Pattaya News Flash
Breaking News
December 2010
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If Thailand's Interior Ministry will issue 24 hour licenses for Pattaya's entertainment venues, Itthiphol's Fun City will be renamed to Insomnia, a source close to City Hall says...

New Clinic on Soi 7 opened
Clinic A-Go-Go
Pattaya's most revealing Clinic opened on December 28th on Soi 7, a few meters only from Pattaya's Beach Road.
The new A Go-Go is the only clinic here in Pattaya where patients are allowed to order alcohol for drinking and hiring nurses for privat audiences.

Atlantis closed!
Atlantis closed!
Since December 26th Atlantis A Go-Go, the former Paris A Go-Go, on Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, is closed!

Not closed!
Not closed!
There are rumors in the internet that Far East Rock A Go-Go on Soi Post Office (Soi 13/2) closed. That's not the case. The club is still running, but the venue is a Daylight bar. Usually the bar opens at 13:00 and closes at 21:00.

Highlight of the Year:
Corrupted Technology in Pattaya...
Technology in Pattaya...

Highlight of the Month:
The average cup size of Chinese women has grown two centimetres over the last four years...

Don't Tell Mama
Don't Tell Mama
Don't tell Mama that the bar with this name at the 'old' Simon Bar Complex on Walking Street, across from Tony's Discotheque, got replaced by Rolling Stone Bar 6...

Santa Fé
goes Carrefour
Santa Fé goes Carrefour
Santa Fé Steak House is replacing California Grill at Carrefour's 1st floor.
Santa Fé already runs a Steak House at BigC's CentralCenter in Northern Pattaya. It's popular with Russian tourists and Thai citizens.

New on Pattaya
Beach Promenade
New on Pattaya Beach Promenade
Dog(s) waiting for customers on Pattaya Beach Promenade.
Obviously Thailand's dogs are learning fast...

Survey Scam!
Survey Scam!
If you have ever walked along Pattaya's Roads then you will surely have been stopped by some people carrying clipboards asking you to fill out a 'survey'.
Of course the survey is a sham, and they are actually after contact details so that high pressure salesmen can ring your hotel and try to sell you timeshare holiday homes.
At the moment the touts are working on Pattaya Beach Road at the entry to Pattaya City Walk.

Venus is Back!
Venus is Back!
Venus Lounge on Pattaya's 3rd Road reopened with a completely refurbished front garden and some new, but locally grown goddesses.

Forgetful Pattaya
Forgetful Pattaya
Since end of May 2010 Pattaya Beach is populated with unmanned observation towers.
On December 16th the Chief of the Sea Rescue Teams of Pattaya explained that Pattaya Rescue Teams are now being appointed to find officials to stand by and to rectify this shortfall in the near future...
In Thai the term in the near future can describe a few days, a few weeks, a few month or years or even an eternity.

New on Soi Buakhaow
New on Soi Buakhaow
At all, at nice and hassle-free Coffee and Beer venue opened on Soi Buakhaow, about 150 meters from Soi Buakhaow's nightmarket.

Good News for visitors of Mixx Discotheque
Good News for visitors of Mixx Discotheque
Since December 11th Big Mouth D.J. Domination (according to his very own ratings The Best D.J. in Asia, The Best D.J. in South East Asia and The Best Hip-Hop D.J. in Asia) is working at least 3 days a week at the new Mixx Discotheque in Bangkok. Take the chance to enjoy a few evenings at Bali Hai's Mixx Disco without his stupid jingles...
With his night-long self-praises D.J. Domination should get an award as Pattaya's most ridiculous person.

Club Boesché closed
On December 15th, in the middle of Pattaya's 'High Season', Club Boesché, once one of Pattaya's most popular A Go-Go Bars, had to close.
Pattaya is missing the Western tourists badly.

Cheap Charly's
Dolphin Beer Garden
Cheap Charly Beer Garden
Dolphin Beer Garden sells its Draft Beer for 28 Baht only. The new venue at Beach Road, a few meters from Central Road, usually is a quiet place. You can talk to your friends without shouting at each other.

On top of Walking Street's new Fahrenheit A-Go-Go the Majestic Guesthouse opened.

Stupid Map
from Stupid People
Stupid Map from Stupid People
At the entry to shopping centers around the town The Chonburi Provincial Administration Organisation and City Hall are installing maps of the region and Pattaya.
Stupid Map from Stupid People
The maps show villages and towns from Chon Buri down to Sattahip. But a city named Naklua, Pattaya or Jomtien can't be found on the new map.
City Hall is managed by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunpluem, the Chonburi Provincial Administration Organisation by his brother Sontaya Khunpluem.
Stupid Map from Stupid People
It is obviously once again that the two brothers prefers to work with bunglers and not with professionals in the business.

The BED is empty
The BED is empty, my lady said when she came back from her shopping tour on December 11th.
The BED promotion booth on the fifth floor of CentralFestival disappeared and with it the promoted nightclub at the Amari Nova Suites.

