Pattaya News Flash - The Source
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August 2015
Click here to read our July 2015 News.
No Alcohol near Educational Institutions
In our July issue as well as on August 4th we reported about the new 300 meter ban of alcohol introduced by Thailand's Military Junta.
On August 22nd Pattaya Mail tells its readers that Pattaya-area officials agreed to take stern action against entertainment venues violating new dictates from the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).
Singha to launch new alcoholic fruit drinks
Singha Corporation announced the launch of a low-alcohol fruit-based cocktail beverage.
Syder Bay will be available in three flavours, Pop (apple juice), Reggae (peach juice), and Jazz (red berry juice), and will come in 275-millilitre glass bottles at 32 Baht/each.
The product will be available from October 16th at convenience stores, supermarkets and traditional-trade outlets.
Singha's new 'fruit juice' will have a 3.5 per cent alcohol content.
Chang replaces all its Beers
Thai Beverage (ThaiBev), the brewer of Chang Beer, announced that it will replace all beers under the Chang, Chang Light, Chang Draught and Chang Export brands by Chang Classic.
Chang Classic will be sold in a newly designed green and handy bottle and will be easy to drink with only a 5.5-degree alcohol level, down from 6 degrees previously, the company claims.
Chang Classic bottles come in two sizes - 320cc and 620cc - at prices of about 34-37 Baht and 53-55 Baht respectively.
No information was given if the new Chang Classic will be a real (100% Malt) beer as Chang Export was - or an alcoholic drink made with the help of rice as the other Chang Beers.
Stupid Investgators?
The investigators in Bangkok's bombing filled the crater at the Shrine within 24 hours to reopen the venue to the public as soon as possible, giving the international Press and Police Organisations the opportunity to question the effectiveness of the probe carried out by Thailand's already controversial and unreliable security forces.
Update (August 21st):
Nothing but theories
In the aftermath of the deadly bombing at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine, at least six theories have emerged.
The Nation collected, analysed and published them.
The report shows that Thailand's 'highly qualified' Security Forces still groping in the dark.
As in other countries too, the large sums invested in National Secret Services is completely wasted money.
Travel advisories
So far twenty-three countries had issued travel advisories.
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United States urging their citizens to take extra care during trips to Thailand.
However Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia and the United Kingdom are recommending a higher degree of caution. They issued a so called Level 3 warning.
Hong Kong issued a Level 4 warning, advising its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Thailand.
Second Bomb explodes
Today at about 13:20 a second but smaller bomb exploded at Bangkok's Sathorn pier.
The pipe bomb was thrown from the Taksin road and rail bridge near the waterway and the BTS Saphan Taksin station. It detonated harmlessly in the nearby Sathorn canal. No one was enjured.
Because TNT was found in both bombs our highly qualified Police told the press that the Sathorn as well as the Erawan attacks are the work of the same bombers.
Bomb kills Tourists
On August 17th at about 19:00 a bomb exploded inside Bangkok's popular Erawan Shrine and killed at least 19 people and injured 123 others.
The victims are mostly foreign tourists.
For more information please check the reports, pictures and videos published by
Bangkok Post
Khaosod english
BBC London
The Guardian
At midnight our lovely Police still didn't know if the bomb exploded inside or outside the Erawan Shrine. At the moment of writing nobody took responsibility for the explosion, but our highly educated Government already told its people that the attack was launched to destroy Thailand's tourist industry and the countries econimic future...
Short-sighted Junta Leader
Bangkok Post claims that Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has just told his Energy Ministry to do the wrong thing, in the wrong way and at the wrong time.
He wants the ministry to forget about renewable and alternative energy sources, and get on with increasing electricity output by using fossil fuels, Bangkok Post writes.
It is well-known in this country that the Junta Leader's mouth is a lot faster than his brain. He confirms it himself almost daily.
Operators of entertainment venues have to respect new regulations or face a 5 year closure of their bars and clubs.
Pattaya one reports that during a meeting at Pattaya City Hall the Chief of Banglamung District confirmed regulations set out in an order issued by the NCPO (National Council for Peace and Order) on 23rd July 2015.
With the new regulations and the announced 'strict enforcement of the laws' by our famous Police Organisations we will face a lot of funny nights during the next few weeks.
It would be interesting to follow who has the better connection on/or will spend more money to our responsible authorities...
