Pattaya News Flash - The Source
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September 2014
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Foreign Criminals in Thailand
The Nation reports that more than 20 big foreign criminal gangs are operating in Thailand.
Click here for the story.
On September 15th Bangkok Post covers the same topic with additional facts.
Scotsman brutally assaulted by Thais
A Scotsman was brutally assaulted in front of many tourists by Thais on Pattaya's Soi Buakhaow.
Click here for the story published by Khaosod English.
Koh Larn's 'friendly' Beach Chair Vendor
Ever tried to sit down on the beach without renting a Beach Chair and an Umbrella?
This video shows what can happen - at least on Koh Larn (island).
It's time that Thailand's Army not only cleans up the Beaches of Pattaya and its islands, but also its Police, the City's administration and the Jet Ski vendors.
We just learned that Pattaya Police already arrested the 24 (or 25 or 28) - year old Cambodian for destroing the good image of Pattaya. Reports say that our lovely Police is investigating for the very same reason who spread the video clip on the social network...
Just a thought: Why our lovely Police do not arrest the scamming Jet Ski vendors too? They are destroying the good image of Pattaya since many years.
Efficiency à la Pattaya City Hall
Pattaya City Hall and its Boss, Pattaya Mayor Ittipol Khunpluem, like to praise the efficiency of their administration.
Fact is that Pattaya City Hall is far away from being an efficiently working community.
Four years ago residents informed Pattaya's Waterworks of a leaking water pipe on Pratamnak Soi 5. Despite numerous phone calls it took Pattaya's 'efficent' Organisations 4 years to fix the problem.
It is estimated that about 5 million liters of water trifled away during that time...
Who pays for the loss? Pattaya Mayor Ittipol Khunpluem and/or his lazy Officials?
Chinese Tourists avoid Thailand
During July 2014 Thailand attracted 342'547 visitors from China, a 25% drop from the same period last year.
According to China's biggest online travel agency not even a 30% discount can attract additional visitors.
The decline in visitors started when General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Army seized power in the May 22nd Coup d'état.
Please click here to read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha fears Hocus-Pocus
Thailand's Prime Minster believes that anti-coup groups are using black magic against him.
To ward off the effects of black magic the General is pouring lustral water over his head...
Please click here to read the story published by Bangkok Post.
Patchwork Road
Patchwork City
Pattaya is a Patchwork City full of Patchwork Streets.
Pattaya offers the absolutely perfect test tracks for car, motorcycle and bicycle designers.
The latest addition to the long list of Patchwork Streets is Jomtien's 2nd Road.
It is Jomtien newest road, opened a few years ago.
The case shows exemplarily that companies engaged to build Pattaya's Roads perhaps know everything else but making quality roads.
Pattaya's City Hall announced during July 2014 that work will start to renew one of Pattaya's badest streets, its Secnd Road, but nothing happened until today.
Somebody tried his workmanship between North Pattaya's Roundabout and Pattaya's Beach Road, but failed.
The new road surface is bumpy too - and will need some remake in a few months time only...
Pattaya's Officials fear Thailand's Army
Pattaya Officials are cleaning up the resort's beaches and vice spots to prevent Thailand's military stepping in as they have done in Phuket and Hua Hin.
Please click here to read the story published by Bangkok Post.
The Water comes
The Water comes
Phitsanulok and other destinations in the North of Thailand finally get the water the farmers were waiting and praying for.
The Water comes
But it's too much, they claim...
The Water comes
Same as in Pattaya: You never can satisfy them.
Police News
Pattaya's Police
Your best friend?
Official(s) within Pattaya Police obviously supporting criminals.
Please click here and read the full story.
With the help of an Army Patrol Pattaya Police arrested a 22 year old man stealing a bag from a Russian Tourist the same night and could reclaim the victims valuables.
Please click here to read the story.
Hunting Shemales
To clean up Pattaya from its ragtag Pattaya's Police is hunting Ladyboys on Pattaya's Beach Promenade and the City's Walking Street.
Please click here to read the story published by Bangkok Post.
