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November 2014
Click here to read our October 2014 News.
As Expected:
Elections could be delayed until 2016
Sommai Phasee, Thailand's Finance Minister, has told the BBC that elections to bring an end to military rule might not take place until 2016, a year later than planned.
Please click here for the report and the interview.
Update (November 28th): An obviously angry Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha affirmed the press his intention to hold the next election within one year from now.
But it will depend on how ready the country will be, the Junta Leader added...
Don't share a bed until you are 25!
Military Junta:
Don't share a bed until you are over 25!
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, chairman of the military junta, Thailand's Prime Minister and head of the NLA and the National Reform Council (NRC), has approved a new law that would bar university students of different sexes from sharing the same dorm rooms, unless they are older than 25.
Please click here to read the report.
Respect my Coup
I am not a Dictator!
General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Junta Leader, Chief of his National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and acting Prime Minister of Thailand, believes that he is not a Dictator.
Nevertheless the Chairman of the Thai military junta has dismissed call for democracy from student activists who were arrested for protesting against his iron-first regime.
Don't ask me for democracy. Don't ask me for an election. I cannot give you that, the General said.
Thailand's Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya announced that the martial law will remain in place indefinitely after General Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters that martial law was necessary to stop conflict and social disparity.
Bangkok Post published an interesting picture of the General's achievements during his first 180 days in power.
Please click the links for additional information.
For the safety of our Tourists
Pol.Maj.Gen. Nitiphong Niamnoi, the Commander of Chon Buri Provincial Police Station, revealed that he created a Pattaya Serve And Protect Team and assigned its patrollers to inspect security of tourists on Pattaya Beach, Jomtien Beach and Walking Street.
The different forces will be divided into foot patrols, bicycle patrols, Segway patrols, golf car patrols and horse patrols.
The lovely commander hopes that the high visual presence of the patrols will deter street crime.
Let's hope the newly assigned patrols do their job and don't fall back to the habits of their predecessors. They socialized with the Jet Ski Mafia and other gangsters or simply played hours with their smartphones.
Child abuse in Thailand
A shocking video shows a kidnapped and maltreated little girl in Thailand.
It's in the Genes
The International Ski Federation banned Vanessa-Mae, the internationally known Pop Violinist and Thai Olympian, from competitive skiing for four years.
With the help of five officials from Slovenia and Italy the management of Vanessa Vanankorn and the Thai Olympic Committee, in its capacity as the FIS member National Ski Association, manipulated the status of four women's giant slalom races needed for the qualification of the Violinist.
Scamming of competitions has a long tradition in Thailand.
Almost every local Beauty Contest is fixed as are many boxing events, football matches as well as song contests.
But Thailand's best know scamming is in selling fake Product and/or Brand Names.
Cheating other people or even international companies and organisations is part of Thailand's culture.
You can't change it, it's in the Genes.
A Buddhist Monk told us ones: You can tell every lie as long as it keeps you happy...
Please click here for the full story.
Bang Saen Beach
Military Junta on the way to Pattaya?
After cleaning up the Beaches of Phuket, Cha Am and Hua Hin the Military started to clean up the Beach of Bang Saen, the hometown of Chonburi's Godfather.
Let's hope the military will visite Pattaya too and removes not only the mafia like chair operators on Naklua's, Pattaya's and Jomtien's Beaches but sweep away all the corrupt officials in this funny City managed by the Godfather's son.
Police News
Nothing else than Publicity
During the night from November 18th to November 19th Pattaya Police started a crackdown on prostitutes hanging around Pattaya's Beach.
The Officials arrested about 100 prostitutes, warned them, took their photos for evidence and fined each of them with 200 Baht.
As ususlly after this procedure the Police released them.
Pol.Lt.Col. Chinnawat Sisawas, the Deputy Superintendent of Pattaya Police Station, explained the crackdown with the fact that some foreigners had been drugged and robbed of their belongings by prostitutes. According to his view this destroys the good image of Pattaya (and its Police?).
Obviously our Police will never learn.
They do this crackdowns since many years.
It seems it never resulted in a success.
After almost every crackdown the arrested people get more aggressive.
Perhaps the responsible Officiers for these useless crackdowns should consult some real professionals - or should be removed immediately from their duties.
Pattaya Police:
A Danger to Society
According to Police Colonel Supatee, a Deputy Commander of Chonburi Provincial Police, Timothy Ward, also known as Sharky, is a Danger to Society.
