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How to survive the next ten years
Bangkok Post published a survival guide for the next ten years under the Military Junta Regime.
New Pattaya Mayor
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha used Section 44 of the interim charter to remove Pol Gen Anan Charoenchasri as interim deputy mayor and to name him Mayor of World Class Beach Resort of Pattaya. For more information please read the story publihed by Bangkok Post.
Buddhist Soap Opera continues
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took effective control of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Bangkok Post informs.
Hundreds of riot police mass at Dhammakaya gates, Bangkok Post writes.
After Military Junta declared it controlled zone, Police surround Dhammakaya Temple, Khaosod English reports.
Police enter temple, search for Phra Dhammajayo, Bangkok Post reports.
Khaosod English provides Live updates from Wat Dhammakhaya raid (Day 1).
Khaosod English provides Live updates from Wat Dhammakhaya raid (Day 2).
Bangkok Post writes that four thousand officials isolated Wat Phra Dhammakaya on Thursday, but a 3-hour search failed to turn up the elusive Phra Dhammajayo...
Dhammakaya says govt siege not 'Buddhist way' Khaosod English reports.
Temple faithful resisted and monks fought with the Section-44 raiders - but there was no sign of the elusive Dhammakaya sect founder Bangkok Post writes.
Thai cops have uncovered secret tunnels running underneath a space-age temple of the controversial Dhammakaya Buddhist sect The Nation reports.
Dhammachayo evades capture The Nation writes and shows a map of the temple..
Dhammachayo still at large after second day of searching for him at temple The Nation reports.
Police were unable to stop thousands of Dhammakaya followers from breaching their lines and joining with monks in a human barricade to protect the temple Bangkok Post writes.
Dhammajayo fled on Day 1 a Monk told the media.
The deadline for non-resident monks of the controversial Dhammakaya Temple to leave the premises by 3pm Sunday came and went without any attempt made by the authorities to enforce it Khaosod English reports.
Thousands of monks and followers break through temple barricades Bangkok Post writes.
Seven monks of the temple launched a hunger strike demanding the authorities revoke the Section 44 order Bangkok Post writes.
Dhammakaya monks stop soldiers renewing search Bangkok Post writes.
The BBC provides some additional information.
Please read too: Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'.
An Investigation into accusations of cronyism within the ranks of the ruling Military Junta has been suspended Khaosod English reports. Prayuth's brother a no-show on legislature, collects salary anyway Khaosod English discovers. Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan defends PM's brother's ‘frequent leave' The Nation reports.
Thailand's annual Cobra Gold exercise starts February 14th. The multilateral exercise has taken place for more than 30 years. Cobra Gold 2017 is the 36th version of the military exercise and as its predecessor it will trigger a price hike in Pattaya's most popular human services. The inevitable fuss will end some days after February 24th.
Democracy leads to Anarchy
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha told his citizens yesterday that obsession with democracy, rights and liberties could lead to anarchy. He also said that his Government cannot be swayed by the public's feelings.
Election date postponed
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, told Thailand's Ciiziens that national elections will take place in February of next year and not during 2017, as promised a few times by Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha. Please don't force the Government to give a specific schedule for the election His Master's Voice said and added we can only roughly estimate it. Please read too: CDC uncertain about completion date for organic laws.
Lese-majeste provisions have no place in a democratic country
Amnesty International published a special 30-page report taking aim at the Thai military regime for arrests and intimidation of peaceful political opponents. For additional information please read UN envoy, Amnesty denounce regime tactics. Thailand's civil society under attack as authorities criminalize dissent. The criminalization of activists, human rights defenders, and others in Thailand. UN rights expert urges Thailand not to stifle free speech. Thai authorities should stop using lèse-majesté provisions as a political tool. Thailand's Military Junta hits back at lese majeste law critics.
Is Thailand's Military Junta running out of Money?
Thai Treasury Reserves down 85% since coup. But Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha claims that the country's fiscal position remains strong. Treasury balance doesn't tell full story. Thailand's Ministry of Finance eyes Reserves for loans.
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Pattaya News Flash reports about the funny side(s) of this World Class Resort.
Jealous Police Officer kills Wife and Lover
A jealous Police Officer kills his Wife and her Lover sitting at a table outside of a coffee shop in Nakhon Ratchasima, Bangkok Post reports.
Angry Policeman kills Woman
An angry Policeman repeatedly shot and killed a Woman in front of a military camp, Bangkok Post reports.
