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August 2018
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Declining Mantra
Spike from Pattaya Days writes about his experience with a once formidable restaurant on Pattaya Beach.
Living costs in Asia, Infographic published by Bangkok Post
Less Expats than ever before
ThaiVisa writes in an interesting article that more and more western expats turn their backs on Thailand and leaving the country.
No wonder! Since General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his handpicked Military Junta took power, the cost of living has risen sharply and the quality of life has fallen decisively, in full contrast to Prayuth's Government publications.
Even the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) finally admitted in July 2018 that the number of Western tourists visiting the Land of Smiles has dropped.
Hong Kong still leads the list of the most expensive locations in Asia, but Bangkok jumped 15 places to #52 from last year's survey.
Thailand's Military Junta in Cambodia's Footsteps?
Last Sunday, July 29th, Cambodia elected a new government.
According to the nation's election authority, the previous ruler Hun Sen and his Cambodian People's Party (CPP) have made an outstanding victory.
However, Hun Sen, Cambodia's dictator since 1985, had all his possible opponents arrested before the vote, put them in prison and had their partiy banned. The remaining 19 political parties ran against Hun Sen's ruling CPP, but none are strongly critical of the government.
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha is now following the same, obviously successful, recipe.
A number of prominent opposition politicians are already in prison, for others, including the new whiz Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (the founder of Thailand's Future Forward Party), arrest warrants have already been issued or charges are being prepared.
In his address to mark the 72th anniversary of the Bangkok Post, Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha called himself the prime minister you can trust...
His supporters are already preparing a rule to allow the Dictator to head the Government for life.
In the meantime, his gigantic military expenditures and his mega-projects are allegedly squandering the country's entire state's assets - according to observers everything according to the wellknown motto the bigger the projects, the bigger the envelopes!
You remember, General Prayuth Chan-ocha's Military Junta has promised and postponed elections several times since its 2014 coup overthrew a civilian government.
Please read too:
Khaosod English:
Pro-Junta Party Confident It Will Lead Next Govt
Khaosod English:
Election Coming in 2019 – Unless 'Fight Breaks Out'
Khaosod English:
Hun Sen Plays Hardball to Keep His Grip on Cambodia
Bangkok Post:
Cambodia's bogus election
Bangkok Post:
Thailand's Military Junta defends legal action against three Future Forward Party figures
Thai Teachers urged to control their finances
The salary of a Thai Teacher ranges anywhere between 15'000 and 70'000 Baht/month, e.g. the salary of an assistant teacher, the lowest level of the profession, is somewhere between 15'050 and 24'750 Baht which is actually higher than many professions.
Nevertheless, these people are in deep debt. It is estimated that each teacher may be up to three million Baht in debt.
The reason? In contrast to ordinary people, Teachers are not required to undergo credit checks with the National Credit Bureau before borrowing money. Even debt-stricken Teachers are continuing to buy various expensive consumer products on hire-purchase to gain respect and recognition.
How Teachers will educate Students to take care of the money if they spend too much themselves?
Please read too:
Bangkok Post:
It's a tough lesson
Avoid mosquitoes, they spread the Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever
Thailand's Chonburi district, to which Pattaya belongs, has the highest dengue rate in the country.
Chonburi has discovered 545 dengue cases so far this year, but no deaths have been reported.
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 Mail and Pattaya One.
Pattaya News Flash reports about the funny side(s) of this World Class Resort.
Police ignore new City Rules
Bangkok Police ignore City Rules
Khaosod English reports that Bangkok Police declined to enforce a city order to move off vendors using the sidewalks.
Making new rules doesn’t mean much when even the police ignore them:
In Pattaya Police ignore Pedestrian light violaters since many years...
But the best
is yet to come:
We update NightWalker's News Page as soon as we get new information.
Free WiFi along Pattaya Beach
Free WiFi on Pattaya Beach
Pol Maj Gen Pinit Maneerat, the Military Junta's spokesman for Pattaya, announced that the city has invested 24 million Baht* to install a free WiFi system along Pattaya Beach for the general public and tourists.
It's the third time City Hall announces a Free WiFi service during the last 10 years or so.
The last two times TOT Public Company Limited, a Thai state-owned telecommunications company, was responsible for the (failed) service.
This time City Hall claims that they made a 1-year contract with state enterprise CAT Telecom Plc.
