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The Great Dictator
The Great Dictator blocked
Following a request from the Govenment, YouTube had to block The Great Dictator, the movie, not Thailand's General Prayuth Chan-ocha, for viewers in Thailand during today's 85th anniversary of the Siam Revolution.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his handpicked Military Junta usually like to tell everybody how popular their Government is. Obviously they not even believe their own words.
The Great Dictator is a 1940 political satire starring the legendary Charlie Chaplin, who also wrote and directed the film to express his dismay at the rise of Adolf Hitler.
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The world's 9th worst airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport,
the world's 9th worst!
Suvarnabhumi Airport, once announced as the Pride of Thailand, was now ranked as the world's 9th worst airport by AirHelp.com, a technology company that provides legal services to airline passengers who have experienced a flight cancelation, delay or overbooking when traveling into or out of the European Union.
As usual in cases like that, Suvarnabhumi Airport is questioning the scoring of the website.
It is well-known that the airport face a long list of problems: Unreliable security controlls, corruption, long immigration queues (staff have just one speed - slow), overprized Duty Free Shops, bad taxi services, departure usually is a nightmare - straight out of a bad action movie, almost no seating in public areas, etc.
AirHelp.com also publishes an Airline rating.
Thai Airways International ranks at 57 out of 87 airlines.
A recently released Global Report by the World Economic Forum named Thailand 19th in their ranking of the 20 most dangerous countries for tourists.
Pattaya Waterfront condo project goes bankrupt
Pattaya Waterfront condo project goes bankrupt
Thai Property Embargo reports that the controversial Pattaya Waterfront project goes bankrupt.
On March 29th Pattaya Daily News reported that Waterfront tells lie to Buyer.
Thai Property Embargo also reports that the Centara Grand Residence Condo filed for bankruptcy in March 2017.
Be careful before investing your money in Pattaya. The chances are great, that you will loose it all.
Military Junta announces new Hub
In our April Publication we told you that since General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his handpicked Military Junta took the power, the lovely officials already announced to create at least 16 leading bubs for Asean, Asia or even the entire world in their beautiful country.
Today we have the honor to add just another dream, sorry, hub:
Bangkok Post reports that Thailand's generous Military Junta announced a new economic model to turn U-tapao airport into an aerotropolis to eventually be an aviation hub for Asean.
Still playing Cat & Mouse
Still playing Cat & Mouse
Thailand's Rich and Famous are still playing Cat & Mouse with the country's 'Justice':
Red Bull heir still on the run, but the Attorney General’s foreign affairs office said it cannot yet start the extradition process because police have not forwarded the necessary documents....
Phra Dhammajayo Sect: It seems that a return to normalcy has been achieved since the Department of Special Investigation in March ended its search of Wat Phra Dhammakaya....
Need additional information how to play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'?
Read this!
New Restrictions for Street Food Vendors
New Restrictions for Street Food Vendors
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will require that vendors undergo a two-day hygiene training course where they must pass a test, to present their medical certificates to the BMA Health Office every January and to get approval from respective district offices on their dish-washing practices and trash disposal methods.
A perfect regulation to collect tea-money...
Fighting for survival
Fighting for survival
Bangkok's bars and clubs fight for survival, The Guardian reports.
Guilty until proved innocent
Law in Thailand:
Upside Down?
Guilty until proved innocent: Luxury car owners must have their vehicles inspected by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to avoid the renewal of their car registration being refused as the DSI steps up its crackdown on illegally imported supercars, Bangkok Post reports.
Update (June 6th, 2017):
Supercar importer fights back. He claims that the DSI seized his cars illegaly, with no permission or evidence of any wrongdoing and without search warrants from courts...
The company filed a 50-million-baht lawsuit against the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).
Sorry we're closed
Stop the Press
Bangkok Police ordered Club and Bars in the Khaosan Road and Thonglor areas to close at midnight.
For additional information please read the report published by Khaosod English
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No Prostitution in Phuket?
On June 23th a task force of 100 police and soldiers raided 16 Massage Parlours in Phuket.
According to Capt Bhavorn Promkeawngam, who led the whole operation, the purpose was to suppress illicit behavior, including possession of drugs, working without a permit and human trafficking.
The personnel in every shop were urine-tested for drugs, with none found.
