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November 2017
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Once again:
Free WiFi on Pattaya Beach
Pol Maj Gen Pinit Maneerat, the Military Junta's spokesman for Pattaya, announced that the city has invested 24 million Baht* to install a free WiFi system along Pattaya Beach for the general public and tourists.
It's the third time City Hall announces a Free WiFi service during the last 10 years or so.
The last two times TOT Public Company Limited, a Thai state-owned telecommunications company, was responsible for the (failed) service.
This time City Hall claims that they made a 1-year contract with state enterprise CAT Telecom Plc.
According to Pol Maj Gen Pinit Maneerat CAT installed 24 hotspots along Pattaya Beach, from Dusit Thani to the Bali Hai pier area.
To use the Free WiFi users have to register with their personal details. In return they will get two hours of free access per day.
For its Thai citizens Pattaya City Hall published an instruction to register (automatically?) - but not for the City's real breadwinner - the tourists.
*On November 26th, a spokesman from City Hall corrected the press release and said that the City has to pay 14 million Baht/year for the 24 hotspots.
Unusable!
Our Testrun on November 25th shows that - at least for tourists - the announced service is not usable.
Using a smartphone communicating in another language as Thai it is impossible to do the required registration.
When connecting to @Pattaya City Free WiFi the display immediately asks for the passwort.
Moreover, the signal strength is satisfying only in front of a hotspot, in between it's mediocre and the signal is characterised by strong fluctuations with a maximum throughput of 1 Mbps.
The whole announcement of @Pattaya Free Wifi doesn't make sense.
It's nothing else than a bad joke!
Obviously the Government tries everything that Thailand remains a laughing stock
The Spook is over, the Coconut Gosts are back in Town!
Since November 9th the lovely men from Pattaya Police Station expeled the so called Coconut Ghosts from Pattaya Beach to improve the 'bad image' of this City during the 'International Fleet Review'.
Nevertheless, the critics of the action had the full support of the Weather God. He bothered whole the event with mist, thunderstorms and floodings.
It seems the Weather God is a staunch Pacifist.
Amazing Military Junta
Amazing Military Junta
During the last few months Thailand's customer saw skyrocketing prices on many products due to new taxes introduced by the ruling Military Junta.
To boost the sluggish economy Thailand's Internal Trading Department now invites representative of manufacturers, retailers, department stores and super stores and try to persuade them to cut some of their prices by up to 80 per cent.
Not seaworthy?
A Gift for Good Earners
Thailand's Military Junta announced a four-day break for revellers to celebrate the upcoming new year, but because the New Year holidays from December 30th, 2017 to January 2nd, 2018, fall on a weekend additional holidays will be added.
Moreover, the Junta approved a personal income tax break for spending between November 11th and December 3rd to stimulate the economy.
Shoppers can deduct expenses on goods and services from taxable incomes - but not more than 15'000 Baht, but alcoholic beverages, wine, tobacco, automobiles, motorcycles, boats, fuels and gas for vehicles are not deductible, as are tourist guide fees and hotel room fees. The later might come under another tax break campaign to promote tourism, but visiting massage parlours and karaoke bars qualifies for the tax break.
TiT (This is Thailand).
Taxpayers who benefit from the campaign are those earning 150'001 Baht or more a year.
Thailand's Big Brothers start watching you
Thailand's Big Brothers start watching you
Thailand's Telecom Regulator is introducing biometric checks nationwide for mobile telephone users who register their SIM cards from December 15th, 2017.
Biometric registration is not aimed at tracking users, but enhancing security, especially in case of mobile payments, the Secretary-General Takorn Tantasith from Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) told the press.
Starting from December 15th, people will be required to register new SIM cards, both pre-paid and post-paid, at service centres and retailers across the country, which will be equipped with biometric tools.
To register a new SIM card, users' fingerprints will be matched against the data stored on their national identification cards. The verification process might alternatively involve facial scans, depending on the equipment available.
Foreigners can buy SIM cards in Thailand only at locations where facial scanner are installed, because their scanned faces have to be matched against their passport photographs.
People already using SIM cards will be able to register with the new system for their own safety, NBTC claims.
Not seaworthy?
Not Seaworthy?
Ferry services between Hua Hin and Pattaya had to be suspended on November 5th and 6th for safety reasons due to strong waves in the Gulf of Thailand.
Our man in China already told us many months ago that this type of Katamaran is used on large rivers in China and not on sea.
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.