According to Pol Maj Gen Pinit Maneerat CAT installed 24 hotspots along Pattaya Beach, from Dusit Thani to the Bali Hai pier area.
To use the Free WiFi users have to register with their personal details. In return they will get two hours of free access per day.
For its Thai citizens Pattaya City Hall published an instruction to register (automatically?) - but not for the City's real breadwinner - the tourists.
*On November 26th, a spokesman from City Hall corrected the press release and said that the City has to pay 14 million Baht/year for the 24 hotspots.
Our Testrun on November 25th shows that - at least for tourists - the announced service is not usable.
Using a smartphone communicating in another language as Thai it is impossible to do the required registration.
When connecting to @Pattaya City Free WiFi the display immediately asks for the passwort.
Moreover, the signal strength is satisfying only in front of a hotspot, in between it's mediocre and the signal is characterised by strong fluctuations with a maximum throughput of 1 Mbps.
The whole announcement of @Pattaya Free Wifi doesn't make sense.
It's nothing else than a bad joke!
Obviously the Government tries everything that Thailand remains a laughing stock
Update (December 1st):
Pattaya Mail writes that Surfing has taken on a whole new meaning on Pattaya Beach after the city launched free wireless internet access.
But they didn't check if the service is reliable - or not...
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.
Beach Smoking Ban
Beach Smoking Ban
Beach Smoking Ban
Amazing Rules
Amazing Rules
No Deck Chairs on Beaches
No Deck Chairs allowed on Beaches
No Booze Sale on Beach
No Booze Sale on Beach
No Streetfood
No Streetfood
AirBnB illegal in Thailand
AirBnB illegal in Thailand for daily and weekly rentals
No Dogs on Beaches
No Dogs on Beaches
No Coconut Ghosts
No Coconut Ghosts on Pattaya Beach
Do not Kiss in Public
Do not Kiss in Public
Sex Toys are against Thai Law
Sex Toys are against Thai Law
Don't play Darts in Thailand
Don't play Darts
Don't play Cards in Thailand
Don't play Beidge in Thailand
Smoking Sisha is banned
Do not smoke Sisha
Three on a Bike not allowed
Three on Bike not allowed
Parking for Rental Bikes
Rental Bikes only
Tracking Tourists
Thailand starts Tracking Tourists
Particulates are welcome
Particulates welcome
Shake Hands with Officials
Shaking hands with Officials
Zero Waste Beaches
Zero Waste Beaches
Pattaya News Flash August 2018 - The Source
NightWalker\'s News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Welcome to our World Class Beach Resort
Welcome to Pattaya, the City of High-Tech installations
Rejuvenation in Pattaya
Pattaya, Fountain of Youth
Rejuvenation in Pattaya
On Friday, July 13th, 2018, I spent almost whole my day in Bangkok and made a unexpected discovery.
To avoid the vultures of the Taxi and Tuk Tuk Mafia, I drove Bangkok's completely outdated, but still overcrowded buses - as I did 1988/89, when I spent over a year in Thailand's capital.
While at that time always someone stood up to offer me his place, this time all passengers remained seated and looked into their mobile phones.
For me, this is a clear proof that I have become younger rather than older in the last thirty years living in Pattaya.
Long live Pattaya, which apparently can not only stop the biological clock, but even turn it back!
Enlarged Pattaya Beach
Enlarged Pattaya Beach
Enlarged Pattaya Beach
Pattaya's much-delayed 430-million Baht Beach Restauration, known as Pattaya Beach Nourishment Project, is running badly behind schedule.
On April 23rd, 2018, Marine Department Director Ekaraj Kantaro promised that the beach restauration project will be completed by the end of August.
It won't be...
The project begun in 2011 after a warning by environmental experts that Pattaya's sandy shoreline could be wiped away within five years.
Rain and floods as well as missing maintenance and the completely unnecessary new Beach Promenade pushed by former Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome has accelerated the erosion over the years.
To channel the water from the sometimes flooded Beach Road into the sea and to erode the sand even faster, our highly educated officials have built special wells in the Beach Promenade, introducing a new threat to pedestrians, joggers, runners and riders of bicycles and wheelchairs:
Enlarged Pattaya Beach
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
Pattaya Beach disaster continues
Reality vs Fiction
Thailand's highly educated Experts still believe that erosion is the cause for Pattaya's missing sand
Nothing can replace stupidity
The last rains have made it drastically visible to everyone: Not the much touted erosion is to blame for Pattaya's beach disaster, but Pattaya's missing sewerage system.
