Pattaya News Flash - The Source
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December 2016
Click here to read our November 2016 News.
Boat sinks off Pattaya
Bangkok Post reports that a tourist boat with twenty-three Indian tourists sprang a leak and sank off near Koh Jun.
Luckely two speedboats were nearby and all tourists were rescued.
An investigation has begun.
Just a few weeks ago the regional marine office in Pattaya claimed its officials checked all the boats and they were save now...
Update: According to the groups tour guide, a strong wave hit the boat and broke it.
We warn our readers since many years about the boats. They are badly maintained.
Dhammakaya Abbot
A never ending Farce
Death Sentence, then Freedom on Bail
Dr. Nitiwadee Pucharoenyos, a HiSo Lady, got a death penalty for murder of her Olympic sharpshooter Husband, then gets Freedom on Bail.
Please read the report published by Khaosod English.
For additional information please read Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'.
Military Junta:
Single Gateway still necessary...
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also a Junta member, claimed that the single point of control for all internet traffic, a project widely known as single gateway, remains necessary for the sake of national security.
Please read too:
Bangkok Post: The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) must uphold its honour by rejecting the deeply flawed draft amendment to the 2007 Computer Crime Act and send it back for further revision.
Khaosod English: Despite strong opposition from the public and private sector, Military Junta-appointed legislators passed a controversial revision of the Computer Crime Act.
Bangkok Post: Cyber snoop bill caps off a year from hell.
Khaosod English: Anger over the passage of the new Computer Crime Act resulted in escalating attacks on many government websites.
The Nation: Authorities on the defensive due to reviled Computer Crime Act.
Bangkok Post: Angry hackers strike at state websites.
Bangkok Post: Thailand's Dictator brushes off state website hacks. According to the amend of the Computer Crime Act a five-member committee can recommend authorities ask for a court order which grants them permission to remove or block content even if it does not violate any law but is considered a breach of public morals.
Khaosod English: Army chief Chalermchai Sittisart shrugs off cyber assault but sites remain down.
Khaosod English: Army detained five people on suspicion of waging cyberwarfare against the government.
Thailand's Dictator says that his handpicked Military Junta must find a measure to remove the garbage from the internet.
Bangkok Post: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insists that the controversial computer crime law must be enforced.
Thailand's Dictator claims that good morality is peace, order and national security.
Democracy made in Thailand
Democracy Made in Thailand
168 Junta votes easily defeat 350'000 votes, as the military regime moves the country closer to a single-gateway internet.
Please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Bangkok Post reports that a group of students called for the NLA (National Legislative Assembly) to halt the promulgation of the new computer crime law, saying lawmakers had failed to listen to those who opposed it.
Dhammakaya Abbot
Monk farce
- and no end
Dhammachayo and his Entourage obviously still believe to be above Thailand's law and warn the country's Police that there will be blood if authorities go ahead with a plan to raid the temple and arrest its former abbot, Bangkok Post writes.
The temple enjoys a strong support of Thailand's notorious Elite.
Updates (November 13th):
Police abort raid on temple.
Dhammakaya asks court to cancel search warrant as tensions mount.
The DSI has filed a complaint with the Crime Suppression Division against the spokesman for Wat Phra Dhammakaya's disciples.
Road alongside Wat Phra Dhammakaya blocked.
Police remove concrete blocking road outside Wat Dhammakaya.
Update (November 14th):
Disciples of sect leader Dhammajayo have started sabotage on outside streets while mobilising inside the temple.
Update (November 16th):
Highly educated members of Thailand's FBI not even know how to run a simple drone: DSI staffer injured by own drone at Wat Dhammakaya, Bangkok Post reports.
Update (November 18th):
Khaosod English provides a look inside the besieged Wat Dhammakaya.
Update (November 19th):
The madness continues: Police demand cooperation from Abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya.
Dhammakaya Abbot
Monk farce has to end
The Bangkok Post writes, but Thailand's 'FBI', the DSI is 'unsure' it can nab Dhammachayo despite a raid warrant, The Nation reports.
In the meantime whole the world is questioning Thailands legal system, where the Rich and Famous can play Cat & Mouse with the country's 'Justice'.
Military Junta blocks BBC Thai Reports
According to a report published by Bangkok Post Thailand's Military Junta blocked the links to BBC's recent online report on the profile of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.
For some additional information, please read Khaosod English and The Guardian.
