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May 2018
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The British Government has been given a 10-year visa to Yingluck Shinawatra without informing Thailand's Military Junta!
For additional Information plaese read:
In democratic countries, the accusations against Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, are recognised uniformly as false accusations raised by institutions that are neither independent nor were impartial.
How to topple a Dictator
The Guardian shows how a small but courageous resistance ended the brutal and reckless rule of Gambia's Dictator.
New Rush of Megalomania
Thailand will challenge Singapore for supremacy as the region's hub for startup ventures under a vision set out by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak yesterday, The Nation reports.
Thailand is very known in this world to declare the country as the Hub of anything and everything in Asia, ASEAN or the World.
The UN promises Eternal Life!!
The World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the United Nations (UN), has released a plan to wipe out trans fats.
Eliminating trans fats is critical to preventing deaths worldwide, WHO's Officials claim.
We like this idea:
Eternal Life in Pattaya!
Stay at Home!
A new report published by environment researchers in a journal called Nature Climate Change claims that almost 10 % of global CO2 emissions are from energy-intensive air travel.
Our conclusion: To reduce tourism-related carbon emissions ground all Airliners, scrap all cars and ships and let the people enjoy their holidays at home in their gardens.
Made from renewable material
Travel environmentally friendly with recyclable means of transport made of renewable material
For additional information please read Tourism's carbon impact three times larger than estimated published by BBC News.
Justice in Thailand
The unique Thai Criminal Law book, used just right, can either shut up an inconvenient critic by putting the fear of court into him, or put him in prison for a couple of years for using the free speech promised in the constitution. Or both.
Source: Bangkok Post
For additional Information about the current situation in Thailand please read:
Police News
Pattaya News Flash does not report about the daily crimes in Pattaya.
It you are interested in - and you should for your very own security - then please click Pattaya Mail and Pattaya One.
Pattaya News Flash reports about the funny side(s) of this World Class Resort.
Greedy Officials
Two Assistant District Chiefs and an Administration Official from Saraburi's Wang Muang distrct allegedly used names of 2'000 women to create fake marriage licences.
They 'married' them to Indian nationals without the women's knowledge.
For each certifcate the Indian applicants had to pay 2'000 Baht.
The Officials were already dismissed.
Disgraced Cop's Market Plaza demolished
A commercial building owned by a disgraced Police Official that hovered over a canal in northern Bangkok was being demolished Monday for trespassing on public property.
The demolition of Plaza Rimnam in the Don Mueang New Market began Saturday after district officials ordered it torn down by May 26th for encroaching into Khlong Prem Prachakon and for unpermitted building additions.
Construction was delayed 10 years without good cause. They charged a 3.3 million Baht yearly rental fee, so they made 33 million Baht. They really caused damages to the tenants and the Treasury Department, Police Gen. Wirachai Songmetta said.
The demolition was part of a police operation against a former policeman accused of extorting local vendors in the Don Mueang New Market and selling unlicensed cosmetics products there.
Lt. Col. Santhana Prayoonrat is listed as an owner of the market and the plaza building.
Source: Khaosod English
The police: Your friend, helper and extortionist
The police:
Your friend, helper and extortionist
Where in Thailand are vendors not asked for protection money? You tell me, a vendor from a market in Bangkok asked Tourist Police Bureau deputy head Maj-General Surachet Hakpan.
The vendor said that besides paying rent for her premises, she also paid protection money to the authorities.
Vendors all over the country, including Pattaya, have to pay monthly fees for 'protection'.
These vermins not only extort money from vendors, all other kind of businesses are the target of this unscrupulous police and military officials.
For additional information please read Claims of widespread extortion racket at Bangkok market published by Pattaya One.
Update (May 13th):
Ex-police officer facing extortion charges defiant as he awaits bail.
The Nation writes that former deputy superintendent Pol Lt-Colonel Santhana Prayoonrat from the Special-Branch Police Division vowed I will never be defeated. I will sue every single one of them.
