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Visakha Bucha Day
On Saturday, May 18th, Buddhists are celebrating the Visakha Bucha Day.
Thailand's law prohibits the sale of alcohol on Makha Bucha Day, Visakha Bucha Day, Asalaha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent holidays; therefore all bars and entertainment venues close from midnight May 17th until midnight May 18th.
Since this holiday falls on a Saturday, Government Offices, Banks and many businesses will be closed on Monday, May 20th.
Health Insurance Mandatory
The Nation reports that Thailand's Cabinet has made health insurance mandatory for Foreigners aged 50 years and above seeking long-term stay in Thailand.
An insurance policy must offer up to 40'000 Baht coverage for outpatient treatment and up to 400'000 Baht for inpatient treatment.
Foreigners will likely have to buy health insurance from July onwards.
Clarification from the Immigration Office:
The vast majority of longstay expats in Thailand do not require health insurance to obtain or to renew their 12-monthly permits...
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Empty Words
On May 8th, 2018, Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order announced that all speedboats have to be moved from Pattaya Beach to Bali Hai to free Pattaya Beach Road from tour buses.
Pattaya Mail reports that no one, neither the authorities of Pattaya nor the Thai army, has ever tried to enforce the ban.
Tourist buses still are embarking and disembarking passengers on Pattaya Beach Road.
Syphilis warning
Thailand's Department of Disease Control (DDC) says that the rate of syphilis infection among Thai teens and young adults is rising at an alarming rate.
Data shows that 36.9% of new syphilis infections recorded last year were found among those aged between 15 to 24.
The increasing prevalence of syphilis can be attributed to the lack of awareness of safe sex practices - especially among Thai youths, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the DDC, says.
Dengue warning
Thailand's Public Health Ministry reports that twenty-seven people have died from dengue hemorrhagic fever in Thailand so far this year.
It's the highest fatality rate for the same time period in the past five years.
The Ministry estimates there would be about 10'000 new cases of dengue fever a month or about 95'000 dengue fever patients nationwide for the whole of this year.
According to the Bureau of Epidemiology, 18'000 people were infected with the dengue fever virus from January 1st to May 1st this year, and 27 of them, including 12 children, had died.
The mosquito-borne infection causes a sudden high fever for 2-5 days along with severe headaches and pain of eye sockets and joint/muscle, loss of appetite, vomiting, coughing without running nose, skin rash, and bleeding from gum.
Dengue fever also could lead to a shock episode, failure of the blood circulatory system, kidney and liver failure, and even death.
Heavily in Debt
According to the Thai Labour Reconciliation Committee (TLRC) around 95% of Thai blue-collar workers are heavily in debt.
In another survey conducted by the Bangkok Poll of Bangkok University, 42% of its respondents said they earned just enough to cover their expenses without any chance to save anything.
Thailand's weak economy and the exploding cost of consumer goods are aggravating the situation further.
Beggars face Fine and Jail
According to a new Thai Law, Beggars face fine and jail, General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, head of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), said.
Beggars arrested for panhandling for the first time would be fined at 500 Baht, the second time 2'000 Baht, the third time 5'000 Baht and the fourth time and above 10'000 Baht, the Minister added and promised that stickers warning against handing cash to beggars in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cambodian and Myanmar would soon be placed at tourists attractions, airports and state offices.
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I'm Choke's Friend
A Cop was removed from duty by his boss - Thung Song Station's Superintendent Chokdee Rakwattanawong - because the Policeman asked the driver of a car for his licence.
The man refused to comply and claimed to be Chief Justice of the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases, Region 8, and a friend of 'Choke', the nickname of the Superintendent of Thung Yai Police Station.
But while the Policeman insisted that it was standard procedure, the Judge drove off without a word.
We believe that the Superintendent and the Judge should be relieved of their duties, not the Policeman.
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Royal Coronation
A three-day Coronation is taking place for the King of Thailand from May 4th to May 6th, 2019
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn married General Suthida
Just a few days before the festivities, a once-in-a-lifetime event, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn married General Suthida
For additional information please read the reports published by The Nation and the BBC
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn
The official ceremonies, a mix of Brahmin and Buddhist rituals, begin on May 4th
For additional information please read the reports published by BBC (Sacred Water & Thai King Vajiralongkorn to be crowned in three-day ceremony), The Guardian (Thailand prepares to crown King Maha Vajiralongkorn & Thailand's new monarch) and Khaosod English
A live broadcast of the event will be broadcast on all Thai TV channels
Thai PBS World will comment on the event in English language
To be be continued
Thailand's 'Free' and 'Fair' Election
The Joke of the year?
On March 24th, 2019, Thailand's Military Junta holds its first Election after almost 5 years of dictatorships. They called it 'free' and 'fair'.
