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Stop the Press
Bangkok Police ordered Club and Bars in the Khaosan Road and Thonglor areas to close at midnight.
For additional information please read the report published by Khaosod English
Thailand's Rich and Famous are driving stolen Cars
Thailand's 'Rich and Famous' are driving stolen Cars
According to Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI), some of the country's 'Rich and Famous', Thailand's so-called Elite, are driving stolen luxery cars they brought in Bangkok's Rama IX and Ekamai areas and at Siam Paragon (the Pride of Bangkok, where it's all about socializing)...
Obviously an international network of crooks purloined the cars in Europe, shipped them to Thailand and sold them here in luxerious showrooms in Bangkok and all over Thailand.
Wasted years
Wasted years
Once again
Once again
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha warned his citizens that next year's general election could be delayed if law and order continues to be disrupted by bomb attacks and other threats to peace.
It's nothing new, the Dictator already told his subjects last year that he needs another 20 years to change the behavier of his country and to elliminate corruption...
Make Fun of Thailand
Make Fun of Thailand
Many still remember the situation when on December 29th, 2004, Thailand's Navy ordered their soldiers to Koh Samui to protect the island from the deadly tsunami that broke in over Phuket.
Thailand's highly educated officers completely forget that Koh Samui as well as Koh Pangan are Thailand's only islands that can not be reached by a tsunami.
A few years later the world was able to make fun of Thailand again when Surat Thani Governor Thawatchai Therdphaothati told the press that on Koh Samui's Chaweng Beach the National Disaster Warning Center would install a tsunami warning system.
On 16 May 2017 the world just got another reason to make fun of Thailand:
Thailand's Military Junta threatened Facebook and his boss Zuckerberg with legal actions if they do not immediately remove 131 objected pages.
But that's still not enough:
Thailand's Navy is a constant source of laugh:
On May 5th the Navy and a Chinese submarine supplier signed the procurement contract for at least one submarine in China.
An expensive contract for a completely useless toy.
Thailand's naval base as well as its submarine education and training center is located in Sattahip, in the Gulf of Thailand.
The Gulf of Thailand has a maximum deep of about 50 meters.
A children's playground for a submarine.
Therefore Thailand's Navy claims that the submarine would also be operated in the Andaman Sea, which has an average depth of 1'000 metres.
With the submarine averaging four knots in speed, it would take nearly two weeks for a round trip of 1'200 nautical miles between the Gulf of Thailand, around the Malay Peninsular and passing through the Straits of Malacca to the Andaman Sea...
TiT (This is Thailand)
Underage Sex Scandal shakes Thailand's Government
Underage Sex Scandal shakes Thailand's Government
Pattaya versus Mae Hong Son
Obviously the big noise about Pattaya's Sex Business should hide the shocking news about the involvement of Thailand's Officials in human trafficking and underage prostitution in the country's Northern Province of Mae Hong Son.
The scandal has such a dimension that Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha tried to misslead the public by claiming that no government officials will be involved in the scandal. The contrary is true - and the Dictator should know it because it's a decade old tradition...
Should Thailand's courts apply the same standards as with foreign baddies, Thailand would be soon without any Government officials.
Please read the full report researched and published by Bangkok Post.
The summary of the Mae Hong Son Sex Scandal
as published by
Bangkok Post
Please read too:
Villains in uniforms
Thailand's Officials destroy the Image of the country - nobody else
Islamic Bank of Thailand in Trouble
The state-owned Islamic Bank of Thailand is in big trouble after most of the 50 billion Baht of loans issued by the IBank became bad debt.
For additional information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Update (May 23rd):
Land & Houses Bank (LH Bank) pressed to replace its chairman.
For additional information please read the report published by The Nation.
Be aware of a Bubble
Supachai Panitchpakdi, a former director-general of the World Trade Organization and secretary-general of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, spots the beginning of a bubble in Thailand's real estate sector.
Despite an oversupply, too many new projects have been launched, he warns.
Celebrating 3 years of Dictatorship
Celebrating three years of Dictatorship
On May 22nd, 2014, at 17:00 (Thailand Time) General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced the 12th Coup d'état in Thailand's hsitory.
