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December 2015
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Thailand's Dictator got angry again
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha got angry again and slashed out at protesters who took to the streets of Yangon on the weekend after the Koh Samui Court sentenced two Myanmar migrant workers to death for the alleged murder of two British tourists.
In the meantime Thailand's National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda ordered police nationwide to find the supposed shadowy group that law enforcement insists is 'instigating' protests over the Koh Tao murders ruling.
For additional information please read:
What's in a Brand?
Is Turbora Electrolux or is Electrolux Turbora?
Read the enlightening story published by Spike on Pattaya Days.
Thailand's Dictator slams the Poor
Thailand's self-appointed Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha urged his supporters to outvote the poor ones, otherwise the supporters of the poor will come to power again.
For more information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Same as in Communist Countries
A Poll released yesterday by Thailand's National Statistical Office claims that 99.3% of people in Thailand were satisfied with General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Government's performance.
If you are interested in this spectacular news please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Dictator can't stop penning Songs
On December 22nd, 2015, Thailand's Dictator did it again: Thailand's self-appointed Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha launched his second song titled Because You are Thailand.
Thailand's Dictator said he had written the song as a personal New Year present for the public.
His first song titled Returning Happiness to Thailand is played constantly on television and radio stations as part of a public relations campaign by the junta to win over Thais.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha claims to be a member of a musical family: His daughters enjoyed brief fame in Thailand as a pop duo called BADZ.
For additional information please read Khaosod english.
Risky Investments
Risk Map
In its latest analyse Control Risks Group, a global risk and strategic consulting firm specialising in political, security and integrity risk, claims that security in Thailand is low and political risks are high.
According to Control Risks the same is true for Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).
Government claims:
No Slaves in Thailand
Military Junta snatched Anti-Coup Activist from Hospital Room
Internet Freedom in Thailand has been ranked not free
The Nation reports that Internet Freedom in Thailand has been ranked not free for the second successive year, as the Thai government has been using its power to restrict freedom of information and violating Internet user rights.
Click here to download the full report published by Freedom House.
The Thai Netizen Network yesterday issued a statement encouraging the public to keep a check on the government and urged authorities to stop using the lese majeste law, defamation law and Computer Crimes Act to suppress its opponents online.
Online Freedom in Thailand to Slide Further, Online Activists predict.
You should know Thailand's lèse majesté laws
Before you book your Holidays in Thailand read this:
Since Thailand's Military seized power in May 2014, General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his hand-picked Military Junta are using the lèse majesté law in a much harsher manner.
We need this law in Thailand in order to protect the monarchy which is the love of all Thais, Junta spokesman Colonel Winthai Suvaree claims.
Wikipedia about 2014 Thai coup d'état.
The Junta's Power
Please read the report from Khaosod english to learn how Thailand's Military Junta treats unblemished citizens.
Generous Europe
Europe refrains from banning Thai-registered Airlines despite the fact that Thailand does not comply with international air-safety standards.
The European Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are willing to continue to work with the Thai authorities to enhance aviation safety in the country, a joined statement from two the organisations say.
For more information please read EASA spares Thai airlines and EU warns Thailand over air safety.
Thailand's Dictator told the participant of the 21st Conference on Climate Change in Paris that his country will making massive cuts in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2030.
But at home Thailand's self-appointed fast speaking leader promotes coal-fired power plants...
For more information please read Emission cut details needed and Gas accounts for smaller share published by Bangkok Post.
The reports show that Thailand's Dictator likes to impress the international community with empty promises.
Update (December 11th):
Thailand's Dictator Prayuth Chan-ocha didn't knew what he was speaking about at last week's Paris Climate Conference.
Thailand's so called Statesman, a retired four-star general, likes to speak about corruption, but is it easier said than done. Corruption even flourish in his very own circles.
Freedom of Expression x 2
According to Thailand's Military Junta Freedom of Expression is granted to people in this country, but the Dictator and his NCPO decide who are the once with good or bad intentions.
To understand their mentality please read An Open Letter to Ultra-Royalists published by Khaosod english.
Everyone, except those with the foul intention to destroy the nation, should visit the (scandal-plagued) Rajabhakti Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan at least once in their lifetime, Thailand's Military Junta recommends but also warns that the Government doesn't want unrest at Rajabhakti.