After the first results where published, it get clear very fast that there will be some kind of manipulation to extent the military rule.
The Election Commission has committed an act of unthinkable blunder by failing to stick to a clear and universally accepted formula for the allocation of party-list MP seats. Instead of making the formula clear before the election, Pravit Rojanaphruk writes.
It was after the election only that the EC presented a few different formulas to allocate the seats.
For additional Information please read Pravit Rojanaphruk on Khaosod English and 'Free' and 'Fair' Elections in Thailand.
The ineffective orders of Thailand's Dictator
The ineffective orders of Thailand's Dictator
On April 2nd, 2019, Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha, used his power to order the officials to solve the problem within 7 days.
Satellite pictures show that nothing ever changed since the Dictator's ultimatum: At 01:47 on April 28th the images reported 152 man-made fires in Mae Hong Son.
In October 2016 the ruling Military Junta issued on order to solve the traffic problems on Bangkok's 21 main roads in just one month. As expected by everyone - except the Junta itself - the stupid order had no or very little consequences.
Honey & Brown Suger vs White Sugar
Honey and Brown Sugar are just as unhealthy as White Sugar!
Honey & Brown Sugar as unhealthy as White Sugar!
There are many different types of sugars we add to our baking or hot & cold drinks such as white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar and honey. But when we are looking at a packaged product the ingredients list will have many more options still. Corn syrup, palm sugar, molasses, maple syrup and agave nectar are but a few.
Despite the large variety of sugars, they are very similar nutritionally. They are comprised predominantly of glucose, fructose and sucrose, which are the basic forms of sugar. Glucose and fructose are slightly different in chemical structure, while sucrose is a sugar composed of one glucose and one fructose.
White sugar is the final product of the processing and refining of sugarcane or beet. During the refining process, moisture, minerals and compounds that give sugars their colour are removed, and white refined sugar is formed. The byproduct containing the removed compounds during sugar refining is known as molasses.
Brown sugar is refined white sugar with varying amounts of molasses added.
Honey is sugar-rich nectar collected by bees from a wide variety of flowers. Fructose is the main sugar found in honey, followed by glucose and sucrose. Honey containes about 17% water. Try to avaoid fructose at all if you are a person with type 2 diabetes. Honey is also high in calories.
In the end, sugar in our body is still sugar and everyone should try to cut down their sugar intake.
Scientists vs Scientists
Scientists vs Scientists'
In 1972 John Yudkin, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined.
How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
Perhaps you remember the year 1980 when the US government issued its first Dietary Guidelines. The guidelines shaped the diets of hundreds of millions of people. The most prominent recommendation was to cut back on saturated fats and cholesterol. Therefore consumers replaced steak and sausages with pasta and rice, butter with margarine and vegetable oils, eggs with muesli, and milk with low-fat milk or orange juice. But instead of becoming healthier, they grew fatter and sicker.
The guidelines did not achieve their objective. They led to a decades-long health catastrophe.
How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
The FDA (the Food and Drug Administration), the AHA (the American Heart Association) as well as the WHO (the World Health Organization) do not conduct their very own research. They collect data they recieve from universities as well as food and chemical companies all over the world. Then they make their own conclutions and recommendations, most of them with very friendly 'help' from lobby organizations and their lobbyists.
Independent scientists therfore have a hard time against the overwhelming majority of sponsored research results.
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Authentic Arabica Coffee on Jomtien Beach
Redhill Coffee is located on Chaiyapruek Road, a few meters only from Jomtien Beach and the Police Box.
Bunny Girl Jomtien
A Bunny Girl Bar & Massage can be found on Chaiyapruek Road, just in between Redhill Coffee and the well known Tequila Sunrise Bar - a few meters only from Jomtien Beach.
Star Bar closed down
Star Bar, located at the entrance to the ailing Rompho Bar Complex, an otherwise premium site, closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Short Time Hotel closed down
SRompho 24, a Short Time Hotel located in the middle of the ailing Rompho Bar Complex, closed down.
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New Mr D.I.Y. Branch
In the rooms of the former Night Lovers Club in Soi Pattayaland 1 an all new Bollywood A Go-Go Bar opened its door.
As the name suggests, it's an Indian Dance and Mujra Bar.
Most of the businesses in Soi Pattayaland 1 - officially known as Soi 13/3 - are now Indian Restaurants, Bars or Hotels, with one exception: A very nice Chinese Restaurant...
A large Thai Souvenir Shop opened at Royal Garden Plaza
A large Thai Souvenir Shop called Thai Town opened on the 2nd Floor of Royal Garden Plaza.
It sells productes from all regions of Thailand.
A large Thai Souvenir Shop opened at Royal Garden Plaza
A large Thai Souvenir Shop opened at Royal Garden Plaza
Aussie Bar moved again
The well-known Aussie Bar, first located on Soi 7, then moved to the Baron Bar Complex on Soi 8, moved during the last few days to the new Sunbeam Bar Complex on the small Soi connecting Soi 7 with Soi 8.