New Travel Agency
New Travel Agency
At the entry to New Living Dolls One A Go-Go an unofficial Thailand Tourism Development Center is replacing the failed French Bistro and the Chinese Chippy.
New Travel Agency

New Shoe Shop
New Shoe Shop
At the building between Champion A Go-Go and Goodfellas Nightclub, until October 2010 the home of the famous German Bier-Kutsche, a shoe and leather shop will open very soon.
It seems that the Findig / Udomagg shop across from Living Dolls Showcase is such a good business that the company decided to open a second shop on Walking Street.
Happy Walking!

Irish Eyes closed
Irish Eyes closed
Irish Eyes, the bar on Soi Diamond , closed again.
The bar got closed at the end of May 2010, but reopened a few weeks later.

Luna Massage
Luna Massage
Luna Massage opened on Pattaya Central Road.

Fast Correction
Fast Correction
Red Lite Privat Club on Walking Street was open for 2 days only. Then the owners apparently detected there is no demand for a private club in Pattaya. They changed the format. Red Lite is now a Thai massage shop...
Red Lite Massage
On December 20th Red Lite re-installed its Private Club sign on Walking Street: Red Lite Private Massage Club or what?
Red Lite Private Massage Club?

Powers A-Go-Go closed
Powers A-Go-Go closed
Powers A-Go-Go on Walking Street closed on December 6th. It was foreseeable: The club's most attractive ladies left the bar at the end of November.
Powers A-Go-Go closed

Cosy's A-Go-Go closed
Cosy's A-Go-Go closed
Cosy's A-Go-Go on Walking Street closed on December 3rd.

Gentlemen's Club closed and reopened and ...
Gentlemen's Club closed
Gentlemen's Club on Soi Diamond closed on December 3rd, but reopened on December 8th.
A case to keep tab on...

Dog Taxi
Dog Taxi
Dogs don't have to walk on Walking Street.

Carrefour Thailand:
Mathematical Geniuses
Carrefour sells 1'000 gram of its Carrefour PowerWash detergent for 37 Baht, but the very same detergent in a 3'500 gram bag for 152 Baht.
If you buy the larger bag you pay 17.5% or 22.50 Baht to much!
1'000 gram of Carrefour's UltraColor detergent costs 37 Baht too, but the 3'500 gram bag costs 159 Baht.
That's 19.5% or 29.5 Baht too much!
Never forget the calculator when shopping in Thailand!

Education in Thailand
Private School Eduction
From December 2nd to 4th 2010 CentralFestival hosted a Private School Eduction Expo of Learning Exchange.
They even had a stage to present the participating schools. The highlight of the presentation was a parade of kratoeys.
Private School Eduction
Amazing Education!
We assume that Eduction is a Thai short form for Education, created by Thailand's highly skilled workforce...

Tony's Temple
Tony's Temple
Tony's Grecian Temple is inching towards Pattaya's Walking Street.

65 Baht in Thailand
65 Baht
How much do you pay?

Sexy Gaolers
Sexy Gaolers
AlcatraZ, Pattaya's latest A-Go-Go Club, features Sexy Gaolers.
I recommend Pattaya's Police to change its tailor and ask AlcatraZ' management for the address of their dressmaker.

Some boothes on Tukcom's 2nd floor sell fake Nokia Mobile Phones as Nokia C3 & Nokia N83!
Most Thais know them as Nokia Tschin Daeng (Red China Nokia) but Pattaya Police is ignoring them gracefully...

Seen on a T-shirt:
On the front:
I love my boyfriend!
On the back:
I still have space for someone else.

My Daddy is my ATM
My Daddy...
79 Baht at Tesco/Lotus.

My next T-shirt:
I love my Girlfriend and she loves my wallet.

Now we know it!
Now we know it!
Hineken is the fake one, Heineken the real one!
Or vice versa...

Motta, the art of handtailored elegance
During October a worker told me that he is working for a exclusive new nightclub. But the new building between Walking Street's Jewels Creation and Bangkok Bank's Exchange Booth will open as an (exclusive) Tailor Shop: Motta, the art of handtailored elegance.
Motta, the art of handtailored elegance
And I always thought that Motta is an Italian Gelato (produced by Nestlé)...
Motta, Italian Gelato
On new signs Motta is suggesting to be a Hugo Boss Specialist...
Hugo Boss Specialist
... and I am the producer of Motta Ice Creams...

Motoroom reopened?
Motoroom reopened
On December 2nd Coyote dancers were working again at Motoroom on Walking Street.
The club was closed since November 15th.
On December 3rd the venue turned down the lights around midnight, but on December 6th the ladies danced again...
On December 8th the venue activated its own noisemaker. It seems the loudspeakers have to replace the not existing touts and to scare away the visitors from King Café on the first floor. On December 9th touts replaced yesterday's very noisy speaker system.
Just another case to keep tab on...

