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January 2013
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That's Pattaya!
Pattaya's Walking Street started the New Year with a power blackout!
Just when the patrons in the bars and restaurants prepared to welcome the New Year, Pattaya's famous Walking Street suffered a major power cut...
No comment from Big Mouth Pattaya, he celebrated his party at Bali Hai with a big firework at 24:00.

That's News Flash!
We missed Pattaya's Bedrace on January 27th.
Nevertheless, you can enjoy some very nice pictures from one of Pattaya's most funny event on Pattaya Days!

MiXX customs?
There are reports that three French men were being beaten by five security guards in the MiXX Discotheque, located at the notorious Bali Hai Entertainment Plaza.
The guards had mistakenly assumed the French men had thrown ice in the disco.
The guards beaten the tourists with batons, brass knuckles and stun guns...
Best rowdies in Asia?

What makes Bangkok happy?
A Suan Dusit Poll asked Bangkokians aged between 20 and 45 years.
32% (but mostly 20-25 years old women) said a smartphone or mobile is the device that makes life good.
The mobilephone is followed by television sets with 24%, notebooks or tablets with 23% and MP3 players with 5%.
If Susan Dusit would conduct a poll in Pattaya, they should also include a gadget known as Farang.
I am confident that it will outperform every single mobile device...

Pattaya Police provoked Traffic Chaos on North Road!
On January 8th Pattaya Police provoked a Traffic Chaos on Pattaya North Road.
More than 500 Police Officers from Pattaya's Police Divisions had to attended a parade held in front of Pattaya City Hall and needed one lane of Pattaya's North Road to park their vehicles.
The meeting was led by Police General Adul, the National Police Commissioner and supported by his Deputies, the Deputy Provincial Governor and the Mayor of Pattaya.
During the next 30 days more than 600 officers are taking part in an operation which is set to target those who use and distribute drugs.
According to the Police General 99% of all arrestees in Pattaya have been found to be involved in illegal drugs. That crime must be reduced to 'zero' within the 30 day period to improve the image of Pattaya the National Police Chief told the local Police.

2012 was a bad year for Thailand's Police Organisations
Corrupt policemen have been accused of many of 2012's biggest murders, robberies and drug crimes.
In almost evey larger crime here in Thailand at least one member of Thailand's Police was involved.
Bank robbering, the murder of influent people, transportation and distribution of illegal drugs and the organisation of illegal gambling are obviously the prefered working places of Thailand's Policemen.
Thailand's Police Organisations are known for being inefficient, lazy, unskilled and corrupt.
I am your best friend!
Smiling Police mascots can't change the bad image of Thailand's Police. Police theirselves have to change their behaviour.

Interested how Pattaya's Police Works?
Their websites tell you all:
Pattaya Police on Facebook.
If you can get some information they are completely outdated!
Not even the Organisation Chart is up-to-date!

Pattaya's 'highly professional' Policemen...
... do not wear gloves:
Pieces of evidence are wandering from one hand to the other, from Policeman to Policeman, completely unprotected!
They obviously take care that all fingerprints from a estimated delinquent can't be recovered.
It's common practice: You can fellow it almost daily on local TV stations.
It's hard to believe, but Pattaya's Policemen are working like dilettantes!

No Parking!?
No parking between 19:00 and 03:00
Parking not allowed between 19:00 and 03:00 the signs on South Road between Pattaya's Beach Road and Second Road tells.
Nevertheless, the area is still full of vehicles - everybody is ignoring the signs, including our lovely but lazy Police!
So why the signs stay still in place?

Extorting Police...
A video published on Youtube shows how an officer from Bangkok Police extort a 50'000 Baht bail from an obviously innocent cashier.
Pol Lt Col Choosak Chankwarng told the lady that she was under arrest for conspiring to sell counterfeit goods and must pay at least 50'000 Baht bail to go home...

