on Pattaya's Beach Road, near the entry to Walking Street.
Fish a boat
City Hall had to remove Jomtien's expensive Buoys
Strong Winds - Touchy Buoys
Because of strong rain, accompanied by even stronger winds, Pattaya City Hall had to bring its expensive buoys to safety.
Tourist can use them now as tables and/or seating - but doing some swimming without protection from the obviously very touchy buoys.
Strong Winds - Touchy Buoys
All Pictures gracefully provided by Gregg.
Involuntary Humour
Involuntary Humour
Published in the Hospital's Newsletter Issue 23. It seems Dr. Iain Corness, the editor, is already infested with the dangerous Pattaya Virus.
Naklua Road
In front of the FamilyMart at the entry to Naklua Road's Soi 18, 'Ann' opened her Internationale Küche. As the name suggests, the venue serves mostly German inspired food.
Naklua Road
Three bars, also located on Naklua's Road and only a few meters in front of Ann Internationale Küche, got some facelift during the last few months: Ryans Bar, an Irish Bar, the Dream Bar and the Tiger Bar.
Naklua Road
The once popular Best Friend's Bar Complex got demolished. But a billboard promises We will come back soon. Should it ever happen, you will read it here!
Naklua Road
Naklua Road
The leftover of Why Not?'s Bar.
Parts of the Shops demolished
Parts of all shops located between North Pattaya's Loma Roundabout and Naklua Road's Soi 31 were removed during the morning hours of May 28th.
Naklua Road
Venues remain open
Nevertheless, most venues open during the evening hours.
The lovely Ladies from the Why Not? Bar seem to enjoy the work of others...
Naklua Road
The construction side as seen from Loma's Roundabout.
Naklua Road
Relax and wait for better times...
Food in Naklua
Naklua Road
On Naklua's Soi Photisarn, across the entry to its Soi 12, you will find a noname restaurant preparing Steaks and Spaghetti starting from 49 Baht/each.
Naklua Road
This tasty Bacon wrapped Steak with a few french fries, a small salad and some Barbecue Sauce costs 79 Baht. Spaghetti Carbonara costs 49 Baht. More on the menu card. The small restaurants opens almost daily at about 18:00.
Naklua Road
Just at the entry to Soi 12, and just across the restaurant mentioned above you see this popular Noodle Shop. The lady prepares the tasty Kuy teav, her husband makes Khao Man Gai (rice with chicken and some soup).
The dishes cost about 35 Baht/each. Cheap but tasty. The venue opens almost daily at about 18:00.
Naklua Road
Fat Aunt, located near the entry to Soi Photisarn on Naklua Road and one of Pattaya's cheapest restaurant added a small cocktail bar. German style menus still cost between 79 Baht and 89 Baht only, including a large salad.
Poised to continue
Moonlight Buffet
Moonlight Buffet
Moonlight Buffet
On the back of Jomtien's successful Rompho Bar Complex the Moonlight Buffet Restaurant opened on June 13th, 2014.
Beach Reality
Lying Advertisements
The Ads for the new condos on Soi Phratamnak's Soi 5 suggest to be located on Jomtien's most beautiful beach. The picture above shows the reality.
Poised to continue
Booze Cruise Pattaya
Booze Cruise Boat Pattaya organizes spectacular nightlife parties aboard a fabulous party boat, with free flow drinks, great food, awesome tunes and a selection of sexy bikini clad girls.
The Booze Cruise Boat Parties are organized by the same crew that runs the Booze Lounges on Soi Buakhaow and on Soi Khaotalo as well as Oscars A Go-Go on Soi LK Metro. For more information please click here.
Generous Uncle
Generous Uncle is a small and clean street restaurant serving steaks starting from 39 Baht. The venue opens after 17:00 and is located across 3rd Road's Korat Bus Terminal - or just a few meters from Central Road.
Theprasit Night Bazar
Work is on the way to create a Thepprasit Night Bazar at South Pattaya's Thepprasit / Sukhumvit junction - or just across from South Pattaya's Outlet Mall. It is scheduled to open on December 1st, 2014.
KFC at Royal Garden Plaza closed for renovation. The management promises a brand new KFC...
New Shops
The Tropical Seafood Restaurant on Pattaya's Second Road, and located in front of the Tropical Hotel, had a short life. The buildings get rebuilt to be used as shops and bars.
Second Road Plaza
Second Road Plaza
Second Road Plaza will be the address of the new shops.
Shops can still be booked.
Old Shops
The small shops and bars at the left side of the Tropical Hotel, usually frequented by Russian tourists, seem to be poised to vanish.
Taco House
Soi Buakhao has its Taco House, it even serves a tasty Chilli Con Carne.
And don't forget: The venue offers free delivery to all bars on Soi Buakhao!
At Google's Shop you can download a free App to place your order(s).
