Pattaya News Flash - The Source
November 19th, 2016
On November 19th hundred thousands of people joined in Pattaya to mourn His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late King of Thailand.
Latest News
November 2016
Click here to read our October 2016 News.
Thailand has a new King
Thailand has a new King
Today Thailand's Military Junta announced that Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn became the new monarch of Thailand.
For additional Information please read:
Prince Vajiralongkorn proclaimed King Rama X
Who is King Vajiralongkorn?
Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn – in his own words
First Stage of Royal Succession completed
Spike from Pattaya Days reports
Autumn in Tokyo
Spike from Pattaya Days reports with beautiful pictures from Showa Memorial Park.
Spike from Pattaya Days reports about Japan
Must Read!
Spike from Pattaya Days reports about his experiences during his journey in Japan.
Return to Democracy - the Military way:
You can vote, but you don't will get a new Government.
According to Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam a General Election will definitifely take place next year - but a new Govenment may not be formed by the end of the year.
However, unforeseeable factors could make it unlikely for a new administration to be formed within 2017, because it would take about two months for official election results to be announced after the vote. the Deputy announced.
Due to the Military Junta's new voting and vote-count systems, the political party with the most votes will not be guaranteed to form the government. The one that fails to get the most votes may succeed, he said and added that the Military Junta's road map to return to demoocracy will be followed but there may be some factors that cannot be seen today. There could be some changes or adjustments...
Update #1: Bangkok Post just published a report providing some additional information.
Update #2: Prawit admits election may be delayed if trouble is brewing...
New Year begins with four-day Weekend
Thai citizens begin 2017 with a four-day weekend thanks to the interim cabinet, which Tuesday added two more days to the New Year holidays.
January 2nd and January 3rd, were added as public holidays to follow on December 31st and January 1st, according to the government spokeswoman Col. Taksada Sangkachan.
Thailand's cabinet also announced that National Day, celebrated December 5th on the birthday of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol, will remain a public holiday but be renamed to commemorate his birthday.
Good things come to those who wait
Bangkok Post reports that a mission of top water experts from the Netherlands will visit Thailand to cooperate with Thai authorities in finding solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the field of urban flood risk management.
Perhaps the Experts can tell their counterparts too how they can protect and/or refill their sand beaches the correct way.
Komo Maki
So simple,
so elegantly implemented,
so Japanese
Spike from Pattaya Days explains the world the Japanese way to remove and kill harmful insects.
Dhammakaya Abbot
Encroachment charge against Dhammakaya Abbot
A court on Friday issued an arrest warrant on charge of land encroachment against the leader of an influential Buddhist sect, who's also accused of multi-million baht embezzlement.
However, Police declined to say when they will mount another attempt to apprehend the monk, who's thought to be residing at the headquarters of his Dhammakaya sect, protected by thousands of his acolytes.
A Police General told reporters on Friday that Officers do not wish to ignite any confrontation.
For additional Information please read the report published by Khaosod English.
Please read too:
Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
Thailand's Dictator urges loyalty to Rama X, the next King
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha says people must always remember His Majesty the late King Bhumibol and urged Thailand's citiziens to show their allegiance to the next king, Rama X.
For additional information please read the reports published by The Nation.
Koh Samet managed by Mafia
Koh Samet managed by Mafia
Almost all businesses on Koh Samet, an idylic Island located about 80 kilometers of Pattaya, including motorcycle, speed boats, jet ski and banana boat rentals, beach massages, body painters, taxi services and hawkers are controlled by a mafia consisting of Policemen, Officials from other departments and influential figures, a report published by Bangkok Post reveals.
Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) announced to take legal action against the illegal groups.
Update (November 20th):
Bangkok Post reports that Thailand's National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department will launch similar crackdowns at Lipe archipelago, Tarutao National Marine Park and on Koh Chang.
Please read too:
Banana boats, parasails banned from beaches of Koh Samet by Khaosod.
Thailand's 'FBI' suspends 2 top officers over a '40 million Baht bribe'
Two senior officers of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), Thailand's FBI, have been suspended from duty for allegedly taking a bribe of up to 40 million Baht in connection with Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative(KCUC) embezzlement scandal.
