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September 2017
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Power-hungry Generals
Thailand's power-hungry Generals
Yingluck's departure leaves the country without its most prominent opposition figure, handing power-hungry Generals a headless opposition, The Guardian writes and adds that Thailand's Military Junta has repeatedly delayed elections and sought to stamp out dissent.
Please read too:
The Nation:
Verdict enables Military Junta to tighten its hold on power
The Nation:
Yingluck has promised not to be involved in politics’
Khaosod English:
Yingluck in Dubai, Junta Bosses say...
... but a source in the United Arab Emirates said Yingluck left Dubai for London on September 11th
Khaosod English:
Yingluck verdict deepens political divide: Thais became disillusioned with the judicial system
Spike on Tour
Spike on Tour
Grand Palace
Grand Palace closed for visitors
The Royal Household Bureau announced that the Grand Palace as well as the Emerald Buddha Temple, both are popular tourist attractions located in Bangkok, will be closed for visitors from October 1st until October 29th to prepare for the Royal funeral of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The Royal cremation will take place on October 26th, 2017.
Look here how stupid we are!
Pattaya Mail reports that the Officials from Pattaya City Hall still want to replace the Dolphin Roundabout by two - or even three - traffic lights.
We already reported last month about the stupid idea.
There are only two possibilities for City Hall's stubbornness:
a.) The transformation of the roundabout has be so lucrative that they can't stay away from the money
b.) Pattaya's Officials prefer to show the world how stupid they are.
Update (September 22nd):
Pattaya Mail reports that the removal of Dolphin Turnabout has been put on hold.
King of Fake News
Fighting Corruption?
Bangkok Post reports that a new report on corruption ranked Thailand as the third-worst country in the world in terms of bribery after India and Vietnam.
Transparency International (TI), the publisher of the report, claims that Thailand's new constitution, while it places significant focus on addressing corruption, entrenches military power and unaccountable government, undermining eventual return to democratic civilian rule. Free debate on the constitution was impossible; campaigning in opposition was banned and dozens of people were detained. The military junta also prohibited monitoring of the referendum. There is a clear absence of independent oversight and rigorous debate.
King of Fake News
King of Fake News?
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha duped (once again) the Kingdom's media and the 63 landless farmers with a perfectly staged show, Bangkok Post reorts.
Can you trust this man and his handpicked Military Junta?
Red Bull Heir playing cat and mouse with Thailand's so called justice
Red Bull Heir outruns another charge
Another of the criminal charges against the fugitive Red Bull billionaire heir 'who is wanted' over a 2012 fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a policeman, expired yesterday, leaving just one valid charge against him.
The Nation:
Red Bull Heir outruns another charge
Bangkok Post:
Political activist Srisuwan Janya will petition the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to take legal action against police handling the case involving Red Bull scion Vorayuth Yoovidhya
Red Bull Heir playing cat and mouse with Thailand's so called justice
The Red Bull Mistery
Fugitive Red Bull Heir's has apparently found a way to disappear, Khaosod English reports and cites Ken Gamble, of IFW Global, a cyber-intelligence firm used by governments and police agencies, in a country like Thailand, money talks. Fugitives can often outsmart the authorities if they know what they're doing and they have contacts on the ground. Someone of his caliber, he'll have some pretty good advisers.
Another global security consultant, Richard Dailly, of Kroll, said I think he’s being protected.
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.
Thai Police a laughing stock
Thai Police is nothing else than a laughing stock, Bangkok Post writes and hits the nail on the head.
Crackdowns announced
Pattaya Police announced new 'crackdowns' on crime until October 26th in an effort to tighten security before the cremation of His Majesty, the late King.
Pattaya Police Chief Pol. Col. Apichai Kroppech claims that the order to suppress crime came from the 'top'.
Immigration News
Important Notice
Since General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Military Junta launched their Coup d'état on May 22nd, 2014, Thailand's Visa ground rules are constantly changing. More over, not every consulate can issue all the different Visas. Some smaller consulates even display notices to the effect that non-immigrant visas are unavailable.
Our advice: Before booking your holidays please contact the Embassy in your country to obtain information about Thailand's latest regulation(s) and check the Chonburi Immigration Website or the website of Thailand's Immigration Police.