Amazing Thailand: Depending on who spoke Wednesday, police officers either did or did not pay a visit to the offices of the BBC's Thai-language service last night...
Regular viewers of DW (Deutsche Welle) TV Chanel also reported that the TV Station's News reports about His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun during the last days were blocked by a error message in Thailand.
Dhammakaya Abbot
Phra Dhammachayo
An Abbot and his Entourage play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's Justice.
Phra Dhammachayo demands immediately granted bail should he surrender to the authorities.
For more information please read Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
Living in Debts
Thailand's Public Debt Management Office announced that the country's outstanding public debts increased by 40 billion Baht from the month before to 5.98 trillion Baht, representing 42.73 per cent of gross domestic product.
Of the total, 5.64 trillion Baht was domestic debt and 346.43 billion Baht was external debt.
Thailand's Lady-Killers
A survey published by the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) reveals that more than 70% of Thai men have multiple secret sexual relationships with women and about 57% of them were prone to throwing objects when angry.
One in every four men believe that real men flirt and drink.
About 45% of all men admitted to physically hurting their spouses or girlfriends when they were drunk while about 42% said that when intoxicated they forced their partners to have sex with them.
Many believe that women were solely responsible for avoiding pregnancy.
New opening Hours
New opening Hours for Pattaya's Bars, Clubs & Dancings
On July 7th, 2016, Pattaya Police Chief Col. Apichai Klobpetch announced new opening hours for Sin City:
Venues located on Walking Street and on Pattaya Beach Road can stay open until 04:00, bars, clubs and dancings outside this area must close at 02:00.
The police chief stressed that the new closing times would be strictly enforced.
Venues found to be flouting the rules would be prosecuted and shutdown for five years, Pattaya Police Chief Col. Apichai Klobpetch said.
The Rats are back!
Don't let your children play on Pattaya Beach!
The Rats are back!
The rats are back on Pattaya Beach and our Officials from City Hall close their eyes.
According to a report published by Pattaya Mail on March 11th, the City already launched a new offensive on beachfront rats.
It seems the 'offensive' was launched for publicity only. The rats still enjoy a happy life on Pattaya's Beach and its Promenade...
On September 2nd Pattaya City announced a new campaign to wipe out our lovely Beach Rats, this time using an alternative and non-toxic way. Our authorities placed over 50 wire cages along Pattaya Beach. To avoid unpleasant sighting by tourists visiting the beaches, they placed the cages during night hours only.
But on September 30th the City's Disease Control Department workers once again distributed poison to the chair and umbrella vendors to keep their areas free of rats.
As expected the much touted wire cages campaign was a complete failure, but not for the supplier of the cages...
For additional Information about the current situation in Thailand please read:
Police News
Pattaya News Flash does not report about the daily crimes in Pattaya.
It you are interested in - and you should for your very own security - then please click Pattaya Daily News and Pattaya One.
Pattaya News Flash reports about the funny side(s) of this World Class Resort.
Sanit Mahathavorn
Bangkok City Police chief Sanit Mahathavorn shows how Police can earn some additional money
Top Cop makes Money
Bangkok City Police chief Sanit Mahathavorn 'works' as an adviser to alcoholic beverage producer Thai Beverage Plc, the producer of Chang Beer, and receives a monthly payment of 50'000 Baht from the firm, Thai media report.
He began receiving the monthly 'stipend' last year when he officially got the job as Metropolitan Police Bureau chief during October 2015....
Update (November 13th):
The Ombudsman has been asked to investigate whether the chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau breached professional ethics in accepting a monthly payment of 50,000 baht from giant whisky distiller Thai Beverage Plc (ThaiBev), Bangkok Post reports.
Update (November 14th):
City police chief urged to quit over ThaiBev link, Bangkok Post reports.
Sanit should resign, or be fired, Bangkok Post comments.
His Boss broke no law in accepting 50'000 Baht/month to advise the country's biggest booze producer, Thai Beverage, says a police spokesman, Bangkok Post writes.
But the best
is yet to come:
We update NightWalker's News Page as soon as we get new information.
Immigration News
Important Notice
Since General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Military Junta launched their Coup d'état on May 22nd, 2014, Thailand's Visa ground rules are constantly changing. More over, not every consulate can issue all the different Visas. Some smaller consulates even display notices to the effect that non-immigrant visas are unavailable.
