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September 2018
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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 today 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...
Getting Sick at Airports
Getting Sick at Airports
Security trays, passport-checking counters, staircase rails and children’s play areas at airports carry more viruses than toilet surfaces, Pandemic experts claims.
For additional information please read the shocking report published by The Guardian.
Bangkok Post: No one likes to see the coup makers on television
Who tells the True?
Nida Poll, Thailand's National Institute of Development Administration, asked 1'291 people aged 18 and over on the Dictator's premiership.
According to NIDA, the majority of respondents are giving PM Prayut Chan-o-cha good poll numbers for his administration's performance over the past three years following the 2014 coup.
Deputy PM Prawit 'the Watchman' Wongsuwan was also named the most impressive Cabinet member in the same survey.
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha received a high approval rating of 81 per cent for his leadership and ideology while 82 per cent of respondents were impressed by his decisiveness.
But according to Bangkok Post, almost no one wants to see the coup makers on TV.
At 18:00 every day for the past four years, the hands clutching the remote have reached for the only possible button: OFF.
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.
Clean up the Beach for Gays?
Yesterday our lovely Police captured every person at the Pattaya Beach Promenade who looked anything like a woman.
An angry Tourist from Germany claimed that Pattaya Police were obviously cleaning up the Beach for Gays...
Please read too:
The Nation: 45 Ladyboys arrested on Pattaya Beach
The Nation: Hong Kong Tourist slams Pattaya Police after alleged Ladyboy theft
All New Mouthburi Pub
One Incident,
four Stories
On Saturday night, on my way back home, I just saw the arrival of the Police, the Ambulance and the subsequent evacuation of the All New Mouthburi Pub on Pattaya 3rd Road.
Motorcycle Taxi drivers told me, that there was a gun fight at the venue.
The pub is a popular meeting place for Thai people.
Here are the reports:
  • Khaosod English
    iPhone Takes Bullet For Cop in Pattaya Gun Battle
  • Pattaya One
    Police and mafia boss in gun duel at Pattaya nightspot
  • Thai Residents
    Policeman, Mafia boss in shootout at Pattaya bar
  • Pattaya Mail
    (September 28th)
    Prachin Buri cop, Naklua gangster charged in Pattaya restaurant shootout
The pub is closed now, but there are a few similar venues in the neighborhood, where revellers can 'celebrate' their 'birthdays'.
It is a big mistake to believe that Security People could prevent people from entering a place with weapons.
No Security Guard can stop armed Gangsters or Police Officers from entering a pub or a bar.
He would risk his own life.
Armed "off-duty" cops are as dangerous as gangsters.
How Police work
  • Prachatai
    DIY Policing
  • Khaosod English
    10 arrested for sharing Koh Tao news, Lawyer says
  • Khaosod English
    Police to Arrest 12 for Sharing Posts on Koh Tao Rape
  • The Nation
    Alleged Koh Tao rape victim in her first interview accuses police of suppressing truth
  • Thai PBS
    Alleged rape victim warns tourists to stay away from Koh Tao
  • Thai PBS
    British Embassy agrees to Thai police’s request to question alleged Koh Tao rape victim in UK
  • The Thaiger
    Thai police head to the UK to interview the alleged Koh Tao rape victim
  • Bangkok Post
    Bangkok police shut down journalists' panel on Rohingya
  • Prachatai
    2 women arrested over pro-republic t-shirts
  • Khaosod English
    3 more arrested over black T-Shirts, Lawyer says
  • Bangkok Post
    CSD charges 'traitorous' T-shirt seller
  • Khaosod English
    Opinion: Thai Federation and the Limits of Free Expression
  • Khaosod English
    Citing National Security, Cops Cancel Bangkok Punk Show
  • Khaosod English
    United Nations named Thailand among 38 shameful nations
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.
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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
Pattaya News Flash September 2018 - The Source
NightWalker\'s News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Welcome to our World Class Beach Resort
Enjoy our empty Beaches in Naklua, Pattaya and Jomtien
Pattaya Beach on Saturday, September 1st, 2018
Pattaya Beach on Saturday, September 1st, 2018
September 29th until October 28th
Welcome to the OktoberFest at CentralFestival
Enjoy the 'Original Thai' Dirndl from Bramburi Restaurant Naklua
New Theme Park set to open
The Legend Siam
A new Theme Park called The Legend Siam is set to open at the end of this year on Sukhumvit Road in Na Jomtien near Bang Sa-Ray in the neighborhood of the well-known Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark.