Aussie Bar moved again
New Lebanon Restaurant at CentralFestival
On the 3rd Floor of the popular CentralFestival Shopping Center, located on Pattaya Beach Road, Palace Restaurant opened a Lebanon Restaurant.
New Lebanon Restaurant at CentralFestival
New Indian Snack Bar on Pattaya Central Road
On Pattaya Central Road, a few meters only from the entrance to Soi Buakhaow, an Indian Snack Bar opened.
Called 34 Chowringhee lLane, the venue serves Indian Burritos, Kathi Rolls, and Whacky Sandwiches, among other North Indian streetfood speciaities.
At the moment of writing 34 Chowringhee lLane already runs 32 outlets in India itself.
China Tabacco Shandong Industiral now on Central Road too
In addition to its store in Soi 6, China Tabacco Shandong Industiral has just opened a second store in Pattaya Central Road for its obviously also in Thailand popular Taishan brand of products.
Trench Town now on Soi Yamato too!
Soi Buakhaow's successful Trench Town, a Rasta Bar, opened a branch in Soi Yamato in the rooms of the now defunct Tequila Canteen.
New Mr D.I.Y. Branch
Mr D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) opened his biggest store so far in this City at the Avenue Shopping Plaza on Pattaya Second Road.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Silver Star 2 A Go-Go in the Dark
On May 6th, Silver Star 2 A Go-Go on Soi 7 was in the Dark because of the Coronation festivities on Pattaya Beach Road - but without visible information for their customers. The management not even informed their neighbours about the the 'short time' closure...
Golden 2 Indy Bar closed
The Golden 2 Indy Bar, located in Soi 8, closed down. The bar had a short life. It opened at the beginning of March 2019.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Texas Chicken closed down
Texas Chicken, once located to the left of CentralMarina's McDonald's closed down with the information published above...
Texas Chicken closed down
Luxury Bar closed down
Luxury Bar, located on Soi 1 - just behind CentralMarina, closed down together with its Soft Drink & Beer outlet.
The Luxury Bar opened during November 2018 as an A Go-Go Club. Soft Drink & Beer opened during March 2019.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Japanese Style Karaoke Bar closed down
Miyuki, a Japanese Style Karaoke Lounge on Pattaya Central Road, closed down and is already on the Block. The venue had a short live: The bar opened during December 2018.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Bar on Soi Yamato closed down
Tuk Beer Bar on Soi Yamato closed down, but we already could spot some workers creating something new.
The bar reopened during the second weekend of this month after short restoration works.
This venue, too, is run by a management that obviously does not consider it necessary to inform customers about what happens to the closed-door business.
Coyote Bar in Soi 7 closed down
Bailey's Coyote Bar in Soi 7 closed down during the last few days of April.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Best Friends c;osed down
Best Friends, a once very popular Bar Complex on Pattaya Beach Road, closed down after Songkran.
Decades ago, during my first visit to Pattaya, I picked up my first 'Girlfriend' at one Best Friends many Bars...
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Indian Restaurant on 2nd Road closed down
Moti Mahal, an Indian Restaurant on Pattaya 2nd Road, located opposite Boyztown, closed down.
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From Queens Arms to Little Tavern to Cheap Charlie's
In front of Maleez Lodge a Cheap Charlie's Bar & Restaurant opened.
Cheap Charlie's Bar & Restaurant is the successor of Little Tavern and the Retox managed Queens Arms at the same location.
Menus start at 99 Baht for a roasted Chicken.
From Queens Arms to Little Tavern to Cheap Charlie's
New Club in the Southern Part of the Soi
Construction workers can be seen in the rooms of the defunct EscoBar to create something new.
Rumours speak of a new A Go-Go Bar, a new Lounge or a new Karaoke Club.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Rich Bar in the Dark
Since April 29th, the first floor of Rich Bar is in the dark, since May 3rd the guesthouse is closed too.
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Tree Town Club closed down
Tanya Club, located in Soi Boakhaow's Tree Town Bar and Restaurant area, closed down during the last weekend in April.
Tanya opened first as Foodpark but changed its format on April 1st, 2018, to become a Club providing life music and lovely Hostesses.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Goldshop on the Block
On the Block
On Soi Buakhaow, almost opposite the popular Sugar Sugar A Go-Go Bar are the rooms of the former Deawnpen Goldsmith on the Block.
If you are interested please call 063-8962942.
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Since our last visit to Soi Chaiyapoon during February 2019 a handful of new bars have enriched the Soi.
