Pattaya News Flash - The Source
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July 2015
Click here to read our June 2015 News.
Thailand's Dictator still belives that every country understands and is satisfied with the changes in Thailand.
Obviously the Dictator sees only what he want to see.
Don't miss Pattaya's Dry Days
Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa are two of the most important religious days on the Thai calendar.
They mark the beginning of Buddhist Lent and will shut down a large part of Pattaya's bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Selling alcohol is banned on Thursday, July 30th, and Friday, July 31st.
Na Jomtien's all new
International Airport
Spike from Pattaya Days reports from Na Jomtien International Airfield he just discovered after the successful landing of the first aircraft...
Long Queues at
Don Mueang Airport
Due to increased security measures at Don Mueang Airport passengers on domestic flights should arrive 2.5 hours in advance and international travellers 3.5 hours early.
Be prepared to attend queues stretched from the entrance of each check-in pier to the main entrances of the terminal.
Update (July 21st): After the newly imposed security measures caused hours-long delays Airports of Thailand (AoT) has dropped the regulation to ease the long queues stemming from an insufficient number of scanners.
AoT chairman Prasong Poontaneat said I was shocked when photos of long queues at Don Mueang surfaced over the weekend as well as reports that passengers had to wait up to three hours.
Let's hope the responsible people learned from the incident and will use their brain(s) before introducing new regulations.
Thailand's Big Brothers are watching you!
The Royal Thai Army as well as the Royal Thai Police are using hacking software to monitor mobile phones and computers.
The two organisations are able to monitor and control everything that can happen on a device.
For this people privacy violations is of no concern, Bangkok Post reports.
The Royal Thai Army and the Royal Thai Police are violating the right to privacy and freedom of speech.
For dictators privacy and freedom of speech are unknown terms.
Update (July 21st): A spokesman from Royal Thai Police told the press that we might have used it as a case study but definitely not bought the 10 million Baht expensive software from the Italian surveillance malware vendor Hacking Team (HT S.r.l).
Please read too:
HT about HT.
Wikileaks about HT.
HT violated EU rules.
FBI use HT Spy Software.
South Korea use HT Spy Software.
More than 35 countries use HT Spy Software.
HT's Customer List.
Update (July 22th):
Thailand's Military Junta Leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha denies spyware use for illegal activities
Fact is:
The Royal Thai Army paid € 360'000 to HT S.r.l. while Thailand's Dictator, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, was Army commander-in-chief.
The Royal Thai Police paid a total of € 286'482 to HT S.r.l., including an annual maintenance fee of € 52.000.
Obviously the Royal Thai Police as well as the Royal Thai Army have bought the software solely to be included in the company's list of customers.
No Democracy for Thailand
According to the latest revision of the constitution draft the ruling Military Junta will guarantee that in the future Bangkok's Elite and the country's Military will have the say in Thailand and not the country's citizens.
For more information about the sophisticated election procedure for the Kingdom's future Senators please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Dangerous Way to Walking Street
Dangerous Way to Walking Street
The only 46cm wide pavement from Pattaya's Second Road to the entrance of Pattaya's famous Walking Street features now another obstacle: A strand of electric cables is touching now the heads of tall pedestrians.
The ingenuity of Thailand's so called professionals is simply priceless...
Credit-Card Frauds in Thailand on the Rise
The Nation reports that Credit-Card Frauds in Thailand are projected to rise significantly in the coming years.
U-Tapao Airport:
Big Promises again
Vice Admiral Wasinsap Chantawarin, the actual Director of U-Tapao Airport, announced that the airport will be transformed into a bigger commercial airport to be the main hub of Eastern Thailand.
U-Tapao Airport will be expanded to support 62'000 flights and 870'000 passengers a year, up from about 10'000 flights and 100'000 passengers.
Vice Admiral Wasinsap Chantawarin promises to develop U-Tapao Airport into Thailand's 3rd largest commercial airport after Suvarnabhumi Airport with a capacity of 80 million passengers and Don Mueang Airport with 40 million passengers.
We heard promises like this for more than a decade.
We finally want to see some action - not just words.
Pattaya to Boost Tourism with Beauty Contest(s)
To stimulate (local) tourism and to set a good (?) image for Pattaya City Mr. Rattanachai Sutthidechanai (President of Pattaya Tourism and Culture) chaired a meeting to urge private companies to organize beauty contest(s) in this World Class Sex Resort.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome's failed Family Resort on the way back to its roots...
Still 20 Baht
Pattaya Mail reports that taxi fares from the North Pattaya Bus Terminal to Beach Road have not increased and that a trip to Walking Street still costs 20 Baht and regular Baht Buses still charge just 10 Baht for set routes..
Anyone finding drivers charging more should write down the truck number and contact the Pattaya Baht Bus Cooperative at 038-423-554.
Myanmar gets Beer
Heineken announced today that it has opened a 53 million Euro brewery in Myanmar.
The factory has a total capacity of 330'000 hectolitres per year, will directly employ more than 200 local people and will provide 'happiness' to millions of people.
