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March 2018
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Total Surviance
Total Control
Anyone buying a mobile phone SIM card in Thailand now must be fingerprinted or have their faces scanned. Thailand's telecom regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), even plans to force all mobile firms to re-register their entire customer bases.
By obtaining a phone’s personal identifier, its GPS tracking information and biometric information Thailand's unscrupulously Military Junta can easily monitor the minute-to-minute movements of any phone user.
Moreover, with its offensive intrusion and surveillance capabilities bought from Milan-based Hacking Team in 2014, Thailand's Military monitors the communications of internet users, decipher their encrypted files and emails, record Skype and other Voice over IP communications, and remotely activate microphones and camera on target computers.
Red Bull's Heir disappeared from Interpol website
Who ordered the removal of Red Bull Heir's red notice from Interpol website?
Sometime during the last few weeks, Red Bull Scion's red notice disappeared from Interpol website.
Interpol generally removes red notices from its website only when suspects had passed away or when it received requests from member countries to do so, but Pol Colonel Krissana Patcharern, deputy chief spokesman for the Royal Thai Police, said he was not sure what had happened and noted that it was for Interpol alone to decide whether to put or remove red notices on its website.
Therefore the question remains unanswered: Which country caused the removal of the red notice? Thailand or some rogue state?
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Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
With Thailand's law, there’s no rich and poor, only those who break the law - as long as no influential, rich and/or high society people are involved
7-eleven is watching you
7ELEVEN is watching you
7ELEVEN announced to install facial recognition technology in its 11'000 stores in Thailand.
7ELEVEN will use the technology in a number of different ways, including to help identify loyal customers, analyse customer traffic, suggest products to customers, monitor their emotions as well as check stock levels of products and keeping tabs on the shops' employees.
Having sex on a sewer pipe is a scandal
pumping raw shit through a pipe into the sea is not worth a single headline
You shall have no other Gods beside me
You shall have no other Gods beside me
After very popular young people announced their intention to set up political parties, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said that he thinks that the National Council for Peace and Order [NCPO] should keep its eye on it and added that if lines are crossed, warnings will be made. If things go beyond that, we would have to 'invite' them to suspend their activities.
Moreover, established political parties have welcomed young bloods applying for new party registrations, but warned them about the tough road that lies ahead.
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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon - The Watchman
The Watchman ignores another deadline
Bangkok Post reports that the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has confirmed it has made a fourth request for Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon to provide an explanation over the luxury watch scandal after he ignored the third deadline to provide details on the 25 luxury watches seen worn by him on various occasions.
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Police News
Pattaya News Flash does not report about the daily crimes in Pattaya.
It you are interested in - and you should for your very own security - then please click Pattaya Daily News and Pattaya One.
Pattaya News Flash reports about the funny side(s) of this World Class Resort.
For Rich and Influential people Thai Officials even spoil their DNA
The forensic team attached to the Royal Thai Police stated that they were unable to extract human DNA from knives allegedly used for poaching wildlife due to chemicals used by the DNP forensic officials that spoiled the DNA.
Obviously the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation's (DNP) tainted the knives belonging to construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta and three others with chemicals making it impossible to collect any human DNA from them.
For additional information please read:
  • Bangkok Post:
    Premchai knives spoilt by DNP team
  • The Nation:
    Police deny Premchai's request to postpone bribery interview
  • Bangkok Post:
    Deputy chief to explain 'lost evidence' in leopard case
  • Khaosod English:
    With a Growl, Thailand Demands Justice For Slain Panther
Please read too:
Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
With Thailand's law, there’s no rich and poor, only those who break the law - as long as no influential, rich and/or high society people are involved
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.
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Pattaya News Flash March 2018 - The Source
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Don't feed,
touch or adopt wild animals,
stray dogs or cats.
Cheerasak Pipatpongsopon, deputy director-general of the Department of Livestock Development (DLD), declared thirteen provinces as rabies red zones.
The 13 provinces were Buri Ram, Chachoengsao, Chiang Rai, Chon Buri (including Pattaya), Nan, Rayong, Rot Et, Songkhla, Si Sa Ket, Sumut Prakan, Surin, Tak and Ubon Ratchathani, as well as Pran Buri district of tambon Hua Hin.
On March 9th media report that rabies have been detected in two districts of Surat Thani too.
Deaths from Rabies rise to 14 in 2017
Three deaths are already reported over the past two months
If you are infected and are not vaccinated you will die 100 percent!