Be warned:
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No Plastic Bags today
On June 15th, 2015, fifteen supermarket chains have agreed to celebrate no plastic bag shopping days on the 15th of each month.
The 15 chains are 7-Eleven, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Foodland, Power Buy, Siam Makro, B2S, Central, Central Food Retail, Central Marketing Group, as well as The Malls Group, Robinson, Rangsit Plaza, CRC Sports and CRC Thai Watsadu.
Update: For more information please read the report published by Khaosod english.
Jet Ski Saga
Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered Pattaya Officials to enforce the law against Pattaya's notorious Jet Ski operators, the Pattaya Business and Tourism association (PBTA) told the press.
According to the PBTA Pattaya's Officials told the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that they will summon all Jet Ski operators to discuss the problem.
If they can't come to an agreement, Pattaya's Officials will ban the Jet Ski operators from the beach permanently to terminate the problem once and for all, City Hall promises.
As stated on August 8th, it is well known in the City, that some Officials from Pattaya City Hall and the Resort's Police are beneficiary of the lucrative scams.
That's why Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his City Hall are in talks with the Jet Ski Mafia since many years - without any results but with new and trashy promises after each meeting.
Update (August 14th): Please read Pattaya faces Indian boycott over failure to end jet ski scams published by Pattaya Mail.
Scrounger unmasked
On March 26th, 2015, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome told Bangkok Post in an interview that we believe that the jet ski scam will be solved within the next two months.
On August 8th Pattaya Daily News reports that Indian tourists still get ripped off by Jet Ski operators.
It's just another proof that nobody ever can trust a single word from Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome.
It is well known in the City, that some Officials from Pattaya City Hall and the Resort's Police are beneficiary of the lucrative scams.
Corrupt City Hall?
Pattaya City Hall installed Safety Rollers on the Northern part of Pattaya's Beach Road as well as on the City's Big Buddha Hill to protect pedestrians from racing cars and motorcycles.
Pattaya Daily News reports that the Safety Rollers purchased by unnamed Pattaya Officials are not only completely overpaid but almost useless.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his City Hall are wasting the taxpayers money whenever they discover an opportunity.
The next City Hall scam is already in preparation: A lift for handicapped people.
The installation will move wheelchair drivers over Pattaya's congested streets, from one unusable pavement to another unusable one...
Update (August 14th): Please read Councilman alleges irregularities in Pattaya road-safety projects published by Pattaya Mail.
Thailand faces the Reality
The Sandmen from Thailand's Commerce Ministry have finally succumbed to the truth.
The country's export outlook looks bad, very bad:
The Ministry had to correct its export forecast from an estimated 1.2% growth to a 3% contraction.
It's time to say 'Thank You' to Thailand's fast speaking General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his incompetent Military Junta. Please go home!
New Visa Regulation
Pay 5'000 Baht and Thailand grants a 6-month multiple entry visa to tourists from all nations, Military Junta Leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha promises.
Please click here to read the report published by The Nation.
Please read additional information provided by Bangkok Post.
Chaotic Military Junta
During July 2015 we reported here and here about the new booze ban introduced by Thailand's Military Junta.
Today Bangkok Post reports that the Alcohol Control Committee on Tuesday dropped a Prime Minister's Office proposal to ban the sales of alcohol within 300 metres of universities and technical colleges to end the confusing overlap with a similar rule recently issued by the National Council for Peace and Order.
On the same day KhaoSod English states that Thailand will go back to the drawing board with its unilateral ban on sales of alcohol near schools, while leaving it on the books as vaguely written for selective enforcement based on the judgment of law enforcement officers.
TiT (This is Thailand):
Never use your brain before you open your mouth...
The Rats are Back
During a media campaign in January Officials from Pattaya's Public Health and Environment Department announced the eradication of the city's rat population.
Obviously unnoticed by Pattaya's Officials during the last few months, the cute animals returned to our beaches.
It seems that the rats feel very comfortable between Pattaya's ingenious sandbags and propagate and grow constantly.
If Pattaya's Officials fail to eraticate the plague, we recommend that Thailand's Military Junta uses section 44 to ban all kind of rats from Pattaya's World Class Beaches.
35 Baht Security Fee
Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) announced that starting from December 1st, 2015, all passengers flying into and out of its six international airports have to pay an additional 35 Baht to cover the costs of its advanced passenger background check system.
Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) was a state enterprise. It became a public company on 30 September 2002 with 70% of the company's stock held by Thailand's Government, e.g. the Military Junta.
