Pattaya News Flash - The Source
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July 2018
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We Congratulate!
We Congratulate!
Pattaya Mail, the city's leading English language weekly, serves our resort since 25 years with the latest news.
We wish the Pattaya Mail team the very best for the next 25 yeras.
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Who will rescue Thailand?
Thailand's citizens are still trapped in the Military Dictatorship Cave, Pravit Rojanaphruk writes in Khaosod English.
The military dictatorship cave is dark, as censorship and self-censorship abound – and people who don’t like it dwell in fear, he writes.
To be safe and secure inside the cave, one must either support the malevolent guardian spirit – or at least keep quiet – so it has mercy on you, Khaosod's Senior Staff Writer reports.
It's time to leave the cave.
A still Amazing Thailand
According to Thailand's Tourist Police Bureau the two tour operators linked to vessels that foundered in rough seas off Phuket last week provided substandard boats and life vests, and were in violation of company ownership laws.
Thailand employs dozens of public servants allegedly checking boat standards, safety regulations, registrations and a lot of other things, probably even their very own bank accounts.
These people should be charged with negligence and corruption. They are responsible for the deaths.
If they did their job properly, Thailand would not experience incidents like the one in Phuket last week.
According to international observers, about 80% of all passenger boats and buses in Thailand are substandard.
Nevertheless, the nice inspectors regularly notice that their checks on pier, boats and / or buses could not detect any irregularities ...
Just another Disastrous Day
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
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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.
*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
Pattaya News Flash July 2018 - The Source
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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.
Two Divers from UK redeemed Thailand from a Nightmare
Foreign rescue teams found Thai Boys alive after nine days in a flooded cave
Please click into the picture for a better view
At about 23:00 on July 2nd the media were informed that two British divers, supported by hunderts of Thai and Foreign helpers from 6 different countries, found 12 Thai boys from the Wild Bear football team and their assistant coach in the flooded Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai.
The drama gripped the nation.
Foreign rescue teams found Thai Boys alive after nine days in a flooded cave
Please click into the picture for a better view
Please read too:
BBC: Boys found alive after nine days
The Guardian: Twelve boys missing in Thai cave found alive after nine days
Bangkok Post: Boys and coach found alive in cave
The Nation: All 13 Football Team Members Found Alive inside Flooded Cave
Khaosod English: All Children, Coach Found Alive in Cave
Khaosod English: Photos From Scene of Cave Rescue Effort
Khaosod English: Thank You! Thank You! See Moment Rescuers Discover Missing in Cave (Video)
Khaosod English: Thai Rescuers Should Learn From British Cave Team
Khaosod English: Coach Faces Charges for Leading Boys Into Cave
The Nation: Selfless farmers allow farms to be flooded for cave operation
The Nation: Mae Sai district officials contribute silently to rescue mission
Khaosod English: Cave Rescue Saves Chiang Rai Governor's Job – At Least For Now
Khaosod English: Doubts Raised Over Thailand's Cave Rescue Plan: It's not working!
The Guardian: Thailand cave rescue: officials confirm rescue operation has begun – live coverage
Khaosod English: Eight out alive: More daring cave rescue success!
The Nation: Pad Krapao is first meal choice for rescued footballers
Khaosod English: Rescued Boys in Hospital Quarantine
Khaosod English: Final Rescue begins of all 'Wild Boars'
The Guardian: 12 Boys and Coach successfully rescued
Khaosod English: US rescuer details unprecedented cave mission
Khaosod English: 'Our hearts drew us', says pump team that kept cave dry
The Guardian: Water pumps failed just after last boy escaped
The Guardian: Colleagues praise Australian doctor who played central role
The Guardian: Ek, the Thai coach who put players first right to the end
Bangkok Post: Coach Ek the unlikely stateless hero of cave drama. Dul, Mark and Tee, three of the boys are stateless as well - they even have problems travelling to play matches outside of Chiang Rai.
Without passports they are unlikely to be able to take up the invite from Manchester United FC.
The issue of the boys in the cave should give Thailand a wake up call... to grant the stateless nationality, said Pornpen Khongkachonkiet of Amnesty International Thailand.
