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Sex Work in Thailand
Khaosod English writes about reality and the denial of sex work in Thailand. As in other parts of the world, many Thais simply will not tolerate sex work as legal and are ignoring the fact that Sex Workers become more prone to extortion, exploitation and abuse. Ms. Salinee Chumsuwan, the director of the Office of Culture Monitoring at Thailand's Culture Ministry, even opposes adult toys that looks like phalluses but forget that Thai culture worships amulets that look like the male sexual organ...
With new announcements for the country's upcoming EEC development projects and its high-speed railway, the future of U-Tapao airport is unclear, Bangkok Post reports. There is no way of telling for sure even if the airport will still be called U-Tapao Airport, a spokeman from Thai Navy told the press. The already planned third terminal and second runway have to be relocated to another part of the compound, Rear Admiral Luechai said. U-Tapao Airport just has opened 75% of its newly built second passenger terminal, originally scheduled to fully open last August. Qatar Airways is using the unfinished terminal for its Doha-U-Tapao flights launched in January 2018. According to the latest information, the airport is jointly overseen by the Department of Airports and the Royal Thai Navy.
Thai media report about a Dengue outbreak in the lower Northeast. The following provinces are hit by the disease: Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Chaiyaphum and Surin. Do not ignore the warnings: Dengue Fever can be deadly!
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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...
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
No Deck Chairs on Beaches
No Booze Sale on Beach
AirBnB illegal in Thailand
No Dogs on Beaches
No Coconut Ghosts
Do not Kiss in Public
Sex Toys are against Thai Law
Don't play Darts in Thailand
Don't play Cards in Thailand
Smoking Sisha is banned
Three on a Bike not allowed
Parking for Rental Bikes
Particulates are welcome
Shake Hands with Officials
Pattaya News Flash June 2018 - The Source
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Pattaya City Hall, managed by Thailand's Military Junta, and the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) continue their stupid policy of last minute announcements of festivals.
The Pattaya International Firework Festival 2018 was officially announced on May 16th, 2018.
That's anything else but a professional management.
Please read too:
Pattaya Mail: Tourism Promotion chief Ornwora Kornpin said May 22 that the World of Color pyrotechnics show will begin each night at 7:30 p.m. with participants from Brazil, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Installing the stage at Paloma
Please click for pictures from Pattaya International Firework Festival
Last month we reported that Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), Pattaya City and the committee for Southern Pattaya Pier Regulating ordered bus and boat operators to use Bali Hai Pier to pick-up and drop off tourists and to free Pattaya Beach Road from the daily chaos. The media later reported that almost 80 percent of the speedboats using Pattaya Beach have moved to Bali Hai Pier. The remaining 20 percent are still using Pattaya Beach Road to pick-up and drop off their tourists in front of the Hard Rock Hotel, but some of the tour operators replaced tour buses by Songthaews (Baht Buses). It's no help. The drivers still block the lanes and are ignoring the designated bus stops... One hand obviously washes the other...
Thailand's professional Drivers destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Thailand - nobody else
Please read too: Tenfold rip-off of Foreigners in Thailand's National Parks
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Thailand - nobody else
Tourist Bus Drivers are ignoring all Traffic Regulations
Thailand's highly 'professional' Bus Drivers are using pedestrian crossings to park their vehicles - not even the hotel manager complains...
Too much Arsenic in Rice and Rice Cakes
Do not feed children with rice cake - it's just too dangerous
Last year, in our March Publication, we reported that Rice contains high levels of Arsenic. In the meantime we have collected a lot of additional information about Rice and rice products. All new reports published findings that rice contains disconcerting levels of inorganic arsenic, a carcinogen known to cause bladder, lung, and skin cancer in humans, with the liver, kidney, and prostate now considered potential targets of arsenic-induced cancers. And all reports claim that brown rice was found to have much higher arsenic levels than white rice!
That's what we learned so far:
How to remove the most arsenic:
Before you even start cooking, there's a way to drastically reduce the amount of arsenic you ingest — choose something besides rice!
The Country's most tasteful Beer?