Impoverished Thai Farmers
Data published recently by Thailand's Industry Ministry show that 1.64 million farmers in this country are saddled with debts totalling 237.16 billion Baht. That means that each single Thai Farmer face an average debt of 388'000 Baht.
Thailand's Military Junta Leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, told all related agencies to coordinate to help them by comprehensively categorising their debt status and evaluating the farmers' needs so effectively measures can be designed.
He also recommended that Thailand's farmers should get some financial management education so the problem can be solved permanently.
Military Junta's Government a complete Failure?
Former Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya suggested that all economic ministers of General Prayuth Chan-ocha's government be removed because of their complete failure to solve the country's economic problems.
They have completely failed to deliver. It's just empty talk and no concrete achievements, he claims.
Fact is that Thailand's Central Bank has again cut the country's economic growth and export projections to slightly lower than 3%.
In June Thailand's Central Bank already trimmed its GDP forecast to 3% from 3.8%.
Police News
Greedy Police
Pattaya Daily News reports that over 30 business operators who rent out motorbikes complained at Pattaya City Hall.
The group claims that our lovely Police stop tourists at Police Checkpoints on their rented bikes and charge them very high fines. Police fine drivers even if they are carrying the correct documents and licenses.
The City's Tourists are often regarded as fair game - especially by our lazy but greedy Police Organisation.
TiP (This is Pattaya).
Police as well as Teachers are ignoring Thailand's Laws
Thailand's law requires that all people travelling on motorcycles have to wear a safety helmet.
According to statistics only 7 per cent of children do wear a helmet and an average of more than seven children are killed on Thailand's roads every single day.
Thailand's teachers are to lazy to stop children driving a motorcycle without helmet.
During the times school open or close Thailand's police sit in their barracks.
Moreover, the legal age for riding a motorcycle up to 110cc is 15; 18 is the legal age for riding a motorcycle over 110cc.
Neither teachers nor police are checking the age of a motorcycle driver or the type of bike Thailand's children are driving to school and back home.
In my area many underaged children are driving a Honda MSX, a 125cc bike. Of course, without wearing a helmet.
TiT (This is Thailand).
Thailand's Police Officials in deep debts
Bangkok Post reports that about 2'500 Police Officers in Thailand's upper Northeast are defaulting on debts and about 600 are facing bankruptcy lawsuits.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks...
Don't phone at Red Lights
Thailand's Council of State ruled that it is illegal for a driver of a vehicle to talk on a mobile phone while stopping at a red light, except if he/she/it is using a hands-free set.
(it=Third Gender)
The Military Junta ordered Thailand to be Happy.
We are supporting the order:
Spike's Cat
Cat Driver
Unemployed Driver
Angry Cat
Mad Cat
Jailed Cat
Waiting for the Sun
Pattaya Darling
Clever Dog
I'm for the Birds
I'm NightWalker's Photographer
Alien in Pattaya
Do not sit on Crocodile
Painter in Pattaya
Riding Monks
Riding Monks
Return Happiness to the People
How to distroy a country for dummies
The Great Dictator
Respect my Coup
I insist that the military takeover in Thailand is not a coup, theoretically speaking.
It was in fact a revolution to install stability.
Don Paramatwinai
Thailand's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 2014-2015
Be Quiet
Einstein in Pattaya
Pattaya News Flash August 2015 - The Source
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A big Thank You to:
William Tell
William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. According to the legend, Tell - an expert marksman with the crossbow - assassinated Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of Habsburg Austria positioned in Altdorf, Uri and fed the impetus for the nascent Swiss Confederation.
A big Thank You to:
Christoph Blocher
Christoph Blocher is a Swiss politician, industrialist, and former member of the Swiss Federal Council heading the Federal Department of Justice and Police (2004-2007). Thanks to his efforts for neutrality and independence he saved Switzerland from a disastrous alliance with the European Union.
Pattaya News Flash is edited and published in Switzerland
World Class Beach Resort
Please share our World Class Beach with Pattaya's amazing sandbags, especially recommended by Thailand's univerities and their highly educated experts!
World Class Beach Resort
Pattaya Beach: Adventure playground for you and your children
World Class Beach Resort
Pattaya Beach: Adventure playground for you and your children
Large and Dangerous Hole appears on Pattaya Beach Promenade
On August 6th Pattaya One reports that a Large and Dangerous Hole appeared on Pattaya Beach Promenade and concludes that the entire promenade appears to have been poorly constructed.
