Pattaya News Flash - The Source
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February 2015
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Cigarette Prices will rise again
To finance the Military Junta's new National Sports Authority the retail prices of cigarettes will be increased within the first quarter of this year.
The makers of cigarettes will have to contribute 2% of their sale to the new sports fund.
The officials of the new fund need a healthy salary from the unhealthy product to enjoy a healthy life...
New drinking hours
Thailand's Military Junta changed the laws for alcohol beverages.
Since January 24th, 2015, alcohol beverages can only be sold from 11:00 - 14:00 and from 17:00 - 24:00 every day.
At all other times, alcohol sales are strictly forbidden with the exception of international airport terminals and legally registered entertainment venues which have laws that strictly govern the periods they can operate daily.
Entertainment venues which in the past were allowed to sell alcohol from 21:00 - 02:00 can only do so up to midnight.
This means that in total, night time entertainment venues can only legally sell alcohol for 5 hours (?) every day which in total is less than regular restaurants.
The new regulation does not allow wholesale purchase of alcohol in excess of 10 liters to be made at any time of the days (as in the past).
On February 15th the Prime Minister's Office has issued a ban on alcoholic beverage sales on roads and pedestrian areas. The ban also covers sales and consumption of alcoholic beverages at bus terminals.
Those who violated the ban were subject to imprisonment of up to six months and/or a 10'000 Baht fine.
Director-General of the Department of land Transport Thiraphong Rodprasert said that his department makes sure that drivers of all types of public buses have zero alcohol in their blood.
Those who are found to have more than zero milligram percent while on duty will be immediately replaced and face up to three-month imprisonment and/or a fine of 2'000-10'000 Baht. Their employers will also face a fine of not over 40'000 Baht...
Update February 22nd, 2015:
Bus Terminal Kiosk
The new laws seem to be a joke and made to be ignored by the public, as most other new regulations introduced by Thailand's Military Junta:
The kiosk at Pattaya's Bus Terminal still sells canned Beer Chang, as does the Family Mart just in front of the terminal.
No comments - but please read the next news too...
Thailand needs to increase Prices to Levels like in Singapore and Hong Kong, the Bank of Thailand recommends
Don Nakornthab, the Bank of Thailand's director of macroeconomic policy, told the participants of a tourism seminar that Thailand is the top tourist destination in Asean, generating the highest tourism revenue in the region, but still has weak points such as tourist safety, a workforce shortage and insufficient infrastructure.
Thailand's tourism resources may not be sufficient to serve growth in foreign visitor numbers in the near future because its human resources will face a shortage, he says.
Thailand is well known as a value-for-money destination, but we'll have to increase prices to similar levels as those in Singapore or Hong Kong in the future.
The limited natural resources and workforce shortfall would force Thailand to shift its focus to quality markets, Don Nakornthab said.
Don Nakornthab forget to mention that quality markets are in need of quality workforces too.
In the past Thailand (perhaps) was a friendly country.
Today many - if not most - staffs at hotels, restaurants and shops are unfriendly, have no knowledge of English or Chinese, don't know the products they are selling, prefer to play with their smartphones whole the day, but know to ask for a tip.
We recommend Don Nakornthab to visit Cambodia. There the people are still friendly and like foreigners, don't hate them like Thailand's Taxi drivers and the countries officials.
Thailand educates Chinese Tourists
Chinese tourists visiting Thailand during their New Year holiday received tourism manuals in an effort to curb offensive behaviour, officials announced.
The manuals described museum etiquette, warned against using public property as lavatories, and encouraged proper driving behaviour (!).
Although Chinese tourists generate millions of Baht in revenue for some Thai businesses, they have become a frequent target of criticism among Thais, who say they are poorly behaved and insensitive to local customs.
You have to Register your Mobile Phone!
Thailand's Military Junta decided yesterday that all prepaid mobile phone customers must register their personal information with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC).
Customers are required to register within six months, or they will no longer be able to use mobile services.
The Junta also has agreed to let the NBTC track the telephone usage of prepaid customers if they fail to register.
Customers have to register with the NBTC for security reasons, Thailand's Military Junta claims...
Thailand has the highest rate of unfaithfulness!
A recent Poll conducted by shows that Thailand has the highest rate of unfaithfulness!
56% of married Thai adults admitted having an affair.
They are followed by Denmark (46%), Germany (45%), Italy (45%), France (43%), Belgium(40%), Norway(40%), Spain (39%), Finland (36%) and the United Kingdom (36%).
Fortunately Switzerland isn't listed...