Pastrami from Saigon?
Pastrami from Saigon?
Saigon Bistro at CentralFestival announces the world famous (Saigon?) Pastrami sandwich. In Pattaya (sorry: Vietnam) everything is possible.

Dairy Queen at CentralFestival sells this Original Hamburger for 29 Baht only and my friend says it's the best Hamburger he ever got in Pattaya.
He only became suspicious when he read the invoice. Did he eat a Hamburger as the ad tells or a Hamberger as the invoice suggests?
Next time I will order a Hamberger to be sure I will get the tasty one, he told me.

Chinese Chippy closed
Chinese Chippy closed
Chinese Chippy, the snack bar at the entry to New Living Dolls One on Walking Street, closed. Works are already on the way for something new.

Janyaporn closes
Janyaporn closes
Janyaporn, the old-established shoe and toys shop on Walking Street closes. The shop was located between Soi Diamond and the P72 Bar & Restaurant and was a popular meeting point with Short Time Ladies.

Lousy Performance
Lousy Performance
The reopened Performance Bar changed its format and is working with gays. The half-naked gay dancers are a shame for Walking Street.
I never saw such a tasteless performance on Walking Street.
On December 6th the venue changed it's name to GUY Club...

on Walking Street
Honey, the ice cream bar
At the small bar complex across from Soho Square a Honey Ice Cream Bar opened. It's a completely hassle free place. We couldn't spot any ladies. Not even copies of them.

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Pattaya Countdown 2011
Pattaya Countdown
Pattaya, the City that never sleeps, launched the longest New Year celebration in Thailand.
The event happened at Bali Hai Pier, South Pattaya, daily from 18:00-01:00, from December 25th until December 31st, 2010.
The festivities were featuring fireworks, a fair full of ever lasting souvenirs and foods from almost all regions of Thailand as well as free shows performed by Thailand's top artists. City Hall announced more than 60 of Thailand's most popular artists, including 3 representatives of Miss Thailand 2010. A large market along Pattaya's Beach Promenade sold everything, including a hosts of foods from all over Thailand and all sorts of Thailand's popular copycat products.
It not only sounded like an attack on your wallet, stomage, ears, eyes and feet, it was one.
The Pattaya Countdown 2011 was sponsored by Beer Chang, GMM media (Grammy) and Yamaha. Yamaha presented its latest scooter, the Fiore.
The free shows were braodcasted live by Modern Nine TV, True Vision Channel 98 and Bang Channel.
Marquee's Vespa Party
Marquee's Vespa Party
On December 24th the famous Marquee Bar & Café on Soi Buakhaow celebrated Christmas with a successful Vespa Party. Dozens of old and new Vespas arrived with their owners and enjoyed the 'Holy Vespa Night'.
In the future there will be a Vespa Party every 3 months. Join it!
Marquee's Vespa Party
New A Go-Go in Soi LK-Metro
New A Go-Go in Soi LK-Metro
Kiss A Go-Go opened on December 21st on Soi LK Metro at the Blue Moon Bar & Guesthouse. The area surrounding Soi LK-Metro has now five A Go-Go Clubs: Chapagne A Go-Go, The Office A Go-Go and the new Kiss A Go-Go on Soi LK-Metro, Oasis A Go-Go on Soi Buakhaow and the Baby Boum A Go-Go on a small Soi opposite of Soi Buakhaow's Siam Sawasdee Hotel. Rumours tell that a few other bars in that area are considering to jump the A Go-Go bandwagon too.
New Icebar
New Icebar

V2O Icebar, currently located on Soi Happy A Go-Go, off Walking Street, will move next year into the building already housing Fahrenheit & AlcatraZ A Go-Go clubs, just at the entry to Soi 15.
Mysterious Bali Hai Entertainment Complex
Mysterious Bali Hai Entertainment Complex
On the third floor of the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex the Mixx Discotheque is located, which is, according to Asia's best D.J., Pattaya's best dancing.
On the second floor of the building is Caramel, a Strip Hall and Restaurant. It opened this month for 2 nights only and without the announced European Ladies. Since then you can spot construction workers almost every day on the 2nd floor.
The first floor should be the home of the LimaLima Club and a coyotee club called First Class. But the floor is a construction site since more than a year and with an ever changing layout. Nevertheless, Fist Class already runs advertisements in some of Pattaya's free publications and the LimaLima Club announces a concert with Bob Sinclair on December 28th at the first floor of Bali Hai with banners on Walking Street and on its website.
The first floor of Bali Hai's Entertainment Complex is a construction site since more than a year.