Unscrupulous Police Officers
Tourist Police deputy commissioner Surachate Hakparn claims that some unscrupulous police officers were helping foreigners obtain student visas at a cost of around 40'000 Baht as a "management" fee and added that Police are zeroing in on foreign criminals who enrol at language schools to obtain education visas.
Source: Bangkok Post
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
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 May 2018 - The Source
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Thailand Cultural Music Festival 2018
Pattaya International Firework Festival 2018
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 Thailand Cultural Music Festival 2018 was officially announced on May 17th, the Pattaya International Firework Festival 2018 on May 16th, 2018.
That's anything else but a professional management.
Nobel Peace Prize for Trump
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says U.S. President Donald Trump deserves the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
He's right!
Former U.S. President Barack Obama received the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for 'nothing' - for empty words.
It was a mistake.
Even Nobel Secretary Geir Lundestad regrets Obama's Peace Prize.
Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev received the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to the end of the Cold War.
Acting U.S. President Donald Trump is doing for Asia what Mikhail Gorbachev has done for Europe. He deserves the Nobel Peace Prize like no other.
The News People love Barack Obama because of his ability to talk to the journalists.
They hate Donald Trump for his ability to tell people the truth.
For the first time in almost 70 years there will be no Nobel Literature Prize this year, the Swedish Academy says.
Update (May 17th):
EU's Tusk asks in Sofia:
'With friends like Trump, who needs enemies?'
It is just further proof that neither Europe nor the rest of the World needs the European Union. Let's get rid of this travelling and incessantly debating society of shabby and useless politicians. They're just wasting taxpayers' money!
World Class Beach Resort Pattaya
Enjoy our maintenance free beaches
Click for Mind your step
Please click into the picture for Mind your step published by Spike from Pattaya Days
Nothing else than empty words - since 2008!
stinky wastewater
During May 2008 (!) we published this picture. Since then nothing changed!
On May 14th, Bangkok Post published the following picture and titled its report Uproar over Pattaya beach wastewater. Bangkok Post writes that the Pollution Control Department is preparing to inspect the wastewater being released by hotels and buildings in Pattaya after netizens cried foul over photos shared online showing visibly polluted water being released at Pattaya beach.
stinky wastewater
The newspaper forgot to mention that not the hotels but Pattaya City Hall itself release the wastewater into the sea.
The Facts
On July 1st, 2017, we used the then 9-year old picture again in our report about Pattaya's stupid idea to introduce days without sun shades and deckchairs and mentioned that Pattaya City itself, not the hotels, exhausts its stinky wastewater directly into the beach.
On July 21st, 2017, Pattaya Mail wrote that South Pattaya sewage leak causes outrage because Pattaya's 15-year-old sewage treatment system could not send sewage to the treatment plant on Soi Nongyai due to broken pumps.
On October 13th, 2017, Pattaya Mail reported that Pattaya's Sanitation Department announced that South Pattaya Beach remains dirty and polluted as sewage continues to leak into storm drains during heavy storms until the broken pump repairs are done.
In our report about the The Legacy of Itthiphol Kunplome (first published during July 2016) we mentioned that during rainy night times Pattaya's old pumpstation at the entrance to Walking Street is spitting dirty and stinky waters directly into the beach...
Update (May 19th):
Pattaya Mail: Pattaya losing war on trash
Pattaya Mail: Na Jomtien Beach sewage spills to continue
U-Tapao Bus Services launched
New Public Bus Services at U-Tapao Airport
On May 4th Thailand's Department of Land Transport (DLT) launched three public bus services connetcting U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport (oops...) with neighbouring Provinces of Chon Buri, Chanthaburi and Trat.
Route 398 will take passengers from U-Tapao to Trat, passing through Chanthaburi. The 220km route will take around three hours and 15 minutes to complete and will cost between 27 and 130 Baht.
Route 399 is serving the Rayong Bus Terminal 2. A trip will take up to 30 minutes and will cost between 11 and 24 Baht.
Route 400 connects the airport with Chon Buri, with stops at Sattahip, Pattaya and Sri Racha. The full 100 km trip will take about one and a half hours. A ticket will cost between 14 and 64 Baht.
