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Dry Day
Dry Day
Long Weekends
Long Weekend
On September 22nd, the Thai government announced two more long weekends to boost the country's ailing economy. The new four-day holidays will benefit mainly the country's officials and the bank staff.
November 19th - 22nd, 2020
Includes the Pattaya Walk & Eat Festival on Pattaya Beach Road
and
December 7th - 11th, 2020
Prepare for closed offices and traffic jam in congested roads
Emergency Decree Updated
Emergency Decree extended
On September 29th the military-backed government has officialy extended Thailand’s state of emergency for a sixth time, to the end of October.
The emergency imposed late March gives Thailand's Prime Minister, Dictator, Songwriter and a man of many words Prayut Chan-o-cha sweeping powers, including a ban on large gatherings that prevents anti-government protests.
The latest extension is a consolidation of power, and an unnecessary use of power, said Anusorn Iamsa-ard, a spokesman for Pheu Thai, the largest opposition party.
But Thailand’s Deputy Premier Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon, the man of 'borrowed' luxury watches, claims fear of a second wave of infections, and not politics, is behind the government’s need to extend the emergency decree. The government is being cautious about a possible second wave of Covid-19 infections, he added.
THAI ENQUIRER: Thailand will be unlivable if protestors topple me, Prayut says
Never been convicted of a crime but want to know how it feels to be out with a bracelet? Come to Thailand as a tourist.
Thailand's Dictator Prayut Chan-o-cha wants that each and every tourist wears a wrist band with GPS tracker to follow you wherever you want.
On Koh Samui, tourists’ movements will be monitored by the more than 1,000 CCTV cameras installed around the island - same for Phuket.
Better stay home!
Updated
October 15th:
Thailand's distressed Dictator Prayut Chan-o-cha misuse his emergency decree to combat protests in Bangkok and to muzzle the media!
BBC: Gatherings banned under emergency decree
Bangkok Post: Government announces state of emergency in Bangkok to quell protests
The Nation Thailand: PM declares STATE OF EMERGENCY in Bangkok, 4 rally leaders arrested, areas cleared of protesters
Khaosod English: Police Disperse Protesters, PM Declares 'Severe' Emergency
To facilitate demonstrations for the monarchy in Bangkok Bangkok Post: State of emergency ends in Bangkok
The Nation Thailand: The current political unrest has proved the failure of the 2014 military coup to bring about long-lasting stability
Prayut & Co. are cheating Thailand's citizens!
The many 'Royal Supporters' in yellow shirts on Bangkok streets allegedly supporting the institution are in reality security officers, Thailand's media report. Their haircuts and their busses betrayed them ...
Cyberwar Scandal
Thai Army vs Twitter
Thai Army vs Twitter
On October 9th Facebook and Twitter announced that they have taken down more than 900 Twitter accounts linked to the Royal Thai Army.
These accounts were engaging in amplifying pro-RTA and pro-government content, as well as engaging in behaviour targeting prominent political opposition figures, Twitter said in a blog post.
Despite clear evidence, Deputy Army Spokeswoman Sirichan Ngathong denied the allegations on the same day.
It is now known that not only the Thai Army has misused Twitter to publish misleading or even false information, but also the regime under Dictator Prayut Chan-o-cha has denigrated opposition members via social media.
Bangkok Post: Twitter takes down Thai army IO network
The Thaiger: Twitter takes down 926 accounts linked to the Royal Thai Army
The Star: hai army denies Twitter disinformation campaign after takedowns
Reuters: Thai army denies Twitter disinformation campaign after takedowns
Khaosod English: Army Denies Twitter’s Claim of Secret I.O. Campaign
Bangkok Post: Army should clear air on info ops claims
Bangkok Herald: Thai Army Proves as Inept at Online Propaganda as It Is at Governing
New VISA Extension
VISA Extension
On September 29th the military-backed government has announced a new VISA Extension for stranded foreigners until October 31st.
The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), had to point out a few times to the obviously 'brain amputated' General(s) the stupidity of kicking out spending foreigners while the borders remained closed to all but 1'200 new, long-stay tourists a month under the new Special Tourist Visa.
