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Officals are extorting Foreigners
A former Senator, Thairath Online and Bangkok Post reveal how Police and State Officials in Phuket are exploiting legal loopholes to extort money from Foreign Employees and Migrant Workers. The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) promised an investigation. We recommend to investigate Pattaya's Officials too. Some were cut from the very same cloth. Please read too:
Thai Official who stole hotel paintings was released from custody after the Thai consulate negotiated a financial settlement with the hotel Official who stole paintings in Japan suspended - suspended from duty pending an investigation into his theft... Deputy department chief quits over theft of paintings A slew of Thai university lecturers have been exposed for faking their certifications...
Thailand's Tourism Department forecast a 13% drop in Chinese tourists this month, which is still lower than in November, which plunged 30% and was the biggest monthly contraction for Chinese arrivals to Thailand. During the very same meeting Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanawrangkul claims that during January 1st until January 20th (this year), Thailand welcomed 1.8 million international tourists, up 6% year-on-year. Mrs Kobkarn also said that she will propose to extend visa incentives for at least another three months in a bid to lure more foreign tourists and drive the industry during the low season. Please read Daydreaming TAT? too.
Thai Airways in Hot Waters
Thai Airways, the flag carrier airline of Thailand, not only had to launche an investigation over revelations that Rolls Royce paid 665 million Baht in bribes to arrange for the purchase of its aircraft engines in Thailand, the company is also one of the thirteen SET-listed firms risking debt default. Thai Airways promises inquiry into Rolls Royce bribery scandal Ex-THAI staff snared in bribe row 13 listed firms' debt ratios exceed 3 times First facts published by Bangkok Post First facts published by The Nation Uncontrollable THAI Airways Thai Airways union to press PM for probe Rolls-Royce details 3 alleged payment lots to THAI Prayut orders probe into Rolls-Royce scandal PTT under scrutiny over bribes from Rolls-Royce Too early to pass judgement on Rolls-Royce bribery, a Deputy Prime Minister claims. The local investigation into the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal concerning Thai Airways International (THAI) is being conducted but authorities have doubts about its success due to a possible lack of information on the bribe-takers... Thaksin Shinawatra and Suthep Thaugsuban strongly deny any involvement in Rolls-Royce bribery Anti-graft agencies join forces in Rolls-Royce scam New bribery scandal embroils TOT (Telephone Organization of Thailand), the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) as well as Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation Don't forget that everything happened in the past, Thailand's Dictator claims and adds that Astrologers told him that this is the year of exposing the truth... How Thai Air Force acquire Gripen fleets Thailand's corruption ranking plummets to 101st of the 176 countries assessed in 2016 by an independent watchdog, with the military junta taking most of the blame. Bribery is a huge industry in Thailand with estimated revenue of Bt200 billion annually The UK agrees to help NACC in their probe into Rolls-Royce bribery scandal but The Dictator's handpicked National Anti-Corruption Commission claims that info dries up. 555 (hahaha)... To reform Police, let's start with the Military We can't all be starry eyed in busting graft NACC says that the 20-year statute of limitations for bribery cases that took place during the first two periods involving the scandal has now expired... Governmentt confident of implicating Rolls-Royce bribe-takers... UK concerned about giving data on Rolls-Royce bribes Anti-graft agency says probe into Rolls-Royce bribery not stalled Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to probe bribery over Parliament CCTV
Businesses in Asia happen between friends: If you don't have any, you have to buy some...
The Chief of Thailand's Revenue Department has apologised for the misleading information he and his staff gave earlier. They informed Thailand's citizens that personal income tax filers would get refunds the next day after filing - as long as they use PromptPay. The information was wrong. According to Revenue Department director-general Prasong Poontaneat it worked only with those who tied PromptPay to their Krungthai Bank. He claims that refunds via PrompPay to all banks had been in place only on January 11th while Krungthai Bank's system had been ready since January 4th, 2017. For 2017, the Revenue Department forecast personal income tax refunds of 23 billion Baht to 3.2 million taxpayers. It's a fact that Thailand's officials very often are giving false, incomplete, imprudent or rash information to its citizens.
Change the Constitution!
