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Resistant Malaria Virus hits Thailand
Scientists warn that strains of malaria resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northeastern Thailand.
The Scientists discovered that the strain had spread aggressively, replacing local malaria parasites.
Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites which are carried by mosquitoes and spread through their blood-sucking bites.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) almost 220 million people were infected with malaria in 2017.
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Ittipol Khunpluem
How Life goes
Former Mayor of Pattaya, Ittipol Khunpluem, takes over the Office of Minister of Culture in the new Thai government, which is still headed by the Country's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha.
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...
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Organized crime outpaces authorities
Organized crime outpaces authorities
Thanks to rampant corruption, weak law enforcement and lax border controls, organized crime outpaces authorities in Southeast Asia, a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says.
Transnational crime syndicates generate profit of tens of billions of dollars each year from a rising trade in drugs, counterfeit goods and medicines, people-smuggling, and trafficking of wildlife and timber.
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No Justice
for the Poor?
A high society woman who killed nine people and injured four others in a 2010 tollway crash has stalled the court ordered payment of 19.8 million Baht.
The victims had not received a single Baht in compensation over the past nine years...
After an interview with several relatives from Thairatt TV got viral Gen Vitch Thephasadin na Ayudhya, a former member of the National Council for Peace and Order asked public not to generalise. This case is an individual one. It is unfair if society vilifies her family name, he said.
It's not!
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During the last 16 years Pattaya Mail had been publishing Mike Baird's cartoons every week. On June 28th they printed his LAST Cartoon. They are having to Cut Back. Therefore our Cartoonman is looking for new challenges and new ideas.
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Fake Numbers?
Thai Tourism
Thailand’s tourism industry in stormy weather?
According to the Entertainment & Tourism Association of Pattaya City the number of travellers in Pattaya during this low season has fallen by 20-30% from the same period last year as has the number of Chinese tourists. The association blames the strong Baht for the decline.
The Thai Hotel Association claims that tourism in Phuket is going down the pan. They blame a sluggish world economy.
Official figures from the Ministry of Tourism and Sport shows a slight rise year on year for all tourist arrivals from January to June - up 0.7%. Anccording Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sport even revenue from the tourists is up by 0.3% to 1.01 million million Baht. But the Thai Airports Department reports that at its 28 airports the traffic dropped by 1%...
To help the big hotel chains increase their room occupacy, Thailand's Dictator has declared war on the so-called illegal hotels. He ignores the worldwide trend towards smaller, more personal hotels. Obviously, in the eyes of the dictator, only large hotel chains can offer security to the guest. In Pattaya almost 90% are so-called illegal hotels and the number is likely to be valid for the rest of the country.
If Thailand's Dictator prevails, you will have to pay significantly higher prices for the rooms, but with the same lousy service!
In our opinion, the above-mentioned arguments for a decrease in the number of tourists are all wrong
Ordinary tourists choose their holiday destination with the help of catalogues, travel reports from friends and the Internet, they do not compare the exchange rates of the individual countries, only expats may do this.
Also the argument of the sluggish economy is wrong. According to unanimous reports, international tourism is breaking all records this year.
The problem is homemade:
The land of smiles became the land of greed and the open hand.
Reports about dishonest taxi and tuk-tuk drivers make a stay in Thailand anything but desirable and the constantly changing regulations of the immigration authorities as well as the horrible traffic and the dirty air and beaches do the rest to keep tourists away from Thailand.
Moreover, tourists worldwide loathe Thailand's officially-arranged and promoted dual-price system. It shows to everybody that Thailand's Government is looking at tourists as cash cows only.
