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October 2016
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Stop the Press
King Bhumibol Adulyadej ended his unprecedented reign of 70 years
Please read too:
Strict lese-majeste laws mean public discussion of the succession are punishable by lengthy jail terms
BBC: Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88
The Guardian: Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies after 70-year reign
BBC: What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol's death?
The Nation: The son of the King's Tutor in Lausanne recalls their time in Switzerland
BBC: Who holds power now in Thailand?
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.
Your Holiday can start with a Punch!
Here's the situation: Grumpy airport taxi driver loads suitcases, then announces, No meter, you pay more...
Read the latest report about Thailand's Taxi Mafia published by Bangkok Post.
Free Entrance
Thailand's Fine Arts Department has waived entrance fees for the National Museum, historical parks and all historical sites nationwide as part of its service to honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The fees had been waived since October 20th for both Thais and foreign tourists.
The waiver is scheduled to last until January 31st, 2017.
Increased Censorship by Thai Military Junta
Thailand's Military Junta already blocked over 100 YouTube addresses and is on the way to do the same with another 380 web addresses.
The Military Junta claims that their efforts are supported by Google.
YouTube is a subsidiary of Google.
For additional information please read the report published by Bangkok Post and Prachatai English.
Five-Year Visa for Thailand?
Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand's Minister of Tourism and Sports, once again revives a long-discussed plan to offer five-year visas for foreigners.
For additional information please read the report published by Khaosod English.
Empty Beach
Pattaya Tourism crashed
The Director of the Thai Hotel Association (THA) revealed that Pattaya's tourism industry crashed during the last quarter.
According to Mr. Sunpetch the few remaining tourists from Russia prefer Phuket over Pattaya and the number of Chinese tourists decreased dramaticaly.
According to THA hotel reservations are very low with a plenty of empty rooms. Room rates are expected to remain low even during the coming high season.
In full contrast to the THA the president of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association (PBTA) claims that there are still plenty of Chinese tourists coming to Pattaya and overall hotel occupancy remained stable. He even says that the 'new' visitors from China prefer to stay in better hotels and are spending more money in Pattaya.
For more information about the exciting news from PBTA read the report published by Pattaya Mail.
Don't trust any label
Thailand's Fruits and Vegetables are still contaminated
Once again Thai-Pesticide Alert Network (Thai-Pan) tested fruits and vegetables, including those with a Q mark for quality and those from organic production.
Of 158 samples, 56% of the produce was found to have unsafe levels of chemicals, the group claims.
For additional information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Thai Military Junta shuts down Amnesty International news conference on torture
Don't tell us the Truth!
On September 28th Amnesty International had to cancel the public launch of a report on torture in Thailand after police in Bangkok warned the rights group that its representatives might be arrested and prosecuted for visa violations.
A few days before that incident, just before the Dictator left the country to attend the 71st UN General Assembly in New York, Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha defended his country's rights record since he seized power in a 2014 coup.
For more information please read Thai junta shuts down Amnesty International news conference on torture published by The Japan Times as well as Thailand on road to democracy published by The Nation.
Update: Thailand's Justice Ministry pledges to work closely with Amnesty International to stop torture...
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 commander offers free flights
Thailand's Police Commander Gen Pol Chakthip Chaijinda says he is willing to cover the flight costs for lèse-majesté suspects to leave Thailand, adding he is happy to be in debt for the country.
For additional information please read the report published by Prachatai English.
Pattaya Cop remains free
Wednesday marked the seventh day to pass since a policeman allegedly kidnapped, extorted and raped a bar worker in Pattaya without being arrested.
For additional information please read the report published by Khaosod English.
Update (October 27th):
Sgt. Maj. Kittikhun Fonrueng turned up at Pattaya police station with 50'000 Baht in cash, half of the amount needed for his bail and denied everything. He claims there has been a mistake and it had nothing to do with him... Update (October 31st):
A policeman accused of ordering the extortion and rape of a bar worker in the resort town of Pattaya earlier this month said he had nothing to do with the crime, Police said Today.
Cop sprays bullets at party
A policeman is being hunted after spraying bullets at guests attending a farewell party of a fellow officer in Bannang Sata district on Tuesday night, killing two policemen and wounding 16 others.
For additional information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
The left Hand doesn't know what the right Hand is doing at Pattaya Police Station
According to Army Lt. Suwit Laklang Soldiers and local Officials arrested 16 people holding laminated cards promising salacious entertainment at Pattaya's infamous sex shows, fined 500 Baht each and let them go.
