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October 2018
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Thailand's Dictator
I can do it,
you not!
On October 15th, Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha launched Facebook, Twitter and Instragram accounts to communicate more closly with the public, he claims.
In reality, the dictator's new tool is primarily created to give him a digital platform for his political campaign.
A few days before the relase of his new tools, his handpicked National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) eased its ban on parties engaging in political activities.
However, they are still prohibited from using digital platforms for political campaigns.
Once again, Thailand's Dictator takes an unfair advantage of the situation in the run-up to a possible general election.
Thailand's Dictator
Thailand under Dictatorship for the next 20 years
On October 13th, 2018, the National Legislative Assembly [NLA] of Thailand's ruling Military Junta published a 20-year National Strategy in the Royal Gazette.
It's a tool for Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his handpicked National Council for Peace and Order [NCPO] to get rid of an elected government in the future if it doesn't follow the rules enshrined in the 79-page strong document.
The paper covers six areas, namely national security, national competitiveness, human resources development, social equality, quality of life and the environment and development of state administrative systems.
Compliance with the paper will be monitored by the National Strategy Committee, which will inform the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) if it sees a non-compliance.
The NACC will then consider the case and if any agency is found guilty of malfeasance, its chief may face suspension from public offices or from position, expulsion or a jail term.
The new political system designed under junta-sponsored laws would render the election meaningless, leaving voters with the right to vote but unable to truly determine the country's leaders or public policies.
Declining Thailand
Expats let Dictators out in the Cold
Thailand as well as the Philippines dropped in HSBC's latest Expat Explorer survey.
Thailand ranks now 21st, down six places from a year ago, the Philippines slipped from rank 17th to 28th.
A total of 31 countries were examined during March and April of this year.
It's Thailand's fault, and the penalty for the empty promises made during the last four years by Thailand's Military Junta.
Recent trends also show that Chinese tourists prefer Japan over Thailand.
Moreover, Tourists are reporting a dramatic surge in harassment by Thai Police and scams by Taxi Drivers.
For the second time in less than four years*, Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha has assured Japan he will hold an election next year.
As during his first visite to Japan in 2015, the Dictator did not give a specific date.
*In 2015 Prayuth promised Mr Abe that Thailand will have an election in 2016.
In 2016 Prayuth promised the United Nations General Assembly that Thailand will have an election in 2017.
In 2017 Prayuth promised Donald Trump at the White House that Thailand will have an election in 2018.
In 2018 Prayuth promised Mr Abe that Thailand will have an election in 2019.
How can you ever trust this man?
Not providing running Water since 20 Years!
Since more than 20 years the Provincial Waterworks Authority do not providing running water to residents of Khopai Soi 11.
According to Sutat Nutchpan, the 'shocked' director of the office, the residents have to wait another year - at least - to get the water...
That's World Class Pattaya!
For additional information please read the report on Pattaya Mail.
No Tips Please
Big Joke orders:
No more Tips!
Maj-General Surachet Hakpal, the new head of Thai Immigration and known as Big Joke in the media, started implementing his tough anti-corruption campaign at immigration offices nationwide.
If you have to pay a visa fee, you have to pay 2'000 Baht now - and not the 2'300 Baht that had become the norm during the last decade(s).
Big Joke also vowed to go after all agents and their customers nationwide involved in procuring visa extensions with fake documents.
We wonder how some officials want to finance their lavish lifestyle in the future...
Thais' Retirement Insecurity
Thais' Retirement Insecurity
Prachatai English:
Thailand is now beginning to turn into an aging society and will gradually have greater number of retirees.
Most retirees will face small pension and (maybe) not free medical treatment.
The arrival of Chinese Tour Groups dropped by 50%
50% less
Because of safety worries in Phuket the arrival of Tour Groups from China dropped by 50%.
Sontaya Kunplome
Pattaya got new Mayor   Updated
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in his capacity as leader of the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), issued an order on September 25th to replace the current Mayor, Anan Charoenchasri, with Sontaya Kunplome.
Sontaya Kunplome is the older brother of Itthiphol Khunplome, who acted as the city's Mayor from 2006 until 2016.
Both are sons of the Godfather of Chonburi and are members of the Dictator's cabinet.
For additional Information please read:
Khaosod English
The Nation
Bangkok Post
The Godfather of Chonburi
The Legacy of Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome
On August 25th, 2017, Pattaya Mail reported that the Military Junta's very own Pattaya City Council called many of the projects initiated by Pattaya's former Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome (or Kunplome or Khunpleum) wasteful...