The Legend Siam
Please click into the pictures for additional information!
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
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Military Junta installs Radar Traps all over Pattaya
Radar Traps on Pattaya Beach Road / Central Road
Radar Traps on Pattaya Beach Road / Central Road
Pattaya's Military Junta installed Radar Traps on Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya North Road, Naklua Road and on Sukhumvit.
The aim is to reduce accidents by drivers ignoring red lights.
The problem is, that the most dangerous intersections - North Road/3rd Road, Central Road/3rd Road and South Road/3rd Road - are not monitored.
Another problem is, that many drivers are undetectable. In full contrast to the almost perfect tracking of tourists and expats by Thailand's Immigration Offices, Thailand's Government has no idea where its native population is currently living.
The country miss any kind of resident registration system...
Radar Traps on Pattaya North Road / Soi Phetrakun
Radar Traps on Pattaya North Road / Soi Phetrakun
Radar Traps on Pattaya Naklua Road / Soi Photisarn
Radar Traps on Pattaya Naklua Road / Soi Photisarn
You can not trust Tripadvisor or Yelp
That's why you should not trust Tripadvisor or Yelp
Many Reviews are faked
Online reviews are a mess. Nevertheless, they're still the first stop for consumers looking to buy some goods or services.
During the last few years, plenty of companies have been found to be manipulating reviews.
People around the world are making their living by writing (fake) reviews for Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Cars, Cosmetics and even Clothes.
Oobah Butler, a London based writer and a former fake review writer, even managed to catapult a non existing restaurant to the #1 spot on TripAdvisor.
Before you read the next review, think about: Why do you read almost daily positive news about APPLE and why does the whole press tries to make Donald Trump an idiot of a nation?
Bertolt Brecht:
Who does not know the truth, is simply a fool,
yet who knows the truth and calls it a lie, is a criminal

Stop eating 'Low Fat' or '0% Fat' Yoghurts!
Stop buying and eating 'Low Fat' or '0% Fat' Yoghurts!
Stop buying and eating 'Low Fat' or '0% Fat' Yoghurts!
You may reach for the low-fat or nonfat Yoghurts thinking it's healthy, but it could actually be packed with sugar. One serving of low-fat Yoghurts can contain as many as 30 grams of sugar. Whether declared on the list of ingredients as cane sugar, corn syrup or fructose, it is sugar.
Full-fat Yoghurts tend to have less sugar than low-fat Yoghurts - simply because they don't need it, they already taste great.
Recent research has shown that the low-fat craze was misguided.
Studies show that plain Yoghurts may help with weight loss and improve body composition, in part by increasing levels of the fullness hormones GLP-1 and PYY. Nonfat and low-fat Yoghurts contain minimal conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), another compound found in dairy fat that may cause fat loss.
In Thailand the shelves are full of low-fat or nonfat Yoghurts. Stop buying them!
Bertolt Brecht:
Who does not know the truth, is simply a fool,
yet who knows the truth and calls it a lie, is a criminal

Landlords ignore new regulations but nobody cares
Landlords ignore new regulations but nobody cares
Landlords ignore new regulations since May 1st, 2018
On February 16th, 2018, Thailand's Office of the Consumers' Protection Board announced a new regulation in the Royal Gazette.
The regulation says that
Landlords are barred from collecting more than one month's rent in advance
Owners of condominiums and houses renting more than five rooms to individual tenants are prohibited from collecting electricity fees or water charges exceeding those of the state utility
Tenants are allowed to terminate the lease agreement prior to the contract expiry, on condition they give a month's notice
Owners are not allowed confiscating or moving the tenant's personal belongings even if he or she has not paid the rent or related service fees
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
No Space for Pedestrians
No Space for Pedestrians
No Space for Pedestrians
In this country obviously Police and Military come first, before anybody else. As the pictures show, these organisations have no regard for children and handicapped people. There is almost no space for buggies and wheelchairs.
No Space for Pedestrians
No Space for Pedestrians
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
Illegal Drug Sales at Soi Buakhaow Week Market
Illegal Drug Sales at Soi Buakhaow Week Market
Illegal Drug Sales at Soi Buakhaow Week Market
Since many months three to four people try to sell (fake?) Kamagra, Cialis and Viagra erectile dysfunction drugs to visitors of Soi Buakhaow's popular week market, mostly in front of Hornet House.