Bangkok Post reports that solders barred Activists from approaching the (unexpectedly) closed Rajabhakti Park.
Update (December 8th): Thai Army detains (what it calls) anti-coup activists.
Update (December 9th): Students vow to return, but prime minister says they won't be permitted.
Thailand's Military Junta expressed disappointment over UK envoy's support for activists.
Thailand's Military Junta takes aim at UK envoy comments, slammed the British ambassador's comments supporting law-breakers. It is considering whether to summon him for talks.
Bangkok Post reports that Bangkok police open inquiry in US ambassador's speech.
The Nation reports that a man has been taken into military custody for posting an infographic showing key government and military officials involved in the Rajabhakti Park scandal. For additional information about this case please read the report published by Khaosod english.
Update (December 10th): Amnesty International criticises Thailand's Government over move against US Ambassador.
Please read too: Facebook user faces 32 years in prison for clicking Like.
Update (December 11th): Thai Army arrests teen activist over Rajabhakti Park visit.
Dictatorship at its best...
Eyewitnesses report
Incoming Tourists from Europe report that they have flown in almost empty machine, despite extremely low ticket prices.
Book now and enjoy funny holidays in Pattaya!
Premium Milk
A scam or not?
Since centuries humans are drinking milk. Now they can choose between (ordinary) Milk, Low Fat Milk and Zero Fat Milk. But the latest trends are Premium Milk, A1 Milk, A2 Premium Milk and Coca Cola's fairlife Milk.
2013 Thailand's Ministry of health published a notification for the Displaying of the term Premium on labels of Pasteurized cow milk and Pasteurized full fat cow milk. Read it!
Thailand's description of Premium Milk doesn't include the latest trends in A1 and A2 Milk sold mainly in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Thank God, Coke's fairlife Milk is so far distributed in the United States only.
Before you buy any of this products read our story about Milk published in our News Flash from January 2015.
Yes, we are Big
And therefore we need two Cars and Motorcycles Trade events in Bangkok - organized by two different companies but located in the very same exhibition complex.
Motor Expo 2015
The Motor Expo runs from December 2nd until December 13th, 2015, at IMPACT Challenger 1-3, Muang Thong Thani.
Motor Show 2016
The Motor Show runs from March 23rd until April 3rd, 2016 also at IMPACT Challenger 1-3, Muang Thong Thani.
Good bait catches fine fish
Both trade events show about the same number of Pretties as Cars and Motorcycles.
TiT (This is Thailand)
Thai Air Safety Downgraded
Civil aviation officials in the United States have ruled Thailand does not comply with international safety standards.
For more information please read the Report published by Khaosod english.
For some additional information please read Red flag forces downgrade of air safety rating and PM urges fast work to resolve FAA downgrade published by Bangkok Post.
The downgrade prohibits Thai-registered carriers from beginning any routes to the US until Category I ranking is restored.
The Thai aviation industry faces further embarrassment on December 15th, when the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announces the results of its audit in Bangkok last month.
A downgrade by EASA would affect Thai flights to all European destinations.
It seems that the Command Centre for Resolving Civil Aviation Issues, chaired by Air Force Commander Tritos Sonchaeng, had failed to tackle the problems effectively.
Update (December 3rd):
Police News
Pattaya News Flash does not report about the daily crimes in Pattaya.
It you are interested in - and you should for your very own security - then please click Pattaya Daily News and Pattaya One.
60 Percent more Crime in Thailand?
Since the Military Junta seized power, the country face a surge in crime.
Robberies and other property crimes have risen more than 60 percent this year, the International New York Times writes according to Khaosod english.
For the original report please click
Immigration News
Thailand's Immigration Bureau plans to blacklist overstaying foreigners
Thailand introduces a new Visa with a Snag
On November 13th, 2015, Thailand introduces an all new six-month, multiple-entry tourist visas.
The new multiple-entry visa will cost 5'000 Baht and allows unlimited border crossings during the validity period.
The snag:
To prevent foreigners from basically living in Thailand on tourist visas, each entry will be limited to 60 days.
Good Guys in,
Bad Guys out
Thailand to introduce new though Overstay Rules.
Please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Thai-Cambodian Border Checkpoints closed? got a large number of unconfirmed reports suggesting that Immigration Officers along the Thai-Cambodian border are no longer allowing Out/In border runs.