For additional information please read:
  • Bangkok Post: Strong Baht deals blow to Pattaya travel
  • The Thaiger: Phuket tourism down up to 30%
  • The Thaiger: European and Chinese tourists avoiding Pattaya, Indians on the rise
  • The Thaiger: Number of passengers and flights drop slightly at 28 secondary Thai airports
  • The Thaiger: Myth: Strong Baht deterring western tourists to Thailand
  • The Phuket News: Strong Baht deals blow to Pattaya tourism
  • The Phuket News: Phuket tourism accommodation pipeline spikes with 55 new hotels under development
  • thaivisa News: Big spending Indians keeping Thai tourism afloat
  • thaivisa News: Stronger Baht not keeping tourists away
  • thaivisa News: Tourism on the ground in Pattaya is much worse than the figures suggest. The outlook is terrible
  • thaivisa News: Thailand’s tourism minister has blamed a surge in the baht for sapping tourist arrivals
  • Bangkok Post: It's time to tackle tourist scammers
  • thaivisa News: Tourism on the ground in Pattaya is much worse than the figures suggest. The outlook is terrible
  • Thai Examiner: Thailand’s tourism industry finds itself in stormy weather as a falloff in visitors spooks trade
  • Bloomberg: World-Beating Currency Is a Big, Big Headache for Thailand's Tourism
  • The Nation: Thailand has attracted as many as 21.08 million tourists in the first half of this year, marking a 0.81 per cent growth year on year, says outgoing Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat
  • The Nation: Tourists’ safety my priority, says new Minister and adds that we will try to invite tourists from countries with strong economies to visit Thailand
  • Pattaya Mail: PBTA gets update on illegal hotels in Pattaya
  • The Guardian: Global tourism hits record highs
Thai Tourism
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We have been questioning the figures published for many years
The Myth of Thailand's Healthy Cuisine
Unhealthy Food
Be aware of contaminated Vegetables
The myth of Thailand's healthy cuisine has once again been dampened by the publication of new research results on Thai vegetables and fruits.
The Thailand Pesticide Alert Network (Thai-PAN) recently published the results of a test of 286 samples of vegetables they colletcted with the help of Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA), provincial health officials, Tambon health workers, members of national farmer council, consumers’ association and civil society.
Food samples were collected from fresh markets and departement stores in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Yasothorn, Srakaew, Chanthaburi, Ratchaburi and Songkhla and included 15 types of vegetables and nine types of fruit commonly consumed by the public.
The analysis were made by ISO-17025 certified laboratories in the United Kingdom.
The result is shocking as they found that 41% of the samples were contaminated with chemical pesticides, Ms. Prokchol Ousap, the coordinator from Thai-PAN, said and added that fresh fruit and vegetables on the shelves of large department stores were more contaminated than those sold in local fresh markets.
The laboratories also found that products that are labeled as meeting GAP and GMP standards are safer as 'only' 26% were found to be contaminated.
In other words:
A BIO label does not guarantee a BIO product.
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Waterfront in a new edition?
Landmark Bali Hai
Landmark Bali Hai
Announcement of the new Bali Hai Landmark
Since a few month we are waiting for the announced opening of a sales office at Royal Garden Plaza from a company called One Global Corporation (OGC). The entrepreneur(s) claim to built an iconic Landmark on Bali Hai Bay and promise a new perspective of life.
the announcement reminded us of another, now abandoned building on Bali Hai, the Waterfront eyesore.
Waterfront Scandal
The Waterfront eyesore
The Waterfront project was first launched in 2004. But because it was to close to the sea, the construction had to wait until Itthiphol Kunplome (the then Mayor) and his Pattaya City Hall approved the construction of a new marina built on reclaimed land.
On July 16th, 2014, the construction on The Waterfront Suites and Residence was ordered to stop after saftey inspectors discovered that the building varied from approved construction designs.
Then Mayor Itthiphol repeatedly stated that the project has continually followed correct and fully transparent legal processes and he urged anyone to investigate the various hearings and reports themselves.
Waterfront Scandal
It took Bali Hai Marina to build the Waterfront eysore
On January 16th, 2017, the Isreali owned company filed a petition with the Central Bankruptcy Court in Bangkok for debt restructuring of more than 2.39 billion Baht.
The restructure plan didn't work. A few months later, the company had gone bankrupt...
Now Pattaya has to live with an unfinished marina and an abandoned building.
A double stain of shame.
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The Comeback of the Monorail
The Kunplomes and their Monorail
Hardly in office, Sontaya Khunpleum, the acting Mayor of Pattaya, presented Pattaya's Citizens the remake of an old plan of his younger brother Ittipol Khunpluem, a former Mayor of Pattaya - the Monorail.