Update (March 11th):
The Nation: Amid a major outbreak of rabies nationwide, including three human deaths so far this year, a survey has revealed major misunderstandings among the public about the disease
Update (March 15th):
BBC: Thailand rushes to contain rabies outbreak
Update (March 16th):
Bangkok Post: Part of the tourist district of Hua Hin has been declared a red rabies zone after an elderly man was found to have died from the viral disease after being infected by a cat bite
Bangkok Post: Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang voiced concern over the number of rabies cases reported in the city, which now has over 100'000 stray dogs
Update (March 18th):
The Nation: Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled and destroyed substandard rabies vaccines, which have been partly blamed for the current spread of rabies, in late 2016.
Update (March 19th):
Khaosod English: 6 Deaths from Rabies since Start of 2018
Update (March 21st):
The Nation: Rabies detected in 4 Chaiyaphum districts
The Nation: Krabi officials find 6 rabies-infected dogs
Rabies Vaccine Scandal:
Update (March 22nd):
Bangkok Post: Department of Livestock Development (DLD) purchased (substandard) rabies vaccines from a single supplier for 25 years. Moreover, the supplier is connected to the wife of a former DLD deputy director-general
Bangkok Post (one day later): Department of Livestock Development (DLD) cleared over rabies furore
Update (March 23rd):
Bangkok Post: 'Rabies epidemic' is fake news, say animal activists
TiT (This is Thailand)
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Thailand - nobody else
Has a Bird Flu outbreak kept under wraps?
Obviously Bird Flu outbreak has been kept under wraps
Please click into the picture for information about Bird Flu
Bird Flu Scandal
Khaosod English: A bird flu outbreak in Isan has been kept under wraps by Thai authorities since August 2017 because large private companies could suffer from exporting less raw chicken...
The Nation: Government Officials denied rumours that bird-flu infections were detected in Thailand last year
The Nation: Doctor stands firm on bird-flu warning amid govt denials
Bangkok Post: Price of chicken to rise as exports to China approved...
TiT (This is Thailand)
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About Avian Influenza
New Banknotes
On April 6th the Bank of Thailand will launch new banknotes bearing the portraits of King Vajiralongkorn.
The first set of notes in 20-, 50- and 100-Baht denominations will be 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
Walkable Cities are healthy
A paper published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health found significant associations between the increased walkability of a neighbourhood, lower blood pressure and reduced hypertension risk among its residents.
Poorly designed sidewalks generally inhibited walking and physical activity and are affecting mental health and wellbeing, the study shows.
For additional information please read the report published by The Guardian.
Most sidewalks in this 'World Class City' do not deserve their name
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Trust Actions, not Words
blah blah blah - Official Fake News
On Monday February 15th, 2016 (!), Police Major General Ampon, the Provincial Police Commander, announced a big and so far unlimited crackdown on all kind of traffic violations, including parking vehicles in prohibited areas.
As our pictures show, nothing really happened.
Obviously announcements made by Pattaya City Hall and the City's Policemen are nothing else than hollow words.
blah blah blah - Official Fake News
Update (February 3rd):
Pattaya Mail: Army reminds Baht Bus drivers of parking rules
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
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.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Officially sanctioned Rip-off of Tourists in Thailand
Officially sanctioned Rip-off of Tourists in Thailand
High-grade Rip-off by Thailand's National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department
Thailand's National Parks are overpriced and support officially dictated dual pricing.
Even Foreigners working in Thailand and paying taxes in this country and/or are married to Thais have to pay the inflated price. The completely overpriced tickets are even valid for their children.
It's a high-grade Rip-off dictated by Thailand's National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department. To cover the inequity, the local's prices are printed in Thai script only.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Thailand - nobody else
Nationwide Museum Pass for 299 Baht!
Nationwide Museums Pass for 299 Baht!
Thai Nationals as well as Foreigners can visit 63 Museums Nationwide for 299 Baht!
Thailand's Muse Pass is an economical way to visit 63 museums nationwide.
The pass costs only 299 Baht and gives you free entry to 63 museums over a period of a year.
For the sixth year, the Muse Pass is on sale now through September and is a great investment for Foreigners as a single adult museum entry can cost over 100 Baht, and more at museums with dual pricing for Foreigners.
You won't need to pay the inflated price as the Muse Pass will get you in for free!
Please click here for a List of Participating Museums!
In Pattaya you can buy the Museums Pass at Art in Paradise (North Pattaya), Ripley's Believe it or Not! (Royal Garden Plaza), and Rubberland (Sukhumvit).
Be warned: Not all participants are Museums in the strict sense of the term.