Everyone was clean and no prostitution was found either, the Captain said, but added that five illegal migrant workers were found at three Massage Parlours.
A Happy Ending for Phuket, Thailand as well as the Massage Parlours...
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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.
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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...
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...
New Rules
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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Officials from the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) claimed a few days ago in Phuket, that the wires you see between the poles are telephone and internet cables not the ones from PEA.
Obviously PEA uses a secret technology that makes their cables invisible to Officials.
Pattaya made a 'Last Minute' change for its Marathon
Pattaya Marathon 2017
Pattaya Marathon rescheduled from July 16th to September 3rd, 2017!
Pattaya Marathon 2017
Please rebook immediately for September 3rd, 2017!
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else.
Global Warming is Pseudoscience
No matter where you are living...
Politics is a filthy business, no matter where you are living
The political establishment fights against Outsiders using all possible means, regardless of formal, democratic or legal procedures.
Acting US President Donald Trump calls it a unprecedented witch hunt.
France's Establishment, including now acting Emmanuel Macron, had a detailed plan to protect the Republic if far right leader Marine Le Pen was elected president.
No other coup
It seems that Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha is preparing his subjects that he and his handpicked Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), also known as the Military Junta, will stay in power for a very long time.
On May 26th, 2017, the Dictator told his audience during his weekly TV show, that Thailand's voters should be able to answer the following four questions before the country can go to the polls:
  • Do you think the next election will get us a government with good governance?
  • If that is not the case, what will you do?
  • Elections are an integral part of democracy but are elections alone with no regard for the country’s future and others right or wrong?
  • Do you think bad politicians should be given a chance to come back, and if conflict re-emerges, who will solve it and by what means?
The four questions raised heavy critism but that shouldn't be a problem for the Dictator. Section 44 of the provisional Constitution stipulates that all orders from the Junta Chief, with the endorsement of the NCPO, on those matters are final. It gives Thailand's Dictator absolut power and Sections 47 & 48 legitimise all coup-related actions by the NCPO, by its subordinates, or by the subordinates of its subordinates, as well as all orders and announcements issued by them. It grants amnesty to NCPO members and anyone acting on its orders.
Nevertheless, let's hope that for the benefits of Thailand's society and the country's economic the Military Junta itself eliminates as fast as possible...
Fingerprinting required for mobile phone users
Fingerprinting required for mobile phone users
Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced that all mobile users must participate in the online fingerprint ID system for new prepaid and postpaid mobile SIM card registration, or they will not be allowed to use any mobile service in this country.
NBTC said it will launch the first batch of 30 machines on May 31st, about 30'000 machines will be installed by year-end.
From January 1st, 2018, all mobile users must participate in the system if they want access to mobile network service, a spokesman from NBTC said.
Each person's fingerprints will be stored on the national ID card database and on NBTC's very own 'secure' database.
NBTC's spokeman said the NBTC is focusing on the three southern provinces first in order to protect against bombings triggered via mobile phone signals but added that all mobile users who have registered via the existing registration system in the three southern provinces have to register again with the online fingerprint ID system by October. Those who failed to comply with the rule face a mobile signal cut-off.
The spokesmam said that NBTC is still figuring out how to verify the identities of foreigners...
P.S. Fingerprints aren't terribly secure; you leave them on almost everything you touch. Many people won't realize that fingerprints can be captured and reproduced from casual photographs. Fingerprints can be picked up off of paper, keyboards, and desk surfaces. If you press your finger harder into one reader than into another, or swipe differently, or have a cut, each reader gives a different result. But for the Military Junta its any easy way to gain control of allmost all the people living in this country.
It's no problem for professional gangsters to do their work without leave fingerprints behind. Moreover, with todays technology it's even possible to produce fake fingerprints, e.g. the onces from Thailand's Dictator, simply to confuse the country's highly professional working Police Organisation...
As expected:
Buying new SIM cards according to Thai National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)'s fingerprinting system has already encountered several problems, The Nation reports.
We don't care!
Tap Water in some parts of Pattaya
Since April 19th Pattaya's highly professional Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) delivers dirty tap water to houses, residences and hotels in some parts of this World Class City.
The water contains a lot of black sand and has a terrible smelling, but nobody cares.
A Chemist told us:
Do not use Pattaya's water to clean your teeth.
Be careful and use Drinking Water when cleaning wounds and/or genitals.