After the seven dangerous days of the New Year holiday Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his crew from the Transport Ministry ordered that all 6'400 interprovincial passenger vans operating out of Bangkok be replaced with microbuses by year-end to improve road safety. Will this stupid people never understand that not the vehicles are responsible for all that acidents but their drunken and/or reckless drivers? Read what Thai Newspapers are writing:
Thailand's Election Farce
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha tells his citizens the country will have an election this year, but informs the Canadian Ambassador a few hours later that elections will be held next year, as already announced by his handpicked National Legislative Assembly (NLA). Fellow the Drama:
New Year's Disaster
Over the so-called seven dangerous days of the New Year holiday 478 people were killed and 3'919 injured because of reckless and drunken driving on Thailand's roads. For additional information please read the report published by The Nation.
The penning Dictator
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha today released his fourth song donated to Thailand's brave citizens. Enloy his Songs:
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Pattaya News Flash reports about the funny side(s) of this World Class Resort.
Pattaya's Police need a kick in the arse
Pattaya's lazy Police need a kick in the arse until they start working. For additional information please read the reports published by Pattaya One and Pattaya Daily News.
Police Chief wanted in Kidnap-Murder Plot
Arrest warrants were issued for a Police Station Commander suspected of arranging for the kidnapping and murder of a woman in Bangkok, Khaosod English reports. Bangkok Post: Senior cop sought in restaurant abduction case. Khaosod English: Col. Amnuay Pongsawat denied all allegations. Bangkok Post: Fifth 'love triangle murder' suspect surrenders. Khaosod English: Was Kidnap-Murder of Lesbian in Love Triangle a Hate Crime?. Bangkok Post: How to stay alive and out of jail in this increasingly dysfunctional country.
Cop Applicants cheated exam, Bangkok Post writes. Khaosod English informs that at least 347 applicants are suspected to have cheated the exam. Bangkok Post: Students in exam cheat spotlight. Bangkok Post: Police seek to arrest 10 over exam cheating. Practice makes the perfect cop... Bangkok Post: Ten people who allegedly cheated during the police NCO entrance examination in Bangkok were arrested when they turned up to register to enter the force.
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Since General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Military Junta launched their Coup d'état on May 22nd, 2014, Thailand's Visa ground rules are constantly changing. More over, not every consulate can issue all the different Visas. Some smaller consulates even display notices to the effect that non-immigrant visas are unavailable. Our advice: Before booking your holidays please contact the Embassy in your country to obtain information about Thailand's latest regulation(s) and check the Chonburi Immigration Website or the website of Thailand's Immigration Police.
Update (March 2016):
New Overstay Regulations
Thailand's new immigration policy will take effect on March 20th of this year. Please click for details!
Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn, chief of the Immigration Bureau, informed the media that between October 2015 and March 2016 Thailand's Immigration deported a total of 486'947 foreigners who overstayed their visas. Another 323'575 foreigners overstaying their visas still remain at large. If the numbers mentioned above are correct, the Immigration Bureau deported about 2'700 people a day... Congratulation! Never trust a statistic that you have not manipulated yourself!
New 10-year Visa
Thailand's interim Government announced on November 22nd, 2016, that foreign residents over 50 will be able to apply for 10-year visas. The new Visa would replace one-year renewable visas and come in two installments of five years each. Applicants must either earn a monthly salary of at least 100'000 Baht or have more than 3 million Baht in their bank account, which cannot be withdrawn within the first year after receiving the visa. Applicants also must also have a health insurance that covers hospital stays and provides at least US$10'000 in annual coverage. Visa holders will still have to check in every 90 days with the Bureau of Immigration.
Up & Down
Thailand's Military Junta cuts the visa-on-arrival fee for tourists from Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan from today 2'000 Baht to 1'000 Baht. The 1'000-Baht fee for visas sought at Thai embassies and consulates would be lifted. The reduction is applicable from December 1st, 2016, to February 28th, 2017, only. The change was announced less than two months after the visa fee was increased to 2'000 Baht on September 27th, 2016...
Foreigners who enter Thailand without a visa via a land border crossing can now do so only twice per calendar year. Those who seek to enter Thailand without a visa via a land border checkpoint for a third time in a calendar year may be denied entry and asked to apply for a regular visa first. Entries through international airports are not affected by this new regulation. While eligible foreigners who enter Thailand under the “visa exemption” scheme would previously get 30 days exclusively at international airports but only 15 days at border crossings, this rule has now been relaxed and all foreigners will receive 30-day entry stamps also at land border checkpoints. The new rules went into effect on December 31st, 2016.
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Pattaya News Flash January 2017 - The Source
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Do YOU know why Journalists all over the World hate Donald Trump? In full contrast to most Journalists, the most dishonest human beings on Earth, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, does not drink Beer or Wine nor any other kind of Alcoholic Beverages.