According to the TCC, Chiang Mai alone has 10'000 foreigners residing there who are contributing to a depressed local economy. Chamber Chairman Kalin Sarasin said that the government’s uncompromising stance toward foreigners made no sense, given both the recession gripping Thailand and the coronavirus pandemic raging abroad.
A Soap Opera initiated by the military chiefs in Thailand's government:
Bangkok Herald: Thailand Visa Amnesty Gets Last-Minute Extension to Oct. 31
Bangkok Herald: Unsigned Letter Confirms Thailand Visa Amnesty Extension in Works
The Thaiger: Update on rumoured extension of Thailand’s visa amnesty
Khaosod English: Police: Visa Amnesty 'Likely' to be Extended till Oct. 31
Coconuts Bangkok: Thai Immigration 'unaware' of visa amnesty extension to Halloween
The Pattaya News: Thai Cabinet likely set to officially approve visa amnesty for foreigners until end of October tomorrow
Bangkok Post: Thailand extends grace period for stranded foreigners
Bangkok Post: Stranded foreigners can stay until Oct 31
VISA Extension
Special Reports
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Ongoing Student protests:
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Stupidity is moving ahead again
A family affair and a waste of Money
Under Ithiphol Kunplome millions of Baht ended in rust
After the Bali Hai Yacht Port project of the former mayor of Pattaya disintegrated into rust, his brother Sonthaya Kunplome, the current mayor of this funny city, launched a new 2.9 billion Baht mega-project for the Bali Hai area with a cruise terminal and an administrative building at the head of the port.
In the new drawings, which were shown to a selected audience only, the very controversial and now bankrupt Waterfront ruin is integrated into the Bali Hai Yacht Port as a new eyesore.
Like their late father, the legendary Godfather of Chonburi, his sons seem to be regaled on useless multi million-dollar projects.
Picture by courtesy of Mangaer Magazine
At a Pattaya City meeting on September 27th Pattaya City delivered an ultimatum to the owners of the Waterfront Condo on Bali Hai: Tear it down, soon, or we will and bill you. Nevertheless, the eyesore is integrated in the new mega-project mentioned above ...
Please read too:
Pattaya Mail: Pattaya Waterfront condo tower remains standing on piles of legal paperwork
U-Tapao Updated
The Sleepy Airport
U-Tapao
U-Tapao Airport, officially called U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport to hide the fact that it is in reality a military airport, offers a few flights only from and to Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Phuket and Udon Thani.
At the time of writing, the flights are operated by AirAsia and Thai Lion.
Bangkok Airways announced that it will resume its Phuket-U-Tapao flights, starting from Sunday, October 25th, 2020.
Health issue
Stinky Tap Water in Pattaya
Stinky Tap Water in Pattaya
Since a few days Pattaya's highly professional Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) delivers (again) dirty tap water to houses, residences, hotels and restaurants 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.
Upcoming Festivals
Vegetarian Festival, October 16th - 26th
Vegetarian Festival
Loy Kratong, Halloween & Bikini Race, October 31st
Pattaya Bikini Race on Halloween
Walk & Eat, November 19th - 22nd
Walk & Eat
Pattaya Fireworks Festival November 27th & 28th
Pattaya Fireworks Festival
Pattaya City Music Festival, December 11th & 12th
Pattaya City Music Festival
Pattaya Countdown, December 29th, 30th & 31st
Pattaya Countdown 2021
Jomtien
Monkey's sunrise
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In the rooms of the te former Tequila Sunrise Bar a Gold Monkey Café; featuring nice service girls opened.
Up to rent
Bunny Girl
Bunny Girl Massage on Chaiyapruek Road closed the door.
The venue, located a few meters only from Jomtien Beach, is up for rent.
Naklua
New BBQ Buffet
BBQ Buffet
On North Road, opposite Pattaya Bus Terminal, a BBQ Fun Buffet will open soon in the building of the former Nai Por All-You-Could-Eat Buffet.
We will keep you up-to-date.
BBQ Buffet
Pattaya
BBQ Fun
199 Baht BBQ Fun, North Road
199 Baht BBQ Fun will open on October 11th on Pattaya North Road in the building of the now defunct all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant Nai Por.