Pattaya Police Chief Col. Aphichai Krobphet said he did not believe the arrests happened.
Click to read the full story published by Khaosod English.
As usual it was an action without any success:
Touts are back on Walking Street
On October 5th the touts were on the street again. They run for every customer, but without laminated cards. A day later they already had their cards back.
Touts are back on Walking Street
Your First Friend in Thailand
Your First Friend in Thailand?
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 October 2016 - The Source
NightWalker\'s News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Mike Baird's Cartoons
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on October 13th, 2016.
Thais are grieving for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as a beloved father.
His Majesty was regarded as the symbol of unity and harmony in Thai society.
Announcing the death of His Majesty the King of Thailand was my toughest moment, TV News Announcer Weerasak Khobkhet remembers.
Tourists as well as Expats are advised to dress and behave appropriately and to respect Thai customs.
King Bhumibol’s Funeral Rites.
Unscrupulous Traders and Taxi Drivers
With many citizens expected to wear black for a year in mourning, wholesale prices for black shirts skyrocket from about 60 Baht/pc to 90 or even 120 Baht/pc.
Thai visitors to Bangkok who have traveled to pay their respects to His Majesty complain that some Motorbike Taxi Drivers have doubled, and in some cases tripled, their standard rates.
Well-earning people are exploiting small-income earners - and still claiming to be Buddhists...
Welcome to Pattaya
Pattaya at Night
Magical Ice of Siam
Frost in Pattaya
Pattaya's new 'Artificial Ice' Park
On September 29th Frost opened its door near Regents International School Pattaya and the well-known Pattaya Sheep Farm.
Frost is an open air 'Ice Park' crammed with ice-sculptures made from anything but ice and an oversized freezer holding a bar with seats, two slides and a tuk-tuk made from (real) ice.
The temperature in the freezer is well below -20 degrees.
In our view Frost is made for todays selfie generation as most new entertainment parks in and around Pattaya.
Entrance fee is announced as 350 Baht but we paid a promotion fee of 280 Baht.
Frost supports double pricing
Frost supports double pricing: Foreigners 600 Baht, Thais 350 Baht
(Entry fee for Thais written in Thai script only!)
*Frost Magical Ice of Siam has no connection with the Magical Ice Festival presented by Disney on Ice.
Massage in Pattaya
Pattaya Police discovers Prostitutes in our World Famous Beach Resort
On October 11th at about 18:30 Banglamung Police raided a Spa located somewhere on Pattaya 3rd Road and shocked the world with the news that the raided etablisement offered 'sexplicit' practices in addition to the announced massage services.
Raids like the one reported above shows our Police services in an extremly bad light and provokes laughing fits around the world, because almost every single tourist knows what happens in Pattaya's so called massage spas and parlours.
A few month ago when Pattaya's authorities visited our City's largest massage parlours on Soi Honey and on Pattaya 2nd Road they reported that they couldn't find any irregularities. Pattaya's Cops and their blind eyes amused whole the world. It also revealed that for some 'unknown' reason the City's Authorities are applying differing standards for the very same businesses...
Spike from Pattaya Days reports from Bali Hai
Bali Hai is like a warzone. It is hard to imagine how anything of worth can be recovered.
Such a shame.
Please click into the picture to read the report
Most Thais spend 14 waking hours doing nothing physically
Most Thais spend 14 waking hours doing nothing physically
According to a recent report from Thailand's Mahidol University's Institute for Population and Social Research Thais appear to spend 14 hours of the day being inactive - of course in addition to the time they spent sleeping...
Now we understand why the output by one Singaporean is equal to that of eight (!!!!!!!!) Thai workers (Thailand's Labor Minister Phaithoon Kaeothong on August 27th, 2009).
Nevertheless, most Thais think they are better than their neighbours,
The Nation writes on October 5th, 2016.
Pattaya Police claims
We removed all Streetvendors from Pattaya Beach Road
On September 27th about 70 (!) officiers raided Pattaya Beach Road vendors and told them that strict rules have been enacted by City Hall's new strong men to free the road from street vendors, rental motorcycles and motorcycle taxi drivers during October 2016.
Let's wait and see if the new rules are still negotiable...
Illegal Hotls in Pattaya
Illegal Hotls in Pattaya
Over 1'500 illegal Hotels & Guesthouses in Pattaya
On September 14th Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn informed the members of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association that about 60 percent of Pattaya's hotels and guesthouses are operating illegally. He announced a crackdown.