A City - not only a boat - set into the sand
Free rides until January 15th (extended until January 31st)
Royal Passenger Liner Company operats the Pattaya Hua Hin ferry service
According to Marine Department director-general Sorasak Saensombat the new Pattaya Hua Hin ferry service will be officially launched on January 12th, 2017, but Thai and foreign visitors would be able to travel on the ferry for free between January 1st and January 15th as a New Year's gift. The ferry starts from Bali Hai Pier in Southern Pattaya to the fishing pier in Hua Hin. The ferry has 286 economy class seats on the first deck, 44 business class seats on the upper deck and two VIP rooms. The Royal Passenger Liner Company announced that the daily ferry will leave the fishing pier in Hua Hin at 08:30 for Bali Hai in Pattaya. The return trip to Hua Hin will depart Pattaya at 15:30. Because the 38-metre long ferries from China can travel at up to 27 knots, the 105km long trip will take no more than two hours. After January 15th a normal economy class fare of 1'250 Baht will kick in.
Update (January 1st):
Khoasod English: Big Waves spoil launch of Pattaya-Hua Hin Ferry
Bangkok Post: Weather spoils first Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service
Warning: There seems to be a discrepancy between the departure times announced by the operator and the actual departure times! TiT (This is Thailand).
Update (January 5th):
Escorted by a frigate and a helicopter, the highly praised Hua Hin-Pattaya Ferry finally made its maiden voyage today.
Bangkok Post: Military assigned a Frigate to escort the Ferry
An insider claims that the China made Ferry is designed to run on China's big rivers. It is obviously not designed to be seaworthiness.
A bus raid from Pattaya to Hua Hin costs about 480 Baht and takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes. It takes place in every weather.
Update (January 8th):
Spike from Pattaya Days: My Dream to connect Pattaya with Hua Hin
Update (January 10th):
Or a Lot of Fuss about Nothing?
On December 9th Col Pobanan Luangphanuwat, deputy chief of Military Circle 14, announced that City Hall's Officials have to intensely control Pattay's transportation operators that have seized and utilised public areas and roads because they cause traffic congestion because of their behavior. He also announced that all minibus have to change their color so that the officers will be able to easily inspect them. Moreover, some drivers collect too expensive fare and/or are parking their car on prohibited area. The Army also announced that Baht buses will now only be allowed to use one lane of the road, to ease traffic congestion and must only stop at designated areas. Col Pobanan Luangphanuwat said that all public areas will be reclaimed and that he intends to make Pattaya useful for everyone and that everybody must respect his rules. During a meeting on December 14th Col Pobanan Luangphanuwat said that the crackdown on public transport operators continues with motorbikes, taxi, vans and baht busses. He vowed that motorbikes, baht buses and other vehicles no longer be allowed to pick up customers wherever they want and must stop in designated areas. The Army announced a ban on Flat Rate Fares. All taxis have to use the built-in taxi meters.
New Regulation as of December 24th
But as you can spot easely from the picture above, organisation isn't a strong point in highly educated Thailand. According to the picture Baht Busses do not run on Pattaya second Road and on Soi Buakaow. Moreover, Line 5 and 7 are using part of Pattaya Beach Road in both directions... Because of all the shortcomings and the fact of the missing designation of Bus Stops the Army postponed the new regulation until February 2017...
December 29th: Baht Bus Line 5 on Pattaya Second Road
December 29th (at about 22:00): Soi Buakhaow almost empty, only Baht Busses signed as Line 6 cruise the Soi every few minutes in both directions
Update (January 4th):
Pattaya Mail: Baht Bus fare on any route 10 Baht, no matter how far.
One Price for all Nationalities!
Update (January 6th):
Bus Stops on Pattaya Beach Road got new colors, but Baht Bus Driver still ignore them
Pattaya Mail: Baht Bus Drivers ignore Military's new Rules
Update (January 14th):
During the second week of January City Hall colored Pattaya's Second Road too, but because the Military Junta postponed the new regulation until February 2017, most Baht Bus drivers ignore the new regulation. After February 1st they will present a lot of new arguments why they can't use the already hated Bus Stops...