Obviously our lovely Police close their eyes..
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Illegal Street crossing costs up to 1'000 Baht!
Cross the Road illegaly
Cross the Road illegaly
A new campaign informs pedestrians that crossing the street is illegal if drivers do not stop their vehicles.
That's true even for zebra crossings.
It is illegal to urge a driver - e.g. by waving your hand - to stop his vehicle.
Moreover, it is illegal to cross the street at a pedrestian light, even if the light shows 'red' during 24 hours...
In this World Class City, zebra crossings are just Street Art, nothing else.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Pattaya Police apparently supports new use for pedestrian crossings
Pattaya Police apparently supports new use for pedestrian crossings
Pattaya Police apparently supports new use for pedestrian crossings
We made this pictures on Pattaya Beach Road, a few meters only to the left and to the right of a manned Police booth...
Pattaya Police apparently supports new use for pedestrian crossings
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
'Supersale' Scam at Harbor Mall and Tukcom
'Supersale' Scam at Harbor Mall and Tukcom
Almost every month the management of Tukcom and Harbor Mall is launching a SuperSale campaign.
Banners and ads on internet announce 'discounted' products.
In the banner pictured above, the venues claimed to sell the latest Huawei Y7 PRO 2018 smartphone for 3'888 Baht instead of the usual 4'990 Baht.
The surprise comes, when you try to buy the phone at the announced day: The organizer does not ask the announced price of 3'888 Baht but 4'088 Baht, moreover, before you can get your phone you have to buy goods for 150 Baht at least at a participating shop.
The procedure happens every month with all announced products.
In most Western countries luring customers with false promises is illegal, but in Thailand one of the first thing students have to learn is that complaining is not appropriate in this country and that you have to accept every sh*t a higher-ranking person or institution tells.
'Supersale' Scam at Harbor Mall and Tukcom
Not 3'888 Baht as announced but 4'238 Baht at least
The good thing: Almost 30% of the available space at Tukcom and Harbor Mall is unused. Obviously, many customers are ignoring this outlets.
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.
Roaches populate Pattaya Beaches
During the last few months cockroaches have joined the rats on Pattaya's World Class Beaches.
As usual, our lovely Officials blame the tourists to cause the plague:
On July 13th, Kanrapa Mukdasanit of the Disease Control Department blamed the city's tourists as well as its locals for the insect scourge. They do not dispose their food, trash and other waste correctly, the 'well educated' Official claimed.
Obviously he never visited the beaches:
The cockroaches are nesting and swarming around Pattaya's putrid beach outflow pipes. Pattaya City Hall has to be blamed for the cockroache invasion, not the city's tourists. City Hall itself spilles the unthreated sewage into the sea.
Update (September 21st):
Pattaya Mail: 27 rats caught on Pattaya Beach
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
Warning (Rebroadcast)
Standing in a Baht Bus or on the back of a Baht Bus will cost you 3'000 Baht!
Standing on the back of a Baht Buss costs 3'000 Baht!
Sutab Sukuojai, the new chairman of the Pattaya Baht Bus Co-operative, announced that standing in a Baht Bus or on the back of a Baht Bus will be punished with 3'000 Baht.
According to reports, our lovely Police already urged several tourists to pay the 3'000 Baht fine.
Pedestrians are fair game on Pattaya Beach Promenade
released for discharge
Released for discharge
As almost every year, City Hall run a open air cinema on Pattaya's Beach Promenade, and as every year the pedestrian had to walk on the fast track of Pattaya Beach Road.
Obviously Pattaya's 'highly educated' Officials will never understand that a Promenade is made for walking...
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya
Please Click for Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for Mike Baird's Original.
Emergency Room
Midnight Pattaya
During 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.
Most of the buildings are still empty and an eyesore on Walking Street.
Soho Square on the block
A large LED display at the entrance to the still ailing Soho Square tells that the Soho Square Complex is on the block.
CoCoon still closed
CoCoon at the entrance to Soho Square opened on December 23rd, 2017, as a we do it all nightclub, a concept that usually doesn't work in Pattaya.
Therefore it was no surprise when the club closed down on April 31st, 2018.
Since then large banners claim Closed for Renovation, but nobody in the neighbourhood could spot some working people in the building during the last few months.
Should a patient survives our emergency room, you will read it here.