Hair Cut: +25%
A hair cut on South Pattaya's Soi Hairdresser, also known as Soi Hollywood, costs now 100 Baht, up from 80 Baht last year.
When I asked why they had to increase the service fee by 25% a Hair Dresser told me to ask General Prayuth: Life got expensive since last year's coup....
Burapa Bike Week 2015
Burapa Bike Week 2015 is History
You and your Doctor got cheated
It seems that you and your Doctor got cheated by the U.S Government and the Industries.
Unilever (Becel), Pfizer (Lipitor) as well as others made a fortune with wrong information about Cholesterol.
Read the reports published by Diet234, Legal Insurrection, VERA Files and Scientific American.
As stupid as Farangs?
Obviously Thai Ladies are as stupid as Farangs!
Read the report published by Pattaya Daily News.
Red is back!
Thanks to Valentine's Day and the Chinese New Year the whole of Thailand shines in RED.
It must be an indescribable threat for the Military Junta's Leader, but he has to accept that RED is not only Thailand's but also South East Asia's most favoured color.
During this time of the year even a part of Bangkok's Elite is wearing RED...
Today not only the people's clothes are RED, Roses and Tableclothes are RED as are all Pedrestian Lights in this city. Even the Signal Lights of all of our Police Cars are blinking in RED.
Guess what's the color of today's sunset: RED!
To bring happiness back to the people and the Leader of the Junta, Sheep Farms agreed to show white Sheeps only to the public during the Chinese New Year.
The black ones will be hold in custody, our source tells.
HSBC f*ck off
Britain's largest Bank not only helps its wealthy clients and its very own boss Stuart Gulliver to evade taxes and stay ahead of the law, the HSBC punishes small investors with an exorbitant monthly account management fee of thirty five pounds.
Think twice before opening an account with such a bank.
Our lovely Swiss Authorities are hunting the Whistleblower who revealed the scandal.
Thailand monitors Love Motels on Valentine's Day
Deputy Permanent Secretary for Interior Ministry Apinan Suethanuwong ordered Officials nationwide to monitor Love Motels and other hotels on Valentine's Day to prevent children and teenagers from being lured to be sexually abused.
Like Godfather,
Like Son
Bangkok Post writes about Bang Saen Mayor Narongchai Kunplome, the brother of Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome, and the Godfather of Chonburi, their detained Father.
Milking Foreigners
Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Nakhon Thai district of Phitsanulok province has increased the entrance fee for foreign tourists from 200 Baht to 400 Baht.
Park Chief Suwan Panunampa claims the increase is in line with an announcement by Thailand's National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department that admission fees for foreigners should be brought into line at national parks throughout the country.
The 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...
Avoid visiting parks under the jurisdiction of Thailand's National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department.
Free Bus Service
Since January 31st, 2015, Suvarnabhumi Airport provides a free Shuttle Bus between Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport.
Please read the report published by Thaizer, Thailand's Travel Guide.
Stay at home!
Thailand's Royal Irrigation Department (RID) warns:
This year's dry season will be one of the worst in nearly 20 years.
Please read the reports published by Bangkok Post:
Drought Alert #1
Drought Alert #2
Pattaya's Property Market is dead
Read the Truth about Pattaya's Property Market.
Property developer NOVA Group cancelled a project and tries to relocate the booked apartments to other locations.
Smaller companies are struggling or already disappeared into thin air.
We warn our readers since many years not to invest in unfinished properties.
New Challenge for Rome and the Pope
How the Junta deals with its opponents
A report from Bangkok Post explains the Military Junta's Brainwash attempts and concludes that the Junta leader himself needs some kind of attitude adjustment.
Junta Leader may stay on a lot longer
Chulalongkorn University political scientist Thitinan Pongsudhirak said during a symposium at the German Embassy that General Prayut Chan-o-cha's government may stay in power longer - much longer than most people expect.
It is clear that the military is trying to turn back the clock on politics, he told the audience.
Thitinan Pongsudhirak is afraid that the interim period of military governance in Thailand could be indefinite.
You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours
On January 20th Pattaya's Journalists Association hosted a New Year's party for Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome.
About 60 journalists attended the event at the Khun Por Restaurant in Soi Siam Country Club.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome gave away more than 50'000 Baht in prizes to loyal guests.
Wasted Money
Wasted Money
Weerat Jirasriphathun, the Director of Pattaya's Sanitation Engineering Department, revealed that the all new high-capacity water pumps installed by Pattaya's City Hall last year along Pattaya Beach failed to resolve Beach Road flooding...