On August 19th Thailand's Military Junta enacted new rules requiring illegal hotels nationwide to meet legal registration requirements within five years or be closed.
Let's wait and see if the new rules are negotiable...
On October 11th The Nation reports that the Thai Hotel Association (THA) urges the government to keep hounding illegal hotels.
According to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Thailand's tourism growth momentum to continue through to the last quarter of 2016, but the Thai Hotel Association (THA) claims that hotel reservations are very low with a plenty of empty rooms...
On October 19th Bangkok Post reports that investing in hotels is currently unattractive because of an excessive (over)supply.
Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
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Poised to continue
Anton Buffet
Anton reintroduces his Buffet
Anton, located on Soi 27, reintroduced his popular German Buffet.
Poised to continue
Pattaya is Mourning
Pattaya is Mourning
Soi 6 on October 14th at about 22:00.
Most bars are in the dark, but a reduced selection of Beers and Ladies are still available.
Shanghai on the Block
Shanghai on the Block
Shanghai, a Bar that started as an A Go-Go Club located on Soi Lengkee, is on the block.
Starbucks goes upstairs
Starbucks goes upstairs
At Tukcom IT Mall (South Pattaya Road) Starbucks will open a new outlet on the second floor of the building.
Beer Town
Beer Town opened
On September 1st at 18:00 Soi Buakhaow's all new Beer Town opened its open air beer garden. Beer Town is serving draught beer among other thirst quencher - and provides comfortable seatings.
Beer Town
So Nice A Go-Go Bar
New and So Nice
On Soi Yamato the So Nice Fun Bar opened in the rooms of the former Las Vegas III A Go-Go Club. The Name as well as the Management and the Service Girls and Dancers are new, but not the Furniture.
Phantom closed
Phantom disappeared
The Phantom Golf Bar, located on the Southern part of Soi Buakhaow, closed.
P.S. The bar reopened as Unique Blue Sports Bar.
New Star Inn
Well-known Hotel closed down
The New Star Inn, a hotel located on Pattaya North Road / 3rd Road junction, closed together with its neighbor, the Pattaya Furniture Center, to make space for an all new - and larger - tourist accommodation.
Bronx Pizza
The Bronx moved
Soi Diana's popular Bronx Pizza moved a few meters further to Second Road into a larger shop with a lot more comfortable seats. Pizza slices still start from 70 Baht.
The Freeze
The Freeze, once a well-known bar on Soi Lengkee closed. If you should be thirsty or looking out for a nice interlocutor, why not try one of the other bars just across the street?
The Freeze
Not frozen
Steak & Co.
Steak & Co.
Where China Garden Hotel used to be an Australian Steak & Co. is serving tasty meats on Soi Lengkee. To its left Smokin' Joe is on the way to open a BBQ restaurant. Please don't ask Joe or his service girls for other services than food...
Soi Chaiyapoon
Pattaya's most awful Street
Soi Chaiyapoon, the street connecting Soi Buakhaow with Pattaya 3rd Road, is not only a threat for all kind of bicycles, motorcycles and cars, it is also a threat for your feet and legs. It seems that our officials think that the city needs an exercise track for budding motocross riders right in the center of our funny town.
Nevertheless, even in a sober state, the street is worth a visit: It's not only the home of Lolitas, probably the city's most famous BJ Bar, many of the street's small bars and massage saloons not only change their names and looks but also their service girls almost every month. We promise that every single visit of Soi Chaiyapoon provides another surprise.
Soi Chaiyapoon
Poised to continue
Final Battle ends
Final Battle ends
Armageddon closed. The threat of a final battle for this world's citiziens ends, but the final battle for the venue just started.
Life comes back to the White Rooms
White Rooms opened as Magic Motown Bar, promising Magical Motown Nights.
The White Rooms Coyote Bar closed its door during the last week of March 2016.
Magic Motown
Poised to continue
Pattaya is Mourning
Pattaya is Mourning
Walking Street on October 13th at about 21:30
Pol Col Apichai Krobpetch, the Chief of Pattaya Police, revealed that the Governor of Chonburi declared that entertainment venue can open as usual; however, he says, any kind of entertainment would be totally cancelled.
People in the A Go-Go businesses told me that real life will resume in Walking Street and in other parts of Pattaya at 00:00 on October 17th, 2016, but that was probably wishful thinking only.
According to scientists, doctors and sports physicians any kind of dancing isn't entertainment but a special form of performance sport.
