Pattaya News Flash - The Source
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March 2015
Click here to read our February 2015 News.
Pattaya Music Festival
Pattaya Music Festival 2015
The General doesn't know the Law
Lt Gen Kampanat Ruddit, the front man for the First Army Region, handed over a sunshade with the message Never say no to passengers on March 13th to 100 Taxi Drivers in Bangkok and urged them to put it on a window to show the people their support of the campaign.
The General obviously doesn't know the law:
For the safety of passengers Thailand's law does not allow taxis to put sunshades over windows.
Lt Gen Kampanat Ruddit was handpicked by the Junta Leader to help him run the country and to return happiness to the people...
Stupidity never dies.
Be Alert
The Leader of Thailand's Military Junta tries to gain absolut power.
Niran Pitakwatchara, commissioner of the National Human Rights Organisation, warns, but the General's friends from Bangkok's Elite are supporting the ruler.
Please read the report published by The Nation.
Bangkok Post explains the dictatorial law.
Price Hike
Since Friday March 27th Cigarettes, Beer and Liquor cost more.
Producers and importers have to pay an additional 2% to the Government for a new sports tax.
The new sports tax comes on top of the excise tax and contributions to two other funds: 3 billion Baht a year goes to the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and another 2 billion Baht to ThaiPBS, a public TV operator modelled after UK's BBC.
The 2% sports tax is calculated from the excise tax the companies have to pay each year.
According to calculations the sports tax will stand at about 3 billion Baht a year.
As a result cigarettes will cost about 1 Baht more, for a can of beer you have to pay between 1 and 2 Baht and for a bottle of cheap 100 Baht liquor about 2 Baht more.
We couldn't find the word wine in the new regulation...
TiT (This is Thailand).
But that's not the end: Thailand's Education Ministry is pushing another new fund to promote learning quality.
The Education Ministry asks for a 1.5% (education) tax or something in between 2-3 billion Baht a year...
Thai Vegetables still Contaminated
The Thai Pesticide Alert Network (Thai-PAN) tested vegetables randomly collected from Tesco Lotus, Big C, Makro and fresh markets.
The samples showed that many of the vegetables sold in Thailand are still contaminated with chemical residue exceeding the maximum residue limits (MRLs) recommended by the Public Health Ministry, but cabbage were found to be chemical-free.
Japan freezes the number of Thai airlines flights
Japan had banned all airlines registered in Thailand from increasing the number of flights or changing destinations or aircraft types.
It's a premature reaction to air safety issues.
Japanese authorities rejected plans by Thai-registered airlines to increase their services to meet the high demand for seats over the Songkran festival period in April.
Japan's CAB has responded to the International Civil Aviation Organisation's concern expressed on March 2nd about the standard of air safety certification in Thailand.
According to the ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has issued certificates for 41 airlines.
Representatives of the ICAO, an UN organisation, audited the DCA's air-safety standards from January 19th to January 30th, 2015, and expressed serious safety concerns.
Update #1 (March 27th):
South Korea joined Japan and banned new charter and scheduled flights operated by Thai-registered airlines.
Update #2 (March 30th):
Instead of punishing or sacking the responsible lazy and/or corrupt Officials, Thailand is pressing on the heartstrings, is threatening with higher fares and blames the previous Governments by claiming that the issue has gone untouched for decades and no previous governments have ever regarded it as an important matter.
Problems have been piling up over time and their impacts on aviation safety standards have only recently been documented, the Junta's Transport Minister Prajin Juntong said.
To underline the competence of the people involved, Charoen Wangananont, the vice-president of the Thai Travel Agents Association, said that Japan's decision prompted travel agencies to raise tour package prices for those countries by 20% from the current level.
Prices of short tour packages to Japan are likely to soar to almost 40'000 Baht a person from the 20'000 Baht widely offered in the past two weeks, he claims...
The mathematical geniuses probably had a window seat during his school days.
Update #3 (March 30th):
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rejected a corrective action plan submitted by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
Update #4 (March 30th):
Thailand's Transport Minister Prajin Juntong announces Special Measures eyed to pre-empt foreign airline bans.
Update #5 (March 30th):
China is now banning new Thai-registered flights. Singapore is imposing strict inspections, expressing significant safety concerns.
The Future of Pattaya
Please read what the ambitious Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome told Bankok Post about The Future of Pattaya.
Do you eat Fish from Slaves?
Please read Fish from Slaves published by Bangkok Post.
Months ago, when the EU published a report about the scheming in Thailand's fishing industry, both CP and Thailand's Military Junta denied all allegations.
Now you have the proof!
Must read to understand Thailand
Thailand's best known Comedian
Lime Comedian
Junta Leader leads
Thailand with simple words and outbursts of fury...
