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No Crackdown on Drugs
Myanmar's Army and the country's local Police Organisations are blocking the opium eradiction, Bangkok Post reports. Myanmar is the world's second-biggest producer of opium after Afghanistan.
193 Million Baht washed away into Pattaya's Streets?
After yesterdays rain everybody could see that Pattaya's 193 Million Baht beachfront drainage system was a flop, once again initiated by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his City Hall. The up to 2 meter wide and 1.2 kilometer long pipelines couldn't solve the city's chronic flooding problems, Bangkok Post reports. Please enjoy the pictures published by Pattaya Mail.
To support the announced education of Thailand's citizens on the Junta's new constitution, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University conducted a poll. According to this poll most people still need to know more about the draft charter. The Military Junta is dispatching soldiers to convince people across the country to support the new constitution drafted under its oversight. The Military Junta also launched daily three-minute TV and radio spots to promote its new constitution, but is not providing airtime for the constitution's opponents... Information released by Thailand's Military Junta have to be broadcasted by all broadcasters in this country.
In Thailand money can buy everything
In Thailand money can buy almost everything and everybody, Bangkok Post claims. Money even can buy beautiful friends the newspaper reports.
A Proverb says:
In Asia businesses run between friends. If you don't have any you have to buy some.
Chinese Dissidents live in fear in Thailand
No save haven for Chinese Dissidents in Thailand. Since Thailand's Military Junta took the power and its close collaboration with China the once safe Kingdom is forcing repatriation of the political refugees even if another country grants asylum. Thailand once was a free and democratic country, a dissident told Bangkok Post during an interview.
Stupid Thai Students?
The latest tests organised by the National Institute of Educational Testing Service (Niets) show that Thai students failed eight out of nine subjects on average. The 2016 tests also reveal that the level of knowledge among rural students in Thailand is about three years behind students in urban areas due to the lack of qualified teachers in real areas. The study also shows that to achieve good results students are in need of private tutors. Students in rural parts of this country usually do not have the money to pay private tutors. The study shows once again that Thailand's stupid students are the result of stupid teachers, myLady™ claims. Just another proof of Thailand's educational shortcomings. For more information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Update (February 11th):
The questions are stupid too, Bangkok Post writes... Stupid Teachers = stupid Students = stupid Officials - or not, myLady™ asks.
Wasting Taxpayers' Money?
Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry invested 1.8 million Baht for decorating a few-hour long meeting with Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Bangkok Post reports. We - as well as almost all cartoonists in this country - eagerly are awaiting the Ministry's justification. Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministery is also overseeing the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Go Cambodia and Myanmar
Thailand's Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul is urging Thai tourism and hospitality businesses to tap into Myanmar and Cambodia because on growing tourism in the two neighbouring countries, Bangkok Post reports. Perhaps the Expats living in this country should heed the recommendation too and move there before Thai businesses cash in...
10 Absurd Thai Laws
To justify the Bridge Club raid from Monday Night the Police used Section 8 of the Playing Cards Act of 1935 which states that an individual is not allowed to possess more than 120 playing cards at any one time. Khaosod English published 10 other surprisingly absurd Thai Laws.
Military Junta's Election Poker
The Truth about True
Spike from Pattaya Days writes about his experiences with True Visions satellite TV service. Please read too: True Crop has halted instalment payment for its 900-megahertz spectrum licence, a report published by Bangkok Post.
Thailand's Dictator clamps down on Foreign Media
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha clamps down on foreign media and revokes work permits for some foreign journalists. For additional information please read:
Thailand to demand Censorship from Google, Facebook and Line
On January 28th media reported that Thai Officials urged Google to support the Military Junta by making an exception to the company's worldwide policy and remove content without a court order. Now the Junta invited executives from Facebook and Line too for talks about monitoring and removing content considered a security threat to Thailand.
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.