But our 'highly skilled' experts from Pattaya Burapha University and the Research Institute of Aquatic Resources at Chulalongkorn University, as well as our officials from Pattaya City Hall still blame the erosion of the sea for wasting taxpayers' money.
For additional information please read:
Our Officials and their 'Experts' destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
Thailand bans Trans Fats!
Thailand bans Trans Fats!
On July 16th Thailand's Food and Drug Administration announced that the country would be free of trans-fat foods after a ban takes effect on January 9th, 2019.
A notification published in the Royal Gazette bans the production, imports and sale of partially hydrogenated oils, as well as food containing them.
But on July 22nd, FDA Food Bureau chief Supattra Boonserm dismissed suggestions that the ban would cover all types of trans fats.
The ban does not cover natural trans fats, she said, explaining that industrial trans fats were found in partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). The process involves adding hydrogen to vegetable oils to turn them into solid fats, Supattra said.
For additional information please read:
Why the Thai Government bans Trans Fats and not Alcohol, Cigarettes, Sugar, Pla Ra as well as the stinky China Tourist buses and all the other cars powered by Diesel engines?
They are a lot more dangerous to the health of the Thai population than trans fats.
According to Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA), trans fats can easily be replaced by Palm Oil - and Palm Oil is produced in Thailand.
However, the agency is hiding the fact that the use of Palm Oil is controversial:
A study recently published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) shows alarming results: Palm oil in food can be carcinogenic and can alter the genetic material!
Thailand bans Trans Fats!
Thai food doesn’t contain any trans fat unless the condiments or sauces contain it, which is usually not the case with traditional Thai food
Even low air pollution may damage heart
BBC: Even low air pollution may damage heart
Your Health is in your Food
Three experienced physicians show on German Television Station NDR how special food can often achieve better results with diabetes, migraine, rheumatism - or many other health problems - than with tablets.
The same findings are used by Team Sky in bicycle racing.
BBC published recordings showing how Chris Froome was prepared for the individual stages in the Giro d'Italia 2018.
Please read too:
Spike from Pattaya Days about intermittent fasting
Bertolt Brecht:
Who does not know the truth, is simply a fool,
yet who knows the truth and calls it a lie, is a criminal

We love our Tourists
We love our Tourists
Main Entrance to Pattaya's famous Walking Street!
Since many decades, this bottleneck is South Road's main entrance to Pattaya's World Class Walking Street.
Thousands of Tourists have to use this obstacle every single day on their way to the city's most prestigious street.
People with buggies or in wheelchairs have to use the overcrowded South Road, where drivers of motorcycles, cars and tourist buses ignore all traffic laws.
That's what our Officals call a Family Friendly Beach Resort.
Think about it!
We love our Tourists
We love our Tourists
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Brand New House on the Dark Side of Pattaya
Brand New House on the Dark Side of Pattaya
Brand New House on the Dark Side of Pattaya
Seen at a Brand New House on the Dark Side of Pattaya
Is Pattaya City Hall wasting 14 million Baht?
Obviously Pattaya City Hall is wasting 14 million Baht
On November 22nd, 2017, Pol Maj Gen Pinit Maneerat, the Military Junta's spokesman for Pattaya, announced that City Hall has installed a free WiFi system along Pattaya Beach for the general public and tourists.
Pattaya City Hall even published an instruction to register in Thai on its website.
Nevertheless, until today it's impossible to access the internet through @Pattaya City Free WiFi.
The 14 million Baht allegedly paid to state enterprise CAT Telecom Plc. for the 24 hotspots is a complete waste of Taxpayer's Money.
Update (March 31st, 2018): Pattaya City Free WiFi still does not work!
Update (April 4th, 2018): It is just another proof that most municipal Wi-Fi efforts end in disaster.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Warning: (Rebroadcast)
Dirty and stinky Tap Water in Pattaya
We don't care!
Stinking Tap Water in some parts of Pattaya
Since April 14th 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 smells like fecal matter, but obviously 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.
Roaches populate Pattaya Beaches
During the last few months cockroaches have joined the rats on Pattaya's World Class Beaches.