Instead to investigate Mr. Ward claims that 1 Kilo of Gold and 1 Million Baht in cash was stolen by Police during their visit to his apartment, the Colonel announced that he has begun an investigation into the Australian National.
Sharky - the dog lover from Pattaya Beach - a Danger to Society? Yes, perhaps he is a danger for Pattaya's corrupt and untrustworthy Police Organisation.
To read the story, please click here.
A Kindom in Crisis
Thailand's National Police Chief bans book without reading it
Thailand's National police chief Pol Gen Somyot Poompanmuang has banned the ordering and importation of the book A Kingdom in Crisis.
He decided that it contains anti-monarchist sentiments.
Pol Gen Somyot based the decision on articles reviewing the book that were printed in two overseas newspapers.
The police said the two articles showed that the book insulted and fomented hatred of Their Majesties the King and the Queen, the heir to the throne or a regent, and affected national security, peace and public morality.
The book was written by Scottish Journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall, a former journalist with the Thomson Reuters news agency, and was published by Zed Books, a British publishing house.
The book was released last week and has not gone on sale in Thailand.
Please click here for more information.
Entertainment Venues bribe Police
Newspapers report that Authorities in Bangkok discovered that Police Officers were bribed to ignore licence violations and illegal sex services.
Insiders claim that the same game happens in Pattaya and all over Thailand.
Click to read the story.
Update (November 3rd):
Police chief and two deputies suspended: Military officers found their names on a payroll of a brothel...
Please clean up Chonburi, Banglamung and Pattaya too!
Pattaya News Flash November 2014 - The Source
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Dutch Swing College Band in Pattaya
For more Pictures of the famous event please click here.
Facial Massage
Facial massage is equally popular with Pattaya's Ladies and the City's Tourists.
Even myLady™ likes the treatment as it brings back her youth, she claims.
It usually last about 2 hours - or a few minutes longer if I don't touch her...
Be aware of Ladyboys
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture
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Jomtien Beach Road gets one way Street
Test will last one month only
Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho decided to transfer Jomtien's Beach Road into a one way street from Hanuman Statue curve to Soi Chaiyapruek starting on November 12th, 2014.
After many protests the chief announced that the new system will first be tested during one month only.
Update: (November 13th): Ronnakit Aekasing, a deputy mayor, informed that Pattaya City Hall had suspended the project because it might affect tourism in high season. He also said that the number of police officers was insufficient to control the new system....
Tip (This is Pattaya): Announcing a project before using the brain.
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...
And that's the result!
And that's the result of City Hall's 3 million Baht investment...
Update: On October 21st Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronnakit Aegasing paid a visit to the area and saw himself that irresponsible people are obstructing the stretch. Therefore the lovely Deputy Mayor arranged a meeting for October 24th to discuss the matter...
Obviously not made to help Pattaya's Handicapped
Nothing than empty words from Pattaya's Officials!
Obviously the 3 million Baht weren't spend to help the Handicapped, but to fill up someone's pocket...
Wongamat Beach in Naklua
Wongamat Beach
According to Pattaya's Property Developers Naklua's 'small but idyllic' Wongamat Beach is Pattaya's most prestigious address, Pattaya's finest beach or a peaceful beach destination to breathe fully into your lung as it can only be accessed by a healthy walk...
Wongamat Beach
Wongamat Beach
In reality it is just another neglected, dirty and stinky place in front of large (and expensive) hotels and condominiums. When officials recently visited Wongamat they discovered that some contractors installed drain pipes and pools on the beach to prevent the water draining into the sea. However the pipes connecting the waste water treatment plant aren't finished:
The waste water flows directly into the sea. Happy swimming!
The Work of Pattaya's Professionals
The City's worst Street
About five years ago Pattaya's highly skilled work force 'redeveloped' Soi Chaiyapoon. It needed a few rainy days only to crack the work of these professionals. Since then Soi Chaiyapoon presents as the City's worst and most dangerous street - but fully ignored by Pattaya's Officials...
According to Chonburi's Surachai Chaitrakulthong, a former Senator, Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled work force... The sponger doesn't know what he is speaking about.
The Work of Pattaya's Professionals
Water Meter
Professional Installation of a Water Meter
The Picture shows a 'Professional Installation' of a Water Meter on the already (too) small sidewalk at the entry to Walking Street.
According to Chonburi's Surachai Chaitrakulthong, a former Senator, Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled work force...
The sponger doesn't know what he is speaking about.