Wasted Money
A bad Investment
Nevertheless, Wiwat Jirapaitoonsee (also known as Weerat Jirasriphathun... - see above), director of the Sanitation Engineering Department, and Somtop Wandee, director of Water Quality Management Division, suggested Pattaya City Hall should buy three more high-power water pumps.
Police News
Copycat Products
Misleading News
Yesterday almost all media in Thailand reported that Chonburi Provincial Transnational Crime Suppression Officers and Pattaya's Police from Soi 9 arrested two french men selling fake shirts with the help of the internet from Pattaya to the world.
The reports give the impression that Thailand's Police is eliminating the distribution of copycat products.
It is not accurate.
The Police just found 11 parcels containing 16 shirts bearing brand names including Adidas and Nike in one room and a few similar shirts at a second location.
Copycat Products
Copycat Products
Copycat Products
Copycat Products
Copycat Products
On Pattaya's second Road, just at the entry to Soi 9, a shop sells dozens of fake shirts, branded as Puma etc. A few meter further, but also on Pattaya's 2nd Road Made in Thailand Night Plaza as well as Pattaya Night Bazaar are an Eldorado for buyers of copycat products since many years, as are all day-, night-, and temple-markets in Pattaya and Mike Plaza and Mike Shopping Mall.
The difference: All this outlets are run by 'honorable' members of Pattaya's High Society - and not by stupid Farangs.
TiP (This is Pattaya)!
Slow Loris Walking Street
Walking Street's Slow Loris
Police Bla Bla
Pattaya Police told the media today that they arrested a woman in front of the CentralFestival Shopping Complex who was charging tourists to pose for photos with an endangered Slow Loris.
The woman and her Slow Loris could be spoted there for many months. During that time our lovely police obviously closed their eyes, as they do it on Walking Street:
Slow Loris Walking Street
Walking Street's Slow Loris
In front of the currently closed Fever Discotheque and the La Notte Pub and Restaurant at least two other women are presenting their Slow Loris unmolested since many months too...
TiP (This is Pattaya)!
40-year old women drugged and robbed Foreigners
Please help identify drugging robbers
Pattaya Police arrested two 40-year old women who drugged and robbed Foreigners.
The Police ask victimes to come forward and identify them.
If you know (one of) this ladies please call: 191
or: 038 420 802
or: 038 429 325
Police without Helmet
Police without Helmet
Why this unteachable individual don't get fined, suspended from duty or transferred to an inactive post? Because he wears an uniform he thinks he can ignore all regulations.
Amazing Thailand
Bangkok Post reports that Thailand's Metropolitan Police Bureau transfered the chiefs of two police stations in Bangkok and four other senior police officers to inactive posts for allowing prostitution in their jurisdiction areas.
When I told myLady™ that I don't understand why there are still some Policemen working in Pattaya if prostitution is forbidden in this country, she tried to explain the difference between prostitution and not prostitution in Thailand:
If the owner of a business supports the police with monthly payments then his employers are service girls, but if he is stingy and refuse to share his money with our authorities then his employers are prostitutes and he's a pimp.
Handing over some money to the Police is corruption, I answered.
No! myLady™ insisted.
Or do you think I am corrupt if I ask you to transfer 50'000 Baht to my account on Valentine's Day to show me your esteem? she asked me with her irresistible smile...
On February 2nd our lovely Police raided a Gentlemen's Club in South Pattaya and 17 Karaoke Shops in Naklua.
Our Police claim that no direct evidence of prostitution or human trafficking was found.
Nevertheless our Authorities annouced to continue the raids over the coming weeks.
Some actions intend only to revive the people's generosity...
But the best
is yet to come:
We update NightWalker's News Page as soon as we get new information.
The Military Junta ordered Thailand to be Happy.
We are supporting the order:
Spike's Cat
Cat Driver
Unemployed Driver
Jailed Cat
Waiting for the Sun
Pattaya Darling
Clever Dog
Alien in Pattaya
Do not sit on Crocodile
Painter in Pattaya
Riding Monks
Riding Monks
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
Einstein in Pattaya
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Colours of the East
The 2in1 Festival happens from February 26th to March 1st, 2015
Be aware, the 2in1 festival is mostly a 3km long market selling all kind of goods on Pattaya's Beach Promenade.
The event is an opportunity for Pattaya City Hall to cash in on its Beach Promenade and to ban Pattaya's famous Coconut Ghosts and the city's wheelchair users from the beach.