Update (March 2016):
New Overstay Regulations
Thailand's new immigration policy will take effect on March 20th of this year.
Please click for details!
Busy Immigration
Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn, chief of the Immigration Bureau, informed the media that between October 2015 and March 2016 Thailand's Immigration deported a total of 486'947 foreigners who overstayed their visas. Another 323'575 foreigners overstaying their visas still remain at large.
If the numbers mentioned above are correct, the Immigration Bureau deported about 2'700 people a day...
Never trust a statistic that you have not manipulated yourself!
New 10-year Visa
Thailand's interim Government announced on November 22nd, 2016, that foreign residents over 50 will be able to apply for 10-year visas.
The new Visa would replace one-year renewable visas and come in two installments of five years each.
Applicants must either earn a monthly salary of at least 100'000 Baht or have more than 3 million Baht in their bank account, which cannot be withdrawn within the first year after receiving the visa.
Applicants also must also have a health insurance that covers hospital stays and provides at least US$10'000 in annual coverage.
Visa holders will still have to check in every 90 days with the Bureau of Immigration.
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.
Chonburi Immigration Office got new Chief
Chonburi Immigration Office got new Chief
Pattaya Mail reports on July 8th, 2017, that the Chonburi Immigration Office got a new Chief.
Pol. Maj. Satawat Srirattanapong, the new Chief, announced that people who are requesting a long-stay permit will be thoroughly investigated for the safety of the community and the nation.
Pattaya News Flash September 2017 - The Source
NightWalker\'s News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Welcome to our World Class Beach Resort
It's just on the Way to Heaven...
Before you buy: Read the (very) small prints first!
99 Baht? Only if you buy goods for at least 600 Baht!
99 Baht? Only if you buy goods for at least 600 Baht!
179 Baht? The cashier ask 189 Baht!
179 Baht? The cashier ask 189 Baht! Countrywide!
According to a (stressed) employee:
With BigC new owner prices can change every few hours...
High-Tech never works correctly in Pattaya
This pedestrian crossing is located on Pattaya's South Road and should protect students from Pattaya School 8 and visitors of Wat Chaimongkon crossing the street.
It doesn't:
The installation sometimes shows GREEN concurrently for pedestrians and traffic!
But nobody cares...
High-Tech never works correctly in Pattaya
A similar bug you can adore since many weeks at the intersection of Pattaya 3rd Road / Soi Photisarn in Naklua.
Nobody cares!
Update (September 16th): We just learned that on Friday, September 15th, a team of Thai 'Professionals' were working almost whole the day on Soi Photisarn's signal lights.
And the result? They still do not work correctly...
TIT (This is Thailand)
Update (September 21st): Since a few days Soi Photisarn's signal lights stop working at all.
Update (September 22nd): The signal lights at Pattaya School 8 still shows green at the same time for pedestrians and traffic! A very dangerous situation.
If City Hall's pofessionals can not handle a simple signal light, how they like to maintain a more complicated solution at the planned Dolphin Turnabout replacement?
Let it be!
A human life should be worth a lot more than a well-filled bank account - even in this amazing country.
Update (September 22nd): Pattaya Mail reports that the removal of Dolphin Turnabout has been put on hold.
Update (September 30th): An evidence of incapacity. A few days ago City Hall's 'Professionals' re-installed the electronics on Soi Photisarn's signal light without any success - it shows the same problem as before...
Officials and their 'Friends' destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
nobody else
Military Junta creates a Tourists hostile Thailand
The always amzing Thailand
Each year the US State Department issues dozens of advisories with the intent of keeping Americans safe as they travel abroad.
Mexico, Mali, and Israel have been targeted by the most travel warnings in recent years, but Americans are more likely to be killed in Thailand, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
According to statistics published by the British Government the so-called 'Land of Smiles' is a deadly country.
British officials have faced a startling rise in the number of deaths and hospitalisations of British citizens in Thailand, newly-released figures show.
Deaths jumped from 296 in 2011-2012 to 389 in the year ending April 1 this year. Hospitalisations rose from 217 to 285 in the same period, the official statistics show.