Since 2013 Pattaya News Flash is publishing pictures documenting that Pattaya's Beach Promenade was designed and constructed by incompetent bunglers.
Nevertheless, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his City Hall appointed the very same crew to facelift Jomtien Beach.
Unfortunately poised to continue
Same Disaster as on Pattaya Beach Promenade?
Same Disaster as on Pattaya Beach?
Work is on the way to create Jomtien's new Beach
Beautification of Jomtien Beach Road and Promenade
The 270-million-Baht facelift on Jomtien Beach is on the way.
City Hall's Officials claim that in about two years time Jomtien's Beach area will look a lot better than it looked before the beautification.
Pattaya appointed Nong Nooch Land and Garden Design Co. to carry out the work. The company already is responsible for the disastrous Pattaya Beach Beautification.
Jomtien's Police Box gets a new face too
Jomtien's Police Box gets some facelifting too
Jomtien's Police Box gets a new face too
Temporary Policestation: During the rainy season our Police will work out from a tent
Unfortunately poised to continue
Pattaya City Hall doesn't know the Term Maintenance
Rusty and impoverished
Bench on Pattaya's World Class Beach Promenade in use since March 2014
Mike Baird's Cartoons
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Naklua's Shorttime Street
All Motels are located on Sukhumvit Soi 28, also known as Soi Huathung
For a larger Map please click into the Picture!
For more information about Pattaya's Shorttime Motels please click here.
Mike Baird's Cartoons
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Never invest in an unfinished Property
Never invest in an unfinished Property
We are warning our readers since many years not to invest in planned or unfinished property. You can lose a lot of money doing so.
We repeat this warning because Thailand is in the middle of a economic downturn. Many projects are cancelled, face a slowdown or are halted by court orders.
As an example:
Pattaya's Property Trader published a report in its July 2015 publication praising the highly disputed Waterfront as an iconic building in Thailand. The Waterfront Suites and Recidences by Tulip Group is set to become one of the most recongnized buildings in Thailand, the magazine is writing.
While it is no secret that the Tulip Group has recently faced certain issues with some local groups regarding how the Waterfront's soaring heights will impact Pattaya's skyline.
The developer claims that the project will still be completed, as per original schedule. The company, controlled by investors from Israel (known as Bali Hai Co. Ltd.) says existing investors must now only wait another six to eight months before they will receive the keys...
Fact is that the case has to be judged by a court - and as we learned from similar cases in Jomtien, Thailand's courts are working slowly.
Furthermore, Thailand's Interior Ministry ordered on July 11th, 2015, that the issue of the issuance of the EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) process for the Waterfront Residence at the Bali Hai Port is set to be investigated. The focus of attention by Major General Nattapit, Assistant to the Minister of the Interior and Chairman of the Committee formed to oversee an investigation into Pattaya City and it's Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome, is the Waterfront Residence, Thailand's Newspapers claim.
It is known that Pattaya City Hall was expanding the beach front with landfill as it was constructing a port project. This beachfront expansion has thus enabled the luxury condo project site to distant itself more than 100 metres from the mean sea level, making it to meet requirement of the environment protection laws.
The port still is not in use...
Please read too:
Thailand's condominium market is quiet due to a lack of purchasing power. It is caused by Thailand's economic sluggishness. Furthermore, Thailand's banks are now more stringent about the provision of housing loans because of the high overall household debt at more than 80 per cent relative to the country's gross domestic product. The Russians do not buy anymore, many of them try to get rid of their Condo(s). Don't believe the stories about the chinese spending spree...
Black Clouds not only over Bali Hai's Waterfront?
Black clouds not only over Bali Hai's Waterfront but also over Pattaya City Hall?
On August 19th Pattaya Daily News reports that some of the Water Front buildings had been extended illegally and are invading the public area.
Sidewalk or not?
Sidewalk or not?
City Hall announced the ripping of the sidewalk in front of Bali Hai. It will be replaced by a new 2.5 to 3 meters wide asphalted pavements. Cars and busses will have to park on the curve to the entrance of the harbor, Pattaya's Officials promised.
In reality City Hall removed the sidewalk, cars and busses are parking now in two rows...