Tukcom without Samsung Copies
(for the next few days)!
On January 9th visitors couldn't find any copycat products of Samsung's Tablets and Smartphones anymore.
The Police was faster and confiscated them before the shops could sell them.
Some shops on the 2nd floor of the notorious shopping center were almost empty, others had to close completely.
But we know by experience that it will take a few days only until the illegal goods will be back for another one or two months.
Update (Jan. 15th):
As expected, Samsung copies are back at most shops on Tukcom's 2nd floor.
Copies of Apple tablets and smartphones too. All 'dr.dre' - products on display are Original Copycat products.
Samsung and 'dr.dre' copies are on display at the 2nd floor of BigC Extra! on Pattaya Central Road too.
Update (Jan. 18th):
Police raided Tukcom's 2nd floor again, arrested 27 vendors and confiscated mobile phones and other smart devices bearing Apple and Samsung brandnames worth of 7 Million Baht.
Update (Jan. 19th):
The copycats are already back at the shops.

Pattaya voted 4th!
According to a survey conducted by Pattaya is voted #4 for nightlife travellers.
And here are the results:
 1: Bangkok
 2: Dubai
 3: Boracay
 4: Pattaya
 5: Tokyo
 6: Phuket
 7: Hong Kong
 8: Macau
 9: Taipei
10: Bali

Thailand's Bureaucrats
A Thai man in Prachin Buri province has been issued with an identity card with the birth date of February 31st, 1961. The expiry date of his card is February 30, 2020. His domicile registration paper shows the same 'mistake'. When he complained, officials told him to continue using the documents...

In the German speaking part of Switzerland a peut-être-li describes an object that sometimes is working and sometimes not. The Glamour A Go-Go Club located at Bali Hai's Entertainment Plaza is such an object...
Another peut-être-li is the New York New York A Go-Go Club on Soi Marine Plaza: Sometimes it opens on 21:00 or on 21:30 or on 22:00 or even later...

New Name?
New Name
Patta Patta or Pattaya city?
Out of Order!
Pattaya is back!
On January 17th Pattaya City was back on track!

Bali Hai Watch
Bali Hai Watch: Wrong Time
Should show 00:30, but...
Out of Order!
Bali Hai Watch: Still the Wrong Time
On January 17th the watch still showed a wrong time! It was just 00:43 when we took this picture...

Jail in the Dark
Alcatraz dark
On January 15th at 24:00 Alcatraz A Go-Go on Walking Street was without lights and had to close...

Made in Pattaya
Made in Pattaya
The Pier, the new disco on Walking Street, should get an attractive LED sign. Pattaya's Professionals are working on - but it still doesn't work the way it should!
Sign removed
We don't know who lost its temper, the designer or the purchaser, but on January 17th the new disco opened without sign.
Made in Pattaya
January 21st: The LED signs are back - but still not working!
Made in Pattaya
January 23rd: The LED signs are working!

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.

The flying Nightmare
Boeing Dreamliner
Boeing's Dreamliner:
Fuel leaks, failed electrical generators, oil leak inside an engine, a crack in the window on the pilot's side of the cockpit, smoke in the cockpit, improperly assembling, etc., etc. A never ending list of problems.
Both Japanese airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airline (JAL), decided on January 16th to ground all their 24 Dreamliners.
On January 17th all airlines using Boeings 787 grounded the jets.
US regulators have ordered a review of the 787 Dreamliner plane. The incidents put a question mark over the safety of Boeing's flagship plane.
On January 16th the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered US airlines to stop using 787s.
Our source insists that Boeing's Dreamliners are assembled in the USA and not in Thailand, but a quarter of the plane is manufactured in Britain.

Why Boeing calls its
B-787 Dreamliner?
The Aircraft is capable to fly in its engineers' dreams only.

The B-787 is safe!
Boeing chairman and CEO Jim McNerney insisted the 787 is safe. We stand behind its overall integrity, he said.
We agree: The Dreamliner is safe - as long it isn't in the air!

Saltlake? - Dejavue?
The Saltlake Russian and Indian Food on Walking Street has now a signboard telling that it is a Dejavue Bar & Shisha too!

Roxy Live Music Bar
Roxy, located on the second floor of the Pattaya Avenue (2nd Road), opened as Live Music Bar.
The club was first announced as a Coyote Bar.
The venue is still looking for dancers.