Myanmar is undergoing a rapid urbanisation and a brisk expansion of its middle class consumer base, the Asian Development Bank claims.
The fast developing country urgently needed an internationally recognised thirst quencher to satisfy the exclusive taste of the newly rich.
Dangerous Soi Buakhaow
Dangerous Soi Buakhaow
Seen at Soi Buakhaow on July 12th, 2015, near the entry to Soi 15.
The cable threatens all kind of road users, but obviously nobody cares...
Imbecilic Officials?
On July 8th, Chakorn Kanchanawatta, District Chief of Bang Lamung, canceled a new rule for Pattaya's Bali Hai area.
It had been enforced for one single week only.
Obviously Pattaya City Hall urgently needs somebody telling its Officials that they have to uses their brains first before bringing new regulations into force.
Buy 1 Condo Get 1 Free!
Buy 1 Condo
Get 1 Free!
The proof that Thailand's Property Market suffers.
Dangerous Street
Pattaya's Dangerous Streets
Never drive your bicycle or motorbike on the left side of the road, drive it always in the middle or this cable catches your head...
The cable hangs since many months but Pattaya's City Hall don't care, local residents claim.
Corruption at Thailand's Department of Tourism
High-ranking officials of the Department of Tourism had bought over-priced outdoor-exercise equipment from a favoured supplier and had failed to use the 700 million Baht worth of products properly, Bangkok Post reports.
Thailand is still cheating Chinese Tourists
Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry announced to crack down on Thai proxy agents working with Chinese tour companies selling zero-dollar packages, Bangkok Post reports.
Agents of zero-dollar packages pressure Chinese tourists into buying overpriced goods and services once they arrive in the Kingdom.
Don't be fooled. It's just an announcement. No guarantee that something will change.
No more Flights from U-Tapao Airport...
Thailand's disputed Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) forced Kan Air to suspend all its flights from U-Tapao's Pattaya International Airport to Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and Bangkok's Don Mueang.
According to DCA Kan Air sold tickets for those routes online and over the counter with fixed timetables despite the fact that the department granted rights for charter flights only.
Kan Air started flying from U-Tapao Airport on April 10th, 2015.
Stupidity Squared
An 'intelligence team' from General Prayuth_Chan-ocha's handpicked National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is telling Thailand's struggling Prime Minister that an US agency was secretly instigating students to stand up to the military regime.
Please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
How to get Rich
Solar-powered street lights costs between 30'000 Baht and 50'000 Baht/piece but a local administration body in Samut Prakan had to spend 175'000 Baht for a single light.
That's the way some officials get unusually rich in this country.
Do not expect Quality Work in this country
Thailand's Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) reveals that complaints of poor-quality housing projects soared by 68% in the first five months of this year.
People without professional education and training do not have the skills to build a quality home.
If you don't like to run into trouble, simply do not buy a condo or a house in this country.
Higher Bribes
Since General Prayuth Chan-ocha's Military Junta has the say in Thailand, owners of Bars, A Go-Go Clubs and Discotheques have to pay much higher bribes, Bangkok Post reports.
The General's anti-corruption policy is oviously nothing else than Blah-Blah and/or an excuse to occupy powerful and well-paid positions with his own people.
No Recovery
Bank of Thailand claims that Thailand's economic recovery in May continued at a slow and fragile pace despite two successive rate cuts and greater downside risks are expected in the coming months.
Exports are falling by 5.5%, private consumption fell by more than 0.4% and imports dropped by 20% year-on-year in May after a 9.1% contraction in April 2015.
Thailand is in an abnormal situation, a former Foreign Affair Minister said without naming the real cause for the slowdown.
Since a few days Thai guests in Pattaya's 3rd Road pubs & restaurants are missing. About 75% of the tables remain unused.
Thai customers are running out of money.
Police News
Military Junta starts closing Bars & Clubs
Thailand's Military Junta Leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha on July 23th banned the selling of alcoholic beverages within 300 meters of universities and schools throughout the country.
Acting under the new order, Bangkok Police Officers raided two bars close to Rangsit University in Pathum Thani province shortly after midnight on July 25th and shut both places down.
The bars known as Bungalow and M.3/2 are situated close to an educational establishment and student dormitories, which is considered an offense under the NCPO's order about selling alcohol near educational establishments, Pol.Lt.Gen. Prawut Thawornsiri said. He is a deputy chief of the Thai Police.
As with many regulations in Thailand the booze ban is unlikely to be strictly enforced, as it would render bars and nightclubs in many popular nightlife districts illegal.
For instance, Khaosan Road, a favorite party destination for foreign backpackers, is less than 300 meters from Satri Witthaya School, and the notorious red light district of Patpong is less than 300 meters away from Chulalongkorn University.
Pattaya's world-famous Walking Street too is less than 300 meters from the City's School No. 8.
It's an unwritten law in this country (and especially in this City) that money can abrogate almost any regulation.
Thailand's Navy
Your Shining Example?
