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August 2019
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Another new Format for Pattaya?
Thailand's new Minister for Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn claims that hosting international sporting events not only brings in visitors but introduces the country to the competitors and their teams.
Pattaya specifically is working on becoming a Sports City, he said.
Obviously Ittipol Khunpluem's dream of turning Sin City into a paradise for families has already failed.
End the stupid TM30 Form
End the stupid TM30 Form
With the TM30 form, Thailand's Immigration Bureau urges Expats to report their nightly whereabouts within 24 hours when they move around the country.
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Do you know? Thailand monitors foreigners like criminals, but has no idea of the actual whereabouts of its own citizens.
Dengue fever emergency
Thailand's northeastern province of Si Sa Ket declares dengue fever emergency.
For additional information please read:
  • The Nation:
    Provinces declares dengue fever emergency
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Beach Smoking Ban
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Amazing Rules
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No Deck Chairs on Beaches
No Deck Chairs allowed on Beaches
No Booze Sale on Beach
No Booze Sale on Beach
No Streetfood
No Streetfood
AirBnB illegal in Thailand
AirBnB illegal in Thailand for daily and weekly rentals
No Dogs on Beaches
No Dogs on Beaches
No Coconut Ghosts
No Coconut Ghosts on Pattaya Beach
Do not Kiss in Public
Do not Kiss in Public
Sex Toys are against Thai Law
Sex Toys are against Thai Law
Don't play Darts in Thailand
Don't play Darts
Don't play Cards in Thailand
Don't play Beidge in Thailand
Smoking Sisha is banned
Do not smoke Sisha
Three on a Bike not allowed
Three on Bike not allowed
Parking for Rental Bikes
Rental Bikes only
Tracking Tourists
Thailand starts Tracking Tourists
Particulates are welcome
Particulates welcome
Shake Hands with Officials
Shaking hands with Officials
Zero Waste Beaches
Zero Waste Beaches
Immigration Office
No Tips Please
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Swiss National Day
Let's celebrate the Swiss National Day with Cervelat and Bratwurst
Let's celebrate the Swiss National Day with Cervelat and Bratwurst and a big Thank You to Christoph Blocher for preventing the Swiss nation from joining the European Union
But in Reality we simply don't care...
we simply don't care...
Newly renovated but unused Police box, Pattaya 3rd Road
Buggies, Pedestrians, Wheelchairs - who needs them?
Who cares?
we simply don't care...
The bottleneck on the way to Walking Street has now been embellished with electric cables
Tens of thousands of tourists have to make their way here every day.
Who cares?
we simply don't care...
There are benches on Pattaya's Beaches, but there is no maintenance
Brocken Benches on Pattaya's 500 million Baht Beach.
Who cares?
we simply don't care...
South Pattaya Wooden Walkway
we simply don't care...
Bali Hai Wooden Walkway
Wooden walkways are not maintained by Pattaya City Hall and are broken in no time at all
Due to lack of maintenance, the fountain at Bali Hai Pier is no longer in operation and a real security risk, but Pattaya Mayor Sontaya Kunplome and his team seem to have plenty of money to embellish the resort with all kinds of kitsch.
Who cares?
Obviously Pattaya is a Careless Family & Beach Resort
Double Standards ...
Double Standards...
Barriers outside Bravo Boutique Hotel on Soi 17 preventing the blocking of the entrance
According to Pattaya Mail, Police told the Hotelier to remove the barriers.
The road is public property and the steel gates were illegal, our well educated Police told the Hotelier and the Press.
Double Standards...
Police removed the food cars but motorcycle taxis and motorbike lessors still block public parking spaces on Pattaya Beach Road as well as on Jomtien Beach Road
Obviously, Pattaya's Mafia is dictating the rules.
Brainless planning?
Brainless planning?
The History
In 2013 Ittipol Khunpluem, the younger brother of today's Mayor Sonthaya Kunploem, and his team started to redesign Pattaya's Beach Promenade.