ORN Bars closed!
ORN Bars closed!
The ORN Bar Complex, located on Pattaya's Second Road and to the right of the APEX Hotel, closed!
All the venues are already demolished.

Buakhaow Festival closed!
Buakhaow Festival closed!
Soi Buakhaow's Beer Festival already closed on January 10th!
It was announced to stay open until March 15th...

closes and opens...
When we drove our motorcycle on January 1st through Pattaya's popular Soi 6 we observed that Amsterdamaged was closed down.
But on January 2nd the venue was open. It even had some ladies in front waiting for customers.
We were told that the bar was closed because of a change in ownership.
The new owner(s) announced to change the name of the venue to Pussy Bar.
It will mark the end of the failed Amsterdamaged experience.
The bar opened on May 2010 as a successor of the Love Club.
At the day of opening myLady™ already predicted that the bar will flop.
Thais are used to work in a group - and sometimes as a team - but sitting alone in a window, on a small and uncomfortable chair without any possibility to watch TV, that's not Thailand's way of life, she told me then.
myLady™ was right.
Nevertheless, no new sign yet, the Amsterdamaged ad is still in use.

The Cedars closed
The Cedars closed
The Cedars, a Nightclub on Pattaya's not so famous Soho Square opened during December 2012 to entertain visitors from Lebanon and other Arab countries.
On January 9th the venue was already closed...

The Comeback of Glamour
Glamour, a Coyote and A Go-Go Bar located on the second floor of the Bali Hai Entertainment Center, re-opened on January 5th.
The venue closed on December 25th 2012 without giving an explanation for the move.

Be aware
2012 is the Year of English Speaking, the Thai Ministry of Education announced.
The program will be initiated in schools and will involve plenty of academic activities. It will let teachers and students have opportunities to speak English and build their confidence in using it without excessive concern about grammatical errors.
NightWalker and his Team have the same approach - since many years...
PS: Thailand's school year finishes either at the end of February or during the first week in March.
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Goodbye Dollhouse!
Goodbye Dollhouse!

The Dollhouse A Go-Go on Walking Street closed its lights on January 24th, 2013.
If the venue should reopen at an other address you will read it on this page.
Don't trust Advertisements!
Don't trust Advertisements!
It's known around the world that Pattaya has a very lazy Police. Police helps only if a case does not degenerate into work, if your Embassy supports your case with the help of the press or if it's an order from Thailand's Prime Minister. Otherwise nothing will happen.
Click here and read the latest story!
Pattaya Police Blah-Blah
Sex Show Tout on Walking Street
Sex Show Tout on Walking Street
Sex Show Tout on Walking Street
Pattaya's Police told the press that they rounded-up Sex Show touts, but they are still on Walking Street and are still molesting tourists every night.
Smoke over Jomtien
Smoke over Jomtien
On January 17th it simply got to hot for a car: It bursted into flames. Fortunately all happened near Jomtien's new fire station. Nevertheless, the firebrigade needed about 30 minutes to stop the fire completely. No danger for the health of the people, we were told.
Cross with the Dolphins!
Cross with the Dolphins!
There are currently two pedestrian lights only working in Pattaya respectively Jomtien. The Dolphins supported one on Jomtien's Beach Road, at the entry to Soi 5 (Immigration Office) and the one on Pattaya North Road, located in front of Pattaya City Hall and Tesco/Lotus. All the other ones are blinking or out of order.

Since end of January most pedestrian lights do their predetermined job again, but not on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. During weekends, when Pattaya is full of (nationwide Thai) tourists, the signals have to blink only, our thoughtful Police determined...
Be warned!
Tesco/Lotus Promotion Scam?
In its leaflet, valid from January 3rd to January 29th 2013, Tesco/Lotus announces a promotion for the Nikon 1-J1 camera. Tesco/Lotus claims that the camera is built around a 20-megapixel sensor.
That's wrong!
Nikon never built this camera with a 20-megapixel sensor.
The Nikon 1-J1 uses a 10-megapixel sensor 'only'!
Last year Nikon replaced the Nikon 1-J1 by the Nikon 1-J2. A Nikon 1-J3 will hit the shops during February 2013. It features a larger 14.2 megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor and a slightly longer range 10-30mm zoom lens.