Our advice: Before booking your holidays please contact the Embassy in your country to obtain information about Thailand's latest regulation(s) and check the Chonburi Immigration Website or the website of Thailand's Immigration Police.
Update (March 2016):
New Overstay Regulations
Thailand's new immigration policy will take effect on March 20th of this year.
Please click for details!
Busy Immigration
Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn, chief of the Immigration Bureau, informed the media that between October 2015 and March 2016 Thailand's Immigration deported a total of 486'947 foreigners who overstayed their visas. Another 323'575 foreigners overstaying their visas still remain at large.
If the numbers mentioned above are correct, the Immigration Bureau deported about 2'700 people a day...
Never trust a statistic that you have not manipulated yourself!
New 10-year Visa
Thailand's interim Government announced on November 22nd, 2016, that foreign residents over 50 will be able to apply for 10-year visas.
The new Visa would replace one-year renewable visas and come in two installments of five years each.
Applicants must either earn a monthly salary of at least 100'000 Baht or have more than 3 million Baht in their bank account, which cannot be withdrawn within the first year after receiving the visa.
Applicants also must also have a health insurance that covers hospital stays and provides at least US$10'000 in annual coverage.
Visa holders will still have to check in every 90 days with the Bureau of Immigration.
Up & Down
Thailand's Military Junta cuts the visa-on-arrival fee for tourists from Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan from today 2'000 Baht to 1'000 Baht.
The 1'000-Baht fee for visas sought at Thai embassies and consulates would be lifted.
The reduction is applicable from December 1st, 2016, to February 28th, 2017, only.
The change was announced less than two months after the visa fee was increased to 2'000 Baht on September 27th, 2016...
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The Funniest City of this World
People should lighting candles instead of raving to Thai pop music, our Authorities recommend.
Stop the Press (December 30th):
Pattaya Countdown moved to Naklua
The Beaches of Pattaya and Jomtien have a Jellyfish problem.
Be careful if you take a bath in the sea, avoid any contact with a Jellyfish and read the first aid recommendation below.
First aid recommendation
A Gift for the Public?
Ferry Link Pattaya - Hua Hin
A privately-run ferry service from Pattaya to Hua Hin is expected to start operations on January 1st, 2017.
The service will be operated by Royal Passenger Liner Co. The company was the only firm applying for a licence. It passed the 'selection' process on September 30th, according to Thailand's Marine Department.
A drive between Pattaya and Hua Hin currently takes five to six hours. The ferry will shorten travel time by about two-thirds, the Marine Department says.
According to Royal Passenger Liner the ferry would cruise at 27 knots on the 113-km journey across the Gulf of Thailand. The catamaran used for the trip has a maximum passenger capacity of 150 for each trip, the company claims and added that a bigger ferry carrying up to 260 people would be added to the service later.
It is expected that a used Catamaran Ferry from China would be imported. A trial event will start in December 2016, the Marine Department says. The ferry will cruise between Bali Hai and the Hua Hin fishery dock.
Please keep in mind that a Hua Hin Ferry service has been started and subsequently cancelled no less than three times in the past year or two and that the company chosen by Thailand's Marine Department doesn't own a suitable catamaran at the time of writing nor does it have an accredited shipmaster for that ferry...
Nevertheless, the ferry operator has proposed a ticket price of 1'200 Baht per passenger per one-way journey and announced that a free trial will begin one week prior to the launch date for 2-3 days.
Furthermore, the Marine Department claims that boat operators to Koh Larn now are fully cooperating with regulations aimed at ensuring marine safety after years of giving them only lip service. You remember that ferries crossing to Koh Larn have been overloaded and sank several times causing passenger casualties.
Update (December 17th): Pattaya Daily News today reports that, despite of other information from Pattaya City Hall, the Pattaya-Huahin Ferry Comes True Soon.
Pattaya Walking Street: Legal or illegal?
Since Thailand's Military Junta overtake the country, the Junta launched a rigorous campaign against illegal encroachement of public land.
The Junta removed complete resorts on Phu Thap Boek, drove away corrupt landlords from Pattaya, Phuket and Hua Hin beaches and demolished parts of buildings on Bali Hai encroaching public land.
The Golden Cliff House Hotel and its illegal swimming pool is the latest victim in Pattaya together with the wellknown Viewpoint of the city's Dust Thani Hotel and Jomtien's Cozy Beach. About 50 businesses have to remove their structures from Cozy Beach. The Junta set a November 28th deadline.