Smoking on Thailand's Beaches is prohibited
Our Officials make the world laugh - nobody else
Remove the dubious Bus Stops!
Free the streets!
Pattaya Mail reports that a growing number of Pattaya residents say the baht-bus stops the military ordered built are a waste of money and don’t correspond to how people actually use public transport.
The problem, some complain, is that the stops were built without any consultation or regard to how people actually use public transport.
Pattaya News Flash claims since many years that the Bus Stops, once initiated by Chonburi's Province Governor, is nothing else than a big stupidity and a foreseeable waste of money.
For additional information please read:
  • January 2014: Pattaya's latest Joke: Bus Stops along Beach Road
  • April 2014: The World is laughing: Pattaya's would be Bus Stops
  • January 2016: Misappropriated Bus Stop
  • January 2017: Pressure on Baht Buses or a Lot of Fuss about Nothing?
  • April 2017: Who destroys the 'good' image of Pattaya?
  • July 2017: Military Junta announces 30 Bus Stop Shelters in Pattaya
  • August 2017: Stupid City Hall replaces Dolpin Roundabout
Our Officials make the world laugh - nobody else
Pattaya will add more signage to unused bus stops
Pattaya will add more signage to unused bus stops
Picture captured from Pattaya Mail
Pattaya Mail reports that according to Anuwat Thongkham, director of the Traffic Department, there’s little the city can do, as the orders to create the Bus Stops came from above. Pattaya cannot remove them without permission from Chon­buri or the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) claims
Our Officials make the world laugh - nobody else
Stupid people do not wear a helmet when driving a motorcycle
Stupid people do not wear a helmet when driving a motorcycle
Please Click for Mike Baird's Cartoons
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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 Liqueur outlet and a Restaurant (called The Terrace) on Marine Plaza nothing ever happened. The whole area is still a (quiet) working place.
Midnight Pattaya
Midnight Pattaya
Should the patient survives our emergency room, you will read it here.
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Phenomena Showcase opened
During the last week of February Phenomena Show opened on Soi 29/1, off Naklua Road. A single person's ticket costs 1'500 Baht.
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Smiles go India
In the rooms of the former Smile's Bar Soi 15's first Indian Restaurant called Tandoori Night opened. It will not be the last one. The Indians are coming now.
Shiny Karaoke on Pattaya 3rd Road
On Pattaya 3rd Road, just behind the New Business Club, an all new building attract the eyes: According to myLady it is a High Class Karaoke Club for the city's well-heeled Chinese Guests.
We keep you posted.
B.52 Bar
The B.52 Bar (left picture) is on the way to a new destination, wheras the Welcome Bar, on the opposite side of the street, gets some (very needed) face-lifting.
Welcome Bar
Update (March 20th):
Welcome Bar shines in new splendor
Since a few days Welcome Bar in Soi 8 shines in new splendor.
Delicious Indian Food in Soi Pattayaland 2
Tarka House is a relatively new addition to the many restaurants serving Indian Food in Pattaya. It is located in Soi Pattayaland 2 (also known as Soi 13/4, off Pattaya Beach Road). The venue got awesome reviews for its Bengali and Indian Foods, its excellent service, its cleanliness and its reasonable pricing. Give it a try!
Lek's Classroom goes Soi 7
Lek's Classroom 2 opens a bar in a small Soi connecting Soi 7 with Central Road (according to Google known as Thotworachai Company Limited Alley).
Drinking Street prepares for the opening of Terminal 21
Drinking Street, located on Pattaya 2nd Road near North Pattaya's Roundabout - and just on the back of the City's new Shopping Temple called Terminal 21 - added a bunch of new bars and a beautiful new restaurant: Goody.
Drinking Street prepares for the opening of Terminal 21
Drinking Street prepares for the opening of Terminal 21
Drinking Street prepares for the opening of Terminal 21
The 'new' Drinking Street by night
Japanese Food on Pattaya Beach Road
Gyo Gyo Gyo, a Japanese restaurant chain, announces to open a Japanese Cuisine during March 2018 on Pattaya Beach Road, just to the left of the successful Hooters Bar.
Japanese Food on Pattaya Beach Road
New Tomboy Bar
On Pattaya 3rd Road Talk 99 opened at the junction to Soi Bongkot. The venue addresses Tomboys.
Bronx Pizza reopened
Bronx Pizza, known from Soi Diana, reopened its popular Pizza outlet on Soi Lenkee, off Pattaya 3rd Road, just in front of the Retox Restaurant after a short - but unsuccessful - detour at Beach Road's Tipp Plaza.