As usual, our lovely Officials blame the tourists to cause the plague:
On July 13th, Kanrapa Mukdasanit of the Disease Control Department blamed the city's tourists as well as its locals for the insect scourge. They do not dispose their food, trash and other waste correctly, the 'well educated' Official claimed.
Obviously he never visited the beaches:
The cockroaches are nesting and swarming around Pattaya's putrid beach outflow pipes. Pattaya City Hall has to be blamed for the cockroache invasion, not the city's tourists. City Hall itself spilles the unthreated sewage into the sea.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
Warning (Rebroadcast)
Standing in a Baht Bus or on the back of a Baht Bus will cost you 3'000 Baht!
Standing on the back of a Baht Buss costs 3'000 Baht!
Sutab Sukuojai, the new chairman of the Pattaya Baht Bus Co-operative, announced that standing in a Baht Bus or on the back of a Baht Bus will be punished with 3'000 Baht.
According to reports, our lovely Police already urged several tourists to pay the 3'000 Baht fine.
Please Click for Mike Baird's Cartoons
Emergency Room
Midnight Pattaya
During 2016 an Egicogroup announced a prestigious project on our old fashioned Walking Street.
To the left and to the right of the entrance to Soi BJ the company claimed it will built two modern glass palaces with Coyote Clubs, Bars, Night Clubs and a Hotel with a large parking space.
Midnight Pattaya also claimed that the first venues will open during 2016 and 2017.
Most of the buildings are still empty and an eyesore on Walking Street.
Soho Square on the block
A large LED display at the entrance to the still ailing Soho Square tells that the Soho Square Complex is on the block.
CoCoon still closed
CoCoon at the entrance to Soho Square opened on December 23rd, 2017, as a we do it all nightclub, a concept that usually doesn't work in Pattaya.
Therefore it was no surprise when the club closed down on April 31st, 2018.
Since then large banners claim Closed for Renovation, but nobody in the neighbourhood could spot some working people in the building during the last few months.
Should a patient survives our emergency room, you will read it here.
Poised to continue
Removing an 10-year old eyesore slowly
Work just started to remove an 10-year old eyesore from Jomtien Beach Road.
First announced as The Beach - a two tower skyscraper - launched by a HVIDSTEN GROUP based in Bangkok. The company later relaunched the project as a 1-tower building under the name The Grand Oriental.
Construction of the project was originally set to September 1st, 2008. The project never finished.
Therefore be careful: Never invest in an unfinished project - no matter how beautiful the website(s) and/or showroom(s) are.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Renovation or on the Block?
La Taverna, an Italian style Bistro located on Thappraya Road and only about 500 meters from Jomtien Beach, closed down.
One banner claimes that the restaurant closed the door for renovations, another banner informes that the eatery can be rented.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Domino Pizza closed down
Domino's Pizza, a branch of an American Pizza chain located on Naklua Road, closed down.
The chain already closed their branch on Pattaya 3rd Road at the beginning of this year, the only remaining Outlet of the chain is on Pattaya South Road, opposite Soi Hollywod.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Terminal 21 by Night
By night Terminal 21, Pattaya's latest Shopping Paradies, looks like ready to open, but during the day it's still a busy building site.
The all new Shopping Center is scheduled to open during October 2018.
Thailand's Strong Economy does not reach the People
The Marine Seafood Restaurant on Soi Marine Plaza announces inexpensive food: The latest proof that the Military Junta's touted strong economy does not reach the ordinary people - on the contrary, Thailand's Baht has less and less purchasing power.
Marine Plaza Hotel gets a Facelift
Marine Plaza, one of the many hotels of the Marine Group at the entrance to the Soi Marine Plaza, receives the long overdue facelift. The hotel remains open during the renovation period.
Hostel on Pattaya Second Road
A few months ago, a hostel called Cha Cha Cha Bistro & Bed was opened in some rooms of the former Boat Bakery. It is now in full swing and serves delicious Thai food at reasonable prices.
Despite repeated announcements by the Tourist Authority of Thailand to lure high-class tourists to Pattaya, more and more Hostels are opening in our beautiful city.