Taco House
Poppy 2
Poppy 2, located at the entry to Soi 8 on Pattaya's Beach Road, is in the dark. The once popular bar closed.
Poised to continue
White Room
White Room Lounge
Since June 1st Soi LK Metro has another Lounge: The White Room Lounge opened.
Funhouse message
The End of Fun
Funhouse A Go-Go, located in the corner of Soi Buakhaow / Soi LK Metro closed.
A message on the door asked the staff to join a meeting on June 5th at 16:00 to collect the money.
Poised to continue
On June 14th at about 00:45 Police raided Ginza I and Ginza II on Pattaya's Walking Street.
The two A Go-Go Clubs just changed their names. Until a few days they were known as Ginza respectively The Glasshouse.
Obviously the Police was looking for underaged dancers and hostesses as well as for people on drugs. They also checked the licences.
Mr. Praphan Prathoomchomphu, the Deputy District Chief, said Police found 4 female employees who were under 18 years old and 14 male and female employees who had consumed drugs.
Moreover, the licence from one venue has already expired.
Police arrested Mr. Karn Arphakittiwong and Mrs. Phimanong Banchuen, the 'caretakers' of the two clubs, and sent them to Pattaya City Police Station on Soi 9 for further prosecution.
Mr. Praphan Prathoomchomphu ordered the closure of the two venues.
He warned entrepreneurs of every kind of entertainment venue that hiring under the aged staff is illegal. If there is any type of sexual service being offered it is classed as human trafficking and the venue owners will be punished fully to the extent of the law, he said.
Update (June 14th, 21:00):
Both A Go-Go Clubs opened tonight. Much Ado About Nothing?
TiP (This is Pattaya).
On June 28th Police and Navy closed Soho Square's Flex Club for at least 30 days. During the crackdown Police found 32 foreigners without passports. 5 foreigners and 5 Thai girls failed the drug tests. The club is (was) known to stay open past the permitted time of closing - as a few other dancings in the Walking Street area.
Tipsy closed
Police closed Tipsy, the international nighlife club, because of missing licences for at least 30 days. The decrees from the police are attached at the door to the Irony club too.
New Life
Construction workers are on Soho Square to create something new on the site of the now defunct Cedar Club.
Spring Cat
Spring Cat
A Karaoke Bar dubbed as Spring Cat seems to replace the defunct Deja Vue Club.
Subway Soho Square
Soho Square's Subway outlet introduce a veggie sandwich and an all-day breakfast.
Poised to continue
808 reopened
808, the Disco Club with connection to LimaLima and located on the second floor of Candyshop reopened on June 21st with a performance of the Bangkok Nuaders. The venue was temporarily closed a few weeks.
Stone's House
Stone's House Opening Party
The successful Stone's House, located a few meters from Walking Street's entry had its Opening Party on June 19th, 2014.
The 'Rock Palast' attracts a lot of guests every evening since it had its 'soft opening' on April 2014.
Apple closed
Apple, Walking Street's Fitness & Pub with Coyote Dancers, already closed its doors. The venue with the worm-eaten apple opened on May 14th, 2014. Obviously the worm was eating too fast...
According to our information Walking Street's aple has close connection to Tony's - and they should know how to run a venue...
Lucifer closed
Lucifer closed
A court closed Lucifer Disco. They not only employed violent security guards, the management run the Disco on expired licences.
Roxy set to close
Roxy, the A Go-Go, will close soon.
The somnambulist from Insomnia need more space...
Harem A Go-Go
Harem closed
The Court closed Harem's A Go-Go Club on Walking Street, also dubbed as Harem 2.
The management run the club without having the needed licences.
Harem 2 announces it will re-open on July 5th, 2014.
Harem's Flatrate on Soi Diamond is still open.
Mehfil opened
Mehfil, the new restaurand and bar with some shows on its second floor opened.
Hooty's closed
PattayaSweethearts reports that Hooty's closed on June 3rd.
Crazy House A Go-Go
Crazy House opened
PattayaSweethearts writes that Crazy House A Go-Go, the new club across from Happy A Go-Go, opened on June 3rd.
Hades Coyote Club
Hades Coyote opened
Hades Coyote Club opened in the rooms of the former Silver Star 3 Bar.
Nighttrain Bar
Night Train
Night Train is the name of a new air conditioned bar in the narrow part of Soi Diamond.
Poised to continue
Soi 16
Soi 16
Soi 16
Soi 16
Clean-up on Soi 16
On May 8th Pattaya Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay announced that already half of the canal behind Soi 16's buildings had been recovered.
But on May 14 Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho discovered that near Soho Square another set of buildings were built over the waterway too.
Even worse, Sakchai Taengho said, every one of the 30 buildings on Soi 16, Soho Square and Walking Street were dumping untreated sewage and wastewater into the canal. The sewer feeds directly into Pattaya Bay...