A Pick-up driver, later identified as Mr Somkiet Amornmukdakul, an officer from Thailand's Navy, collided with a motorcycle but fled the scene.
He left a 46-year old woman and her 4-year old daugther injured at the scene, Pattaya Daily News reports.
Update (July 14th): Police jailed the drunken driver, bail was denied. The case will be prosecuted by a Military Court. The 46-year old woman is still in ICU, a leg of her 4-year old daughter had to be amputated.
Lazy Police
Police in Surat Thani told the relatives that the dead of Nanthawan Wichaigun was of natural illness, not a murder, until a Facebook campaign forced the lazy police to investigate correctly.
On July 8th the police arrested the murderer of the 21-year old lady. It was her fortune teller, Bangkok Post reports.
Pattaya Police still above the Law?
Seen at about 22:00 on July 7th on Soi Buakhaow between Central Road and the Soi after the LK Royal Suite Hotel: A member from Pattaya Police on motorcycle wearing no helmet but his Police cap, stops a small Thai lady on motorcycle for not wearing a helmet...
90% of City Hall's CCTV Cameras are Out of Order
According to Officials from Pattaya City Hall only about 10% of all CCTV Cameras installed in the resort are working correctly.
City Hall spent over 100 million Baht on its CCTV System but the City does not have the money to maintain the system.
Just another waste of money by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his crew of babblers.
Update: We just learned that on July 7th Banglamung's District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana recommended to install more cameras to solve the City's chronic traffic problems.
Pattaya City Councilman Sanit Boonmachai responded that the better solution would be to fix and properly maintain the cameras the city already has but added that Pattaya currently has no budget for repair work...
Strict Traffic Control?
During a meeting at Jomtien's all new Welcome World Beach Resort & Spa Pol. Lt. Col. Pawatchai Sudsakorn, a Deputy Superintendent of Pattaya Police Station, announced that Pattaya Police have launched a project to strictly enforce traffic regulations in the City.
Rather just making the offender pay a fine they should be trained instead, the Deputy recommended.
The problem: It's just a project, announced in a beautiful and expensive surrounding with no guarantee to be turned into reality - and therefore probably another waste of money and time...
During May 2015 at least 3'000 accidents happened on Pattaya's bumpy streets, many of them deadly.
People, Tourists as well as Locals, are driving and parking their vehicles reckless and are ignoring red lights as well as all other visible and invisible traffic signs in this City.
Walking Street gets Dangerous
Once again our lovely Police do not arrest Thai touts attacking a foreign Tourist on Walking Street, Pattaya ONE reports.
from 808
808 Disco closed
After a shockingly photo circulated on Thailand's social media our lovely Police ordered Walking Street's 808 Disco Club to close down for ten days.
A free and worldwide advertisement for the disco.
The Military Junta ordered Thailand to be Happy.
We are supporting the order:
Spike's Cat
Cat Driver
Unemployed Driver
Angry Cat
Mad Cat
Jailed Cat
Waiting for the Sun
Pattaya Darling
Clever Dog
I'm for the Birds
I'm NightWalker's Photographer
Alien in Pattaya
Do not sit on Crocodile
Painter in Pattaya
Riding Monks
Riding Monks
Return Happiness to the People
How to distroy a country for dummies
The Great Dictator
Respect my Coup
I insist that the military takeover in Thailand is not a coup, theoretically speaking.
It was in fact a revolution to install stability.
Don Paramatwinai
Thailand's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 2014-2015
Be Quiet
Einstein in Pattaya
Pattaya News Flash July 2015 - The Source
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We got them once again!
Disolve The European Union:
Their Officials are wasting our money again!
Disolve the European Union
Let's hope Greek's NO is the Beginning of the End of the European Union.
Greece's PM Tsipras insisted the vote did not mean a break with Europe.The euro membership is meant to be irreversible with no legal avenue to boot a country out.
Greece's Finance Minister Varoufakis added Greece overwhelmingly rejected our creditors' demands for more austerity. We want a life with dignity and prosperity.
Supported and Financed by Brussels highly approved European Idiots:
The Taxpayers have to pay the bill
Yanis Varoufakis had to step down as Greece's finance minister because he didn't tell his people the truth about the desperate and hopeless situation of the country's banks. His resignation notice hides this fact.
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis claims that
Reforms imposed on his country have failed already.
Update (July 25th, 2015):
World Class Beach Resort
Please share our World Class Beach with Pattaya's amazing sandbags, especially recommended by Thailand's univerities and their highly educated experts!
Pattaya in the Beach
Rusty and impoverished
On July 25th at about 22:00 a tropical storm set Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome's World Class Resort Pattaya for about 3 hours under water.
The drains swamped the streets with a dark broth of faeces.
Rusty and impoverished
At about 01:00 the City smelled like a Chinese toilet.
Beach Promenade on July 8th at about 23:00
Pattaya is suffering Extinction
Pattaya was once a popular and lively Beach Resort...