TiP (This is Pattaya)
Poised to continue
Q Resort Jomtien
Bravo: Jomtien's deadly Intersection made safer
Since the opening of Jomtien's Second Road its intersection with the Bun Kanchana Alley was the source of a lot of accidents.
First Pattaya's officials installed traffic lights, but Thailand's highly educated drivers simply ignored them, then the Authorities closed the intersection. But now they installed the only possible solution to the problem: A Roundabout.
Nevertheless, the Roundabout still needs some adjustments: For most of these stinky Chinese Tourist Busses the radius is too small. In the current design these vehicles need both tracks and push ordinary cars out of the lanes.
Update (August 21st): Pattaya Mail reports that the new Roundabout to be Pattaya's latest attempt to fix Jomtien's dangerous intersection.
Q Resort Jomtien
New Short-time Motel in Jomtien
On Jomtien's 2nd Road and only about 100 meters from Rompho's Bar Complex Q Resort opened its new Short-time Motel.
At the time of writing a room costs 280 Baht for short-time activities, not including the cost of your playmate.
For more information about Short-time Motels in this funny country please check
Q Resort Jomtien
Oscar is a newly opened Bar and Guesthouse on Soi 12 (Soi Welcome), off Jomtien Beach Road.
Poised to continue
Anton Bar & Restaurant
Anton to close Bar & Restaurant
Anton, one of Pattaya's most popular Bar & Restaurant for tasty German Food, is closed since Saturday, August 15th.
The owner of the building terminated the rental agreement suddenly and without a prior warning.
Rumours tell that in a few weeks time Anton will open a new restaurant in the neighbourhood, i.e., Soi 27, off Naklua Road.
Stop the Press:
Anton 2 Restaurant
On August 22nd Anton 2 opened its new Restaurant on Soi Roi Lung, also known as Soi 27. off Naklua Road.
Use the map published above to reach Peter's new German Food outlet.
It's worth the few minutes searching...
Poised to continue
Paddy's Bar
On Soi Buakhaow, a few meters only from the entry to Soi New Plaza, Paddy's Bar is replacing the defunct Drunken Monkey Bar.
It's a British run All Sports supporting beer & spirits outlet.
No Terminal One
The End of a Dream?
The former Pattaya Bazaar, a few month ago newly announced as Terminal One, seems to remain a dream.
Since a few days, the demolition work is in full swing.
A few years ago the building was announced as an extension of Pattaya Bazaar, a shopping area located on the City's Second Road. Later it housed the also failed J.J Market. The market had a soft opening on April 8th, 2013, and closed down slowly during March 2014. During September 2014 the management announced that a Terminal One will coming soon...
Obviously people can loose a lot more money with properties in Pattaya than with the City's notorious ladies.
Viper Bar
Coyote Dancers on Pratumnak Soi 4 reports that on August 16th the Viper Bar opened on Pratumnak Soi 4, located just opposite of The Asian Hotel.
The new bar features sexy Coyote Dancers.
Opening postponed
Opening postponed
In Pattaya nothing runs as expected - not even for a power house like McDonald's.
The Fast Food chain had to postpone the opening of its latest restaurant on Pattaya's Beach Road from August 14th to September 2nd.
Good Luck, Roland!
Rumours say that the newly opened Shonkys Coyote Bar & Restaurant on Soi Post Office has some connection with Roxy Bar on Soi 6 and that the owners are planning to open a Diabolo (Coyote?) Bar on Soi 6 too.
The newly opened Climax Coyote Bar is located on the corner Soi Buakhaow/Soi LK Metro as mentioned in our News Flash and not on Pattaya's Walking Street as you can read in some blogs published on Internet.
Persian Fast Food
Persian Fast Food
A H.V.M. Law Company opened a Persian Fast Food outlet on Soi Buakhaow just in between the currently closed Pook Ladyboy Bar and the obviously a lot more successful Scooter Bar.
No wonder, the Ladies working at the Scooter Bar are a feast for the eyes...
Brooklyn at Bali Hai
Brooklyn at Bali Hai
On August 8th Brooklyn opened on the first floor of the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex with a concert of Thaitanium, a well known Thai-American Hip-Hop Band.
The entrance to the new club is located between the two escalators transporting punters in and out of Mixx Discotheque.
Pook Bar closed
Pook Bar closed
On August 9th Pook Bar, Soi Buakhaow's best known Ladyboys Meeting Point, was closed.
All the lights were down and the doors closed, only a lonely TV screen was flickering into the night.