Nevertheless, Pattaya's tap water is still less contaminated than the sea in front of this World Class Beach Resort...
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else.
The Suicide of a Nation
The Suicide of a Nation
Green Pappaya Salad or Som Tam is slowly killing Thais
According to Dr. Sutat Duangdeeden, the head of the Chonburi Cancer Hospital, Thai people's love of Som Tam is leading to higher cancer rates and deaths.
Pla Ra
The use of Pla Ra (also known as Pa La) or raw fish in Som Tam, as well as other undercooked foods like Poo Naa (brined crab), are responsible for increased rates of worm infections, which can lead to liver cancer, Dr. Sutat claims.
Opisthorchis viverrini is a parasitic fluke with a life cycle typical of parasitic helminths – complicated with many intermediate hosts for various life stages before reaching its intended location in the human biliary tract that supplies the liver.
In Northeast Thailand, Opisthorchis viverrini infection have been definitively linked to a regional delicacy known as pla-ra in which the fish are fermented for three months to a year.
If you are healthy you can eat as much as you like
Eggs are healthy
In 2012 a Canadian research group led by David Spence from Western University found that deposits in the arterial walls are accelerated by frequent consumption of egg yolks. The cholesterol contained in eggs can even clog the throat lines leading to the brain, which increases the risk of stroke, the scientists said.
But recent investigations are questening the results of the Canadians. Healthy people even can enjoy several eggs per day without running in any problems, the results of the latest analyses show.
However, restrictions apply for type 2 diabetics. If blood levels are poorly adjusted, cholesterol crystallization may occur when eggs are consumed.
Also, if your LDL cholesterol value is above 200 you shouldn't eat more than three eggs a week.
If too much LDL cholesterol is present in the blood, it deposits on the vessel walls. You will get inflammatory swellings on the vascular walls, the so-called atherosclerotic plaques.
Nevertheless, yolks from free-ranging chickens contain a lot of healthy Omega-3 fatty acid.
Losing weight, making sport and stop smoking is still the best recipe for a healthy life.
Forget all you ever heard about Cooking Oil
Healthy Food
Coconuts provide the perfect oil for pan frying, deep frying and oven baking
The chemical composition of an oil determines its usability and its quality.
The latest research shows that an optimal balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats is crucial to our health.
We all know that Americans as well as some other Westerners are eating very unhealthy. Their Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio is 1:16!
A healthy ratio would be 2:1 to 4:1!
Healthy Food
The graph shows the chemical composition of the different oils
The above graphic shows that coconut oil is the perfect oil for frying, deep-frying and baking. It contains almost no Omega-6 but has a high smoke point.
For salads you should choose Flaxseed Oil over Olive Oils.
Flaxseed Oils have an almost perfect Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio of 3.2 : 1.
The Graph shows that the heavily advertised and so called 'healthy' Olive Oil contains much too much of Omega-6 fatty acids.
Olive Oil's Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio is an unhealthy 1 : 9!
Moreover, recent tests of 50 olive oils by the reputable Deutsche Warentest Institut showed that only one olive oil provided the expected quality, the remaining 49 oils couldn't get a recommendation from the vendor independed institut. They all had significant deficiencies in quality.
Note: Most olive oils are healthy only for their producers and distributors.
Healthy Food
Walnuts are very healhty.
Walnuts not only taste great but are a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of those hard to find omega-3 fatty acids.
Healthy Food
Cashews are healhty too.
Cashews are an excellent source of copper and a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and zinc.
Healthy Food
Hazelnuts are a well-known combatant in the fight against heart disease.
Hazelnuts are a very good source of copper as well as a good source of manganese, folate, vitamin E, phosphorus, vitamin B-6, vitamine K, thiamine, magnesium, zinc, potasium and the heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
Healthy Food
Peanuts are an excellent source of biotin.
Peanuts are a very good source of copper as well as a good source of manganese, niacin, molybdenum, folate, vitamin E, phosphorus, vitamin B1, protein and the heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
Healthy Food
Animals know since centuries what's healthy. We are just learning...
Where can I buy Coconut Oil in Pattaya?
Healthy Food
Coconut Oil at Central Food Hall (also known as TOPS Supermarket).