PS: In its brochure valid from December 13th - January 2nd Tesco/Lotus already was touting the very same camera with the very same (wrong) specification!
Scam as Scam Can!
Watchara Yamaha Fino Scam
Watchara Marine, an authorized Yamaha dealer on Sukhumvit Road, placed this advertisement all over Pattaya. The banner suggests that the company sells Yahama's most popular Fino scooter for 24'xxx Baht only.
The advertisement is a scam.
Watchara Marine sells a scaled down version of Yamaha's Spark Nano moped only for the announced price, without electric starter and a drum brake instead of the usual front mounted disk brake. It has a 80cc engine instead of the usual 110cc or 115cc built into the Nano. The pictured Yamaha Fino has a 125cc engine.
Same Same but very Different!
McDonald's Cheeseburger 39 Baht
McDonald's Pattaya Avenue, 2nd Road
McDonald's CentralFestival
McDonald's Sukhumvit
McDonald's Cheeseburger 72 Baht
McDonald's Pattaya Beachroad, at the entry to the Lido Beach Hotel
McDonald's Royal Garden Plaza
McDonald's Pattaya Dragon, 2nd Road
McDonald's Walking Street
McWalking is expensive too: 72 Baht!

It's a surcharge of 33 Baht or 84.62%!
Walking Street got a new Dancing!
The Pier on Jamuary 10th, 2013
Galaxy Nightclub
The Pier
The Pier, Pattaya's latest Dancing on Walking Street, opened on January 9th and celebrated its big 'Opening Night' on January 10th, 2013.
The Pier replaces Bartime's, Cosy's A Go-Go and Calif Exclusive Bar at the Absolute Entertainment Complex on Walking Street.
Galaxy, the Nightclub at the same location, got a new entry and is still presenting dancers from East European countries.
New on Walking Street
Italian Cafe
Across from Soho Square an Italian Caffetteria opened. But because we are in Pattaya the sign tells you: Italian Cafè and not Italian Caffè.
Russians boost Pattaya's Inflation Rate!
Russians boost Pattaya's Inflation Rate!
There is an Apartment House in Naklua that was popular among Farangs for many years. It provided nice rooms fitted with furniture, TV, refrigerator and warm & cold water for 4'500 Baht/month. The monthly rate even included the free use of a clean swimming pool.
On October 2012 the dream from a very reasonably priced long-stay in Pattaya ended abruptly. The management told its tenants that starting from November 2012 they have to pay 8'500 Baht/month.
But this wasn't the end of the nightmare: At the beginning of December 2012 the management contacted its occupants again. It told them that from January 2013 the price of the rooms will be calculated on a daily basis: 850 Baht/day. Longterm costumers will get a special discount and will have to pay 750 Baht/night only. (25'500 Baht/month respectively 22'500 Baht/month!)
The lovely management announced no renovation of the rooms or the house, but informed its clients that they made a long-term contract with a tour agency from Russia.
During a recent meeting between Thai and Russian officials and tour operators, the embassy counselor informed Pattaya's officials about Pattaya's increasingly negative image in Russia.
Russian's Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturism) also mentioned the disparity in the prices charged to Thais and Russians.
But obviously Russian tour operators are boosting Pattaya's Inflation Rate themself! With the high commission they collect they raise the prices of the rooms and all the other goods and services.