But what will happen to the beachside buildings on Pattaya Walking Street? Since over 30 years people and some prosecutors claim that the buildings are illegal and are encroaching public land.
According to the law, all beaches in Thailand are public.
Thailand's Building Control Act stipulates that no building is allowed up to 10 meters from the beach, usually measured at high tide.
Walking Street's beach side is said to be under the umbrella of the Royal Thai Navy.
Jomtien's Cozy Beach
Jomtien's Cozy Beach
Update (December 1st): Pattaya Daily News today reports Pattaya To Intensely Solve Operator Trespassed Public Area.
The Authorities talk about the case since more than 30 years - without any consequences...
Update (December 16): Pattaya Mail today reports that Walking Street land owners again scuttle demolition plan.
Poised to continue
TAT announces new Record of Tourist Arrivals
On December 5th, the Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late King of Thailand, the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) announced the celebration of its 30-millionth international tourist in Thailand.
According to available statistics the average international tourist stays about 10 days in the Kingdom. That means the international tourists needs about 822'000 hotel beds/day.
Also according to statists the local tourism exceeds the number of international tourists, but they stay about 2.5 days only, indicating local tourists need about 205'000 hotel beds/day.
That means that tourists need an average of 1'027'000 beds/day.
The Thai Hotel Organisation claims a average occupation rate of 40% to 60%. If the numbers are correct Thailand's hotel industry provides between 1.7 to 2.5 million beds/day or about 1 bed for every 70 Thai citizens.
Tourist Arrivals by ATTA
International Tourist Arrivals by ATTA
The table published by the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) shows the International Tourist Arrivals at Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang Aiports between January and October 2016.
It reveals a steady downturn in arrivals of internattional tourists, totaling only 4'732'976 people.
Any idea how the remaining 25.3 million tourists entered the Kingdom of Thailand?
Update (December 22nd): TCT, the Tourism Council of Thailand, announced that the decline in Chinese tourist arrivals to Thailand is expected to continue because of the recent crackdown on zero-dollar tours.
Mike Baird's Cartoons
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Talad Neon - Bangkok's Latest Night Market
A new downtown market opened on December 1st with more than 900 cafes, bars, restaurants and shops on 10 rais of land.
It is located between Soi Petchaburi 23 and Soi Petchaburi 39 and promises all the hip market essentials including shipping-containers, food trucks, clothing stalls and a lot of other attractive booths.
The new Neon Market opens from 16:00 to midnight. Its parking lot can accommodate up to 200 vehicles.
The nearest rail transport is BTS Chit Lom or Bangkok's Airport Rail Link Ratchaprarop.
Talad Neon - Bangkok's Latest Night Market
On the Block
Both bars, the Star Bar as well as the Sexy Girl Bar, located in front of the Rompho Bar Complex, are on the block.
Jomtien Night Market
Jomtien's most popular meeting point, for adults as well as for children
Jomtien Night Market
Jomtien Night Market
Located on Jomtien Beach Road, the night market is crowded with people from all over the world almost every single evening
Poised to continue
Open Air Food Court closed
The Mill Artre Open Air Food Court on Naklua Road, located at the entrance to Naklua Soi 29, closed. It's a pity. It was such a nice place. Unfortunately many tourists from Germany and Russia missed to book their holidays in Thailand...
Open Air Food Court closed
Poised to continue
Marriott Pattaya Beach Hotel rebranded
The Minor Hotel group decided to rebrand its Marriott Pattaya Beach Hotel as AVANI Resort & Spa.
According to Dillip Rajakarier, the CEO of Minor Hotels, AVANI Hotels & Resorts is an upscale, contemporary brand appealing to millennial minded travellers who appreciate quality and value.
The rebranded hotel is currently undergoing a refurbishment of its 298 guest rooms and suites. Room rates start at about 4'100 Baht/night.
centralmarina opened
On December 19th centralmarina Shopping Mall opened on Second Road in North Pattaya. It replaces the former CentralCenter at the very same site.
For pictures of the new Shopping Complex please click into the picture.
New McDonald's Outlet
An all new McDonald's Fastfood outlet opened on December 14th at the otherwise still empty The Bay shopping mall on Pattaya Beach Road.