Pattaya News Flash September 2014 - The Source
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The not so healthy Fruits and Vegetables in Thailand
A recent test of products marked with a Q-Mark sign showed disgraceful results:
Surprisingly, the supposedly "safe" and much more expensive products with Q-mark certificates actually contain the highest toxic residues at 87.5% while 62.5% exceed the maximum residue limit.
More than half (53.3%) of the samples from modern-trade retails also exceed the residue limit. Contrary to public perception, fruits and vegetables from traditional wet markets are the safest with only 40% below the required safety standard. A thorough rinsing to wash away the toxic residues is not always the answer. Systemic chemicals such as carbendazim can easily seep into the vegetables and fruits' tissues. It has been revealed that half of the samples - and all of the oranges, apples and strawberries tested - contained a high level of this dangerous fungicide.
In the eyes of most Farangs, Quality Labels here in Thailand are nothing else than a big scam, organized by unscrupulous Profiteers and corrupt Officials.
Vive la différence
The highly educated people from a Thai University recommended Pattaya's provincal City Hall to fill up Pattaya's Beach with sacks of sand to stop the erosion.
Beach vendors who know the water as well as the sea and the power of the nature believe that Pattaya's investment is a complete muck up. The nature even has the knowing to degenerate the sacks and to set the sand free, they told me.
Vive la différence
In Europe the scientists used their brains and discovered that not people, ghosts or Global Warming are stealing the sand, it's the sea itself that reclaims the sand.
Therefore the researcher developed a method to bring back the sand to the beach. They do it off season or during the night to the benefit of the tourists.
In full contrast to Pattaya, European Beach Resorts do not defenestrate their money.
As predicted
As predicted by complete laymen and foreign specialists, but not by Thailands's highly educated professors
It took the rain about an hour only to remove the sand from Pattaya's High Technology Beach constructed the Thai way by Pattaya's City Hall and a renowned Thai University for many millions of Baht.
That's the way Pattaya Mayor Ittipol Khunpluem and his Crew waste the money...
Jomtien Beach destroyed too
Jomtien Beach destroyed too
As the pictures published above document, the tropical rain on September 14th destroyed part of Jomtien's Beach too - and manifests the dilettantish work of Pattaya's 'professionals'...
Rent a Bike on Jomtien's Beach Road
It seems a Businessman believed in Pattaya Mayor Ittipol Khunpluem's (empty) pre-election promise to invent bicycle lanes in this still funny resort...
Be aware of Ladyboys
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Bus Terminal
Terminal One is announced to open soon.
Bus Terminal
For a few month the area was the home of the failing J.J.Market. We were told that the new Terminal One project will open as Pattaya's new Bus Terminal. A good idea. Let's hope it will survive the project stage.
Bus Terminal
The two-storey building with its large area offers a lot of space for tour busses, ticket offices and restaurants or cookshops.
Mona Lisa in Pattaya
New Massage Parlour in Northern Pattaya
During the last week of August Mona Lisa opened on Pattaya's North Road. The High Class Massage Parlour is located between the still ailing Pattaya Bazaar and the newly announced Terminal One and looks a lot more attractive during the night. But every time we tried to shoot a pictures, the venue was covered by tour busses and mini vans. To the left of the entry a few dozens of masseuses are waiting at a fish bowl outside of the building for customers and a bunch of other once inside the new building.
Sukho Thai
Mona Lisa opens during the evening hours only. During daytime Sukho Thai Massage offers more or less traditional Thai Massage behind the defunct Hong Club. Sukho Thai closes when Mona Lisa opens.
Massage in Pattaya
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Public Parking Space still occupied
Big Words only from City Hall, Police and Military Junta
During June 2014 Officals from City Hall as well as Pattaya's Police had to join Military Forces to clean up public parking spaces along Pattaya's Beach Road.
As expected the people acted as sandmen only.
The cleanup not even survived the next 24 hours.
At the Northern end of Beach Road the yellow/blue taxi cabs are occupying parkings. The Green Tree Restaurant is converting the Bus Stop to a parking area exclusively for its guests and the aggressive motorcycle taxi drivers and motorcycle lenders along the rest of the road get rough when defending their illegally occupied spaces.