Bangkok Post:
Mr Sontaya's father, Somchai Khunpleum, had yet to pay about 100 million baht in compensation to Pattaya City in relation to a garbage dump site deal with the city.
Somchai was found guilty in 2005 of engineering the transformation of a forest reserve in tambon Khao Mai Kaew of Chon Buri into a private land plot that was sold to Pattaya City for 93 million baht to be used as a landfill site.
Pattaya Mayor was duty-bound to support the confiscation of Somchai's assets to pay the compensation.
The Nation:
New Pattaya Mayor promises to cover his father's debt...
Bangkok Post:
Sontaya has no role in probe of his father. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has downplayed growing worries over a conflict of interests that may put Sontaya Kunplome in trouble...
Pattaya Mail:
Government stresses appointment of Pattaya City Mayor benefits the Nation
Pattaya Mail:
Sonthaya rolls back clock in Pattaya mayor's office
Bangkok Post:
Sontaya lays out priorities for Pattaya, stressed the need for the city to quickly address water, environmental and traffic problems
Sontaya, the Public and we are watching you
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.
No News so far
No News are Good News
Affordable & Tasty Foods in Pattaya
Free WiFi along Pattaya Beach
Free WiFi on Pattaya Beach
Pol Maj Gen Pinit Maneerat, the Military Junta's spokesman for Pattaya, announced that the city has invested 24 million Baht* to install a free WiFi system along Pattaya Beach for the general public and tourists.
It's the third time City Hall announces a Free WiFi service during the last 10 years or so.
The last two times TOT Public Company Limited, a Thai state-owned telecommunications company, was responsible for the (failed) service.
This time City Hall claims that they made a 1-year contract with state enterprise CAT Telecom Plc.
According to Pol Maj Gen Pinit Maneerat CAT installed 24 hotspots along Pattaya Beach, from Dusit Thani to the Bali Hai pier area.
To use the Free WiFi users have to register with their personal details. In return they will get two hours of free access per day.
For its Thai citizens Pattaya City Hall published an instruction to register (automatically?) - but not for the City's real breadwinner - the tourists.
*A spokesman from City Hall corrected the press release and said that the City has to pay 14 million Baht/year for the 24 hotspots.
Immigration News
Important Notice
Since General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Military Junta launched their Coup d'état on May 22nd, 2014, Thailand's Visa ground rules are constantly changing. More over, not every consulate can issue all the different Visas. Some smaller consulates even display notices to the effect that non-immigrant visas are unavailable.
Our advice: Before booking your holidays please contact the Embassy in your country to obtain information about Thailand's latest regulation(s) and check the Chonburi Immigration Website or the website of Thailand's Immigration Police.
Beach Smoking Ban
Beach Smoking Ban
Beach Smoking Ban
Amazing Rules
Amazing Rules
No Deck Chairs on Beaches
No Deck Chairs allowed on Beaches
No Booze Sale on Beach
No Booze Sale on Beach
No Streetfood
No Streetfood
AirBnB illegal in Thailand
AirBnB illegal in Thailand for daily and weekly rentals
No Dogs on Beaches
No Dogs on Beaches
No Coconut Ghosts
No Coconut Ghosts on Pattaya Beach
Do not Kiss in Public
Do not Kiss in Public
Sex Toys are against Thai Law
Sex Toys are against Thai Law
Don't play Darts in Thailand
Don't play Darts
Don't play Cards in Thailand
Don't play Beidge in Thailand
Smoking Sisha is banned
Do not smoke Sisha
Three on a Bike not allowed
Three on Bike not allowed
Parking for Rental Bikes
Rental Bikes only
Tracking Tourists
Thailand starts Tracking Tourists
Particulates are welcome
Particulates welcome
Shake Hands with Officials
Shaking hands with Officials
Zero Waste Beaches
Zero Waste Beaches
Immigration Office
No Tips Please
Pattaya News Flash October 2018 - The Source
NightWalker\'s News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Welcome to our World Class Beach Resort
Nightlife and Shopping are still the strengths of Pattaya
Yes we trump
Donald Trump and Thaksin Shinawatra
But the ruling Military Junta says:
Please click into the picture for more cartoons from The Nation
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Rubbish from this world floats in the Gulf of Thailand
Spike from Pattaya Days about The rubbish Bay
Please click into Spike's picture to read his report with perfect pictures and biting comments.