Thailand is known in the world as a country of expensive - but not tasty - beers. Almost all beer enthusiasts in this region prefer the beer brewed in Cambodia over the one brewed in Thailand. Cambodian beers are not only a lot cheaper, they are also a lot tastier, they say. So we were very skeptical when some of beer loving Farangs told us that at 7eleven they had discovered a really delicious Thai beer called Snowy. Snowy is made by the Pathumthani Micro-Brewery* as a Belgian type Weissbier and is distributed by Singha, a company established in 1933. Hence the description SNOWY Weizen by EST. 33. At the time of writing the 4% ABV beer is available in 490 ml cans at 55 Baht. It is available in almost all 7eleven outlets - but often sold out very quickly ... Some wholesalers also have the beer in stock. * Pathumthani Brewery Co., Ltd. is owned by Boonrawd Brewery Co., Ltd, known as the distributor of Singha and Leo.
Please do not forget:
Beer can be tasty, but it isn't healthy!
Thailand launches new Banknotes (Rebroadcast)
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.
Wasting Taxpayer's Money: (Rebroadcast)
Is Pattaya City Hall 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
Dirty and stinky Tap Water in Pattaya
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.
Should the patient survives our emergency room, you will read it here.
Poised to continue
The Black Box is located on Soi 8, off Thappraya Road and is called Imagine. It is just another showcase erected to entertain Chinese tourists at inflated prices. It will open in a few weeks time. We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Charoen, an affortable but very tasty Thai Food Outlet, located on Naklua Road at the entrance to Lumpini Ville, closed down. Thailand's much-hyped economic recovery obviously happens only in the heads of the ruling Military Junta but does not reach the ordinary citizen's pocket.
Located on Naklua Road, near Soi 27 and to the right of BONcafe, Bangkok Bank closes another one of its (too?) many Exchange Boothes in Pattaya. During May 2018 we already had to report the closure of a Bangkok Bank Exchange Booth on Pattaya's Walking Street.
Bei Gerhard, a once very popular German Restaurant on Naklua Soi 31, closed down. For additional information please read Ein Pattaya-Original ist von uns gegangen.
We just learned that Hirschgarten, a well-known German Restaurant on Naklua Soi 33, is on the block.
Poised to continue
All food stalls on the right hand side of Soi Marine Plaza disappeared on May 30th. Update (June 15th): During the second week of this month some boothes selling fruits replaced the very much missed food outlets.
At the Avenue Shopping Center on Pattaya Second Road Singha opened a nice Beergarden with snack bars.
A few weeks ago, unnoticed by us, The Den reopened at its location on Soi Chaiyapoon. We reported the closure of the lounge during April 2018.
On Pattaya Second Road, between Soi 7 and Central Road Yiam opened. Yiam provides tasty Thai food around the clock.
Update (June 23rd): Beefeater has survived the repairs well and is ready to serve Pattaya's Gourmets again.
After a very successful renovation last month, Patrick's Steakhouse reopened at Central Arcade (Second Road, opposite Mike Shopping Mall) in a beautiful Bistro style environment. Despite low season in Pattaya, at least this restaurant is almost every evening full of satisfied customers.
A new broom sweeps clean
Punch & Judy, the traditional English Pub and Restaurant on Soi 8, off Thepprasit Road, got a new management and provides free Salsa lessons on Saturdays. The fun starts at 20:00 (8pm Thai Time!).
Silver Star A Go-Go on Soi 8 closed down but reopened the recently closed Silver Star 2 on Soi 7.
Lion Woman Bar, formerly known as Suisa Bar, on Soi 7 closed down and is on the block. We will keep you up-to-date.
Bacchus Bar on Soi 7 closed down. The venue defended its location since 1998... Update (June 16th): The bar reopened a few days later. Obviously, it was just a temporary closure but without any information for potential customers.
Hell Cat, a beautiful Bar on Soi 8, closed down and is on the block. Call 087-6486169 if you should be interested to restart the bar.
The recently refurbished Welcome Bar on Soi 8 was in the dark on June 4th. We will keep you up-to-date.