PS: A few weeks ago I noticed that a street vendor here in Pattaya sells its goods up to 50% more expensive to his clients from Russia. I ask him why Russian tourists have to pay more than other farangs. Russians are unfriendly, get crazy if I don't understand their language, always ask for a discount - and never smile, he told me.
myLady™ recommends
Begin your day with a smile on your face!
Pattaya's Condominiums are 50% too Expensive!
Think before buying!
During September 2012 a well-known architect from Switzerland visited Pattaya. His intention was to relax on the Beach of Pattaya.
But after spending the fist day on Pattaya's dirty and noisy beach he decided to stay at the swimming pool of his hotel and to rent a motorcycle to explore Pattaya's surroundings.
During his tours on the bike Pattaya's many old, new, unfinished or simply announced Condominiums attracted his attention and he decided spontaneously to inspect some newly finished and some older ones. Obviousily an 'occupational disease', he told me.
His observation: Not one single condominium he inspected is worth the money the sellers were asking for!
The quality of the used material and the quality of the work are well below international standards. Most of the walls are between 50 and 75mm 'strong' and provide almost no isolation. Doors and windows never closed completely. Running air conditioners under this circumstances will get extremly expensive!
The included furniture too were of mediocre quality only. Some even had a veneer made from paper! After a few cleanings it will dissolve itself! Almost all the fittings at kitchen and bath rooms were installed by fumblers.
Not one of the visited condominiums had a emergency power generator, not even for the elevators. In many of the inspected condominiums the security systems didn't work correctly.
Maintenance too seems to be a 'foreign word' in this part of the world. In a few years only a new condominium degenerates to a dark, neglected and dirty place with corridors having the charm of a (western) jail...
Paying 1 million Baht (or more) for such a 30-35sqm flat is 'daylight robbery', he told me. For the same price, or even less, Thais can buy a small town house. They don't get a better quality home but about 100sqm living space and a property they don't have to share with other people.
Condominiums on Jomtien's Second Road.

Before you buy a flat in a condominium do not forget to check if it provides some space for waste disposal. A nearby Soi is perfect and very convenient. It gives you the feeling to live in or above a slum area. The stench is priceless - and adds some extra value to your property!
Pattaya's Cable Art
Jomtien Beach Road
Naklua Walk & Eat Weekend Night Market
Naklua Walk & Eat Weekend Night Market
Since December 2nd 2012 Naklua celebrated its Walk & Eat Weekend Night Market. The popular Night Market opened every Saturday and Sunday until January 20th 2013 from 16:00 until 22:00 and presented performances from local bands, Pattaya students and Thai (Country) Celebrities. See you again - December 2013!

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A Nice Short-time Motel in Jomtien
The new Sai Kaew Resort
Sai Kaew Bungalow
The Sai Kaew Resort is located on Soi Chaiyapruek 3 in Jomtien.
Sai Kaew Bungalow
The rooms are built into nice small bungalows: We payed 240 Baht to use one of them for some healthy short-time exercises.
Sai Kaew Bungalow
We slightly moved the only 150cm wide mattress first to check the quality of the bed. It's made from concrete and decorated with ceramics. No wood, no noise.
Sai Kaew Bungalow
Each room provides a small corner sitting area for a tête-à-tête or for your clothes.

For more information about this - or some other Love Inns - please visit
The Miracle Year of Amazing Thaiand
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January 11th 2013:
A mother forced her 13-year-old daughter to marry a 34-year-old man in Lop Buri. The man came into the girls room and forced her to have sex with him. When she told the incident her parents, they offered her as his bride for 2'000 Baht. When the police questioned the man, his parents, and the victim's parents, the man and his relatives protested that he had done nothing wrong. They told the Police that there were other men in the village who had married and lived with girls who were 12 or 13 years old. Thailand has a law protecting children below the age of 15 to get married.

January 14th 2013:
Thailand's Immigration Police announced that it will crack down on transnational criminals this year. The Immigration Bureau says hotels are popular targets among thieves from Latin American countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Guatemala. They often steal valuables from elderly and female hotel guests, from homes and jewellery shops. Other transnational criminals are from Africa, from Iran and Iraq. These criminals are involved in the drug trade. The Iranian and Iraqi suspects often smuggle crystal methamphetamines into Thailand from Afghanistan. Criminals from South Asia are often involved in document and passport forgery. Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong nationals are involved in telephone scams which fool Thais in transferring money to them. Mafia-style crimes are commited by criminals from Japan and South Korea. They are collecting protection fees from Japanese and Korean businessmen in Thailand. Russians are running prostitution rackets in major tourism provinces. Criminals from Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania are often involved in forging credit cards. Filipinos, Indonesians and Vietnameses are involved in crooked business investments and gambling, they also work illegally as restaurant staff, singers and language teachers. And last but not least the criminals from Europe and America: With their knowledge of advanced technologies, they hatch computer-related crimes.