On December 5th Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) told the press, this has been an amazing year for tourism in Thailand as shown by the huge numbers of visitors. We have reached 30 million and the high season has only just kicked off. We know that more people will be coming to enjoy the cool weather and holiday festivities. Thailand has so much to offer the world. He also said that in 2016, Thailand is projecting total international tourism revenue of 1.62 trillion Baht (USD 46 billion), representing a year-on-year increase of 11.68% over 2015. To boost tourism numbers, various initiatives have been put in place to encourage tourists to visit and spend. This includes the waiver of tourist visa fees for visitors from 19 countries from 1 December, 2016, to 28 February, 2017, and the price of visas issued on arrival will be halved. To encourage more domestic travel, a long New Year holiday of four days including 31 December, 2016, and 1 to 3 January, 2017, has been confirmed. A few days later the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) claimed that the decline in Chinese tourist arrivals to Thailand is expected to continue at least until the first quarter of 2017 because of the recent crackdown on zero-dollar tours. The council expects Chinese tourist arrivals to fall by 20%, or 2.1 million in the first quarter of next year. TCT president Ittirit Kinglek said Chinese tourists and travel agencies still have concerns about the situation following the serious crackdown on zero-dollar tour operations in Thailand in September. The zero-dollar clampdown contributed to a 16.2% fall in Chinese tourist arrivals in October. It is projected the number of Chinese tourists in the fourth quarter of this year will be only 1.6 million, decreasing 12.2% year-on-year. However, the total number of Chinese arrivals in 2016 will still grow 12.3% to 8.9 million people but missing the target of 10.1 million, Ittirit Kinglek said.
Look around Pattaya to see the Reality
Empty shop at the Avenue (Central Pattaya)
Wherever you go, each shopping center, including the all new Centralmarina, CentralFestival, Royal Garden Plaza, Mike Shopping Mall as well as Mike Department Store, the Avenue on Second Road, the new Harbour Mall and Tukcom on South Pattaya Road, they all have empty spaces and unused shops. Streets in Pattaya present the very same sad pictures with hunderts of empty shops, even on Walking Street, Pattaya Beach Road, the Souths Pattaya Road and the City's Second Road. Central Road alone has over two dozens unused salesrooms. A few years ago Pattaya was a prosperous City with fully booked Hotel Rooms. It is history.
The visitors from Russia are badly missed at Walking Street's Russian Cafe & Food Fair
Update (January 5th):
Bangkok Post: Can Thailand's Tourism Industry recover?
Bangkok Post: Tourist arrivals up 9% to 32.6m in 2016.
Only a thought: Why Thailand's Tourism Industry has to recover, if it reached new highs?
Update (January 12th):
This Year the Chinese New Year happens from January 27th until February 2nd, 2017. Chinese New Year's Eve usually is the day of family reunions.
Chinese New Year's Day is the day of (close) family visits and New Year greetings.
Lam Morrison at the Hot Tuna Bar
Even his guitar needs some cooling...
On January 1st the Colosseum Show Building in Jomtien was closed without stating any reasons. A few potential visitors and some Mini Bus drivers were baffled.
PS. During the last week of January the venue reopened.
Poised to continue
A Parody Art Museum is preparing to open soon in Naklua, located a few meters behind Tesco/Lotus, off Pattaya North Road.
Poised to continue
Motorcycle Taxi drivers are ignoring City Hall's new Street Art at the Southern end of Pattaya Second Road - and nobody cares...
Opposite Pattaya's City Hospital a Pattaya Pasta outlet opened.
HVM, a bar located on Soi Buakhaow, closed during the first week of January 2017.
On January 1st Players Lounge reopened on Soi Buakhaow with a party. The venue was closed since September 2016.
Since January 23rd the business is on sale (again)...
Poised to continue
The closed Amethyst A Go-Go Bar opened on January 20th as Gold A Go-Go Club with a nice party.
Poised to continue
Lighthouse A Go-Go and Mandarin A Go-Go share the same management.
The Military Junta bans street vendors from Pattaya's famous Walking Street. To make space for a Chang Beer Festival? TiT (This is Thailand).
Since a few week construction workers can be seen in the rooms of the former Swiss House Restaurant on Soi Diamond. It looks as they try to create another new A Go-Go Bar.
The management of Cream Club rebranded their Soi Diamond based A Go-Go Bar as Casino Cream Club.
Pacha, a new A Go-Go Club replacing the defunct Abbe Bar, is scheduled to open on February 1st, 2017, with 150 dancer...
Tony's is announcing his Endorphin Discotheque as Sahara Club too. It address visitors from Iran.