And how do our bureaucrats define Thailand's popular aerobic events? Is it entertainment or an event designed to strengthen the heart and lungs of its participants?
Nevertheless, the essential question of all our Sports Bars is still unanswered: Is looking an international football game pure entertainment, a stressful necessity of life for the human's well-being or a life threatening advertising event for Beer Chang?
Without clarifying the term entertainment, Thailand's Authorities open the door to another round of corruption.
Update (October 17th): According to an announcement of the Interior Ministry, Bars, Pubs and Clubs can operate normally as long as nobody passing by can see or hear what is going on. The statement was made after concerns that people working in the entertainment sector may not survive if their places of work were closed for a month or so.
For additional information please read Khaosod english.
and since October 22nd the noise too...
The Lights are back on Walking Street
Since October 20th the the lights are back on Walking Street
replacing musicians by snooker tables snooker
Complying with Government regulations, Hot Tuna Bar is replacing its Rock musicians, including Thailand's Guitar King Lam Morrison, by snooker tables.
But who is paying for the living of all that unemployed musicians?
The Ladies and the Lights are back on Walking Street, but not the music. Insomnia only is distributing some noise to the otherwise quiet street. Bandstands like The Stone's House are providing foods instead of rocking sounds. The world famous Bamboo Bar is open and full of people even without musicians playing dance music. It's now Pattaya's largest 'night market'...
Be assured that the rest of Fun City will adopt Walking Street's behavior during the next few days.
Demolishing Walking Street?
Click into the picture to view a wide screen panorama of all the illegal buildings
Pattaya Mail reports that university researchers from Silapakorn University started work on a 1.5-billion-baht redevelopment plan for Pattaya's Walking Street to provide more public space, convenience and solve the problem of private property encroaching on public land.
They revive a 20-year old talk of demolishing Pattaya's landmark.
Pattaya's Reorientation
Land for sale
Land for sale
Land for sale just at the entrance to Pattaya's famous Walking Street between The Stone House and Gulliver's Walking Street Disco.
P.S. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) claims almost every month that Tourist arrivals has reached new record numbers.
Out of Steam
On October 12th Overmind, Soi Diamond's House of Madness, closed both its doors, on Soi Diamond as well as on Soi 15. We don't know if the venue closed because it already run out of steam or because its boss was a good observer of the changing situation.
The venue reopened on October 17th. It seems the bar replaced some furnitures.
If all entertainment venues have to close down for one month at least, it would mean the end of many bars and clubs in this City and many of Pattaya's Service Girls, including their families, will struggle with their debts. Please read What means Entertainment.
Crazy Bar Beer closed
Crazy Bar Beer at the entrance to Soi Happy A Go-Go closed down...
Crazy Bar Beer closed
to make space for another new A Go-Go Bar.
Making space for Midnight Pattaya
With the exception of Wildcat A Go-Go all the other shops on both sides of Soi BJ already closed down and are scooped out to make space for Walking Street's new Midnight Pattaya palaces.
New A Go-Go?
Craftsmen are working in the rooms of the former UDOM AGG leather shop (once located across from Marine Disco) to create something new.
The opening in the new wall looks like an entrance to a new A Go-Go Club.
Update (October 13th): The new venue willl open as Pheromone Club.
Diamond in the Sea
In the rooms of the former Sea A Go-Go Club in Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, an all new Diamond Sports Bar opened.
Charming Crabs on Soi Diamond
Also on Soi Diamond, Charming Crabs will open a new bar. Located between Cream A Go-Go and the Night Train Bar, the new venue is announced as the Pearl in Soi Diamond.
I was told that all three bars mentioned above belong to the same management.
Burger World opened
Burger World, located between the small 7-eleven outlet and Insomnia Disco Club, opened on October 14th and provides Burgers made from Australian meat. Burger World claims that their meat is Halal certificated.
Let's hope the meat is of a higher quality than the Butter, Margarine and Cheese that we can find at Pattaya's Supermarkets and are originated from that country. The products are everything else than a delicacy.
Already closed
The small but nice Chinese Restaurant that opened last month on the ailing Soho Square is closed since the beginning of October...
Eros disappeared
Eros, announced as a Women's Club and located on the ailing Soho Square (off Walking Street), closed down on October 1st.
The bar had a short life. It opened last month...
P.S. On October 7th the Entrance to the bar was open again but 'under the umbrella of the illuminated Deja Vu sign', the EROS sign remained in the dark...
On October 9th the venue was closed.