Furthermore it opens the opportunity to Thai people to sell fake branded perfumes, watches, caps, underware, socks, shoes, trouses, rucksacks, jackets and all kind of shirts, including the ones Pattaya Police arrested 2 French men on February 21st, 2015 for, selling the very same fake goods on the internet.
Flower on the Beach
Fake branded jackets
Remember: It's not the same when two people do the same in this amazing country.
Biking in Pattaya remains a Dream
During his second election campaign Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome announced to transform the city into a bicycle friendly place. Nothing ever happened.
He's nothing else than a chatterbox.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome himself is responsible for Pattaya's bad image in this world - not the City's visitors.
Pattaya Cable Salad
During a meeting at the end of March 2012 Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome's Officials from City Hall informed the media they decided that on Wednesday April 11th, 2012 from 09:00. - 16.30, all sectors will have to check their cables.
Unused cable have to be cut off, the officials said.
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, City Hall's new regulation demanded.
Walk around Pattaya and you can see that nothing ever happened during the last 30 months since City Hall's showy announcement.
Pattaya's Officials usually tell shit only during their press meetings and Thailand's media publish and broadcast all the stupidity without checking if the announced actions really happen.
Pattaya's Officials from City Hall and the participating media are responsible for Pattaya's bad image in this world - not the City's visitors.
Waiting for victims
Waiting for victims
Waiting for victims
Ronnakit Ekasing, a Deputy Mayor of Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome's City Hall, gives an interview to a local TV station, escorted by a bunch of Policemen.
Despite the many meetings and announcement nothing ever happened. Pattaya's Jet Ski Mafia still extorts money from uninformed tourists.
It is said that family members from influential Officials from Pattaya's City Hall and the District's Police Organisations are running the obviously lucrativ Jet Ski businesses...
Pattaya's Officials from City Hall and the participating media are responsible for Pattaya's bad image in this world - not the City's visitors.
Almost all Drivers ignore Pedestrian Signals on Pattaya North Road and Naklua Road
Almost all Drivers, including Thappraya 2310 'Security Forces' and Pattaya Police, ignore Pedestrian Signals on Pattaya North Road and Naklua Road.
Poised to continue
The Mystery behind Pattaya's Eyesore
Documents show that the owner of the Waterfront Suites & Residence Pattaya condominium project has purchased a piece of land of about two rai from a local resident. The owner of the project is a group of Israel businessmen known as Bali Hai Co. Ltd.
During that time, 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. Consequently, the project could be built legally, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome told the Press.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome was the driving force behind the still unfinished Port project and the still not usable Automatic Parking Facility at Bali Hai.
That's probably why Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome immediately after the stop of the construction hold a press conference saying that the project has continually followed correct and fully transparent legal processes and he urged anyone alleging that shortcuts were taken to investigate the various hearings and reports themselves. Allegations that Waterfront Suites was built too close to the sea are incorrect.
Fact is that without realising Pattaya's Port project, the Waterfrond eyesore never had the chance to be built.
The 53-storey Waterfront luxury hotel and condominium project is carried out by the Tulip Group. Its CEO is Kobi Elbaz. He claimed that 70% of the hotel are already booked. Other sources claim that 80 percent of the condominium rooms already have been booked mostly by Thais, European, American and Japanese.
Israeli-born Kobi Elbaz is the chief executive officer of Tulip Group. He is a resident of Thailand for more than a decade. Educated in the US, he served as a former consultant to the new Bangkok international airport project before turning his attention to property. Apart from luxury condominiums Kobi Elbaz loves luxury sports cars.
The so-called Pattaya Watchdog, one of the main groups opposing the construction, said it was rallying for support to petition the military junta (NCPO) and seek its hand to investigate transparency of the project.
Responsible for the construction of the Waterfront Suites & Residence Pattaya is a company called Vorakit Construction Co., Ltd..
On January 27th, 2015, three Cambodian workers were injured when the third floor of a 287-room hotel being built by Vorakit Construction Co., Ltd. on Soi Phettrakun behind North Pattaya's Big C Shopping Center collapsed.
Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture.
Pattaya Beach
No sunloungers or parasols on Pattaya Beach? Obviously no problem for a clever tourist.
Beer mobile
Poised to continue
Thailand's Taxi Mafia
When the Military took over Thailand one of their first action was the announcement to crackdown on Suvarnabhumi's Taxi Mafia.
On June 19th, 2014, Thailand's media reported that the Military Junta has ordered a crackdown on mafia-controlled taxi services at Suvarnabhumi airport.