Hostel on Pattaya Second Road
Hostel on Pattaya Second Road
Bubpha Bar gets Facelift
Bubpha Bar on Soi 7 get its long overdue facelift.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Smiler's Bar on the Block
On Soi 8, Smiler's Bar closed down and is on the block. The venue was also known as Smiler's Real Estate.
Ristorantino on the Block
Buondi'Italia Da Noong, a well-known Ristorantino located on Thappraya Road, is on the block.
Sabai Empress closed down
Sabai Empress, a hotel located in the Northern part of Pattaya Second Road, closed down, probably for renovation. The hotel opened during 2009, therefore it enjoyed a relatively short life.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Pook Air lands on Soi Buakaow
In the building of the former Patcharat Hotel, located opposite the famous Sugar Sugar Club, Pook prepares the opening of a new Bar Complex called Pook Plaza.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Fubar by Zack
In the rooms of the former Mookky Bar, a management called Zack opened the Fubar II. The venue provides Live Music all night long.
Burger Outlet in the dark
M.C. Burger, located in the Southern part of the Soi, closed down. The venue opened during February 2018 with the aim to serve the biking community in that area.
M.C. Burger is now part of Endless Sports Bar, located opposite Tree Town
M.C. Burger reopened at Endless Sports Bar
Wow closed down
Wow!, a bar located in the same building as the newly opened - and already successful - Scandinavia Bar - closed down and is on the Block.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Gold Diggers
The former Gold Club prepares a comeback with a new management and a new name: KINK.
Kink replaces Cold Club
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Lust on Soi 6
Look out for this sign!
Lust on Soi 6
Lust on Soi 6 opened in the rooms of the former Pump Station 3.
Record-breaking Dolls
On August 4th Dolls A Go-Go Club reopened after closing down on August 1st for some renovation. Even the professionals at 7 eleven and Family Mart need more time to do the job.
Dolls on Soi 6
Dolls A Go-Go Club closed its door for renovations, a banner on the door tells.
Guesthouse on the block
The former Lagune Guesthouse & Restaurant is on the block. Should you be interested please call 081- 2953827.
Guesthouse on the block
Poised to continue
Pain Relief against Bad Girls
Pho Herb, the 'Original Thai Balm' replaces the failed Bad Girl(s) A Go-Go and Massage venues.
We will keep you up-to-date.
The Comeback of Bypass
On August 25th Bypass A Go-Go reopened again. The bar closed its door August 16th without giving reasons.
The Comeback of Mandarin
On August 18th Mandarin A Go-Go reopened again. The bar closed its door July 17th, 2018, and was officially on the Block since the beginning of this month.
Hidden A Go-Go
Hidden A Go-Go, Walking Street's latest A Go-Go Club opened on August 5th, 2018, in the rooms of the former L'Italiano Restaurant, Marilyn and Maxim A Go-Go Bars.
The club claims to have 150 beautiful Girls on its payroll.
Check out for yourself!
Dancing closed down but reopened two days later
On August 25th MiaMi, once announced as a new kind of we do everything nightclub, closed down without giving reasons.
MiaMi celebrated a soft-opening on June 12th , 2017.
We already expressed our doubts about the success of the club before and after the opening and during December 2017.
Nevertheless, the club was reopened on August 28th.
Bypass closed down
Since August 16th Bypass A Go-Go at the entrance to Soi Happy (A Go-Go) is in the dark. A banner claims that the club is under maintenance...
On April 20th the venue already closed down, but reopened on May 4th, 2018, with a new owner.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Pier Bar closed down
Pier Bar, at the entrance to The Pier Discotheque, closed down. Since its introduction as a Sushi Bar - a few years ago - the bar flopped with every new format.
A real professional in the field told me that he would recommend to open a simple French or Italian style coffee shop serving tasty but resonable priced snacks.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Mandarin for sale
Mandarin A Go-Go is on the Block. If you should be interested to run a Go-Go Bar in Walking Street, please call 092 465 7876.
People are already waiting for the next opening party...
We will keep you up-to-date.
Living Dolls 1 officially on the Block
Poised to continue
Cub Eden: On August 13th, the Russian Management relaunched the failed second floor A Go-Go as a Karaoke Bar and Lounge for Asian customers.
The management claims to employ 30 Ladies and a few (rude) 'Securitymen'.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Eden closed once again
On August 6th Eden Club A Go-Go, Soi Diamond's 2nd floor bar with the entrance on Walking Street, was in the dark again.