On January 5th Sugar Baby A Go-Go on Walking Street as well as Overmind Club A Go-Go on Soi Diamond were in the dark. Both venues claimed that the closure will be temporarily. All the Ladies from Sugar Baby relocated to Windmill A Go-Go on Soi Diamond, but we have no information about the whereabout of the ladies from Overmind. On January 6th both bars reopened. TiP (This is Pattaya)
DClub, located at the entrance to Soi Diamond, closed down its door. The venue with Thailand's 'longest bar' had a very short life: The nightclub opened on July 21st, 2016, but nobody really knew if it was a Go-Go club, a dancing or a simple rip-off bar - perhaps not even the venue's owner.
On January 5th Frog Queen opened her/its A Go-Go Bar at Simon's Beer Bar Complex.
Since January 1st Eros (sometimes also advertised as Deja Vu) as well as Mour A Mour are closed. Both clubs were located on Soho Square, off Walking Street, and well-known rip-off-bars employing Russian ladies. Update: On January 5th both venues reopened...
On January 1st Spice Club A Go-Go, located on Soi 15, off Walking Street, was rebranded as Shark Club A Go-Go.
MiniSo prepares the opening of its gadget store on Walking Street, just opposite of McDonald's and the still ailing Soho Square. The store's design and its writing suggest to be a Japanese fashion brand. It's not! The Guangzhou-based China vendor of household and consumer items is simply piggybacking on Japanese retail giants Daiso, Muji, Komonoya (Watts) and Uniqlo. For additional information please read RetailNews.
MiniSo opened on January 3rd, 2017
This hovel was once the Bali Hai Entertainment Complex: LimaLima and The Mask already closed down, the lift is dismantled and every few days the building loses some of its substance...
Poised to continue
New Year's Eve on Walking Street
New Year's Eve: Blue Sky's Stations on Walking Street
New Year's Eve on Pattaya Beach
New Year's Eve on Soi New Plaza, Pattaya's Party Street
On New Year's Eve Walking Street was packed full with people from all over the World, but mainly from India, Pakistan, China, Thailand, Australia and Europe (including Great Britain). We even could spot some Russians... Pattaya Beach was mainly in the hands of Thais and Indians. On Soi New Plaza, Pattaya's Party Street, the Europeans celebrated the new Year with their beautyful companions from Thailand. Artists entertained the audience on three stages. The street was completely closed for all kind of traffic. Bravo! Police and Military forces created a complete chaos on Pattaya's streets
Update (January 6th):
An Egicogroup announced the opening of new bars, retail shops and a Gourmet Garden on Marine Plaza. The new place will be known as Jasmine Plaza and will be ready at the end of 2016, the company promised. It didn't happen. Jasmine Plaza should be an extention of Soi BJ's Night Plaza announced by the very same company.
Walking Street / Soi BJ
Night Plaza by Egicogroup, first announced as Midnight Pattaya, should be ready to open its first shops around the end of 2016. It didn't happen.
Walking Street / Soi 16
New Wave, replacing the Rolling Live 2 Bar, on Walking Street / Soi 16: The new 2-story building was scheduled to open during November 2016. It didn't happen.
Soi LK Metro
Armageddon's website informed that its closed bar will be transformed into an A Go-Go Club and will open in December. It didn't happen.
The Bay, announced as Pattaya's new leisure complex, was scheduled to open during the fourth quarter of 2015. It didn't happen. The building features now McDonald's and Starbucks outlets, but the larger parts of the attractive shopping arcade are still empty.
The D'Luck Cinematic Theatre was announced to open during December 2016. It didn't happen. The area is still part of a construction site.
Welcome to Pattaya Second Road
Any resemblance to a living person is purely coincidental
Any resemblance to a living person is purely coincidental
Any resemblance to a living person is purely coincidental
Any resemblance to a living person is purely coincidental
A school in North-Eastern Thailand organized for the second time a pageant for boys identifying themselves as girls... Click for additional information and the video.
Enjoy your Life
The Krazy 80's Buakhaow
Coyote Hustle Bar
Marriott rebranded as AVANI Resort & Spa
Las Vegas A Go-Go rebranded as Big Hugs
OLALA Restaurant Soi 7
Flandria Soi Buakhaow
Lucifer Walking Street
Abbe Walking Street
For more information click December 2016 News.
President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Bravo Mr. Trump!
We love you!