Now the Dictator and his handpicked National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), also known as the Military Junta, are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the coup:
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Be aware
Be aware of the deadly Dengue Fever
The rainy season arrived early this year and with it the risks of an epidemic of the Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) virus.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Communicable Disease Control Division is worried that the number of cases will be even higher than last year, The Nation reports.
Symptoms usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days:
  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe headaches
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Severe joint and muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash (appears two to five days after the onset of fever)
  • Nose bleed, bleeding gums and/or easy bruising
Keep in mind that Dengue Fever can end deadly.
Does Thailand's Dictator really know what he is speaking about?
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha promises to improve the country's education system, to spur innovation and technology and to introduce Thailand 4.0, a campaign initiated by the Dictator to push Thailand into the 21st century.
But at the same time he promotes the same age-old structure and philosophies that hinders Thailand's people of critical and logical thinking.
By wasting taxpayers money in buying submarines, tanks and an assembly plant for munitions Thailand's Military Junta can't prepare the country for the future:
Latest results in research show that everything health professionals, nutritionists and physicians told you in the past about oils and fats was completely wrong!
We'll try our best to keep you up to date...
Bring Street Food back!
Bring Street Food back to Bangkok and to ordinary Thais living and working in the capital, Khaosod English demands.
The current ban of street food helps Thailand's Elite and their convenient stores only but turned many areas of the city into ghost towns.
Do you need a Credit Card from SCB (Siam Commercial Bank)?
Do you need a Credit Card?
Do you need a Credit Card from SCB (Siam Commercial Bank)? Before you apply please read Spike's story on Pattaya Days..
TiT (This is Thailand)
Update (May 10th):
Credit card conclusion
Funny Pattaya:
Officials detect Whorehouse
Mr Narit Niramaiwong, chief of BangLamung, ordered Mr Praphan Pratumchomphu, deputy chief of a stabilization division, to check Blizz Lounge, a Bar and Restaurant on Pattaya 3rd Road.
During inspection of the commercial building the Officials found 5 prostitutes, some customers, used tissue with sperm stain and used condoms. They closed the etablisement and will prosecute the owner according to the Thai law.
You remember: Some times ago, when Pattaya's highly educated Officials visited Soi 6 and our City's famous Body Massage Parlours they couldn't find any wrongdoing...
Obviously, the boss of Bliss Lounge did something wrong.
Update (May 13th):
Pattaya Mail:
Third Road beer bar raided
Wet and Warm
This Weekend:
Wet and Warm
BBC: Thai elite enjoy special treatment from authorities
Red Bull Scandal
During the last few days Red Bull's Heir could be seen in Bangkok, but the court issued an arrest warrant only after Vorayuth Yoovidhya left the country for an unknown destination.
The Nation: Thai Police struggle to locate fugitive Red Bull Heir
KhaoSod English: Red Bull Heir allowed to leave 3 days before warrant issued
BBC: Thai elite enjoy special treatment from authorities.
Vorayuth's passport revoked, Thailand's Foreign Ministry claims
Being Rich and Famous helps a lot in this country.
If you are not rich and famous and collect wild mushrooms in an Naional Park you have to go to jail for up to 30 years.
Update: Bt2m aid for 'mushroom pickers'
Update: Everyone is painfully aware of high-profile cases in which the kin of influential families escape deeds considerably more dastardly than picking mushrooms, Bangkok Post writes.
Please read too:
For additional Information about the current situation in Thailand please read:
Police News
Pattaya News Flash does not report about the daily crimes in Pattaya.
It you are interested in - and you should for your very own security - then please click Pattaya Daily News and Pattaya One.
Pattaya News Flash reports about the funny side(s) of this World Class Resort.
Bangkok Police Chief lies again
Khaosod English caught Lt. Gen. Sanit Mahatavorn, the Chief of Bangkok's Metropolitan Police Bureau, with a new lie. Afterwards he claimed he lied about attack to fool bombers...
When the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) revealed the asset declarations of new NLA members, it was disclosed that Bangkok police chief Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn has received monthly payments of 50'000 Baht from alcohol conglomerate Thai Beverage PLC, the brewer of Chang Beer, as an adviser to the firm since 2015.
Sanit also serves as a member of the city's alcohol control committee, raising conflict of interest issues.
Calls for him to step down from his police post were immediate.