The problem seems to be related to allegations made by Thailand's National Police Chief.
Pol Gen Somyot Poompunmuang sent a memorandum titled Report on Behaviours of Immigration Policemen to Thailand's Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha and Gen Prawit Wongsuwon, deputy prime minister for security.
The memo outlines six common corrupt behaviours of Thailand's Immigration Police.
For additional information please read an Opinion published by Bangkok Post too.
Military Junta bans foreigner visa runs to borders.
According to Farangs nothing changed.
They only have to pay 100 to 200 Baht more for the Visarun to the Cambodian Border...
TiT (This is Thailand).
Pattaya News Flash December 2015 - The Source
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Marine Plaza
Most Bars in Pattaya badly missed the tourists from Western Countries and from Russia.
Walking Street
Walking Street was full of tourists, but this year they mainly came from China. They fill up the street only, not the bars and clubs.
Dre's Bar on Soi Buakhaow
But it had exceptions; Dre's Bar on Soi Buakhaow was full of punters
Billabong on Soi LK Metro
Billabong on Soi LK Metro too had a lot of visitors...
Climax on Soi LK Metro
as well as the new Climax Bar on the very same street.
Scooter Bar Soi LK Metro
Scooter Bar Soi Buakhaow
Both Scooter Bars, the one on Soi LK Metro as well as the 'original' one on Soi Buakhaow attracted a large bunch of happy people.
Marquee Bar on Soi Buakhaow
Marquee Bar on Soi Buakhaow was crowded full.
The management booked a first class live band to entertain its guests.
New Plaza Party Street
New Plaza Party Street
But the winner definitely was the New Plaza Party Street, located between Pattaya's Second Road and Soi Buakhaow, opposite the entry to Soi 7 and Soi 8.
If the Bars can provide a similar party on December 31st, then Pattaya's Countdown will happen on New Plaza's Party Street and not on Bali Hai. That would be the place to be to end this year.
Welcome to Pattaya
High Season in Pattaya
same as
Low Season in Pattaya
In 2014 the number of tourists, both local and foreign, visiting Pattaya dropped to 7.5 million from 9 million in 2013 because of the prolonged political turmoil and the following seizure of power by General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Military Junta.
In 2015 the number droped again; from 7.5 million to about 6.5 millions.
On July 15th, 2015, Bangkok Post quoted the president of the Eastern chapter of the Thai Hotels Association (THA) as saying that Pattaya currently has an oversupply of about 2'000 hotels with 136'000 rooms. He also said that the occupancy rate of local hotels in June 2015 stood at 30%, with some seeing occupancy as low as single digits.
At the group's meeting on November 20th, President Sanphet Suphabuansathien said growth in Pattaya's occupancy rates came in at only 53.9 percent, last among Thailand's tourist resorts.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome admitted that the city's tourist targets will fall short by around one million arrivals this year, but he is optimistic and claims that numbers of tourists visiting Pattaya will grow by around 12 percent in 2016.
According to Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome around 9 million tourists, international and local, will visit the Eastern Seaboard resort this calendar year, compared with 10.2 million in 2014.
We don't know where Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome got his numbers, but obviously they do not represent the reality.
Update (December 18th):
Just hours after we published the report above, the manager of a larger hotel here in Pattaya told us that the published numbers tell only half of the story. Fact is that until 2013 most tourist booked their rooms for one to two weeks. Pattaya's new breed of tourists stay only one to two nights in the city, he told us, and added if Pattaya's Police does not immediately change their behavior, the remaining tourists don't will come back to this city anymore.
Urgend Update (December 19th):
Pattaya Countdown 2016 will have activities for only 3 days!
The Countdown will happen from December 29th to 31st at Bali Hai.
Nevertheless, our City Hall still calls it Thailand's greatest Countdown.
Update: Just a few days before the countdown started City hall replaced most of the ads. The new advertisements don't announce Thailand's greatest Countdown anymore...
Hoteliers decided to cancel the Gala Dinner packages for foreigners.
Thanks to General Prayuth Chan-ocha's Military Junta, blatant mistakes by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his City Hall and the unacceptable behavior of Pattaya's Police the Resort did lose its visitors and had to pull the emergency brake.
City Hall announces
Important Announcement
During Christmas Pattaya City Hall installed these posters along Pattaya Beach Road.