Tamnan Hotel and Resort
The well-known TK Resort, a popular short-time hotel located on Soi Phettrakun (also known as Soi Phetrakul or Pettrakul), changed its name and its format, but not its address. It is known now as The Tamnan Pattaya, a Hotel and Resort.
New Karaoke Bar
On Soi Phettrakun (also known as Soi Phetrakul or Pettrakul), a few meters only from Pattaya's famous Hollywood Disco, the all new Super Star Pocha & Karaoke Bar opened.
New Karaoke Bar
Pepper Lunch
Pepper Lunch, a popular restaurant chain from Japan, opened a food outlet on the 5th floor of CentralFestival.
Pepper Lunch
Amazon at Tukcom
Café Amazon opened a branch at the first floor of Tukcom (South Pattaya) and promotes its amazing Lovemosphere creations.
Lovemosphere at Amazon
Ladyboy Bar closed down on Soi 8
On Soi 8, off Pattaya Second Road, Blue Dragon Bar closed down during the last week of February.
Bar closed down
On Soi 15, off Soi Buakhaow, Smile's Bar closed down.
Indian Restaurant closed down
Indigo, an Indian Restaurant located on Pattaya Second Road, a few meters only from South Road, closed down, but opened a few days later an all new restaurant a few meters from the closed one.
The all new Indigo
The all new Indigo
The all new Indigo
Since March 12th Keratahouse is the new name of the moved Indigo Restaurant
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Khon Kaen closed down
Khon Kaen, a buffet restaurant located at the Tree Town Complex (on Soi 9), closed down.
The end was predictable: The restaurant tried to beat successful competitors with a small selection of foods at outrageous prices.
The venue opened during June 2017.
McDonald's goes Soi Buakhaow
McDonald's opened an all new branch on Soi Buakhaow, just opposite Tree Town and the Bangkok Bank office building.
Surprise yourself
Surprise yourself, the latest addition to Soi Buakhaow's nightlife experience, opened its door and terrace to the public on March 2nd.
Tanya Club
Tanya, located on Tree Town and formerly known as Tanya Foodpark, changed its format.
The new sign claims the venue likes to be known as Tanya Club.
Fire & Ice closed down
Fire & Ice, a Bar and Restaurant, closed down.
The venue is on the block. If you are interested, please call 089 109 5619
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Construction Workers stow away some Gold
Construction Workers stow away the rubbish from the defunct Gold A Go-Go Bar to create something new.
Back to Life?
Construction workers could be spotted creating something new in the rooms of the defunct Red Five Bar & Guesthouse. The venue was on the block since October 2015. It closed down during September 2017.
We keep you posted.
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Perry Bar closed down
Perry Bar closed down.
Construction workers are already in to create something new.
We keep you posted.
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Another Indian Club
Opposite Nashaa, construction workers are busy to create another Indian Nightclub in a building that was the home of a failed Indian Restaurant and is still used as a meeting point by some Ladyboys.
Rajah will be a typical Indian Nightclub with a VIP lounge, 'stunning' Live Performances and Bollywood Disco Music.
An escalator - obviously a must in Indian Nightclubs - is already installed.
Marilyn on the Block
The failed Marilyn Monroe A Go-Go Bar is now on the block.
From Black to White
The outside as well as the inside of the new White Bar changed its color from black to white.
White Bar opened on March 17th
On March 17th White Bar opened in the rooms of a former tailor shop - just in front of Tony's Entertainment Complex.
Stars Club
Stars Club opened on February 2nd on the second floor of the building that houses the curently closed Marilyn Monroe A Go-Go Club. The club uses the rooms of the defunct Virgins Club to present European Ladies.
Pattaya's new Stars Club is an offshoot of the original Stars Club in Phuket.
The End of Bollywood?
LimaLima's Bollywood Disco, located at the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex, closed down on March 1st.
Brooklyn closed down
Brooklyn, a Disco located on the first floor of the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex, closed down.
Midnight Liqueur Shop closed down
Midnight Liqueur Shop, located on Soi Marine Plaza, closed down. The venue is (or was) part of the ailing Midnight Pattaya project.
Talking Signs
Signs usually tell the accurate state of a company, a Nightclub or the Management of the venue...
This sign is out of order since many months.
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D'Club reopens as Club Eden A Go-Go
The failed D'Club announced to reopen on March 27th as Club Eden A Go-Go.
The new Russian controlled management has some close connections with Tantra A Go-Go located on Walking Street, NightWalker was told.