Disco's in Pattaya
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Koh Samet Oil Disaster
City Hall's Efficiency
The Legacy of Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome
USA control Europe
Turmoil in Thailand
Junta reigns Thailand
Thailand's Rich and Famous play Cat & Mouse with Thailand's 'Justice'
Zika Virus in Thailand
Beach Promenade: Paloma's Destruction
Beach Destruction I
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Wikipedia about Pattaya
People should lighting candles instead of partying.
January: Pattaya Bedrace
March: Music Festival 2017
January 24th, 2017:
Still no useful information from Pattaya City Hall about the Pattaya Music Festival 2017.
No Alcohol Days
Thailand's National No Alcohol Days include Buddhist holidays and election days.
On all oher days alcohol can only be sold between 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-24:00. Vendors caught breaking the ban are liable to a prison sentence of up to six months, a 10'000 Baht fine or both - but local Police use their own discretion to decide which venues need to be visited and fined...
Don't start laughing:
Do not try to buy non alcoholic beers (available from Clausthaler and Oettinger in this country). The shops won't sell them during dry days. Some not even sell Soda Water, because Thais and their Police associate it with (Thai) Whisky... There's a sucker born every minute...
The Godfather's Story
Never forget: It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy. It's your MONEY!
Pattaya's Love Motels
Electric Vehicles use batteries and batteries are not only a threat to our planet during manufacturing, the 'Recycling' of batteries is still an unsolved problem in most countries. If the power for charging the batteries is generated by fossil or nuclear power plants than the LCA (life cycle assessment) turns completely to the worse.
Nature destroyed by Solar Cells - Please click for a larger picture
Solar Cells are a threat to our planet: The higher the efficiency of a Solar Cell the more Cadmium it contains.
Cadmium is banned from most products in almost all countries, but it can be used without restrictions in Solar Cells. Who controls the 'Recycling' of Solar Cells?
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Fukushima!
Never use a technology you do not master 100%!
Apple is preparing the launch of three new tablets. A 9.7-inch iPad with a friendly price range wlll enter mass production in the first quater of this year. A 12.9-inch iPad Pro as well as a 10.5-inch iPad will follow in the second quater and will be released in the second half of 2017. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 10.5-inch iPad are targeting the high-end sector and will be equiped with Apple's A10X processor.
Glass & Steel
Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to abandon its conventional aluminum back cover design and will adopt a new design using two reinforced glass panes and a metal frame made of stainless steel in the middle. The cost of the steel forging process is 30-50% cheaper than Apple's current unibody CNC machine process, while quality control is also more stable, Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones claims. Perhaps you remember that Apple's iPhone 4 already used a stainless steel frame.
Since Microsoft's latest update of its Windows 10 OS all our HP Laptops lost their Bluetooth chips... According to Microsoft's Device Manager the computers do not have a built-in Bluetooth chip, but until December 17t, 2016, we could communicate without any problems with our Bluetooth devices...
Cybercrimes grow in 2017
The Royal Thai Police's Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) claimes that online fraud and cybercrimes are expected to grow in Thailand during 2017. For additional information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Apple in Patent Suits
Nokia has filed complaints in 11 countries in Asia, Europe and North America. It claims that Apple products infringe some 40 Nokia patents. Nokia said that mobile phone and computer company Apple did license some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011 but since then has declined subsequent requests from Nokia.
If you are involved in Electronics Business, you need Sherlab.com
All Disco Clubs
Thailand's National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department ordered that admission fees for foreigners at national parks throughout the country have to be 400 Baht. Entry charge for Thai nationals remains 40 Baht for adults and 20 Baht for children. To cover the inequity the local's prices are printed in Thai script only.
No progress on Jet Ski saga: Pattaya City Hall still doesn't do anything to stop the scam! All the announcements made during last year were City Hall Blah-Blah only... As long as Jet Ski vendors - respectively their victims - fill up our officials' pockets nothing will happen! Update
(published by Pattaya Mail): Problems with Jet Ski operators unsolved.
The boats are overloaded, don't provide lifevests for all passengers, are badly maintained and aren't covered by adequate insurance policies. Pattaya's lazy and allegedly corrupt Officials promised to check owners, personnel and boats regularly, but they don't.
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 are working almost daily on Pattaya's Beach Promenade!
Never wear Gold in Pattaya!
Between 30 to 50 snatching valuables cases are reported to Pattaya's Police every single month.
We all are fully aware that sex and anything related is strictly not for sale in Thailand
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