Poised to continue
Imagine opened
During the last few days of August, Imagine, Pattaya's latest Entertainment temple opened for our Asian (read Chinese) Tourists on Soi 8, off Thepprasit Road.
Poised to continue
Thai Dirndl
Bramburi Restaurant in Soi 12 started the new season with its weekly Frühschoppen with German Live Music, German Food, German Gemütlichkeit and most of its staff in Dirndl outfits.
If you missed it, join the fun next Sunday. The Frühschoppen starts at 11:00.
Poised to continue
Terminal 21
Terminal 21, the new Mega Shopping Center in North Pattaya, is scheduled to open on October 19th, 2018.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poseidon BBQ
On Pattaya 3rd Road, opposite the Korat Bus Terminal, Poseidon opened a Seafood BBQ Restaurant. They serve the popular Thai Crayfish, some kind of fresh water lobsters, too.
Thai Marché
Thai Marché, an upper class restaurant on Pattaya 2nd Road managed by Tiffany's, is set to open soon opposite Terminal 21 and Drinking Street.
Tiffany's Showcase itself gets a facelift:
Thai Marché
Coffee Club at Mike Shopping Mall
Coffee Club's new outlet in front of Mike Shopping Mall
After Starbucks, Amazon, Southern Coffee and some smaller ones installed Coffee Bars all over Pattaya, Coffee Club rolled up the sleeves and opened two new outlets, one in front of the Markland Condo & Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road and another one at the beach front entrance to Mike Shopping Mall, in the room of the failed Frank Clothing outlet.
Who do you think's gonna open the first coffee outlet on Walking Street?
New Osteria in Soi 8
Al dente, an Osteria Ristorante, opened in Soi 8 to the right of the currently closed Silver Star A Go-Go.
The venue offers Pasta and Pizza in a very nice environment as well as on a small terrasse. Prices start at 250 Baht/meal, excluding drinks.
New Osteria in Soi 8
Deli Diner reopened
Deli Diner reopened
Deli Diner, a small but cozy restaurant, is serving tasty foods on one of City Halls many no name streets. The Soi without name is located off South Road, to the right of Tukcom. Easy to find.
The venue closed down during April 2018 because of Pattaya's very low season.
The eatery is recommended among other fine restaurants by Cartoonman and NightWalker at Affordable & Tasty Foods.
Turkish Doner
New Mega Doner located to the right of Tukcom South Pattaya
Mega Doner
To the left of Deli Diner Pattaya's Istanbul Kebab chain opened a Mega Doner outlet.
Turkish Doner
Corner 2nd Road/South Road
Turkish Doner
Walking Street
Turkish Doner
Avenue, 2nd Road, Pattaya
The Captain's Bar
The Captain's Bar
Giant Yorkshire Pudding on Soi Honey
Michael J. Baird, our Cartoonist, recommends a Giant Yorkshire Pudding with Sausages, Onions and Gravy at The Captain's Bar in Soi Honey (Soi 11, connecting 2nd Road with Soi Buakhaow) for 130 Baht.
The management publishes Daily Specials in front of the Restaurant.
Please check Affordable & Tasty Foods for some other places.
Secret Bar replaces Puying
Secret Bar replaced the former Puying A Go-Go Club on Soi Yamato.
It's not a real secret place, it's announced by a large sign...
Irish Bar Beer closed down
Irish Bar Beer closed down
On Soi 7, off Pattaya Beach Road, the Irish Bar Beer, a neighbor of the Heaven's Door Bar, closed down. Pattaya's 'Professionals' are already working on something new.
We will keep you up-to-date.
K Mai Steak 2 closed down
K Mai Steak, a Thai Steak outlet on Pattaya 3rd Road, closed down its K Mai Steak 2 restaurant at 3rd Road's entrance to Big C extra!.
K Mai's Steak Restaurant opposite 3rd Road's Korat Bus Terminal is not affected by the closure.
Japanese Steak outlet closed down
Eden, a Stesk and Burger Restaurant on Pattaya 3rd Road, managed by a Japanese owned company, closed down.
Circus closed down
Circus, the Party Bar on Pattaya 3rd Road, closed down and is on the block.
Beautiful Japanese Restaurant closed down
Gyo Gyo Gyo, located on Pattaya Beach Road, closed down.
The venue opened during the last week of April 2018.
In some of the rooms an 'Asia Herb Association' already opened a Massage Parlour! What else?