During the last few months the Junta learned that the crackdown is not an easy task. The Junta lost the war against Suvarnabhumi's Taxi Mafia. Videos on youtube and other media showed that Thailand's Taxi Mafia is still exploiting it's passengers.
We recommend:
Ignore Taxi drivers at all airports in Thailand. Use the bus services provided at almost all airports. At Suvarnibhumi Airport you can also use the Skytrain, known as Suvarnabhumi Airport City Line, to reach Bangkok.
New since January 31st, 2015:
Free Shuttle Bus between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport
Bangkok Post reports on February 3rd, 2015, about Bangkok's bad taxi service
and on January 30th, 2015, that Thailand's Ministry warms to raising taxi surcharges at Suvarnabhumi (in plain english: Airport Taxi Mafia wins).
Poised to continue
Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture.
Healthy Product
'Healthy' Malt Drinks...
A few months ago Dutch Mill* (also known as Dairy Plus or Pro Food Co., Ltd.) launched a product called DMalt (in English). In Thai D is an abbreviation for dee (Thai for good).
The products main attributes are H-16, Calx2 and Choline.
Most Thai product websites do not give any usefull information. Flashing colors and a few - mostly stupid - advertising slogans are usually all you can get. Dmalt's website isn't an exception.
Therefore we tried to get some more information:
Calx2 refers to Calcium. The x2 seems to suggest that it contains a lot of it, perhaps two times as much as its competitors (or even 2 times as much as your body needs?).
Hi-16 seems to refer to Malt. Malt containes a combination of 16 Vitamines and Minerals.
As the information mentioned above prove, this product - as well as similar ones from its competitors - contains mostly sugar.
Mixed with milk, it's probably useless. As we explained last month, humans older than 5 years can't digest milk anymore...
* Dutch Mill is a Thai Company, established and managed by Thais.
Unfortunately poised to continue
Improving Jomtien
Improving Jomtien
Streetwork in Jomtien
Since a few weeks a company tries to renew the tarmac on a small part of Thepprasit Road between Jomtien's Second Road and Jomtien's Beach Road.
To support the work the street is closed in one direction. A daily traffic chaos is the result.
Highlander closed
Highlander closed
The once popular Highlander Bar & Guesthouse, located on Soi 10, off Thepprasit Road, closed and is on the block.
Miss Cruella for sale
Miss Cruella building on the block
The 3-storey building of the former Miss Cruella MS Club, located just across the now defunct Highlander Bar & Guesthouse is on the block too.
Poised to continue
In addition to Pizza Hut and Pizza Company another America restaurant chain, called Domino's Pizza, is opening some outlets in Pattaya.
It's latest shop is located on Naklua Road, just a few meters from the high class Mai Thai (= not Thai) Restaurant.
Many Thai people like Pizza tasting like Donuts. They can get it at Pizza Company, Pizza Hut and now at Domino's Pizza too.
After all that amazing offers called 'Pizza' we are impatiently awaiting an Original Italian Strawberry Pizza to be announced soon from one of these Junk Food providers.
European customers prefer the real Pizza as served in Italy and at some outlets here in Pattaya.
Domino's Pizza
Poised to continue
Elephant closed
Elephant closed
Elephant, the Bar and Guesthouse, on Soi Buakhaow closed.
Sleep Cafe
Pattaya's newest Backpacker Hostel
The coffee shop at the Sleep Cafe is announced to open on February 23rd, 2015.
The Hostel itself will open in about one or two weeks: We will keep you up to date!
The new Hostel is located on Pattaya's North Road, a few meters only from Pattaya's famous Bus Terminal.
Happiness Corner Bar
Happiness A Go-Go replaced
The closed Happiness A Go-Go, located on Pattaya's Soi 7, got replaced by a Happiness Corner Bar.
On Friday, February 20th, the bar opened with a big party to bring happiness back to the people.
To suit the season, the bar was completely lightened in red.
Happiness Corner Bar
2nd Road
4 Lanes on Pattaya's 2nd Road
Pattaya's Second Road not only got a new tarmac but also a 4-lane marking.
Nevertheless, you can use 2 or 3 lanes only. Ignoring all street markings, some drivers use the left as well as the right lanes as parking areas or to drive their vehicles in the wrong direction.
Mike's International Food Outlet
Mike's International Food Outlet
Mike Shopping Mall opened an international Food Outlet on its Beach Road entrance. Thai, Japanese (Wanaka Tokoyaki), Italian (Pizza) and German (Bratwurst, Curry Wurst, 120 Baht/each) foods are available from small boothes.
As usually at Mike: Highly inflated prices.