During his tenure, Ittipol Khunpluem already wasted millions of Baht on feasibility studies - until Bangkok's Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) told Itthiphol Khunpluem in 2011 Pattaya's repositioning as a tourist destination has to go ahead without Itthiphol Kunplome's dream toy, his Monorail.
But he - or his family - never gave up the project: In an Interview with Bangkok Post on March 22nd, 2015, Ittipol said that the project's blueprint has been completed. But construction will not kick off until the government approves the high-speed train linking Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya. The monorail project will be worth the investment when it can link with the high-speed train. The project is in the city's development plan to solve traffic congestion in Pattaya in the long-term, perhaps within the next six years.
On June 16th, 2016, Thailand's Military Junta replaced Ittipol Khunpluem by an appointed committee of twelve members, with Mr. Chanatpong Sriviset as acting Mayor.
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.
On September 16th, 2016, Itthiphol's successors at Pattaya City Hall proposed an eight-kilometer-long downtown tram system and on June 10th, 2017 a watchdog group claimed on Facebook that two tram lines are coming for sure and are set to transform Pattaya into a real World Class Resort.
Thank God the project was never realized, but once again a lot of money was wasted for nothing.
The new Monorail project, launched by Sontaya's Administration claims to reduce pollution as well as traffic problems and that Tourists arriving by train would be whisked to their destination on the new system.
That's a lie: The monorail does not serve the many and scattered hotels in Naklua, Pattaya and Jomtien. Arriving tourists can't reach their destination by the Monorail.
According to Pattaya City Hall, two separate companies are already developing plans and putting forward proposals that are expected to be completed by July 2019.
Obviously just another waste of taxpayers' money.
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Zurich Bread Café
On June 24th, in the afternoon, 30 local officials and police arrived at the Euro Star Jomtien Beach Hotel, on Jomtien Beach Road to shut down power, remove security systems, blocked the entrance with metal poles and drove dozens of tourists out of their rooms and restaurants without prior warnings.
Not a word was said as to whether the displaced foreigners would be entitled to a refund.
Euro Star is (or better was) a popular 3-Star Hotel with 66 rooms about 50 Meters only from Jomtien Beach..
The incident stems from a property dispute between the Hotel Owner and his Creditor.
According to an Euro Star attorney, the creditor's executives lied to the Legal Execution Department in order to get law enforcement to support its debt collectors in seizing the hotel.
Café Amazon
On Jomtien Beach Road, the Surfbeach Hotel opened a Café Amazon.
Frankie's Inn
Frankie's Inn opened a beautiful Italian Café on Jomtien's Second Road, just where the first batch of new but mostly vacant condominiums starts.
The area in front of Jomtien's popular Night Market has been completely cleared from its bars, restaurants and food outlets.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Zurich Bread Café
Zurich Bread Café opened a Coffee shop and restaurant at the entrance to Naklua Road's Soi 22. The venue serves Italy's famous illy Café.
Zurich Bread Café
Poised to continue
New Indian Restaurant on Pattaya Central Road
Jai Jinendra is a new Indian Restaurant on Pattaya Central Road promising pure vegetarian food from many parts of the Indian succontinent.
In the rooms of the former Mooti Mahal Handi opened another Indian Restaurant.
The menu shows dishes between 100 and 300 Baht / dish.
Vegetarian Cafe Bar?
On Pattaya Central Road Mr. Veg opened a Cafe Bar serving Indian Food in front of the parking lots of the P.S. Bowling building, located in the corner Central Road/Second Road (a few years ago also known as TOPS Supermarket).
In the meantime Mr. Veg changed his sign. Obviously he is now a Mr. Non-Veg too...
Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarien Restaurant
Lobster Thai Seafood
On Pattaya Central Road Lobster opened a very nice and clean Thai Seafood Restaurant.
New Entrance
The redesigned access to Pattaya Avenue on Pattaya Second Road not only gives more space for the popular Night Market, but also better access to McDonald's, Starbucks Coffee and Istanbul Kebab.