In January 2017 a Royal Thai Police investigation confirmed that Sanit is not violating police rules by holding an advisory role with a major alcohol conglomerate, Wikipedia writes.
Bangkok Post (November 26th, 2015): City police chief Sanit Mahatavorn given 3 months to fix Bangkok traffic...
Funny Police
On May 13th at about 18:30 our lovely Police visited Good Friend Massage on Pattaya 3rd Road because some reports suggested the venue is offering some special services in addition to ordinary massages.
The behavier of our police is really remarkable:
They punish the small ones and leave the big ones unmolested. They even attest the big Body Massage Parlours that they couldn't find any irregularities.
Whole the world will laugh their heads off.
Read too:
Pattaya Officials discover Whorehouse
Happy Ending at Pattaya Massage Parlours
Pattaya Police entertains the World
Thailand's Dictator to eradicate Pattaya's Nightlife!
Pattaya Soi 6 free of Prostitution
Bribery List found
77% have little faith in law enforcement
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else.
Scandal rocks Thailand's Amlo
Thailand's Dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha has decided that Pol Col Seehanat, the head of Thailand's Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo), may be 'linked' to the country's most sensational and still continuing criminal case.
For more information please read the report published by Bangkok Post.
Once again:
Police in Trouble
A raid by non-police authorities on a night entertainment venue in Bangkok's Khao San area founds mass drud use, obviously ignored by the responsible Chana Songkhram Police Station The Nation reports.
New Scandal rocks Thailand's FBI
Bangkok Post: A married couple, both DSI Officials, allegedly took a bribe of 40 million Baht
On April 25th The Nation already reported: Ex-DSI Chief Tarit sacked for being 'unusually rich'
Police allegedly run Child Prostitution Ring
Thai Officials allegedly run Child Prostitution Ring in Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand:
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Immigration News
Important Notice
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!
Busy Immigration
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...
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...
New Rules
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.
Free visas extended
Bangkok Post reports that Thailand's Government extended by six months to August free visas at Thai consulates and embassies and discounts on visas on arrival for visitors from 21 countries.
Pattaya News Flash May 2017 - The Source
NightWalker\'s News
from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
We welcome the rainy season
Welcome to the rainy season, here in Pattaya or anywhere else in this country:
We welcome the rainy season
Mike Baird's Cartoons
The 3rd attempt to clean the image of Pattaya has four S
Smile, Smart, Smooth and Surprise
After the complete failure of our Officials to declare Safety Zones in Pattaya and the ridicule rebranding of them as Happy Zones, the City's Mayor Anan Charoenchasri belives that smiles can erase the negative aspects of Pattaya's image in this world and launches his third campaign called 4 S:
Smile, Smart, Smooth and Surprise.
Update (May 20th): Banglamung District Officials warned bars and entertainment venues that offering more than music and alcohol would get them shut down, Pattaya Mail reports.
Dirty and stinky Tap Water in Pattaya
We don't care!
Tap Water in some parts of Pattaya
Since April 19th Pattaya's highly professional Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) delivers dirty tap water to houses, residences and hotels in some parts of this World Class City.
The water contains a lot of black sand and has a terrible smelling, but nobody cares.
A Chemist told us:
Do not use Pattaya's water to clean your teeth.
Be careful and use Drinking Water when cleaning wounds and/or genitals.
Nevertheless, Pattaya's tap water is still less contaminated than the sea in front of this World Class Beach Resort...
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else.
But we still want your money
Pattaya Beach Promenade
Pattaya Beach Promenade
These wooden railings are broken since many weeks, but nobody cares...
Defective for many years
Defective for many years
These (expensive) spotlights from Philips on Pattaya Beach Promenade are defective since many years, but nobody cares...
Defective for many years
Pattaya North Road
Pavement on Pattaya North Road
Repaired a few months ago opposite of Pattaya City Hall, but forgotten to close...
Pattaya 2nd Road
Illegal Parking
The Military Junta announced to crack down on illegal parking - it just worked about two weeks, but nobody cares...
Pattaya Beach Road
Rent a Bike
The Military Junta claims to have cleared Pattaya Beach Road from Bike renting businesses. They returned secretly, still and quietly a few weeks after the announcement - and nobody cares...
Announcing a Roundabout
Announcing a Roundabout
This sign announces a Roundabout on Naklua Road - but the Roundabout is closed since many years, and nobody cares...