Before settling down
Service shop
Before you are settling down in Thailand attend crash courses in maintenance of bicycles, motorbikes, cars and electric household appliances. Most people here do not know what they do or sell, they are not even interested in their work - but they know to use their phone(s)...
Thailand's Dictator adorns himself with borrowed plumes
Fake News
Thailand's Dictator canvasses with a fake train
Supporters of Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha placed banners in Chiang Rai showing Thailand's Dictator with a High Speed Train from Switzerland.
The text reads Thank you Prayut Chan-O-Cha for the new railway connecting Den Chai – Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong.
The train made by Stadler in Switzerland will never run on this line. The Swiss company has no connection with the Thai project.
Thailand's advertising agencies and some 'would-be Politicians' destroy the 'Good Image' of the country - nobody else
Nothing but promises
Nothing but promises
Announcements made by Pattaya City Hall are nothing else than empty promises
Since the Military Junta took over Pattaya City Hall on June 16th, 2016, they made a lot of promises:
  • On February 15th, 2016, Police announced an unlimited crackdown on parking vehicles in prohibited areas. Nothing changed
  • On February 15th, 2016, Police announced an unlimited crackdown on vehicles running in the wrong direction. Nothing changed
  • On February 15th, 2016, Police announced an unlimited crackdown on double row parking. Nothing changed
  • The Military Junta published mandatory tariffs for Motorcycle Taxis.
    We still have to pay 2 to 3 times the published fees
  • The Military Junta published the new 10 Baht tariff for the Bath Bus Taxis.
    Since then you have to pay 50 Baht/Person from Pattaya Bus Terminal to your room instead of the once published 20 Baht
  • The Military Junta ordered all Pattaya Taxis to use the built-in meters.
    Most driver still hesist to use the mandatory meter
  • The Military Junta introduced fixed Bus lines for all Baht Buses
    Most drivers ignored the ruling
  • The Military Junta banned all motorbikes, baht buses and other vehicles to pick up customers wherever they want. Moreover, they must stop in designated areas. Nothing changed
  • The Military Junta announced that Baht buses will be allowed to use one lane of the road only, to ease traffic congestion and must only stop at designated areas. Nothing changed
  • The Military Junta published a ban on all blaring vehicles at Pattaya's Beaches. Nothing changed
  • The Military Junta ordered that tourist boats have to use Bali Hai pier only
    There are still plenty of boats serving hordes of Chinese Tourists from Pattaya Beach Road
  • The Military Junta promised to remove all Motorcycle Taxis and Motorbike Rentals from public parking lots on Pattaya Beach Road.
    It just worked a few weeks...
  • The Baht Bus Co-operative and Pattaya Police announced that standing in a Baht Bus or on the back of a Baht Bus will be punished with 3'000 Baht.
    The new rule just worked a few days...
  • It's against the law to ride a motorcycle with more than 2 people, Police claims.
    But nobody cares...
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
Military Junta's Baht Bus routing flopped
Military Junta's Baht Bus routing flopped
On December 24th, 2016, our lovely Military Junta announced new rules for Pattaya's popular Baht Buses, including the Junta's so called Bus lines. Moreover Baht buses had to load and unload passengers at signposted Bus Stops only. The Junta also banned all kind of Baht Bus chartering.
As with many other new rules introduced by the Military Junta, e.g. cleaning Pattaya Beach Road's public parking lots from Motorcycles Taxi Mafia and Motorcycle Rental Services, the new regulation never worked.
Since September 1st, all Pattaya Baht Buses removed their Line signs. The Chaos is back.
Military Junta's new Bus Stops
Beware, the Military Junta prepares new Bus Stops along Jomtien Beach Road, Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya Second as well as Third Road and Naklua Road, mostly at places that nobody needs, not in front of Shopping Centers, large Hotels or Condominiums...
Military Junta's new Bus Stop
Military Junta's new Bus Stop
Military Junta's new Bus Stop
Military Junta's new Bus Stop
Failed attempt to launch a public bus in Pattaya
Old junk re-presented?
On Jomtien Second Road as well as on Thepprasit and Thappraya Roads you can still admire the pitiful remains of the last attempt by fomer Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome to launch a public bus service.
The attempt failed completely and was just another waste of taxpayers money.
Failed attempt to launch a public bus in Pattaya
Failed attempt to launch a public bus in Pattaya
Failed attempt to launch a public bus in Pattaya
Rain washes away 468 Million Baht
Rain washes away 468 Million Baht
Photo made on September 4th, 2018, at about 12:00
On September 3rd, the rain showed to everybody, even the most stupid 'experts', that not the global warming but Pattaya's uncontrolled floods as well as Itthiphol Kunplome's unqualified Beach Promenade are responsible for the erosion of Pattaya Beach.
