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December 2018
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Pattaya News Flash reports about the funny side(s) of this World Class Resort.
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Affordable & Tasty Foods in Pattaya
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.
*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.
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
Immigration Office
No Tips Please
Pattaya News Flash December 2018 - The Source
NightWalker\'s News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Welcome to Pattaya
Pattaya is ready for the Festivities
From December 29th through January 1st, residents and tourists
Thais and Foreigners
can access all national museums and historical parks for free
For additional information please read Khaosod English
Please click for a larger Picture
Same same, but different
Transportation in Pattaya
Transportation is still in the Hands of Pattaya Baht Bus Mafia
As mentioned in our October News Flash, Pattaya's Baht Buses removed their Line signs.
But during the last days of November, we could spot some buses with new banners touting Route 5 and Route 6.
Nevertheless, most Baht Buses are still driving 'routeless' (and 'ruleless').
Bus Route #5
New Route 5 runs between Na Jomtien and Naklua
Bus Route #6
New Route 6 serving South Pattaya, Soi Buakhaow & Wat Sawang Fah (Naklua)
No Bus Route
But most Baht Buses do still run without a fixed route
Chaotic Traffic in Pattaya
Chaotic Traffic in Pattaya
Enjoy our new Beach
Enjoy our new Beach
Enjoy our new Beach before the next Rain
On some days our new beach ist up to 35 meters wide. A new experience for the locals and the tourists as well.
But after a rainy day it looks like a more or less fascinating moonscape.
New Beach after Rain
New Beach after Rain on November 22nd (Loy Kratong)
Please read too:
Pattaya Mail: Water goddess strikes back on Loy Krathong
Pattaya Mail: Pattaya neglecting newly rebuilt beach
NightWalker's Pictures Show: Restoring Pattaya Beach
Who needs Sidewalks?
Who needs Sidewalks?
Our highly educated Police needs sidewalks for their mostly unused booths of their traffic light signal systems.
Pattaya recommends its Pedestrians to use the nearby roads...
Parking is prohibited, but...
Parking in a no-parking area
Parking is prohibited in this area of Pattaya Second Road, at least as long you are not a member of Thailand's Military Police.
Parking in a no-parking area
Parking is prohibited on Pattaya Beach Promenade, but not if you are a member of the Pattaya Beach Restoration Team or Pattaya City Police.
Why would they care about pedestrians? Pattaya has hundreds of Motorcycle Taxis, Baht Buses, Yellow-Blue and Yellow-Green Pattaya Taxis and VIP Taxis.
Nobody has to walk in this Beach Resort!
Joke of the Month
Pattaya Police Station Chief Pol Col Apichai Krobpetch told the press after a check of Pattaya's world-famous red light district:
There is no Prostitution in Pattaya Walking Street.
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Pattaya Days reports about Pattaya's newest 'Attraction'
Pattaya Days reports about Pattaya's newest 'Attraction'
Spike from Pattaya Days reports about the still unfinished Flower Land, announced as the City's latest Attraction.
myLady™ claims: It may be your first and last chance to see it...
Siam Commercial Bank starts now from Terminal 21
Siam Commercial Bank starts now from Terminal 21...
Pattaya's new Terminal 21, the city's latest shopping centre, is still a crowd-puller, even without a proper bike parking space for cyclists.
Surprisingly also the shops that try to bring Paris inspired 'Haute Couture' to Thailand's women and/or men.
Lovingly dubbed 'Jewish Fashion' by myLady™, the clothes deface the bodies of Asian women.
Nevertheless, the new terminal left most of Pattaya's shopping malls in the cold.
Let's defend Asian Culture
Let's defend Asian Culture
Terminal21 is the City's utmost Airport Shopping Mall on Pattaya North Road
Incorrect Time Display at Terminal 21
Incorrect time display at Terminal 21
The watches at the ground floor of Terminal 21 display incorrect times for France, England, Italy and the USA. Since the openning of the shopping Mall on October 21st, the watches display the summer time.
Obviously the management of the mall does not know the worlds DST (Daylight Saving Time) or doesn't understand it.
To get the correct information about Daylight saving time please read this.
Be aware:
Some World Clock apps on Android display incorrect times too!