If you don't like to pay the high-price for limes grow them yourself, Thailand's Dictator recommends.
Bangkok Post reports how Junta Leader Prayuth Chan-ocha tries to lead the country.
He even believes that his management style is 99.99% democratic.
Be aware of
Dating Sites!
Khaosod english published a report that shows how - and possibly other Dating Sites - are working with fake profiles of (Thai) women.
Who can guarantee that you are chatting with the pictured lady?
It's so easy to cheat you on the internet...
Slow Loris Walking Street and in front of Pattaya's CentralFestival
Slow Loris are back at Pattaya's CentralFestival
Pattaya Police:
Nothing than Bla Bla
On February 20th, 2015, Pattaya Police told the press 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.
Since a few days the Slow Loris are back at the 2nd Road's entry to CentralFestival, Pattaya's premium shopping complex owned by CPN.
Slow Loris have to pose for photos on Walking Street too, usually at the entry to the La Notte Pub and Restaurant, but Pattaya Police close the eyes.
Pattaya One: Gone with the Wind
Pattaya One:
Gone with the Wind
During the last weekend Pattaya One, one of this city best known (english) crime-reporting websites, tried to update its CMS (Content Management System) and failed.
As a result the website displays the message pictured above since many days.
It's not the first time a new version of a CMS collapse:
After a recent update Bangkok Post's mobile pages didn't work correctly for about one month.
The Nation's site is fully loaded with Pop-Up windows. On many smartphones you can't close them. As a result you can't read their publication.
But incidents like that are not restricted to South East Asia alone:
After its latest update, Switzerland's second largest Newspaper, known as Tages-Anzeiger, displays since many weeks a white and empty page only on all smartphones not running on Android's latest versions...
CMS programs are popular among NEWS publishers, but we don't like them.
They not only produce unnecessary spaghetti-code: Testing the generated HTML codes with an appropriate source code analysis tool shows that the codes from almost all CMS' are full of programming errors.
Update (March 22nd, 2015):
Since midnight the updated website is accessible again, but slow as ever.
Despite a completely new design no improvement in performance.
Vorakit Construction again in the News
Vorakit Construction Co., Ltd., the firm responsible for the construction of Pattaya's controversial Waterfront Suites & Residence on Bali Hai as well as Mike's Place, a new 287-room hotel on Soi Phettrakun behind North Pattaya's Big C Shopping Center, is in the news again.
After three interracial brawls between Myanman and Cambodian workers happened at the company's camp in less than a week, Chonburi Police searched the make-shift houses of about 1'000 migrant workers and asked them to show their work permits.
Police detained more than 100 males and females from Cambodian and Myanmar after they failed to present the documents.
According to a Police report some illegal workers ran into a nearby bush to avoid arrest.
TiP (This is Pattaya)!
Pattaya Motorcycle Taxi Driver knocks out Tourist in Pattaya!
A South Korean tourist who refused to pay his fare and provoked a fight with the driver, was knocked out by the motorcycle taxi driver.
Click here and check the video.
We warn our readers since many years to refrain arguing with Thais. It's simply too dangerous.
Thais lose the control of their behavior very fast.
Junta Leader doesn't wear a crash helmet
Don't copy!
It's simply stupid!!
Pictures going viral on Thailand's media showing Military Junta Leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha driving a Honda CBR motorcycle without helmet.
According to Thailand's law, everybody driving a Motorcycle has to wear a crash helmet.
The picture shows the world that Thailand's Elite even ignore their very own laws...
Last month Dr.Iain Corness from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya claimed in a newsletter if you've got a $10 head, wear a $10 helmet!
Air Pollution Warning
Thailand's Pollution Control Department reported yesterday that nine air-quality monitoring stations in northern provinces found that the volume of particulate matter with a maximum diameter of 10 microns (PM10) had risen over the safe level of 120 micrograms per cubic metre of air due to uncontrolled burns and wild fires.
The highest recorded figure so far is an alarming 254 micrograms in Lampang, while its has also risen above a safe level in Lamphun (214), Phrae (209), Chiang Mai (176) and Tak (130).
The air pollution is a chronic problem in the northern region.
Every year in the dry season, farmers burn fields to clear land, creating a huge amount of smog and dust.
Please read You Risk your Health in Pattaya too!
Free meals to traffic violators
A food vendor in Nakhon Ratchasima gives free meals to traffic violators.
I merely have sympathy for people who were forced to pay fines for traffic law violations, the food vendor said.
Click here to read the report published by Khaosod English.