While the old promenade prevented the water with a protective wall from flooding the beach, the new promenade miss such a prevention. The floods reaches the beach unhindered and flushes the sand back into the sea.
Rain washes away 468 Million Baht
Photo made on September 4th, 2018, at about 12:00
Storm floods Pattaya and destroys Beach again
Rain washes away 468 Million Baht
Photo made on September 13th, 2018, at about 15:00
Please read (and enjoy some photos)
Khaosod English (September 13th): Storm Floods Pattaya as Typhoon Bears Down
Pattaya Mail (September 14th): Heavy storm paralyzes Pattaya
Pattaya Mail (September 14th): Flooding imperils Pattaya Beach rebuild
Pattaya Mail (September 26th): September storm drowns Pattaya … again
Pattaya Mail (October 26th): Pattaya moves to protect rebuilt beach from storm damage
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
to remove the new Sand as fast as possible
Beach Drainage
Opposite Soi 2
Pattaya's clever Officials ordered the making of some more drainage canals on Pattaya Beach Promenade.
Beach Drainage
Opposite Soi 5
Look what will happen after every rainfall:
Beach Drainage
That's how the water removes the sand after every rainfall
Nothing learned?
Pattaya Mail: Unable to solve flooding crisis, Pattaya cuts holes in Beach Road promenade
Pattaya Mail: Pattaya Mayor goes back to drawing board to battle flooding
Pattaya Mail: Pattaya gives up on Jomtien flood control, demolishes footpath to vent water
Pattaya Mail: Mayor meets with neighbors to tackle Pattaya's flooding problem
Pattaya Mail: Sukhumvit flood trench dredged again
Pattaya Mail: Floating Market's neighbors still under water, more investigation ahead
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else.
We can do nothing
We can do nothing
Pattaya Officials say they can do nothing to prevent sewage from flowing directly into the sea.
For additional information please read Another black eye for Pattaya's sewer system, published by Pattaya Mail.
According to Insiders, City Hall doesn't do anything since 30 years!
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.
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
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September 29th until October 28th
Welcome to the OktoberFest at CentralFestival
Enjoy the 'Original Thai' Dirndl from Bramburi Restaurant Naklua
Welcome to the OktoberFest at CentralFestival
Welcome to the OktoberFest at CentralFestival
Welcome to the OktoberFest at CentralFestival
Welcome to the OktoberFest at CentralFestival
Foodie Market
On Jomtien's Second Road, a few meters only from its Soi Chaiyapruek junction, a very nice Foodie Market opened.
It's a modern style Food Court, as you know it from your Shopping Center, but open air.
Foodie Market sells Thai Food and is also popular among children.
The venue is very clean and affortable.
Foodie Market opens daily at 18:00 and closes at 23:00.
Give it a try!
Foodie Market
Closing hour now 23:00!
Foodie Market Jomtien
Foodie Market Jomtien
Foodie Market Jomtien
Poised to continue
Dong Yi Xiang
Dong Yi Xiang is the name of an all new Thai-Chinese Seafood Restaurant at the entrance to Soi 29/1, off Naklua Road. It replaces a failed Vietnamese Food Outlet.
Dong Yi Xiang
Das Backhaus wird zum Wirtshaus
The former Backhaus on Soi Photisarn, located a few meters only from the popular Photisarn Market, opened with a new owner as Das Wirtshaus.
Until the end of September, Das Wirtshaus was found on a Soi behind Big C Extra!, but closed down during the last month to open the German eatery in Soi Photisarn.
Das Wirtshaus was a creation of the late Gerhard Schmid, known for his authentic German cooking at the now closed Bei Gerhard Restaurant in Soi 31, off Naklua Road.
Poised to continue
Terminal21 is the City's utmost Airport Shopping Mall on Pattaya North Road.
For NightWalker's Pictures from the opening day please click here.
Update (October 22nd):   Updated
During the first three days there was a traffic chaos on the access roads, partly caused by the, at least in these days, unusable traffic routing on the site of the new shopping mall.
It seems the design of the outdoor parking area was made by an artist and not a (traffic) professional.
With wise foresight myLady parked her car at Tesco/Lotus and walked the few meters to the Terminal...
My friends from Japan also had a laugh:
They knew that the new mall should have a bunch of Japanese restaurants, so they went to the Tokyo level of the mall just to find out that many Nippon style restaurants are in San Francisco...