Nevertheless, Chinese tourists obviously prefer the Japanese type ice cream. It's some kind of biscuit with a few grams of ice cream.
Lek's new A Go-Go Club
Lek A Go-Go 2nd Road
New A Go-Go Club on Pattaya's 2nd Road
On February 14th Lek opened a new A Go-Go Club on Pattaya's 2nd Road, just across of Alcazar's Showcase in the building that houses Lek's Classroom Bar, but not Lek's Classroom A Go-Go, which is located on Soi 2.
It's a small but cozy bar with ladies that exactly know what they want.
Lek's new A Go-Go Club
Rumours tell that Lek will closes the Classroom on Soi 2: The dancers are grown up and don't have to go to school anymore. They already know all the tricks to open the customers wallets, the rumours say.
Changing wheels: A good or bad omen in superstitious Thailand?
Changing wheels: A good or bad omen in superstitious Thailand?
In Memorial Palmers Restaurant
In Memorial:
Palmers Restaurant
Palmers Restarant, located on Soi Pattayaland 2, closed.
The venue is on the block.
Soi 6 Corner Bar
In Memorial:
Soi 6 Corner Bar
The Corner Bar, located at 2nd Road's entry to Soi 6 closed.
The bar was a well known meeting point for Britain's heavy drinkers. Probably Britain's hospitals will now miss some of their patients...
In Memorial Au Ptitcoin de France
In Memorial:
Au Ptitcoin de France
Au Ptitcoin de France, a 'french' coffee shop and snack restaurant located on South Pattaya Road just in front of Friendship Supermarket, closed.
The premise of the former coffee shop is on the block.
In Memorial Au Ptitcoin de France
In Memorial Au Ptitcoin de France
Indian Film Crew in Pattaya
Indian Film Crew in Pattaya
Since a few days a large Indian Film Crew is capturing episodes on Pattaya Beach, just in front of CentralFestival and the View Talay Condominium.
When I asked one of the Indians why they capture the movie on Pattaya Beach and not on one of Indian's many beaches he told me our beaches are more dirty than yours...
Vespa Outlet
Vespa Outlet
On Pattaya's Third Road, only a few meters away from Ducati's former shop and service center, interior decorators worked day and night to convert a few shophouses into a large and prestigious shop for Vespa Scooters.
Most of Vespa's scooter sold in Asia are produced in Vietnam, but those sold under the Piaggio brand name are manufactured in China.
The 'Original Vespa' now called Stella, is manufactured by LML in India. It's not available at this shop.
Pattaya's new Vespa outlet is managed by Mityon, the company that dominates this City's motorcycle market.
Pat Lucky Australian Bar closed and reopened
Pat's obviously (Un)Lucky Australian Bar is closed since February 1st, 2015.
On our Tour the Pattaya on February 11th we found Pat Lucky Australian Bar open...
Pat Bar closed
Happiness A Go-Go closed
In Memorial:
Happiness A Go-Go
The lovely ladies from Happiness A Go-Go. located on Soi 7, performed their latest shows on January 31st.
Since the Military Junta overtook the country, tourists are being missed badly in this part of Thailand.
Obviously it didn't help that the Junta Leader ordered Thailand to return to happiness...
Extra Bar Soi Buakhaow
Extra Bar moved into the first row
Extra Bar, located on Soi Buakaow's Wonderland Zone, moved from the back of the area to the front - into the first row. It did it with a large party on February 2nd to bring back happiness to all its customers and its staff. The venue is replacing the former massage parlour.
Poised to continue
New A Go-Go
Pattaya's latest A Go-Go Club takes shape
Soi LK-Metro's as well as Pattaya's latest A Go-Go Club takes shape and will open soon without DJ and Mamasan but with Dancers and music of course.
New A Go-Go
Kaos, the new A Go-Go is scheduled to open on Friday, March 6th, 2015.
Do you remember?
Pattaya already knew a (show) bar called Kaos.
It was located at the inglorious Sunee Plaza in South Pattaya.
The bar was raided by Pattaya Police in 2007.
Some of the venues workers at Kaos tested positive for YaBa.
Therefore a court ordered a closure from September 2007 to December 2007.
White Room
opens and closes à discretion
White Room opened on June 1st, 2014 and replaced the former Key Visa office.
At the begining of this month the bar closed without giving any information.
White Room opened on February 15th after some small refurbishing: To greet the customers two Coyote Dancers were shaking their bodies already in front of the venue's door, but on Friday, February 20th, the bar was closed again...
That's the way to make friends.
White Room Bar
Poised to continue
In Memorial:
Fever Discotheque?