They annonces that the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on public grounds. Violators have to pay a fine of 10'000 Baht.
The preparation of food, such as Somtam, is also prohibited. Violators will be fined 2'000 Baht.
The sellers of goods like Soft Drinks, Coffee or Tea are responsible to keep clean the area they are using.
According to Thailand's Law, smoking and/or drinking alcoholic beverages on public grounds is also prohibited, but is not yet punished in Pattaya.
Sex Touts in Pattaya
Despite the recent announcements of our Police Organisations that they had freed our World famous Walking Street of sextouts, these unwanted figures are still frolicking in the Soi - and there are more than ever!
Remove these annoying ragtags once and for all the times and arrest their employers or revoke their licenses at least!
Official Street Robbery?
Official Street Robbery in Pattaya
Since a few weeks Pattaya Police is intensifying their presence on Pattaya's streets with Checkpoints all over the city.
The Police belive their checks ensure safety on roads, observers of their works claim that it is officially sanctioned street robbery.
On Wednesday, December 9th, we observed by accident that a policeman stopped a driver of a Honda Enduro and fined him for 1000 Baht. According to the lovely policeman the legal and unaltered street version of the bike, bought at Honda's Big Wing Shop (managed by Mityon on Sukhumvit Road) was too loud.
He used his (certified?) ears only and no sound level measuring unit to determine the (too high) sound level.
A few days earlier we witnessed another scam at a checkpoint on Pattaya South Road.
A Policeman stopped a driver of a 50cc motorbike and asked him: How much cc has your bike?
The driver's response: 50cc.
Police: You know that you are not allowed to drive this bike on Highways?
Driver: Yes, I know.
Police: I have to fine you 400 Baht for driving on a highway.
Driver: I drove on 3rd Road only and on South Road. These are not highways!
Police: In your country perhaps. In Thailand these streets are highways.
Discussion superfluous. The policeman already captured the driver's licence. He had to pay the 400 Baht at Pattaya Police Station on Soi 9 to get back his licence.
But the most interesting part of the procedure comes now: The ticket was written in Thai, not readable for the Farang. It mentioned missing vehicle ID cards as the reason for the fine. The Policeman never asked for other papers than the driving licence and prudently missed to mention his scam...
Official Street Robbery in Pattaya
This kind of Street Robbery by Pattaya Police and other Organisations aren't new. The Internet is full of similar stories.
In 2011 we reported about a particularly flagrant case where Officials from Pattaya's Revenue Department confiscated a brand new motorcycle bought at Mityon because the owner couldn't produce the Import Tax paperwork...
In our News Flash from August 2015 we had to report that over 30 business operators who rent out motorbikes complained at Pattaya City Hall because our greedy 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.
Update (December 13th):
We just learned that on November 27th & 28th during Pattaya's International Firework Competition our highly educated Security Organisations denied disabled persons on battery-powered 3-wheeled mobility scooters the access to our City's Beach Road as well as to our world-famous Walking Street...
Update (December 23rd):
Pattaya's Police Organisations are attacking Foreigners again:
Yesterday at about 01:00 more than 100 officers from a special operations unit and Pattaya police station together with Pattaya's Tourist Police raided the City's popular Walking Street and arrested Foreigners not carrying their passports.
According to our lovely Police the raid was ordered by Thailand's National Police Chief, the Chon Buri Police Chief and the Commander of the local Tourist Police Division to provide safety to tourists visiting Pattaya...
It seems our security forces do not have the slightest Idea how terrorists are working.
On December 16th, 2014, Pol Lt Gen Prawut Thawornsiri, a spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, told the press that tourists DO NOT need to carry passports at all times. A photocopy of your passport might do.
For additonal information please read Foreigners not required to carry passports at all times and Tourists report increased harassment by police.
Obviously Pattaya tries everything possible
to get rid of his Expats and its Foreign Tourists
Measuring of Noise
Measuring of Noise
Decibels (dbs) are used to measure the loudness (or volume) of a sound.
Decibels are a base 10 logarithmic unit, which means that increasing a sound by 10 decibels results in a sound that is twice as loud as the "base" sound.
The measuring of sound is standardized by international organisations. The international recognised method of measurements of motorcycles loudness is shown above.