Japanese Restaurants are in San Francisco and not in Tokyo...
Terminal21 officially opens at 11:00 and closes at 23:00, but at Gate 5 you have 24 hour access to Foodland's supermarket and its restaurant.
For NightWalker's Pictures from the opening day please click here.
Istanbul Restaurant
The management of the popular Istanbul Kebab booths opened its first Restaurant serving Turkish specialities.
The new venue is locted on Pattaya Second Road, about 50 meters from South Road.
Basil Thai Kitchen
At Royal Garden Plaza Basil Thai Kitchen replaced the obviously failed Thai Express Restaurant.
Thai Express opened on April 1st, 2016, the now closed venue.
The Thai Express branch on Naklua Road remains unaffected, but has a new menu card with less inflated prices.
3rd Branch to open soon
Mr. Do It Yourself, known as Mr. D.I.Y., is a large retailer of cut-price household items from Malaysia.
The company runs more than 280 branches in Malaysia as well as a few dozens in Thailand.
In Pattaya, Mr. D.I.Y. currently runs a shop at Tukcom South Pattaya and a second one at Harbor Mall on Central Road.
A 3rd outlet will open soon on the second floor of Royal Garden Plaza.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Wine Connection
Wine Connection is set to open a Wine Shop and Restaurant soon at the beach front of Royal Garden Plaza.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Saras Vegan
Saras Vegan is set to open a Vegan Indian Food Restaurant soon at the beach front of Royal Garden Plaza.
We will keep you up-to-date.
New Disco Club
At the site of the former Muze Club, known as Soi AR, Soi Sukrudee, Soi Pattaya Klang 12 or Soi Phettrakul, Move by Muze - or simply Move - opened.
On June 12th, 2017, a blaze destroyed the Muze Club Pub at about 17:00.
We will keep you up-to-date.
We are the World
We are the World, a very popular Beer Bar located on Pattaya Beach Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8, closed down. The venue was known for its live music and its Lady Singers. They usualy not only had nice but also very powerful voices.
The end was already foreseeable when Tian and his family closed the no less famous Worldwide A Go-Go Club for health reasons on September 1st, 2016, and a few month later Burger King opened a branch in these rooms.
We were the World is now history - the end of another success story in Pattaya.
Isan Restaurant closed down
The cosy Isan Bistro on Soi New Plaza closed down. Another sign of missing Farangs in this city: No Farangs - Honey without Money...
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Oasis closed down
Since October 1st, The Oasis A Go-Go bar is closed because of some repairs, claims a banner next to the door.
Should the venue survive the procedure, you will read it here
Oasis closed down
OASIS reopened!
OASIS reopened
Oasis reopened its A Go-Go Bar on October 25th very quietly. They not even launched an opening party...
Le Petit Paris à louer
The building especially created at Tree Town to house Le Petit Paris is on the block, even before the venue opened.
Life in Pattaya is so fast, it overtakes itself.
If you are interested, please call 097-0145397.
A Restaurant in a Nut?
Sutus Court's Restaurant is called Nut. Nevertheless, it provides seatings for a few hungry - or at least thirsty - customers.
Impossible to ignore
The new Chunky Monkey Restaurant opposite Tree Town is taking shape.
It's impossible to ignore it.
Chunky Monkey serves the public
Chunky Monkey opened
Since October 17th Chunky Monkey is open to the public. It serves tasty English, Thai and European foods - but no chunk food!
Jolly's Hotel & Restaurant
Jolly's Hotel & Restaurant is on the Block
If you are interested please call 086-5073501
Poised to continue
The Cave
The Cave, a popular bar providing live music, is on the Block.
If you are interested please call 087-0377731 or 087-9398004
Poised to continue
GoldenEast replaces Lover's Lane
GoldenEast replaces Lover's Lane.
On the Block
The building of the former Jasmine Pub is on the block.
In addition to the lobby on the first floor, the building offers 18 bedrooms as well as 18 bathrooms.
If you are interested, please call 081-850-1612 or 081-892-0955 for further information.
Poised to continue
Bollywood returns to Bali Hai
On the second floor of the Happy Singh Restaurant, the management opened Club Bollywood.
The venue appeals to visitors from the Indian subcontinent and offers live mujra and other Indian dances.
Nhabann Fast Food
Nhabann Fast Food replaces the failed Pier Bar and former Daruma Sushi Bar at the Galaxy/Pier Building.