The increase in both is a sharp rise of 31 percent.
Australian's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade claims that Thailand and Indonesia are among the most dangerous places to visit.
Even Thais aggree: A recently published survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University shows that there has been an increase in serious cases regarding national security, safety and crime - including bombings, drug trafficking, robberies and murders - during the administration of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
GOV.UK warns that 'the political situation in Thailand is unpredictable and sometimes volatile'.
'On 22 May 2014, the military took control of government. Article 44 of the interim constitution gives General Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), wide powers to continue to take action to enforce law and order, and restrictions remain on freedom of assembly and expression', the site reports.
Many tourists travelling Asian countries are claiming that Thai people are the rudest to tourists, with many witnessed an unnecessary hostile behaviour towards the Farang.
In most Southeast Asia countries locals are actually interested in being friends with you. Thais have no interest at all. The ones who seem interested are usually scammers.
Thailand's actual Government obviously is supporting this attitude: During the last few weeks some tourist visa holders being asked to show Immigration Officials 20'000 Baht in CASH when entering Thailand.
Reports have surfaced on social media of foreigners being refused entry for not having 20'000 Baht in cash when entering the Kingdom. One person even claimed that they could show proof of hotel bookings, details of an onward flight and bank statements showing funds, but was still refused entry.
Some Police Officers in Pattaya are known to be especially rude, furthermore, in many documented cases Thailand's Policemen don't help the victims but the wrongdoers. It is known since many years, but nobody cares.
The always amzing Thailand
Thais don't speak about Sex, they do it!
Thais don't speak about Sex, they do it!
Just do it!
According to Thailand's Ministry of Public Health, around 300'000 women had abortions in 2009. Thirty percent of these women were younger than 20 years old. This means pregnant students and abortions are serious issues.
Pregnant students are still taboo topics in Thailand's schools because most people, including teachers, think that to get pregnant as a student or to have an abortion is a sin. Moreover, about 90 percent of pregnant students decided to drop out of school.
Legal abortion pills are now available in Thailand but women can't get the pills easily because Thailand's Food and Drug Administration, many doctors, nurses as well as the society itself don't want to allow it...
Sexuality education in Thailand is very limited and parents usually are very hesitant to talk about sex to their children.
During the last few years, I told myLady many times to tell her two underage daughters the 'fact of life'. It didn't happen. The consequence can be seen: The younger one, just 16-years-old, is pregnant.
The Way to waste Taxpayer's Money
Foolish Acts Made in Thailand
A Street to a Power Pool
Foolish Acts Made in Thailand
Ordinairy people simply shake their heads
Foolish Acts Made in Thailand
Foolish Acts Made in Thailand
Foolish Acts Made in Thailand
The Stairs to No Man's Land are providing easy touchable Power Cables
Foolish Acts Made in Thailand
Made by highly educated Thai Professionals
Officials and their 'Friends' destroy the 'Good Image' of Thailand
nobody else
Wasting Taxpayer's Money
Foolish Act Made in Pattaya
No one knows why it was built or what it was for
Among other Pattaya Media too, Pattaya Mail reports about a mystery installation on the sidewalk opposite Pattaya Provincial Court years ago and that never developed into anything. According to the reports, residents of Pratamnak Hill want the removal of the mystery installation before someone gets seriously hurt.
As usual, Freddy Cocquyt, our Photographer from Belgium, has a simple and convinient solution for the problem. It's even a cheap one, if implemented by a real professional and not by a 'good friend' of an Official at City Hall...
Foolish Act Made in Thailand: The Solution
A cheap, simple and convincing solution for a many-years-old problem
Officials and their 'Friends' destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
nobody else
Pattaya City Council calls projects initiated by former Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome wasteful...
Pattaya's former Mayor Ittiphol Kunplome
Pattaya's former Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome
Pattaya Mail reports that Pattaya City Council not only dropped plans to spend 21.7 million Baht on additional closed-circuit television cameras but also called many of the projects initiated by Pattaya's former Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome (or Kunplome or Khunpleum) wasteful...
The Council ruled that Pattaya can now only spend cash on projects it alone has authority over.