When a farang told them that according the latest publication from police and military the marked spaces are for customers and visitors of Pattaya, a taxi driver shouted back: Who are you? You are nothing else than a stinky farang. You don't have any rights here in Thailand. It's my parking lot. I pay for it.
TiP (This is Pattaya).
Taxi Drivers
Broken words from Police and Military Junta
During July 2014 Pattaya News Flash reported together with almost all other publications in Pattatay that Capt. Sittichai Chamsawat of the 14th Military Circle in Chonburi announced that motorbike taxis will have to adhere to the existing, but currently ignored, Land Transport Department fare regulations.
He told the amazed media that rides of two kilometers or less should not exceed 25 Baht. The third through fifth kilometer adds only 5 Baht each to the fare.
As expected nothing ever changed: For the about 1 km ride from my house to North Pattaya's Bus Terminal I still have to pay 40 Baht. From the Bus Terminal back to my point of living the impertinent motorcycle driver asks 60 (!) baht.
TiP (This is Pattaya).
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...
It can end deadly
If Thai people think they are on the way to lose their faces their reaction get unpredictable.
Pattaya Daily News reports: A teacher and student have been shot after they had beeped their horn at a car that cut in front of them. The gunman scolded them before deciding to shoot them.
Additional information:
Never argue with Thais
Update (September 14th): Please read about the latest incident
Khaosod English: Scotsman brutally assaulted by Thais
Pattaya Daily News: Thai men attack Foreigner
Corruption in Pattaya will survive the Junta
Pay or you will run in Problems...
A few weeks ago members of Thailand's Army told the A Go-Go Club Bosses "Do not pay the Police".
A few days later the Police arrived and warned the very same Bosses "the Army is not going to be around forever - Pay Up or Else..."
On Beach Road, at the entry to Pattaya's Walking Street, motorcyle Taxi Drivers still have to pay the stall money to their boss(es). Nevertheless, the Army still likes to tell the media: It's over...
TiP (This is Pattaya).
Military Brass Band brings Happiness to Pattaya
Pattaya Seafood Festival
During the Amazing Pattaya Seafood Festival a Brass Band from Thailand's Army and some Thai Super Stars brought happiness to some people of Pattaya.
Military Brass Band brings Happiness to Pattaya
The happening was announced for August 30th and 31st but already started on August 29th. TiP (This is Pattaya).
The Hot & Cold A Go-Go Bar, located on Soi Praisani (Soi Post Office), closed during the last week of September.
No matter what the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) tells, Pattaya and the rest of Thailand badly miss the Tourists.
From the Chinese groups, whose busses congest Pattaya's Streets and pollute Pattaya's air, only the favoured few can make a living...
SP Bar
Beach Road Bar closed
Well-known Bars on Pattaya's Beach Road closed
The popular Scandinavian and Swiss Bars on Pattaya's Beach Road closed. At the time of writing only the Beach Front Bar remains open.
The SP Swiss Bar moved to Soi 7 and can be found just across the Happiness A Go-Go Club.
The bar celebrated its rebirth on September 20th with a party.
SP Bar
Last month Pattaya News Flash reported that the once popular Malibu Showcase is still presenting its travestie shows at the second Road's entry to Soi Post Office.
Passing Soi Post Office a few days ago, we saw that both venues, the Malibu showcase as well as the Beyond Live Music Bar, are closed.
Update September 20th: A no name Travestie Show Bar opened in the room of the former Malibu...
Update September 24th: The no name bar got a name:
New Malibu Show
Royal Garden's new KFC
A few days ago a completely refurbished KFC Fastfood Outlet opened at Royal Garden Plaza.
The restaurant got a nice and pleasant new look and uses exactly the same chairs as the McDonald's nearby.
It seems that this chairs are the only really reliable seats in this country.
To the right of McDonald's another food outlet opened: Chicken BonChon. It's a Korean Restaurant, but it looks more like a stylish bar and judged (solely) from its nice chairs it's not made for the eternity...