Best Family Bar closed
Best Family closed
On our Tour de Pattaya on August 9th we found the Best Family Bar, located on Soi 8 in front of Rolling Live 3, closed and already cleared up.
The End of a Good Feeling?
The Good Feel Beer Bar, located on the small Soi without a name that connects Central Road with Soi 7 and Soi 8, closed.
Good Feel Beer Bar
Zero A Go-Go
Zero A Go-Go?
Located on Soi Buakhaow between Soi LK Metro and Soi Honey (Soi 11) an all new Zero A Go-Go Bar announced to have a soft opening on August 10th, followed by an opening party on August 14th.
Nevertheless, reports that the lovely ladies greated (and invited) Soi Buakhaow's punters already on August 6th...
Let's hope its management interprets Zero A Go-Go literary and not literally.
Be warned: There are signs announcing bottled beers for 60 and 70 Baht: The prices apply only for punters staying outside. Inside the club the prices doubles. Obviously guests have to pay the air conditioners too...
SP Swiss Bar
SP Swiss Bar moved on Soi 7
On August 5th the popular SP Swiss Bar celebrated the opening of its new home on Soi 7.
The new bar can be found near the Beach Road's entrance to Soi 7 and is located between the Walkabout Bar & Grill and Bailey's.
It's former domicile on Soi 7 across from Happiness Bar (the successor of the defunct Happiness A Go-Go) closed.
Take Away
Refurbished Take Away
The popular Take Away Restaurant on Soi Buakhaow, located at the entry to Soi New Plaza, got a face-lifting and a 'breast augmentation', i.e., it got larger.
Shut Down
Shut Down
Pattaya's ID Men's Complex, located on Soi AR (Soi 12, off Central Road), closed down its Zoom Club as well as its ID Karaoke & Pub (formerly known as IDOL Nightclub).
Titti Twister Bar
Titti Twister Bar
On Soi Buakhaow, just across the entrance to Soi Honey, a Titti Twister Bar bar opened.
We didn't test the reaction of the staff should you ever have the idea to follow the instruction on the sign.
It's up to you!
Poised to continue
Champagne A Go-Go VIP Lounge
Champagne A Go-Go got a VIP Lounge
Champagne A Go-Go turned the failed Malibu A Go-Go into its very own Champagne A Go-Go VIP Lounge.
Kiss A Go-Go
Kiss A Go-Go
Kiss A Go-Go
Kiss A Go-Go installed some new signs to attract newbies arriving from Paris.
Poised to continue
No Entry to Walking Street
Amazing Walking Street
This banner welcomes Pattaya's punters at the entry to the World's most famous Nightlife Street. It's designed by Pattaya City Hall and not by the Military Junta.
Tony's Fitness Club flopped
Tony's Fitness Club flopped
Tony's Group closed its widely advertised Fitness Club in the rooms of the former Apple Club, located just across from Walking Street's Marine Disco.
The club was a complete failure. The venue is now on the block (again).
Iron Club reopened
Iron Club reopened
Iron Club A Go-Go, located across from Soi Diamond, closed its door at the end of July for some renovation but was already open on our Tour the Walking Street on August 3rd. Our picture shows the club on August 1st at about 00:45.
Sometimes people here in Pattaya are working fast.
Reincarnation of Fever
Fever returned!
Fever, the Heartbeat of Pattaya, returned on August 1st. According to the flags positioned above the entrance of the Discotheque it addresses Chinese customers and punters from the Indian subcontinent mainly.
The venue opened on June 26th, 2015, but closed a few weeks later.
Poised to continue
Empty Shopping Street
As we all know, Pattaya - as well as the whole of Thailand - is badly missing its tourists from Western countries, including Russia.
Tourists from China are flooding the country. Their busses clog the streets, but from their passengers only a few insiders take a profit. Therefore a lot of shops, restaurants and smaller hotels have to close.
Empty Shopping Street
A 'shopping street', off Jomtien's Thapphraya Road and only a few meter from the beach, is empty.
Empty Shopping Street
Little Russia, as Thapphraya Soi 12 is also known, shows a lot of SALE or To RENT signs as well as closed shops and empty apartments and houses.
Empty Shopping Street
Empty Shopping Street
European Tourists obviously say Goodbye to 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 August 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 August 2014) are parking cars and motorcycles on the wheelchair way. Pattaya's Officials urge the people not to be selfish...