For additional information please read
No Brain - but Official
Pedestrian crossing, but not for Parents with buggy or Handicapped in wheelchairs
Thailand's Economy
To gain an impression of Thailand's Economic Misery you don't have to wait for the next statement from Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha and/or his hanpicked Military Junta, you just have to visite Tukcom (South Pattaya), the new Harbour Mall or any other Shopping Center in this country.
Thailand's Economy
Keep Smiling
Rainy Season in Thailand
Traffic Police is known for its perfect Signalisation
Rainy Season in Thailand
Traffic in Thailand during Rainy Season
Rainy Season in Thailand
Parking in Thailand during Rainy Season
Rainy Season in Thailand
Greetings from Pattaya's Soi 6, we still have Fun
Rainy Season in Thailand
Waiting for the Sun
Please Click for Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
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.
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. It didn't happen, but during the last week of July 2017 we could spot an 'emergency team' trying to save the live of the venue. During the last week of August the 'patient' was still alive...
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.
The latest announcement from Midnight Pattaya:
Midnight Pattaya
Let's wait and see
Update (August 9th):
Bangkok Post reports that Hussein Maher, the 61-year old Finish owner of the building, on August 8th at about 02:30 had fallen from the second floor of Midnight Mall on Soi BJ to the ground floor. He was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Should one of the patients mentioned above survive our emergency room, you will read it here.
Poised to continue
September is generally considered the weakest month in terms of turnover here in Pattaya. Anyone who survives this time has good chances to survive the next six months too - except Thailand's unpredictable Military Junta launches a new idea to drive away financially strong tourists from Western Countries once again.
Police discovered a new Source of Income
New Source of Revenue
Police on Walking Street discovered a new source of income.
Some members of the corps are even so greedy that they even forget to play with their smartphones, otherwise their favourite activity.
Before you pay, read the banner carefully:
It clearly says maximum penalty is 2000 Baht.
Even better: Smile at the marshal(s) and use the litterbox!
Play on the Beach by Kaffa Beergarden
Play on the Beach by Kaffa Beergarden gets demolished to create something new in front of Jomtien's attractive Jomtien Plaza Condotel.
A few decades ago this premium place was the home of Jomtien's first (and also last) KFC outlet.
We keep you posted.
Angry Birds Playground
Angry Birds Playground
Since a few months Jomtien is proud to have an official Angry Birds Playground. It's located on Jomtien's Beach Road, just opposite the popular Jomtien Night Market and to the right of the Volleyball area.
During the last few months we visited the playground a few times and we are happy to confirm that it is made by real professionals, not somebody's friend as otherwise usual in this City, and therefore it is fitted with first class furnitures.
Highly recommended for children.
For adultes the playground provides comfortable benches - and they are really a necessity: Your child(ren) will play there for hours...
Angry Birds Playground
Angry Birds Playground
Angry Birds Playground
Update (September 16th): Pattaya Mail reports that citiziens already complain about damages caused by the salty air.
A City Spokesman says the goods used are not durable and blames the city's contractors for the problems...
Russian Restaurant closed down
Kit, a Russian Seafood Restaurant located on Thepprasit Road and only a few meters from Jomtien's Beach Road, had to close down the door: Missing the Tourists from its home country...
Poised to continue
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New Building
On Soi 8, off Thepprasit Road and in the direct neighbourhood of The Colosseum and Singha's D'LUCK Cinematic Theatre, another new Entertainment Temple is on the rise.
With a newly built street it even provides a direct connection to Singha's Theatre.
The Isan Bistro
On Soi New Plaza, a street that connects Soi Buakhaow with Pattaya Second Road, The Isan Bistro opened.
If your Lady originates from the Isan, be a gentleman at least once in your life and invite her to this exceptionaly clean restaurant and you will discover that Isan Food isn't spicy only. it even can be tasty for gourmets from a Western country.
Culture Club Hotel
The owner of the wellknown Culture Club Massage Parlour in Soi Honey (also known as Soi 11 and located between Pattaya 2nd Road and Soi Buakhaow) opened a beautiful small hotel on September 1st just in front of her massage rooms. Room rates at the Culture Club Hotel start at 999 Baht.