On Valentine's Day Officials from Banglaming raided two hotels on Pattaya Beach Road. According to the lovely Officials the Beach Front Hotel as well as Baboona Hotel are part of about 750 hotels doing business in the city without having the correct operating permit(s)... According to Banglamung Chief Mr Naris Niramaiwong Pattaya has more than 1000 hotels but only 239 are correctly registered. He said that he will close all unregistered Guesthouses, Hostels and Hotels in this World Class Beach Resort.
No Love on Valentine's Day
To give tourists a warm feeling and to assure them of their safety our lovely Police visited Bars and Go-Go Clubs all over Walking Street. On Soi Diamond they visited the short-time rooms of Windmill A Go-Go and disrupted the lovemaking of an eldery tourist with his (bar fined) Thai lady and arreste its manager for running a sex business on the premises without a license...
Update (February 19th):
To 'clean-up' Pattaya and to transform the city into a Family Beach Resort - NB a Beach Resort full of dirty waters* - our honorable Officials raided two A Go-Go Clubs in Soi 7 and Soi 8 on February 18th. Police found several dancers at the Silver Star Bars not wearing appropriate clothes and therefore had to close down both venues... *Only about 20% of Pattaya's wastewater is fed to sewage treatment plants, but because of missing maintenance, most of the plants do not work correctly anymore.
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Since General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Military Junta launched their Coup d'état on May 22nd, 2014, Thailand's Visa ground rules are constantly changing. More over, not every consulate can issue all the different Visas. Some smaller consulates even display notices to the effect that non-immigrant visas are unavailable. Our advice: Before booking your holidays please contact the Embassy in your country to obtain information about Thailand's latest regulation(s) and check the Chonburi Immigration Website or the website of Thailand's Immigration Police.
Update (March 2016):
New Overstay Regulations
Thailand's new immigration policy will take effect on March 20th of this year. Please click for details!
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... Congratulation! Never trust a statistic that you have not manipulated yourself!
New 10-year Visa
Thailand's interim Government announced on November 22nd, 2016, that foreign residents over 50 will be able to apply for 10-year visas. The new Visa would replace one-year renewable visas and come in two installments of five years each. Applicants must either earn a monthly salary of at least 100'000 Baht or have more than 3 million Baht in their bank account, which cannot be withdrawn within the first year after receiving the visa. Applicants also must also have a health insurance that covers hospital stays and provides at least US$10'000 in annual coverage. Visa holders will still have to check in every 90 days with the Bureau of Immigration.
Up & Down
Thailand's Military Junta cuts the visa-on-arrival fee for tourists from Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan from today 2'000 Baht to 1'000 Baht. The 1'000-Baht fee for visas sought at Thai embassies and consulates would be lifted. The reduction is applicable from December 1st, 2016, to February 28th, 2017, only. The change was announced less than two months after the visa fee was increased to 2'000 Baht on September 27th, 2016...
Foreigners who enter Thailand without a visa via a land border crossing can now do so only twice per calendar year. Those who seek to enter Thailand without a visa via a land border checkpoint for a third time in a calendar year may be denied entry and asked to apply for a regular visa first. Entries through international airports are not affected by this new regulation. While eligible foreigners who enter Thailand under the “visa exemption” scheme would previously get 30 days exclusively at international airports but only 15 days at border crossings, this rule has now been relaxed and all foreigners will receive 30-day entry stamps also at land border checkpoints. The new rules went into effect on December 31st, 2016.
Free visas extended
Bangkok Post reports that Thailand's Government extended by six months to August free visas at Thai consulates and embassies and discounts on visas on arrival for visitors from 21 countries.
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The Junta already removed 32 Baht Buses
Waiting for a Bus to Jomtien
On February 1st the Military Junta's new Baht Bus regulation came into force. It says that Baht Buses will only be allowed to use one lane of the road and must only stop at designated areas. On the first day the Military Junta already impounded thirty-two Baht Buses for picking up passengers at un-designed areas. To get the Buses back, the drivers have to wait 3 days and pay a hefty fine, they were told. Since February 1st only Line 5 Buses (Naklua - Na Jomtien) have the right to pick-up Jomtien bound passengers in front of School 8 on Pattaya Second Road. But the Bus Stop isn't marked. Line 6 (South Pattaya - Naklua) Buses have to stop in front of School 8, but on South Road. This Bus Stop is also not marked.