Each of the air-conditioned buses can carry 19 passengers per trip and is equipped with GPS-tracking and automatic braking systems. The new routes are operated by private transport firms. The bus schedules will be configured according to schedules of the daily flights.
According to the Department of Land Transport (DLT) the Route 400 Bus will stop in 'Central Pattaya'...
We keep you posted.
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 Motorists who travel in the wrong direction along roads.
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
Pictures are taken on Soi 8 in just a few minutes.
The road is just a few meters from Pattaya Police Station.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
We can't switch back!
We can't switch back!
The 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 move was scheduled to take place on May 1st, but most operators continued to use the Beach Road area in front of the Hard Rock Hotel. They say they can not switch back because the NCPO did not give enough time to reorganize.
The funny side of the story:
About 50 soldiers and police were at the pier area to assist tour buses and boats that didn't turn up.
Operators explain that they could not adjust their schedule as tour packages had been sold months ago. Therefore they had to stick with their old timetable and using the Beach Road area.
It's just another proof that the Military Junta has learned nothing in the last four years: Obviously the Military Junta still has no idea how tourism works.
Update (May 11th):
Pattaya Mail reports that about 80 percent of the speedboats using Pattaya Beach have moved to Bali Hai Pier following the city’s failed attempt to move them a week earlier, but as expected, there weren’t enough docks for the boats...
Commanding without turning on the brain, obviously the typical strategy of a Military Junta:
Pattaya Mail: Officials ignore irony of telling residents to dispose of trash properly
Pattaya Mail: Pattaya's trash crisis bursts seams at Wat Chai
Enjoy the trash from Pattaya
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
It is your own fault if you entrust your data to a Mark Zuckerberg
It is your own fault if you entrust your data to a Mark Zuckerberg
On February 2004 Mark Zuckerberg, a 19-year old Harvard sophomore, launched a website called It was an instant hit.
But the new website has sparked a controversy very quickly.
A week after the launch, Mark was accused by three Harvard seniors of having stolen the idea from them.
Th allegation soon bloomed into a full-fledged lawsuit, as a competing company founded by the Harvard seniors sued Mark and Facebook for theft and fraud.
For additional information please read the investigation published by Business Insider.
The report shows the real face of Mark Zuckerberg.
One Glass of Wine or a Pint of Beer can help shorten your Life...
One Glass of Wine or a Pint of Beer can help shorten your Life...
A recently published study of 600'000 drinkers estimated that having 10 to 15 alcoholic drinks every week could shorten a person's life by between one and two years. Moreover, people who drink more than 18 drinks a week could lose four to five years of their lives.
The new UK guidelines on alcohol was updated on 2016 and says that men and women who drink regularly should consume no more than 14 units a week - equivalent to six pints of beer or seven glasses of wine. That's a lot less than the recommended limits published in other counties: Limits in Italy, Portugal, and Spain are almost 50% higher than the UK guidelines, and in the USA the upper limit for men is nearly double this.
Please note that most of the studies are funded by the industry, but the UK study was funded by, among others, the British Heart Foundation.
For additional information please read the The Study published by The Lancet on April 2018.
Think twice before you buy!
Think twice before you buy!
Be careful, or 2 times 36 can easily be 79 at Big C!
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.
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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) 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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Grand isn't Great enough
Grand isn't Great enough
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New Chinese Bar & Grill
New Chinese Bar & Grill
On Naklua Road, located to the left of the popular Drum & Monkey Bar, a new Chinese Bar & Grill called Love Love Hot opened.
Best Friend has gone
Best Friend Bar Complex on Naklua Road is gone. The bars have been a popular meeting place for German night owls in Naklua for years, but in recent years, many Germans have turned away from this city.
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New Hostel
An all new U+ Hostel opened on Soi Praisanee (also known as Soi Post Office).
The Hostel is located between the popular Bodega Bar and the well-knwn Miami A Go-Go Club.