Soi 7 Bar on the Block
Bubpha Bar, located on Soi 7, is on the block.
Perhaps a good opportunity for a Chinese entrepreneur to enter the business: More and more individual travelers from South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong are strolling through Soi 7 and leave the street with shining eyes.
Indian Food goes Soi 8
The long time closed Family Bar on Soi 8 is now the home of Ashwin Kitchen, an Indian Food outlet.
New Indian Restaurant and Hotel
On Pattaya Second Road, at the entrance to Soi Pattayaland 1, an Indian Restaurant and Hotel replaced the former 7-eleven Mini Mart. The Hotel is called Dehli Darbar, its restaurant Dehli Chaat Food Court.
More and more Indian Restaurants open on Pattaya Second Road, from South Road down to Central Road, serving Indian Food from almost all Indian provinces.
According to a Thai Motorcycle Taxi driver Indian Tourists create one big problem for Pattaya's traffic: Tourists from India do not use sidewalks, they walk (and hold their personal meetings) on Pattaya's streets and are therefore a danger for all motorized road users.
If you are an Indian Tourist reading this site, please tell your compatriots to use Pattaya's sidewalks. We know that Pattaya's sidewalks are anything else than comfortable to walk on, but the city's streets aren't better...
Opposite Boyztown, Turkuaz, a Turkish Cafe and Restaurant, opened its door on Pattaya 2nd Road.
New Pizza Outlet in South Pattaya
Just opposite the now closed Cucumber Restaurant Domino's Pizza is ready to open its third outlet in Pattaya.
Far East Rock A Go-Go
Far East Rock A Go-Go on Soi Post Office (Soi Praisane or Soi 13/2) closed down on September 1st, but it is a temporarely closure only: The building gets transformed into a hotel, but the Go-Go club will be reopen somewhere during October 2017, I was told.
We keep you posted.
No more Domicil on Pattaya Second Road
The bad news is, that Domicil, the wellknown Austrian Restaurant located on Pattaya Second Road between Soi 8 and Soi7, closed down.
The good news is, that Domicil's branch located behind the Memorial Hospital remains open and is still serving tasty Austrian food.
Savoey Sea Food Restaurant closed down
The once popular Savoey Sea Food Restaurant closed down. It was located on the Central Road / Second Road intersection.
It's just another proof that Pattaya is badly missing the financially strong tourists from Europe and Russia.
Cucumber closed down
Cucumber, a nice hotel & restaurant on South Pattaya Road, closed down for 'renovation' on August 26th but a banner on the roof states that the venue can be rented or bought.
Already closed down
Last month we reported about the new Pattaya Mujra Indian Dance Club. This month we alreaday have to report its closure.
Life can be damn short in this City - or full of surprises:
During the second week of September the venue reopened as if nothing had happened...
Reopened as if nothing had happened...
Poised to continue
Tree Town Beergarden and Night Market
Tree Town Beergarden and Night Market
Tree Town just launched a Chang Beergarden in the middle of a realy cozy night market. Give it a try!
Tree Town Beergarden and Night Market
Asap Cafe & Bistro
At the all new Tree Town Complex, in the meantime already known for its successful Beer Town, a beautiful Bar & Bistro opened: ASAP Cafe & Bistro.
Discover a New Paradise
The new Bua Khao Paradise Guesthouse, Restaurant & Wine Bar provides also a small Art Gallery. To its left you will find a Family Mart, in front of it the venue faces mini marts from 7-eleven and Tesco/Lotus Express.
Completely surrounded by 24-hour mini marts you never will get hungry...
Favoritten Bar and Restaurant
The rooms of the former Bad Karma Bar are renamed as Favoritten Bar and Restaurant. Now nothing holds the venue back from success...
Zaha Bar and Guesthouse
Opposite Soi Buakhaow's Action Street Bar Complex the ZAPPA Bar & Guesthouse opened. Room rates start at 400 Baht.
Cheap clothes
Opposite the entrance to Soi 15 you will find Soi Buakhaow's cheapest cloth outlet.
Surprise your girlfriend(s) with a sexy or stylish outfit without stressing your bank account. Most clothes costs 60 Baht only...