The club's curriculum vitae: Opened on March 27th, 2018 but closed a day later, reopened April 6th, was closed on April 20th without any notice, but reopened a day later, closed down on on Mai 30th and reopened June 21st.
Club Eden runs under the same Russian management as Tantra on Walking Street.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Club Twenty-eight on the Block
Club Twenty-eight is on the block now. If you are interested in a small bar, please call 095 487 1001.
Poised to continue
The End of the Game?
Domino's Pizza Branch on Soi Noen Plubwan (also known as Soi Nern Plubwan or Soi Muslim) closed its door too.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
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Dead End
Built on Sand
Thailand's Roads are Built on Sand
Indian style of Motorcycle driving
The Naked Truth
Pay Tomorrow
Tequila can do it!
The Slogan of Pattaya
Seen at a South Pattaya Temple Market
Rushemy Botter, a graduate of Antwerp's Royal Academy of Arts
Rushemy Botter, a graduate of Antwerp's Royal Academy of Arts
Information Booth on Pattaya Beach Promenade
The Wheels of Life
Tinglish: Welfare over Wealtl
Healthy Food in Switzerland
Healthy Food in Switzerland
Pattaya News Flash formerly known as
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Happy's Bou
Soi Welcome, Jomtien
Mai Tai's
Thappraya Road, Jomtien
South Road, Pattaya
Malibu Lounge
Soi Post Office, Pattaya
Let's Relax Massage
Beach Road, Pattaya
The Sports Pub
Soi Post Office, Pattaya
Phinix Club
Soi Yamato, Pattaya
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Name change:
KAOS A Go-Go on Soi LK Metro changed its name to Dolls LK.
Midnight Liqueur
Marine Plaza, Pattaya
Area 51
Soi Diana, Pattaya
Soi 6, Pattaya
HK Darts Bar
Soi 6, Pattaya
Lobster Pot
Walking Street, Pattaya
Extreme Virtual Reality Park
Walking Street, Pattaya
On the Block:
U-Style Karaoke
Soi 2, off 2nd Road, Pattaya
Hot Girls A Go-Go
Walking Street, Pattaya
Punch & Judy
Soi 8, off Thappraya Road, Pattaya
Restaurant Oscar
Soi Welcome, Jomtien
McCoy Hotel
Soi Welcome, Jomtien
Puying Bar A Go-Go
Soi Yamato, Pattaya
Soi Pattayaland (Soi 13/4)
Mandarin A Go-Go Bar
Walking Street, Pattaya
Club 28
Soi Diamond, Pattaya
Last month's Highlight:
For more information click July 2018 News.
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.
Brexit will be a Disaster for the European Union, not for the United Kingdom
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 delusions of grandeur.
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 other 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?
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!
Spike from Pattaya Days reports from Chernobyl:
Cheap(er) Apples
Our source in China reports that Apple is set to launch cheap(er) notebooks at the end of this year.
The new notebooks will be manufatured by Quanta, World's #2 ODM (Original Design Manufacturer).
Update (August 18th): Apple will roll out its new entry-level MacBook series in September's product launch conference.
Huawei beats Apple!
Huawei beats Apple!
Huawei overtook Apple to become the world's second-largest smartphone seller behind Samsung in the second quarter of 2018.
It is the first time in seven years that Samsung and Apple have not held the top two positions, analysts said.
Samsung sold 71.9m smartphones, Huawei raced into the second spot selling 54.2m phones and Apple sold 41.3m iPhones.
Analysts said that Huawei's exclusion from the US has forced it to work harder across Asia and Europe to achieve its growth goals.
Now you know why the US launched the stupid accusations of Chinese Government spying against Huawei: Simply to protect Apple.
What is 5G?
BBC explains the new and super-fast Fifth Generation mobile Internet that could be launched in some countries next year.
It is promising download speeds 10 to 20 times faster than we have now.
Nevertheless, not all is rosy in the garden as - according to our information - WiFi is integrated in 5G, what means that connection to the popular WiFi Hot Spots aren't free anymore...
A 4K TV is an old hat!
TV producers worldwide prepare the launch of 8K TV Sets for the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games 2020.
The prices of 4K TVs already started to plunge.
Be prepared that the cost of a 4K TV Set soon will go into free fall!
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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.
Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park
Enjoy the ride
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