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In the rooms of the defunct Great American Sandwich Company, Soi Buakhaow's Seventh Heaven is set to open soon. In Heaven things sometimes happen unexpectedly fast: Seventh Heaven already hat its Soft Opening on June 15th!
Chill Inn, a Guesthouse and Bar, closed down. Update (June 18th): The venue re-opened a few days later. Obviously, the closure was temporary.
On June 8th, Neya's Bar replaced the failed Flandria Restaurant with a party.
Poised to continue
On June 14th, we found Kaos, LK Metro's smallest A Go-Go Bar, in the dark. But a day later, on June 15th, the club was in full swing again. What happened? The managemant of the bar forget (or was simply too lazy) to inform its customers about the temporarily closure of the club. Things like this happen very often in this city and show that many venues are run by people without any real business experiences.
Poised to continue
During the last few weeks the Jungle Bar got a new face. Probably to be able to stand up against his new neighbor, the Nature Bar - at least it looks now very similar inside ...
The Wet Six Club was closed down by our lovely Authorities because of missing license(s):
We'll probably never understand why managers can be so stupid to set up and run a business without the required papers.
Sandman closed down his restaurant on Soi 6.
At the beginning of this month, lights turned off at HK Darts Bar.
To the right of the HK Darts Bar 4Play A Go-Go was located. The bar shot down its lights too. The closure was predictable: The ladies in Soi 6 don't need a foreplay - they need money!
Poised to continue
Just at the time when Thailand's amazing Military Junta urged the country's lazy police to enforce harsh measures regulating the advertising and promotion of alcohol, Nang Nual opened a Beer Garden showing signs of the available beers brands... During a recent meeting in Chang Mai, Second Lieutenant Taweesak Jintajiranan tried to help the media and the relevant businesses to understand the law. The authorities have to use an existing law, the Alcohol Control Act of 2008, to crack down, he said. Under the newly enforced rules all alcohol products must carry government-approved health warnings, sales are banned to anyone under the age of 20 or anyone who is obviously drunk, and initiatives promoting alcohol – such as happy hours, free ice and mixers, and the use of beer girls – are banned. Mobile bars or people wandering or driving around are banned to sell any kind of alcoholic drinks. No drinking is allowed after midnight in bars or restaurants, even though sales have ended; no alcohol logos are allowed on glasses, ashtrays and other paraphernalia; and bars will not be allowed to display posters or bottles featuring logos of alcoholic products. Alcohol logos – or even images accepted as representative of brands, such as a deer head for Benmore or red stars for Heineken – are not allowed to be displayed in sponsorship or any kind of advertising or promotion. We will keep you up-to-date.
On June 18th Panda A Go-Go opened in the rooms of the former Annabelle's A Go-Go Bar. The new management gave the new bar a fresh look and a bunch of lovely 'keepers'.
The former Annabelle's A Go-Go Bar is reduced to the max to create something new. The new venue is called Panda A Go-Go and is scheduled to open on June 18th.
We will keep you up-to-date.
On May 30th, Atlantis has appeared in the premises of the former Sweethearts A Go-Go Club. The management of the club decided some time ago that the club needed a facelift and a new name. A Grand Opening is announced for June 9th, 2018. Enjoy the party!
Hercules is announced as successor for the failed Red Square Bar. Red Square Coyote Club closed during July 2016. Since then the rooms were on the block. False alarm: The management removed the banner on June 15th. Nevertheless, we will keep you up-to-date.
Since a few days parts of Tony's Entertainment Complex are closed. Update (June 15th): Today Tony's obviously reopened the closed shutters: Tony's Sahara Club is now called Sahara Palace...
Angelwitch Rock Dancers, once a popular A Go-Go Showbar on Soi 15, off Walking Sreet, closed it's door at the beginning of this month.
Our lovely Authorities closed down the all new Extreme Virtual Reality Park! The venue just opened last month. The very same company run booths at various Shopping Centers in this country providing the very same entertainment. We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Legends, a stylish bar providing live music, was opened on June 18th. The new venue is located in the room of the former Gletscherkuss Bar & Restaurant.