In order to expand Pattaya's beachroad from two to three lanes, the new promenade became about 2 meters narrower.
Ittipol's 'highly educated' people obviously forgot that Pattaya has been hit by annual floods for decades.
Be that as it may, the installation of an appropriate sewer system was dispensed with.
Today we have to pay the bill for this brainless omission
The third lane will now be torn open on the entire 2.9 km long Beach Road to lay 50 cm wide sewer pipes, as Pattaya Mail reports.
The work will take at least 7 months and cost about 95 million Baht.
An expert in wastewater issues from our home country believes that the drainage pipes used are not suitable to cope with the water masses. In his opinion the pipes should have a diameter of at least 1 meter.
In addition, additional pumps would have to be used, because otherwise the sea would push the waste water back into the pipes, he claims.
Let's wait and see how it goes.
Brainless planning?
Update (August 23rd):
In contrast to media reports, City Hall does not install 50 cm wide sewage pipes on Pattaya Beach Road. City Hall does the job properly and lays down 180 x 180 cm wide pipes!
Brainless planning?
Brainless planning?
Facts and fakes
Prostitution in Thailand: Facts and fakes
There is no prostitution in Pattaya, our well informed Police claim...
On July 21st, 2019, Bangkok Post published a report entitled Diving into sex work. It claims that Thailand has about 300'000 sex workers and that a large proportion of these women come from neighbouring countries, Cambodia, (August 23rd)Laos and Miamar. The figures were allegedly included in a Thailand Migration Report published by the UN in 2019.
In my opinion and from my experience both claims are absolutely wrong, wishful thinking. Thailand tends to blame foreigners for all issues.
On August 31st, 2018, The Nation published an report entitled Time to rethink prostitution ban. It put the number of Thai prostitutes at anywhere between 800'000 to 2 million.
2 million, this number is more likely to be true.
It should not be forgotten that the majority of sex workers do not work for tourists, but still mainly serve local men. Almost every village, however small, has its own karaoke bar or brothel. Even the sex education of the male population still takes place in the brothel: The father brings his son(s) to the prostitute, so that she teaches him the essentials. Talking about sex is still taboo at home and at school.
Thailand's poor economic situation is doing the rest and is bringing young talents into the corresponding etablissements.
I live in a small village of 23 houses. All are inhabited by heterosexual Thai couples. Some of them are married. I'm the only Farang in this area.
I know five women that they supplement their livelihood with an extra income from a foreign sponsor. Their actual Thai partners know about it and benefit from the additional income.
These ladies will never appear in a statistic about prostitution.
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Terminal 21
Selfies made at Terminal 21 are still hot on social media platforms
Terminal21 is the City's utmost Airport Shopping Mall on Pattaya North Road
Empty Beaches in Jomtien
Despite the large number of condominiums, Jomtien's beaches, shops, restaurants and bars are mostly empty.
The impression is created that almost all of these condominiums are vacant or even unsold - Ghost Town Jomtien.
Vacant condos in Jomtien
Poised to continue
New Market announced
On a vacant property on Naklua Road, located diagonally opposite the Aiyara Hotel, a large sign announces the coming Loma Night Bazaar.
We will keep you up-to-date.
New Market announced
Poised to continue
Honey Grand
Honey Grand, South Pattaya's one and only Body Massage Parlour opened on South Road between Friendship Supermarket and Tukom IT Store in a building announced once as AQUA Residence.
The new soapy massage parlor is run by the same management as Honey 1 on Soi 11, off Soi Buakhaow, and Honey 2 on 2nd Road (North Pattaya). The venue is already popular with Tourists from the Indian subcontinent.
Honey Grand
Subway goes Royal Garden
Subway, the sandwich chain, opened a very nice branch near the Second Road entrance at Royal Garden Plaza.
Modernized Foodpark
CentralFestival's popular Foodpark has been given a spectacular facelift.
Modernized Foodpark
Enjoy the food.