For additional information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Please read too:
Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
Playing Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
A businessman accused of vehicular manslaughter surprised the court Monday by announcing he is now fit to stand trial but informed the court too that his lawyer withdrew from the case.
For additional information please read the report published by Khaosod English.
Please read too:
Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
Unfair trial
Amnesty International has released a statement calling for the Thai government to drop charges they called unfair against a Thai human rights lawyer representing 14 student activists.
For additional information please read the reports published by The Nation and Khaosod English.
You're at the whim of this corrupt, mafia system
You're at the whim of this corrupt, mafia system, and you can't get out of it, said British rights activist Andy Hall and left Thailand.
For additional information please read the reports published by Bangkok Post and Khaosod English.
Stupid Officials
As cool weather looms over Thailand, a public school in Buriram has confiscated brightly colored children's jackets for being deemed inappropriate to wear during mourning period, Khaosod English reports.
Same same but different
Big Brother is watching you
Thailand's Army opened a new Army Cyber Center on Tuesday tasked with combating and suppressing information deemed illegal or undesirable, Khaosod English and Prachatai English report.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha
Thailand's Dictator named Press Freedom Predator
For the second year in a row Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha was named a press freedom predator by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders.
For additional information please read the reports published by Khaosod English and/or Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Entertainment activities can resume
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced yesterday that entertainment activities and normal TV programming can resume from November 14th, 2016, Bangkok Posts reports.
Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
Overseas investors are pulling money from Thailand
Overseas investors are pulling money from Thailand's stocks at the fastest pace this year after HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death, Bloomberg reports.
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.
Police obviously protect gambling den
Five senior police officers at the Lat Krabang police station in Bangkok have been transferred to inactive posts after a military-led team raided a major gambling den in the district.
For additional information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Police Officer robs Krungthai Bank money truck
The Nation reports that a Police Officer from Chonburi with the help of his brother and some others robbed a Krungthai Bank money truck. Police arrested the gang yesterday.
Police Officers beat gambler to death
According to a witness, Police officers have beaten a gambler to death in the middle of a residential area. The officers disappeared after the gambler's death Prachatai English reports.
Police investigators are looking into a complaint against Sutthisan police who have been accused of assaulting a gambler to death during a raid on an illegal high-low dice game in Huai Khwang district, Bangkok Post reports.
Update (November 19th):
Seven officers charged in suspected gambler's death.
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.
Additional Information:
On November 24th, 2016, Khaosod English provided some additional information.
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...
Pattaya News Flash November 2016 - The Source
NightWalker\'s News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
The events of the last few months show that at least the inhabitants of America, Germany and Great Britain can not be manipulated by the media!
A lesson for Switzerland, Thailand and the rest of the world.
Welcome to Pattaya
Enjoy Pattaya's 'Beaches'
People should lighting candles instead of raving to Thai pop music, our Authorities recommend.
Zika Cases in Thailand
Zika Cases in Thailand (Image: Google)
During this year we already published a few times information about the outbreak of the Zika virus in Thailand.
In the meantime the media have reported dozens of new Zika cases in this country. During the second week of November Thailand's Public Health Ministry announced thirty-three new cases. The ministry also reports first time Zika cases in Nakhon Pathom and Phetchaburi provinces.
For additional information please read the report published by Khaosod English.
Please read too: Thailand's Disease Control Department (DCD) has found that religious sites are the main breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that can spread Zika, The Nation reports.
November 19th:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the Zika virus no longer poses a world public health emergency, but the organisation warned that the epidemic still remains a challenge...
Pattaya after Zero Hour
Pattaya is Mourning
Walking Street on October 13th at about 21:30
When Thailand's media on October 13th at 18:00 reported the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the life in Pattaya came to a standstill.
The Bars and Clubs in this town closed down and Pattaya's citizens let their tears run wild. Suddenly Fun City was in the dark.