Thailand may be the Land of Smiles, but also the heartless country for stateless people
Khaosod English: No favor in granting citizenship to cave trio
Bangkok Post: No quick path to citizenship for stateless 'Wild Boars'
The Nation: Citizenship of three young cave survivors shines light on plight of stateless persons
The Nation: Thai boys were sedated and stretchered from cave in dramatic rescue
Bangkok Post: An Australian doctor who looked after a young Thai football team during their harrowing cave ordeal emerged from the flooded underground complex on Tuesday to the sad news that his own father had died
BBC: First pictures emerge of boys in hospital
BBC: The dangerous diseases lurking underground
The Guardian: Navy Seals say mission came 'close to disaster'
BBC: The full story of Thailand's extraordinary cave rescue
The Guardian: The inside story of the Thai cave rescue
The Nation: British divers reveal more details of harrowing Tham Luang rescue mission. Report includes movies!
The Guardian: Thai cave footballers tell of how they tried to dig their way out
Khaosod English: After rescue, ceremonies abound for 'Nang Non' cave spirit (includes photos)
The Nation: English-speaking footballer (trapped in the cave) is an academic polymath, says his teacher
Spike from Pattaya Days: A good week to be British
Cartoon by the Nation
Please click into the picture for the original publication by The Nation
or here for the original sized cartoon
Bangkok Post reports that The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to promote Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai as a key attraction after days in the spotlight...
Bangkok Post: Anan Wongbenjarat, director-general of the Tourism Department, said his department would work with organisations in Chiang Rai to promote Tham Luang as a new travel destination. He also said that Hollywood and local filmmakers have expressed their intention to use Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai as a location to film.
The Nation: Tham Luang cave to get new life as museum and tourist attraction.
Khaosod English: Producers plan movie about Luang Nang Non cave rescue.
It's simply disgusting.
On Time Magazine's Cover
On June 21st Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha being featured on the cover of Time Magazine's Asia edition for the start of July, available on July 2, with the consequence that this issue of Time Magazine is not available in Thailand.
Charlie Campbell, the Beijing correspondent for Time Magazine wrote the cover story: Thailand's Leader promised to restore Democracy. Instead, he's tightening his grip.
The Master of delays and empty promises
The Master of delays and empty promises
General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the master of delays and empty promises
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha is a master of delays and empty promises. Since 2014 he promises his citizens fair and free polls, but after each new promise he delayed the polls citing more or less stupid reasons.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha has promised and postponed elections several times since his 2014 coup overthrew a civilian government.
On February 27th, 2018, the Junta Leader delayed the general election promised for November 18th, 2018, once again but promised it would take place 'no later' than February 2019.
On June 19th, 2018, General Prayuth Chan-ocha told the (un)surprised press, that the next election will only take place after His Majesty the King formally ascends the throne.
On June 26th, 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam announced that the 2019 general election will likely be held by May 5th, 2019.
It's the latest in a large serie of pledges that have been postponed annually since General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his handpicked Military Junta took power on May 22nd, 2014.
After all that delays, many Thais no longer give a lot of weight to what the Junta Leader has to say right now...
Please read too: Hopes fade for election this year – or soon
The Truth about Thailand 4.0
The Truth about Thailand 4.0
Thailand lacks the specialists and experts needed to modernise Thai industry
Thailand 1.0 describes the agrarian economy of the country
Thailand 2.0 describes the nation's economy move on to light industry, textiles, and food processing
Thailand 3.0 describes the present day, with heavy industry and energy accounting for up to 70 percent of the Thai GDP
Thailand 4.0 is currently touted by Thailand's Military Junta as an economy driven by high-tech industries and innovation to make Thailand a high-income nation
An impossible Dream
Thailand's Military Junta believes it can order innovations that lead to the production of value-added products and services.
A fallacy, because Thailand lacks the specialists and experts, especially in high-technology, needed to modernise Thai industry.
Somchai Jitsuchon, research director for inclusive development at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), says that Thailand's Military Junta will have to allow the import of foreign specialists, but local professional associations will oppose the idea as they want to reserve those professional careers for Thais only.
Moreover, the bureaucratic nature of the Thai government will make realisation of Thailand 4.0 difficult. Every action plan calls for results from several ministries, all of which are big, clumsily-run organisations and slow to perform, Somchai says.
Who's lying, Thailand's Citizens or its Government?
Who's lying, Thailand's Citizens or its Government?
Week after week Thailand's military Junta publishes new enthusiastic reports about the country's booming exports, the steadily improving GPD and a increased domestic demand.
But pawn shops across the country as well as Thailand's farmers tell a very different story.
Who tells the truth,
Thailand's Citiziens or the country's ruling Military Junta?
Plastic isn't the Problem - but the People
Lane in Switzerland
A few years ago I invited my former housekeeper to spend the summer months with me in Switzerland.
On the way from the airport to my house she asked me in surprise: Why is everything so clean here? I can't see a single plastic bag!
At home, I will show you how we separate and dispose our waste to keep the country clean, I told her.