To stimulate local tourism many hotels grant a 50% discount for Thai Nationals
Insist to get the discount too for your booking(s)
The End of Pattaya's Walking Street?
On June 18th, 2015, Thailand's Alcohol Control Committee approved a ban on alcohol sales within 300 metres of universities and vocational colleges.
If the regulation would be applied in Pattaya, outlets around Pattaya's School 8 could be a target of the ban.
The End of Pattaya's Walking Street?
Picture shows the area within 300 meters of Pattaya's School 8
Update (July 10th): The new rule will take effect 30 days after being published in the Royal Gazette, but hotel compounds and shops in entertainment zones can be excluded.
NOTICE: You pay and we don't apply the rule...
Pit's Ultimate Drinks Test
I share my rooms with a (mostly lovely) Thai Lady and two Geckos.
When I open my fridge to fill up a glass of Coke the Geckos start observing my table. As soon as I leave the table they takes possession of the glass and enjoy the remaining Coke.
A few months ago an amazed NightWalker followed the procedure and asked if the Geckos drink Coke only or enjoy some other soft drinks too. I didn't know, but I promised to test the taste of my flatmates.
During the following weeks I carried tons of softdrinks to my flat: Coke Zero, Pepsi and Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew and all kind of Fanta, Mirinda and Est.
All my neighbours observed my suspicious behaviour and asked my Lady if her Farang is still OK or not. Only 'my' Geckos ignored all my efforts and refused even to test anything else than the classic Coke.
When one of my neighbours heard from the ongoing tests, he was interested if the animals at least would join his affection for Thai Beers and Thai Whiskeys and donated bottles of SangSom (Thai Rum) and Mekhong (also some kind of Rum, but nationwide known as Thai Whiskey) as well as cans of Leo, Chang and Singha beers
The Geckos refused his offer too.
The test shows that Coke is by far the most healthy drink available in Thailand.
I solemn confirm that my Geckos don't know to read any advertisements, don't follow any TV spots and don't get any money from the Coca Cola Company.
Eat insects - or not?
Eat insects
Just when I ended the drinks test with my Geckos, my Lady (not to be confused with NightWalker's myLady™) came up with the idea to test the UN's recommendation to eat insects.
She collected all kind of insects, cleaned them in hot water and fried them in Sunflower or Soybean Oil, Butter or Margarine.
The result: Our Geckos refused to eat any fried insects. They prefer the fresh ones. The United Nations as well as the UN's sub-organisations, including FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) are telling shit only. These organisations waste our money. We don't need them.
The cows in my homecountry prefer to eat fresh or dried gras only and are healthy. The elephants in this country even eat whole trees and my Lady and I prefer Wiener Schnitzel, Bacon wrapped Pork Medallions, French Fries, Rösti (a Swiss dish consisting mainly of potatoes), all kind of Pasta, Fried Rice, Cakes (but no Donuts) and Coke. All this foods are not recommended by the FAO.
A recent health check at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya showed that we both are as healthy as humans can be.
Pit's report highlights the stupidity of information provided by international organisations like the FAO and (self-appointed) food experts. In the case of insects (or any other kind of meat) the data shown are based on raw meat, not considering the preparation of the food. The preparation substantially changes the ingredients and the taste of the processed foods.
Our world offers hundreds of different sorts of apples. Each one tastes different, depending on its consistency. But the information provided on the internet know one single universal apple only and don't give any useful information what will happen with the ingredients if we are storing, boiling, frying or baking the fruit.
Read the latest information published by Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). She is even capable to blow up a mosquito into an elephant, ignoring the dinosaur in front of her.
All this organisations cost a lot of money but are producing shit only.
We don't need them!
Street Repair
Pattaya News Flash reported in its May issue from a try by Pattaya's Professionals to repair a persistent hole on Soi Photisarn.
Today we can report the successful comeback of the hole.
The procedure repeats every few month, not only on Soi Potisarn but all over Pattaya.
Nobody in the departement ever asks why there is a hole and why it returns.
It seems Pattaya's highly educated Professionals are not able to use their brains.
Update: On July 6th Officials filled up the hole the traditional way: Without stressing a brain.
Same Disaster as on Pattaya Beach?
Same Disaster as on Pattaya Beach?
A Sketch of Jomtien's new Beach
Beautification of Jomtien Beach Road and Promenade already started
A few days ago the 270-million-Baht facelift on Jomtien Beach started.
City Hall's Officials promised that in about two years Jomtien's Beach area will look a lot better than today.
Pattaya appointed Nong Nooch Land and Garden Design Co. to carry out the work. The company already is responsible for the disastrous Pattaya Beach Beautification.
Same Disaster as on Pattaya Beach?
Work on Jomtien's new Beach already started
Unfortunately poised to continue
No news worth mentioning so far.
Poised to continue
Delicious Italian Food
On Naklua Road, just in front of the Garden Lodge Hotel, Fussilo, the Italian Family Restaurant, opened.
It serves mainly Pizza, Pasta and Italian Salads.
Chinese Noodle Kitchen
Great Chinese Noodles
Across Soi 18's Family Mart a small and clean Chinese Restaurant opened.