Please do not ignore Handicapped People!
We don't care!
Tesco/Lotus as well as most other Shopping Centers in Pattaya are providing marked parking lots for handicapped people.
Nevertheless, all motorcycles parked in this area belong to 'ordinairy' (Thai) people. They simply don't care, but they all believe to be Buddhist...
Soi Phaniatchang
Soi Phaniatchang
Soi Phaniatchang
Soi Phaniatchang
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.
Still in deep Debts
A recent survey by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) says that the quality of life of Thai workers is the worst in six years.
Still in deep Debts
The survey focused mainly on workers who earn less than 15'000 Baht/month.
Still in deep Debts
Average debt per household was estimated at 106'216 Baht, a 7.9% surge from 98'428 Baht in 2013 and against 87'399 Baht in 1999.
Household debt had seen a significant rise since 2012, when the government raised the monthly salary of state workers and the daily minimum wage, as most workers with increased income started creating more debts particularly to buy residences and vehicles... TiT - This is Thailand.
Update June 1st, 2014
On May 31st, 2014, Thailand's National Credit Bureau (NCB) released its latest data to the press.
The NCB's studies show that on average, a Thai person earns 25'405 Baht a month and spends 19'259 Baht, or 75.8 per cent, on monthly expenses.
Debts average stays at 159'492 Baht per household, so at least 6'144 Baht needs to be saved per month to cover debt payments.
The rate of debts to income tends to rise for those earning less than 10'000 Baht per month, or about 1.6 million households in this country, Surapol Opasatien, NCB's chief executive officer, claims.
In 2009, about 45 per cent of households earning 10'000 Baht were in debt. For 2013 the number stood at 61 per cent.
The 3.7 million households earning 10'000 - 30'000 Baht per month spent up to 24 per cent of their total income covering debts in 2009, which rose to 34 per cent in 2013.
Surapol Opasatien said a rate of 40 per cent would still be acceptable, but if this figure kept rising, it could become a problem.
Problems arise mainly from auto and personal loans, not residential loans, Surapol Opasatien claims.
Update June 4th, 2014
Thailand's National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) reports that more Thai households were likely to default as non-performing consumer loans were soaring.
According to the NESDEB's latest data, 2013 each Thai household earned 25'194 Baht per month on average.
The income rose by 4.1%.
The expenses of each household stood at 19'061 Baht, a rise by 4.7%.
The average debt of each household was up by 9.95% and stood at 163'087 Baht, the NESDEB says.
More than 8 million households could not afford their expenses and debt repayments.
Scam as Scam Scam
Big C advertises a 4-pack of Lux soaps for 39 Baht.
The placard tells that each soap weights 115 grams. It's not true: The soaps in the promotion pack have a weight of 110 grams only.
Before you buy any products at Big C check price and content very carefully. The people working at Big C don't care about the correctness of their announcement.
Even if you tell the people about the wrong information, they don't change it - and Thailand's Consumer Protection Unit doesn't go against the big boys...
Big C
110 grams
Shopping Paradies?
TAT, the Tourist Authority of Thailand, praises Thailand as Asia's Shopping Paradise.
In some area it may be true, in others the message is (very) far from reality.
Quality brand named kitchenware are almost completely overprised in this country, as are many electronic products.
This simple boiler operated coffee maker costs 58 Euros or less in western country, including up to 25% VAT
In Thailand it costs 3'690 Baht including 7% VAT.
Be aware: You pay up to 50% too much in TAT's Shopping Paradies.
Cook or Sleep!
Sleep or cook
The Military Coup is wiping off tourist and customers in Thailand.
Precision made in Thailand
Do not expect high quality workmanship in Thailand.
Seen at Bangkok's newest Shopping Complex, the 18-billion-Baht luxurious Central Embassy on the corner Ploenchit Road / Wireless (Witthayu) Road.
It opened on May 9th, 2014.
Mike Baird knows Pattaya's Ladies
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Coup d'état
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
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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.
50% more Notebooks
Notebook manufacturers believe their shipments in the second half will grow 50% from the first due to stronger-than-expected orders from clients in Europe, plus Microsoft's strategy to significantly reduce Windows' licensing fees for sub-US$299 models to US$15.
Ultra HD Monitors
Ultra HD Monitors were a major theme at Computex 2014. Vendors will focus mostly on 27,- 28- and 32-inch units.
Dont forget: You need a graphic-card supporting the spcifications of the new monitors.
New Dell Products
During Taipeh's Computex 2014 Dell will show a range of new all-in-one PCs, tablets, notebooks and Chromebooks. Dell also announced to launch an all-in-one PC made from recycled materials.
Taiwan's largest Compter Show happens from June 3rd until June 7th at the Taipei World Trade Center.
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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.
June 05th, 2014:
Necklace Snatch
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
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
We write Thailish
Last Word
We never know what will happen tomorrow
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