On our Tour de Pattaya on February 17th the city's newest disco club was closed again.
Last month, on January 22nd, Fever Discotheque, announced as The Heartbeat of Pattaya, was closed too, but re-opened a day or two later. But this time the Russian Cafe at the same location was almost without customers
Without tourists from Russia a heart attack seems to be preprogrammed...
In Memorial Fever Discotheque?
Rhino A Go-Go?
Rhino, the reopened Coyote Club, claims to be an A Go-Go Club in a few days...
In Memorial Hades Coyote Club
In Memorial:
Hades Coyote Club
Hades Coyote Club, located near the entry to Walking Street, closed on February 12th.
The venue opened on June 3rd, 2014, and replaced New Star A Go-Go Club, also known as Walking Street's Silverstar A Go-Go.
PattayaSweethearts points out that the club was first announced as Hades Coyote Club. But the management later decided to witdraw Hades, the ancient Greek god of the underworld, from its name.
PattayaSweethearts believes that the closure could be the revenge of the underworld for neglecting Hades...
Infinity Pharmacy
closes and opens à discretion
Infinity Pharmacy, the wellknown drug store near the South Road entry to Walking Street, is just another venue that closes and opens à discretion and always without information for its customers and/or neighbours.
The Pharmacy's small Coffee Shop in front of the venue is a popular meeting point for Swiss people, Russians and some attractive Thai ladies.
Infinity Pharmacy closed
HXO Club
XO Club
XO Club, the venue presenting European Dancers, moved its entry from the side to its front and rearranged its interior accordingly.
Naughty Girls closed
Naughty Girls close and open à discretion
Naughty Girls A Go-Go, located on Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, closed at the end of last month for an unknown reason, but was open again on February 2nd. The venue already closed down on January 22nd, 2015 and reopened a day after.
Poised to continue
Wheelchair Path still blocked!
On Soi Phaniatchang, also known as Soi Yume or Soi Carrefour, City Hall spent 3 million Baht for a wheelchair path. Pattaya's large-hearted road users are happy to block the path with their vehicles and say thank you for the new parking lane.
It seems that nobody takes care of the about 850 students from the Soi's Redemptorist Vocational School - not even our lazy police. They close the eyes.
PS: On July 28th Officials from City Hall inspected the area. They discovered that people drive their vehicles to fast in this small Soi and (as documented on this website since June 2014) are parking cars and motorcycles on the wheelchair way. Pattaya's Officials urge the people not to be selfish...
And that's the result!
And that's the result of City Hall's 3 million Baht investment...
Update: On October 21st Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronnakit Aegasing paid a visit to the area and saw himself that irresponsible people are obstructing the stretch. Therefore the lovely Deputy Mayor arranged a meeting for October 24th to discuss the matter...
Obviously not made to help Pattaya's Handicapped
Obviously not made to help Pattaya's Handicapped
Obviously not made to help Pattaya's Handicapped
Obviously not made to help Pattaya's Handicapped
Nothing than empty words from Pattaya's Officials!
Obviously the 3 million Baht weren't spend to help the Handicapped, but to fill up someone's pocket...
Biking in Asia
Biking in Asia
A Motorcycle for Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome
Designed by Yamaha for all lovers of Dolphins
Now he doesn't have to place the Dolphins on top of the street lights anymore, he can ride them.
Wash your age away...
Believe it or not!
Wash your age away for 45 Baht only...
T-shirt in Pattaya
Once Australia's Prime Minister
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Rhino Club Walking St.
Dave Club Soi 7
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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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Feb. 26th - March 1st, 2015
Colors of the East
Beach Road Market
March 17th, 2015
March 20th - 22nd, 2015
March 27th - 29th, 2015
April 13th - 19th, 2015
May - November, 2015
November 25th, 2015
December 25th - 31st, 2015
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 (NSA) 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.
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
The Criminals from the National Security Agency (NSA) are pressed for a compromise which allows intelligence services to snoop on encrypted devices to combat terrorism, within a legal framework (HAHAHA..) to protect user rights.
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
1968 scientists predicted the comeback of the Ice-Time. What they will tell you tomorrow?
We do not ignore 'Climat Change', but we know that this planet faces 'Climate Changes' since millions of years - some even a lot more dramatic than today and without the help of humans.
Our planet has no constant. Each year, the continents move by 4 cm.
Todays 'Climat Change' is nothing else than a very lucrative business idea.
The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) claims:
Global Warming could cost almost three times as much as thought...