LimaLima's last concert with Boy George was announced for Bali Hai too, but happened at the then unfinished Walking Street building of the Torus Disco...
Update: Bob Sinclair's concert did not happen at the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex. It was an open air event at a nearby building site...
The Bob Sinclair open air event
The Bob Sinclair open air event
The new (unfinished) Lima Lima entry at the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex.
and the new (unfinished) LimaLima entry at the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex.
New Threats for Pattaya's Tourism Industry
Russia is redirecting its tourists to other countries.
After Thailand's decision to extradite alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the USA, Russia adviced its tourist agencies to redirect their parta of tourists to other countries in the region, mainly Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
A few organisations 'supervising' Russian tourists here in Pattaya already reacted and reduced their good paid Thai staff or are on the way to close down their offices completely.
Russians are known as 'big spender' in restaurants and shops here in Pattaya and Thailand as a whole.
The Iranian Iceberg.
The influx of Iranian tourists poses a risk for Thailand too. Iran is known as the biggest illicit drugs exporting country into Thailand. The drug is known as 'ice' and is available in both crystallised and liquefied forms. Drugs police this year have already arrested 75 Iranians carrying a total of 164kg of the illicit drug. But that's only the tip of the iceberg. Iranians are 'white washing' some money from this lucrative drug trade right here in Thailand and, perhaps, in Pattaya.
Thailand's Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) says most drug smugglers arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport are from Iran. Iranian nationals travelling to Bangkok appear at the top of drug police watch lists.
Crystal meth, or ice, is the second most popular illicit drug in Thailand and is sold mainly in Bangkok and Pattaya., but Amphetamine is still Thailand's most popular illicit drug. Thailand's Government just announced a new 'war on drugs'.
Update: On December 28th Pattaya Police arrested an 40-year old Iranian tourist and his 24-year old Thai girlfriend in their apartment in South Pattaya. They were charged with possession of a class 1 drug with intent to sell.
Good Business
Good Business
Good Business

