Pattaya News Flash - The Source
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June 2016
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Thailand's Leaders
Thailand's leaders portrayed by the BBC.
Thailand's lese majeste laws explained by the BBC.
Headline News
Spike from Pattaya Days comments on the latest Headline News.
Once again he hits the point.
Spike from Pattaya Days just published another highlight.
Enjoy his essay about beer, wine and whisky.
June 27, 2016
Buy Made in Japan!
Buy Made in Japan and ignore Made in Germany, Spike from Pattaya Days recommends - and he knows what he is talking about.
June 27, 2016
Thailand's Dictator:
I set the rules
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha told the press that he will not follow UK Prime Minister David Cameron's example and resign if the draft charter is voted down in the August 7th referendum.
The two cases are different. Do you want me to resign? I won't. I set the rules. He did not come up like I did. His country does not have the same problems ours does, the Dictator said
For additional information please read the reports published by Bangkok Post, Khaosod English and Prachatai English.
June 19th, 2016
Thailand's useless bomb detectors
Useless bomb detectors, bought between 2006 and 2010 for nearly 1.4 billion Baht, are still stalking Thailand's Police and Military organisations.
Among the defenders of the useless device at the time were Gen Anupong Poachinda, now the interior minister; then prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, and forensic doctor Khunying Pornthip Rojanasunand.
During September 2012, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, then the army chief and now known as Thailand's Dictator, said the army would continue to use the GT200 because it believed the device was effective...
For additional information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
June 27th, 2016
June 17th, 2016
Do not discuss Religion and Politics!
Thailand's Police asked, on behalf of the Military Junta, the capital's 60-year-old Press Club to cancel a discussion on Buddhism and politics.
It's the latest attempt of Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his handpicked National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to silence the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand.
For additional information please read Khaosod English.
June 16th+, 2016
Cat and Mouse Game
Please follow the actual Cat and Mouse Game between Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and Wat Dhammakaya abbot Phra Dhammajayo.
When a slight rain started, the highly praised people from Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) left the battle zone in a hurry. A ridiculous presentation of a 'professional' unit.
High on Drugs?
Paiboon Koomchaya, Thailand's Justice Minister, proposed that ya ba (methamphetamines) be taken off the dangerous illicit narcotics list and put under the normal drugs category as current measures to suppress the drugs have failed, Bankok Post reports.
The highly educated Minister even claims that medical studies show that methamphetamines's effects on health are less harmful than those of alcohol and cigarettes.
It seems he muddled ya ba with ganja (Marijuana or Cannabis)...
All the studies we read show that ya ba destroys the brain of the consumer(s). Can be observed almost every evening on Pattaya Beach Promenade opposite CentralFestival.
Additional Information
Government 'won't legalise' meth, battled Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya now tells the press...
Obviously Thailand's Ministers are still speaking before using their brains...
20 million Thais qualify for Welfare
About 20 million people who earn less than 100'000 Baht/year are estimated to qualify for the Government's welfare scheme for poverty through the national e-payment system, Bankok Post reports.
Would-be recipients must have Thai nationality, be aged at least 18 and have to register at Krungthai Bank (KTB), the Government Savings Bank (GSB) or the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) from July 15th to August 15th, 2016.
Military Junta extends free education
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha used Section 44 of the interim constitution to extend free education from 12 to 15 years, Bangkok Post reports.
The funding of free education includes tuition fees, textbooks, educational equipment, uniforms, activities for developing learning skills, and other expenses approved by the cabinet.
The order was announced in the Royal Gazette on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, and took effect immediately.
UN Rights Chief urges Thailand to allow debate of draft charter
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome
Pattaya in the Hands of Thailand's Military
On June 16th the governorship of Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome ends. Therefore Thailand's Military Junta appointed a committee of twelve members, with Mr. Chanatpong Sriviset taking over as acting Mayor and not Mr. Wuthipol Charoenpol as reorted first, Pattaya one reports.
Saying Goodbye to Itthiphol Khunplome, also known as Ittiphol Kunplome, is a good thing, some people would say.
But don't count your chickens before they're hatched!
Somchai Khunploem
As soon as the Military Junta ends and 'democratic elections' would 'sprout' again in this country, the familiy of Chonburi's Godfather will try to get their hands on Pattaya again.