On Monday afternoon Police Major General Ampon, the Provincial Police Commander, welcomed the Army, the Police, Banglamung District Officers, Pattaya City Hall Officials and the media to announce a big and so far unlimited crackdown on traffic violations. He claimed that officers will be looking out for motorists who overtake slower-moving vehicles in areas of double or single yellow lines. Those parked in prohibited areas, in either red & white or black & white zones will be targeted along with those motorists who cross junction lines to turn into side-roads before the traffic light turns green. Motorists who travel in the wrong direction along roads and vehicles displaying fake license plates will also be targeted. It seems the lovely man made his announcement without knowledge of the literal laziness of our Police. The picture above shows the nightly situation on Pattaya South Road between Walking Street and Second Road. Our Police is passing this section a few times a night, but obviously nothing happens. On Soi 7 and 8, just in front of Pattaya Police Station, Motorcycle Taxi Drivers and stupid Farangs are running their vehicles in the wrong direction almost whole the day but our Police close their eyes.
Pattaya Baht Bus Drivers attack Tourist
Because an Uzbek Tourist didn't accept the proposed fare for a raid from Pattaya Walking Street to his hotel, the driver attacked the Tourist with the 'help' of a few another songtaew drivers. For additional information please read the report published by Bankok Post.
We recommend since many years not to argue with Thai people. They are unpredictable and 'explode' very quickly.
42 of 120 Taxis in Pattaya failed Test
Pattaya Mail today reports that the Chonburi Land Transport Department tested 120 Taxi drivers outside Central Festival Pattaya Beach on February 4th. 42 of them fell short. For additional information please read the report published by Pattaya Mail. On Thursday, February 11th, Tourist Police, Army and District Officials checked 171 Taxi Drivers. According to a report published today by Pattaya One 60 Drivers had to be fined.
735 unsolved Cases
Pattaya Mail today reports that the Deputy Commander of Chonburi Police ordered Pattaya Police to whip its Police Station on Soi 9 into shape and conclude 735 unsolved cases by February 28th, 2016... For additional information please read the report published by Pattaya Mail.
Alleged fake goods traders put DSI officials to flight
Traders of alleged fake goods at the popular Sa Kaeo market put unprofessional working DSI officials to flight. The DSI (Department of Special Investigation) is known as Thailand's FBI.
For more information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
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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.
Pattaya News Flash February 2016 - The Source
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Our ladies are even experts for the sexuality education of your children
February 4th, 2016, 16:30 (Thai time):
The BBC reports: UN panel 'rules in Julian Assange's favour'! But England and Sweden are ignoring the request
Please read too: US government jet lay in wait for Edward Snowden in Copenhagen Danish Justice Minister Søren Pind even misinformed the country's MPs to protect the US
We had an excellent meal and had to pay 245 Baht only in total, including water and soft drinks (=61.25 Baht/person!). The venue doesn't sell beer or other kinds of alcoholics. The company runs two outlets now (pictured above), both located near the 3rd Road/Central Road junction.
Pattaya Football Academy
On Pattaya South Road the Pattaya Football Academy opened two playgrounds for budding football (US citizen please read soccer) stars.
32 Bridge Players arrested
Thailand's Army, Pattaya Police and District Officials raided an apartment rented by the well-known Jomtien & Pattaya Bridge Club in South Pattaya and arrested 32 Foreigners playing the popular Contract Bridge Card Game. For more information about the latest incident targeting Foreigners please read the reports published by Pattaya One, Bangkok Post, Khaosod English, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Financial Times, ABC News, The Telegraph, Sky News, EveningStandard, The Sun, Voice of America and/or BBC News to name a few only. It seems that the military and district officials who initiated the raid probably didn't know that bridge is a sport, Chaiyut Assanaiyarat, the manager of the Contract Bridge League of Thailand, told the press. A wise old saying in Switzerland claims that an uniform can't replace common sense and education. Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha began a crackdown on gambling soon after taking power in 2014.