January 19th 2013:
Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has admitted some of his soldiers in the far South are involved in trafficking Rohingya migrants into Thailand before sending them to work in Malaysia. His statement came after a police investigation in Songkhla province pointed to some army officers and local politicians allegedly connected with Rohingya trafficking. Military trucks sometimes were used to transport the Rohingya migrants. Army officers from the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) are alleged to be involved in the smuggling...

January 24th 2013:
A Bangkok taxi driver has been detained for allegedly raping a Myanmarese passenger in Don Muang district - only six months after he was released early from jail for a similar offence. The suspect was convicted of rape in 2008 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He received a royal pardon and was released six months ago after serving four years only behind bars.

Last month we published another set of Miraculous Stories from Amazing Thailand.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) Myth
A few weeks ago JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) published a survey saying that severely obese does not cut life expectancy, in contrary it even can extend life expectancy.
The researchers at the US National Centre for Health Statistics looked at 97 studies involving nearly 2.9 million people to compare death rates with Body Mass Index (BMI). The study said 'overweight was associated with significantly lower all-cause mortality'.
As expected, the study has caused controversy among obesity experts. One expert labelled the findings a 'pile of rubbish'.
I'm very sorry, but all these expert forget that the widely used Body Mass Index is rubbish itself:
BMI numbers are wrong for body builders, certain athletes and pregnant women, patients with anorexia nervosa. BMI cannot be applied to children, it also shows false result when adults are shorter than 150 cm, or taller than 190 cm. And last but not least: If an Indian, an Asian and a European have the same BMI, the Indian and the Asian may be found to have greater amount of body fat than the European.
Don't use the Body Mass Index. It's rubbish! But be assured:
The BMI will be replaced in a few years by a new stupidity!

Update January 23rd 2013: The (stupid) replacements are already here: One is called A Body Shape Index, or ABSI for short. It is based on crunched numbers of 14'000 non-pregnant adults and is putting waist circumference in perspective with weight and height. An other one is known as Body Adiposity Index or BAI and makes body fat estimates based on hip-width and height measurements. Both still need some fine tuning, doctors and scientists say...
Dangerous Hair Conditioners
Almost all hair conditioners contain positively charged molecules called cationic surfactants. The positively charged surfactants in hair conditioner are attracted to the negative charges in your hair, and do not rinse out completely with water.
All surfactants comprise an 'oily part' and a 'watery part'. The watery part - called the hydrophile - is what sticks to the hair; it contains the positive charge. The oily part - called the hydrophobe - is what gives the surfactant its conditioning ability, as it smooths the hair and gives it weight.
Unfortunately the oily hydrophobes not only smooth the hair, they also 'smooths' the ceramics in (Thailand's) shower rooms. they make them slippery. Slippery ceramics make the showerrooms the most dangerous places in any house, flat or hotel room, not only in Thailand, but all over the world.
Eminent falls and slips in showerrooms (and bathrooms) are one of the leading causes of accidental deaths. Be careful!
Pirates in Jomtien?
Pirates in Jomtien?
Iss was! (Eat now!) Jomtien, Beach Road, Soi 5
Iss was! (Eat now!) in Jomtien

Is was? (what's on?)
Murphy's Law: Usually the tasty restaurant is open, but when I am hungry then it's closed!
2012 is Thailand's Year of English Speaking
Made from Taiwan...
MoMo Cha Central Road Pattaya

Thailand's school year finishes either at the end of February or during the first week in March.
Be Warned!
Mike Baird's Cartoons
Need new Farang!
Need new Farang!
Antiquités F(a)rançaises, 3rd Road Pattaya
Antiquités F(a)rançaises
I am watching you!
Where is the Money?
Three years ago Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake.
Some US$9bn of international assistance was given, but only 10,2% of the money went to the Haitian Government and the Haitian Organisations.
The remaining 90% disappeared - and more than 358'000 people remain in temporary accommodation with little access to sanitation, health care and education...

During November 2011 Bangkok was hit by the worst floods in half a century. The Government promised fast and unbureaucratic help.
On November 30th 2012(!) Bangkok's Council President Pipat Labpradthana has assured that flood compensation will be paid to affected residents of 2011's flood crisis by 2013...
We Congratulate
We congratulate the Grand Old Party to help move the United States of America into the ever growing list of Failed States.