New Market
On Soi Bun Kanchana, about 100 meters from Jomtien Second Road, an all new Thai Food Market is scheduled to open on December 8th.
We wish you a good appetite.
New Market
New Market
Poised to continue
Mill Martre
On Soi 29/1. off Naklua Road, the Windmill Resort tries to launch a market place for the second time.
It's first attempt, called Mill Artre, failed miserably and was closed down at the end of 2016.
Poised to continue
From Yanee to Sergio
The well-known Pizza Pizza by Yanee, located at The Avenue on Pattaya Second Road, changed the name and the management. The venue is called know Sergio's Pizza Factory.
Sergio Armenio was the husband of Thai actress Yanee Jongwisut.
Lisa on the Beach
As announced last month, Lisa opened her newest Coyote Bar on December 14th on Pattaya Beach Road, between Soi 7 and Soi 8. It is called Lisa on the Beach.
Saras opens at Royal Garden Plaza
At the Beachfront of Royal Garden Plaza, Saras opened a branch of its sucessful Indian Food Chain. Saras is known for its pure Vegetarian or Vegan Indian Food.
Wine Connection opened at Royal Garden Plaza
At the Beach Front side of Royal Garden Plaza William E. Heinecke's Wine Connection opened its Wine shop and restaurant.
The venue offers a wide selection of wine labels from all over the world and a wine themed restaurant with food starting from 279 Baht. 250 grams of Australian Black Angus Sirlon Beef starts from 699 Baht, excluding drinks of course.
A very nice Wine Chain with a completely outdated website.
Wine Connection opened at Royal Garden Plaza
The Pattaya Avenue
The Pattaya Avenue launches Food World   Updated
The Avenue Pattaya launches Food World
William E. Heinecke's The Pattaya Avenue, the still ailing Shopping Complex on Pattaya Second Road, gets another new orientation by launching a Food World.
Food World is just another implementation of the successful Food Court concept, as perfected recently by Terminal 21 at its Pier 21.
If you are interested in operating a kitchen booth, please call the numbers shown in the picture below.
The Avenue Pattaya launches Food World
Update (December 20th):.
Food World opened today!.
The Avenue Pattaya launches Food World
Even though only about a third of the available kitchens are open, there is a wide selection of food in the price range from 25 Baht to 299 Baht.
Currently, most food is Thai, but that's not a problem because according to Thai dictatorship, Thai Food is World Food.
The Avenue Pattaya launches Food World
The problem starts with the published opening hours:
The Avenue Pattaya launches Food World
The Avenue Pattaya launches Food World
Mouthburi Pub
On Pattaya Third Road, the popular but infamous Mouthburi Pub reopened a few days ago. Police closed down the venue after a gun fight during a birthday party between Police and a Mafia Boss on September 15th, 2018.
New Japanaese Style Karaoke Lounge
On Pattaya Central Road, a few meters only from the entrance to Soi Buakhaow, a Japanaese Style Karaoke Lounge called Miyuki is set to open in a few days.
Amphawa Market
As announced last month, the Amphawa Market opened on December 1st on South Pattaya Road, just between Beach Road and Second Road.
Thai Market
Tiffany's opened its Thai Market, an upper class restaurant and coffee bar on Pattaya Second Road, just across the revitalised Drinking Street.
Oishi Eaterium
At CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, Oishi announces since a few months to open an Oishi Eaterium, a new definition of Japanese restaurants.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Indian Hut & Pizzeria
At Central Shopping Arcade, located across Mike Shopping Mall and known for its Kiss, Food & Drink Restaurant, Pizzeria Romano had to make space for the all new Indian Hut & Pizzeria.
Pizzeria Romano itself moved into Soi 12, off Central Road (Pattaya Klang), and opened a small copy of its Pizzeria in front of a Hair Dresser and to the right of another Indian Restaurant.
We will keep you up-to-date.
New Indian Restaurant in Soi 14
Famos, an Indian Restaurant, opened in the rooms of a failed Indian Dance Club.
The eatery is located at the entrance to Soi 14, off Pattaya Second Road.
Workshopz closed down
Workshopz, a Thai pub located opposite the just reopened Mouthburi Pub on Pattaya Third Road, closed down.
Workshopz reopened
During the Christmas holidays Workshopz reopened.