199 Baht BBQ Fun, North Road
For Food Lovers
For Food Lovers
The Xzyte site on 3rd Road will not receive an office building, as was announced many years ago, but will be converted into a meeting place for gourmets, with many large and small restaurants.
For Food Lovers
Big Mouth Burger
Big Boy Burger Pattaya
On October 1st Big Boy opened its Burger Branch in a place that remains secret to this day.
No problem, order the food onLINE - or let it be!
99 Baht
99 Baht
On Pattaya 3rd Road, in front of the entrance to Pattaya City Hospital, this generous 99 Baht Thai Restaurant opened.
Give it a try!
Pattaya Beer Garden closed again
Pattaya Beer Garden
After the restaurant business had only made losses in the last 3 months, the management of Pattaya Beer Garden, located at the entrance to Walking Street, decided to temporarily close the business.
Together with the employees the management hopes for better times to reopen the restaurant.
Up to rent and/or sale
Up to rent and/or sale
Hundreds of businesses, shops and houses in Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua are now empty and available for rent or even for sale.
With all these properties we could fill our whole website at the moment.
Forget Nana Pattaya!
Pattaya Avenue
The Nana Pattaya project in the Pattaya Avenue shopping complex, loudly announced last autumn by the Baku Group, is where it should have been from the start: In the rubbish bin.
The space in the shopping area, which is almost extinct at the moment, has now been put up for rent. This time, however, with a professional broker, the Siam Future Development PLC. This company manages among many other shopping centres also the Mega Bagna.
If interested please call 080 495 6888
Happy Birthday
Annie Bar, Soi Made in Thailand
Annie Bar, Soi Made in Thailand
Enjoy the moment!
Annie Bar, Soi Made in Thailand
Far East closed Updated
Far East Rock A Go-Go 2
Since October 1st, Far East Rock A Go-Go 2 in Soi Post Office is closed.
Updated:
During the third week of October, Far East Rock A Go-Go reopened again.
Miami closed
Miami A Go-Go
During the third week of October, Miami A Go-Go on Soi Post Office (Soi 13/2) closed the door and the lights.
Lisa closed Updated
Lisa on the Beach
Lisa on the Beach, located at Pattaya Beach Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8, is closed since October 1st.
Update (October 7th): The bar was reopened with considerably reduced staff.
Seafood Restaurant closed
J. Boon
After J.Boon made space for the new Witherspoons Restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road, the management had to close its branch on Soi Phetrakul, located opposite Hollywood Disco, too.
We will keep you up-to-date
Soi Buakhaow
Every day a new one
The Continental Bakery
At The Continental Bakery you can order another breakfast every single day. The menu lists 28 different options from almost every corner of this world.
The Continental Bakery is located in Soi XZyte, near Soi Buakhao / Soi Chaiyapoon.
The Continental Bakery
89 Baht
Hungry Hippo 89 Baht
Early Bird breakfast at the Hungry Hippo: 89 Baht!
Reduced
Boom Bar
Boom Bar on Soi LK Metro reduced its space from a two-unit shop to a one-unit one.
Exotic Devil
Exotic LK
Exotic LK is the successlor of Devil's Den in Soi Buakhao.
Friend's Cocktail Bar
Friend's Cocktail Bar
Your Friend's on Soi Buakhao introduced a Cocktail Bar with an international buffet from 17:00 until 21:00 for 199 Baht. The first drink is free.
Comeback
Heaven Above
Heaven Above, years ago a very famous A Go-Go bar in Soi Diamond, is scheduled to (re)open on Saturday, October 3rd, in Soi Boomerang (off Soi Buakhao) as Lounge A Go-Go.
Heaven Above
Number One?
Number One Bar
Opposite Kasikorn's Soi Buakhao Branch at the entrance to Soi Made in Thailand, the brand new Number One Bar has opened in completely renovated rooms..
Moved
Pig-Chick
Pig-Chick, Soi Buakhao's specialty shop for Pork. Beef, Chicken and Eggs, is now located opposite the Kasikorn Branch at the entrance to Soi Made in Thailand.