For some people there is still a possibility to make some money in this City.
Poor Safety is damaging Thailand's Tourism Industry
After a series of fatal collisions at sea in the past few weeks, the Thai Hotels Association has called for stringent efforts to guarantee tourists' safety.
Thailand's Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said her Ministry was working on the problem, together with other Government Agencies, but it would take time.
The lovely lady said many accidents were caused by operators who ran their businesses without a licence, by overloading of boats, and by reckless boat drivers.
After each accident the official Babblers are promising regulations and security checks. But in reality nothing ever happens.
Just at the time of writing we learned that 11 passengers were killed in a van accident on the Bangkok-bound motorway in Chonburi's Mueang district.
Travelling in vans is as dangerous in this country as using speedboats.
Thailand's Officials know it, but since many years we hear nothing else than empty promises.
For your very own safety:
Avoid traveling with vans and/or speedboats in this country!
Additional Information
Red Card in Sight
The European Union warned Thailand yesterday to take swift and determined action by next month to improve its fisheries and labour practices or face a serious economic threat of an EU ban on Thai seafood.
Despite months of talks, the 28-nation EU is not satisfied with progress to end illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the world's third-largest seafood exporter, Bangkok Post reports.
In a hurry Thailand's Labour Minister Gen Sirichai Distakul ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with the International Labour Organisation.
But the MLC, 2006 will enter into force for Thailand next year only, on June 7th, 2017.
Thailand's laws and regulations are useless as long as they are not used.
Members of Bangkok's Elite usually can ignore most laws or the Authorities and/or the Judges and Lawyers delay the proceedings until the claim(s) lapse(s).
Thailand, the world's number two target for computer crime!
According to Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE (AGCS), Thailand is the world's number two target for computer crime.
Nearly 20% of the country's cybercrime victims reported losses of over US$100,000 in 2015.
Moreover, Thailand is one of the world's top 25 targets for malware attacks.
Bangkok is a prime mark for hackers in Asia-Pacific.
Therefore: Take care of your laptop, tablet, smart- and/or feature-phone as well as your credit card(s) while travelling in Thailand.
Additional Information
Dengue Victims up by 19% in Bangkok
Duangporn Pinjeesekikul, the head of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's Communicable Disease Control Division, reports that some 3'630 people came down with dengue fever in Bangkok in the first five months of this year.
That's a hefty 19.5 per cent jump compared with the same period last year.
Be careful! Dengue Fever can be deadly.
Licenced Loan Sharks?
Thailand's Military Junta announced that it will exercise its powers under Article 44 of the interim charter to bring Loan Shark moneylenders into the country's financial system, The Nation reports.
Qualified (former Loan Sharks) operators may apply for so-called Pico finance licences to do their businesses legally.
The proposed licence will allow them to charge interest rates of up to 36 per cent per year.
At present, charging more than 15 per cent interest rate per year is illegal.
Today, Thailand's Loan Sharks charge interest rates of as much as 20 per cent per month or 240 per cent per year.
About 1.3 million low-income people nationwide have borrowed money from Loan Shark providers. The combined outstanding loans are estimated to total about 50 billion Baht.
Bangkok Post reports that the State mulls loan shark action.
According to the report, Thailand's Revenue Department and the Country's Police know the Loan Sharks, but usually do not touch them.
Update (June 16th):
More help to fight loan sharks, Bangkok Post reports.
According to the report, Thailand's Revenue Department and the Country's Police know the Loan Sharks, but usually do not touch them.
Obviously Thailand's Loan Sharks are very protected people, acting well above the country's Law.
Joke of the Day?
Where are the tourists? a restaurant owner on Soi 8 asked me and my friends yesterday. We don't know, we answered. We couldn't see any!
Today Bankok Post reports that Foreign tourists keep coming!
According to Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand's Tourism and Sports Minister, international tourist arrivals to Thailand surged 12.5% to 14.2 million in the first five months of this year!
We recommend that Thailand's lovely Tourism and Sports Minister distributes magnifying glasses to the shops, restaurants and hotels in this city to detect the almost invisible but obviously existing packs of foreign tourists...
Hotel collapsed on Koh Chang
On Koh Chang, a small island located about 270km from Pattaya, a part of the Siam Beach Resort Hotel collapsed at about 06:00 this morning.