Beautiful Japanese Restaurant closed down
Update (September 4th):
Gyo Gyo Gyo reopened on September 3rd in a reduced environment on the 2nd and the 3rd floor of the building.
Poised to continue
From Soi 15 up to Soi Buakhaow Week Market, a few new but small restaurants opened during the first two weeks of this month.
Jai Ho Bar & Restaurant
To the right of 2 Brothers Restaurant opened Jai Ho an Indian Bar and Restaurant.
It's one of this we do it all kind of venues - perhaps it works with customers from the Indian Subcontinent.
Pranee's Restaurant
Pranee's Restaurant opened in the rooms of the former Chicken World.
The new restaurant claims to serve Thai-Englsih Food. A novelty for Pattaya.
The venue also runs a small hotel at the same address and displays some simple jewelry at its entrance.
Pranee's Restaurant
Indian Cuisine
To the right of Pranee's Restaurant an Indian Restaurant opened called Indian Cuisine - what else?
Beside Indian Food, the venue provides Hotel, Tour and Car bookings
Two Brothers without Name
Near Soi Buakaow's Week Market this cozy Thai Restaurant opened.
It's currently without name, but the very nice Service Girl told me that it (probably) will be called Two Brothers
Update (September 15th):   Updated
It's official, the venue's name is 2 Brothers.
Nice Diner
Nice Diner celebrated its Soft Opening on September 7th.
The new, small but cozy restaurant serves tasty Breakfasts, Burgers, French Fries and a few Wraps.
It is located a few meters only from the still not finished new Holiday Inn Express Hotel.
Belgian Fries and Snacks
In the corner of Soi Buakaow/Soi Lenkee FritKot opened to sell Belgian fries and fricandelle as well as beef, shrimps and cheese croquettes and even 'Berlin Currywurst', 'Original Frankurt Hot-Dogs' and 'Cervelas'.
If you need a snack, try it!
New Bars
Tree Town, located on Soi Buakhaow, is installing a bunch of bars at Soi 9 (sometimes also referred to as Soi Skaw Beach).
Since the opening of Tree Town, Soi 9 connects (again) Soi Buakhaow with Pattaya Second Road.
Pook Plaza
During the last week of August, the first bar already opened at Pook Plaza.
Pook Plaza is located opposite Sugar Sugar Club A Go-Go in a building formerly known as Patcharat Hotel.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Pump Station
To the right of Pook Plaza The Pump Station 5 opened in the rooms of a former Mini Mart.
The Tom 93
The Tom 93 opened in the rooms of a former karaoke bar.
Beni's Coffee Bar
Beni's Coffee Bar replaced Kokette's Rotisserie on Soi Buakhaow's week market in South Pattaya.
Beni's Coffee Bar
A Chunky Monkey will rise out of the Fire
Work is on the way to transform the former Fire & Ice Bar into the home of Chunky Monkey's new Restaurant.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Surprise, Surprise - Surprise in the dark
Surprise, an 'upper class' Bar located opposite the Asia BackPackers Hostel, closed down.
The walk on the wild side lasted only about 6 months. The venue opened on March 2nd, 2018.
Update (September 19th): What a surprise, the club reopened after some minor refurbishments.
Poised to continue
More Champagne for the same price
Champagne A Go-Go, the No #1 Party Bar on Soi LK Metro, incorporated the former Champagne Coyote Club.
Many people, including our Cartoonman, claim that the new Champagne A Go-Go is currently the Best A Go-Go Club in Town:
Full of Stunners - 75 Baht a Draft Beer and Free Pizza Slices on Tuesdays.
Kink Nightclub
KINK is Soi LK Metro's latest Nightclub. It celebrated its Grand Opening Party on September 8th.
KINK is the successor of the failed Gold A Go-Go Club.
Poised to continue
Kelaya 66
On September 19th the all new Kelaya 66 Bar opened in the rooms of the former Mandarin A Go-Go Club with a big party and a tasty buffet.
Poised to continue
Boom Boom Sushi Room
In the room of the failed Burger World outlet a restaurant will open soon, possibly with a funny name: Boom Boom Sushi Room.
New A Go-Go Bar on Soi BJ
On Soi BJ, to the right of Wildcat A Go-Go, another small A Go-Go Bar opened. It's called New Rose.
Part of Tony's Bar Complex on the Block
A Part of Tony's Bar Complex is on the Block.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Indian Dance Bar closed
Since September 28th, Topaz, an Indian Belly Dance Club, is closed. The Bar opened on December 11th, 2017.