Closed Roundabout
Pattaya Central Road
Dangerous and stinky
Taking a bath at a broken pipe
Taking a free bath on the street
On May 7th a broken pipe on a street in Pattaya gave a young man the opportunity to take a free bath.
Villagers notified immediately Pattaya Waterworks about the broken pipe, but as usual, nobody cares.
After three days some ground already dissapeard and let a 40 to 50 cm deep hole in the street.
At the time of writing (May 12th) still nobody cares...
Please click into the picture for the movie.
Bali Hai Marina
Bali Hai Marina on July 30th, 2016): Construction completed in 2013?
On May 3rd Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn, a Pattaya councillor, asked the city's executive members why the Bali Hai parking area for cars and boats remained unopened and unused. According to the City the about 735 million Baht expensive Bali Hai Marina was 'finished' during 2013.
During 2015 Pattaya News Flash as well as Pattaya Days published photos from the 'finished' Bali Hai Marina. The area looked like a warzone.
Bali Hai Marina was initiated by former Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Khunplome. Without Bali Hai Marina the controversial Waterfront Condominium and Hotel never could be built...
Update (May 20th): Pattaya will spend another 5 million Baht to hire another surveyor to appraise the damage and prospects for repair of the Bali Hai marina. The 735-million-baht marina, built in phases between 2008 and 2013, has never opened due to repeated problems and funding shortages, Pattaya Mail reports.
Pattaya Mail (May 5th,2017):
Pattaya Government Officials and influential families made millions of Baht by 'selling' plots to beach chair vendors
Pattaya Mail (May 5th,2017):
Years-old Nong-Or trash eyesore cleared after social-media exposure
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else.
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Don't trust them!
Energy Ratings are measured in eco mode
Energy Ratings are measured in eco mode only
Almost all washing machines are labeled with an energy rating table. You can't trust them. The ratings are generated in a laboratory at circumstances most customers never are using.
The energy efficiency of a washing machine is measured at an ambient temperature of 25 degrees. The device is tested with the most minimal wash program, e.g. delicate, eco or light, and with a water temperature of 30 degrees (or less).
Is this the way you are using your Refrigerator or Freezer?
The energy efficiency of a refrigerator or a freezer is measured at an ambient temperature of 25 degrees. The device remains empty and the doors are closed during the entire measurement period (normally 24 hours).
Baht Bus Chaos is back!
Baht Bus on Soi Buakhaow
On December 9th the Military Junta announced to reorganize the Pattaya Baht Buses. Every car got a (hardly visible) number corresponding to the bus route the vehicle has to serve. The junta also published successively two incomplete plans showing the routes the drivers have to follow.
Because they forget to mark the Bus Stops at time, the start of Pattaya's new Bus regulation had to be postponed from December 24th, 2016, to February 1st, 2017.
The highly educated officials also banned all buses from Soi Buakhaow.
In the meantime some weeks passed by, some Bus Stop markings already are burned away by the sun and some drivers of Baht Buses run their vehicles the way they (or their passengers) want, and on Soi Buakhaow, still without any Bus Stops markings, in addition to the Buses from Line 6 you can see Line 5 and Line 7 Buses running in both directions.
Needless to say, that you never know which way your Bus runs and where it turns.
Much Ado about Nothing: The good old times are back again.
TiT (This is Thailand).
Poised to continue
Mike Baird's Cartoons
Emergency Room
Pacha / Abbe
Walking Street
Pacha, the designated successor of the ABBE Bar, should open on February 1st, 2017. Since then we couldn't detect any signs of life anymore.
Reluxe / zum Echten Schweizer
Soi Diamond
Reluxe, the designated successor of the Swiss House Restaurant, should open during February 2017. Since January 2017 we couldn't detect any signs of life anymore.
Soi Diamond
Amigo, overtake the ByBlos Club A Go-Go during 2015 and announced a new shopping feeling for 2016. Since then we couldn't detect any signs of life anymore.
Armageddon Bar
Soi LK Metro
When Armageddon closed down its bar during October 2016 it announced that in December 2016 its successor will open an A Go-Go Club. Since then we couldn't detect any signs of life anymore.