It's speciality are Chinese Noodles. Give it a try!
Poised to continue
One Way or Another
In the rooms of the former Cold and Hot A Go-Go on Soi Post Office (Soi 13/2) Shonkys opened a Coyote Bar & Restaurant.
On July 19th at about 20:00 a drunken man drove up his boat onto Pattaya Beach, sending tourists sitting in the area running for safety.
The boat is registered as IHTIANDER 4, Scuba Meditation Diving.
At about 23:00, when Police arrived to check the incident, the engine was still running. The 51-year old driver refused to get off the boat but paced back and forth.
The incident happened in front of Royal Garden Plaza.
Update (July 20th): According to Pattaya's Harbor Office located at the Bali Hai Port area the Captain possess a correct license to drive the vessel. Nevertheless, the officials decided to ban him from piloting boats for a period of 6 months.
Mike Department Store closed
Mike Department Store, located near the entrance to Walking Street and with doors on Beach Road and Pattaya's Second Road, closed for a long overdue face-lifting.
The shop was known since decades as one of the largest outlets of copycat products in this funny resort, but because the owner is one of the city's most influential and therefore respected person, our lovely police usually raided smaller outlets only...
Only Police organizations from Bangkok or somewhere else, with no ideas of the practices and connections in Pattaya, searched the store from time to time, but never with a resounding success.
Mike Department Store closed
The End of Ramadan
The End of Ramadan
Since the end of Ramadan the bars on Marine Plaza and Soi 16 are in full swing again.
Their stressed loudspeaker systems fill the place with deafening noise.
Certainly not a place for people with weak nerves or music-loving ears.
Night Lovers closed reports that Night Lovers, the Indian A Go-Go Club located on Soi Pattayaland 1 (known as Soi 13/3 too), closed again.
The club was already closed between April 2014 and July 2014.
A few other bars and restaurant on this Gay dominated street shut down their lights too.
Night Lovers closed
La Poste at Trafalgar
La Poste at Trafalgar
La Poste, a Bar Club located on Soi Lengkee, opened on the first floor of the Trafalgar Guest House. To enter the bar you have to ring a bell.
The new bar already is know for its open minded and generous ladies: Spend a Lady Drink and you can see the girl of your choice how God created her.
Handicapped unwanted
Paved with Obstacles
No Space for Handicapped on Pattaya Beach Promenade!
Update (July 17th): Pattaya Mail reports that disabled groups met in Pattaya with City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai to brainstorm ways to make the city more accessible.
Please read Wheelchair Path still blocked too. It shows that brainstorming with Pattaya Officials is a waste of time: They obviously are working brainless.
New McDonald's
New McDonald's
Between Pizza Hut and Pizza Company McDonald's will open a new outlet at the entry to Soi Post Office on August 14th, 2015. Rumours tell that it will replace its restaurant at Royal Garden Plaza.
And Pigs might Fly!
And Pigs might Fly!
We had a look behind the barricades:
And Pigs might Fly!
Foods and Beer Market
Avenue's Foods & Beer Market
The ailing Pattaya Avenue on Pattaya's 2nd Road, now rebranded by its owner as Premium Outlet, opened a Foods & Beer Market on a part of its (unused?) Car Park.
Tomboy Club
For Tomboys go Soi 17
Green Shark is Soi 17's new Karaoke and Tomboy Pub.
The club is easy to reach. Simply fellow Pattaya's cable salad on Soi 17 from South Road in direction Soi Thepprasit.
Tomboy meeting places get popular again in Pattaya. It seems that more and more Thai ladies get weary of their lazy male partners.
Tomboy Club
From my very own 25-year experience I have to say that Tomboys are Thailand's most effective workers, Ladyboys the country's last productive ones, just slightly in front of Thailand's Gays.
Face Lifting for Soi Buakhaow's Night Market
The popular Night Market offers now a clean Food Court
Face Lifting for Soi Buakhaow's Night Market
Face Lifting for Soi Buakhaow's Night Market
Face Lifting for Soi Buakhaow's Night Market
Here hungry Thais can find almost everything they are looking for,
some Farangs too.
The Drunken Monkey closed his Bar
The Drunken Monkey Bar, located across Soi Buakhaow's Wonderland Zone Bar Complex, closed at the end of June.
Drunken Monkey
Casa Rizzi closed
Casa Rizzi closed
Casa Rizzi, the Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria located on Pattaya's Second Road between Soi 8 and Soi 7, had to close. The venue opened during September 2014.
Casa Rizzi's branch located at the Southern End of Pattaya's 3rd Road (see picture) is still open.
Casa Rizzi 3rd Road
Poised to continue
On June 24th Pattaya Police arrested the Mamasan and the Manger of Soi LK Metro's Amethyst Club.
The two were employing two 15-year-old and one 16-year-old as dancers.
According to the Police, the underaged trio was placed under the care of the Chonburi Children and Family Home.
At the time of writing we do not know if the venue has to close.