Halloween in Pattaya
Halloween in Pattaya
The Making of Monsters: 100 Baht/each
For Pictures of Walking Street's Monsters please click Pattaya Days
Loy Krathong
Despite the fact that some website announced Loy Krathong to be celebrated on November 7th or November 8th to 10th, Pattaya's Loy Krathong Festival happened on November 6th, 2014.
Phitsanulok and some other destination in Sukothai couldn't await the fullmoon festival and started their festivities on November 5th.
Loy Krathong
Loy Krathong on Pattaya's Beach Road:
A Market Place full off attractive Ladies. They adore shopping...
Loy Krathong
Loy Krathong at South Pattaya's Chaimongkon Temple:
Ear-shattering noise to collect as much money as possible...
Mike Baird's Cartoons
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Until about 22:00 Pattaya's Police collected laterns and firecrackers along Pattaya's and Jomtien's Beaches, but after that unpopular demonstration of power the sky was full of laterns and firework. TiP (This is Pattaya)!
General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand's Junta Leader, Dictator and Prime Minister said in a press conference that I don't want to ban them, but please consider when they could disrupt flights and cause other problems. Nevertheless, the release of lanterns in Bangkok was prohibited in Don Muang, Bang Khen, Bang Sue, Lat Phrao, Dusit, Phayathai and Chatuchak around Don Mueang airport as well as in Prawet, Nong Chok, Suan Luang, Min Buri, Khlong Samwa and Lat Krabang districts around Suvarnabhumi airport and in areas near the Grand Palace, historical sites, Government installations and high-rise buildings.
Cartoon Network's Amazone Water Park
Cartoon Network opened the Amazone Water Park in Na Jomtien.
Spike from Pattaya Days visited Pattaya's new attraction. Enjoy his report.
The Siamese Hotel
The Siamese Hotel
The Siamese Hotel
New Hotel
On Pattaya's 3rd Road, just about 100 meters in front of Naklua's Soi Photisarn, The Siamese Hotel opened. The hotel provides restaurants, a café and bars.
Best Seat
New Restaurant opens on Pattaya North Road
Best Seat opens in the corner of Pattaya North Road and Naklua Road, or just at the Loma Roundabout. The stylish restaurant is part of Naklua's newly created 'strolling street' and is open from 14:00 until 23:00.
VIP Center Bar
Naklua's new VIP Center Bar Complex opened
On October 30th the first few bars of Naklua's new VIP Center Bar Complex opened.
The Bar Complex is located on Naklua Road across the entry to Naklua Soi 18 and replaces the former Best Friends Bars. It provides at least 23 (twenty-three) new bars. An exchange booth run by the Islamic Bank of Thailand is located just in front of the bars.
Poised to continue
Chica Boom, a bar, pub and guesthouse located on South Pattaya's Soi 17, closed.
The sign already disappeared and the bar is empty. The guesthouse seems to be closed too.
ChicaBoom closed
Sexy Bra
Sexy Bra replaces Manchester United
At BigC's CentralCenter in North Pattaya Sexy Bra replaces Manchester United and not the formerly annouced FC Barcelona Merchandise Shop.
We think it's the right decision: Pattaya's ladies and especially the city's ladyboys are still more interested to present their shapely boobs to the public than to get a kick from a Spanish football player...
Piece of Evidence
City Hall removes
'Piece of Evidence'
Pattaya City Hall removes year-long eyesores from Pattaya Beach Promenade.
The booth were used to house a trafo, advertisements and a LED-Information display.
The LED dispaly never worked they way it should, not at City Hall and not on the Beach. Therefore the administration removed the display but not the boothes.
Some people used the remainig construction to urinate, others to despose their waste.
The whole project was just another big waste of money initiated by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome.
Piece of Evidence
Piece of Evidence
Lucky Star Bar
Not so Lucky?
The successor of the former Rehab A Go-Go, located at Soi Buakhaow's Boom Boom Bar Complex and known as Lucky Star Bar, is already on the block.
No second Holiday Inn in Pattaya
Holiday Inn construction cancelled
The construction of another Holiday Inn Hotel on South Pattaya's Soi Phratamnak got cancelled. The construction site as well as the project for the 160-room hotel are on the block. The 1'088 sqm area is already piled.
Construction Site during September 2012
Holiday Inn Construction Site during September 2012
Pumps can't replace missing brains
No Relief
Across from Pattaya's Soi 6 four pumps are trying to remove the floods from Beach Road. The mass of water flush away the sand from the beach but the pumps don't prevent the flooding of the road.
The proof that pumps can't replace the missing brains of Pattaya's Officials...