The shop isn't just a flash in the pan. It's there since a few years.
On the Block
Sweethearts Bar and its building, located in the Southern Part of Soi Buakhaow, is on the block.
If you are interested please call 086-8210859 for additional information in English.
PS. The Bar doesn't have any connection with
Volare rebuilds
Volare, the well known Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria at the entrance to Soi 15, closed down from September 5th to October 5th, 2017. It rebuilds its eatery completely.
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Chaos started
Chaos, the successor of the defunct Kiss A Go-Go Bar, opened secretly and silently LK Metro's latest A Go-Go Club.
JIBBY'S Bar opened on September 8th, 2017 with a free food party and a lot of lovely Ladies.
The new venue is located between Kaos A Go-Go and the Cafe Racer Bar and it has its very own - and well designed - caps and T-shirts.
Take a look!
Jib, the owner, is well known in this city from her days at the Atlantic Bar and the Sugar Sugar A Go-Go Club.
Let JIBBY'S be her new success story!
Opening soon
Chaos is the successor of the defunct Kiss A Go-Go Bar and will open soon.
What a realistic name change: Most relationships in this resort start with a kiss and end in a chaos...
Opening Party with free Food
Fever, a new bar on Soi LK Metro, celebrated its official opening on September 2nd with a very successful Free Food Party. It replaces the defunct Harry's Bar and its neighbour, the former T&T Guesthouse.
Snippets is Soi LK Metro's latest Sports Bar and Cafe and replaces Venezia.
Reviving Kiss A Go-Go
Works intensified to bring back some new life to the still closed Kiss A Go-Go Club - probably under a new name.
We keep you posted.
Cheap Rooms
Murphy's Law, the just refurbished bar on Soi LK Metro, offers cheap and clean rooms in the middle of Pattaya's Nightlife.
Grab at least one of the rooms!
Murphy's Law
Duangjai Bar on the Block
Duangjai Bar, Soi LK Metro's one and only Ladyboy Bar, is on the block - and there is big hope that a new owner will change the format...
Red Five Bar closed down
Red Five Bar closed down. Since many months there was a SALE banner at its front - it now disapeared.
Poised to continue
New Regulation for Soi 6 (as of June 19th, 2017)
Bars and clubs in Soi 6 have to be remain closed until 18:00. Licences for new A Go-Go clubs will not be issued for the foreseeable future...
P.S. On February 15th, 2016 Pattaya announced a big and so far unlimited crackdown on all kind of traffic violations, including parking vehicles in prohibited areas, ignoring traffic lights, driving in wrong directions and/or run over double or single yellow lines and on July 7th, 2016, Police said that venues located on Walking Street and on Pattaya Beach Road can stay open until 04:00, but Bars, Clubs and Dancings outside this area must close at 02:00.
Obviously these people speak bubbles only and destroy the 'good image' of Pattaya.
Enjoy Pattaya's Nature
Nature Bar, the successor of the failed Working Girl A Go-Go Club opened its door. It's an open bar with two poles to provide the ladies a chance to show their dancing skills.
Kitty Girl Bar
In the room(s) of the former Dusk Till Dawn booze outlet the MJ Kitty Girl Bar opened.
Mandarin Bar
Mandarin Bar closed down. Most ladies used to be working at Mandarin can now be contacted at the all new MJ Kitty Girl's Bar, we were told.
Candy Bar, Soi 6
During the last few days of August 2017 the Candy Bar replaced the now defunct Pat Bar. The new bar features real Women out of flesh and blood - not Ladyboys.
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New Regulation for Walking Street (as of June 20th, 2017)
No Prostitutes, No Guns, All Venues have to be closed by 03:00. Licences for new A Go-Go clubs will not be issued for the foreseeable future...
P.S. On February 15th, 2016 Pattaya announced a big and so far unlimited crackdown on all kind of traffic violations, including parking vehicles in prohibited areas, ignoring traffic lights, driving in wrong directions and/or run over double or single yellow lines and on July 7th, 2016, Police said that venues located on Walking Street and on Pattaya Beach Road can stay open until 04:00, but Bars, Clubs and Dancings outside this area must close at 02:00.