At least we recommend a change of name: Dirty Stone Club.
Climax Coyote in full swing
Climax Coyote opened with a 3-night long party on July 9th, 10th & 11th in the rooms of the former Funhouse A Go-Go. It's main entry is on Soi Buakhaow, but the club has now an entrace on Soi LK Metro too. You can't miss it.
Poised to continue
Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
Crazy Horse changed its Name
The Russian Cabaret located across from the ailing Soho Square changed its name and sign. It announces now Crazy Russian Girls.
Obviously the management of the venue realized that their bar is to small to present horses...
Crazy Russian Girls
Eclipse comes back
Reincarnation with an undisclosed name
Eclipse, located a few meters only from the entrance to Walking Street, reopened with an undisclosed name on July 17th as a bar presenting Coyote Dancers and Showgirls.
The venue was closed since Songkran 2015.
The Comeback of Living Dolls 1
The Comeback of Living Dolls 1
Living Dolls 1, the Go-Go Club located between Crazy House A Go-Go and the Russian XO Club, reopened after taking a timeout to do some refurbishing.
The venue was closed since June 1st, 2015.
Fever collapsed again
Pattaya's Heartbeat collapsed again
At the beginning of this month we reported that the Fever Disco tried a comeback.
The Comeback failed. The Disco is closed again. The signs inviting Chinese customers and punters from the Indian subcontinent was removed.
Dive Center closed
The Padi Dive Center closed
The Padi Dive Center, located at the Walking Street's entrance, had to close.
Pattaya is badly missing its wealthy tourists from Western countries and from Russia. The money from Chinese Tourists goes into the wrong pockets. Thai tourists don't spend enough to compensate the losses.
Family Mart returns
People are happy: Family Mart returns!
The popular Family Mart, located at the entrace to Soi Diamond is on its way back to the people and will reopen in a few days.
We reported the closure of the minimart at the beginning of this month.
Oral Sex Disco ordered to close - but is still open...
The 808 Discotheque has been ordered to close for 10 days after a Thai woman fellated a South Korean man in full view of other customers, but on July 12th the venue was still open.
There are reports saying that the second floor bar - or its management - has appealed the order from Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana and remains open.
Maxine's A Go-Go
Maxine's Club A Go-Go closed
Maxine's Club A Go-Go, located on Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, already closed its door.
The Club opened on June 8th, 2015, in the rooms of the former Dream Club A Go-Go which was the failed successor of the struggled Carousel A Go-Go.
Should Maxine's ever reopen, you will read it here.
Kebab Booth reopened
HAS - Antalya Kebab, located across from Hot Tuna Bar, reopened.
The venue first opened during October 2014 but closed during April 2015.
Antalya Kebab
Now with Tomboys
It's Official!
Tiger A Go-Go, located at the entrance to Soi Diamond, now officially announces its Tomboys.
The bar welcomes everyone, females and males, I was told.
already closed
Already closed
Zap On-Air opened as a Coyote Bar on June 26th, 2015, but was already closed on our Tour de Walking Street on July 3rd...
A small banner on the club's windows tells that the venue is searching Pole Dancers.
Should the venue reopen, you will read it here.
Eat insects
Hooty's Shaw Girls
Hooty's Shaw Girls, located to the left of Insomnia's clubs, closed down on June 30th, 2015. During June 2014 the club moved from its own rooms into the rooms of the former Roxy A Go-Go.
Swiss House closed
Swiss House closed
Swiss House, located on Soi Diamond, closed down and is on the block. The once popular Restaurant attracted Swiss Food Lovers and Expats from Switzerland during more the 12 years.
The Comeback of Fever?
A Comeback of Fever?
The Fever Discotheque on the second floor of the currently closed Fair Food Restaurant and Russian Café tries a comeback. It reopened on June 26th, 2015, and promises Party all Night.
During the opening night the venue tried to attract customers from the Indian subcontinent and from China.
Imagine A Go-Go moved
Imagine's management claims that it moved its A Go-Go Club from the second floor to What's Up A Go-Go on the first floor to prepare a Grand Opening...
Imagine A Go-Go moved
Family Mart closed
Family Mart closed
The well-known Family Mart at the entrance to Soi Diamond closed.
People are already speculating what will happen in the rooms. Will the popular Mini Market come back or not?
Nomore Apples
No Apples anymore at Tony's Fitness
Tony's Group closed Apple. The venue converted to Tony's Fitness.
Times change fast at Soho Square
Names change fast at Soho Square
Apelsin (Uzbek for Orange) closed. The venue features now Russian Girls and is called Mour A Mour (Uzbek for mouring). The former Deja Vu on the second floor is now announced as Spring Cat and is a Karaoke Bar.
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 July 2014) are parking cars and motorcycles on the wheelchair way. Pattaya's Officials urge the people not to be selfish...
Update: On October 21st Pattaya Deputy Juneor Ronnakit Aegasing paid a visit to the area and saw himself that irresponsible people are obstructing the stretch.