All good things come in threes
On June 14th, in the third attempt, YES! implemented the promised opening of the completely refurbished club. BRAVO!
Twenty Eight is the replacement of the failed Addiction Bar. The new venue uses the furniture of its predecessor and presents some nice Coyote Girls.
On June 21st the Russian Management reopened Eden A Go-Go again. The venue was in the dark since May 30th, 2018. We will keep you up-to-date.
Since May 30th Eden Club A Go-Go is in the dark again. The club already closed down during. The venue opened on March 28th, 2018, but had to close down a day later. It reopened on April 6th to close again on April 20th. It reopend a day later. We will keep you up-to-date.
On June 6th, during our 'Tour the Pattaya', we noticed that Lassi's Beer Bar, a popular Scandinavian Meeting Point, closed down. We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
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Pattaya News Flash formerly known as Pattaya-at-Night.com
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Love Love Hot
U+ Home Hostel
Soi Post Office
The Bay Market
T Pattaya Hotel
Soi Paniet Chang
Gyo Gyo Gyo
Royal Garden Plaza
MiaMi Late Night
Rajah Indian Nightclub
No Name Coffee Bar
Extreme VR Park
Bypass A Go-Go
Central Arcade, 2nd Road
Soi 7 Bar Complex
(Love Hearts Bar, Aussie Bar)
Bangkok Bank Branch
The Terrace Bar
Marine Plaza/Soi BJ
Sweethearts A Go-Go
Annabelle's A Go-Go
Bad Girl Massage
Yes A Go-Go
Last month's Highlight:
Thailand Cultural Music Festival An event to promote Thailand's Military Junta
For more information click May 2018 News.
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
Disco's in Pattaya
Tasty Foods 2017
Tasty and Affordable
Koh Samet Oil Disaster
City Hall's Efficiency
The Godfather of Chonburi
The Legacy of Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome
Amazing Thai Justice
USA control Europe
Turmoil in Thailand
Junta reigns Thailand
Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
Zika Virus in Thailand
Beach Promenade: Paloma's Destruction
Beach Destruction I
Beach Destruction II
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Wikipedia about Pattaya
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.
No Alcohol Days
Thailand's National No Alcohol Days include Buddhist holidays and election days.
On all oher days alcohol can only be sold between 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-24:00. Vendors caught breaking the ban are liable to a prison sentence of up to six months, a 10'000 Baht fine or both - but local Police use their own discretion to decide which venues need to be visited and fined...
Don't start laughing:
Do not try to buy non alcoholic beers (available from Clausthaler and Oettinger in this country). The shops won't sell them during dry days. Some not even sell Soda Water, because Thais and their Police associate it with (Thai) Whisky... There's a sucker born every minute...
The Godfather's Story
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 - 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!
2018: Spike from Pattaya Days reports from Chernobyl:
Apple goes USB-C
Our source in China reports that Apple is redesigning its chargers and interfaces for its next generation iPhones and iPads. Apple's 2019 devices will come with USB-C support. Apple already introduced USB Type-C connectors in their latest MacBooks.
Huawei overtakes Apple
In China, Huawei will overtake Apple's 2nd position in the 2 Quater of 2018. Apple's marketshare in China is shrinking from 16.4% to 11.4%. Samsung will retain ist #1 position in China, with OPPO on 4th, Xiaomi on 5th and vivo on 6th.
To complete the transparent citizien, Xiaomi Corporation launched an almost fully transparent phone called Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
If you are involved in Electronics, you badly need Sherlab.com
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.
No progress on Jet Ski saga: Pattaya City Hall still doesn't do anything to stop the scam! All the announcements made during last year were City Hall Blah-Blah only... As long as Jet Ski vendors - respectively their victims - fill up our officials' pockets nothing will happen! Update
(published by Pattaya Mail): Problems with Jet Ski operators unsolved.
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.
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 are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
Between 30 to 50 snatching valuables cases are reported to Pattaya's Police every single month.
Law is one thing - Reality is another
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