Thailand's wholesaler responded quickly: Big C, Foodland, Tesco/Lotus and TOPS, they all offer at least one product, mostly in a price range of about 125 Baht/litre. TOPS, at Central Food Hall at least, is currently offering the largest selection, from 95 Baht to 580 Baht/litre.
Update:
The secret to a long and healthy life? Eat less, the BBC recommends.
The information published above are based on researchs of independent scientists at European Universities, not on papers provided by industries, producers and/or distributors of oils.
Shortly after the publishing of the facts the American Heart Association (AHA) released a warning, saying that Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter. It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol, MD Frank Sacks, the lead author of AHA's warning, claims.
Some Websites that published AHA's "findings":
American Heart Association
News on Heart.org
Medpage Today
NDTV.com
Medscape by WebMD
Good to know:
The AHA (American Heart Association) and the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) do not provide their own test(s). Their recommendations are based on papers they collect from Universities and the industries.
The AHA is a sponsered organisation.
Against its better knowledge, the FDA claimed during decades that cholesterol is a main factor in heart diseases and helped Unilever (Becel), Pfizer (Lipitor) as well as others made a fortune with the unscientific information they published about Cholesterol.
Please read the reports published by Diet234, Legal Insurrection, VERA Files and Scientific American about the Cholesterol scam.
Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease.
Cholesterol still seems to be a lucrative business opportunity...
No help for poor people?
No help for poor people?
When 56 year-old Miss Oy Onsri came back home from her work as a vendor she found her husband dead in the house.
Her 56 year-old husband Sonthaya Onsri got killed because he argued with his neighbors about their drinking and making noise.
A lovely Police Officer just told her that the evidence she presents is quite weak and she needs a lot stronger evidence to get justice for her murdered husband...
Note: If you are poor you have to do the work for Pattaya Police too!
Update (June 2nd): Pattaya Mail reports that the Lawyer's Council of Pattaya has taken the murder case after Police suggested Miss Oy Onsri to find witnesses herself. Council Director Thanaset Thumthong said investigating is the police department's job...
Alienated Bus Stop
Alienated Bus Stop
Bus Stop throughout Pattaya must be released for Baht Buses, Police as well as the Military Junta claims. Not so at the Green Tree Restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road. Here the Bus Stop area is reserved for the cars of the eatery's guests all night long.
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Emergency Room
Pacha / Abbe
Walking Street
Pacha, the designated successor of the ABBE Bar, should open on February 1st, 2017. Since then we couldn't detect any signs of life anymore.
Reluxe / zum Echten Schweizer
Soi Diamond
Reluxe, the designated successor of the Swiss House Restaurant, should open during February 2017. Since January 2017 we couldn't detect any signs of life anymore.
Amigo
Soi Diamond
Amigo, overtake the ByBlos Club A Go-Go during 2015 and announced a new shopping feeling for 2016. Since then we couldn't detect any signs of life anymore.
Armageddon Bar
Soi LK Metro
When Armageddon closed down its bar during October 2016 it announced that in December 2016 its successor will open an A Go-Go Club. Since then we couldn't detect any signs of life anymore.
Midnight Pattaya
Midnight Pattaya
Soi BJ & Marine Plaza, off Walking Street
Announced as Midnight Pattaya, the first entertainment places at the 'prestigious project' should open during January 2017. It didn't happen. Residents report that they couldn't spot any construction workers for many weeks. Let's hope we would not face another Soho Square debacle.
Should one of the patients mentioned above survive our emergency room, you will read it here.
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D'luck
Kaan presented by SINGHA (the beer) Corporation launched D'luck, a Cinematik Theatre on Thepprasit Road on May 28th.
The opening was actually scheduled for November last year. But, as almost usual in this country, it didn't happen.
The theatre has a combined performance area of over 1'000 square meters and is able to accommodate an audience of up to 1'400 people per show.
2'500 Baht / 3'000 Baht / 4'000 Baht are announced as regular ticket prices. Look out for some discounts.
For additonal information please visit Kaan's Website.
D'luck
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New Hotel opened
On Naklua 3rd Road, located between Pattaya North Road and Soi Photisarn, Le Bali, a beautiful new Hotel just opened its doors.
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Closed?