Comments claim: This place is just getting more crazy by the day... This is a new low for Thailand and Pattaya, Pattaya Police have just confirmed their standing as laughing stock around the world
Update February 5th, 2016:
Pattaya Days reports: A tale of two incidents
Pattaya One reports: Confusion and Anger at Pattaya Bridge Club Raid
Pattaya Mail reports: Foreign bridge players busted in South Pattaya
Voice of America reports: The complaint that triggered the raid came from a man involved in a disagreement with the owners of the building where the bridge club meets
The Guardian reports: Pattaya's locals don't understand the bridge game
The Guardian also claims that the informant was a lady (not a man)
Pattaya Daily News claims: Because Police didn't find money, it's expected that the banker paid the gamblers via bank account(s)
Khaosod English reports: 10 other surprisingly absurd Thai laws
myLady™ believes that all forms of playing cards is illegal in this funny country, be it for money or not. But it is legal to sell the cards to everybody as long the card boxes have an official government seal... Furthermore, according to an ancient law harking back to 1935 of section 8 of the Playing Cards Act, no individual is allowed to have more than 120 cards at any one time in their possession. Police really do make us feel shamed Bangkok Posts claims in an editorial published on February 8th, 2016.
Update February 12th, 2016:
Chakorn Kanjawattana, Banglamung district's administrative chief and the instigator of the raid on the Pattaya & Jomtien Bridge Club in South Pattaya on February 1st, 2016, announced that he intends to process the prosecution against the 32 Bridge players, Pattaya One reports. The District Chief believes that offenses were committed. Pattaya Mail today published two reports about Pattaya's Brige scandals: Gambling charges 'likely' will be dropped against foreign bridge players,
the weekly claims. In Bridge too far? Bridge Club founder Barry Kenyon clears up some misunderstandings. The raid made Thailand a laughing stock,
Bangkok Post wrote on February 8th, 2016.
Update February 14th, 2016:
The arrest of foreign bridge players in Pattaya 'tarnished Thailand's image'
The Nation claims.
Update February 19th, 2016:
Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanchawattana (or Chakorn Kanjawattana), the man who made Thailand a laughing stock, announced that bridge games will be allowed in Pattaya only if they are sanctioned as competitions by the Contract Bridge League of Thailand, Pattaya Mail reports.
He found a way to save his face - and probably his head - myLady™ claims.
An uniform can't replace common sense and education
Discover Pattaya on a Bicycle!
You can rent them on Soi Lengkee and choose from a wide variety of different models. La Cerise Guest House even offers a tandem to provide some exercise opportunities for your girlfriend too!
Pattaya City Hall shuts down some Pedestrian Lights on Beach Road
Instead of improving Pattaya's notorious Pedestrian Lights to international standards, Pattaya City Hall obviously decided to shut down another few of them to please the city's racing drivers...
TiT (This is Thailand)
New Barbeque Buffet Restaurant
On Jomtien Second Road, about 100 meters from the 2nd Road/Chaiyapruek junction, Ninja BBQ Buffet Pattaya opened. The new restaurant provides a large parking lot.
We are sorry to report the definitive closure of Jomtien's most prestigious Irish Pub. The once popular Shenanigans Pub was located at Jomtien Complex on Thappraya Road. The venue had to close its doors due to the downturn in business and high rental and overhead costs, its management says.
Poised to continue
Kakadu set to close
Kakadu Bar, a well known German Restaurant located on Soi 18, off Naklua Road, is set to close at the end of this month. It no longer pays off, the Boss told me. Rentals, wages and all the other expenses increased beyond all bounds, she said. Thank you for the tasty food. We will miss you.
Poised to continue
Barbie moved from one end of the street to the other end
On February 19th Barbie, probably Soi Chaiyapoon most popular bar, moved from one end of the street to the other end - but remains still a girly bar serving excellent food at acceptable prices.
Zero = nothing
Zero A Go-Go on Soi Buakhaow closed. The club had a short life: It opened on August 6th, 2015.
New Cool House
At the end of last year the popular Cool House Restaurant closed its outlet at the former Tops parking lot on Central Road and moved a few 100 meters to a new location. Cool House also run the well-known Cool Kitchen at the now closed Tops Supermarket and was known for its excellent but reasonably priced Pepper Steaks. The new restaurant is located just opposite the vast TOT building at the 3rd Road/Central Road junction. Bon Appetit!