The Bay Market opened
At the Bay, located on Pattaya Beach Road, the bay market opened. It's an outlet targeting Chinese Customers with a somewhat unkind presentation of the goods.
Even Europe's largest Discounter, Aldi and Lidl, present the goods a lot nicer...
T Pattaya Hotel
On the street connecting Pattaya Third Road with Soi Phetrakul (the still unnamed street is sometimes (but wrongly?) known as Soi Paniet Chang) the T Pattaya Hotel opened in the neighborhood of Club NinetyNine and Hollywood Disco.
T Pattaya Hotel
New Shopping Plaza takes shape
Little Walk, Pattaya's new Shopping Plaza located on Sukhumvit Road, takes shape.
The Little Walk Company already runs some Walk Plazas in Kaset-Nawamin, Ratchaphruek and Bangna - all of them located in the suburb of Bangkok.
Little Walk Pattaya is sheduled to open during August 2018.
New Shopping Plaza takes shape
We keep you posted.
LaLa opened
LaLa, an Open Air Thai Style Pub, opened on Pattaya Third Road. Located just in front of the well-known DNA Entertainment Complex, LaLa provides food, live music as well as the usual charming and white-skinned Thai Hostesses.
Japanese Food on Pattaya Beach Road
Gyo Gyo Gyo, a Japanese restaurant chain, opened an eatery during the last week of April on Pattaya Beach Road, just to the left of the successful Hooters Bar.
To attract revelers, there are bottled beers for 50 Baht. But keep in mind that the discounted Beers are available with food orders only.
Japanese Food on Pattaya Beach Road
Descending Starbucks
Royal Garden's Starbucks Branch closed its Coffee Bar on the 3rd floor and is set to open a new outlet on the ground floor of the building, located between Thai Express and KFC.
The New Look of Soi Pattayaland
Pattaya City Hall not only gave Soi Pattayaland 2 a new sewer, but also a new road surface. The once bumpy street is history. Bravo!
WakaWaka Bar, Soi Pattayaland 2
After completion of the work, all remaining businesses in the street have reopened, including the WakaWaka Bar.
Patrick's closed
Patrick's, a very well-known Steak House located at Second Road's Central Arcade, closed down for renovation. The Belgium owned Restaurant opened during 1991 and is best known for its Flemish cuisine.
We keep you posted.
Bar Complex on  Soi 7 closed
At Soi 7, an entire bar complex, consisting of the Love Hearts Bar, the World Wide Beer Bar, the Aussie Bar as well as Anaconda - among some others - , had to be closed to make room for a new hotel.
The Aussie Bar found a new location and moved into Soi 8 in a venue in front of the Baron Hotel, formerly known as EM's Bar.
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Patcharat Hotel closed down
Patcharat Hotel, a small hotel located accross the well-known Sugar Sugar Club, closed down.
Background information:
Pattaya Authorities are continuing their crackdown on what they call 'illegal' hotels.
The majority of hotels, guesthouses and smaller apartments in this city offering daily and monthly at cheap and affordable rents are lacking documents to operate as hotels, Pattaya City Hall claims.
Our lovely Authorities say that the hotels will be given an opportunity to apply - and pay - for the needed docoments. If the owners do not comply, City Hall will close them down by court order(s).
As a result, many small hotel owners are thinking about closing their business - the owner of the Patcharat is just one of them.
The cheap hotels has long been a thorn in the side of the national and international hotel chains, because they undercut the often inflated roomrents of the chains.
According to the Thai Hotel Association (THA) more than 2'100 buildings provide accomondation in Pattaya. They represent 139'000 rooms. The THA claims that only 270 operators with a total of 40'000 rooms have registered as hotels.
Chatchawal Supachayanont, former General Manger at Dusit Thani Pattaya who serves as a board member for the THA eastern chapter - and also as the Honorary Consul of the Swedish Cunsulate in Pattaya - says that it's really hard to shift to serve only the high-end market, clearing out all the cheap products from the market.
The Thai Hotels Association has been lobbying for decades to clean up the hotel registration process and renewal of operating licences, saying illegal hotels and apartment buildings are robbing genuine hotels of their livelihood.