Arresting Pattaya's Coconut Ghosts
Arresting Pattaya's Coconut Ghosts
Between November 13th and 21st Pattaya hosts the International Fleet Show.
In order to leave a good impression on the visitors, the Police patrol and arrest all coconut ghosts they can get hold of on our lovely Beach Promenade.
According to some ladies, the Police extorts 1'000 Baht of every arrested person. If they can't pay they have to spend some days in a crowded jailhouse. Arrests are actually made by undercover investigators.
The visitors will be disappointed: They read all the bad stuff about Pattaya and find nothing but an absolutely puritanical and boring fishing village.
They never will come back.
But the best
is yet to come:
We update NightWalker's News Page as soon as we get new information.
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...
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...
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.
Chonburi Immigration Office got new Chief
Chonburi Immigration Office got new Chief
Pattaya Mail reports on July 8th, 2017, that the Chonburi Immigration Office got a new Chief.
Pol. Maj. Satawat Srirattanapong, the new Chief, announced that people who are requesting a long-stay permit will be thoroughly investigated for the safety of the community and the nation.
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Pattaya News Flash November 2017 - The Source
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from the City where your Passion is still a Possibility©
Welcome to our World Class Beach Resort
We stay upside down whole the year
Amazing Pattaya
The City's infamous Body Massage Parlours welcome the Navy, at the same time our lovely Police arrests Pattaya's famous Coconut Ghosts to clean up the Beach for the International Fleet Show.
Amazing Pattaya
Pattaya Beach Road welcomes the Navy
Please take a seat, relax and enjoy our well groomed World Class Beach!
Pattaya Beach Road welcomes the Navy
Nothing gained - nothing lost?
International Fleet Review washed away
Just as the International Fleet Review was about to start, the weather god opened his water gates, flooded Pattaya Beach Road and ended the Thai Military Show before it even started.
International Fleet Review washed away
The Weather God has to be a Pacifist
International Fleet Review washed away
Obviously, these uniforms are not suitable for Pattaya's lousy weather
International Fleet Review washed away
The Military re-started the show after 16:00, when the rain stopped and many spectators already left Beach Road. The troops as well as the 'volunteers' from City Hall had to walk through centimeter deep waters.
For additional Pictures please click NightWalker's Picture Show
Update (November 25th, 2017, by Pattaya Mail):
Pattaya Beach vendors (had to) shut down 3 days for fleet show
Enjoy our World Class Beach Promenade
Missing Maintenance
We assure you that we do our best to show our guests the high quality of Made in Thailand goods.
Missing Maintenance
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Without registration you could face serious punishment
Drone users face fines, jail terms in Amazing Thailand
Last month we reported that on October 11th Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) issued an order to regulate the uses of drones in this country.
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has announced that all drones in Thailand need to be registered. If not done, a drone’s owner could face a five-year jail term or a fine of up to 100'000 Baht.
Tourists are allowed to bring their drones into Thailand.
However, they are not allowed to fly their drones here until they have registered their devices with the NBTC or the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).
If a drone is being brought into Thailand for commercial use, then an addiotional permission must be requested from CAAT.
The registration process requires a signed copy of the applicant’s passport, a photo and the serial number of the drone, and two copies of the completed registration form.
An official Registration Form in English can be downloaded from CAAT.
Tourists also have to familiarise themselves with the rules for flying drones in Thailand:
  • A Drone must not be flown in a way that could cause harm to life and property, or disturb the peace, of others.
  • A Drone must be flown in line of sight at all times
  • A Drone must not be flown over gatherings of people
  • A Drone must not be flown near areas where there are piloted aircraft
  • A Drone should not be used to violate the privacy of others
  • A Drone is not allowed to fly over an area occupied by the Thai Military, the Royal Thai Police or any other State Organisation
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RPA Regulation
We are always parking in the red
Our highly educated Generals from the ruling Military Junta announced to go against people in cars parking illegally and causing traffic flow to grind to a halt.
We are always parking in the red
We ignore doubble row parking ban
On Beach Road Tourist Busses still exercise double row parking and are blocking traffic and correctly parked vehicles
We ignore doubble row parking ban
The pictures show that Officials' words obviously are nothing else than hot air.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Same same is never the same
According to Thailand's Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Surasak Kanjanarat, waste has become one of the biggest problems in Thailand. Therefore reducing the number of cigarette butts along the coast is a pilot zero waste project on the beaches. Cigarette filters contain various toxins, nicotine and other dangerous substances, which are harmful to marine life, people and the environment, the Minister claims and adds that smoking is not totally banned on beaches, tourists must now only smoke in designated areas.