From McDonalds to Sizzler
At Royal Garden Plaza, in the room formerly occupied by McDonalds, Sizzler Steak house will move in in a few weeks time. Its restaurant currently located on the 4th floor of the building will close down after the move.
No way to Zanzibar
Zanzi Bar, located near the Southern End of Soi Buakhaow, had its last night on January 31st, 2016. Update:
On our Tour the Pattaya, on February 18th, the bar was open again.
Sodom and Gomorrah in Pattaya?
In a back room of 3rd Road's notorious fetish oriented The Castle the management opened another theme bar called So Dom.
From Jewish to Christian Food?
In the building of a failed jewish food outlet Aux Agapes opened a high class restaurant providing a very exclusive ambiance. The new venue is located on Pattaya 3rd Road about 50 meters from Buffalo Bar.
Black Horse Beer Bar
The Black Horse Beer Bar on Soi Buakhaow closed down near the end of January 2016. The venue was located near the entry to Soi New Plaza, Pattaya's unofficial Party Road.
New Nightclub on Soi Phettrakul
Bone is Pattaya's latest pub in North Pattaya, located just a few meters from Differ and Hollywood. It is featuring a cutting-edge sound and lighting system, including powerful beam lights, one of the biggest LED screens in Thailand, a massive and unique 4D LED matrix chandelier and a state-of-the-art sound system to provide earth-shattering sound levels. The venue is open daily, each day featuring live bands and live DJs.
Poised to continue
White Room Coyote Bar not closed!
During the second week of February some Internet blogs reported that the White Room Coyote Bar closed down. This information is wrong. The bar is still open and employs a few attractive Coyote dancers.
Poised to continue
Trance Night on Bali Hai
DJThailand.com celebrated its 4th Euphoria Trance Night at the Bali Hai Pier on September 27th. This time the entry was free.
Harem 2, managed by a German Group, closed. "For renovation", the management said - and removed all the signs... The club opened on April 12th, 2014.
No more Virgin(s) on Walking Street?
Virgin, an A Go-Go Club featuring Russian Ladies, closed. The club opened on January 12th, 2016 on the second floor of the L'Italiano building.
On February 25th, on our Tour de Walking Street, the venue was open again.
The End of Crazy Russians?
Crazy Russian Girls closed. The club opened as Crazy Horse, but had to change its name on July 19th, 2015, to its current name.
On February 25th, on our Tour de Walking Street, the venue was open again. Be warned, the club is working with extremely aggressive 'security' men. PS.: On December 29th, 2015, Police raided the Crazy Russian Girls Bar and arrested 23 Russian and Kazakhstan Nationals and charged them for working without valid Work Permits.
Deja Vu closed
Deja Vu, sometimes also known as Mour a Mour, closed. The club was located at the still ailing Soho Square, off Walking Street, and featured Russian Girls and/or Ladies from Uzbekistan.
On February 25th, on our Tour de Walking Street, the venue was open again. Be warned, the club is working with very aggressive 'security' men.
On February 8th the owner of The Dollhouse A Go-Go Bars in Bangkok and Pattaya fell to his death while climbing over from the balcony of an adjacent room after he forgot his keys. Darel Davenport's death marked the end of a five-week spiral that began on New Year's Eve when he was attacked by staff members of his Soi Cowboy bar and finaly forcing one of Bangkok's flagship A Go-Go bars into darkness. Bangkok Post reports that Darel Davenport struggled with his addiction to cocaine and other drugs for some time while his personal crisis intensified in recent months when he descended into depression and paranoia. At the moment of writing the future of Pattaya's Dollhouse located in Soi 15, off Walking Street, lies in the clouds. The venue opened on December 7th, 2015, in the rooms of the failed Illusion Nightclub.
The End of Dancing Babies?
On January 31st Super Baby, an A Go-Go Bar located on Walking Street's Soi Diamond, closes its door.
Poised to continue
To fill the daily human needs for Calcium, you need to drink 53 (650ml) bottles of beer only...