For additional information please read The Nation.
As usual in this country, Authorities created an information chaos. Some Police claimed the incident happened at about 06:00, other ones say it happened at 07:30!
To be part of that chaos, please read this, this, this, and this.
Update (June 14th):
Collapsed hotel 'encroaches on forest land' belonging to Mu Ko Chang National Park, the head of a taskforce on forest and wildlife protection claims.
Why these Officials become aware of an illegal action only when Police, the Military or the Press put a finger on a case?
Total Dictatorship
Today Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha showed his real face to diplomats from a group of 134 developing countries known as G-77 at a forum in Bangkok. He told them:
Frankly speaking, I won't go anywhere as long as the country is not at peace and in order. I won't leave, despite how much you hate me.
I will use my 200'000 soldiers to continue to lead the country.
Without soldiers, Thailand can go nowhere. Nowadays, we are using soldiers to steer the country.
You remember: A few days ago Col. Piyapong Klinpan, a member of Prayuth's hand-picked National Council for Peace and Order (also known as NCPO) still insisted on the Dictator's promise for an election in 2017.
Nothing will change it, Col. Piyapong Klinpan said...
For additional information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Nullifying of the Referendum Act?
Thailand's three ombudsmen today resolved unanimously to forward a petition seeking the nullification of the referendum Act to the Constitutional Court, The Nation reports.
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...
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.
Na Jomtien's Police in hot water
Nataree Entertainment
Bribery List found
During a raid on the well-known Nataree Entertainment, a Massage Parlour on Bangkok's Ratchadapisek Road, Officers from Thailand's Ministry of Interior Affairs not only found at least three underage and foreign girls satisfying customers but also a ledger of names of different Police units and individuals and how much they were bribed by the brothel.
According to the list, published by Khaosod English, the venue's management allegedly paid 76'000 Baht/month to Thailand's Immigration Police and 30'000 Baht/month to the countries Special Branch Police, among a lot of other agencies and individals.
Nataree Entertainment
The raid already cost Col. Kittipong Wisetsanguan his job as the commander of Huai Khwang Police Station. Kittipong and his deputies have been transferred to inactive posts.
Police all over Thailand are widely associated with endemic corruption and bribe-taking from illicit businesses in exchange for turning a blind eye.
As everybody knows, prostitution is illegal in this funny country.
Therefore all persons or businesses employing prostitues and/or providing corresponding services are a potential source of income for greedy Officials.
Please read too:
The funny thing about the discovery of the ledger:
Instead to stop all kind of corruption at Thailand's Agencies and to remove all the bribe-taking Officials, acting Bangkok City Police chief Sanit Mahathavorn announced that the Interior Ministry will decide whether to close the massage parlour. Futhermore the owner of Nataree Entertainment will be charged with running a prostitution business, acting as a procurer, opening the premises to the sex trade and being involved in human trafficking, Pol Lt Gen Sanit said.
This kind of corruption isn't limited to Bangkok.
In Pattaya all sex-related businesses, including Bars, Lounges, A Go-Go Clubs, small and large Massage Parlours, Show temples, Discos and Shorttime Hotels have to pay millions of Baht each year to the local (and national) agencies and their Officials.
TiT (This is Thailand)
Update (June 9th):
Happy Ending at Pattaya Massage Parlours
Read and smile...
That's the way it works:
No Sex Trade in Pattaya!
You know it better...
Update (June 10th):
Bribery List
While the The Nation reports that the Massage parlour logbooks (would be) probed for corruption, Bangkok Post claims that Agencies probe 'bribes' at massage parlour.
Khaosod English tried to contact people mentioned in the bribery list. As expected they did not answer their phones, had them turned off or claimed to know nothing.
The Nation reports that 70 migrant Nataree Entertainment massage parlour workers had appear in court following raid. As expected, Nataree Entertainment foreign sex workers held. 20 ladies were fined 4'500 Baht/each.
The case should become clearer by next week, Deputy Police Spokesman Maj-General Piyapan Pingmuang said...
But until today nobody answered the question about the well-being of the person(s) handing over the bribes and keeping the bribery list up-to-date.
How long it will take until he/her will disappear from the scene, and how the management of the Massage Parlour declared the expenses with the Revenue Authorities?