Surasak Kanjanarat
Surasak Kanjanarat
The smoking ban on Thailand's beaches will come into effect on February 1st, 2018, and not as previous information indicated on November 1st this year.
Beach Smocking Box
No Toilets but Smocking Boxes...
As usual in this country, the Officials immediately presented a 'perfect' solution for the smoking areas. In the future Thailand's beaches will be decorated with this beautiful and probably maintenance free Smocking Boxes.
A Win - Win solution for everybody involved...
Update (November 2nd):
Despite the postponement, Thailand's Authorities began enforcing the smoking ban on 24 beaches in 15 provinces, Bangkok Post reports today.
As usual in this country:
The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing
Update (November 5th):
On November 1st Thailand's Authorities launched a 90-day trial of the cigarette ban, prohibiting smoking on 24 beaches.
During this three-month period, authorities will kick off a campaign to inform beachgoers of the law but won’t punish violators until the amnesty period ends.
Starting February 1st, 2018, smoking will be strictly banned on all Thai beaches, which means everyone could land in a Thai prison for a year or fined up to 100'000 Baht - or both...
Update (November 13th):
Pattaya Mail reports that the government has delayed enforcement of its smoking ban on Pattaya and other popular beaches to better educate the public about the cost of lighting up on the sand.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Thailand - nobody else
Welcome to Bali Hai, Pattaya's Worls Class Pier and Port
The Waterfront Ruin dominates Pattaya's Pier area
Welcome to Bali Hai, Pattaya's Worls Class Pier and Port
Since a few years the Bali Hai Promenade is decorated with the leavings from the failed Bali Hai Yacht Port, known as Bali Hai Marina
Welcome to Bali Hai, Pattaya's Worls Class Pier and Port
Obviously nobody is responsible to remove the rubbish
Update (November 10th): Pattaya Mail reports that Bali Hai work set for on-time completion for the Junta's International Fleet Show
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Adventure Playground Pattaya Beach
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Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
No Sun Shades and Deckchairs on Wednesday
Wednesdays we need Pattaya Beach to present our Speed Boats and Sand Sacks
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Deckchairs
New deckchairs to beautify Pattaya Beach
Somebody at Pattaya City Hall decided to replace all that old fashioned deck chairs on the beach by attractive looking new ones.
New Deckchair
The new deckchair
Obviously nobody asked the users if they like them. Tourists claim the new desk chairs are not comfortable. The beach vendors claim the new deck chairs are a security risk - they are unsuitable for the sand and like to fall over. Last but not least an expert in plastics from Europe told us that the plastic used in the chairs won't survive the ultraviolet irradiation of the next two years.
Nevertheless, the beach vendors told us that with the new desk chairs they have to double the price of the rent of a place in the sun. Instead of 40 Baht, beach lovers have to pay now up to 100 Baht!
We just learned that the chairs and the umbrellas were donated by Chang, the drinking water supplier. Obviously the beach vendors got them free of any charges.
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Pedestrian Light can't be activated by children or wheelchair users
Most of Pattaya's Pedestrian Lights can't be activated by children or wheelchair users
The City's highly educated Professionals installed the push buttons way too high
Our Officials destroy the 'Good Image' of Pattaya - nobody else
Autonomous vehicles already running on Thailand's Roads
Autonomous vehicles already running on Thailand's Roads
Autonomous driving is an issue everyone is talking about and all the big companies including Google, Teslar, Baidu, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Apple, BMW and Mobileye (owned by Intel) are in the forefront of the developement of driverless cars, vehicles that run on our streets without the help of your feet, your arms and your brain.
If you live in Thailand, you already know that all this research isn't a necessity. Almost all vehicles navigating through Thailand's streets are already autonomous vehicles.
Or how you like to explain the fact that every report of an accident starts with the sentence the car missed the turn of the road, the motorcycle run with excessive speed, the van hit the truck.
The news here in Thailand never tell you that the driver did something wrong - it always was his vehicle.
All the hipe about autonomous driving is an old hat, at least in this country where almost all the cars and motorcycles are driven by brainless people.
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Emergency Room
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.
The latest announcement from Midnight Pattaya:
Midnight Pattaya
Let's wait and see
Update (August 9th):
Bangkok Post reports that Hussein Maher, the 61-year old Finish owner of the building, on August 8th at about 02:30 had fallen from the second floor of Midnight Mall on Soi BJ to the ground floor. He was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Should one of the patients mentioned above survive our emergency room, you will read it here.