Phone Scam
Responding to pressure from National Reform Council's (NRC) consumer protection committee, mobile phone operators in January agreed to charge clients per second of airtime used, instead of charging by the minute.
According to Thailand's Military Junta the change should reduce the overall cost to phone users.
The contrary happened: The new per-second phone packages from AIS, Dtac and True Move cost clients more.
TiT (This is Thailand).
For more information, please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Don't invest in Thailand
A Court in Phuket voids 'secured' foreigner leases.
Hurry to read the report published by Bangkok Post, before you sign an illegal contract!
Thailand's Exports in the Doldrums
Since Thailand's Military Junta staged its coup, Thailand's exports are in the doldrums.
Read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Thailand's Junta Intimidates its Opponents
Nepotism in Thailand
57 of the 220 National Legislative Assembly (NLA) members have appointed family members and/or relatives as personal aides.
And because they paid from public funds, one member of the NLA appointed his wife three times to different positions...
General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Junta Leader, is their shining example: He hand-picked his Ministers among his trusted friends, companions and pioneers.
Police News
Pattaya Policeman kills Motorcycle Driver
While returning from a party of classmates Pol Sr Sgt Maj Somyot Champahom allegedly ran a red traffic light in Pattaya in the early hours of Sunday and killed a 42-year old motorcycle driver in the middle of Chaiyapruek intersection on Sukhumvit Road.
A 39-year old man who witnessed the incident, told police that he saw the officer's speeding car run the red traffic light and crash head-on with the motorcycle in the opposite lane.
The officer insists he had not driven through a red light but was detained for an alcohol test.
Pattaya soon without Police?
The Nakhon Ratchasima police chief and the Muang police chief have been abruptly shunted to inactive posts for using checkpoints soley to collect traffic fines instead of ensuring public safety as ordered.
Police Region 3 commander Pisan Julladilok claims that Ratchasima police chief Thakul Nattheesri and Muang district police chief Pathiyut Singsomroj were found to have focused mainly on setting up police checkpoints to fine motorists and collect more money, which was contrary to his instructions.
From traffic fines Police men get a share of.
Update: Pol Maj Gen Suwan Ekpho, commander of Buri Ram Police, ordered all Police Stations in his province to get permission before setting up any checkpoints.
Officers have to focus on public safety instead of enriching themselves through traffic fines, he told his men.
With commanders as Police Region 3 or Buri Ram, Pattaya would be without Police very soon...
But, as you and I know, Pattaya is different:
Nothing similar happened until today at Pattaya's money making Police Stations.
Most people working in Pattaya are here to make money - not friends.
Japanese Mafia Suspect Arrested in Pattaya
Royal Thai Police arrested a top member of a Japanese crime syndicate at JW Condominium in Central Pattaya.
Click here to read the report published by Khaosod English.
Don't trust Pattaya Police
A Pattaya Traffic Police Volunteer tried to plant drugs on Pattaya Reporter.
Click here to read the report published by Pattaya One and Pattaya Daily News.
It seems to be a common practice with Pattaya Police to silence inconvenient people or to extort money from them.
Please read our report how Pattaya's Police planted Drugs at Sharky's Condo and the reaction of Police Colonel Supatee Boonkrong, a Deputy Commander of Chonburi Provincial Police and a former Pattaya Police Chief, when the media reported about the scandal.
Raid on Influential People
Four people had to die until Police take action and arrest influential figures in 80 locations, some of them even Village Chiefs (in Thai known as Kamnan).
Click here to read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Thailand's Police Intimidate Innocent People
In your country everybody is innocent until proven otherwise.
Obviously not so in Thailand.
Please read the report how Thailand's Police intimidate innocent people.
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
Pattaya News Flash March 2015 - The Source
NightWalker's News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
According to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), tourism in Pattaya actually declined less than 5 percent during the first three quarters of 2014.
We interviewed bar and shop owners, hotel representants and street vendors. They all claim that 2014 was the worst year they ever had in Pattaya.
Walk around, in almost every street in Pattaya and in all shopping centers in this city you can see empty shops and market stalls. They tell the real story.
A shop owner told me that TAT's numbers must contain a lot of ghosts and/or other invisible creatures.
Another one told me that the published numbers are the best joke he ever heard so far...
March 24th, 2015:
Parts of Bangkok, Hua Hin and Pattaya under Water
Pattaya under Water
Driving in Pattaya
Pattaya under Water
Driving in Pattaya
Pattaya under Water
Driving in Pattaya
Pattaya under Water
D(r)iving in Pattaya
Pattaya under Water
Diving in Pattaya
Pattaya under Water
Driving in Pattaya
Bangkok under Water
Driving in Bangkok
Bangkok under Water
Driving in Bangkok
Floods are Fun in Bangkok
Hua Hin under Water
Driving in Hua Hin
More rain announced for the next few days.