Good Business
Even with two extra rows at the entry the Food Fair Entertainment Area near the Southern end of Walking Street is full of happy people from Russia. And the Food Fair's popular Sea Food and Steak Restaurant can profit and has to feed a lot of hungry guests too.
New Boulevard Café
New Boulevard Café
The Nautic Inn Hotel on Pattaya's Beach Road is finishing its new Boulevard Bar & Café with Restaurant. It will open soon.
New on Second Road
Best traditions of german Breweries
Beerfest, across from Alcazar, is suggesting to work in Best traditions of german Breweries. But its name already reveals it: The venue's target are visitors from Russia. In Germany a Beer is a Bier and a Fest is a Bierfest...
Additional Information: The European Court of Justice decided that the Bavaria Pilsener is a beer from Holland's Bavaria Brewery NV and not a German Beer. Therefore Bavaria Pilsener is a Beer from the Nederlands but not an Original Bayerisches Bier from Munich!
The City where everything is on sale
The City where everything is on sale
Outlet CityThe OK Group and Factory Outlet City will launch a Pattaya Outlet Fair from December 24th until January 4th on Pattaya Beach Road, between Soi 6 and the Hard Rock Café.
The city where everything is on sale.
Deadly Thai Army
Thai special forces killed at least 3 people in a temple
Leaked state documents shows that the Thai military played a larger role in the killing of civilians during political unrest in Bangkok this year than officials have acknowledged.
Thai special forces positioned on an elevated railway track fired into the grounds of Wat Prathumwanaram, where several thousand protesters had taken refuge on May 19th 2010.
At least three of six people shot dead at the temple were likely killed by troops, the investigation found.
The Thai army always denied soldiers were responsible for the killings at the temple and Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is still reluctant to accept that security forces could have played a role in killing civilians during the street clashes in April and May...
More Money
Increase of the Minimum Daily Wage
Thailand's National Wage Committee has decided to increase the minimum daily wage throughout the country by an average 11 Baht!
Workers in Phayao, Si Sa Ket, Amnat Charoen, Nakhon Sawan, Phetchabun, Uthai Thani and Prachuap Khiri Khan will receive the lowest rise: 8 Baht a day.
Workers in Nan, Tak, Surin, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Phanom, Chaiyaphum, Lampang, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Chiang Rai, Buri Ram, Roi Et, Yasothon, Sakon Nakhon, Chai Nat, Suphan Buri, Trat, Lamphun, Samut Songkram, Ang Thong, Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Samut Prakan and Bangkok will get 9 Baht more.
Workers in Phitsanulok, Mae Hong Son, Uttaradit, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Kamphaeng Phet, Nong Khai, Nakhon Nayok, Loei, Sa Kaeo, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani and Samut Sakhon will have 10 Baht more in their pockets every single working day.
Workers in Pattani, Narathiwat, Ubon Ratchathani, Sing Buri, Phetchaburi and Rayong will get a 11 Baht hike.
Workers in Phrae, Phichit, Sukhothai, Udon Thani, Yala, Chanthaburi, Kanchanaburi, Lop Buri, Ranong and Chon Buri (Pattaya) wiil get a 12 Baht increase.
Workers in Surat Thani, Chumphon, Trang, Ratchaburi, Phangnga, Chachoengsao and Prachin Buri will get 13 Baht more.
Workers in Phatthalung, Satun and Krabi will get a 14 Baht rise.
Workers in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Songkhla will get an extra 15 Baht each working day.
And last but not least, workers in Phuket will get 17 (!) Baht more, the highest increase. Phuket's Labourers will get a daily minimum wage of 221 Baht.
According to Thailand's National Wage Committee about 2 million Thai workers and 2 million foreign workers will benefit from the wage rise. It is estimated that 14.69 billion Baht in extra money will be circulating in Thailand's economy.
Workers in ST & LT businesses do not benefit from the committee's wage rise. Their tariffs are a cut above Thailand's minimum wages.
The new wages will be effective as of January 1st, 2011.
Used abbreviations: ST = Short-time, LT = Long-time, a cut above = 5 times (or more).
New Configuration
New Configuration
Pattaya's new Traffic Light is joking road users on 3rd Road at the entry to Carrefour and nobody shuts it down...
Update: On December 8th, just a day after we published this picture the signal was shut down. It seems this 'high-tech' company doesn't provide any replacement modules to keep a signal running. It needed 7 days to bring back the signal to full operation on December 15th, 2010.
Rainbow Colors
On December 20th the new electronic showed its full potential and allowed all available colors to shine concurrently. The designers of these electronic circuits must be very creative and fanciful people...
January 30th 2011: Pattaya's International Bedrace
January 30th 2011
Don't miss Pattaya's International Bedrace. January 30th 2011 on Walking Street!
This year's funniest event: Pattaya Bedrace 2010
Nicholas in Pattaya
Nicholas in Pattaya
Funny Pattaya...
Branded Jeans
Levi's & Wrangler Jeans for 250 - 350 Baht!
Since many months boothes at almost all major shopping centers here in Pattaya are selling Levi's and Wrangler branded jeans.
It is not clear if these jeans are originals, substandard or second hand goods, or simply fake products.
But according to my lady, regular readers of this page already know that she knows everything a little better than ordinary people, all this products are low-grade copies of the originals.
If that is true, the distributor of this goods must have very good connection with the police. Pattaya's Police is known for taking every opportunity to confiscate fake products and to clean-up Pattaya from all products violating Thailand's powerful copyright laws...
New Bar Zoning Regulations
Entertainment Venues
on Walking Street can stay open until 03:00!
Just a few days after Bangkok's apparently jobless Royal Thai Police tried to enforce a 02:00 closure of Pattaya's Walking Street bars, City Hall introduced new bar zoning regulations around Pattaya on Thursday, November 25th 2010.
Venues in selected areas in South Pattaya, including Walking Street, can stay open until 03:00, outside of the main zone, bars are permitted to open until 02:00. Thailand's national laws requiring entertainment venues to close at 02:00.
Provincial Police from Chonburi along with Pattaya Police will enforce the new regulations.
With the possibility of an application being made to the Interior Ministry for 24 hour licenses in the near future it is essential venues comply with the current regulations, an official said.
According to Mayor Itthiphol Khunpluem Pattaya is a special administrative zone and a hub for the country's tourism industry. Closing down the town during the nights hurts the city's reputation and the income of its business owners.
Nevertheless, instead of cleaning up the capital from its 'cigarette police', the Nigerian & the Airport Maffia and Thailand's unscrupulous politicians Bangkok's Royal Thai Police is showing its unscrupulous power in Pattaya with nightly raids in Soi Buakhaow, North Pattaya and Naklua.
New Bus Service
Pattaya - Phuket - Pattaya
New Phuket - Pattaya Bus Service
A new daily Bus Service connects Pattaya with Phuket, a destination that likes to top Pattaya, but never succeeded. The Bus starts from Pattaya's North Road, opposite of Thanachart Bank's new building, at 18:00. Travel distance is 1009 kilometer. The bus has 36 seats in its economy class and 6 seats in its VIP department. Tickets cost 848 Baht (economy class) or 1131 Baht (VIP). For more information please click (gracefully in Thai only).
The New Address:
AlcatraZ, Walking Street, Pattaya, 20150 Thailand
AlcatraZ, Walking Street, Pattaya
AlcatraZ opened on December 2nd 2010 at about 21:00. Happy jailing!
It is known that a night at an American or European jail is as expensive as a night at a five star hotel. Pattaya's AlcatraZ isn't an exception from that incomprehensible rule...
News from Bali Hai Entertainment Complex
New Phuket - Pattaya Bus Service
On the second floor of Bali Hai's Entertainment Complex the Caramel Strip Hall & Restaurant will open soon with Fresh Food, Drinks and (European) Girls. The venue is just waiting for its own elevator.
I just wonder how the Strip Hall will coexists with Thailand's current law(s)...
Festive Pattaya
Royal Garden Plaza
Unbelievable Thailand
Not a Christmas Story!
Abortion is illegal in Thailand unless the mother's health is in danger or she has been the victim of rape and/or incest.
According to Nattaya Boonpakdee, coordinator of the Women's Health Advocacy Foundation, a legal (?) and safe abortion is provided by state hospitals only.
Women who have abortions face a jail term of up to three years and a fine of up to 6'000 baht.
Those who carry out an abortion, even with the consent of pregnant women, are liable to up to five years in jail and a fine of up to 10'000 baht. The punishment increases to up to seven years in jail and a fine of up to 14'000 baht if the abortion seriously injures pregnant women.
When the auhorities found 2'002 aborted foetuses at Wat Phai Ngern Chotanaram (temple) on November 16th, the officials acted fast and ordered the closure of all abortion clinics, but a senior police officer denied there were any such clinics in the district.
Nevertheless, within a single day health officials were able to identify 3'900 (!) clinics which they believe are performing abortions. Why was no action taken against these clinics previously to support the law and what these officials did with the list(s) of these clinics? Collecting money for their livelihood?
According to Health Service Support Department chief Somchai Pinyopornpanit many clinics had closed their doors after the mass foetus discovery. They try to avoid prosecution. Some clinics displayed signs saying they were closed temporarily. Dr Somchai confirmed that his agency is lacking the manpower to inspect more than 4'000 medical clinics in Bangkok and 10'000 more in the provinces..., but Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanavisit said the government would intensify the crackdown on abortion clinics across the country. The minister also told the press that some family planning, beauty care and cosmetic surgery clinics and drug rehabilitation centres operated as a front for abortion facilities.
Many Buddhists believe abortions can generate a bad karma for the participants.
Therefore the monks at Wat Sriboonruang in Soi Ramkhamhaeng 107 in Bang Kapi district organised a ceremony of mourning for the souls. Everything needed for the ritual will be provided at the temple and participants have to pay 300 Baht for that, a man who works at the temple told the press.
Normally, religious rituals at temples are free of charge. Attendees would donate money as they wished.
When is a Thai Massage Parlour a Bordel?
When is a Body Massage Parlour a Bordel?
A few weeks ago I met a few Expats at an eatery. When I arrived they were in the middle of a discussion about a recent police raid on Soi Buakhaow.
Police from Chon-Buri Immigration together with the Anti-Human Trafficking Division Police raided a small but well-known parlour in the area and arrested the owner of the business for providing illegal prostitution services on the premises.
The venue in question announced its services as traditional Thai massages and enjoy Thai massage.
As you know, all kind of prostitution is illegal in this amazing country, not only if its done in a hidden-place, but also if its announced in big letters.
Everybody knows what happens at location announcing Body Massage and what you will get for the 1'000 to 2'000 Baht (or more) you have to pay at these establishments, but no single present Expat could understand why venues advertising their services without any peekaboo don't get the visit of the police...
Some expats assumed that Pattaya's Police don't know to read and just are waiting until a worried citizen gives a phone call, but one Farang, apparently living here for more than 20 years, had a logical explanation for that phenomenon. At least it was accepted by all other expats:
'If you open your Body Massage with an official speaker like Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunpluem, as it happened a few month ago with Rasputin Body Massage on Pattaya 2nd Road - a large parlour with more than 100 rooms, divided into different levels from regular rooms to VIP suites - then your business is legal. Otherwise not!' the well informed Farang said and nobody contradicted.
Rasputin Body Massage
At home, I remembered a case that doesn't support the Farang's conclusion:
Some times ago the Mixx Disco at the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex got the visit of a bunch of policemen just a day after the club had its big party with Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunpluem.
Therefore the discussion can start again, or - perhaps - not:
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunpluem is still with us, that police chief not.
And a disco here in Pattaya isn't the same as a massage parlour - in the eyes of the police - but we all know it better, or - perhaps - not.
The cheating Pizza Company
The cheating Pizza Company