Unmarked Bus Stop in front of Wat Chai Mongkron
Readers complained that there are NO Buses running on Pattaya South Road. That is not correct. The Buses are waiting on South Road in front of Wat Chai Mongkron, but the Bus Stop is again not marked - and it is not clear if the Buses run until Sukhumvit or turn directly into Pattaya Third Road. We made a test and waited for a Bus in front of Pattaya City Resort. The first Bus came after about 30 minutes, a second one just 15 minutes later. For a third one we had to wait a full hour! On Soi Buakhaow there are NO marked Bus Stop area and on Tuesday and Friday, during South Pattaya Market, the Buses run in one direction only. Third Road has a Bus Stop in front of the new SN Plus Hotel, but not where people like to diner and/or spend their time for night entertainment.
Be aware: Many Buses are overloaded!
The implementation of the new regulation led to a complete disaster. It shows once again that military men know to dictate but obviously miss the ability to think and organize correctly.
Baht Bus Lines
There is still no update of the faulty Baht Bus Line map available.
Update (February 17th, 2017):
Pattaya Mail reports that the Military Junta introduced an addititional Baht Bus Line, banned all Baht Buses from Soi Buakhaow and published a new Bus Line Map. If you understand the descriptions of all of the routes, then you've obviously been here too long, Pattaya Mail concludes and hits the nail on the head. P.S. Despite the ban, some Baht Buses are still cruising on Soi Buakhaow.
TiP (This is Pattaya)
Pattaya South Road cleaned from street vendors
Say Good Bye to Street Food?
Street food has long been synonymous with Thailand. But since the Military seized power in May 2014, the Dictator's handpicked Military Junta is steadily sweeping the sidewalks clean of street food vendors. During 2015 alone, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has evicted nearly 15'000 vendors from 39 public areas citywide and destroyed their livelihood. Bangkok's Elite, the main supporter of the 2014 coup, owns the Food Courts at Shopping Centers. Thailand's citizens are forced to spend their money there...
Update February 3rd, 2017:
Pattaya Mail reports that Pattaya lifts ban on sales booths during beach festivals.
Thai Researchers convert Saltwater into Freshwater
Desalinization in California
On January 19th, 2017, Dr Wasin Yuwatemee, an instructor of Chantaburi's branch of the Maritime Technology Faculty of Burapha University welcomed the directors of Thailand's Metropolitan Waterworks Authority to show them their research study to convert saltwater into freshwater. According to the univerity, its researchers have succeeded to convert saltwater into freshwater. The processed water can be consumed and used for farming, the researchers say. They also claim that their water is of the very same quality as Thailand's drinking water.
The microbrewing movement began in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and fast spread to other countries. The breweries are generally characterized by their emphasis on quality, flavor and brewing technique. But craft brewery are a thorn in the flesh of Thailand's Big Beer Boys. They therefore decided to stop their spreading: A new law passed by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) in December 2016 raised the maximum penalty for illegal production to a fine of 100'000 Baht or a six months' imprisonment, or both. Moreover, the maximum fine for selling illegal beer has gone up to 50'000 Baht. Possession of illegal beer carries a maximum fine of 10'000 Baht, up from 1'000 Baht. According to the 1950 Liquor Act, booze can only be made in a proper factory or brewpub. A 2000 Finance Ministry regulation said brewers must produce over 100'000 liters per year and be a limited company with at least 10 million Baht in capital to gain legal status.
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The Vans are dangerous, not their Drivers...
After the high death toll from road accidents during the New Year holidays, mainly attributed to Van drivers, Thailand's highly educated officials decided to ban passenger vans from Thailand's streets. Vans have to replaced by Microbuses, they ordered. The decision is in line with Thailand's education system: People never learned thinking the logical way. The accidents happened because of fast driving, driving under influence of drugs, to make as many trips as possible, driving 32 hours without recreation and improper installation of LGBT gas tanks. But as Officials often do, Thailand's Dictator and his handpicked Military Junta overreacted and went after the illegal vans. You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
During February 2017 a few Websites reported that Gold A Go-Go on Soi LK Metro as well as Upstairs A Go-Go on Walking Street got dark. Both reports are fake. Fact is that both clubs are still open.
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A new Hotel takes shape between Pattaya North Road and Soi Photisarn. It will open in a few months. Pattaya's famous Cable Salad will remain in place to give the hotel an additional nostalgic touch...
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On Pattaya Beach Road, between Soi 7 and Soi 8, Burger King is set to open a new outlet in the rooms of the former World Wide A Go-Go Club. The popular We Are The World Life Music Bar will stay open at least for the foreseeable future, I was told.
On the Southern part of Soi Buakhaow a 'Japanese' Shaved Ice Restaurant opened opposite of Rattanakorn's failed Blue Rahtree Bar Complex.