Thailand's Military Junta Leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said:
The Interior Ministry has been told to take care of the flood problem in provinces, and the NCPO and soldiers ordered to be prepared to provide assistance when needed. I don't understand why flooding still occurs...
Bangkok's Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra answers:
Bangkok is a river city and we have to deal with floods from time to time. Go and live in the mountains if you want to be free of floods...
Two hours of heavy Rain destroyed Pattaya Beach
Hua Hin under Water
3 km of Beach completely destroyed
We urge Pattaya City Hall to stop the announced 430-million Baht refilling of Pattaya Beach. First the City has to redevelop the Promenade. Otherwise it's a gigantic waste of money.
Moreover, taxpayers should sue the responsible people for the bungling construction of Pattaya's Beach Promenade.
Hua Hin under Water
Tourists claimed that in all that years they visited Pattaya they never saw such a disaster. Obviously the 'old' Beach Promenade prevented the water to enter the beach and to wash away the sand, they told us.
Pattaya's infrastructure is getting worse every year, some of them added.
But Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome told Bangkok Post:
To be continued
The Water Splashing Festival happens in Pattaya from April 13th until April 19th, 2015.
Leave the City or enjoy the cold, dirty and sometimes dangerous water streams.
You won't believe how stupid Pattaya Tourist Police are
Walking Street Tout
Walking Street Tout
Pattaya Tourist Police arrest some flower vendors but let the annoyng sex touts unmolested!
On March 9th, 2015, Walking Street's Tourist Police arrested a few Street Vendors selling flowers on Pattaya's Walking Street, but the obviously stupid security forces completely ignored the several dozens touts annoying Pattaya's Tourist every few meters with their praise of some sex show etablisements.
Since many months the sex touts start their troublemaking just a few meters in front of Pattaya's ignorant Tourist Police...
Walking Street Tout
Walking Street Tout
Pattaya's ignorant Tourist Police are responsible for Pattaya's bad image in this world - not the City's visitors.
But Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome told Bangkok Post:
Our contributor provided us with a wealth of information.
Therefore we decide to publish his report next month only.
Please come back.
The report will tell you why a lot of Expats leave Pattaya - and Thailand - and settle down in Cambodia.
Interviews our contributor made with Expats tell that not one single Expat regrets his decision to leave the (former) Land of Smiles...
Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
Tourist Buses in Pattaya
Chinese Tourists Boom threatens the Health of Pattaya's Residents
Thailand, as well as Pattaya. are glad to welcome Tourists from China. They spend a lot of money to some people and organisations and therefore our authorities obviously are overlooking the largest problem the Chinese Tourist boom creates.
Tourists Buses disperse Particulates
Chinese Tourists travel by buses, diesel fueled vehicles mainly manufactured in China.
Sun Long and King Long are the most popular brands here in Thailand. China exports almost every year about 700 of these buses to Thailand. And they not only congest many streets in Pattaya, they pollute the air.
The buses disperse Particulates and Russ Particle into your eyes, nose and mouth.
Thus affect the health not only of other road users but also all residents in the area.
On some days Pattaya has conditions as Beijing or London.
Thailand has a law that regulates air pollution, but as most laws in this country, this one too is not even worth the paper on which it is written.
Particulates on your Finger
Particulates under a Microscope
Particulates in your Body
On some days its hard to breath on Pattaya's Third Road, on Soi Phettrakun or anywhere else in this City.
Simply Bla Bla: During his election campaign Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome promised to keep the Tourist Buses out of the city. The contrary happened. He's a chatterbox.
Update (March 13th, 2015):
Chinese Tourist Buses not only threaten the health of Thailand's residents, Chinese visitors are breaching Thai taboos en masse.
Please click here to read the report published by Khaosod English.
Maya Bay Phi Phi Island
The Chinese Tourist Boom brings not only increasing problems to Pattaya, the pictorest Maya Bay on Phuket's Phi Phi Island face similar problems...
Maya Bay Phi Phi Island
If Thai Tour Companies smell money they don't take care of the environment...
Maya Bay Phi Phi Island
The Island's monkeys fear the worst
But Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome told Bangkok Post:
Fiction and Reality at Mike Shopping Mall
Since many months Mike Shopping Mall advertises its IT-Zone on the 4th floor of the shopping complex.
Fiction and Reality at Mike Shopping Mall
Fiction and Reality at Mike Shopping Mall
That's what you encounter if you climb the mall's 4th floor! An almost empty area...
Fiction and Reality at Mike Shopping Mall
Mike Shopping Mall's entrance on Pattaya's 2nd Road: An eyesore since about 25 years.