Update (June 11th):
5 brothel executives face charges of trafficking, Bangkok Post reports.
That's very interesting:
The Police claims that the Nataree Massage Parlour (also known as Soapy Massage) is a Brothel.
According to Wikipedia a Brothel is a place where people may come to engage in sexual activity with a prostitute. In Thailand prostitution has been illegal since 1960.
However, the law is not strictly enforced - and as usual in Thailand, the law has loopholes:
The Entertainment Places Act of 1966, still in effect today, makes it possible for Thais to render special services.
This is done, for example, by establishing such places as massage parlors where men come and look at women, who are sitting separated by a glass wall, and can pick and choose whom they want. The women come to the men's hotel room and massage them, but, in reality do more than that. It is usually left for the customer to decide what kind of special service he really wants, and because of that such establishments are able to avoid being designated as (illegal) brothels.
This act was designed to pave the way for brothels to be legalized under the guise of massage parlours, bars, night-clubs, tea-houses, etc.
The Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act of 1996 outlawed the hiring of prostitutes under the age of 18, as well as people associating in prostitution establishments for the purpose of prostitution; the latter provision does not appear to be enforced.
Update (June 12th):
Update (June 13th):
Update (June 14th):
Brothel owner, manager each face 14 charges, but the two are at large...
Please read too:
Pattaya Police got new Commander
Col. Apichai Klobpetch is the new Commander of Pattaya Police on Soi 9. He replaces Col. Sukthat Pumpanmuang, who headed the Police Station since January 16th, 2015.
This year's reshuffle promoted a lot public criticism.
The list, handled by the Royal Thai Police's Central Administration Office and overseen by the the National Police Chief, was full of embrassing mistakes: Among other mistakes, it announced Pol Col Somkiat Yuwadi, the former head of Mai Riang Police station in Nakhon Si Thammarat, as the new chief at Khanom Police station in the same province despite having died in 2013.
About 6% of the entries made on the reshuffle list were made in error.
It illustrates the way Thailand's Police is working...
Rogue Police
Crooked Police run a protection racket for illegal migrants across Bangkok, Bangkok Post reports.
Bangkok Police Chief vows to punish five station heads if graft stickers surface in their responsible areas, (an improved) Pattaya Mail writes.
Erawan bombing suspect's Interpreter claims that Cops planted drugs on him, Khaosod English reports.
Five men intruded a laundry shop for extortion and extorted a body care shop in NaJomtien as well, but our lazy Pattaya Police do not even record the incidents, Pattaya Daily News reports.
National Police reshuffle list full of 'mistakes', Bangkok Post reveals.
Once again Banglamung Police Officers had to lined up to offer a welcome to a new chief, Pattaya Mail reveals.
Flooding, not crime, to be his immediate concern, the new superintendent told his subordinates...
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!
Pattaya News Flash June 2016 - The Source
NightWalker's News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Congratulations to the
British people.
They opted for freedom and self-determination.
We urge the remaining EU member states to follow the British example.
It's time to kill the European Union and its Mafia-like organizations.
The EU Flag next year same time:
The EU Flag next year same time
Members of the European Union in 2017: Germany, Greece, Turkey
Welcome to Pattaya
Pattaya means Entertainment
Mike Baird's Cartoons
Jomtien Palm Beach Hotel
Christmas Time
Obviously The Jomtien Palm Beach Hotel celebrates Christmas all year long...
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Coconut Bar closed
Coconut Bar closed
Coconut Bar, a Beach Road venue on Soi 13/3, closed.
Fairy Club
New A Go-Go Club
Opposite of the well-known Siam Sawasdee Hotel on Soi Buakhaow is a small Soi connecting Soi Buakaow with Soi Chayaphun. A long time ago this Soi was the home of Baby Boom A Go-Go, a Ladyboy Bar.
On June 7th the Fairy Club A Go-Go opened in the very same rooms. The owner claims that there will be real girls only. Test it yourself!
You get familiar with the club's name? Blue Sky's failed nameless A Go-Go Club on Walking Street - now successful as Taboo - was first announced as Fairies A Go-Go...
New Beerfest
New Beerfest
In our March Edition we reported about the closure of the Beerfest Restaurant, located on Pattaya 2nd Road in front of Alcazar's Showcase.