On the advertisement it's announced for 79 Baht - but the bill asks 109 Baht! No refund!
This casket of rice, ham, mushrooms and a cream sauce is announced on your table at The Pizza Company's outlets for 79 Baht. But after the order, the invoice tells you that the food costs 109 Baht.
The employers at the Tesco/Lotus Branch at North Road can't explain the discrepancy with their (suddenly ?) missing english skills. I had to pay the invoice generated by the computer...
As usual, my lady had a simple explanation for the problem:
The Pizza Company belongs to Mister Dhanin Chearavanont, the owner of CP Group of companys, and he is a main supporter of the Yellow Shirts.
You can't trust any yellow shirts, she said. They all are cheating you!
And her daugther tells me:
It's the same with their Pizza's. They claim to sell Italian style Pizzas, but the 'pizzas' taste like donuts!
The cheating happened on November 21st 2010 (Loy Kratong Festival Day), at about 15:30, at its branch at Tesco/Lotus North Pattaya Rd.
World Super Club
World Super Club

World Super Club
An artist's vision of Soho Square's new World Super Club. Coming soon...?
An Iranian investor plans to create Southeast Asia's largest disco, 3-floor high. Soho Square is known for years for thinking big and announcing big events only.
Pattaya's Highly Educated Workforce
Joking - or simply stupid - officials?
Joking or simply stupid officials?
The first sign tells Turn Left Through, the second warns you Turn Left Waiting Light! Seen on 3rd Road/Central Road intersection.
Joking or simply stupid officials: The sign is back!