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...
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...
Biker Friendly CentralFestival
CentralFestival provides bike racks on Pattaya 2nd Road and on Beach Road
Blue would be the correct colour for the sign
Dear CentralFestival:
Blue would be the correct colour...
Drive your Wheelchair into the Sand
Generous City Hall:
Please drive your Wheelchair into the Sand of our famous Beach
Mike Baird's Cartoons
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Pattaya's Professionals proudly present their Achievements
Thai Professionals are Perfectionists.
Nowhere in this World you can see this kind of Workmanship.
Officials from Pattaya's virtual Street Beautification Department say they have found a way to introduce an unique see and feel experience of their daily work to all users of the City's well-known Hi-Tech Streets.
We need to raise or lower our gully covers only about 1cm and not one single user of our streets will ignore our work, a spokesman of the department claims.
Dangerous Street in Pattaya: Soi Photisarn
Dangerous Street in Pattaya
Today : Soi Photisarn.
Because nobody from City Hall takes care, local residents did their best to warn road users.
Pattaya Streetvendor
Safety First
Thai Professionals are Perfectionists
Nowhere in this World you can see this kind of Workmanship.
Since many years we publish photos from 'Pattaya's Cable Salad'. In the meantime it is known worldwide. Nevertheless nothing ever happened to improve the situation.
Not even after Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his crew from City Hall decided during a meeting that on Wednesday April 11, 2012, from 09:00 - 16.30 all sectors will have to check their cables. Unused cable have to be cut off. If a division has more than 10 cables, they must bundle the cables together into one big cable for reason of safety of the people and the traffic, the new regulation said.
We do not know if City Hall's workers simply ignore all orders from their boss or if Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome simply tells Blah-Blah to entertain the media.
We love Error Messages
On August 3rd CentralFestival's giant LED Display was displaying this error message during most of the day instead of the usual advertisements.
Obviously nobody is responsible at Pattaya's premium shopping center to check if the signs and the ads in and around the building are working correctly.
It was about 22:45 when we shot this picture.
TiT (This is Thailand).
We don't care
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Thailand's shrinking IQ already hurts Pattaya:
Seen at Tesco/Lotus (North Pattaya)
Thailand's shrinking IQ already hurts Pattaya:
Seen at Soi 12 in Jomtien, also knnow as Jomtian, Chomtien, Chomtian etc.
The highly educated Officials from Thailand's Ministry of Labour reveal their English Skills
Thailand's Ministry of Labour writes Thaiglish
Probable translated from Thai with the help of Google's new Alphabet
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Pattaya City Hall changed its Mind
Pattaya City Hall last minute decision:
Pattaya's controversial Sukhumvit Tunnel will be replaced by this phenomenal Overpass.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome claims his new project is fully flood-proof.
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Pattaya Baht Bus Cooperative to introduce new Taxi
Tawatch Fuekboonak, the Director of Pattaya's highly respected Baht Bus Cooperative announced the launch of a new Taxi.
The new bus will replace the outdated and uncomfortable vehicles. The new design is pickpocket-proof. Fare will be increased insignificantly from today's 10 Baht to 50 Baht only. The new taxis can't be overloaded anymore. To bring passengers safety one step further, the Baht Bus Cooperative even will introduce Google's Driverless Technology next year, Director Tawatch Fuekboonak told the press.
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Free Internet
Don't touch Internet
Thailand's Military Junta has authorised internet providers in Thailand to shut down any websites with content that threatens the national security or violates Section 112 (also known as lese majeste) "in 30 seconds" without seeking approval from any authority.
The move is seen in response to a lack of cooperation by foreign media companies in removing content the Thai government finds offensive. For example, 2014 Google did not remove any content requested by Thailand's Military Junta.
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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.
Attack is the best form of defense
Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information.
She claims that China is trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America.
It seems that the arrogant lady forget that America's Gangsters from the NSA are hacking whole the world, including China.
Please click here to read the report published by BBC.
The Gangsters from the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the last three French presidents too!
Please click here to read the report published by The Guardian.
It's time to catch this criminals and their Bosses!
New Zealand supports the Criminals from NSA
Documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden show that New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) spies on Vietnam, China, India, Pakistan, South American nations and a range of other countries to help fill gaps in worldwide surveillance operations by the United States National Security Agency (NSA).
Please click here to read the report published by New Zealand Herald News and The Intercept.