Nhaban: Thai for Home (of Fast Food).
Nhà bán: Vietnamese for House to sell. Nomen est omen...
We will keep you up-to-date about the next failure...
New A Go-Go Bar?
Located between Taboo and the Imli Grill Pattaya's Professionals are finishing an all new A Go-Go Bar, some people told me. It is scheduled to open during October.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Something new?
Hidden behind one of the many transformers of the Soi, workers removed an unused exchange booth to create something new.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Rock Street closed down
Rock Street, the live music bar run by the Blue Sky Group, closed down to integrate the former exchange booth to its left.
The bar opened during the last days of August 2016, but was destroyed by an exploding transformer on March 15th, 2017. The venue reopened on August 30th, 2017.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Partly Inactive
Rajah, an Indian Hip-Hop Club featuring Coyote Dancers from Russia, 'temporarily' closed down its dancing part on the second floor of the building.
The bar on the first floor remains open.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Update (October 21st): Rajah closed down
If the venue survives the procedure, you will read it here.
Poised to continue
Lassi's Beer Bar
Lassi's Beer Bar reopened. The venue closed down during the first week of June, 2018, without giving any reason.
Poised to continue
No News so far
We are collecting the latest news. Please come back in a few days.
Poised to continue
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Stinky but colorful
Police lead by example
With my Rolls Royce I can run Walking Street
The Legs of a Scooter are its Wheels
Be Awesome
They Judge You
They call it Art
You too?!
We take care of our Tourists, even the Pedestrians...
I like Airports
Home delivery
Garden seating in Switzerland
Garden seating in Switzerland. Sorry, we are a small country..
Pattaya News Flash formerly known as
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Movies in Pattaya
Major Cineplex Pattaya
The Avenue, 2nd Road
SF CentralMarina
2nd Road, North Pattaya
SFX Terminal21
Roundabout North Road
Soi 8, off Thepprasit Road
Seafood, 3rd Road
The Coffee Club
Pattaya Beach Road
Al dente
Soi 8, off Beach Road
Istanbul Mega Doner
South Pattaya
Secret Bar
Soi Yamato
Jai Ho
Soi Buakhaow
Soi Buakhaow
Indian Cuisine
Soi Buakhaow
2 Brothers
Soi Buakhaow
Nice Diner
Soi Buakhaow
Corner Soi Buakaow/Soi Lenkee
Tree Town Bars
Soi Buakhaow/Soi 9
Pook Plaza
Soi Buakhaow
Pump Station 5
Soi Buakhaow
The Tom 93
Soi Buakhaow
Beni's Coffee Bar
Soi Buakhaow Week Market
Soi LK Metro
New Rose
Soi BJ, off Walking Street
Rangela Omlette
Soi Diamond
Indian Disco, Soho Square
Deli Diner
South Pattaya
Gyo Gyo Gyo
Pattaya Beach Road
Soi Buakhaow
On the Block:
3rd Road
Top One
Soho Square
Irish Bar Beer
Soi 7, off Beach Road
3rd Road
Walking Street
Club Eden
Walking Street/Soi Diamond
Soho Square
Club 713
Soho Square
Last month's Highlight:
For more information click September 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
Chanel chooses London for global office
More Information
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:
Declining Orders from Apple
Declining Orders
Suppliers in the Apple supply chain report declining orders for Apple phones, our man in China reports.
Even Apple's volume of orders for December are still unclear.
It seems that Apple completely overpriced its new range of phones.
To gain marketshares, most Chinese Top Smartphone vendors launched Sub-Brands during the last year or so:
  • Coolpad: Great God
  • Gionee: Inui
  • Huawei: Honor
  • Oppo: Realme, OnePlus
  • Transsion Holdings: Infinix, Itel, Spice, Tecno
  • Xiaomi: Poco
  • ZTE: Nubia
Additional information:
Coolpad as well as Gionee face financial difficulties in China.
Huawei's Honor brand ranked the second largest smartphone brand in Russia, mainly do to its phenomenal performance.
Octavo Systems
Octavo Systems created the world's smallest ARM based computer system, measuring a mere 27 x 27 mm.
It's a complete System-in-Package and integrates everything that is needed to build an embedded processing system.
The Comeback of Ektachrome
On October 1st, 2018, Kodak relaunched its iconic Ektachrome Filme line.
The new KODAK EKTACHROME will be available in rolls of 36 for 35mm still cameras and films for the Super 8 format. 16mm films will be released later in the year.
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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.
Windows 10 is not an operating system but an imposition
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