Traffic signs or road signs are signs erected at the side of roads to provide information to road users. They should be based on the United Nations Organisation Protocol. Most civilized contries are using it. But Pattaya's 'highly educated' officials ignore all standards to show the world their own stupidity.
Update #1: This page was just 2 (two) days online, when the second sign was removed...
Update #2: Since December 4th the removed sign is back and is partly covering the first one, but all drivers are ignoring the information, even if traffic police is controlling the lights.
This is Pattaya.
Pattaya is creating its very own trafic signs
Mayor Itthiphol Khunpluem:
Pattaya is a special administrative zone...
Pattaya: One way sign
Pattaya's One Way Sign on Walking Street: Wrong colors! Red means prohibited, even in Thailand.

Thailand's official One Way Sign looks like this:
Thailand: One way sign
International One Way Signs:
International: One way sign   International: One way sign
International: One way sign

Just another example of stupidity created by Pattaya's highly skilled workforce...
Experts are talking Rubbish!
On December 13th BBC World broadcasted HardTalk with a woman host interviewing Roger Martin from Optimum Population Trust.
Mister Martin not only called publication from other experts about population control 'absolute rubbish', he and his interviewer not even noted that Roger's theory of 2 childrens per family is absolute rubbish too.
If a woman or a man divorces and marries again, Mr. Martin's population control doesn't work any more.
The only population control that would work is a one child per person policy with special regulations for Gays, LadyBoys and stupid Experts...
We Like this Picture!
Such a nice Picture!
It shows the ignorance of Thai drivers like nothing else.
A Beautiful but Involuntary Liar
A Beautiful Liar
Comment superfluous...
Thailand's Skilled Workforce
Don't Touch the Wires
Because Thailand's skilled Workforce forget to place a warning at their work on Pattaya Beach Road Promenade, we did it. Security first!
The problem: Children can not read and simply like to touch!
Chonburi's Senator Surachai Chaitrakulthong is luring potential investors from Taiwan and other countries by promising 'Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled workforce'.
The contrary is true, Thailand's problem is the lack of a skilled workforce.
Lay Down in Pattaya...
Obviously Thai people can sleep anywhere...
Do not believe any advertisement! You don't need an expensive mattress or a 5-Star Hotel to have a good sleep - all you need is to lay down in Pattaya...
This Site is not Kosher!
This Site is not Kosher!