The Prime Miniter’s Office announced that Government Agencies nationwide were ordered to fly half-mast for 30 days following His Majesty the King’s death and urged all sectors in the society to refrain from holding entertainment activities for one month.
On October 15th the first bars on Walking Street reopened but remaind in the dark without music. Pattaya was a very quiet place.
On October 17th Thailand's Interior Ministry announced that, Bars, Pubs and Clubs can operate normally as long as nobody passing by can see or hear what is going on.
The announcement changed the pictures of Walking Street immediately. The lights came back as well as the ladies. But the dominant color of the beauties' clothes was black, even in the Go-Go Clubs. Walking Street's open-air noisemakers reopened but without musicians.
Playing behind Glass
The Hot Tuna Bar replaced its musiscians by snooker tables
Playing behind Glass
Stone's House was the first music bar that disappeared behind a wand of glass
Playing behind Glass
On October 24th Blue Sky's Rock Street started the installation of a glasswand too
Playing behind Glass
as did Blue Sky's Station
Playing behind Glass
Blue Sky's Station on October 30th: Still without glass but the venue covered by a black fabric as did its Rock Street across the street
Playing behind Glass
Taurus, a former disco closed its front with wooden panels and is working as a Russian Karaoke Club
Playing behind Glass
On October 30th the Hot Tuna Bar replaced the snooker tables with its rockband and covered its front by a large and opaque plastic film
Playing behind Curtain
Since November 1st Candyshop plays its music behind a (nice) curtain
Playing behind Glass
Since the first week of November 2016 both Blue Sky Bars, the Rock Street and the Station let play their musicians behind glass
The musiciams are back on Walking Street,
the noise too but you can't see the noisemakers...
TiT (That is Thailand)
P.S. On November 14th all venues on Walking Street removed their curtains.
We've seen it all before
Pattaya, the Sex Capital of the World?
According to many media reports Pattaya is called the Sex City of the world.
It's not true! Pattaya not even is a copy of 2017's European Capital of Culture.
In the 5th Century before Christ, Paphos and its temple of Aphrodite was the city of sex tourisme along with Babylon, Byblos and Baalbek where sex with strangers was not only possible but obligatory.
Please read the report pulished by BBC
Who will win?
October 31st: Bali Hai overcrowd with boats
During the first weeks of October Thailand's Military Junta cleared Pattaya's Beach Road from its (illegal) street vendors.
A few days later Legal Department chief Sretapol Boonsawat announced that in a next step authorities will move against motorbike taxis sitting on sidewalks and bike-rental agents who park their vehicles on the street. They have to free the Beach Road at the end of October 2016.
Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) also ordered Pattaya's Tourist Boat Operators to move out their boats from Bali Hai Pier by October 31th, 2016.
The pier and its surrounds are to be redeveloped as a public recreation area. the Junta claims. Furthemore Thailand's Navy eyes the area as a space for the Navy's International Fleet Review Show during August 2017.
Bali Hai cleared
Spike from Pattaya Days reports from Bali Hai: I see no ships
Military Junta - Pattaya Mafia: 1:0
Promised but still unsolved:
Who will win?
Bike-rental Agents still block public parking space on Pattaya Beach Road
Who will win?
Bike-rental Agents still block public parking space on Pattaya Beach Road
Who will win?
Bike-rental Agents still block public parking space on Pattaya Beach Road
Who will win?
Bike-rental Agents still block public parking space on Pattaya Beach Road
Who will win?
Motorbike Taxis still block public parking space on Pattaya Beach Road
Their motorcycles not even have the required yellow plates...
Who will win?
Motorbike Taxis still block public parking space on Pattaya Beach Road
Who will win?
Never used Bus Stops still block public parking space on Pattaya Beach Road
Pattaya wears Black & White
Until further notice, most of Pattaya's residents dress in black and / or white
Colorful Fruits
Nevertheless, Thailand's fruits are still available in all colors
Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
Arrivals, income up despite crackdown on illegal practices
Thailand's Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul claimed on November 4th, that international arrivals increased by 13 per cent year on year during the third quarter, while income climbed 12 per cent in the same period.