New Entrance
Opposite Soi Bong Koch's Soi 5 Nadia's runs a nice and very clean Thai Restaurant.
Nadia's serves tasty breakfasts from 89 - 129 Baht too, with coffee or tea according to your choice.
Babylon Gentlemen's Club
At the entrance to Soi Bong Koch's Soi 5 Babylon opened a Gentlemen's Club in the rooms of the former Velvet venue. The club opens from 15:00 - 24:00.
For your information: Babylon heads list of new Unesco world heritage sites...
Mini Bus to U-Tapao
Mini Bus and Van Services to U-Tapao and Suvarnabhumi Airports are available opposite Big C South Pattaya, also known as Big C Jumbo.
Look out for the Suvarnabhumi Burapha Shop to buy your ticket(s).
4 Seasons Tomboy Pattaya
4 Seasons Tomboy is located on Pattaya 3rd Road, opposite the Xzyte areal and only a few meters from LK's President Hotel.
A new simple Chinese Restaurant called Le'Zap opened on Pattaya 3rd Road, opposite the Xzyte areal.
The Wintage
In some rooms of the now defunct Cherry Restaurant, the Wintage Club opened on Pattaya 3rd Road, just across the Xzyte areal.
The Wintage
Cherry on Pattaya 3rd Road, a well-known gourmet restaurant serving affordable food for 14 years, closed its doors on June 29th.
Long-established Hotel on the Block
J.House, a long-etablished small Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road, is on the Bloxk.
Babydolls A Go-Go closed down
The management of Club Electric Blue bought Babydolls A Go-Go, located on Soi 15, and closed its door on July 28th, 2019. The venue is scheduled to reopen on August 10th as Club Beavers.
Poised to continue
Holiday Inn Express
After years of construction, the all new Holiday Inn Express finally opened.
You can book your room with IHG , the owner of Holiday Inn, or almost any other booking site.
Kåres Party Bar
The defunct Pook Swan House will open soon as Kåres Party Bar.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Welcome a name change
Paddy's Bar changed its name to Do Call Inn. Despite the name change, the venue is still under British management.
M.C. Burger
M.C. Burger moved from the Endless Sports Bar to The Krazy 80's Bar.
Black Snake
Black Snake will be the name of the new club opening soon in the rooms of the former EscoBar near the Southern end of the Soi.
We will keep you up-to-date.
The Players PrimeBurger
In Soi Buakaow's most beautiful building, formerly known as Butcher's Arms, The Players PrimeBurger opened a bar and a restaurant on June 28th.
Hungry Hippo
The Hungry Hippo opened on July 5th. It is located between the now defunct Pook Swan House and the well-known Scooter's Bar.
Robin's newest creation looks like a copy of his last venture, the Chunky Monkey*, but about half the size only.
A rich breakfast costs 99 Baht, including tea or coffee. The daily changing menu costs 139 Baht, not including drinks.
The Hungry Hippo opens at 09:00 and closes at 21:00. Like in real life. The hippos usually visited my bungalow in Kenya before 21:00.
*Robin sold the Chunky Monkey a few month ago to the owners of the Beer Hubb, just across the street.
Jolly's Restaurant
Jolly's Restaurant got a fresh look, new menus and obviously also a new cook.
Negan Bar
In the abondoned rooms of the Three Lords, the Negan Bar & Restaurand is announced to open 'soon'.
Update (July 12th); The venue is now open and is waiting just for you!
Benelux Bar temporarily closed
Benelux Bar, the bar near the soi's popular week market, has replaced its Sexy Ladies with construction workers.
Update (July 26th):
The construction workers have left the bar. They did a perfect job: The bar shines in new splendour - and so do its Ladies.
Take a look yourself!
The Walk on the Wild Side ended
Surprise Yourself, a bar that promised a walk on the wild side, closed down.
Update (July 26th):
The venue moved its entrance into the side street and restarted the business.
Enjoy the new walk!
Negan Bar
Pook Swan House, a bar, restaurant and a small hotel, closed the door on June 28th. The two story building is on the Block.
According to our latest information the Pook Bar in Soi 6 is still open.
Negan Bar
Bali Café & Guesthouse, located about 100 meters of the misnamed Action Street complex, closed down.