Therefore the lovely Deputy Juneor arranged a meeting for October 24th to discuss the matter...
Nothing than empty words from Pattaya's Officials!
Obviously the 3 million Baht weren't spend to help the Handicapped,
but to fill up someone's pocket...
Have No Name at Romphro Bar Complex, Jomtien
No Name and Have Name Bars at Rompho Bar Complex, Jomtien
Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
Pattaya's Professionals proudly present their Achievements
Thai Professionals are Perfectionists.
Nowhere in this World you can see this kind of Workmanship.
Since many years we publish photos from 'Pattaya's Cable Salad'. In the meantime it is known worldwide. Nevertheless nothing ever happened to improve the situation.
Not even after Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his crew from City Hall decided during a meeting that on Wednesday April 11, 2012, from 09:00 - 16.30 all sectors will have to check their cables. Unused cable have to be cut off. If a division has more than 10 cables, they must bundle the cables together into one big cable for reason of safety of the people and the traffic, the new regulation said.
We do not know if City Hall's workers simply ignore all orders from their boss or if Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome simply tells Blah-Blah to entertain the media.
Pattaya's Professionals proudly present their Achievements
Thai Professionals are Perfectionists.
Nowhere in this World you can see this kind of Workmanship.
Thailand's people like cleanliness
Your Guidebook tells shit: Thailand's people put cleanliness above all
Walking like Holy Cows on Pattaya Beach Road
More and more people from the Indian subcontinent are ignoring the sidewalks and are running like Holy Cows on Pattaya's Beach Road, Central Road and the City's Second Road, sometimes even in the middle of the streets.
Time runs different in Pattaya
Free of Charge: Pattaya offers two additional hours every day!
Now Open until 26:00
Baku, the beautiful Japanese Restaurant located on Pattaya's ailing City Walk, uses Pattaya to introduce the new 26-hour time to extend the city's nightlife.
It accepts orders until 25:30 and is therefore open until 26:00.
Silly PitPit is running from watchshop to watchshop searching for an improved iWatch supporting the new time...
Time runs different in Pattaya
BigC Promotion
Buy now! For a limited time we sell this product for 155 Baht instead of 145 Baht
BigC Promotion
Buy now! For a limited time we sell this product for 155 Baht instead of 129 Baht
At BigC's counter you pay 115 Baht only for this Ovaltine 3in1 bag.
Back to School!
Thailand's shrinking IQ already hurts Pattaya:
Seen at Tesco/Lotus (North Pattaya) on July 5th, 2015: 75 - 57 = 20!
Thailand's new Bicycle Paths
Thailand's traffic signs are STREETART - meaningless and made to be ignored
Bangkok Post reports that ignorant motorists park their vehicles on Chiang Mai's bicycle lanes to enjoy their picnic. In Bangkok garbage bags are blocking bicycle lanes.
Thailand's motorists still think they are the Kings of the Roads and don't have to take care of other people.
Nevertheless, almost all these Rowdies claim to be Buddhists.
Open 24 hours/day
When you need our service we are closed but otherwise we are open 24 hours/day
Fiction versus Reality
Thaiways (Vol. 32 No. 5 Page 108):
Central Pattaya is the most popular beach with its brown sandy beach.
Fiction versus Reality
Thaiways (Vol. 32 No. 5 Page 124) Kaytje writes:
In Pattaya you will enjoy relaxing on its beautiful beaches.
This Month
Rompho 24 Resort
The Kiss Naklua Rd.
Area 51 Sports Bar
ZAP On-Air Walking St.
Name Change:
Big Event:
For more information
click June 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.
More Information
July - 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 has built a network that can access as much as 75% of all U.S. Web traffic. With the help of Great Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), they control whole of Europe too.
Attack is the best form of defense
Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information.
She claims that China is trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America.
It seems that the arrogant lady forget that America's Gangsters from the NSA are hacking whole the world, including China.
Please click here to read the report published by BBC.
The Gangsters from the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the last three French presidents too!
Please click here to read the report published by The Guardian.
It's time to catch this criminals and their Bosses!
New Zealand supports the Criminals from NSA
Documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden show that New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) spies on Vietnam, China, India, Pakistan, South American nations and a range of other countries to help fill gaps in worldwide surveillance operations by the United States National Security Agency (NSA).
Please click here to read the report published by New Zealand Herald News and The Intercept.
Germany's Bundes Nachrichten Dienst (BND) supported the Criminals from NSA
Germnany's Bundes Nachrichten Dienst (BND) supported the Criminals from NSA during many years and spied European politicians and corporations for the NSA Gangsters.
Please click here to read the report published by The Guardian.
NSA mass phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal
The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful.
Let's hope this ruling opens the door to 'free' Edward Snowden and to bring the Gangsters from NSA behind bars.
Please click here to read the report published by The Guardian.
SIM Cards hacked
The Criminals from The National Security Agency (NSA) and Great Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards to get the encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe.
Click here to read the report published by The Intercept
France a step closer to a surveillance state
France's Constitutional Council approved a law giving state intelligence services a lot more scope.