The CO2 emissions tax doesn't reduce any CO2 emission, its just another way to extort money from the taxpayers.
The United Nations as well as the European Union are some of the world's most useless organisations.
Milk the Cow before somebody else does it, that's their motto!
Avoid Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles use batteries and batteries are not only a threat to our planet during manufacturing, the 'Recycling' of batteries is still an unsolved problem in most countries.
Don't use Solar Cells
Solar Cells are a threat to our planet:
The higher the efficiency of a Solar Cell the more Cadmium it contains.
Cadmium is banned from most products in almost all countries, but it can be used without restrictions in Solar Cells. Who controls the 'Recycling' of Solar Cells?
No Nuke Please!
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Fukushima!
Never use a technology you do not master 100%!
February 8th, 2015:
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill to open the country to nuclear power for the sake of money.
Replace this imbecile before it's too late!
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
Lenovo installed Malware on their computers
Lenovo, the #1 notebook vendor, caught installing adware/malware on new computers.
The software injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user's permission.
Lenovo got definitifely a bit too far in its quest for bloatware money.
For more information please use the following links:
Lenovo taken to task over 'malicious' adware
Lenovo forum
Lenovo caught installing adware on new computers
Twitter #Lenovo
Twitter #Superfish
How to find out if your Lenovo is infected
How to remove the dangerous Superfish adware
Lenovo offers tool to remove hidden adware Superfish
Sony launches Entry-level Smartphones
Sony Mobile Communications is launching a few new entry-level and mid-range smartphones in 2015.
The phones will be produced by Foxconn/FIH Mobile, Compal Electronics and Arima Communications and will be built using handset solutions from Taiwan's MediaTek.
Most of Sony's new smartphones are developed by the manufactures, eg. by Foxconn/FIH Mobile, Compal Electronics and Arima Communications using circuits recommended by MediaTek.
That's the way it works today with most electronics and household products.
Your TV
is Watching You!
Samsung is warning the users of its TVs that if they are using Samsung Smart TV's Voice Activation Feature the TV set not only is transmitting the commands to third parties but every single word spoken in the room.
Thanks to Samsung NSA and GCHQ as well as Thailand's Military can now easily monitor your home without installing bugs...
Update: Be aware that all products from all brands using some kind of a Voice Activation Feature face the same problem.
Weak Demand for Smartphones
In view of weak demand for smartphones in the first quarter of 2015 Acer, Asustek Computer, Coolpad, Huawei Device, Lenovo, Xiaomi Technology and ZTE try to reduce component costs.
Dual core smartphones will be replaced by Quad core handsets without increase in price.
4K is coming
During the 2nd half of this year premium smartphones with 4K displays will hit the market.
A High Definition Display with 1080p resolution is composed of two million pixels (1920x1080), while a 4K Display (also known as Ultra High Definition) has over eight million pixels (3840x2160).
Therefore, 4K has around four times more resolution than 1080p and produces a clearer picture.
Do you really need it to make a call?
Oh sorry, I forget you are gaming and googling with your handset - not calling.
Who tells the true?
Nokia, owned by Microsoft, claims it received orders for over 560'000 units of its new NOKIA N1 tablet from consumers worldwide.
Peculiarly N1's related upstream component suppliers claim that they get orders for less than 50'000 tablets only...
Wasted Power
Power semiconductors currently account for some 20 percent of a high-tech vehicle's total electrical losses.
Do we really need all that sh*t that prevents a resource efficient maintenance of a car?
Lightning Fast email
On January 29th myLady™ sent 2 emails from her gmail account at 14:08.
The mails arrived at my gmail account at 21:40.
That's today's technology.
Nevertheless, Google's gmail service is still faster than Thailand's Post.
Your Car
is Watching You!
With all that electronics in your new car, you are a open book for everyone...
Read the report published by BBC and don't forget:
NSA is everywhere!
No matter what 'experts' say: There is no security for your data!
1.3 billion Smartphones shipped in 2014
Global smartphone shipments grew 30% annually from 1.0 billion units in 2013 to a record 1.3 billion in 2014.
Smartphones supporting Google's Android Operating System accounted for 81% of shipments or one billion sets.
Apple shipped 192.7 million iOS smartphones, manufacturers supporting Microsoft's OS shipped 38.8 million smartphones.
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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!
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.
February 18th, 2015:
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs on Pattaya's Beach Promenade
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
February 2nd, 2015:
Necklace Snatch
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
Between 30 to 50 snatching valuables cases are reported to Pattaya's Police every single month.
February 7th, 2015:
February 23rd, 2015:
Miss Me
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