The venue opened during January 2019.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Bar and Restaurant closed down
Sweethearts Bar & Restaurant closed down and is on the Bloxk.
Poised to continue
Wall of Death's Café Racer closed down
Wall of Death's Café Racer closed down without further notice.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Repen† opened
To the right of Playpen Bar, the Repen† Bar opened in a former Drug Store...
Pat Bar 2 closed down
Pat Bar 2, located to the left of Candy Bar, closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
cLick Bar closed down
cLick Bar closed down for 'repairs'.
No matter how the repairs turn out, you can read it here.
cLick Bar closed down
Update (July 29th):
The Bar reopend but without a working sign. It can therefore easily be overlooked.
Take a look yourself!
HK Darts Bar closed down
HK Darts Bar closed down and already removed all its signs.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
From SilverStar to 7-Eleven
After a few weeks of reconstruction, a 7-Eleven mini mart opened its door in the rooms of the former SilverStar A Go-Go Bar.
Red Vanda Bar
The Red Vanda Bar on Soi 7 closed down.
Poised to continue
Sailor Inn
Sailor Inn, a Norwegian Restaurant and Guesthouse, closed down and is on the Block.
Muay Beauty Salon
The Muay Beauty Salon closed its door and is on the Block.
Food Express
Food Express, once an Indian Restaurant and Guesthouse, closed down and is on the Block.
3-Storey building on the Block
This One-Unit Three-Storey building is on the Block too.
Wimons Restaurant
Wimons, a former Swedish Restaurant closed down and is on the Block.
Sing Sing Bar
Sing Sing Bar closed down and is on the Block.
Kim's Massgae
Three-Storey Shophouse, just to the right of Far East Rock 2 A Go-Go and once the home of Kim's Massage, is on the Block.
Poised to continue
Crazy Bar with Crazy Ladies?
Located between Boomerang and Trench Town Bar, the Crazy Bar opened its doors.
Baan Thai
The Baan Thai Restaurant was opened in the rooms of the former Abu Faris Indian Food Outlet. It offers Thai, Sea and European Food at affordable prices.
Poised to continue
Laava Lounge
Laava Lounge, located on Soi Pattayaland 2 (Soi 13/4, off Beach Road), closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
The Egg
The Egg at the entry to Soho Square, off Walking Street, prepares its reincarnation as an Indian Disco.
We will keep you up-to-date.
New LimaLima Disco
The new LimaLima Disco at the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex should be ready to open at the beginning of Pattaya's High Season.
It looks like a copy of Insomnia: An open Bar with an enclosed Disco.
We will keep you up-to-date.
From Drugs to Coffee
The former Century Drug and Souvenir outlet at the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex is now a cozy Coffee Shop.
New Bat A Go-Go
On Soi 15 (off Walking Street) construction workers try to build an entrance to the right of Angel A Go-Go for the New Bat A Go-Go on Soi Diamond.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Tony's Nashaa Club
Tony's opened the all new Tony's Nashaa Club on Walking Street. Its neon sign hides behind Pattaya's world famous cable salad.
It uses the same entrance as Tony's Arabic Disco.
Bypass gets a Bypass to start a new life
Bypass A Go-Go gets a Bypass to start a new life under a new identity.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Facelifted Glass House
Glass House A Go-Go gets a facelift and probably a new identity. The management has already removed the sign.
We will keep you up-to-date.
New A Go-Go Club
A Super Model A Go-Go Club is Walking Streets latest attraction.
Reincarnation of Miami?
It seems that the failed Miami'Nightclub' is making a comeback as Miami Pool Lounge.
Western Brews
Western Brews, the long-standing empty restaurant has received an additional sign. Nevertheless, as the picture shows, the interior is still not finished yet.
We will keep you up-to-date.
The Terrace
The Terrace at Marine Plaza, off Walking Street, reopened in a reduced format as a Thai Restaurant and the neighboring shops can now be rented.
Pattaya Midnight Complex
We will keep you up-to-date.
Update (July 11th):
The venue already closed down!