Obviously these people speak bubbles only and are destroying therefore the otherwise 'good image' of our 'World Class Resort' called Pattaya.
Russian Cafe closed down once more
The Russian Cafe located in front of the Food Fair Restaurant closed down once more. The (expensive) furniture already disapeared.
Obviously, it has much less tourists from Russia in this city than TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) in their lastest press release claimed.
As the saying in Switzerland goes: A lie never lives to be old.
Say goodbye to the Bull?
Taurus, once a Disco, then a Karaoke Bar for Russian visitors, closed down.
We simply can repeat what we said above: Obviously, it has much less tourists from Russia in this city than the lovely people from TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) in their lastest press release claimed.
Police closed down Soi 16 Music Hall
For a yet unknown reason our lovely Police from Soi 9 closed down the all new Soi 16 Music Hall on September 1st and positioned a cop on a motorcycle in front of its entrance to prevent employees and potential customers to enter the venue.
The Soi 16 Music Hall was first announced as New Wave Club but opened as Soi 16 on April 8th, 2017.
Police closed down Soi 16 Music Hall
On September 3rd Police still prevented the venue from an unauthorized opening...
The Comeback of Rock Street
On August 30th Rock Street reopened its Music Hall. The bar was closed since March 15th, 2017, when a Squirrel allegedly triggered a blaze.
It's always the small things that get you down...
Payot's Lounge Bar
Located opposite off the Windy Inn Hotel, the newly renovated Payot's Lounge Bar opened a Pizza Outlet.
Enjoy it!
Souvenir Pharmacy
At Bali Hai a Century Pharmacy selling souvenirs opened in the rooms of a former Starbucks Coffee outlet.
A few month ago a banner told that Carls's Jr. will open a Burger outlet in the very same room - but obviously the 'young boy' has got cold feet...
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Simply say YES!
On September 15th YES A Go-Go opened in the rooms of the former Super Baby A Go-Go Club.
From Sexy to Wicked
The successor of the closed Sexy Hippo Bar got its name: Wicked Hippo Bar.
Poised to continue
Please Click for Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
Wasteguard in Naklua
Naked Yamaha in Soi 6/2
Clothes not only make the Man or the Ladyboy...
Farang after a 2-week Holiday in Pattaya
Be Aware:
Muay Thai is this Country's National Sport...
Thai Pussy
Police chasing Red Bull's Heir
Amazing Police
Amazing Soi 9
4 on Bike OK - but not 3!?
Security Officer clamps Police Car
Bravo (Chaiyo in Thai)!
Work completed - What we do now?
Sick Buffalo
Amazing Switzerland
Pattaya News Flash is published in Switzerland
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Alive Bar
Soi Buakhaow
Kokette Rotisserie
South Pattaya
Da Cionso & Claudio
Pizzeria, Soi Buakhaow
Chill Inn Bar
Soi Buakhaow
South Pattaya Road
Garden Romantic
Walking Street / Soho Square
Central Gems
Walking Street
Tantra A Go-Go
Walking Street
Addiction Club
Soi Diamond
La Taverna
Showgirls A Go-Go
Soi LK Metro
Heart Rock Snooker
Walking Street
Swiss Food
Soi Diamond
Greek Grill House
Soi Buakhaow
For more information click August 2017 News.
Last month's Highlight:
Despite the long overdue opening many installations didn't work the way they should
Don't let the EU take control of the UK!
Don't let the EU take control of the UK!
The EU (read: Merkel, Jucker & Co.) asks for a special treatment for EU citizens, including the right to vote in the UK...
Note: The EU acts like a carcinoma.
More Information
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
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 then 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!
Apple Slow Down
Apple instructed component suppliers to withhold part of the component shipments prepared for the production of iPhone X devices.
Obviously Apple's new flagship isn't the success the company predicted.
Huawei tops Apple
Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales.
The Chinese company has become the new number two, just behind Samsung.
But with the launch of its new US$1000 iPhone 8 flagship Apple could change the rangking again.
This world has too many people that like to show that they have the money to buy every shit.
If you are involved in Electronics, you badly need
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!
(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.
The Streets of Pattaya are a threat to any type of Shock Absorber
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