EROS Women's Club
Istanbul closed
Istanbul Kebab closed its door.
Obviously Walking Street has too many Kebab outlets trying to serve the decreasing number of its visitors.
Istanbul closed
Lucifer's actual home
Work is on the way at Lucifer's home...
The end of Lucifer's home?
or does it mean the end of Lucifer's establishment?
Poised to continue
Mike Baird's Cartoons
Authorities confiscated over 2'100 Tourist Buses
Zero-Dollar Tour Crackdown
On September 9th Thailand's Tourist Police and Officials from the Revenue, Anti-money Laundering and Business Development departments raided the premises of OA Transport and impounded 2'155 buses and froze bank accounts containing 4.7 billion Baht.
It is said that OA Transport Co and 381 firms are operating Thailand's biggest zero-dollar tour* network.
Shortly after the raid Tourism Authority Thailand (TAT) released a statement claiming that the crackdown will have a limited effect on Chinese tourist arrivals, but the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), the Thai Hotels Association (THA) as well as Representatives from Chinese tour agencies claim that their clients have already dropped by 60% on average after the crackdown...
The ATTA expected to see arrivals from China drop by 216'000 between September 12th and October 31st, incurring a loss of 4.32 billion baht in tourism revenue.
October 6th, 2016:
Two executives show up to face charges over 'zero-dollar' tours
a third one (from OA Transport) did not show up because he is reportedly travelling overseas...
October 7th, 2016:
Court approves detention of more zero-dollar tour tycoons.
* Zero-dollar tours are so named because they offer very cheap package deals in which tourists are pressured to buy overpriced goods and services as soon as they arrive in Thailand.
But we don't support their users
We sell Bicycles
All Tesco/Lotus and Big C outlets are selling Bicycles
All larger outlets from Tesco/Lotus and Big C have attractive departments selling bicycles since many years, but their shopping centers still do not provide any bike stands for their customers.
Bicycle stand
Only CentralFestival is providing bicycle stands on Second Road and on Beach Road for its customers. CentralFestival also has a competitive bicycle shop on its second floor at Supersports.
Sorry, no comment, we are speechless
Tourist arrivals reach record numbers
Tourist arrivals reach record numbers
Can YOU spot them?
The Awful English Language
The Awful English Language
Tinglish Lesson: Yen = cold
Yen (in Thai) means cold
Farangs at MEGA Bang-Na (Bangkok)
Farang, a synonym for a (white skinned) Foreigner.
Thai medias sometimes are translating the term as Alien.
Thailand's Authorities provide Free Swimming Pools
Thailand's Authorities provide free Swimming Pools - Nationwide.
Prachatai reports that according to Thailand's Dictator this photo shames Thailand
myLady's Food
myLady™ serves my dinner
Who makes the holes in Swiss Cheese?
myLady™ claims she knows who makes the holes in Swiss Cheese
Same Same
but cheaper
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Rock Street Walking St.
Kiss A Go-Go LK Metro
Blue Sky III Walking St.
Lucifer Disco Walking St.
Big News:
For more information click September 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%!
PromptPay not ready
Thailand's national e-payment service set to launch on Halloween is not ready for prime time and has been pushed back into next year.
The news is unlikely to boost confidence in PromptPay, the country's e-payment system managed by the Bank of Thailand.
For additional Information please read the report published by Khaosod English.
Please read Thailand to pay Taxes by Phone.
Memory Prices are rising
DRAMs are in short supply because demand for Laptops is higher than expected. NAND based memory chips are also getting short.
Expect price hikes up to 30%...
The Hydrogen Scam
While hydrogen burns cleanly, producing it relies on a lot of inefficient dirty energy in today's world. Promoters deliberately mislead the public stating that hydrogen comes from cheap plentiful water.
As expected
Thailand's very own and highly-hyped PromptPay mobile money transfer service fails its October 31st deadline due to 'technical problems'.
For more information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
P.S. High-Tech in Thailand never works the way it should.
We like cheating you
The European Car Industry introduced a New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standard.
The NEDC is an updated driving cycle to assess the emission levels of car engines and fuel economy in passenger cars.
Testing electric cars according to NEDC means that a reading of a 400 km driving range gives you a real-world range of about 300 km only in urban or suburban areas.
The car manufacturers obviously don't stop cheating their customers.
Therefore, the recent announcements from Mercedes Benz & Co. that they cracked the 400 km driving range for electric car are nothing else than a pack of lies.
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.
Live, laugh and love in Pattaya
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