Vespa Pattaya
Vespa Pattaya, managed by Mityon, located on Pattaya's 3rd Road
Ducati Pattaya
Ducati Pattaya, located on Central Road
Route 66, Harley Davidson Pattaya
Route 66, Harley Davidson Pattaya, located just across from Ducati
Roadrunner Pattaya
Roadrunner Pattaya at Welcome Town, off Central Road, sells High Class Bikes
One's Bike, Beach Road Pattaya
One's Bike, Beach Road Pattaya, sells Harleys and other expensive motorcycles
X-Speed, managed by Mityon, sells accessoires to enhance your motorcycle(s)...
Body and Soul
Siamese Hotel
The back of the new hotel
As soon as the new hotel near Naklua's Soi Photisarn was completed the neighbouring lands got cleaned. During the coming months the area around the Siamese Hotel will change its face dramatically.
Siamese Hotel
Siamese Hotel Front, left
Siamese Hotel
Siamese Hotel Front, right
Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
Healthy Product
Yogurt is a healthy product. It contains a lot of Proteins.
Accidently, the shelves in Pattaya are full of Low Fat, 0% or No Fat Yogurts.
As most other Low Fat or No Fat products on the market, the fat is replaced by sugar, mainly extracted from corn.
If this kind of food is healthy, then Coke, Pepsi, Fanta and Mirinda are a boon for our body.
Imagine, a typical low-fat Yogurt contains five teaspoons of sugar!
Don't buy them, tell your dealer that you want the ordinary Yogurt back on the shelf!
Don't believe in Cholesterol warnings: You and your Doctor got cheated by the U.S Government and the Industries for many years about the danger of Cholesterol.
Read the reports published by Diet234, Legal Insurrection, VERA Files and Scientific American about the Cholesterol scam.
Unilever (Becel), Pfizer (Lipitor) as well as others made a fortune with the unscientific information they published about Cholesterol.
Unfortunately poised to continue
Roof Garden Inn
Roof Garden Inn closed
Roof Garden Inn, a nice and cosy Boutique Hotel located on 144/70 Tappraya Road, closed. The building is on the block.
Poised to continue
Russian Disco Bar opened
Russian Disco Bar opened
A Russian Standard Disco Bar opened on Naklua Road, just after the Loma Roundabout, and to the left of Best Supermarket's new Best Seat Restaurant.
German Garden
German Garden on the Block
German Garden, a well known meeting point with expats from Germany, Austria and Switzerland located on Naklua's Soi 12, is on the block.
As the picture shows, the venue is well 'protected' by Pattaya's popular power cables. According to Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome's Officials from City Hall the cable-salad should be history since April 11th, 2012, but TiP (This is Pattaya).
Poised to continue
Zico closed
Zico closed
Zico, Pattaya's one and only CHURRASCARIA located on the Beach Front of CentralFestival, the City's Premium Shopping Center, had to close.
I was told that Businesses in Pattaya can't survive with Tourists from China only.
Parkhaus opened
Parkhaus opened
City Hall opened the fully automated parking garage on Bali Hai for testing.
From March 16th to March 23rd parking is free from 08:00 until 18:00, but parking is restricted to vehicles not exceeding 2.3 Tons in total weight, 190cm in width, 520cm in length and 190cm in height. Ground Clearance has to be 13cm or more.
City Hall didn't announce if the parked vehicles are insured in case of an incorrect functioning of the automatic parking lift(s).
In 2008 Pattaya officials allocated about 738 million Baht to built the car parking facility. According to Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome City Hall a privat company will run the parking garage, supported by professionals from (South) Korea.
From April 1st, a company called MP Meg Co. Ltd. will run the parking garage. It can hold up to 400 cars. Parking fee will be 30 Baht/hour. The operator has to pay a rent of 350'000 Baht/month to Pattaya City Hall.
Happy Parking!
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome's stupid parking garage project was completed in 2013, but City Hall was unable to find a private company to run it.
Let's hope Pattaya's drivers ingore the garage and force the City to demolish the building and to restore the once popular green oasis in front of Bali Hai Pier...
Bee Bar Soi 6 Pattaya
Soi 6
Bee Bar, the venue across the now closed Soi 6 Corner Bar, was closed too during our Tour de Pattaya on March 2nd, 2015, but was open again on our tour on March 6th.
As indicated last month by NightWalker, Lek's Classroom A Go-Go as well as its Honey Pot, both located on Pattaya's Soi 2, closed on March 1st, 2015. Many of its dancers can be found at the new Lek A Go-Go on Pattaya's Second Road, just across from Alacazar's Showcase.