Poised to continue
Police discovered a new Source of Income
New Source of Revenue
Police on Walking Street discovered a new source of income
Some members of the corps are even so greedy that they even forget to play with their smartphones, otherwise their favourite activity.
Before you pay, read the banner carefully:
It clearly says maximum penalty is 2000 Baht.
Even better: Smile at the marshal(s) and use the litterbox!
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Price Hike at Borussia Park
As announced last month, Borussia Park, the popular German Restaurant in Naklua, adjusted the prices for its food significantly:
For the former 95 Baht menus Borussia Park charges now 145 Baht. The former 115 Baht foods cost since November 1st 155 Baht.
German Micro Brewery in Naklua
In the rooms of the former Star Dice Disco Club in Naklua Tawandang opened a 'German Microbrewery' providing Thai entertainment acts.
Tawandang Pattaya Variety is some kind of German Beer Hall presenting Thai shows, Thai foods and - according to its management - fresh, natural and unpasteurized Beers.
Thailand's first Tawandang German Brewery was launched on Rama3 Road in Bangkok on September 10th, 1999.
Poised to continue
Bronx on Beach Road
Bronx Pizza can now be found at Tipp Plaza (Beach Road side), opposite of Subway, the sandwich outlet.
New on Soi Post Office
Malibu just opened a Lounge Bar, Café and Restaurant, but is already on the block...
New on Soi Yamato
Tequila Canteen opened on Soi Yamato and is serving all brands of beers for 55 Baht only during happy hours (14:00 - 18:00).
Coming soon to Avenue Shopping Mall
Firepork will open soon on the first floor of the Avenue Shopping Mall on Pattaya Second Road.
Pure Indian Food
Karma, located in between Soi 14 and Soi 15 on Pattaya Second Road, serves Pure Indian Food in a beautiful new Restaurant.
Soi Pattayaland 1
Soi Pattayaland 1 (also known as Soi 13/3) not only receives an all new sewage system but probably also a new road surface - hopefully a tamrac that deserves its name.
Friendship gets a Face Lift
South Pattaya's popular Friendship Supermarket gets a Face Lift.
Face Lift for Mike Shopping Mall
The entrance at Pattaya Second Road to Mike Shopping Mall is closed. The venue gets the long overdue Facelift.
For shopping at Mike please use the already facelifted Beach Road entrance.
T Bar & Disco
At Pattaya's entrance to Pratamnak Road work is on the way to create a T Bar & Disco. The area is usually the playground from visitors from Lebanon, Arab countries and the Indian Subcontinent.
Sexy Restaurant at AYA Hotel
Pattaya, the world famous 'Family Resort' got a Sexy Restaurant: AYA Hotel on Soi Baywatch opened Kabuki on its second floor.
Sexy Restaurant at AYA Hotel
German Imbiss closed down
Thomas, the German Butcher, closed down his German Imbiss in front of the Basaya Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road.
Obviously he needs more time for his Bramburi Restaurant on Naklua's Soi 12.
Lek A Go-Go
PattayaSweethearts.com reports that Lek A Go-Go, located on Pattaya Second Road opposite Alcatraz Showcase, closed down during the second week of November.
The banner on the door informes the customers that the club moved all its sexy girl to Lek's Beer Bar.
Rainbow disappeared
Rainbow, a small convenience store with an integrated 24-hour restaurant located near Tukcom on Pattaya South Road, already closed down.
It opened during June 2017.
Thai People usually like mini marts, but they have to be known as Family Mart, 7eleven, Tesco/Lotus express or Big C mini.
Newcomers always face a difficult time in this country.
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Rasta Bar
Across from R-Con Bar Complex and Tesco/Lotus Express an all new Rasta Bar, called Trench Town, opened.
Volare re-opened
An all new Volare re-opened on November 4th at the entrance to Soi 15.
On September 5th the well known Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria closed down for a complete face lift.
It now shines in new splendor.
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Gold Club A Go-Go is back!
Gold Club A Go-Go reopened on November 22nd but celebrated the reincarnation with a Grand Party on November 24th, 2017.
Gold A Go-Go was on the Block
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All Businesses in Soi SexExpress
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Two new Disco Clubs
Two new Disco Clubs prepares to open during next month on Walking Street.
New opportunities for the ever-growing number of freelancers to find the right partner for the night...