Germany's Bundes Nachrichten Dienst (BND) supported the Criminals from NSA
Germnany's Bundes Nachrichten Dienst (BND) supported the Criminals from NSA during many years and spied European politicians and corporations for the NSA Gangsters.
Please click here to read the report published by The Guardian.
NSA mass phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal
The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful.
Let's hope this ruling opens the door to 'free' Edward Snowden and to bring the Gangsters from NSA behind bars.
Please click here to read the report published by The Guardian.
SIM Cards hacked
The Criminals from The National Security Agency (NSA) and Great Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards to get the encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe.
Click here to read the report published by The Intercept
France a step closer to a surveillance state
France's Constitutional Council approved a law giving state intelligence services a lot more scope.
Under the new law, surveillance agencies will be able to use so-called IMSI Catcher, spy devices that record all types of telephone, Internet or text-messaging conversations in an area.
They will also be able to bug suspects' flats with microphones and cameras and add keyloggers to their computers to track every keystroke.
The agencies will surveill President Francois Hollande private love-life first
Let's hope the agencies will surveill President Francois Hollande's private but controversial love-life first.
NSA chief Admiral Michael Rogers declined to comment on the latest reports that the NSA implanted spyware on commercially made hard drives, and that it worked with British intelligence to hack into the world's biggest maker of SIM cards to be able to access mobile communications.
Disolve the EU!
Disolve the European Union! It's nothing else than a gigantic Mafia Organisation wasting the Taxpayers money.
Disolve the EU!
The bureaucrats in the European Union are supporting Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta, Bayer Crop Science and KWS and endanger with their regulations the biodiversity of our foods, plants and animals.
Stop these idiots, before it's too late!
Disolve the
European Union!
Global Warming
Global Warming:
It's a Myth!
Nature isn't predictable
Ice Age comes back
Renowned Scientists are predicting a new Ice Age.
Please read the report published by Great Britain's Royal Astronomical Society.
Global Warming a Myth?
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
Nature destroyed by solar cells
Nature destroyed by Solar Cells - Please click for a larger picture
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!
The End of Free WiFi
The coming new wireless communications standard is called 5G. It will be the successor of the currently available 2G, 3G and 4G technology.
According to Aicha Evans, a vice president of platform engineering group and general manager of the communications and devices group at Intel, 5G will incorporates distributed intelligence at all levels - from the smartphone to the router to the basestation aggregator to cloudlets, clouds and the fastest supercomputers, even cellular, WiFi, centimeter- and millimeter wavelength bands must be seamlessly integrated.
To the carriers this integration will come at a price, since 5G-for-all presents the opportunity to kill free WiFi and instead charge users for every data packet they send or receive, no matter which of the integrated communications technologies is used...
Our source in China forecasts that demand for smartphones, tablets, notebooks and other mass-market consumer devices remains disappointing low in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Managers should try to understand their customers: We can't buy goods only, we need some time to use them too...
Do not update to Windows 10
Windows 10 is slow and overloaded with features that nobody really needs.
The New File Explorer as well as Microsoft's new Internet Explorer called Edge are anything else than user friendly pieces of software.
It's time to leave Windows and to install LINUX!
It's an easy job:
Download LinuxLive USB Creator.
With LinuxLive you can download a lot of different Linux versions, test them on an USB-stick and choose the one that fits your needs best.
Apple to launch new iPhone!
Our source in China reports that Apple's touch panel supply chains started shipping Force Touch modules for a new iPhone to the factories.
Google tests Air Quality!
According to Karin Tuxen-Bettman, a program manager for Google Earth Outreach, her company installed sensors in three of its Street View vehicles to measure pollutants that affect health and the climate, including nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, black carbon, particulate matter, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Let's hope Google will publish the collected data on its maps.
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Milking Foreigners!
Thailand's National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department ordered that admission fees for foreigners at national parks throughout the country have to be 400 Baht.
Entry charge for Thai nationals remains 40 Baht for adults and 20 Baht for children.
To cover the inequity the local's prices are printed in Thai script only.
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!
But Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome told Bangkok Post on March 26th, 2015:
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!
Necklace Snatch
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
Between 30 to 50 snatching valuables cases are reported to Pattaya's Police every single month.
Pattaya has Rooms
2015 Year of the Sheep
Changing of the Guard
Rats are replacing Pattaya's Beach Vendors banned by Thailand's Military Junta.
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