Under the new law, surveillance agencies will be able to use so-called IMSI Catcher, spy devices that record all types of telephone, Internet or text-messaging conversations in an area.
They will also be able to bug suspects' flats with microphones and cameras and add keyloggers to their computers to track every keystroke.
The agencies will surveill President Francois Hollande private love-life first
Let's hope the agencies will surveill President Francois Hollande's private but controversial love-life first.
NSA chief Admiral Michael Rogers declined to comment on the latest reports that the NSA implanted spyware on commercially made hard drives, and that it worked with British intelligence to hack into the world's biggest maker of SIM cards to be able to access mobile communications.
Disolve the EU!
Disolve the European Union! It's nothing else than a gigantic Mafia Organisation wasting the Taxpayers money.
Disolve the EU!
The bureaucrats in the European Union are supporting Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta, Bayer Crop Science and KWS and endanger with their regulations the biodiversity of our foods, plants and animals.
Stop these idiots, before it's too late!
Disolve the
European Union!
Global Warming
Global Warming:
It's a Myth!
Nature isn't predictable
Ice Age comes back
Renowned Scientists are predicting a new Ice Age.
Please read the report published by Great Britain's Royal Astronomical Society.
Global Warming a Myth?
Avoid Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles use batteries and batteries are not only a threat to our planet during manufacturing, the 'Recycling' of batteries is still an unsolved problem in most countries.
Don't use Solar Cells
Nature destroyed by solar cells
Nature destroyed by Solar Cells - Please click for a larger picture
Solar Cells are a threat to our planet:
The higher the efficiency of a Solar Cell the more Cadmium it contains.
Cadmium is banned from most products in almost all countries, but it can be used without restrictions in Solar Cells. Who controls the 'Recycling' of Solar Cells?
No Nuke Please!
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Fukushima!
Never use a technology you do not master 100%!
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
Leica Logo
The 'new' Leica M3
Spike from Pattaya Days present his Leica M3 and the story that surround it.
Read Spike's story and share his enthusiasm for a camera of excellent craftsmanship.
Apple and Microsoft are struggling
Current sales of iPad, iPhones and Nokia Phones are well below expectations. The products are simply to expensive. Most customers discovered that they can get the same result with a lot cheaper products.
We recommend Microsoft to enter the soft drink market and launch healthy Apple drinks - before Google or the Coca Cola Company discovers the market or Apple starts selling overpriced iApple drinks.
No other juicy fruit is healthier than an apple.
My mother is the best promoter of that claim:
She reached 92-year. Her prefered food was Schnitzel, French Fries, some kind of Satad and all kind of Sweets. She rejected to eat any vegetables but insisted to drink an Apple Juice/day.
Analog Pleasure
Spike from Pattaya Days claims that using an analog camera without menus, battery, and options other than allowing you to set focus, exposure and shutter speed gives a lot more pleasure than using one of these sophisticated digital cameras.
A successful insertion of a film cartridge obviously already produces indescribable joy and an increased adrenalin level.
Read Spike's story and enjoy his pictures!
Samsung closes another Thai Plant
Samsung closes its hard-disk-motor plant in Korat and lays off 1'400 people because of low orders, the company claims.
During March 2015 Samsung already moved the production of television sets to Vietnam.
Thailand's former Labor Minister Phaithoon Kaeothong told the press on August 27th, 2009, that the output by one Singaporean is equal to that of eight Thai workers.
Exodus starts
Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguan but is ramping up production at its plant in Hanoi (Vietnam) because of the low production costs available in this country.
LG Electronics may close down its Shanghai-based production lines following a decline in profits and increased labor costs at the facilities.
Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing group, is planning its expansion in India, building up to 12 new factories and employing as many as 1 million workers by 2020 as it battles rising wage costs and labor disputes in mainland China.
Foxconn is China's biggest private-sector employer and is best known as the largest global contract manufacturer of Apple's iPhone and iPad devices.
New iPhones
Apple prepares the launch of two new iPhones. They will reach the shelves during the fourth quarter.
NightWalker's Technology News
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 Juneor Itthiphol Khunplome told Bangkok Post on March 26th, 2015:
Avoid Pattaya's Islands
The boats are overloaded, don't provide lifevests for all passengers, are badly maintaited and aren't covered by adequate insurance policies.
Pattaya's lazy and allegedly corrupt Officials promised to check owners, personnel and boats regularly, but they don't.
Avoid mosquitoes, they spread the Dengue Fever
Date-rape drug warning
According to Pattaya Police, it is common in this resort that foreign tourists get drugged and robbed in their hotel rooms, apartments or houses by prostitutes or ladyboys.
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs on Pattaya's Beach Promenade
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Necklace Snatch
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
Between 30 to 50 snatching valuables cases are reported to Pattaya's Police every single month.
Pattaya has Rooms
2015 Year of the Sheep
Dangerous Kiss
One single kiss could pass on 80 million bacteria, therefore less than half of all cultures actually do kissing.
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