But it didn't happen! Opening postponed!
Kama Night Club on Soi 16, off Walking Street
Kama is not only Thailand's shortname for Kamagra, the well known treatment for erectile dysfunction, but also the name of a new Indian Night Club scheduled to open on November 24th in Soi 16, off Walking Street.
Kama Night Club on Soi 16, off Walking Street
Kama on November 24th, the announced opening day
The woodmaker didn't finish the work in time and the professionals from the sign company couldn't run the signs the way it was planned.
We keep you posted.
Kama Night Club on Soi 16, off Walking Street
Kama on November 23rd, the night before the planned opening
Kama Night Club on Soi 16, off Walking Street
Kama on November 26th, the woodmakers are still in and the sign(s) still doesn't run correctly... TiT (This is Thailand)
Marilyn A Go-Go
PattayaSweethearts.com reports that on November 16th an all new Marilyn Monroe A Go-Go Club opened in the rooms of the former L'Italiano Restaurant.
P.S. PattayaSweethearts.com is not connected to Sweethearts Bar in Soi Buakhaow nor to Sweethearts A Go-Go in Walking Street.
Candy Shop eaten by 808
Candy Shop, once a popular open air dancing with funky musicians, is now a part of the 808 Disco.
Not a bad idea.
My doctor always told me that candies aren't healthy.
Bad Girls take control of Indian Dance Club
PattayaSweethearts.com reports that Bad Girls, a new A Go-Go Club, opened on November 7th in the rooms of the now defunct Mujra Indian Dance Club, also known as Mehfil Retaurant.
The new club is as small as the Addiction Club in Soi Diamond.
P.S. PattayaSweethearts.com is not connected to Sweethearts Bar in Soi Buakhaow nor to Sweethearts A Go-Go in Walking Street.
Drink fermented Rice on Walking Street
Shu Shu is the name of Walking Street's first Sake Bar.
It will open soon at the entrance to Soi Happy, just across the ByPass A Go-Go Club.
Dhoom
On the second floor of the exquisite Shalimar Restaurant DHOOM opened an Indian Mujra and Nightclub.
Akbar Joojeh
On November 5th Akbar Joojeh opened its Iranian Restaurant in the rooms of the failed Burger World outlet, located between 7-ELEVEN and Insomia.
New Indian Night Club opened
RAAS, Walking Street's latest Indian Dance Club, opened on October 29th but celebrated its Grand Opening on November 18th with a party.
IMLI Grill
In the rooms of the former New Esquire Tailor Shop, located at the entrance to Walking Street, an Indian Grill called IMLI opened on October 31st. The lovely decorated venue offers Kebab, Tikka, Indian Rolls and Biryani among some other Indian food.
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Amigo opens new shop
In the rooms of the former ByBlos Club A Go-Go AMIGO opened its new shop.
Amigo took over the ByBloss building during 2015 and announced a new fashion outlet providing an all new shopping feeling.
Since November 1st you can expierience that new feeling.
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Big C Jumbo
Big C Jumbo
Big C Jumbo
Big C Jumbo
Big C Extra!
Big C Extra!
Big C Extra!
Big C Extra!
Because butchers here in Thailand are not capable to produce two sausages of the same length and weight, sausages usually are sold by weight.
Big C should do the same with their bakery products.
Bottle Men
Walking Street 2018
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The Ace
Some like it hot
Enjoy the Flooding
Headless Beauties on Walking Street
You can meet them nightly
We speak Tinglish
Vegetarians' Problem
Let me sleep
Bad Bitch
I am cool on Internet
Precision Made in Amazing Switzerland
Pattaya News Flash is published in Switzerland
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This Month
Don't let the EU take control of the UK!
Don't let the EU take control of the UK!
The EU (read: Merkel, Jucker & Co.) asks for a special treatment for EU citizens, including the right to vote in the UK...
Note: The EU acts like a carcinoma.
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
(Beatocello)
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 then 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!
Say Bye Bye to Adobe isn't easy
It's not an easy task to cancel an Adobe subscription, the company even removed the cancel button from its account page, Spike from Pattaya Days reports.
Adobe can fuck off
Spike from Pattaya Days about Adobe's so called membership services.
Cutdown
Our source in China reports that Apple has been forced into a 50-percent cut in shipments of its flagship iPhone X this holiday season, slashing volume from 40 to 20 million units because of quality problems in production.
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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!
Update
(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.
Security is the opposite of freedom
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