Whispering produce a sound level of about 20 dbs, an ordinary unaltered motorcycle usually gives a measurement of about 80 to 85 dbs, same as the noise at a car wash or at a food proseccing factory. A modified Harley can reach a soundlevel of up to 115dbs, at Rock concerts the soundlevel easely reach about 110 dbs, but it will be topped by a Chainsaw (120 dbs) and a starting (military) Jet (140 dbs).
Poised to continue
Dirty Tap Water in Pattaya
Tap Water in Pattaya
Since a few days Pattaya's highly professional Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) delivers dirty tap water to houses, residences and hotels in some part of this world class city.
Before you clean your teeth, your face or your body please check the quality of your water in a transparent class. If the water in the glass is colored or has some bad smelling buy one - or more - 6-litre bootle(s) of drinking water at the 7 eleven or Family mart around the corner.
Keep in mind: You not only 'clean' your body and your teeth with this water, Pattaya's hotels use this water to 'clean' your bed linen as well as your clothes and the restaurants use it to 'clean' the dishes and the vegetables and the salad...
Happy Holidays!
On November 3rd, 2015, Thailand's Government approved a draft rule for Motorcycle Taxis. The rule goes into effect nationwide and says
  • Motorcycle Taxi Drivers can not charge more than 25 Baht for the first two kilometers and five Baht per kilometer for the next five kilometers.
  • Motorcycle Taxi Operators can not charge more than 10 Baht per kilometer from the seventh to 15th kilometers.
That means Motorcycle Taxi Drivers in Pattaya have to reduce their rates dramatically:
A friend of mine lives about one kilometer from Pattaya's Bus Terminal on Pattaya's North Road. Depending on the driver he has to pay between 40 Baht and 60 Baht for a ride from the Bus Station back to his house...
Update November 4th, 2015:
Today the Authorities set up a checkpoint on Pattaya Third Road to check registration documents of Pattaya's Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Pattaya One reports.
According to Thailand's Army only a small percentage of taxi drivers had correctly registered themselves and their vehicles until today...
Additional Information:
Pattaya's Taxi Driver didn't adjust their transportation rates to the new rule: A friend of mine still has to pay 50 to 70 Baht for his daily 3.2 kilometer ride. According to the new rule the ride should cost no more than 35 Baht.
Poised to continue
Mike Baird's Cartoons
Go-Go Mania
  • On November 1st, 2015, Ninja A Go-Go replaced the closed Ninja Karaoke Bar on Soi LK Metro.
  • Also located on Soi LK Metro, Touch replaced the defunct Oscars on December 13th, 2015.
  • On Soi LK Metro too, Pandor's got a new management and changed the format on December 13th from Coyotes to A Go-Go.
  • On November 14th, 2015, the all new Wonderful A Go-Go Club opened on Soi Yamato between Wonderful Beer Bar and Las Vegas II A Go-Go - but closed a few days later without the possibility of a comeback: The management destroyed the club and integrated the room into their bar.
  • On Soi 15, off Walking Street and in the rooms of the disappeared Illusion, the Dollhouse A Go-Go celebrated its incarnation on December 7th.
  • On Walking Street BlueSkys' nameless A Go-Go (once announced as Fairies) gives room for another new A Go-Go Club called Taboo. The new venue opened on November 27th, 2015, a day somewhere else known as Black Friday
  • On Soi Lenkee Shanghai opend in the rooms of the former Le Katai Restaurant - but closed the door a few days later....
  • Jomtien got an new A Go-Go Club called Left or Right. It is located at the Rompho Bar Complex.
  • On Soi Diamond two A Go-Go Bars closed: Diamond and Only O shut down their lights during the first week of December.
Poised to continue
Marco's, a taste of Italy
From Fellini to Marco's
Fellini's Ristorante Pizzeria, located at Jomtien's Rompho Bar Complex, changed hands: Marco's Taste of Italy is the successor. It's still a Restaurant and Pizzeria - but not a Ristorante. Vive la différence!
No Name Bar closed
No Name Bar closed
Life isn't so easy without having a name, not even if you are located at Jomtien's Rompho Bar Complex.
Poised to continue
Kiss Food and Drinks on Naklua Road
Kiss Food and Drinks goes Naklua Road
During the last days of November Pattaya's popular Kiss Food and Drinks restaurant opened its new outlet across Naklua's Soi 18 in the rooms of the former Anton German Restaurant.