Today we can report that the once popular Beerfest Restaurant reopened in the rooms of the former bookshop at The Avenue, just across from Soi Post Office.
The restaurant prepares Russian, German and Thai Food.
All Seasons closed
All Seasons closed
Also located at The Avenue, the All Seasons All You Can Eat for 299 Baht Steak House closed.
The closure was predictable: All Seasons, as well as the Santa Fé Restaurants too, are serving Thai Steaks - meat, scraggy and with a lot of fat.
At Nai Por Buffet Restaurants, in Pattaya on North Road, just across from the City's Bus Terminal, you can get a lot tastier steaks for 199 Baht, and there is even some food to enjoy your Thai compagnion.
At All Seasons you pay for the ambiance, at Nai Por for the food.
Fresh Mart
New Mini-Mart Chain discovers Pattaya
On Pattaya South Road, near Soi Buakhaow Market, and on Soi Buakhaow, in the rooms of the former Flandria Restaurant, the first Fresh Mart mini marts will open in a few days.
Fresh Mart is a new chain. Fresh Mart International Public Co. Ltd. announced in November 2015 that it plans to open 600 new stores in Thailand at a cost of 1.2 billion Baht.
At the time of writing there is almost no information available about the new chain. Therefore we don't know if Fresh Mart has any connection with the well-known CP Fresh Mart chain.
Sohotown, located on the Northern Part of Pattaya 2nd Road and known as The first ever Chinatown in Pattaya is already expanding to Soi 1, off Pattaya 2nd Road. During the evening hours the area between the shops is filled up with tables and chairs to enjoy the tasty foods prepared in the shop's small kitchens.
Sohotown on Soi 1 off Pattaya 2nd Road.
That was it...
The defunct CentralCenter on Pattaya 2nd Road. As reported last month, BigC Supermarket and the SF Cinemas are still open, but can be accessed only from Soi 2, off 2nd Road. All other shops are closed.
Cheetah Bar
The Cheetahs disappeared
The once well-known Cheetah Bar, located on Pattaya Beach Road between Central Road and the Pink Lady Restaurant, closed and is on the block.
Flamingo on the Block
Hotel on the Block
The well-known Flamingo Hotel is on the Block. The hotel is located in South Pattaya, just behind the Tukcom shopping center.
Wine Bar on the Block
Wine Bar closed (again)
La Brasserie, the Wine Bar on Soi Buakhaow, closed again and is now on the block.
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Bad Girls A Go-Go
New A Go-Go Club
A very small Bad Girls A Go-Go will open soon between the 7Eleven outlet and Insomnia on Walking Street. It replaces the former Antalya Kebab Booth.
Demolish the Building
Demolish the Building
Banglamung District Authorities have ordered the demolition of the 130 million Baht Bali Hai Plaza for encroaching on public land.
Bali Hai Plaza opened as a Shopping Center in 2008, but failed to attract customers. When Mixx Discotheque opened at the second floor of the building the place was renamed as Bali Hai Entertainment.
According to the Authorities, Bali Hai Entertainment Plaza was illegally modified to encroach on the Bali Hai flood-drainage canal. It impedes the flow of storm runoff into the sea, District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana claims.
Let's wait an see what happens next...
Tiger gets D(ee)
Tiger gets D(ee)
Walking Street's Tiger Club, a failed Tomboy Bar, starts a new life as Dclub.
D (spoken Dee) in Thai means good.
It will be just another 2nd floor dancing. It is scheduled to open during next month.
Utopia closed
From Rock to Reggae
Utopia Rock House closed its door - and repened as Sopar Reggae Bar.
Sopar replaces Utopia
As soon as the band(s) know(s) to play real Reggae, NightWalker will be there too, he told us.
Sopar replaces Utopia
Infinity A Go-Go still open
Infinity still open!
In full contrast to some news published in the internet, Infinity as well as Hot Girls are still running strong. They aren't closed!
Religion goes public
New at the Entrance to Walking Street
Religion follows the people (and the money).
Exactly the same as everywhere in this world.
New A Go-Go
Diamond A Go-Go re-opened
On June 19th a new A Go-Go arised from the ashes of Diamond A Go-Go on Soi Diamond with completely new interior furnishings. You won't recognise the old one! Even the signs are new.