There are now four McDonald's Restaurants on Pattaya Beach Road, one on Walking Street, two on Pattaya Second Road, one on Sukhumvit Road but none in Jomtien or Naklua.
Big Hugs
Big Hugs are replacing Las Vegas
PattayaSweehearts reports that Las Vegas II, an A Go-Go Club located on Soi Yamato, closed on December 7th and was replaced by a bar called Big Hugs.
We were told that the successor uses the same rooms and furniture as well as the same ladies as its predecessor.
Rebirth of OLALA
During the first week of December OLALA reopened its wellknown Restaurant on Soi 7. The venue closed during May 2016 for renovation. A long wait, but worth it.
Rebirth of Flandria
On Soi Buakhaow, opposite of the wellknown Marquee Scooter Bar, Flandria reopened its Restaurant.
Until May 2013 Flandria was a popular Belgian Bar & Guesthouse on Soi LK Metro. During June 2013 Flandria moved into larger, perhaps too large, premises on Soi Buakhaow, across the entrance to Soi Jirapol, but closed down during the third week of January 2016.
Back to The Krazy 80's
On Soi Buakhaow, in the room of a former Wine Bar, known as La Brasserie, The Krazy 80's Bar opened on December 22nd.
Greek Food on Soi Buakhaow
On December 22nd a Greek Grill House opened on Soi Buakhaow It is located near the Soi's Night Market and just opposite of Kasikorn Bank.
Coyote Hustle Bar
On Soi Buakhaow, opposite of Bangkok Bank's Branch, a Coyote Hustle Bar opened on December 16th.
Unlucky Stars?
In the middle of Pattaya's High Season, on December 16th, Soi Buakhaow's large Lucky Star Bar, located in front of R-con's Bar Complex, had to close. An infallible sign of the disastrous state of Thailand's tourism business.
Au Bon Pain closed
Au Bon Pain, an American bakery cafe serving bagels, croissants, muffins, cookies, swirls, and brownies with coffe, espresso, and smoothies located on Second Road's Avenue Shopping Mall, closed down.
New CentralCenter
North Pattaya's new Centralmarina, once also known as BigC North Pattaya or CentralCenter, was scheduled to be opened during December 2016. As our photos show, it will take another month or so until you can enjoy an all new shopping experience.
Nevertheless, BigC already opened its new much larger two-floor outlet on the back of the new buildings.
Workers at the construction site told NightWalker on December 2nd that the opening is postponed til January 2017.
PS. Since December 12th banners around the town claims that Centralmarina is set to open on December 19th!
We will keep you up-to-date.
New CentralCenter
New CentralCenter
New CentralCenter
New CentralCenter
The new Centralmarina also provides a new parking house for its customers
Soho Town - Pattaya's China Town
Soho Town on Pattaya Second Road: Chinese Foods and more
Poised to continue
Kiss A Go-Go is on the block
Kiss A Go-Go is on the block. The venue just reopened on September 16th, after being closed for a two and a half months long renovation.
Champagne goes Coyote
On December 6th Champagne's former Malibu room opened as Champagne Coyote Bar.
Armageddon goes A Go-Go
Armageddon's website informs that the closed bar will be transformed into an A Go-Go Club.
Poised to continue
Rumors say that Walking Street will be rebranded to Go-Go Strip in the near future.
still a lot of Madness
In full contrast to news published in the Internet, Overmind A Go-Go is still open on Soi Diamond and provides every evening a lot of Madness in its rooms...
New Bar & Restaurant
Located just at the entrance to Soi Lucky Star, the new Shalimar Bar & Restaurant will open soon. It replaces Rani's Fashion shop.
Pizza Booth closed
The Pizza Booth at Simon's 'new' Bar Complex, closed to make space for a Frog (?) A Go-Go Bar. The venue prepares its opening and tries to attract dancers.
Late Riser
The new Charming Crab Bar on Soi Diamond got a rebranding. It is now called Le Pub, the Charing Crab. The bar to its left, known as Night Train Bar as well as the Go-Go club to its right, known as Cream Club are venues for late risers: They usually open after 22:00 only - provided they open at all.
Lucifer reopened
An all new Lucifer Disco opened on December 1st after being closed a few months for a complete renovation.
Abbe closed
Abbe's Bar had its last night on November 30th. It's announced that the venue will open as an A Go-Go Bar during February 2017. The management is already looking out to attract more than 150(!) dancing girls...