The new eatery replaces the now closed Kiss Food and Drinks' Pattaya Bazaar Restaurant at Pattaya's Roundabout on Pattaya's North Road.
New Kiss Food and Drinks on Naklua Road
Additional information
As reported during August and September Anton had to make space for Kiss Food and Drinks and therefore relocated to Soi Roi Lung (Soi 27, off Naklua Road) and opened there Anton 2.
The Kiss, located on the back of Naklua Road's VIP Center Bar has no connection with Kiss Food and Drinks.
Poised to continue
The Lights are on
Hooters, America's Fast Food chain for lovers of large boobs, is preparing its presence on Pattaya Beach Road. The lights are already on but it will take another few weeks until your eyes can catch Thailand's (artificial?) achievements.
We are sure Mike Baird will fill up his cartoons with Pattaya's latest feast ...
Soho Town
Pattaya's first ever China Town is being built on Pattaya's 2nd Road, between North Pattaya's BigC Center and the Roundabout on North Road. It will be known as Soho Town. For a better view, please click into the picture above.
Wonderful A Go-Go closed
Wonderful Closure
Wonderful A Go-Go on Soi Yamoto had a very short life: It opened on November 14th, 2015, and closed at the beginning of this month. The walls are already removed. The room will be integrated into the Wonderful Bar.
Mike Plaza
From Department to Plaza
After months long renovations Mike opened its former Department Store as Mike Plaza. It's the place where Mike's success story in Pattaya started.
Chang's Beer Garden at CentralFestival
Chang's Beer Garden at CentralFestival is a popular meeting point. It provides Beer, Food and Live Music Entertainment despite some allegations that Beer Gardens violate Thailand's Alcohol Control Act. For additional information please read Alcohol law lacks sense published by Bangkok Post.
Siggy's Beer Bar
New on Second Road, between Soi 7 and Soi 8
Siggy's all new Beer Bar announces European, Thai and Seafood at reasonable prices as well as short-time rooms.
Already closed
The End of Malibu
The once famous Malibu Ladyboy Showbar on Soi Post Office had to close down at the end of November.
Foodcourt on Soi 2
Foodcourt on Soi 2
During the last days of November a small but cozy foodcourt opened on Soi 2, off Pattaya Second Road, just across from BigC's CentralCenter in North Pattaya.
Le Katai goes Shanghai
On Soi Lengkee, in the rooms of the defunct Le Katai Restaurant, Shanghai opened on November 29th. During the daytime it's a lifestyle bar, during the night a Go-Go Club running its very own Tuk-Tuk Service for its customers.
Update (December 14th):
The management already closed the Shanghai A Go-Go Club during the first week of December, but the stylish Shanghai Bar remains open.
Poised to continue
Pandors A Go-Go
With new Management from Coyote to A Go-Go
Pandors' new Management changed the format of the club and reopens the venue on December 10th as an A Go-Go Bar.
Update (December 10th):
As usually in Pattaya, the work could not be finished at time: The re-opening party will happen (perhaps) on December 11th, 2015.
Update (December 12th):
No opening Party on December 11th, 2015. The venue wasn't ready. If it ever should open - you will read it here!
Update (December 13th):
Pandors' opened on December 13th, 2015.
Touch A Go-Go
Touch the Touch
In the rooms of the former Oscars Touch A Go-Go had a soft opening on December 13th, a big opening party is announced for November 19th.
Poised to continue
Diamond A Go-Go closed
A Diamond closed
Diamond A Go-Go on Soi Diamond (where else?) closed down during the first week of December. This venue too had a short life: It opened during September 2015, managed by the Casino Team, as a replacement for the Casino Club. Casino was closed by Police.
Food Fair
Back again
On December 12th the once popular Food Fair Seafood Restaurant reopened and with it the Russian Cafe. A few Tourists from Russia already took the opportunity to celebrate a funny party.
Both venues closed down during June 2015.
The Dollhouse
New on Soi 15
On December 7th The Dollhouse, a popular A Go-Go Club in Bangkok, opened a dependence on Walking Street's Soi 15 in the rooms of the failed Illusion Club.
Larger Ice Cream Outlet
Ice Cream x 2
Walking Street's only remaining Ice Cream Outlet got larger: It added a second room and - obviously - its customers enjoy it.