Update (March 27th): Not ready to open - Please note, we are in Thailand. In this country only Family Mart, McDonald's and 7-ELEVEN are capable to finish a work at the scheduled date.
Next scheduled date: March 28th, 2018.
Club Eden A Go-Go opened on March 28th, 2018
Update (March 28th): The venue opened today!
D'Club closed down
D'Club A Go-Go, a second floor bar located at the entrance to Soi Diamond, had its last day on February 28th. The club opened during February 2017 as A Go-Go Bar.
Probably the club wasn't dee (good) enough...
Stop the press: Probably the club will reopen in a few weeks time under a new management and a new name.
PS. The Dancers get paid on March 3rd, the staff got the money on March 4th.
The End of Addiction?
Addiction, the city's smallest Coyote Club, remained closed after the Buddhist Holiday on March 1st.
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Blaze devastated Bars in Soi 16, off Walking Street
Blaze devastated Bars in Soi 16, off Walking Street
Blaze devastated Bars in Soi 16, off Walking Street
Blaze devastated Bars in Soi 16, off Walking Street
At the moment of writing there are a lot of inconsistent information how the fire started. Some people even report an explosion (of a transformer?) that rocked the street.
Fact is that the fire started on March 10th at about 22:30 in an area populated with Bars, Restaurants and Hotels attracting visitors from Arab countries. Many vehicles, mostly motorcycles, are burnt.
Ambulances, Doctors, Police, the Firebrigade as well as people from the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) rushed to the scene.
Click here for the Video of the incident.
Bangkok Post reports on March 11th, 2018, at 10:19:
Blaze devastated Bars in Soi 16, off Walking Street
The Nation reports that a fire destroyed two bars in Pattaya’s famous Walking Street late on Saturday after a power transformer reportedly exploded on Pattaya Soi 16
Pattaya One writes that a massive fire on Walking Street destroys bars and sends tourists screaming in panic
Pattaya Mail: Panic on Walking Street as exploding transformer causes inferno
Reality is that for an unknown reason a transformer exploded on top of a bar in Soi 16 and burned down two bars and 16 motorcycles.
The exploded transformer was allegedly installed by the PEA several hours before the incident...
Water damaged a few shops, restaurants and vehicles from the rescue teams a couple of parked motorcycles on Soi 16.
Tony's Entertainment Complex, Kamaa Indian Disco, part of Nang Nual Seafood Restaurant, a large part of Marine Plaza as well as all bars, restaurants and hotels in Soi 16, off Walking Street, were without power.
No fire on Walking Street, not even some water damages.
At about midnight the Police reported property damages of about 5 million Baht.
A day later, on March 11th, at least the power was restored - without the help of a transformer...
Blaze devastated Bars in Soi 16, off Walking Street
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Before - and after
Racing for Somtam
Do it with Passion
My Life
My Lady's new Shirt
We do not need Magic
Image Protection Unit
This is Thailand
Safety First?
High-Tech in Thailand
Made for Men
Made for Men
Made for Men
Made for Men
Made for Men
Amazing Solution
Parking in Asia
Amazing Switzerland
Pattaya News Flash is published in Switzerland: A Perfect Place for your Next Holiday
Orange is Green
After a few Pints: Orange is Green - at Traffic Lights too!
Pattaya News Flash formerly known as
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
McCoy Beach Hotel
Soi Welcome, Jomtien
Thai Express
Naklua Road
LK Bar
Soi LK Metro
The Terrace
Marine Plaza
B-Girl Massage Club
Walking Street
Top One
Soho Square
Sahara Kebab
Walking Street
Lion Gold Ink Tattoo
Walking Street
Announced to Open:
White Bar
Walking Street
Japanese Restaurant
South Road, near Bamboo Bar
Gyo Gyo Gyo
Pattaya Beach Road
Phenomena Showcase
Soi 29/1, off Naklua Road
Sleep Café
Soi 1, off Pattaya 2nd Road
Walking Street
Thappraya Road
Last month's Highlight:
For more information click February 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 megalomania.
Events 2017: Published by Baden-Würtenberg (Germany)
Published by Baden-Würtenberg (Germany)
Kantah Bopha
Beat Richner
and his Children's Hospitals in Cambodia
Kantah Bopha
No Alcohol Days
Thailand's National No Alcohol Days include Buddhist holidays and election days.
On all 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:
No News
No News are Boring News
If you are involved in Electronics, you badly need
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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.
Girls love food, therefore learn to cook
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