Midnight Pattaya
Midnight Pattaya
Soi BJ & Marine Plaza, off Walking Street
Announced as Midnight Pattaya, the first entertainment places at the 'prestigious project' should open during January 2017. It didn't happen. Residents report that they couldn't spot any construction workers for many weeks. Let's hope we would not face another Soho Square debacle.
Should one of the patients mentioned above survive our emergency room, you will read it here.
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Jomtien Night Market
The Night Market on Jomtien Beach Road is not only popular with Russian Tourists...
Jomtien Night Market
it attracts Soap Opera producers from all over South East Asia too.
Jomtien Night Market
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New Hotel
The new Hotel on Naklua 3rd Road, to be known as Le Bali Resort & Spa, is in its final stage before the grand opening. It is already recruiting its personnel. We keep you posted.
Please do not confuse the new hotel with Bali Resort Pattaya on Soi Noen Phlap Wan (Soi Muslim).
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Foodland goes Underground
Foodland opened its new 24-hour outlet at the Beach Road side of Royal Garden Plaza, but not as mentioned last month in the rooms of the now defunct Red Kimchi Restaurant. Foodland's new shop and snack bar are located in the basement of the building and are occupying some former parking lots.
The rooms of the former Red Kimchi Restaurant are still available for new businesses.
Bellies, Booties & Boobies soon on Pattayaland 2
Work is on the way on Pattayaland 2 (officially known as Soi 13/4) to create a home for Bellies, Booties and Boobies.
All good things come in threes
At the failed Blue Ratree Bar Complex on Soi Buakhaow a 7 eleven mini market opened. Within a few meters you have now the choise between a Tesco/Lotus express, a Family Mart and a 7 eleven.
myLady™ believes that in a few weeks time our city will have more Mini Markets than Bars or Massage Parlours...
The new 24-hour motel
Picasso, the new 24-hour motel in Northern Pattaya got a not so favorable review and a warning by PattayaSweethearts.
Closed down
Antiques Francais, located on Pattaya 3rd Road a few meters from The Village, closed down to get a new format.
Another 7 eleven
At the failed Blue Ratree Bar Complex on Soi Buakhaow another 7 eleven replaces the former street front bars - just a few meters from Tesco/Lotus express mini market in the very same building..
Naughty café
Naughty Café opened on Pattaya South Road, just opposite the well-known 24-hour motorcycle repair shop.
For an unknown reason it also features an additional sign called Nauthy Asia...
Korean Restaurant
A Korean Restaurant opened last month on Soi Phratamnak, about 200 meters only from Pattaya South Road.
It already closed down during the third week of May. The venue is on the block.
Perfect Clinic
Road-Machine, the well-known motorcycle repair shop on Pattaya 3rd Road, makes space for a Perfect Clinic to enhance your body - not your bike.
Time to Book
Terminal 21, the new Shopping Center in North Pattaya, opens its booking office.
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Kiss A Go-Go closed
Kiss A Go-Go closed down on May 18th. The venue is on the block.
Gold on the Block
Gold A Go-Go, the successor of Amethyst A Go-Go, opened on January 2017 and is already on the Block...
Poised to continue
We are collecting the latest news. Please come back in a few days.
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Thai Food Corner
In the room of the former Moon A Go-Go Bar the Thai Food Corner opened on May 1st. It serves Thai Foods, including the popular Pad Thai, some seafood and 'shaved ice' desserts. It's new and it's Thai, therefore it will take some days until everthing runs smoothly.
Rattling Walls
The (cheap and fireproof ?) plastic panels on the Walking Street side of the new Soi 16 Music Bar vibrate (and rattle) all night long to the beat of the music.
Carl's Jr. is coming to Bali Hai
At the reduced Bali Hai Entertainment Complex, known for its mixx discotheque and LimaLima's Bollywood Indian Disco, Carl's Jr., an American Burger outlet, is annouced to open soon in the rooms of the former Starbucks coffee shop. Carl's Jr. already runs a Burger Outlet at CentralFestival.
Food Court at Soho Square
A Thai Food Court (without connection to McDonald's) opened at Soho Square.
Lobster Pot closed
Lobster Pot closed after serving Walking Street's revellers for more than 30 years with seafood and steaks.
The once popular restaurant opened its door in 1986, but during the last few years it lost a lot of customers. Its food simply got too expensive for the dwindling number of tourists visiting our World Class Beach and Family Resort on the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand, since April 1st also known as the Center of the Universe.