Pattaya Beauty Mall
Beauty Mall
Just in the case that your darling needs some refurbishment, there is now a Pattaya Beauty Mall on Pattaya's South Road at the entry to South Road's Soi 3 or about 200 meters in front of South Pattaya's Big C Jumbo.
Poised to continue
WannaDo closed
WannaDo closed
WannaDo, a small Bar & Guesthouse that opened during December 2014 and replaced the former 3 Som Bar, closed and is on the block.
for sale
for sale
New A Go-Go
New A Go-Go without DJ and Mamasan
Kaos opened
Kaos, Pattaya's latest A Go-Go Club opened on March 5th, 2015, on Soi LK Metro. It's located in the rooms of the former Mai Lu Si Bar, just across the Billabong Hotel & Bar.
Kaos was announced to be Pattaya's first A Go-Go Club working without Mamasan and without Discjockey.
Let's hope it works.
It would be a great achievement.
Please read the original report published by Khaosod English.
Since March 1st, 2015, Malibu A Go-Go is closed.
Rumours have it that Champagne A Go-Go and Malibu A Go-Go will be merged into one single (gigantic) A Go-Go Club...
Malibu A Go-Go opened on August 15th, 2014, as an extension of the already popular Champagne A Go-Go Club.
Poised to continue
Eclipse A Go-Go to open soon
Eclipse A Go-Go opened
Eclipse A Go-Go opened
Eclipse A Go-Go opened on March 27th in the rooms of the failed [Hades] Coyote Club.
A real and total solar eclipse will affect South-East Asia, North-Eastern Australia and the Pacific on March 8th, 2016. It will start at the island of Sumatra.
Bangkok will face a partial solar eclipse on March 9th, 2016, at about 07:33. It will start at 06:39 and will end at 08:33.
I was told that tour operators are already organising trips to coincide with this four-minute-long event...
Go-Go events at Walking Street's Eclipse will last a lot longer.
Diamond A Go-Go closed
Diamond A Go-Go closed
Diamond A Go-Go on Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, closed.
A paper on its door says, that debts can be collected at Casino Nightclub, also located on Soi Diamond.
Fever reopened
Fever reopened - and closed again
Fever Discotheque, located at the Fair Food Restaurant near the Southern end of Walking Street, surprisingly was open on March 12th, but on Saturday March 14th, the door was closed again.
The disco first opened on October 11th, 2014, and tried to attract visitors until February 17th, 2015. Since then, the venue opened sporadically only...
Ankor Indian Club
Bollywood Disco
Hallo India
To compensate the losses from the missing Tourists from Russia, Tony's Entertainment Complex reintroduced its Ankor Disco as an Indian Club, LimaLima opened a Bollywood Disco.
Tiger A Go-Go in the dark
Tiger A Go-Go in the dark
Tiger A Go-Go, located just in front of the entry to Soi Diamond, closed its door again. It seems that its management decided to run the venue during Pattaya's 'high season' only.
Last year the club re-opened on December 5th after being closed down during the second week of June, 2014.
This time the Tiger roared very briefly.
It had a very short 'high season'...
Pe Pe closed
Pe Pé left Covent Garden
Pe Pé A Go-Go, located on Soi 16's Covent Garden, closed definitely on March 3rd.
Covent Garden as well as Soho Square, both off Walking Street, obviously aren't places to start prosperous businesses.
Al Porto
Al Porto closed
Al Porto, the Italian Restaurant at the Southern End of Walking Street, also known as Bali Hai Plaza, closed for renovation, a slate at the entry to the restaurant tells. The restaurant opened during May 2012.
Poised to continue
Confucius claims:
Thailand's Money Maker
Your Girlfriend is just the Tip of the Iceberg!
Thailand's household debt is likely to hit a record high of 90% of GDP this year - excluding debts owed to loan sharks.
Including debts owed to loan sharks, the leverage ratio could already be above 100%, indicating that Thailand's households are on the verge of collapse, said Piyabutr Cholvijarn, director of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Piyabutr warns that household indebtedness could cause a greater meltdown than the 1997 financial crisis.
Look around Pattaya, Phuket, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Bangkok or anywhere upcountry and you will agree that students, farmers and blue-collar workers are the main groups that are at risk of high debt accumulation.
Thailand's citizens simply live beyond their means - nationwide.
Loan sharks are illegal in Thailand. Nevertheless, they distribute their name cards several times a year all over Thailand - mostly unmolested by Thailand's authorities. In many parts of this country loan sharks are 'honorable' and/or 'influential' members in their communities.
Traffic Regulations in Pattaya
As a result of the work for a tunnel on Sukhumvit Road Pattaya Police ordered a lot of traffic diversions around the city, as this one on Pattaya's Central Road.