Here is a short overview:
Korn Beer Bar
Infinity Beer Bar
<KB Sports Bar
Orange Bar
Blue Bar
Anny Bar
Hunny Bunny Bar
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Reincarnation
The currently closed Office A Go-Go Bar was sheduled to reopen on May 3rd under a new management.
The announced opening did not take place, among other things the new advertisements were missing.
They are now in place as well as most of the new furnitures.
The new venue, called The Office Club, is still an A Go-Go Bar with a bunch of sexy Ladies in Business Outfits.
The new Office Club opened on Friday, May 10th, 2019
Reincarnation
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Timbaktu
Timbaktu, the Bar where the earth meets the sky...
Timbaktu opened a new Cocktail Bar in Soi Post Office.
According to Wikipedia, Timbuktu is an ancient city in Mali and is now the capital of the Timbuktu Region.
In India, the Timbaktu Collective is a registered Not-for-Profit Organisation initiated in 1990, working for sustainable development in the drought prone Anantapur district. According to this organisation Timbaktu's meaning is Where the earth meets the sky.
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Beautiful new restaurant with a flaw
In a room of the miserably failed Mauja Indian Dance Club, a beautiful new (Indian) restaurant opened without name and without visible Menu Card.
At least 6 Employee are eagerly waiting for Customers.
It is always amazing to see how some entrepreneurs make the biggest mistakes here in Pattaya and then wonder why their hard earned money does not yield a profit.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Hard Rock Pool closed down
Hard Rock Pool, located on Soi Lucky Star (off Walking Street), closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Hard Rock Pool closed down
The End of Tony's Entertainment Complex?
The End of Tony's Entertainment Complex?
On the building, which was the home of Tony's Entertainment Complex during the last few decades, all references to the popular entertainment company have been removed in the last few days.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Tony's Incredible Indian Club closed down too
Tony's Management closed down Tony's Incredible Indian Club too..
At the time of writing, all bars and clubs at Tony's Entertainment Clomplex in Pattaya'a Walking Street are now closed - as apparently usual in Pattaya - without informing the disturbed customers about the reasons or future prospects.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Part of Tony's Entertainment Complex closed down
Tony's closed part of the first floor as well as the second floor of the building (the failed Endorphin Disco), perhaps to create something new, something more up-to-date than Tony's current old-fashioned venues.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Infinity Pharmacy closed down
The Infinity Pharmacy, known for its small Coffee Bar at the entrance, is closed. Rumor has it that the building has a new owner.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Social Lounge already closed down
The Social Lounge & Bar opened during January 2019, but closed down on May 1st of the very same year.
Obviously, people today maintain their social contacts on the Internet and not in a bar.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Even Roses fade fast
New Rose closed down
New Rose, a small A Go-Go Bar located at the still ailing Midnight Pattaya Complex in Soi BJ, just behind the Wildcat Club, closed down. The venue opened during September 2018.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Deserted Beergarden
Once announced in big letters as Walking Street's Midnight Beergarden, but never realized, the area is now abandoned, because the replacement bars remained unvisited too.
A instructive lesson how to loose a lot of money in Pattaya...
We will keep you up-to-date.
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New Carousel Bar & Restaurant
New Carousel
In the rooms of the former Swiss House, once also known as Der Echte Schweizer, an all New Carousel Bar & Restaurant is announced to open soon.
We will keep you up-to-date.
The New Carousel Bar & Restaurant opened during the second Weekend of May 2019:
New Carousel Bar & Restaurant
Wicked Hippo closed down
During the last days of April the Wicked Hippo Bar, located near the Second Road end of the Soi, closed down
We will keep you up-to-date.
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Indian Disco closed down
Masti, the Indian Discos well as the Irany Disco at the same location, closed down.
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Appealing Charger
Reduced Quality
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Introduction to anal
Please Choose your Gender
Thai Workmanship
I am Blind
70 is the new 30
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Major Cineplex Pattaya
The Avenue, 2nd Road
SF CentralMarina
2nd Road, North Pattaya
SFX Terminal21
Roundabout North Road
Opened:
Just Blue
Seafood Buffet, Jomtien
J Boon Seafood
Beach Road/Central Road
Pizzeria Zip
Soi Diana
Wrath
Soi 6
Avarice
Soi 6
Rich A Go-Go
Walking Street
Scooters Bar
Soi 14, off Walking Street
Catwalk A Go-Go
Soi 15, off Walking Street
Panda
Chinese Food, Walking Street
Reincarnation:
Sunbeam Bar Complex
Soi connecting Soi 7 and 8
Closed:
Sony Shop
CentralFestival
Pook Bar
Soi Buakhaow
Mini Cafe
Soi Diana
The Office A Go-Go
Soi LK Metro
Hidden A Go-Go
Walking Street
Bypass A Go-Go
Walking Street
Lucky Carousel Bar
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street
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Thailand's biggest bicycle expo
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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
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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!
Update
(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.
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