Casa Rizzi
New Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
On Pattaya's Second Rad, between Soi 7 and Soi 8 Casa Rizzi opened as a nice Ristorante Italiano Pizzeria Enoteca.
Enoteca is an Italian word, derived from a Greek word and is used to describe a special type of local or regional wine shop that originated in Italy. A genuine enoteca outside Italy is primarily directed at giving visitors or tourists the possibility to taste these wines at a reasonable fee and possibly to buy them.
Poppy 2
Refurbishing survived
Poppy 2, the popular bar at the Beach Road's entry to Soi 8 reopened after a complete refurbishing. The bar even got a stair to a small balcony. It is expected that Revellers can surveying the life on Pattaya's Beach Promenade...
Poppy 2
It took a few weeks until the venue got its new sign on September 10th. Until then it was more or less a 'no name' bar.
TiP (This is Pattaya).
Poopy 2
Uncle replaces Moon
The Blue Moon Bar on Naklua Road, located near the entry to Soi Photisarn - or just across the Fat Aunt Restaurant (still Pattaya's best Bargain Eatery) - had a short life. Since a few weeks the venue is occupied by a Steak & Thai Food Restaurant called Lung (uncle).
Kitchen, simply Kitchen
Near the Southern end of Beach Road and just across the McDonald's Fastfood Outlet a Restaurant and Bistro opened with the most ingenious name of Kitchen. The ad claims it is serving foods from its Thai and International Cuisine as well as Smoothie and Coffee.
Poised to continue
Best Friends
Naklua's new Best Friends' Bar Complex
Naklua's new Best Friends' Bar Complex will open soon on Naklua Road.
It provides at least 23 (twenty-three) new bars and an exchange booth run by the Islamic Bank of Thailand.
Islamic's Best Friends
Poised to continue
Fun for Sale
Fun for Sale...
The defunct Funhouse A Go-Go, formerly know as Club Blu, is on the block.
Poised to continue
Star Beer Bar
The Best Bar
The two bars at the entry to Soi Happy (A Go-Go), Star Beer Bar and The Best Bar, closed for some refurbishment.
The end of Pulse
Pulse, the Club above the popular Food Fair Restaurant, removed its (expensive) LED sign: The end of a very short life...
Spicy Girl
Spicy Girl A Go-Go
On September 12th Spicy Girl replaced the failed Guugle Club. It's a second floor A Go-Go Bar near the entry to Champion A Go-Go Club.
New A Go-Go
New A Go-Go Club opened
In the rooms of the former L'Italiano Restaurant the Infinity A Go-Go opened on September 8th, 2014.
Infinity too
According to our latest information, the new club doesn't have any connection with the street's Drug Store bearing the very same name.
Nevertheless, if you should get some headache from all that ugly babes you don't have to remember a new sign...
New A Go-Go
New A Go-Go
Go-Go Mania on Walking Street
Just across the new Infinity A Go-Go Club is Sweethearts A Go-Go located and to the left of that popular Club works are on the way to create another new A Go-Go Club on Pattaya's famous Walking Street.
It seems Pattaya's visitors of Walking Street can't get enough of this kind of stuff for their eyes...
Nevertheless, Halo, XO and Rhino - all located on Walking Street - are still on the block. If you like to participate in that incredible and unexplainable A Go-Go race: Open your wallet and clear your account!
Thappraya 2310
No Police
City Hall's very own Thappraya 2310 security organisation pitched its tent between 7-ELEVEN and the P72 Hotel, or just across the notorius Lucifer Disco.
The Thappraya 2310 looks like a Police Organisation but isn't one. It's a simple security troupe, but equiped with the latest means of transportion.
Somebody seems to have to much money in that hall...
The annoying touts are back on Walking Street. They invite you every few meters from Beach Road up to Bali Hai to visite the sex shows of their employers.
It seems not even the Army has the power to remove this rabbles.
Some of them obviously not even know that the venue they are collecting the money for already closed...
Aplesin closed again
Apelsin, the restaurant on the ailing Soho Square closed again. It's not clear if it will reopen again...
Walking Street Plaza
24-hour Night Plaza
But the owners of the area seem to be optimistc: They announce the place now as WalkingStreet Night Plaza for drinking, shopping and everything else and are inventing new investors.