Closed for Renovation
Since September 29th, a banner on the door tells customers that the venue closed for 'update'.
Should the venue survive the procedure, you will read it here.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Topaz: Update Shutdown
Eden closed down once more
On September 27th, Club Eden closed down its door once again. The venue was opened as a Karaoke Club on 13 August 2018 after the club was unable to win customers as a Go-Go Bar.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Pheromone closed down
Pheromone Club A Go-Go closed down.
Update (September 21st):   Updated
The landlord closed the venue because the agreed rent was not paid, at least that's what the landlord's writing on the door says.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Egg Center opens
Rangela Omlette is the name of a Surati Egg Center in Soi Diamond.
A popular adage in India says the truly lucky eat in Surat and die in Kashi. Let's hope you will survive Pattaya at least.
Poised to continue
From Iran to India?
The entrance to Irany, the Persian Disco, got a new sign that announces an Indian Disco called Masti.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Something New?
Here, too, workers are to be seen almost every day...
We will keep you up-to-date.
No Comeback for CoCoon?
The large Closed for Renovation banners at the building have disappeared and with them the hope of a comeback.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Tom Boy Bar on the block
The failed Top One A Go-Go Club is on the block now.
We will keep you up-to-date.
No more Sandwiches
Subway, the sandwich outlet located behind Walking Street's successful McDonald's closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
No more HipHop
Club 713, a HipHop and R&B Disco club on the first floor of the building, closed down too.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Please Click for Mike Baird's Cartoons
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e-bike in Pattaya
You know me know
You know me know
I do not need Hitler, I need Money
Lock Up Your Daughters
Ready or not, here I come
Stay with me
Our Elevator loves you
Tinglish: Turkish Bhat
Pay with Turkish Bhat on Walking Street?!
Durian Lover
Durian - the King of the Fruits
I love my ATM
Forth Ape
Samlor Parking in Switzerland
Samlor Parking in Switzerland
Pattaya News Flash formerly known as
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Cha Cha Cha
Hostel, Soi 1, Pattaya
Fubar II
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Lust Bar
Soi 6, Pattaya
Pho Herb
Walking Street, Pattaya
Hidden A Go-Go
Walking Street, Pattaya
Eden Karaoke & Lounge
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, Pattaya
Bubpha Bar
Soi 7, Pattaya
Dolls A Go-Go
Soi 6, Pattaya
Bypass A Go-Go
Walking Street, Pattaya
Mandarin A Go-Go
Walking Street, Pattaya
On the Block:
Smiler's Bar
Soi 8, Pattaya
Buondi'Italia Da Noong
Thappraya Road, Pattaya
Living Dolls 1 A Go-Go
Walking Street, Pattaya
Club Twenty-eight
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, Pattaya
La Taverna
Thappraya Road, Jomtien
Domino's Pizza
Naklua Road, Naklua
Domino's Pizza
Soi Noen Plubwan, Pattaya
Sabai Empress
Hotel, Second Road, Pattaya
MC Burger
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Wow Bar
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Pier Bar
Walking Street, Pattaya
Eden Club A Go-Go
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, Pattaya
Last month's Highlight:
For more information click August 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
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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
Dr Beat Richner, the founder of the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals, has died on September 9th, 2018, at the age of 71.
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:
8K TV Sets are coming
Samsung and LG unveiled 8K TVs with AI, IOT applications at IFA 2018 (International Funk Ausstellung, Berlin [Germany]).
Samsung presented 65-, 75-, 82- and 85-inch QLED TVs in 8K technology during the annual trade fair from August 31 until September 5.
LG highlighted an 88-inch 8K OLED TV featuring a resolution of 7'680 by 4'320 pixels.
AUO (AU Optronics) already showcased an 85-inch 8K4K bezel-less LCD TV display at Touch Taiwan 2018, which happened from August 29th until August 31st.
Last month we already reported that 4K TV Sets are an old hat and that the prices of this technology will go into free fall!
Kodak Bullseye 1896
High-Tech in 1896
Spike from Pattaya Days shows the latest pictures shot by his Kodak Bullseye Camera made in 1896.
High-Tech in 2018
Spike from Pattaya Days reports how the Professionals at Mitsubishi blow up an expensive dashcam.
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.
In Buddhism, Ghost Stories are a proven Tool to keep Believers in line...
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