She understood very quickly and it only took her two days to do everything right.
Back in Thailand we headed first to Carrefour because our fridge was empty.
Back home, we filled the fridge up with the food we had just bought and my dear lady threw all the unneeded packing materials either on the street or into our little garden behind the rented house.
You didn't learn anything in Switzerland, I asked her.
You forgot, we are back in Thailand - and this is the way Thai people dispose the waste, she replied.
Lane in Thailand
Pattaya (Thailand)
Banning plastic bags is counterproductive. The governments should educate the people and ban greedy politicians and filthy 'recyclers'.
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

Roaches populate Pattaya Beaches
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 June 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
Sponsor taken for a ride
Roaches populate Pattaya Beaches
Police close down the Beer Booths of the festival's main sponsor
During the last few years Chang Beer was the main sponsor at venues organized by Pattaya City Hall.
Since the beginning of this year, most events were sponsored by Singha's Leo Beer distributor.
The Pattaya International Firework Festival 2018 last month was no exception.
While the first festival day went on without any problems, on the second day our lovely Police showed up with a large contingent of security forces and arrested five sales persons and demanded the immediate closure of all Leo Beer booths along Pattaya Beach Road.
We do not know who inspired the Police to intervene, but obviously City Hall's highly educated Officials forgot their own regulations saying that the sale of tobacco products and alcoholic drinks on Pattaya Beach Promenade is prohibited.
The morale of that story is that for the Pattaya Marathon 2018 City Hall couldn't find a sponsor! Therefore, the organizer had to limit the number of participants to 20'000 runners.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
This should be a Sidewalk!
According to our highly educated Officials this is a Sidewalk
Obviously our highly educated Officils do not know what they are speaking about.
They like to sell Pattaya as Thailand's Family Resort but provide unusable sidewalks all over Naklua, Pattaya and Jomtien.
No wonder our tourists from the Indian subcontinent avoid the sidewalks and prefer to walk and hold their meetings in the middle of our bumpy streets.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
New Banknotes
On April 6th the Bank of Thailand launched new banknotes bearing the portraits of King Vajiralongkorn.
The first set of notes in 20-, 50- and 100-Baht denominations was released on April 6, or Chakri Day. The 500 Baht and 1'000 Baht bills will come out three months later on the King's birthday of July 28.
In the long run, the new banknotes will replace the current banknotes that have displayed the face of King Bhumibol for 70 years.
New Banknote
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.
Your Health is in your Food
Do you know the truth?
Apple juice, fresh or from concentrate, contains between 15% and 20 % sugar
An original Coca Cola 7%
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

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Emergency Room
Midnight Pattaya
During August 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.
With the exeption of the opening of a Restaurant (called The Terrace) and a Liqueur outlet (called Midnight Liqueur but already closed down. Midnight Liqueur reopened on July 15th, 2018!) on Marine Plaza nothing ever happened. The whole area is still a (quiet) working place.
On June 19th, 2018, our Authorities closed down Midnight's Extreme Virtual Reality Park too, but the venue reopend during the first week of July.
Midnight Pattaya
Midnight Pattaya
Should the patient survives our emergency room, you will read it here.
Poised to continue
McCoy had a short life
In our February issue we reported about the opening of McCoy Beach Hotel on Soi Welcome.
The hotel already got a fecelift during the last few weeks and a new name on July 21st: Happy's Bou!
Many Closure on Soi Welcome
Restaurant Oscar and its Avenue Beach Hotel closed down together with another few Restaurants, Bars and Guethouses located on Soi Welcome, off Jomtien Beach Road.
The reason: Missing Tourists...
Very few benefit from Closed-Circuit Tourists.
Copacabana in Jomtien
To the right of Jomtien's Night Market, investors call this projected 59 storey building Copacabana and claims that with it Jomtien's beach life never ends...
The building will have 1'644 units with 29 sqm to 80 sqm living space that will be sold at premium prices.
Beauty has always been a matter of taste.
Mai Tai's
In the rooms of a former Russian Restaurant Mai Tai's opened an eatery serving Scandinavian, European as well as Thai Food.
The new Restaurant is located on Thappraya Road, about 300 meters from Jomtien Beach and just to the left of the Kotta Restaurant and the Robin Hood Bar.
Iwas told that Mai Tai's serves a tasty breakfast for 95 Baht. Try it!
Imagine Showcase
Imagine, located on Soi 8, off Jomtien's Thepprasit Road, is our city's latest showcase designed to entertain our visitors from China.