PS. We just learnd that the new club will open as Pacha A Go-Go.
Poised to continue
Size Matters
New Study reveals new Facts
According to a new study conducted by Researchers from the University of California and the University of New Mexico Women prefer slightly larger penises in a one-time sexual partner compared to a long-term partner.
For some additional information, including diagrams and interesting facts about female pleasure, please read the report published by The Guardian.
Mike Baird's Cartoons
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I'm Lazy
Any resemblance to a living person is purely coincidental
Machine is working
In Jomtien (Thailand) machines are working...
Your Enemy
Seen at Loy Kratong Tempel Market on Pattaya South Road
Money makes the world go round
Money makes the world go round at Loy Kratong Temple Market South Pattaya
Diner in Pattaya
Take your Breakfast on Walking Street - before you go to bed...
Freddy Cocquyt
Please click into the picture for other creations by Freddy Cocquyt
House on Wheels
Eggs on Wheels
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Yunomori Onsen & Spa
Chuan Chim Jomtien
Hangme Korean BBQ
Bypass A Go-Go
Nashaa Restaurant
The Snowcap Dessert Cafe
Pheromone A Go-Go
The Windmill Restaurant
Fresh Mart Soi Buakhaow
Arena Walking Street
For more information click November 2016 News.
More Information
Please read: The End of Fun?
This year the New Year's festvities in Pattaya were curb down to 3 days only by Thailand's Military Junta.
Moreover, on November 14th, the Junta 'recommended' to to keep entertainment activities during Christmas and New Year 'respectful'.
Production, import and launch of fireworks has been banned, but a limited number of firecrackers are allowed to be stored, sold and used at funerals.
Despite a meeting on November 7th our Authorities could not find a solution for Pattaya's New Year Countdown other than a recommendation that people should lighting candles instead of raving to Thai pop music...
During Loy Kratong the overall hotel bookings in many cities were 50% down. It is expected that there will be the same for Christmas and New Year.
Update (December 8th):
TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand)'s Event Calendar shows NO New Year Countdowns in the Kingdom...
Update (December 16th):
Pattaya Mail today reports that Appropriate New Year's festivities get green light.
Kantah Bopha
Beat Richner
and his Children's Hospitals in Cambodia
Kantah Bopha
No Alcohol Days
Thailand's National No Alcohol Days include Buddhist holidays and election days.
On all oher days alcohol can only be sold between 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-24:00.
Vendors caught breaking the ban are liable to a prison sentence of up to six months, a 10'000 Baht fine or both - but local Police use their own discretion to decide which venues need to be visited and fined...
Don't start laughing:
Do not try to buy non alcoholic beers (available from Clausthaler and Oettinger in this country).
The shops won't sell them during dry days.
Some not even sell Soda Water, because Thais and their Police associate it with (Thai) Whisky...
There's a sucker born every minute...
The Godfather's Story
The Kunplomes
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
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.
If the power for charging the batteries is generated by fossil or nuclear power plants than the LCA (life cycle assessment) turns completely to the worse.
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%!
Tests in Great Britain show that 99% of counterfeit Apple chargers failed basic safety tests.
We believe the same will be truth if the involved Chartered Trading Standards Institute would test fake chargers for Android based smartphones.
Therefore, be careful when buying a replacement for your charger: Buy an original, even if it is more expensive.
For additional information please read the report published by BBC.
Apple reduces orders
Because of sluggish sales Apple reduces orders for iPhone 7s.
Component suppliers and consumers alike have been shifting their focus to the next generation iPhone to be released in 2017.
According to rumors the new generation iPhone will come with OLED displays, glass cases, dual-lens cameras, enhanced CPUs, and advanced sensors, while supporting mixed reality (MR) and wireless charging technologies.
Your Fingerprints for a SIM Card
Starting February 2017, anyone registering a mobile SIM card must have their fingerprints taken, Thailand's Telecom Regulators announced.
For additional information please read the report published by Khaosod English.
Google's Android dominates the market
Google's Android Operating System (OS) holds 87.5% of smartphone market.
The remaining 12.5 are shared between Apple's IO, BlackBerry's OS, Microsoft Windows Phone and Samsung's Tizen OS.
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!
(published by Pattaya Mail):
Problems with Jet Ski operators unsolved.
Avoid Pattaya's Islands
The boats are overloaded, don't provide lifevests for all passengers, are badly maintained 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.
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