Cosnovy A Go-Go closed
The Blue Sky Group closed its Cosnovy A Go-Go Club on June 16th to make space to another live music bar.
It seems that the company's two noisemaker, the Blue Sky Station 15, just opposite the Cosnovy Bar, as well as Blus Sky III, located at the entrance to Soi B.J, are so lucrative business units that the group decided to open a 3rd one on Walking Street.
Cosnovy closed
The sad relics of Cosnovy
Everything must come to an end...
New Wave Club
New Wave is succeeding Rolling Live 2
Just a day after the closure of Rolling Live 2 work started for an all new venue called New Wave.
Rumours already claim the new club will be a Disco.
Whatever it will be, in about 5 months time Soi 16 will get a surprisingly large two story building.
At least let's hope that the management of the new club has a firm hand on the new wave. We don't need another tsunami...
New Wave on June 16th, 2016
New Wave on June 16th, 2016. But wait about 5 months: It will look very different.
New A Go-Go Club on Soi Diamond
In the rooms of the closed Shark Club an all new A Go-Go Club opened, named Overmind. As its predecessor the new venue features an entrance on Soi 15.
Entrance on Soi 15
Supergirl's backdoor
Supergirl's backdoor
Super Girl, the A Go-Go Club on Soi Diamond, opened a backdoor on Soi 15.
Beautiful Optical
Beautiful Closure
Beautiful Optical, located just in front of Walking Street's Walking Street Disco, closed on Mai 31st.
Work already started to create something new.
A businessman in the neighbourhood told me: I bet you a pound it will reopen as a Go-Go Club...
Please don't make such proposals, I told him, Prayuth Chan-ocha and his hand-picked National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO, also known as Thailand's Military Junta) are everywhere.
Gaming and betting (perhaps even petting) are not allowed in this country.
Legal gambling in this funny country full of Junta ordered happiness is limited to the National Lottery and horse betting on the thoroughbred tracks in Bangkok.
Suspicious Building Site
Another Suspicious Building Site
Just between the Italia Ice Cream Caffè and the Sugarbaby A Go-Go Club is another suspicious building site that already looks like an entrance to a coming A Go-Go Bar.
Let's enjoy a tasty Ice Cream, look and wait what happens...
Update (June 12th):
On July 5th, 2016, the new venue is set to open as G-Spot @ Pattaya, another new A Go-Go Club.
Rolling Live 2
After the celebration of a Farewell Party on May 31st the Rolling Live 2 Bar at the corner Walking Street / Soi 16 closed its door definitely.
Rolling Live 2
From Rhino to Mango
From Rhino to Mango
In the front part of the room that hosted the failed Rhino A Go-Go Club a Mango Shop opened it's door. It sells fresh Mangos, Mango Drinks, Dried Mangos, Cosmetics made from Mangos and all kind of other Mango related products as well as pillows made from Latex.
The back part of the former club is still on the block.
Already on the block
Already on the block
The all new shop, just finished on Soi 16, off Walking Street, is already on the block, before it even opened. TiT (This is Thailand)
It's Ramadan
From June 6th to July 5th or 7th, 2016, Marine Plaza, usually Pattaya's noisest area, is in the dark and absolutely quiet. While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations. In theory at least - and sometimes even in practice, if you stay in Pattaya, this world's best but still unfinished Family Resort.
Ramadan at Marine Plaza
Ramadan at Marine Plaza
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Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
Stop the Caffeine Saga
Don't let you fool
Don't believe the Nutrition Consultants
They are nothing else than Chatterboxes!
Don't drink Coke, it's not healthy, it contains sugar and caffeine, the Babblers claim.
Last month we unmasked the Nutrition Consultants' sugar claims, today we uncover the s**t they tell about caffeine.
100ml (or about 100g) of ordinairy Coke contains 8mg of Caffeine (the reduced sugar varieties 15mg).
But now the facts:
1 cup of Tea = 2.5 colas 100g Tea contains about 20mg of Caffeine, also called Teeine.
1 cup of coffee = 2 cup of Tea or 5 colas 100g of Coffee contains approx. 40mg of Caffeiene.
100g Red Bull = 4 colas 100g of Red Bull (or similar Energy Drinks) contains about 30mg of coffeine. but Ammo, an Energy Drink allegedly developed for the U.S. Military, contains a whooping 570mg of Caffeine. That's about 14 cups of coffee or 70 colas!