Melted Ice
The Gletscherkuss Bar, also know as Gletscher Allee and located on Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, closed after being a popular meeting point for more than 25 years.
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Mike Baird's Cartoons
For more Cartoons please click into the Picture or here for his Original Cartoon.
Thai household debt has hit an eight-year peak
97% of Thai Workers are in Debt
Survey based on workers earning 15'000 Baht/month or less
A survey compiled recently by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce shows that 97% of Thai workers earning 15'000 Baht/month or less have debts of 131'479 Baht per family and therefore have to repay installments of 5'080.48 Baht a month.
The average household debt rose 10.43% from 119'061 Baht last year.
Now you can image why so many nice Thai Ladies are working in red-light areas in Pattaya, Phuket, HuaHin, Bangkok or somewhere else in this 'prostitution free' country.
That's Pattaya
Seen at Pattaya Walking Street
How to use an ATM in Thailand
Today Can Not
Professionals in Asia
Give me Vitamin Sea
If you know the water quality of Pattaya's Sea, our Scientist recommends to turn down the offer.
Quality Made in Thailand
About one week only after being installed at Soho Square, off Walking Street
VW Bus Copy made in Thailand
The designer was already drunken during fixing of the sign
Bicycle, after riding on Pattaya Streets
Bicycle, after riding on Pattaya Streets
Enjoy your Life
Ikea Enjoys your Life
This Month
Easy Health 3rd Road
Playboy Café 2nd Road
Soi 16 Music Bar
Kitten Club Jomtien
Obsession A Go-Go
L'Italiano Walking St.
Big Event:
Bangkok Motor Show 2017
NightWalker's Pictures
For more information click April 2017 News.
More Information
Pattaya claims to be a world-class beach resort. It's a lie! The city is not even capable to present an event calendar.
Most events are announced only a few days before they happen.
Other cities or even whole regions publish event calendars or event books covering all events of a year.
Pattaya suffers from megalomania.
Events 2017: Published by Baden-Würtenberg (Germany)
Published by Baden-Würtenberg (Germany)
Kantah Bopha
Beat Richner
and his Children's Hospitals in Cambodia
Kantah Bopha
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
The Kunplomes
Never forget:
It's not your Face and not your Body that makes you sexy.
It's your MONEY!
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
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?
No Nuke Please!
Never forget Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Fukushima!
Never use a technology you do not master 100%!
February 17th, 2017:
Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected!
Fuck off Windows 10
Windows 10 can fuck off, says Spike from Pattaya Days.
He is 100% right.
New Smartphone Trend
Our man in China reports that the next trend in Smartphones will be devices with docking stations.
Docking stations can be connected with an external display, keyboard and mouse and will transform smartphones into PC-similar devices.
VIA Labs, a Taiwanese Chip designer, will showcase affordable and reliable solutions at Computex 2017, an event being held from May 30th to the June 3rd 2017 in Taipei (Taiwan).
The UPs and DOWNs in Smartphone market:
  • Samsung +01%
  • Apple -0.8%
  • OPPO +67.3%
  • Vivo +56.3%
  • Huawei +21.%
OPPO, Vivo as well as onePlus are owned by BBK Electronics, a Chinese company located in Chang'an, Dongguan.
Spike on Tech Trouble
Spike from Pattaya Days writes about tech trouble in his own but always entertaining style.
Please forgive his enthusiastic glorification of Windows 10. He had to spend years with Apple's Operating Systems...
Huawei #1 in China
Huawei now #1 in China
Huawei shipped 20.8 million phones, Oppo 18.9 million units and Vivo 14.6 million phones during the first quarter of 2017.
Big loser was Apple: Its iPhone shipments in China slided 26.7% on year to 9.6 million units in the January-March period.
Goodbye Apple
Spike goes Wintel
Spike from Pattaya Days goes WinTel and sells his Mac Pro.
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5 MB Harddisk 1956
Transport of a 5MB Hard Drive in 1956.
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Milking Foreigners!
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.
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!
(published by Pattaya Mail):
Problems with Jet Ski operators unsolved.
Avoid Pattaya's Islands
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.
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.
During cooking you destroy the vitamins but not the calories
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