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New opening Hours
New opening Hours for Pattaya's Bars, Clubs & Dancings
On July 7th, 2016, Pattaya Police Chief Col. Apichai Klobpetch announced new opening hours for Sin City:
Venues located on Walking Street and on Pattaya Beach Road can stay open until 04:00, bars, clubs and dancings outside this area must close at 02:00.
The police chief stressed that the new closing times would be strictly enforced.
Venues found to be flouting the rules would be prosecuted and shutdown for five years, Pattaya Police Chief Col. Apichai Klobpetch said.
Update (July 1st, 2017):
New regulations for
Walking Street:
No Prostitutes, No Guns, All Venues have to be closed by 03:00. Licenses for new A Go-Go clubs will not be issued for the foreseeable future...
New regulations for
Soi 6:
Bars and clubs in Soi 6 have to be remain closed until 18:00. Licenses for new A Go-Go clubs will not be issued for the foreseeable future...
The Rats are back!
Don't let your children play on Pattaya Beach!
The Rats are back!
The rats are back on Pattaya Beach and our Officials from City Hall close their eyes.
According to a report published by Pattaya Mail on March 11th, the City already launched a new offensive on beachfront rats.
It seems the 'offensive' was launched for publicity only. The rats still enjoy a happy life on Pattaya's Beach and its Promenade...
On September 2nd Pattaya City announced a new campaign to wipe out our lovely Beach Rats, this time using an alternative and non-toxic way. Our authorities placed over 50 wire cages along Pattaya Beach. To avoid unpleasant sighting by tourists visiting the beaches, they placed the cages during night hours only.
But on September 30th the City's Disease Control Department workers once again distributed poison to the chair and umbrella vendors to keep their areas free of rats.
As expected the much touted wire cages campaign was a complete failure, but not for the supplier of the cages...
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Information about the ZIKA outbreak in Thailand
11 Zika Cases confirmed in Phichit
On July 4th, 2017, Provincial Governor Wirasak Wichitsaengsi informed the media that eleven people in Bung Na Rang district of Phichit province are confirmed to be infected with the Zika virus while 27 others are being monitored for confirmation.
The local health office immediately sent out a mosquito eradication team to spray 667 houses in the affected areas, Mr. Wirasak said.
Aedes aegypti mosquito
This Aedes Aegypti Mosquito spreads Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever Viruses
Can you trust Thailand's Officials?
On February 2nd, 2016, Thailand's Department of Disease Control within the Ministry of Public Health relased a statement saying the Zika virus is not an epidemic in Thailand, nor is the virus new to Thailand. The first confirmed case of infection in Thailand was reported back in 2012. The average rate of infection was less than 5 cases per year since and all of the cases of infection were one-offs.
The statement was distributed through Reuters and therefor it was published worldwide by international media.
On August 30th, 2016, Newspapers informed their readers that Thailand is on red alert. Thailand had most Zika cases of any Southeast Asia country over last 3 months.
But on September 1st Thailand's Public Health Authorities have played down fears of a Zika virus outbreak in Thailand following a rise in infections in Singapore.
Director-general Amnuay Gajeena of the Department of Disease Control (DDC) even dismissed information released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control that categorises Thailand as having increasing or widespread transmission of the Zika virus.
On September 2nd Bangkok Post reports two more Zika cases in Chiang Mai and The Nation claims that according to researchers up to 2.6 billion people are living in Zika risk areas in Africa and Asia.
On September 6th The Nation reports two women in Bangkok infected with Zika virus.
On September 6th too, Bangkok Post reveals that 20 new Zika cases have been found in 4 provinces.
On September 10th, Bangkok Post reports that Bangkok's central business district Sathon found twenty-one new cases of Zika virus infections.
On September 12th, The Nation hits the point: Thailand's authorities downplay the Zika risk, because disclosing information would damage the country's tourism industry.
Zika cases balloon, Bangkok Post writes on September 13th and reports that Doctors are awaiting Zika tests on another 30 people.
On September 15th The Nation reports that the chief of the Department of Disease Control (DDC) has instructed all 12 Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) around the country to scale up their response from Level 1 to Level 2 to contain the Zika virus outbreak.
On September 27th The Nation reported that Experts will release results of Zika tests on two babies born with small heads.
On September 30th Thai health authorities confirmed that microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus.
On October 3rd Thailand's Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn announced that all pregnant women living in 16 provinces where Zika outbreak has been detected will be tested for the virus. For additional Information please read the report published by The Nation.
On October 3rd the World Health Organisation (WHO) updated its Information for travellers visiting Zika affected countries. The WHO is advising pregnant women not to travel to areas with ongoing Zika virus oubreaks.
Can you trust Thailand's Officials? Judge yourself!
The Zika Virus spreads
Zika Cases in Thailand
Zika Cases in Thailand (Image: Google)
Update (November 15th, 2016): In the meantime the media have reported dozens of new Zika cases in this country. During the second week of November Thailand's Public Health Ministry announced thirty-three new cases. The ministry also reports first time Zika cases in Nakhon Pathom and Phetchaburi provinces.
For additional information please read the report published by Khaosod English.
The Zika Virus
The Zika Virus is primarily spread by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is active mostly in the daytime. But recent research have found the virus in common Culex house mosquitoes as well.
The female Aedes aegypti mosquito not only is responsible for the spread of the Zika fever but also for the dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow fever viruses.
According to the International Society for Infectious Diseases, there have been more than 31'000 dengue cases in Thailand this year to August 19th, including 25 fatalities.
Zika Virus: Symptoms, Facts, Diagnosis
On November 20th The Nation writes that Experts wary after The World Health Organisation (WHO) downgrades Zika threat.
Thailand's religious sites are the main breeding grounds of Zika mosquito, The Nation reports.
More Information
Avoid mosquitoes, they spread the Dengue Fever
Date-rape drug warning
According to Pattaya Police, it is common in this resort that foreign tourists get drugged and robbed in their hotel rooms, apartments or houses by prostitutes or ladyboys.
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs on Pattaya's Beach Promenade
Ladyboy Pick-Pocket Gangs are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Necklace Snatch
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
Between 30 to 50 snatching valuables cases are reported to Pattaya's Police every single month.