On our Tour de Pattaya on June 8th we found the followig A Go-Go Clubs closed at about 23:00:
Puying Bar A Go-Go: Soi Yamato
Club Nevada: Soi 13/2 (Soi Praisani / Soi Post Office)
Far East Rock A Go-Go: Soi 13/2 (Soi Praisani / Soi Post Office)
Update (June 9th): The Bars mentioned above are still open - but not always until their published working hours. TiT (This is Thailand).
Pattaya Pasta closed
Pattaya Pasta, a snack bar on Soi Buakhaow, had a short life: It opened during January 2017 and closed down on June 19th.
Flandria closed
Flandria, a restaurant located opposite of the wellknown Marquee Scooter Bar on Soi Buakhaow, closed down during the third week of June.
The banner claims that the venue will reopen after renovation during July 2017. Perhaps with a new name, beause all former signs already disapeared...
Bone Musichall reopened
Bone Music Hall and Discotheque reopened on Soi Phettrakun. The venue is located a few meters only from Differ and Hollywood.
Bone opened first during February 2016 but closed the doors on September 2016 because of missing customers. The club features sophisticated lightshows and the latest in Sound equipments.
Temporarily closed
Zum Pfälzer Bier Stüble, a popular meetingpoint with Bar and Restaurant dedicated to tasty and affordable German foods on Soi 7, closed the door. Its Bosses take their traditional 3-month long relaxing holidays in good old Germany.
Blaze closes down Muze Pub
During welding works on June 12th, at about 17:00, sparks ignite foam. The blaze closed down the Muze Pub on Soi A.R. officially known as Soi Sukrudee or Soi 12, off Central Road. Should the venue ever open again, you will read it here.
Update (June 13th): Pattaya Mail fully covers the incident.
Nice Coffee Shop opened on Central Road
Just do Eat is the name of a new Coffee and Restaurant on Central Road, just located in front of the Royal Century Hotel. You can't miss it.
Titti Twister Bar closed
Titti Twister Bar, a Ladyboy bar located across the entrance to Soi Honey, closed down.
We discovered L'Italiano
Have you ever wondered where L'Italiano had disappeared when he closed his restaurant on Walking Street?
We solved the riddle:
L'Italiano opened La Costa, a nice open air restaurant at the LK EMPRESS Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road.
Buon appetito!
We discovered L'Italiano
Khon Kaen goes Pattaya
On Soi 9, off Pattaya 2nd Road, where Soi Buakhaow's new Tree Town Complex is located, Khon Kaen opened a Buffet and BBQ Restaurant.
The Den
The Den was a hip lounge at Sukhumvit Soi 12 and later on Patpong 1 in Bangkok. Both clubs earned excellent reputations but accidentally had a very short life.
The management now tries a re-launch of The Den in Pattaya on Soi Chaiyapoon, a street connecting Soi Buakhaow with Pattaya 3rd Road.
Burger & Beer
At Burger & Beer, located just in front of Mike Shopping Mall, you easily can watch the bustle on Pattaya's World Class Beach Promenade and make your choice. You even can order an Australian Beef Burger at a very reasonable price.
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No more Gold?
Gold, an A Go-Go Club with a chequered history closed down on June 21st. It first opened as Mash A Go-Go, then changed hands and was rebranded as Amethyst Club A Go-Go and opened this year on January 20th as Gold A Go-Go.
Murphy's Law closed down
Murphy's Law, a popular Irish Pub and Guesthouse on Soi LK Metro, closed down on June 19th. You can visite Murphy's Pub on the Darkside, on Soi Khao Noi, just opposite the Pattaya Hill 2 village.
Craft Cottage on Soi LK Metro
Craft Cottage on Soi LK Metro
In the corner of Soi Diana / Soi LK Metro a beautiful small bar and restaurant called Craft Cottage opened. If you are thirsty and/or hungry take a rest!
Craft Cottage on Soi Diana
Craft Cottage on Soi Diana
Kaos was closed on June 12th
On June 12th the door to Kaos A Go-Go was closed without any information.
Update (June 13th): On June 13th the club was open again.
NOTE: A closed door without a corresponding note leads to misunderstandings...
Harry's Bar closed
Harry's Bar, a small bar and guesthouse announced as The Wold Famous closed down its door.
Venezia closed
Venezia, a small restaurant known for its Italian Food as well as for its Pizza and Thai Foods, had to close. The venue is on the block.