Obviously the only place in this funny world featuring a 24-hour long Night...
Update September 20th: Today the Apelsin Restaurant could be found open again, this time with new furniture in a new and definitively more pleasant arrangement.
During the last weekend of August 2014 Moonlight A Go-Go on Soi 16, off Walking Street, reopened under a new management.
The club was closed since January 16th, 2014.
As announced last month, The Glasshouse A Go-Go reopened on September 1st, 2014.
Moonlight A Go-Go
Poised to continue
Pepsi is back in Pattaya
Pepsi is back in Pattaya - and sometimes even on top of it...
Safety First in Thailand
Safety First in Thailand
Safety First
Safety First?
No Safety in Pattaya
Do not try to touch the water of the small fountain as long it is illuminated during the night: You will get an electric shock.
The big spongers from Pattaya City Hall are not even capable to install a secure fountain.
I am what I am
About 5 meters from I am Auditor.
I am what I am
About 5 meters from I am Somtum.
Where is the Monkey?
On September 7th, 2014, The Thailand Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Association (TBPA) launched a Muscle and Physique Contest at Royal Garden Plaza, supported by Believe it or Not.
Believe it or not, nobody checked the brain(s) of the competitors or its supporters and the resellers of the also presented Protein stuff...
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Mityon X-Speed 3rd Road
One's Bike Shop 1st Rd
H&M CentralFestival
Malibu A Go-Go LK Metro
New York Diner Walking
Mona Lisa North Road
Ginza A Go-Go Walking St
Lucifer Disko Walking St
V2O Ice Bar, Walking St
Hooty's Shaw or Show Club
Fun Seeker Dance Club
Mandarin Soi 6 A Go-Go
Raj Mahal Walking St
The Blues Factory
X-Zone A Go-Go Soi 16
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The Difference
The Difference between Scotland and Thailand
In Scotland People decide about the future of their country.
The Difference between Scotland and Thailand
In Thailand a Military Junta decides about the future of the Country's People.
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Booze Cruise Party
Booze Cruise Party
held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month
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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.
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
The Godfather's Story
The Kunplomes
Cheap Notebooks will hit the shelfes soon
In the fourth quarter of 2014 Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo and Toshiba will launch low-cost notebooks with CPUs with integrated graphics.
To attract consumer demand Notebook vendors are aggressively releasing US$199-399 10- to 15-inch models, most of them with a preloaded Windows 8.1 Operating Systems.
Don't miss them!
Rotten Apple
Bad news are better than no news...
We expect that Apple will recommend Samsung Galaxy if you prefer to phone without software glitches.
Slimmer Apples
Our source in China reports that Apple will launch thinner MacBooks at the end of 2014 or in 2015.
Production of components already has begun in small volumes.
Apple will stop production of its current 13.3-inch MacBook Pro model by the end of 2014.
Jumbo Apples
Our man in China reports that Apple is preparing a Jumbo version of its iPad.
The new iPad will feature a screen measuring 12.9 inches across the diagonal.
Production is expected to kick off during the first quarter of 2015.
Rumours say that Apple CEO Tim Cook tries to shake up his entire iPad line.
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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!
Update: Marine Department units inspected jet skis on August 22nd and decided to form a third (!) board to solve (?) the years-long scam problem.
Avoid Pattaya's Islands
The boats are overloaded, don't provide lifevests for all passengers, are badly maintaited and aren't covered by adequate insurance policies.
Pattaya's lazy and allegedly corrupt Officials promised to check owners, personnel and boats regularly, but they don't.
Avoid mosquitoes, they spread the Dengue Fever
Date-rape drug warning
According to Pattaya Police, it is common in this resort that foreign tourists get drugged and robbed in their hotel rooms, apartments or houses by prostitutes or ladyboys.
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs on Pattaya's Beach Promenade
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Sptember 5th, 2014:
No Nuke Please!
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima & Fukushima!
Pattaya has Rooms
Unknown Word in Pattaya
Last Word
A healthy Tipp brings happiness back to the People of Pattaya...
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