Sports Bar goes to the Dom
Dom Bar
Soi Buakhao's Sports Bar, located to the left of the still closed Sugar Sugar A Go-Go Club, got a new outfit, a new owner and a new name: Dom Bar.
The 80's are over
The Krazy 80's Bar
The Krazy 80's Bar on Soi Buakhao closed the door and the lights.
Nevertheless, we will keep you up-to-date.
StarMax closed
StarMax closed
StarMax, located on Soi Buakhao between Soi 15 and Soi Boomerang, closed the lights.
The venue is up for rent. Should you be interested in the one-unit shop house, please call 086 321 4172.
StarMax closed
Crashed? Updated
Pook Plaza
Pook Plaza, a Ladyboy place in Soi Buakhao, closed down.
Pook Plaza
Update (October 18th): Pook Plaza is now up to rent.
McDonald's closed
StarMax closed
McDonald's in Soi Buakhao, opposite the Tree Town complex, closed its door.
While all KFC branches opened after the relaxation of the corona regulations, about half of McDonald's outlets remained closed in Pattaya.
The preference of the Thai people is clearly visible even without a public opinion poll..
Amazon Beer Bar closed
Amazon Beer Bar closed
Amazon Beer Bar closed. The owner waits for better times to reopen another bar at another place, he said.
Soi 6
Tasty Coffee
Southern Coffee
Soi Six not only offers first class service girls, since a few days you can also enjoy an excellent coffee in the new branch of Southern Coffee, opened in the rooms of the former Club 6 Bar.
New Bar
Bar Ku Ni
Bar-Ku-Ni is the name of the newest venue in this fabulous Soi.
The new bar was opened in the rooms of a former tattoo shop, just a few metres from the entrance of the Soi from Pattaya Beach Road, to the left of Mama's Restaurant.
Walking Street
The Lighthouse reopened
The Lighthouse A Go-Go
Pattaya Sweethearts reports that The Lighthouse A Go-Go was reopened during the first week of October.
Rocket Food
Rocket Beer Bar
To the left of the still closed Spicy Girl A Go-Go Club a Rocket Beer Bar was opened in the rooms of a somewhat scruffy Thai Food outlet.
A long time ago, the place at the entrance to Soi Diamond was known as Otto's Calypso Bar.
Play Girl reopened Updated
Play Girl A Go-Go
Play Girl A Go-Go was reopened on 1 October, but the Airport Club in the same building, normally also an A Go Go bar, currently sells shoes and "sexy" underwear.
Update (October 5th): Play Girl A Go-Go & the Airport's sexy shop were closed again.
We will keep you up-to-date.
11010
11010
In Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, where the failed Overmind a Go-Go Bar used to be, we discovered a brand new sign* announcing a new bar with a new concept and style.
Let's wait and see!
We will keep you up-to-date.
*11010 is the US ZIP code of Franklin Square, NY, but in ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) error # 11010 means Request timed out (IP_REQ_TIMED_OUT).
Reduced Cavalli
Cavalli closed
Cavalli by Nashaa, the new international Indian Disco, decided that it is not worth to open on weekdays. The venue now opens on weekends only..
Le Stud closed
Le Stud closed
Le Stud by Nashaa Club, a gay disco at Tony's former entertainment complex, closed the lights after a hyped opening party on August 20th. The venue was a flop from its start!
Tony's Disco is back
Tony's Disco is back
Tony's Disco had its comeback on October 17th.
Bliss in the dark
Bliss A Go-Go
Since October 1st, Bliss A Go-Go is in the dark again.
We will keep you up-to-date.
7-ELEVEN closed down
7/11
The rooms of the former 7-ELEVEN in front of Insomnia Disco are up to rent. The mini market closed down.
End of Games
Pig-Chick
Game Square, located below the Galaxy Night Club and the Pier Disco, was closed and the shop was completely cleared of all installed equipment on October 4th.
Game Land at the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex suffered the same fate.
Cleared out
Cleared out
Galaxy, the Russian nightclub as well as the small restaurant and The Pier Disco Club were cleared.
At the time of writing it is still uncertain whether the disco will be brought back to life or not.