Now the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, which is part of Thailand's Military Junta, has adopted a policy to end illegal hotel operations and helps the chains to get rid of the unwanted competitors.
Please read too:
The Seven steps to a hotel business license in Thailand
Buakao Bistro
A nice eatery called Buakao Bistro opened opposite the well-known Oasis A Go-Go Club. The venue serves Thai as well as European Food.
Give it a try!
Scandinavia Bar opened
In the rooms of the defunct Kun Food the Scandianavia Bar opened on May 25th with a small party. The new venue is located opposite the Marquee Bar.
You can't miss it.
Food Court on Soi Buakhaow
In the rooms of the defunct Fire & Ice Bar a Food Court will 'open soon'.
We keep you posted.
Amazon goes Soi Buakhaow
Amazon, the other coffee chain, will open soon a branch at Soi Buakhaow's Night Market.
We keep you posted.
Kun Food closed down
Kun Food, a small restaurant accross the successful Marquee Bar, closed down.
Update (May 10th): A small banner claims that the venue will open soon as Scandinavia Bar.
We keep you posted.
Closed since many month
For many months this banner informs that the Flandria Restaurant will (re)open soon.
On May 20th, we discovered the following banner at Flandria's shutters:
Closed since many month
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New Eye Catcher
The new archway at the entrance to Soi LK Metro is a real eye catcher.
Professionals installed the all new signs on May 2nd - we are just waiting for the first illumination. We are sure, it will be terrific!
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MiaMi Late Night
On the second floor of its building, MiaMi opened a late night Disco Club. It opens when the other venues have to close: At 03:00!.
The right place if you suffer from insomnia...
Rajah goes Coyote
Rajah, Walking Street's newest Indian Nightclub, opened on May 11th with a party. DJ's play Indian Hip-Hop tunes. Sexy Coyote Dancers from Russia please the eyes. The club also provides a Rooftop Bar.
Rajah goes Coyote
The waiting had an end. The club opend on May 11th.
New Bypass
As announced since April 27th, Bypass A Go-Go opened on May 4th.
The new owner has obviously not made his threat true to let perform Ladies from Czechoslovakia, but we keep you posted.
New, but unnamed
Opposite of Nasha, an Indian Nightclub, an unnamed but nevertheless nice Coffee Bar opened especially for Ladyboys and their Admirers.
Maya goes Walking Street
Maya tries to revive the vacant rooms of the former FLB Bar with an Indian Nightclub.
The club opened on May 4th with a party - and some accompanying photographers.
Update (May 25th):
Maya closed down
For an unknown reason the club already closed down - but its door lock is brocken...
Maya closed down
We keep you posted.
Playground at Midnight
In some rooms of the ailing Midnight building Extreme VR Park opened a playground full of virtual reality simulators. At the time of writing, the company runs a booth at Royal Garden Plaza with a similar range of simulators.
Playground at Midnight
Bangkok Bank closed Exchange Booth
Bangkok Bank closed its Exchange Booth on Walking Street, located opposite the ailing Soho Square.
Almost all larger Banks announced last month to reduce the number of their offices and exchange boothes across the country.
White Bar in the dark
White Bar, a Russian meeting point located to the right of Tony's Entertainment Complex, was in the dark on May 18th. The venue opened on March 17th, 2018.
We keep you posted.
Terrace Bar already closed down
Announced as a Beer Garden by Midnight Pattaya, but later opened as The Terrace Open Air Club and Restaurant on Soi Marine Plaza, closed its bar area because of missing customers. Some insiders predict the same fate for the restaurant.
We keep you posted.
Sweethearts A Go-Go closed down
Sweethearts A Go-Go celebrated its last night on April 30th with a small party.
The management claims to reopen the bar at the end of this month under a new name and new format in a completely refurbished room - but with the very same beautiful Ladies.
The management announced the new name of the refurbished bar will be Atlantis A Go-Go.