On Soi Lengkee, just in front of Family Mart a Lamb Kebab Booth opened. Try it!
All advertisements and signs connected with the failed EXO Disco has been removed. The Foam Dance Disco opened during July 2016 for a few days only on Pattaya Second Road, opposite Soho Town's popular Chinese Market. It was a complete flop.
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Frog at Simons Bar Complex ended the failed attempt to run an A Go-Go Club as an extension of its bar. Frog opened the venue called Frog Queen on January 5th, 2017, but stopped the club on February 16th.
Across from Peppermint A Go-Go Club a beautiful Indian Restaurant opened: Shalimar.
Photo: February 1st, 2017, 23:01.
Pacha announced to open its A Go-Go Bar with 150 Sexy Ladies on February 1st, 2017. Should it ever happen, you will read it here.
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Chinese New Year Festivities at Bali Hai
Please click into the Picture to watch some photos from Pattaya Arts Festival 2017
Spike from Pattaya Days provides some more pictures from the event.
The Military Junta cleared Bali Hai from the illegaly parked boats and promised to redevelope its surrounds as a public recreation area. Furthemore Thailand's Navy eyes the area as a space for the Navy's International Fleet Review Show during August 2017, City Hall's new Officials said. But what happened in reality? The area is now a large parking lot for the still stinky Chinese Tourist Buses...
Pattaya Tunnel was scheduled to open on February 1st, 2017. It didn't happen. Chaos on Sukhumvit Road remains.
The pictures show only a small proportion of price increased Casino products
Sorry for visiting Pattaya?
On February 18th, 2017, BangLamung Chief as well as the Chief of Pattaya Police patrolled Pattaya's World-Class Beach Promenade. After a long walk with their subordinates they told the media:
We couldn't find any prostitute!
The Awful English Language
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The Awful English Language
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Pattaya Pasta Buakhaow
Frog Queen A Go-Go
Mini So Walking Street
Amethyst A Go-Go Bar rebranded as Gold A Go-Go
Cream Club A Go-Go rebranded as Casino Cream Club A Go-Go
Endorphin Discotheque rebranded as Tony's Sahara Club
Spice Club A Go-Go rebranded as Shark Club A Go-Go
Sugar Baby A Go-Go
Overmind Club A Go-Go
Eros Soho Square
Mour A Mour Soho Square
HVM Soi Buakhaow
DClub Walking Str.
The Moon Club Walking
The Mask Disco
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People should lighting candles instead of partying.
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Pattaya claims to be a world-class beach resort. It's a lie! The city is not even capable to present an event calendar. Most events are announced only a few days before they happen. Other cities or even whole regions publish event calendars or event books covering all events of a year. Pattaya suffers from megalomania.
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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
Never forget: It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy. It's your MONEY!
Pattaya's Love Motels
Electric Vehicles use batteries and batteries are not only a threat to our planet during manufacturing, the 'Recycling' of batteries is still an unsolved problem in most countries. If the power for charging the batteries is generated by fossil or nuclear power plants than the LCA (life cycle assessment) turns completely to the worse.
Nature destroyed by Solar Cells - Please click for a larger picture
Solar Cells are a threat to our planet: The higher the efficiency of a Solar Cell the more Cadmium it contains.
Cadmium is banned from most products in almost all countries, but it can be used without restrictions in Solar Cells. Who controls the 'Recycling' of Solar Cells?
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Fukushima!
Never use a technology you do not master 100%!
February 17th, 2017: Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected!
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All Disco Clubs
Thailand's National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department ordered that admission fees for foreigners at national parks throughout the country have to be 400 Baht. Entry charge for Thai nationals remains 40 Baht for adults and 20 Baht for children. To cover the inequity the local's prices are printed in Thai script only.
No progress on Jet Ski saga: Pattaya City Hall still doesn't do anything to stop the scam! All the announcements made during last year were City Hall Blah-Blah only... As long as Jet Ski vendors - respectively their victims - fill up our officials' pockets nothing will happen! Update
(published by Pattaya Mail): Problems with Jet Ski operators unsolved.
The boats are overloaded, don't provide lifevests for all passengers, are badly maintained and aren't covered by adequate insurance policies. Pattaya's lazy and allegedly corrupt Officials promised to check owners, personnel and boats regularly, but they don't.
According to Pattaya Police, it is common in this resort that foreign tourists get drugged and robbed in their hotel rooms, apartments or houses by prostitutes or ladyboys.
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
Between 30 to 50 snatching valuables cases are reported to Pattaya's Police every single month.
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