Only closed
O knows one word only: Closed
The club opened on October 22nd, 2015, on Soi Diamond and closed during the first week of December. It had a short life, nevertheless, rumors have it that the club will reopen on December 22nd. If it should happen - you will read it here.
Update (December 25th):
PattayaSweethearts reports that Only O A Go-Go reopened on December 23rd.
Already closed
On Friday, November 4th, the newly opened Taboo A Go-Go Bar was closed...
Already closed
as was the Heartbeat of Pattaya, the ailing Fever Disco - a long time patient.
Update (December 5th, 2015)
On Saturday, December 5th, both venue reopened again.
Obviously the people are too lazy to put a small information on the door.
TiP (This is Pattaya).
Soi 16
Covent Carden on Soi 16, off Walking Street
At the time of writing most bars and clubs in and around Covent Garden are empty and destoyed. The Covent Garden building will be demolished.
New Restaurant
Mannu opened an eatery on the first floor of the Indian Mujura Dancing Club and replaces the failed Mehfil Restaurant.
Poised to continue
Bali Hai Port
Please click into the picture for a full Panorame View!
Who needs Bali Hai Port?
In 2008 Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his World Class City Hall launched the construction of Bali Hai Port with a budget of 735 million Baht. Since then 2 construction companies have tried to complete the port. Both companies failed due to a breakwater issue, City Hall claims.
After the last storms, Deputy Mayor Ronnakit Aegasing, City Hall officials and Civil Engineers inspected the site and concluded that much of the infrastructure at the troubled boat parking area was displaced. Wave blockers, electronic and hydraulics equipment being damaged, some even beyond repair, these professionals claim.
It seems that the whole project was launched by complete amateurs: Ports located on the Adria or the French Riviera have to deal with much stronger waves and have the problems under control.
Fact is that the investors behind the Waterfront eyesore needed the port - not Pattaya's people...
Bali Hai Port
Bali Hai Port
Bali Hai Port
A very charming place, if someone would take care of order and cleanliness
Bali Hai Port
This building needs the port, otherwise it's illegal.
Bali Hai Port
Bali Hai Port
The way to the port: On some days almost impassable. How the Rich and Famous will reach their boats? By Motorcycle Taxi? Whole the project is a waste of money.
No Drug Prevention necessary?
Another waste of money on Bali Hai Port
This building should host a Drug Prevention Center. It doesn't. It stays empty since many years.
Bali Hai Port
Please click into the picture for a full Panorame View!
The End of Pattaya Bazaar
The End of Pattaya Bazaar
The End of Pattaya Bazaar
The End of Pattaya Bazaar
The End of Pattaya Bazaar
Everything else than a Success story is history now
The Main building opened about 30 years ago. It should be North Pattaya's Shopping Paradise, with shops, entertainment venues and hotels.
About 20 years ago a second building opened. It was a complete flop. It never came to life.
Now its history.
According to a new project, a huge Shopping Center will cover whole the area and will be the home of dozens of shops, restaurants and hotels.
Mike Baird's Cartoons
Parking in Pattaya
Parking in Pattaya
On Pattaya 3 Road Thailand's highly educated Motorcycle Taxi and Car Drivers 'know' that crosswalks are parking signs.
New colors for unused Bus Stops
We prefer to waste our Taxpayers' money
On January 8th, 2014, Chonburi's Province Governor officially opened 17 pick-up and drop-off zones for Baht Buses along Pattaya's Beach Road. The driver's from Pattaya's influential Baht Bus Cooperative ignore the Bus Stops since the launch.
During the last week of November 2015 someone ordered new colors for unused Bus Stops...
They don't know what to do...
On November 19th Nongprue Sub-district Mayor Mai Chaiyanit chaired a donation ceremony at Sawang Boriboon Wittayakom School along with Nongprue police chief Pol. Col. Pramote Ngampradit and representatives from Mityon AP Honda and the Lions Club of Pattaya.
The celebrities donated 1'000 helmets to students of Sawang Boriboon Wittayakom School.
School Vice Principal Wichearn Pontawornpinno told the audiences that approximately 70% of students come to school on a motorbike.
He forget to mention that driving a motorcycle needs a drive licence. To get a drive licence even students have to have of an age of 18.
Therefore most students driving motorcycles on Pattaya's roads are driving their motorcycle illegaly, but our Police close their eyes.