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Bars on Soi 6 are not permitted to open before 18:00
Authorities have warned that bars and clubs in Soi 6 have to be closed until 18:00. A failure to comply will result in fines and suspension of licenses, Pattaya's Officials warned.
The Authorities also claim that they temporarily prohibited the opening of new A Go-Go Bars and that licenses for such establishments will not be issued for the foreseeable future...
Working on Nature on Soi 6
In the rooms of the failed Working Girl A Go-Go Club a Nature Bar will open soon. We keep you posted.
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Pattaya Officials are warning Bars on Walking Street:
  • No Prostitutes
  • No Guns
  • All Venues have to be closed by 03:00
The World Wide Web (and the rest of this world) start laughing again...
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Edd collecting customers
On June 15th EDD, a 'Thai Superstar from Isan', was collecting customers on Walking Street for his concert at the newly opened Soi 16 Music Hall.
Edd collecting customers
Edd collecting customers
MiaMi Nightclub celebrated its soft opening on June 12th
MiaMi, Walking Street's newest Nightclub, celebrated its soft opening on June 12th.
The new club replaces the now defunct Alcazar Club A Go-Go, located near the entrance to Soi 15. It's an 'open air' nightclub featuring drinks, foods, dancing girls and at least one D.J.
To distinguish the new club from the already existing Miami Club A Go-Go on Soi Post Office, the management has chosen a special spelling for the new club: MiaMi.
Update (June 15th): myLady™ already translate MiaMi as Mia me = Thaiglish (Tinglish) for 'wife me' what means 'I am your wife'...
MiaMi Nightclub celebrated another Grand Opening on June 23rd
MiaMi celebrated just another Grand Opening on June 23rd
As we said in our April Edition: Farangs here in Pattaya are rather simpleminded and like to visite a Disco, a Go-Go Club, a Restaurant or a Lounge, not something indefinable called Nightclub. But we still hope that our estimation is wrong...
Ginza closed
Ginza Club A Go-Go closed its door at the beginning of June.
The venue is on the block.
It won't be the last one to bless the temporal...
Livingdolls 1 A Go-Go closed
Some lights are still on but the door is closed.
On May 30th, the management of Livingdolls 1 A Go-Go throw in the towel and closed the club.
Upstairs A Go-Go closed
Upstairs A Go-Go, a bar located at the entrance to Soho Square, closed down on May 31st.
What on earth happens here?
On Soho Square, off Walking Street, obviously something extraordinary will happen soon...
We keep you posted.
Poised to continue
Mike Baird's Cartoons
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On June 6th, Joy takes a 3-months long Holiday
Joy, the Good Fairy from Pattaya Beach Promenade
Joy, also known as the Coffee Lady, takes a 3-months long holiday in Germany. It's not only her first holiday in a foreign country, it's even the first real holiday in her life.
Joy is a lot more than just a vendor. For most foreigner she's like an institution: A day without her smile is a lost day.
She not only remember every customer's name, but also his preferences. She knows if he like to drink his coffee or tea with or without milk, with artificial sugar, real sugar or no sugar at all.
Joy, all your customers wish you the very best for the next 3 months.
We all hope that we will be able to greet you again.
No low Season in Pattaya?
No low Season in Pattaya?
Miss Suladda Salutilawan, director of TAT Pattaya branch, revealed that this year Pattaya will face 'no low season'.
We recommend the lovely lady to leave her office chair and take a walk around the nearly empty World Class City of Pattaya...
Update (June 9th): Tourist arrivals rose to 14.3 million during the first five months of this year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) claims. Chinese visitors still make up the largest single group at 26.57% of the total, but they support a very small part of the industry only. The number of British Tourists droped about 50%, from 906'000 in 2013/14 to only 432'000 in 2015/16.
Russian Cafe: Empty
The Russians are back, Miss Suladda Salutilawan from Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) told the press. Nevertheless, a popular meeting point, the Russian Cafe on Walking Street, was completly empty on Jume 15th at about midnight...
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
When 2009 CPN's CentralFestival opened, Royal Garden Plaza sank into a long Sleeping Beauty slumber.
But during the last few months it looks like it is awakening from its sleep. It presents itself younger than ever.
New and attractive shops brought some color into the center. It looks now a lot tidier and clearer.
Shopping is fun again at Royal Garden Plaza.
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
MiniSo opened a new gadget store at Royal Garden Plaza. It's somewhat larger than the one on Walking Street, but the two not always have the same goods on display.