Thailand - according to a translation the Land of the Free - is governed under Martial Law imposed by a self-appointed Military Junta on May 22nd, 2014.
Critics of the Junta, whether by words or gestures, are arrested by the police or the military and are awaiting a re-education.
Hopeless cases are prosecuted and sent to prison for up to 15 years under an over 100-year old Lèse-majesté law.
The Junta Leader ordered his hand-picked Government to set up a Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) to rewrite Thailand's Constitution.
In the meantime the members of the former (legally elected) Government, who tried to rewrite part of the Constitution, have to be punished by a Court for their attempt to rewrite the Charter. They wanted to cut back the power of Thailand's Army and Bangkok's Elite as provided by the former Constitution.
Just after the coup, the Junta Leader suspended Thailand's Constitution with the exception of Section 2. It says: Thailand adopts a democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State.
The Junta's new Constitution will allow an unelected Prime Minister as well as a Senate that will be indirectly elected from pools of candidates nominated by ex-politicians, the National People's Assembly and other groups to cement the Power of Bangkok's so called Elite and Thailand's Military.
Neverteless, Thais enjoy their freedom their very own way:
They interpret the laws in their work and their driving habits in a very personal way...
Traffic Regulations in Pattaya
Useless Traffic Regulations in Pattaya:
Red - but not for me...
Security Regulations in Pattaya
Useless Security Regulations in Pattaya:
Professional installation in Public area.
Traffic Regulations in Pattaya
It's forbidden to enter Central Road, but if there isn't any Police Thai drivers don't care
Update (March 2nd, 2015):
Barriers removed
On March 2nd, 2015, our highly educated - but still stupid - authorities removed the much criticised and questionable barriers in Pattaya's Central Road, but only part of the life-threatening electro installation.
Poised to continue
Pattaya's unused Bus Stops
March 5th, 2015: Pattaya Police remove Cars from never used Bus Stops.
On January 8th, 2014, Chonburi's Province Governor officially opened 17 pick-up and drop-off zones for Baht Buses along Pattaya's Beach Road. The driver's from Pattaya's influential Baht Bus Cooperative ignore the Bus Stops since the launch.
Nevertheless our Police regularly remove cars and motorcycles parked in the designed areas, but ignore the cars and motorcycles parked on Pattaya's 3-million wheelchair path on Soi Phaniatchang since June 2014.
The wheelchair path is used daily by the about 850 students from the Soi's Redemptorist Vocational School, but Pattaya's Police don't care...
Update March 2nd, 2015:
We just learned that Chonburi Governor Khomsan Ekachai ordered Pattaya Police and City Officials to clear the (absolutely unnecessary) Bus Stops.
We urge the obviously powerful Governor to tell the Police to clean up Soi Phaniatchang's wheelchair path for the sake of Pattaya's Handycapped.
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
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...
Toy seller
The dog defends his Toys but still doesn't know how to use the Calculator
Waterfront too...
March 2nd, 2015, starts with some rain and provides an unwanted Waterfront to many businesses in this City...
20 Minutes of Rain
According to national TV stations it needed just 20 minutes of rain to flood Pattaya's Beach Road. The water than swapped over Pattaya's new Beach Promenade and washed hundreds of kilos sand into the sea. The old Promenade never made problems like this.
It seems that a bunch of blockheads made the project, the design and the construction of the new promenade. Obviously they never use their brains during working hours.
20 Minutes of Rain
Last month Pattaya's media reported that 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.
20 Minutes of Rain
Nevertheless, after the about 20 minutes of rain on March 2nd, City Hall installed the pumps again near the entry to Walking Street and opposite Soi 6. Obviously to use the high pressure of the pumps to flood the sand as fast as possible back into the sea...
20 Minutes of Rain
After every Rainfall: Ready to restore the beach.
Same procedure as on Pattaya's streets: A hole is filled up everytime it appears.
Obviously nobody asks why it happens.
March 26th, 2015: The latest innovation from Pattaya's Professionals:
20 Minutes of Rain
But Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome told Bangkok Post:
Stupidity to be continued
Masterminded by Pattaya City Hall and Thailand's Military Junta
Pattaya's latest Rotisserie
How do you like it? Blue, Rare, Medium-rare, Medium or Well-done?
Pattaya City Hall and Thailand's Military Junta decided that on Wednesdays parasols and sunloungers are banned from Pattaya's Beaches. Doctors, hospitals, clinics and drug stores welcome the new scheme. It brings money into their empty coffers.
Business Idea
Business Idea
Business Idea
Why not in Pattaya?