We do not know if the venue has some connections to the A Go-Go Clubs in Bangkok and Pattaya with the same name, but they all presents Thailand's Ladies in a way that Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha described as inappropriate to Thailand's Culture.
Neverthesless, we will keep you up-to-date.
Imagine Showcase
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1 Year Bramburi Restaurant
Please click into the picture for a larger view!
1 Year Bramburi Restaurant
1 Year Bramburi
On July 1st, Thomas, the Butcher, and his Crew celebrated their one-year anniversary of their successful Bramburi Restaurant with a big party and with a lot of happy revellers.
From 09:00 to 14:00 visitors could enjoy a hearty Breakfast Buffet for 99 Baht.
From 15:00 to 17:00 Thomas and his crew served German Coffee and Cakes á discrétion for also 99 Baht.
The evening started at 19:00 with a 99 Baht buffet full of German Goodies and ended with a show of sexy Coyote Dancers.
The restaurant is located in a narrow side street of Soi 12 in Naklua and serves delicious German and Thai cuisine at reasonable prices - but usually without the help of Coyote Girls.
Poised to continue
Maesriruen Noodle shop opened
On South Pattaya Road, opposite Gafae Espresso and Tukcom, Maesriruen opened the already announced Chicken Noodle shop.
Maesriruen Logo
Maesriruen - also written as Mae Sri Ruen - runs Noodle Shops and 'Authentic Thai Cuisines' across the country.
Malibu Lounge, Bar and Café
Malibu opened a Lounge, Bar and Café on Soi Praisani, also known as Soi Post Office or Soi 13/1.
pecial prices during reconstruction
During the reconstruction of the hotel's access road and the hotel's bar, ARECA Lodge on Soi Diana grants special prices for some of its rooms.
Liqueur Outlet reopened
Midnight Liqueur, an outlet for alcoholic beverages, reopened on July 15th on Marine Plaza. The venue closed down during March 2018.
The venue is part of Walking Street's ailing Minight Pattaya project.
Punch & Judy on the Block
Punch & Judy, the Pub and Guesthouse on Soi 8, off Thappraya Road, is on the Block.
High Class Massage
At the entrance to Soi 12 and just opposite of the LK Empress Hotel, Let's Relax opened a branch of its High Class Massage Parlour on Pattaya Beach Road.
New Sports Pub on Soi Post Office
The Sports Pub opened on Soi Post Office (Soi Praisenee) in the rooms of the former P.O. Guesthouse (also known for its O La Cafe).
As its predecessor, The Sports Pub runs a small Guesthouse.
New Club on Soi Yamato
Phinix Club opened on Soi Yamato in the rooms of the former Tequila Canteen.
Area 51 reopened
Area 51, a Coyote bar on Soi Diana, reopened. The bar closed last month for some face lifting.
Terminal 21 is taking off
Terminal 21, Pattaya's latest shopping center, is taking off, at least its (stationary) aircraft.
The environmental work has begun and the interior work is also making progress.
Terminal 21 is scheduled to open in October 2018.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Terminal 21 is taking off
On July 12th we discovered that a second plane stranded at North Pattaya's all new Terminal 21.
Terminal 21 is taking off
We will keep you up-to-date.
Japanese Karaoke on the block
On Soi 2, off Pattaya Second Road, the larger one of the two Japanese inspired U-Style Karaoke Clubs is on the block.
If you should be interested in, please call the number published in the picture.
Puying Bar A Go-Go
On Soi Yamato the Puying Bar, until May 2018 known as an A Go-Go Club, closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Shops and Restaurants on Soi 15 closed
The shops as well as the cosy Italian Restaurant located on Soi 15, off Soi Buakhaow, had to close.
It seems the owner of the area, the Travellodge Hotel, has a new idea to make some money.
Shops and Restaurants on Soi 15 closed
WakaWaka closed down
WakaWaka closed down
WakaWaka, a club located on Soi Pattayaland (Soi 13/4), closed down shortly after the Government reopened the improved street.
The venue tried to attract visitors from the Indian Subcontinent.
Poised to continue
Now on Sundays too!
Since a few weeks Soi Buakhaow's popular market opens not only on Tuesdays and Fridays but also on Sundays.
On Fridays and Sundays many vendors close their booths at about 15:00 to move to Thepprasit's Night Market which opens at about 17:00.
No Food Court
In our May issue we told you that plans were announced to open a Food Court in the rooms of the defunct Fire & Ice Bar.
Obviously the owner changed her/his mind: The building is now on the block...
Erotic Club opened at Tree Town
Burn, according to its own statements, Pattaya's Best Erotic Club, opened a few weeks ago at the Tree Town Complex.