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
On the 3rd floor of Royal Garden Plaza Ziprock is preparing a new shop.
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
An all new Foodland opened in the basement of Royal Garden Plaza.
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
The shop presents a large selection of great foods from all over the world, including tasty saussages and cheese.
The Comeback of a Shopping Center
Foodland also run a nice restaurant at Royal Garden Plaza. It is serving its popular dishes 24 hours/day at reasonable prices - and a lot more comfortable than the eating bar at its outlet on Central Road.
Do you still want to buy or rent a condo in a high rise building?
Do you still want to buy or rent a condo in a high rise building?
Transportation in Pattaya
Seen on Pattaya 3rd Road
Cargo in Thailand
Everything is different in Pattaya
Even a cactus grows different in this City
Fake Thailand
Professionals in Pattaya
I was Somtum
That's the way the ball bounces
Don't read the fine print only
We protect the Box
We protect the Box - and our Sponsors
Fitness in Pattaya
Fun tolerated by Pattaya Police, the Military Junta and Banglamung District Officials
Last month, on May 20th, Banglamung District Officials warned Bars and Entertainment venues that offering more than music and alcohol would get them shut down.
Obviously Prostitutes have to please Thailand's Officials only.
For additional information please read this and this and this.
Vegetarian are worth a Joke too)
We don't understand why Vegetarians like to visit this decades-old Flesh Market...
The Art of Parking
The Art of Unloading Tourists in Pattaya
On June 6th, 2017, the driver of a coach carrying 34 Chinese tourists had to 'park' his vehicle onto Pattaya Beach...
TThe NASA confirms: Pattaya is the Center of the Universe
TiT (That is Thailand)
Let's celebrate!
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Opened:
Foodland
Royal Garden Plaza, Beach Rd
7 eleven
Blue Ratree, Soi Buakhaow
Naughty Café
South Road
Terminal 21 booking office
2nd Road
Thai Food Corner
Walking Street
Food Court
Soho Square @ Walking Street
Closed:
Korean Restaurant
Phratamnak Road
Road-Machine
3rd Road
Kiss A Go-Go
LK Metro
Lobster Pot
Walking Steet
Big Event:
Donald Trump ennobles Cartoonist Michael J. Braid
Donald Trump ennobles Cartoonist Michael J. Braid
For more information click May 2017 News.
Global Warming
Global Warming is Pseudoscience
More Information
Thai Military Junta says:
People should lighting candles instead of partying.
Optimist World Championship
Pattaya Marathon
Pattaya Marathon
Warning:
The Event happens on September 3rd, not as announced previously by Pattaya City Hall on July 16th!
TiT (This is Thailand)
Royal cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Royal cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Foreign tourists are ask to wear appropriate clothing - at least during that five days
Loy Kratong in Pattaya
Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2017
Nov 13th-22nd @Bali Hai:
International Fleet Parade to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Asean
Pattaya Fireworks Festival
Pattaya Countdown 2018
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.
Events 2017: Published by Baden-Würtenberg (Germany)
Published by Baden-Würtenberg (Germany)
Kantah Bopha
Beat Richner
(Beatocello)
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!
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
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%!
February 17th, 2017:
Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected!
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New iPhones
Our man in China reports that factories just started massproduction components for Apple's next-generation iPhones:
A 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model will be built around reinforced glass chassis and an aluminium frame.
A somewhat larger 5.8-inch model is featuring a reinfarced glass chassis with a metal frame.
Samsung is the sole producer of the AMOLED display panel for Apple's new iPhones.
Amoled on the rise
It is a well-known fact that Amoled panels are superiori in color saturation, thinness and power consumption over TFT-LCD panels. They shine too with a shorter response time and higher contrast.
Therefore it comes to no surprise that Amoled displays will become the mainstream display in smartphones in the very near future.
Do you know BBK?
BBK Electronics of China is now the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world - thanks to its two brands OPPO and VIVO.
Samsung is still the top vendor with Apple coming in third place, just in front of Huawei, also a Chinese manufacturer.
Micromax, an Indian based smartphone company, is on the way to break into the top 10 vendors of handsets.
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All Disco Clubs
Disco Clubs in Pattaya
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!
Update
(published by Pattaya Mail):
Problems with Jet Ski operators unsolved.
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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