Bollywood on Ssecond Floor
A Bollywood Club was opened on the second floor of the miserably failed CoCoon Nightclub. As the name suggests, the venue tries to attract visitors from the Indian Subcontinent. It failed...
Boom Boom Sushi
Boom Boom Sushi Room closed down and is on the Block. The venue opened during the last week of October 2018.
Update (July 11th): The venue reopened (again) but is still on the block.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Scooter's Bar closed down
Scooter's Bar at Secrets Hotel, located in Soi 14, off Walking Street, closed down. It had a short life. The bar opened on March 30th, 2019.
A notice at the Hotel's door says that the bar will reopen on September 1st, 2019.
Rumours have it, that the bar will change its name as well as its format.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Catwalk A Go-Go closed down
The Catwalk A Go-Go, a second floor club with an entrance on Soi 15, off Walking Street, closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Disappearing Families
The Family Mart, once located opposite Marine Disco, closed down.
It is by far not the only Family Mart that has closed down in recent weeks; another Family Mart has closed on Naklua Road at the entrance to Soi Photisarn and two Family Marts have locked their doors on Soi Buakhaow.
In all cases they give up the field to the neighboring 7eleven branches...
Poised to continue
Contrary to reports in some media, Nice A Go-Go in Soi Diamond remains open until further notice!
New Bat replaces Naughty Girls
Work is on the way to create the New Bat A Go-Go in the rooms of the former Naughty Girls A Go-Go Bar.
Update (July 26th):
The new A Go-Go Club just celebrated its SOFT-Opening on July 24th.
Take a look yourself!
New Bat replaces Naughty Girls
New Club replaces failed Legends Bar
A New Club will replace the failed Legends Bar very soon. To our knowledge the new club will enjoy the same management as Windmill and Diamond A Go-Go Bars.
We will keep you up-to-date.
In the room of the defunct Casino Cream A Go-Go Club an open bar opened as Casino.
The venue also provides a pool table.
Naughty Girls in the Dark
Naughty Girls A Go-Go Club is in the dark, its door is closed.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Black Horse Bar closed down
Black Horse Beer Bar, located opposite the still popular Swiss Food Restaurant, closed down.
Update (July 12th): The bar reopened.
Poised to continue
Still on the Block
The room of the failed Top One A Go-Go Bar is still on the Block.
Romantic Garden
Since the closure of Bombay Chowpatty, Soho Square's so called Romantic Garden ia mostly empty.
Poised to continue
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Stay away from negative People
Queue in Pairs
F**ck Me
In Pattaya still a Possibility
The 3 wise monkeys these days
Why I have to wait for hours?
Work in Thailand
All I got was this lousy T-shirt
Available at H&M (Terminal 21, Pattaya)
Swiss Men
We're a small country with strong men
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
Odaiba Sushi
Naklua Road
Bosporous Doner
Royal Garden Plaza
Eleven Club
Soi Buakhaow
Laava Lounge
Soi 13/4
Walking Street
Walking Street
Panda Club
Walking Street
Tony's Arabic Disco
Walking Street
Walking Street
Angel A Go-Go
Soi Diamond
Diamond A Go-Go
Soi Diamond
On the Block:
Tony's Lido Hotel
South Road / 3rd Road
Time Bar
Soi LK Metro
Bypass A Go-Go
Walking Street
Usagi Izakaya
South Road / Walking Street
O.S. House
Soi Buakhaow
Grafs Jewelry
Walking Street
Legends Bar
Soi Diamond
Bombay Chowpatty
Soho Square
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More Information
Pattaya Fireworks Festival 2019
Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019
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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!
Pattaya's Love Motels
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:
Lenovo #1 in PC Sales
Lenovo became the #1 vendor with 16'254'000 sold PCs in 2Q2019.
HP took second place with 15'356'000, Dell third with 11'606'000 and Acer forth with 4'288'000 units sold.
Apple took fifth place with 4'077'000 PCs sold in the Second Quarter of 2019.
If you are involved in Electronics, you badly need
NightWalker\'s Technology News
All Disco Clubs
Disco Clubs in Pattaya
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.
Beauty comes from within, not from L'Oréal
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