The overall industry in fact continued to grow strongly in both the international and domestic markets, even though the government had seriously cracked down on illegal tourism practices and the management of a number of attractions, the lovely lady said.
We don't know where she got the numbers from, but fact is that Pattaya, its hotels, shops, restaurants and beaches as well as its entertainment industry and its servicegirls are badly missing international and national visitors.
Interesting: On November 13th THAI Airways International president Charamporn Jotikasthira confirmed that its Chinese market dropped 25 per cent over the last few months...
Perhaps the Chinese tourists from Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry travel on foot.
The number of Chinese tourists entering Thailand per day via the airport dropped to 4'000 from 13'000 in August
Therefore three Thai-registered airlines are experiencing a financial crunch after their operations were severely affected by a sharp drop in Chinese tourists, the Bangkok Post writes.
Tourists from Russia are back in Town
Fact is too that some tourists from Russia are back in town. But the bad news is - according to most businesses we contacted - the Russians enjoy the (daily) rain(s), the sea and the foods but they don't buy any goods and/or souvenirs...
High Season in Jomtien
No comment
Yunomori Onsen & Spa
On Thepprasit Road Yunomori opened its Onsen & Spa.
Chuan Chim Restaurant & Tea Room
Chuan Chim, located on Jomtien's Soi 5, is a restaurant & tea room serving English specialities and Thai food as well as a daily afternoon tea.
Winchester Club House
The Winchester Club House, located on Wat Bun Kanchana Road, is still on the block.
The Windmill Jomtien
The The Windmill Restaurant on Jomtien's Soi 5 closed down.
Poised to continue
New Hotel
On Naklua 3rd Road, between Pattaya North Road and Soi Photisarn an all new hotel takes shape just in front of the also new Siamese Hotel.
Poised to continue
Laem Beer Bar closed
Laem Beer Bar closed and is on the block.
The Pighet Bar closed
The Pighet Bar closed and is on the block.
Soi Buakhaow for Beginners
Start your Business now
Fresh Mart closed
Fresh Mart, a new Mini Mart located on Soi Buakhaow, closed down in the middle of November. It opened during June 2016 and was part of Thailand's new Fresh Mart Chain. A second Fresh Mart outlet located on Pattaya South Road is fully furnished but never opened. The venues are on the block.
Fresh Mart International Public Co. Ltd. announced during November 2015 that it plans to open 600 new stores in Thailand at a cost of 1.2 billion Baht.
Fresh Mart closed
Fresh Mart South Road: Never opened
Hanwoori Garden
Hanwoori Garden
On Soi 6, off Pattaya 3rd Road, two Korean BBQ Restaurant opened.
Hangme BBQ
Hangme BBQ
Selfmade Pizza
Enjoying DIY Pizza
On Soi Welcome Town, off Pattaya Central Road (Pattaya Klang), Pizza Plaza opened. Pizza Plaza is a Pizza Buffet Restaurant where you can prepare your very own Pizza and enjoy salad, vegetables, soups as well as ice creams á discretion. EST-branded Softdrinks are free of charge.
It's great fun for children too.
On The Block
One of South Road's most beautiful restaurants, The Cucumber, is on the block
On The Block
Chicken World, located on the Southern part of Soi Buakhaow and only a few meters from the market, is on the block too.
New Central Center
New Central Center
CentralCenter, also known as BigC North Pattaya, is upgrading its shopping center. The venue gets a new large parking house as well as a completely new shopping area including an all new fisherman village. The new CentralCenter is scheduled to open in December 2016. During the reconstruction the BigC market as well as the SF cinemas remain open.
New on Soi Arunothai
New on Soi Arunothai
On Soi Arunothai a new market opened with nice restaurants and a large parking area.
New on Soi Arunothai
Entrance to the market area.
Still empty
The Bay on Pattaya Beach Road was announced to open during the first quarter of 2016 as a new culinary highlight in Pattaya. Now it houses a lonely Starbucks. The rest of the building is still empty.