Pattaya already knew a bar called Atlantis A Go-Go. It was located in Soi Diamond and closed down on December 26th, 2010.
Atlantis takes shape
We keep you posted.
Cocoon died
On May 1st, Cocoon, a three floor night club, remained in the dark. The venue opened on December 23rd at the entrance to the ailing Soho Square and replaced Upstairs A Go-Go and the Reggae Rock & Soul Bar.
Latest announcement:
Cocoon announces
Obviously, the management of Cocoon won't give up after the flop and tries a fresh start 'soon'.
Top One closed down
On May 1st, Top One, a Tomboy Bar at the ailing Soho Square, remained closed once again.
Update (May 4th): The venue reopened today!
Top One reopened once again
Visiting this place seems to be a vabanque game:
Sometimes the bar is open - sometimes not...
Update (May 25th): The lights have been down again for a few nights.
Annabelle's closed down
On May 1st, Annabelle's A Go-Go Club, Windmill's 2nd branch on Walking Street, was in the dark, but Sugar Baby, the other branch, was still working.
Annabelle strips down:
Annabelle strips down
We keep you posted
Bad Girl Massage closed down
On May 1st, Bad Girl Massage, the successor of the failed Bad Girl A Go-Go Club remained closed. The venue is on the block.
No Comeback
Burger World, the venue that changed its name seven times within a few weeks, is on the block.
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Yes A Go-Go closed down
Yes A Go-Go
Yes A Go-Go
On May 1st, Yes A Go-Go remained in the dark. Its front door was locked with a chain...
Update (May 4th): The Management claims that the club reopens on May 15th in a refurbished room.
It did not happen, the construction people are still working - slowly.
Maybe the refurbished venue will open next month or next year.
We live in Pattaya and in this city we have to be patient ...
Nevertheless, we keep you posted
Addiction reopened
During the last week of April Addiction Club opened as a simple bar - we couldn't spot any Girls, not even Ladyboys....
Update (May 1st): Today, the venue was in the dark again.
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Lek's Classroom 2
Soi 7/Central Road
Indian Snack Bar
Pattaya 2nd Road
New Bar Complex
Soi Made in Thailand
Pig & Chicks
Soi Buakhaow
Boom Bar
Soi LK Metro
Lisa Bar
Soi LK Metro
Format changed :
Pattaya 2nd Road
Eden Club
Soi Diamond/Walking Street
La Mer Club
3rd Road
The Den Lounge
Soi Chaiyapoon
Imperial Hotel
Pattaya Beach Road
Chicken Wold
Soi Buakhaow
Maxim A Go-Go
Walking Street
Bypass A Go-Go
Walking Street
Burgerworld (Medina)
Walking Street
Important Information:
Rabies Infections
Prevent Rabies Infection
Bird Flu in Thailand
Outbreak kept under wraps
Rip-off in Thailand
National Parks Rip-off Tourists
Tap Water
Dirty and Stinky
Expensive Postal Services
You pay up to 100% more
Fat vs Sugar
Your Health is up to you
New Banknotes
Thailand launches new Banknotes
Pattaya City Free WiFi
It doesn't work!
Last month's Highlight:
Lam Morrison
Music keeps you young - not water splashing
For more information click April 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:
Fuji to stop making B&W Film and Photo Paper
Fuji recently announced on its Japanese Website that October 2018 will be the last time you can get your hands on Fuji's line of Black and White Films.
The company also announced that it is going to stop making B&W Photo Paper by the end of 2020.
Apple postponed production of new MacBook and iPhones
Our source in China reports that Apple informed its supply chain partners that mass production of its new notebook model, a new MacBook Air with a slim design and a Retina display, will not kick off until the second half of the year.
The unit price of the new MacBook will be between US$799 and US$899 to regain part of market shares held by Chromebooks.
Apple's new iPhones are also slated for volume production starting in the third quarter.
Because of weaker-than-expected sales of iPhones and MacBooks, Apple had to adjust its marketing strategies in accordance with changed market conditions.
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.
During Cooking, you destroy the Vitamins, but not the Calories
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