Modern Toilet is a big hit in Japan, not only with Yuppies. The restaurant attracts also a lot of middle-aged customers.
With Pattaya's hygienic conditions the venue would be a perfect mirror image of our city...
Business Idea
Business Idea
Poised to continue
Judging European Dancers
Thai Ladies judging Moulin Rouge's European Dancers on Walking Street
Funny Australia
F#cking, Australia
Where do you come from?
A few days ago I sat down with a nice lady on the beach.
I just asked her if I can sit down when she replayed: Yes, you handsome Swiss man!
Why the hell she knew that I am from Switzerland?
It's easy, English speaking tourist from Italy, France or Switzerland usually have a very distinctive sound in their speaking, she told me. With native English speaking tourists I have a lot more difficulties to guess their country of origin.
But if somebody use f*cking once or twice in a single sentence then he is definitely from Australia, she said.
At home I checked the internet. Not even Google has an explanation for the Australian's preference for this word.
It must be in the (f*cking) genes...
The Life we like
City Hall's Motto
We suppose this Bar on Soi 3 is run by Pattaya City Hall itself...
This Month
Cinemas in Pattaya
Last Month
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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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.
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.
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
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!
We tell it since many year but now Neil Woodford, one of the UK's most successful fund managers, claims that the eurozone is not viable in its current form.
The Eurozone is fundamentally flawed, he says.
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.
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%!
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
New Apples
Our source in China reports that Apple will launch tree new iPhones during the second half of this year.
The iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch 'entry-level' device currently called iPhone 6C, they all will come equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass.
Wistron will produce the iPhone 6C using Apple's A8 chip, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron are assembling the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus with Apple's A9 chip.
'Entry-level' at Apple means a price tag between US$400-500...
Full Frame Cameras
Spike from Pattaya Days tells the real story of Full Frame Cameras, enriched with pictures from the first commercially produced cameras.
Enjoy the story!
Why your Internet doesn't break
Chris Baraniuk from BBC (London) explains why the disastrous events that would break the internet will never happen.
A must read for everybody using the WWW.
We use the phone for what it's made for!
Thailand's phone providers still do not believe that there are some people that use their phone for what it is made for: Making Phone calls only and/or for sending a SMS message.
For sending or reading emails or surfing the internet we use a real computer. It's simply more convenient.
We don't need - or even pay for - 3G or 4G or 5G.
The $30 Smartphones
At Barcelona's Mobile World Congress (MWC) Microsoft just presented a smartphone called the Nokia Lumia 520. It will be on sale for a lousy $30. It's Nokia's cheapest Windows Phone 8 device.
Lenovo also claims to have a $30 smartphone, but powered by Google's Android 4.4.
Check your dealer during the next few weeks for the new phones.
Useless Software
The latest Hacker attack into the Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel group's database is just another proof that anti-virus software is useless.
It only slows down your computer.
The hotel group said the breach came from malicious software that was undetectable by all anti-virus systems.
Moreover, it is known that some anti-virus programmers design there very own malicious software to gain access of other peoples computers and databases.
648 Million
The number of fixed-line and mobile Internet users in China increased to about 648.75 million in December 2014.
Unfortunately they share the same problem as Thailand's internet surfers: They can't use all the information provided by the World Wide Web...
According to the latest numbers, there were 1.29 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of January 2015.
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 Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome told Bangkok Post on March 26th, 2015:
Avoid Pattaya's Islands
The boats are overloaded, don't provide lifevests for all passengers, are badly maintaited and aren't covered by adequate insurance policies.
Pattaya's lazy and allegedly corrupt Officials promised to check owners, personnel and boats regularly, but they don't.
Avoid mosquitoes, they spread the Dengue Fever
Date-rape drug warning
According to Pattaya Police, it is common in this resort that foreign tourists get drugged and robbed in their hotel rooms, apartments or houses by prostitutes or ladyboys.
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs on Pattaya's Beach Promenade
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Necklace Snatch
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
Between 30 to 50 snatching valuables cases are reported to Pattaya's Police every single month.
Google translates:
Taste is the delicious If you are refreshing, but fruit is missing most.
Only 1mm much fruit pieces is on several I mean.
Too sorry To sing a fruit salad.
I wonder to buy even 15THB Now if fruit is entered properly.
Bing translates:
Delicious and fresh taste, but missing most fruit.
Or rather containing several pieces of fruit about 1 mm only.
Too bad guys fruit salad.
Of this fruit and in the if you buy 15 THB to NAA.
Origin: Japanese
2015 Year of the Sheep
Pattaya's Eyesore
F* Shirt
NightWalker claims:
What a fortune that the Ice Age ended without recommendations from our scientists...
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