Later this year, New York City will put into effect a first-in-the-nation cap on the size of soft drinks sold at restaurants, cinemas, sports arenas and other venues.
America's fully stupid polititians forget to tell the people that the same amount of milk or fruite juice contains more sugar than an ordinary Coke - and a more dangerous one: Known as lactose or fructose. Our liver converts it immediately to fat once its stores are full.
Bloomberg and his supporters should hamstring the use of Ketchup first.
Global Stupidity
Thanks to Global Warming:
China faces its coldest winter since 28 years.
Nato Stupidity
The placing of Patriot missiles in Turkey is strictly symbolic...
This world changes very fast and it's hard to follow all the changes.
Therefore I'm very grateful to our leaders from Russia, the USA and the France.
They always know exactly who is a good and who is a bad rebel or terrorist.

iSay™ ©2013 by NightWalker
Dissolve the EU!
Every nation gets the government it deserves.
Every nation gets the economy it deserves.
Every nation gets the currency it deserves.
David Cameron
David Cameron

It is time for the British people to have their say!

The reaction of Europe's Leaders show that they are not interested in any right of co-determination from their citizens! They even fear it!
Axel Weber, the former head of Germany's central bank, says the global economic system has passed a turning point in its recovery...
Christine Lagarde is talking about her big new vision: The world can climb away from its recent ills to a better future...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned again of a weakening global economic recovery despite government efforts to stimulate growth...

iExpert™ ©2013
Peer Steinbrück (SPD)
Peer Steinbrück

Germany's self-portrayer and sponger: I need more money!
It's a Shame!
Germany is wasting its money in Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain as well as in Afghanistan, Mali and a lot of other failed countries.
Germany is the main sponsor of the bureaucrats of the European Union in Brussels.
Germany spends almost all its money for corrupt politicians and mafiosi and therefore doesn't has enough of money for its former taxpayers.
100'000's of Germany's pensioners don't get enough of money to enjoy a well-deserved retirement.
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Sexy Submarine
New York New York
Winchester Club
Condom House
Da Giulio & Nan
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El Paso Steakhaouse
Information Center Avenue
The Margarita Station
Sands Pub
Atelier Soi LK Metro
British Consulat Jomtien
Big Event:
The Mayan Calendar's
new Cycle

Countdown 2013

For more information
click December News.
Warning #1
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!
Warning #2
Do not sit under a Coconut Tree!

Before you sit down on Pattaya's Beach Promenade please check if there are some coconuts above your head. Dropping coconuts can be deadly.
They kill worldwide 150 people every year.
Warning #3
No Thai Ladies please!
Warning #4
Avoid mosquitoes, they spread the Dengue Fever

Thailand's Public Health Ministry warns, but Pattaya City Hall is completely ignoring the issue!
Warning #5
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.
Warning #6
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs on Pattaya's Beach Promenade

Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Warning #7
Pattaya's dirty beaches

Enjoy the dirty beaches in Pattaya, Naklua and Jomtien!
Be Aware
No parking for bicycles!

During his election campaign Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome announced to transform the city into a bicycle friendly place. Nevertheless, you still can't park your bike securely at Pattaya's supermarket and post offices, not even at Pattaya's City Hall!
Stop Nuclear Plants!
No Nuke Please!

Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima & Fukushima!
Bikers wear Helmets
Real Bikers wear Helmets!
Only stupid ones don't!
Stupid people don't have to wear Helmets in Pattaya!
Wasted Money
Wasted Money
Installed during May 2010 along Pattaya's and Jomtien's Beaches but never used!
Wasted Money
During the day pigeons are observing the beach, during the night homeless people.
Wasted Money
Exceptions: The tower in front of CentralFestival is sometimes populated with volunteers provided by Thai Life Savers. During Sundays a tower on Jomtien's beach is also used by Life Savers.
Pattaya's latest Cock-Up!
Empty Tower
Placed on Walking Street during October 2012, Unused since November 2012.
Pedestrian Lights!?
Security for Pedestrians?
Pedrestian Lights!?
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and his City Hall wasted millions of Baht for something that never worked the way it should and that our Police not even like: During Weekends, when our resort is full of visitors, they had to blink only; since December 21st they don't do anything else but blinking. 24/7!
After only five years...
Bye Bye Lighthouse!
Pattaya's Lighthouse at Bali Hai Pier was a nice gadget installed about five years ago. As usual with projects from City Hall it never was maintained and installed by people not knowing what they do. As shown in our slideshow about Pattaya's new Port, the whole area has sunk and the installations are unusable. The Lighthouse will disappear. Perhaps our lovely Mayor will replace it with one of his flying dolphins...
Technology News
Who needs SmartTV, HDTV or Ultra HDTV?
Nobody else but the TV-Industry!

Sony gets stupid!
Sony announced the thinnest tablet computer: It is 0.01-inch (0.254mm) thinner than Apple's iPad Mini despite featuring a bigger 10.1-inch screen...

Linux for Smartphones!
Linux for Smartphones!
Canonical, the people behind the world's favourite free desktop Linux based operating system Ubuntu, presented the Ubuntu for Android OS.
It is the first complete solution for office productivity on a phone.
Android and Ubuntu share the same Linux kernel, so they can run at the same time.
But Ubuntu offers support for HDMI and USB, and it can be connected to a monitor to transform your next multicore Smartphone into a PC!

New range of Smartphones from China!
CES-Highlight: Huawei
China-based manufacturers planning to release a number of handsets that have tablet features ranging from 4.5- to 6-inch in size during 2013.
The new phones will have improved specifications including higher resolutions such as 960 X 540 pixels and CPUs running on 2 to 4 cores!

China's Smartphone Manufacturers are surprising the costumers!
CES-Highlight: ZTE
China's Smartphone Manufacturers Huawei Device, ZTE, TCL Communication and Lenovo are stealing the spotlight at the CES 2013 trade show in Las Vegas!
Their flagship models are featuring 5-inch or above displays and quad-core CPUs.

The prices Nokia, HTC and others are asking for Windows powered phones are exorbitant! Don't buy!
You can call your friends with every other phone too!
Update (Jan. 25th): It seens Microsoft already knos it! Microsoft is teaming up with chipset suppliers to release Windows Phone 8 reference designs to attract more smartphone makers in China to enter production of WP8 phones for the entry-level and midrange smartphone segments...

Say Bye Bye to Microsoft's Messenger!
Microsoft will turn off Windows Messenger on March 15th 2013. Users must turn to Skype.

Disappointing Windows 8
The latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system had a disappointing debut, Executive Vice President Todd Bradley of Hewlett-Packard said in a recent interview.
Most customers want a stable operating system - not a morphodite!

Say Bye Bye to NetBooks?
Asus announced to end the production of its Eee PC product line at the end of 2012.
Acer said also that it has no plans to release more netbook products.
To replace netbooks, notebook vendors will launch entry-level notebooks or Google-based ChromeBooks.
However, Intel will continue to produce its Atom processors...

A US$99 Tablet from Acer!
Acer will launch a 7-inch Android tablet for sale at only US$99 in the first quarter of 2013!
The tablet will be equipped with a processor developed by MediaTek and run on Android 4.x.

US$149 Tablets from Acer's Competitors!
Our source tells us that Asus, Lenovo and Samsung are planing to launch tablets for US$149 if Acer's move should be successful. No other details available at the time of writing.
Now we are waiting for the announcent of a US$129 tablet. Who will produce it? HP or LG?

'No Name'
Price Reduction!
Since New Year No Name 7-inch Tablets running on Android 4.x are available from 1'400 - 1'800 Baht.
Don't pay more - or wait for the new Acer Tablet!

Japanese Marketing
Do you remember the time when every Japanese Camera manufacturer told you that a CCD sensor only can make good photos?
Today the very same manufacturer are using the CCD sensor in their cheapest cameras only.
All their flagships run on the once demonised CMOS sensors...

We condole
BMW's detroyed Mini
BMW destroyed the charm of the MINI.

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