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The Fun starts here
Advice
Advice
Enjoy the night
Enjoy the night
Enjoy the little things
Enjoy the little things
We are watching you
We are watching you
Men United
United men
I'm great too!
I'm great too!
I know reading
I know reading too
I wear a mask and you?
Wear a mask!
Mind vs Heart
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Very hot
Very hot
Amazing Switzerland
Fried Eggs in Switzerland
Fried Eggs in Switzerland
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Virus Warnings Updated
Outbreak of Dengue Fever
Outbreak of Dengue Fever
There have been 61'662 cases of dengue fever in Thailand with 41 deaths in the first 9½ months of this year.
While Thailand seems to have the corona virus under control, the situation with dengue fever, another viral disease, is extremely worrying in the Kingdom.
Thailand's Public Health Officials advise people to make sure that there is no standing water around their homes, as this is a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus.
Updated
October 11th: Mae Hong Son province in northern Thailand has reported the highest incidence by far with nearly 500 per 100'000 population. This is followed by Rayong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum and Chainat provinces.
Be Aware of Dengue
Chikungunya Outbreak
Another dangerous virus in this area is the Chikungunya virus. It is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.
The most common symptoms of infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.
The Chikungunya virus was found for the first time in the Americas on islands in the Caribbean in late 2013.
The virus was imported by infected travellers into new areas such as Thailand.
Currently there is no vaccine for prevention or medication to treat a Chikungunya virus infection.
Updated
October 11th: Health officials in Thailand are reporting 9'486 chikungunya cases in 72 provinces through October 5th. No deaths have been reported so far.
Measles Outbreak
Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by measles virus.
Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40°C, cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes. Small white spots may form inside the mouth two or three days after the start of symptoms. A red, flat rash which usually starts on the face and then spreads to the rest of the body typically begins three to five days after the start of symptoms.
Measles is an airborne disease which spreads easily from one person to the next through the coughs and sneezes of infected people.
No specific treatment is available but the measles vaccine is effective at preventing the disease and is exceptionally safe.
Through May 2nd, Thailand has seen 765 measles cases in 55 provinces. Narathiwat, Chiang Rai, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phuket and Chiang Mai have been hardest hit by the measles.
Kill the Virus Updated
How to Handwash
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  • Wash your hands with a good soap.
    Hands are one of the most common ways that a virus spreads from one person to the next.
    Most viruses and some bacteria have lipid membranes that resemble double-layered micelles. These membranes are studded with important proteins that allow viruses to infect cells and perform vital tasks that keep bacteria alive.
    These lipid (fatty) bilayer are the weakest link of a virus.
    When you wash your hands with soap and water, you surround any microorganisms on your skin with soap molecules. Soap dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart.
  • The coronavirus is spread from person to person when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes. So people in close contact are at high risk.
    The influenza virus is spread in a similar way. A study shows when healthcare workers are within 1.8 metres of patients with influenza, their risk of being infected is increased.
    We therefore recommend to stay away from mass gatherings and to keep a distance of 2 meters to other people.
    Nowadays this behaviour is called social distancing and is a tool to slow down the spread of a disease that is passed on from person to person.
  • There have been reported outbreaks of COVID-19 in some closed settings, such as restaurants, nightclubs, places of worship or places of work where people may be shouting, talking, or singing.
    In these outbreaks, aerosol transmission, particularly in these indoor locations where there are crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces where infected persons spend long periods of time with others, cannot be ruled out.
    Aerosols are very small droplets that can contain the COVID-19 virus and are able to stay suspended in the air for longer periods of time.
  • A virus can not enter your body throught the skin. The virus get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat.
    Therefore it is important to protect your eyes, nose and mouth, at least if you are one of those people who likes to touch the face with the hands.
    Keep in mind, that the average person touches the face 23 times per hour.
  • Avoid the polite but unsanitary greeting by shaking hands.
    Rather nod your head or use the WAI that is common in Thailand.
  • Do not kiss your partner or any other people
  • Refrain from sex or use a condom!
  • Wear a face mask and/or a face shield
  • Stay at home - and wait for better times!
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