A new search engine from Israel lists kosher links only. We are happy to help it to identify this site correctly!
Last Month
Atlantis A-Go-Go
Carousel A-Go-Go
Club Relaxxx A-Go-Go
Fahrenheit A-Go-Go
First's Go-Go Lounge
Au bon Pain RGP
Samed Resort Motel
Gentlemen Spa 3rd Road
Redlite Walking Street
Apelsin Restaurant
Old Town Market Naklua
Délifrance RGP
First's Gentlemen Club
Paris A-Go-Go
California Grill Carrefour
Motoroom Coyote
Venus Lounge 3rd Road
For more information
click November News.
Pattaya's Mayor says
Itthiphol Khunpluem, the Mayor of Pattaya
Itthiphol Khunpluem, the Mayor of Pattaya, made clear he was on the side of business owners and agreed with their assertions that 70 percent of their business comes during late nights in the high season. The city is very concerned with maintaining a good image for fun-seeking tourists, the lovely Mayor added.
During Itthiphol's election campaign he promised to clean up Pattaya's red light districts and to transfer the city into a family resort. Apparently times have changed his mind...
If he ever had one.
Bye Bye Democracy
Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission states in a report that authoritarian forces are gaining ground in Thailand and are undermining the country's democratisation.
Thailand is clearly violating international laws, the report says.
Thai Army
... at its Best #1
Despite the presence of a Thai warship Somali pirates on Saturday December 25th captured a Thai bulk carrier with its 27 crew members in the Arabian Sea.
... at its Best #2
The Royal Thai Navy refused to approve the construction of a new passenger terminal at U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport.
Global Warming...
... at its Best!
Temperature in Europe and parts of Canada and the USA are reaching historic and century low levels.
Airports had to close and rail travel was disrupted too. Roads in a number of countries were described as treacherous.
Never believe in experts. If they talk about 'Global Warming' they tell rubbish only.
Global warming is a myth and big business but not a reality!
The world faces a climate change - as during the last millions of years.
New WikiLeaks Links
Update: WikiLeaks had to find new domain names after its original address was shut down because it was suffering massive attacks.
WikiLeaks has reported a string of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks since dumping the US documents.
The attacks are launched from computers located in the United States of America.
Amazon booted the site from its computer servers on Wednesday following pressure from US politicians, prompting the site to move to a French server, but its Industry Minister Eric Besson called for WikiLeaks to be banned from French servers...
In a twist to the story it has emerged that Amazon, which last week refused to host Wikileaks, is selling a Kindle version of the documents Wikileaks has leaked...
PayPal revealed that it would stop taking donations for WikiLeaks. PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks, the company said. WikiLeaks blamed US government pressure for the PayPal ban.
Visa and Mastercard are supporting Obama's administration & their 'liars' and closed WikiLeaks accounts.
PostFinance, the Swiss post office's bank, has shut the accounts of Wikileaks founder, saying that Julian Assange had provided false information regarding his place of residence during the account opening process.
Bank of America as well as other banks in the USA, closed all accounts and payments to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.
MSN seems to restrict information about WikiLeaks activities and prefers to attack its founder...
The US military in Iraq is trying to prevent soldiers from viewing WikiLeaks documents.
The White House told government agencies Friday to take measures to prevent employees without proper authorisation from accessing classified US diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks.
Is it that what US politicians understand under Freedom of Speech and Press Freedom?
Good Bye America!
Blame the USA!
Australia's Foreign Minister has said the US is to blame for the release of thousands of diplomatic cables on Wikileaks, not its Australian founder.
In a world of deceitfulness and lies we need WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks unmasks the falsehood of our diplomats and politicians.
Diplomats and Politicians are wrong!
After WikiLeaks disclosures diplomats and politicians all over the world explain why they need their negotiations secret.
They are completely wrong.
As all other officials in a government they get paid from our money. They have to work for our well-being. There is no space for any secrets. We taxpayers have every right to know what these people do.
We have the obligation to control their work.
iFarang™ ©2010
Double Standards
The United States of America request Freedom of Speech and Press Freedom for all others, but not for themselves, as WikiLeaks' latest cases show.
We don't need help!
We need $50 billions.
We need $80 billions.
We need $100 billions
We got $113 billions!
It's the only basis for recovery of the battered Irish economy, Ireland's Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said.
If you trust your politicians you lose your freedom - guaranteed!
iFarang™ ©2010
Silly PitPit claims
Today's Devils are known as Banks.
Support Corruption!
It helps the Rich stay rich and the Influents remain influent.
iFarang™ ©2010
Silly PitPit recommends
If you have to discredit the integrity of a person, charge him or she with sexual harassment.
Financial Crisis
No matter what your politicians like to tell you, the European Financial Crisis is far from being over.
iFarang™ ©2010
Pure Chinese
Stop English!
The Chinese Government ordered Chinese TV stations, Radio Broadcasters and Publishers of Books, Newspapers and Internetsites not to use English words, abbreviations and phrases anymore.
As a tourist - or even as an expat - you need a drug that relieves the symptons of acute diarrhoea.
One of the best know drug is Janssens's Imodium. For 28 Baht you get 4 tablets here in Thailand.
Thai generica named Lopil or Dainox are available at most drugstores. 10 pills costs about 30 Baht only.
All 3 brands are Loperamide HCI 2mg drugs.
Invest in Thailand?
Think Asia,
invest in Thailand?
With advertisements on BBC TV channels Thailand is luring Farangs and their companies to invest in Thailand.
But on November 15th, 2010, Thailand's Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij announced he is supporting the private sector in searching for new investment opportunities abroad to expand the production base.
By 2015 the Asean Economic Community will turn the markets of Asean member countries into a single market in the region to expand trade and investment, the minister said.
Thailand's heavy industry is already shifting to an industrial estate in Burma's western coastal city of Dawei.
Thailand's big ones, Italian Thai Development Plc (ITD), PTT Plc and Siam Cement Group are investing billions of US Dollars in Dawai.
So, why you should invest in Thailand, a beautiful country, but providing very low productivity:
The output by one Singaporean is equal to that of 8 Thai workers...
Thai Workforce
Quality made in Thailand.
Quality made in Thailand
AlcatraZ opened on December 2nd 2010. Until today its signs never worked perfectly.
Almost every night another part of its impressive lighting strip fails.
Chonburi's Senator Surachai Chaitrakulthong is luring potential investors from Taiwan and other countries by promising 'Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled workforce'.
The contrary is true, Thailand's problem is the lack of a skilled workforce.
Technology News
New Windows Operating System
Early next year Microsoft will release a completely new Windows Operating System for mobile applications as mobile phones, tablet computers and similar devices.

New ultra-thin Notebooks
Acer, Asustek and Lenovo are to launch new ultra-thin notebooks by the end of the first quarter 2011. The new notebooks are built around Intel's Sandy Bridge platform.

Cheap Android
China's bussy handset manufacturers will be able to build sub-$100 Android based smartphones using a new reference design created by Via Telecom and Wind River.

Please don't launch...
Google has asked consumer electronics companies to put their Android-based Google TV plans on hold while it improves the software.

Windows Phone 7
Microsoft announced that more than 1.5 million of Windows Phone 7 smartphones were sold by manufacturers in the first six weeks.
Last Word
Money is smart.
Thank you Christoph!
Swiss citizens and politicians of all colours in Switzerland have to thank Christoph Blocher.
He kept Switzerland out of the corrupt, debt-ridden and loudmouthed European Union.
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