Poised to continue
The Cave
No A Go-Go at The Cave
The successor of Sexy Submarine is The Cave, a bar built into a spectacular cave, serving drinks at reasonable prices.
If God - and the constructors - are willing, the bar will open in mid November.
Poised to continue
On October 22nd Sakchai Taeng-hor, chief of Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district, announced that he ordered the closure of the Spicy Girl A Go-Go Club as well as Champion A Go-Go for 60 days because 'Security Guards' of the venues attacked a Kuwaiti army officer.
On October 30th News Agencies reported that a court closed both venue.
Nevertheless, a few days later, on November 9th we reported the reopening of Champion A Go-Go and today we can report that Spicy Girl A Go-Go opened its door to its 2nd flooor showcase on November 21st.
60 days can be very short in Pattaya...
Events like that are responsible for Pattaya's bad image in the rest of the world. They are produced by Pattaya's Officials.
Update (November 26th): Spicy Girl was closed again. No reason given. Rumours tell that one (Official) hand doesn't know what the other (Official) one decides...
Update (November 28th): Spicy Girl reopened on November 27th...
Rhino Club reopened
Rhino Club, located near the entry to Soi 16, reopened as an A Go-Go Club.
According to Pattaya Sweethearts it seems to be a short time solution to find a new owner: A living Rhino sells better than a dead one...
Rhino Club
Skyfall A Go-Go
New A Go-Go to open soon
In a few weeks time Skyfall A Go-Go will replace the failed Halo Bar on Walking Street.
Champion A Go-Go
Surprise, Surprise
On November 9th, 2014, Champion A Go-Go surprisingly reopened. A few days before Police announced that Champion A Go-Go as well as Spicy Girl A Go-Go will be closed for 2 months. Does somebody know what changed the intention of our officials?
Marine Disco
New Escalators at Marine Disco
Marine Disco replaced its aged escalators by new ones from Mitsubishi.
Baccara A Go-Go
Pre-view area removed
Baccara A Go-Go replaced its 'pre-view area' by a large new entry and gained new space for the expected (or at least desired) run of onlookers during the high season. TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) already announced to lure tourists in the United Kingdom with special arrangements. Let's hope it's not another scam.
The Comeback of The Blues Factory
The Comeback of The Blues Factory
The Blues Factory, located on Soi Lucky Star, off Walking Street, reopened on November 1st under a new management: Tony's Group now manages the once popular Night Club. The group already runs the apple, a fitness club wth integrated Coyote supported dancing (or vice versa), in the very same building.
Thailand's self-appointed 'Guitar King' Lam Morrison is announced as the bars main entertainer, dispite the fact that his very own Facebook page tells he is playing at Walking Street's Hot Tuna Bar...
TIP (This is Pattaya)!
Almaz Zoloto, the Jewellery Shop on Walking Street's ailing Soho Square, closed.
The place, once announced as the World's Super Club and/or Asian's largest Disco Club, doesn't seem to be an area to make a lot of money.
Jewellery Shop closed
Tony's closed
Abyzz and Ankor closed
As mentioned last month, Tony's Group closed their Abyzz and Ankor Discos.
The entry to the former Ankor Disco on Soi 16 is now known as Tony's Café and is serving Thai and Indian Food.
Tonys's Café
Poised to continue
VIP Transportation in Vietnam
Be aware
Whatever you do, be aware you are in Pattaya...
Fishing in Pattaya
Breakfast in Pattaya
Whatever you order, be aware you are in Pattaya...
Hot Dog
Be aware that we don't provide a comment to every picture we publish...
Mike Baird's Cartoons
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Last Month
XO Club Walking Street
Spicy Girl A Go-Go
Champion A Go-Go
Hotel Eden South Pattaya
New Delhi Dance Club
Abyzz at Tony's
Ankor at Tony's
Rhino Coyote Club
Moonlight A Go-Go
Halo Walking Street
Starbucks at Bali Hai
Big Event:
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The Godfather's Story
The Kunplomes
Coup Leader
Military Junta Leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha pushed back general election promised for late 2015, saying that election must come with a new constitution and eleven reform areas. Therefore he can stretch election into 2016 or 2017...
The Dictator and his wife have declared a joint worth of 128 million Baht in assets and 654'745 Baht in debt. He said he could not remember the details, but all of the items could be examined and verified. I can justify my personal wealth, he claims.