Headache from Caffeine?
Think twice!
Your headache killer Aspirin from Bayer contains 65mg of Caffeine or the equivalent of 8 colas!
3-5 cups of non-decaffeinated coffee per day can prevent cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease and stroke. Analyses show that Caffeine may confer a modest protective effect against some other diseases too, including Parkinson's disease and certain types of cancer.
Do you remember the time when these highly educated babblers claimed that drinking coffee dehydrates your body?
This is not an advertisement for Coke and we do not get any money from the Coca-Cola Company. We publish this report to uncover the stupid claims from self-appointed Nutrition Consultants and their supporters.
On June 18th The Nation published interesting stories about coffee.
On June 24th Bangkok Post reports that drinking coffee not only lowers cancer risks but provides a lot of other health benefits.
Bali Hai Bunker
Rumours have the say that Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome and his City Hall Crew will convert the closed robotic car park into a prison for high class inmates demanding 5-star accommodation or to donate it to Thailand's Military to use it as a bunker in the case of an unexpected but still possible civil war.
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a chain is only as strong as its weakest link
Do YOU unterstand the meaning of: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link?
One Way
Enlarged Tesco Lotus
Tesco/Lotus on Pattaya North Road recently enlarged the sales area of its Supermarket.
But the ways between some shelfes are now a lot too small.
We recommend to install one way signs...
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Puma sold tearing uniforms to Switzerland's National Football Team for about 5'600 Baht/set.
Puma sold tearing uniforms to Switzerland's National Football Team for about 5'600 Baht/set. In Pattaya you still can buy copies of them for a few hundert Baht, but usable, washable and tearproof ones.
Driving in Thailand
Oops - What's in my loo?
Don't touch
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
is wasting
its money
On June 17th, 2016, the Eurozone released a fresh tranche of money for debt ridden Greece.
Until today Greece owes its creditors more than €320bn - about 180% of its annual economic output (GDP).
Germany and other members of the European Union claim sincs many years that they do not have the money to provide decent pensions to its citizens.
But with an unbelievable impertinences the members of the Eurozone spend billions of €uros to absolutely corrupt countries.
Kill the
EU now!
Maesriruen Restaurant
X-speed North Pattaya
Nashaa Disco Walking St.
Destroyed by Blaze:
O La La Soi 7
CentralCenter 2nd Road
Mood Pratumnak Soi 6
Fever Disco Walking St.
Shark A Go-Go
Only O A Go-Go
Big Event:
For more information click May 2016 News.
More Information
Your recent speech was the typical outrage of a loser
Your recent speech in San Diego was the typical outrage of a loser.
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
Resolve the European Union immediately!
The European Union - and Mrs Merkel - are a Threat to every single Country in Europe.
Angela Merkel told a newspaper that she would open the borders again.
Not she, but the EU has made mistakes, the Chancellor of Germany claims.
Obviously this lady can't learn from her mistakes.
Now you can see why European Politicians need the European Union:
The EU serves as a scapegoat to cover up their own mistakes.
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%!
Thailand's coming cashless society
On May 12th, 2016, we reported about Thailand's coming cashless payment system, announced as UnionPay.
Om June 17th Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) and the country's National Bank (also known as Bank of Thailand) reported that they had agreed steps to improve cybersecurity for electronic transactions via mobile phones.
For more information about Thailand's coming cashless society pleas read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Don't be confused! The system was first announced as UnionPay but obviously already get a new name: PromptPay.
(Our preference would be: LetPrayuthPay)
And don't forget: There is no real security on our Internet. We will never have it.
Play the old Games until 2017!
Nintendo is delaying its next-generation game console, the Nintendo NX, about half a year from the company's original mass production plan in the mid-2016.
In the meantime Nintendo tries to enhance the game console's video-game/handheld-game-integrated gaming experience.
The company will also add a virtual reality (VR) function into the system to gain advantages in the upcoming video game and mobile game competitions.
Nintendo's new device will feature a 5- to 7-inch display, a controller and a joystick for users to play as a mobile gaming product. Nevertheless, users can connect the console to a TV to play as a video game system.
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!
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.
Stop making stupid people famous
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