PS.: If your food contains some Calcium too, you are free to reduce the intake of beer accordingly.
Eat them now! (Harvest time in Thailand until March)
A cup of fresh strawberries can reduce blood sugar elevations, scientist claims.
For additional information please click into the pictures.
A Nation soaked in Superstition
Thailand is a culture soaked in superstition. The obsession is widely supported by Buddhist Monks and is holding the nation back. The belief in ghosts keeps Thailand an underdeveloped country. The spirit world is everywhere in Thailand where animism and folk beliefs are deeply infused with Buddhism. Buildings have to have a spirit house, a shrine placed in an auspicious corner of a property where offerings can be made to appease ghosts lest they turn malevolent. Even Thailand's notoriously fractious politics is drawing on the occult. A paranoid public.
Thailand's Latest Humbug
Human-like superstitious dolls are Thailand's latest sacred object and their possessors believe they can bring them good luck and fortune. Tukkata Look Thep (Child Angels) holders are mostly urban middle class and relatively well-educated women of middle age, a survey claims. Doll manufacturers - with the corroboration of Buddhist temples and monks - started pushing the resin dolls last year and processing "spiritualisation", inviting angels to inhabit the dolls. The dolls are priced from 1'000 Baht and up to many tens of thousands of Baht. The spiritual dolls also need food, dresses, accommodation and transportation. Therefore the Child Angels are already big business here in Thailand: Restaurants, airlines, bus services, beauty salons, nursery-care services, gift shops, music teachers and language schools all offer their services to the angel and its holders. At Thai Smile Airways (a wholly owned subsidiary of Thai Airways) owners of Child Angels can buy tickets for the popular life-like dolls and they will be treated like ordinary passengers. Snacks and drinks will be served to the dolls while seatbelts must be fastened for them during take-off and landing. Nevertheless, Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn urged owners of child angel dolls to see psychiatrists - if they think the dolls talk back to them.
Update (February 11th):
Thailand's love of the supernatural Jonathan Head, BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, writes.
We are proud of our English skills:
An exclusive new chepter (or chapter?) in our life...
Pattaya City Hall obviously is working with Illiterates
The Police Box on 3rd Road prevents wheelchair users to use the sidewalk. Thailand likes to possess everything what other countries have - even when its officials do not understand how to use it. Therefore Trottoirs (or sidewalks) in Thailand are not designed for pedestrians, handicapped or mothers with buggies but for anything else.
A recent survey claims that the Ducati Brand is Thailand's Dream Bike #1. The company presented its newest models during last years EICMA 2015 in Milan (Italy), including the one pictured above.
Dear Police: These monkeys are playing cards outside BigC Jumbo, near Pattaya South Road. Catch them to destroy the good image of our World Class Beach Resort once again.
Hooters Beach Road
Jungle Snow Naklua
Mama Duck Naklua
LK President Hotel, 3rd Rd.
Virgins Walking Street
Irany Persian Restaurant
Flandria Soi Buakhaow
Taverna South Road
FLB Walking Street
Rhino A Go-Go Walking St.
Bombay Palace Walking
For more information click January 2016 News.
Disco's in Pattaya
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Koh Samet Oil Disaster
City Hall's Efficiency
USA control Europe
Turmoil in Thailand
Junta reigns Thailand
Beach Promenade: Paloma's Destruction
Beach Destruction I
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Wikipedia about Pattaya
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...
The Godfather's Story
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 - 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?
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Fukushima!
Never use a technology you do not master 100%!
Cell Phone RF fields Can Amplify Pain
For the first time in history a scientific research provided the evidence that Radio Frequency EMF (ElectroMagnetic Field) distributed from cell phone relay stations can amplify pain with patients suffering from neuropathic pain. The University of Texas at Dallas published a short and easy to understand résumé about the findings of Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega and his team. For scientific information on that case please read the study published by the researchers.
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.
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!
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.
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 are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
Between 30 to 50 snatching valuables cases are reported to Pattaya's Police every single month.
To Hell with Paradise
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