On May 9th, 2013, the General sold nine plots of land totalling 50 rai located in Bangkok's Bang Bon district to 69 Property Co Ltd. The company has a British Virgin Islands address, was registered just 7 days before the deal and belongs to Thailand's liquor and property billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi.
When Thaksin Shinawatra sold his AIS to Temasek Holdings, a company owned by the Government of Singapore, the very same Bangkok Elite called the deal a foulplay...
Selling assets to a foreign company is a legal way for Thai citizens to avoid paying taxes, but it seems it is a big difference if a member of Bangkok's Elite does the deal or a newcomer from Chiang Mai.
The Junta Leader ordered the media not publishing news about Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Dictator Prayuth Chan-ocha claims that Thaksin Shinawatra violated Thailand's law.
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.
Disolve the EU!
Disolve the European Union! It's nothing else than a gigantic Mafia Organisation wasting the Taxpayers' money.
Don't try to be successful - or the European Parliament will break you up!
Disolve the European Parliament! It's nothing else than a gigantic Mafia Organisation wasting the Taxpayers' money.
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming:
It's a Myth!
Nature isn't predictable
1968 scientists predicted the comeback of the Ice-Time. What they will tell you tomorrow?
We do not ignore 'Climat Change', but we know that this planet faces 'Climat Changes' since millions of years - some even a lot more dramatic than today and without the help of humans.
Todays 'Climat Change' is nothing else than a very lucrative business idea.
Avoid Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles use batteries and batteries are not only a threat to our planet during manufacturing, the 'Recycling' of batteries is still an unsolved problem in most countries.
Don't use Solar Cells
Solar Cells are a threat to our planet:
The higher the efficiency of a Solar Cell the more Cadmium it contains.
Cadmium is banned from most products in almost all countries, but it can be used without restrictions in Solar Cells. Who controls the 'Recycling' of Solar Cells?
No Nuke Please!
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Fukushima!
Never use a technology you do not master 100%!
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
myLady™ says:
Thank you Darling
Google translates:
The Tourist
Bing translates:
Thank you Sir
Lenovo and Asus launch US$149 Chromebooks
Our correspondent in China reports that Lenovo as well as Asus (Asustek) will release Chromebooks using Google-certified solutions from China-based Rockchip in the first half of 2015.
Rockchip is a first-tier tablet application processor (AP) designer in China and has recently cooperated with Intel over chip design and the distribution of Intel's SoFIA chips.
The new devices are expected to be priced at US$149 and will have a 11.6-inch display.
China takes the lead on Smartphones
China not only produces most of the world's smartphones, including almost all of the products sold by Apple, Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications and HTC.
Chinese top makers Huawei, Oppo, Gionee and Vivo announced today to roll out ultra-thin smartphones. They will come with a thickness of only 4.75mm to 4.85mm.
Some models released by international brands including Apple, Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications came with a thickness of about 7mm.
The ultra-thin designs are not coming at the expense of performance. The new smartphones come with a new cooling technology that is able to dissipate heat more efficiently than ever before.
Thais like Apple's iPhone
55'000 iPhones
Thailand's three largest Mobile Phone operators launched Apple's iPhone in Thailand on November 1st, 2014.
Media and the distributors claim that the network operators sold over 55'000 phones during the first day, mainly to pre-order customers.
In Thailand the iPhone 6 handsets are priced between 24'600 and 37'300 Baht. Price depends on the capacity of the installed memory.
Chromebook Success
While Acer, HP (Hewlett-Packard) and Samsung Electronics launch new Chromebooks, Dell, ASUS (Asustek Computer) and Lenovo will enter this market too.
It is said that about 80% of Chromebook shipments are supplied to the education market.
Chromebooks achieved a sequential shipment growth of over 60% in the second quarter of 2014.
To defend its market share, Microsoft will cooperate with Intel to offer subsidies to promote Windows 8.1 with Bing for entry-level desktops.
Since Chromebooks have already become a threat to Windows-based notebooks in both the enterprise and education markets, Microsoft is aggressively offering solutions in an attempt to suppress Google's rise in the PC industry.
If Microsoft is not able to launch a counter attack with its upcoming Windows 10, the software giant will be in serious danger, analysts claim.
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!
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.
November 17th, 2014:
November 27th, 2014:
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs on Pattaya's Beach Promenade
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
November 27th, 2014:
Necklace Snatch
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
November 15th, 2014:
Pattaya has Rooms
Pattaya 100%?
Pattaya's Shirt claims
Professionals in Pattaya
Last Word
If you don't scam Tourists you aren't a genuine Thai
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