Poised to continue
Amethyst reopened
PattayaSweetHearts reports that Amethyst A Go-Go reopened on November 3rd under a new Management. The venue closed down on July 5th, 2016 - and closed again on November 15th....
Poised to continue
Bypass opens
On November 25th Bypass A Go-Go opened at the entrance to Soi Happy.
Nashaa Bar & Restaurant
Also on November 25th, Nashaa, the second floor Indian Nightclub, opened a branch on the first floor as a Party Bar and Sea View Restaurant for Pattaya's Russian visitors. The new venue replaces the former Fair Food Restaurant and its Russian Café.
Muzzik Café
To the left of the venue is the new and very beautiful Muzzik Café providing life music
Lucifer Discotheq
The right side of the venue houses the entrance to the all new Lucifer Discotk
Both venues will open during the next few days.
Korean Dessert Cafe
In a former jewelry shop The Snowcap Bingsoo Korean Dessert Cafe opened near the Southern end of Walking Street. Their 'creation' starts from 89 Baht.
Bypass A Go-Go
In a few days time bypass will open its new A Go-Go Club in front of Happy A Go-Go and Beach Club at the entrance to Soi Happy.
Pheromone A Go-Go
Pheromone, Walking Street's latest A Go-Go Club, opened on November 6th with a party. The venue is located in the rooms of the former UDOM AGG leather shop, just across from Marine Disco.
Istanbul Kebab reopened
During the second week of November Istanbul Kebab reopened. The venue closed down during the last week of October 2016 without giving any reason.
Russian Meeting Point
Because Fair Food is still closed and the dancing on top of Fair Food attracts people from the Indian subcontinent Pattaya's visitors from Russia decided to use this restaurant as their new meeting point. Top atmosphere all night long.
The End of Burger World?
Burger World, located a few meters from Insomia Disco, opened on October 14th, 2016, and closed during the first week of November.
P.S. On November 17th Burger World reopened...
The End of Burger World?
Burger World reopened on November 17th
Arena closed
Arena, a Café and Restaurant opposite the still closed Food Fair Seafood Restaurant, closed during the first week of November. Since a few months the Food Fair claims to open soon... Soon is an extensible term in this country.
Poised to continue
Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
Traffic Sign on Pattaya Beach Road
This Traffic Sign on Pattaya Beach Road got damaged a few weeks ago but nobody cares. The sign belongs to a unused Pedestrian light in front of Royal Garden Plaza...
During weekends - when Beach Road is full of tourists - our highly educated Police shut down the traffic lights...
Traffic Sign on Pattaya Beach Road
We promise but...
On February 15th, 2016, Pattaya's lovely Police Major initiated a big and so far unlimited crackdown on all kind of traffic violations, including parking vehicles in prohibited areas. As you can see: Nothing ever happened...
Monthy Room
Seen on Soi LK Metro
One Beer for Food
Seen on Pattaya South Road
Open but Closed
Open but Closed - or vice versa (seen on Pattaya Beach Road)
Waiting for Creatures
Waiting for Pokémon Creatures in front of CentralFestival
Everything gets larger in Pattaya
Not an advertisement from Pfizer
Don't worry
Not seen at Pattaya Bali Hai Pier
The Pattaya Game
Don't walk
Any resemblance to a living person is purely coincidental
Mike Baird's Cartoons
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Beer Town Soi Buakhaow
So Nice Soi Yamato
Burger World Walking St.
Frost Magical Ice of Siam
Bronx Pizza Soi Diana
Shanghai Soi Lengkee
Phantom Soi Buakhaow
New Star Inn North Rd.
The Freeze Soi Lengkee
Armageddon Soi LK Metro
Eros Soho Square
Istanbul Walking Street
Sad News:
For more information click October 2016 News.
More Information
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%!
Kodak Phone
There's life in the old dog yet
On October 20th, 2016, Kodak unveiled an all new smartphone geared towards those looking for the best mobile device for photography.
It sports a 21-Megapixel imaging sensor, phase detection AF, optical image stabilization, a f/2.0 maximum aperture, and a dual press shutter release button for true camera feelings.
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.
Keep calm and say cheese
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