On the Block
Shophouse to Rent
The building of the failed WakaWaka Bar on Soi Pattayaland 2 (Soi 14/4) is on the block.
If you should be interested, please call the number published in the picture.
Poised to continue
Three Lords Pub & Restaurant
To the right of the former Escobar eatery, the Three Lords Pub & Restaurant opened.
Bali Café
To the right of Buakhao Paradise Guesthouse, a Bali Café opened.
Action Street without Action?
Action Street, off Soi Buakhaow, without Action?
Action Street without Action?
Action Street without Action?
Action Street without Action?
There is enough space for new ideas...
Infamous Club closed down
Burn, the infamous Thai Club at Tree Town, closed down (again).
We will keep you up-to-date.
6 String Bar closed down
6 String Bar closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Pleasure Hut Bar on the Block
Pleasure Hut Bar is on the Block.
If you should be interested, please call the number published in the picture.
Update (December 16th):
Since a few days 'Professionals' are in the bar. They do a complete refurbishment. Obviously, the venue already got a new owner.
We will keep you up-to-date.
The Tom 93 Bar on the Block
The Tom 93 Bar is on the Block.
As most Tomboy clubs in this funny City, The Tom 93 Bar & Karaoke had a short life. We reported about its existence in our September issue.
If you should be interested, please call the numbers published in the picture.
Poised to continue
Time changes
Work is on the way to create something completely new in the rooms of the former Time Bar and its neighbor, once known as Happy Daze.
Update (December 6th):
The new (and beautiful) Time Bar 'celebrated' today an unspectacular opening.
Time changes
Update (December 9th):
Today the all new Time Bar celebrated its official opening with a cheerful party.
Time changes
Let's be happy all the time!
Poised to continue
Envy Bar on Soi 6
Envy Bar opened to the left of Passion Dance Club.
Envy Bar on Soi 6
MJ Kitty Girl
MJ Kitty Girl, the former bar changed the format: It's now an A Go-Go Club.
China Tobacco
China Tobacco Shandong Industrial Co., Ltd. opened a shop at the Beach Road entrance to Soi 6 to sale its well-known Taishan brand of products, including its Tea-Flavored Cigarettes.
Poised to continue
New Bar and Restaurant on Soi Yamato
On Soi Yamato Honey Bar opened in the rooms of the formrer PuYing Bar.
To the left of the Bar, Scandic Apartments opened a Restaurant in the building that was the home of the Rising Star Guesthouse and Sportsbar.
Bhartiyam Restaurant
The Bhartiyam Restaurant opened to the right of the Visa2Britain shop and is serving Indian as well as Thai Foods.
Indian Palace of Curry
Last month we reported that Indian Palace of Curry closed down. The venue reopened in the meantime.
Obviously the management of this eatery has to learn too, that you will loose your clientele with simply closing down a venue without providing the correct information...
Restaurant on Soi Post Office on the Block
On Soi Post Office, the now defunct Pumpol Fun Pub is on the Block.
Should you be interested to run a restaurant on Soi Post Office, please call landline 038-711-228.
On the Block
On Soi Post Office, Sing Sing Bar is on the Block.
Should you be interested to run a bar on Soi Post Office, please call 081-819-4802.
On the Block
On Soi Yamato, Rose Bar is on the Block.
Should you be interested to run a bar on Soi Yamato, please call 086-644-2203 or 099-312-1966.
Poised to continue
A new Indian Nightclub
Workers are currently in the premises of the failed CoCoon Nightclub to create another Indian Club presenting dancing ladies from Russia.
Update (December 27th):
Kabila is the name of the Indian Night Club that will replace soon the miserably failed CoCoon Club at the entrance to Soho Square.
Kabila replaces CoCoon
Walking Street got a Harem
On December 8th, Harem Club, an A Go-Go Bar, opened in the rooms of the failed Pheromone Club A Go-Go.
The club tries to attract westerners as well as visitors from Asia, obviously knowing that guests from the Indian subcontinent still prefer body massage parlours and their own discos...
Social Lounge & Bar
Readying the Social Lounge
Pattaya's professionals are working overtime to readying the latest addition to Walking Street: The Social Lounge & Bar near the main entrance from South Road.