Beach Nourishment
About 2 years in use only and Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome's World Class Beach and Promenade already need a complete 'nourishment'...
Beach Nourishment
Beach Nourishment
2 years old and already rubbish
Update (December 3rd):
According to Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand was named the Best Beach Destination 2015 from National Geographic Traveller Russia...
Shopping in Thailand
Shopping in Thailand
On the way to Market
On the way to a Thai Market
As in real Life
Any resemblance to a living person is purely coincidental
Rent a Bike
Maintenance in Thailand
We are proud of our skills
We are proud of our skills
We are Thais, we are different, we don't need safety glasses...
Security has our priority...
Security has our priority
Electro installation on Beach Road during the International Firework Competition
Our Way to waste the City's Water
Our Way to waste the City's Water
North Pattaya Road, at the entry to its Garbage Street.
A few meters only from City Hall.
Short-time gets shorter
Out of Power - or what?
Recently cut down from 3 hours to 2 hours only, now the Full Love Inn Motel promotes 90-minute exercises
Hot Rooms?
Hot Rooms?
Hot Rooms?
Walking Street's small Short-time Hotel obviously needs a lot of cooling...
For more information about Pattaya's Short-Time Motels please click
A Trottoir in our World Class City
Pattaya Central Road: No space for a Buggy or a Wheelchair...
Thailand's Dictator ordered: Return Happiness to the People
Thailand's Dictator ordered: Return Happiness to the People!
This Month
Bailey's Soi 7
Lucky Panc Soi Buakhaow
Honest 2nd Road
Ninja A Go-Go LK Metro
Climax Soi Buakhaow
iSalon Walking
La Brasserie Soi Buakhaow
The Kiss Naklua
Shonkys' Soi Post Office
Big Event:
For more information
click November News.
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.
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.
More Information
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.
During 2012 Russia offered the step aside of Syria's Assad.
The stupid US, Britain and France ignored the proposal.
Since the proposal tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions uprooted, causing the world's gravest refugee crisis since the second world war.
Full story reported by
The Guardian
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!
According to China-based research firm TalkingData Apple's iPad Pro sales are disappointing.
The company sold only 49'000 units in the first month.
The weak sales are believed to be the result of its (too) high price in China.
Nothing but Trouble
Yesterday at about 13:00 when we started our computers, Windows 10 told us that Microsoft is updating the Operating System (OS) and that we have to wait between 10 and 30 minutes until we can start working.
At about 16:00 Windows told us that it is (already) 91% ready.
At 18:00, still showing 91% ready, we had to restart the computers and reinstall the previous version of the OS.
Today at 01:00 we initiated the update by hand. Same result as before:
At 04:00 a message told us that the update ia 91% ready. Until we reinstalled the previous version at 06:00 nothing changed any more. The update program stopped working.
It's just another proof that Microsoft released shitty Operating Systems only after the company suspended Windows XP.
If you have the choice, do not upgrade to Windows 10, install Linux instead.
The People behind Linux know their job. They don't mix up a computer with a game console.
Update (December 23rd, 2015)
Yesterday Microsoft made a third attempt to upgrade its Windows 10 on one of our computers. The update failed again.
Since August 2nd, 2015, Microsoft had to update parts of its shitty Operating System more than 20 times.
Do you call this a Quality Product?
Upgrade - or not?
Thailand's Internet providers urge their customers to upgrade their contracts to 30 Mbps or more.
Is it worth to pay the extra price?
Yes: if you connect to sites within Thailand only or mainly watch sites located in Hong Kong or Singapore.
No: If you are using sites located in Europe, the USA or China.
The graphs below show parts of the test we run.
They proof that an upgrade doesn't improve speed with the rest of the world. The bottleneck seems to be Thailand's CAT. They manage the international connections for all providers.
Within Thaland
Within Thailand
Connecting with Hong Kong
Thailand - Hong Kong
Connecting with Singapore
Thailand - Singapore
Connecting with the Rest of the World
Thailand - Worldwide
Thailand provides awful slow Internet connections with the rest of the world
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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:
(October 23rd, 2015):
Nothing than Babblers
at Pattaya City Hall!
(November 15th, 2015):
Jet Ski BlaBla again
at Pattaya City Hall,
Pattaya Daily News reports
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
It's time to admit that the Bible is a very bad book.
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