The club was first announced as a Karaoke Bar and was raided on April 11th, 2018, for operating past legal closing time, offering entertainment without a license and selling alcohol after hours.
Pattaya Mail reported on April 24th about the incident but with a completely wrong spelling of the name of the bar.
Obviously, the club has applied for the necessary licenses in the meantime.
Poised to continue
Dolls impound Kaos
KAOS A Go-Go changed its name to Dolls LK.
New Goldmine?
At the failed Gold A Go-Go Club are still some professionals in to create a new but veritable goldmine...
Poised to continue
Sandman and HK Dart are back!
Sandman, the Restaurant and Guesthouse, as well as its neighbour, the HK Darts Bar, reopened at the beginning of this month.
Both venues closed their doors last month without giving reasons.
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A Hidden A Go-Go Club will open soon
A Hidden A Go-Go Club is announced to open on August 5th, 2018, in the rooms of the failed Maxim A Go-Go Bar..
We will keep you up-to-date.
The Comeback of Lobster Pot
Lobster Pot obviously tries a comeback! The once very popular Seafood Restaurant opened its door in 1986, but was forced to close down during May 2017.
The venue reopened its door (and kitchen) on July 21st.
Extreme Virtual Reality Park reopened
Extreme Virtual Reality Park reopened after being closed down by Pattaya's Authorities during the third week of June 2018.
It appears that the differences have been resolved.
A Go-Go Bar closed down again
Mandarin A Go-Go Bar closed down again.
The club had a turbulent life. During the last two years it closed and opened its door a few times to install a new managemnet, to do some renovations or because of missing dancers. Neighbours told NightWalker that this time the closure would be permanent.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Hot Girls A Go-Go on the Block
Hot Girls on the Block
Hot Girls A Go-Go, a second floor bar, closed down on June 14th, 2018.
The bar entertained Pattaya's revellers for more than a decade at the very same location.
Since a few days , the venue is on the block.
Call 081-8365682 if you should be interested to restart the bar.
Poised to continue
Club 28 closed down
Club 28 closed down its tiny door at the end of last month.
The venue opened to the public around June 13th, 2018..
Poised to continue
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Writing is Up-To-You!
Pattaya, Pataya, Pattaja, Pataja or Phatthaya - the word describes always the same shit
The Legs of a Thai Man
Brand New Mr. & Mrs.
Mr. & Mr(s).
I don't pay
Original Photo by TaaSaparot
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We serves Chicken Fries
Tinglish: My Wite knows everythng
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Iron Horse
A Beer for Two
Amazing Switzerland
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This Month
Singha Beergarden
The Avenue, 2nd Road
Yiam Thai Food
2nd Road/Central Road
Seventh Heaven
Soi Buakhaow
Neya's Bar
Soi Buakhaow
Nang Nual Beergarden
Walking Street
Panda A Go-Go
Walking Street
Atlantis A Go-Go
Walking Street
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street
Twenty Eight
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street
The Den
Soi Chaiyapoon
Central Arcade, 2nd Road
Patrick's Steakhouse
Central Arcade, 2nd Road
Punch & Judy
Soi 8, off Thepprasit Road
Silver Star A Go-Go
Soi7, off Beach Road
Bacchus Bar
Soi7, off Beach Road
Chill Inn
Soi Buakhaow
Piss Stop Bar
Soi Buakhaow
Kaos A Go-Go
Soi LK Metro
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street
On the Block:
Bangkok Bank
Naklua Road
Bei Gerhard
Soi 31, off Naklua Road
Soi 6
Hot Girls A Go-Go
Walking Street
Angelwitch Rock Dancers
Soi 15, off Walking Street
Lassi's Beer Bar
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street
Last month's Highlight:
For more information click June 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
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Pattaya claims to be a world-class beach resort.
It's a lie!
The city is not even capable to present an event calendar.
Most events are announced only a few days before they happen.
Other cities or even whole regions publish event calendars or event books covering all events of a year.
Pattaya suffers from 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:
Notebook Design at Standstill
Our source in China reports that Taiwan's notebook R&D departments have virtually come to a standstill because Intel's new-generation CPUs will not be available in the second half of 2018 as scheduled by its Designer.
Once again Intel's new offerings will not come soon enough for the year's high season.
No Internet for Poor People
Facebook abandons its internet drone project to bring internet access to people in poor and remote areas.
Therefore, about five billion people will remain without internet access - and a few without jobs, because Marc Zuckerberg will close his drone building plant in Bridgwater in Somerset (England).
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.
Lawsuits are the lazy man's way out
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