Only the teams working for 7eleven or Family Mart get their work ready in time...
Champion A Go-Go closed down
Champion A Go-Go, located in Soi Lucky Star, off Walking Street, as well as the bar area in front of the club, closed down on November 30th.
Update (December 11th):
Champion A Go-Go, located in Soi Lucky Star and known for its pussy tricks, reopened temporarily on the second floor of the building, once occupied by a Fitness Club managed by Tonys.
Champion A Go-Go reopened
Nhabann Fast Food closed down
Nhabann Fast Food, on the first floor of the Pier Disco, already closed down.
The venue had a very short life: It opened during October 2018.
Update (December 6th):
On our Tour de Pattaya, on December 6th, we discovered that the Fastfood Outlet has open again.
It seems that management has not yet lost all hope of success...
Nhabann FastFood reopened
Midnight Liqueur closed down
Midnight Liqueur, a part of the ailing Midnight Bar Complex located on Walking Street, Soi B.J. and at Marine Plaza, closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
No News so far
We are collecting the latest news. Please come back in a few days.
Poised to continue
Bombay Chowpatty
During Christmas time, Bombay Chowpatty opened its door and its 'Garden Restaurant' on Soho Square.
The venue is an Indian type Fast Food Outlet.
Poised to continue
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NightWalker in Pattaya
Sorry, we're rich
Safety First
Big Sister is watching you
Don't piss
Life is better in Pajamas
myLady™'s Pyjamas
Same same but different
We smile for Colgate
Please click into the Picture for the Soap Opera like Story
It tells you a lot about Thailand's society.
Please check this Link too!
We take care of the Paper
Transportation in Luzern (Switzerland)
Transportation in Luzern (Switzerland)
Pattaya News Flash formerly known as
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Movies in Pattaya
Major Cineplex Pattaya
The Avenue, 2nd Road
SF CentralMarina
2nd Road, North Pattaya
SFX Terminal21
Roundabout North Road
Naklua Road
Royal Garden Plaza
Il Peccatore
Soi Lengkee
R&M Bar
Soi 7, off 2nd Road
Luxury Bar
Soi 2, off 2nd Road
Mr Lamb Steak
Soi Phettrakun
Planet Pattaya Resotel
Sukumvit Soi 28
Royal Kitchen
Thappraya Road
Pagoda Guesthouse
Soi Buakhaow
Annie Jack's Bar
Soi Buakhaow
Coming Bar
Soi 6, off Pattaya 2nd Road
Playgirls Bar
Soi 6, off Pattaya 2nd Road
Maggie Choo's Bar
Soi 6, off Pattaya 2nd Road
Far East Rock 2
Soi Post Office
Spicy Singh
Soi Post Office
Boom Boom Sushi Room
Walking Street
Tha Duck Club
Soho Square, off Walking Street
Star Dice Club
Naklua Road
Gyo Gyo Gyo
Pattaya Beach Road
Areca Lodge
Soi Diana
Deli Diner
off South Road
White Bar
Walking Street
Rock Sreet
Walking Street
On the Block:
Heart Rock Building
Walking Street
Soi Buakhaow
Malibu House
Soi Yamato
Rompho Bar Complex, Jomtien
Zap Nuar
Rompho Bar Complex, Jomtien
Thai Express
Naklua Road
Playboy Cafe
CentralMarina, 2nd Road
Happy Daze
Soi LK Metro
Fancee Pillow Shop
Soi 6, off Beach Road
Indian Palace of Curry
Soi Post Office
The Terrace
Marine Plaza, off Walking Street
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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:
Kirin is #1!
Not Apple, nor Samsung, nor Mediatek or Qualcomm are designing the world's most perfect mobile phone chip, it's HiSilicon, a subsidiary of China's Huawei.
HiSilicon's Kirin 980 processor integrates 6.9 billion transistors in an area of less than 1 square centimeter.
It is Cortex-A76 based and has a 75% improvement in single core performance.
It's new Graphic Processor Unit's (GPU) performance is improved by 46%.
It's the most powerful and intelligent mobile chipset ever built.
At the time of writing, Smartphones including the new chip are available from Huawei and Honor.
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.
Eating is an inefficient use of time
Same, same as celebrating Christmas and New Year
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