The Dragon has done his work - the Dragon may go
Pattaya Dragon, a longtime eyesore on Pattaya Second Road, is finally being demolished.
Stop the Press!   Updated
McDonald's at The Dragon closed down
McDonald's at Pattaya Dragon closed down too on July 31st.
You can find the next McDonald's at CentralMarina.
But Pattaya's Fastfoot Fans are convinced that sooner or later a McDonald's will open in Terminal21. For die-hard Fastfoot Fans, neither Chester's nor Carl's Jr., nor A&W or Teddy's Burger and KFC are a real alternative.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Openair Food Court closed down
The openair Food Court on Pattaya 2nd Road, located in front of the Tropical Hotel, closed down.
Openair Food Court closed down
We will keep you up-to-date.
Wine Bar & Restaurant closed down
Wine Lovers, a Wine Bar & Restaurant located in a small Soi with no name to the right of Tukcom South Pattaya, closed down.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Harry House & Bakery
In the rooms of the former O.S Hotel, also known as O's House Hotel, a completely refurbished Harry House & Bakery opened.
We wish you a nice holiday.
Something for your Lady!
The brand-new Black Snake Club is about to open and will try to attract your lady!
The bar is currently recruiting sexy Thai men who not only know to dance but are also capable of entertaining your girlfriend and fulfilling her secret desires.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Reincarnation of Thank Bar
The popular Thank Bar is located just a few metres from the entrance to Soi 15 and has been reopened under a completely new roof with new furniture and a lot more space.
Take a look!
New Bars at Tree Town
On the back of Tree Town's large area a bunch of bars = and a nice restaurant providing live music - opened.
New Bars at Tree Town
New Restaurant at Tree Town
New Restaurant at Tree Town
To the left of Tree Town's Beer Town the management started to build up the Tree Town's New Food Court. When the now defunct Tanya Club started, it was announced as Tanya Foodpark but changed the format during March 2018.
Kåres Party Bar
Kåres Party Bar & Guesthouse opened in the rooms of the former Pook Swan House.
Oasis receives a Facelift
Oasis A Go-Go closed down. The venue receives a Facelift.
The bar already closed down during October 2018 for 'repairs'.
Obviously, cosmetic surgery is a lucky thing in Pattaya, too.
Oasis receives a Facelift
It seems that the (new?) owner is changing everything, maybe even the name.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Poised to continue
Wall of Death's Café Racer reopened
On August 16th the Wall of Death's Café Racer Bar reopened.
The venue was closed in the second week of July 2019 and the furniture was removed without giving reasons.
Phoenix Bar closed down - but reopened a few Days later
Phoenix Bar closed down
Phoenix Bar closed down. The venue opened during February 2019.
No reason for the closure was given.
Update (August 17th):
The Bar reopened.
Poised to continue
Bang Bar
A Bang Bar is set to open soon to the right of the Duangjai Ladyboy Bar.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Oldies at Assienda
The new Assienda Bar offers excellent service and plays hits from the 80s and 90s. Its service girls are much younger.
Poised to continue
Desire Bar
In the rooms of the former Pat Bar 2 the Desire Bar opened its door with a bunch of sexy Ladies.
Maggie Choo's
Maggie Choo's Bar, located near the Beach Road end of the Soi, closed down.
Poised to continue
Happiness Star Bar
At a time when most businesses are shrinking their sales areas, the new Happiness Star Bar in Soi 7 chose the other way around, merging two empty bars into one. The Management created an attractive new Meeting Point in Soi 7. Bravo!
Red Vanda is back
The Red Vanda Bar in Soi 7 was reopened. The venue was closed last month without any reason.
Up to you
Soi 7 got an Up 2 U Bar. It obviously moved in from Second Road's Drinking Street.
A visit is now up to you,
Poised to continue
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Poised to continue
Relaunch of Scooter's Bar in Soi 14, off Walking Street
The Dolls go Walking Street
Dolls A Go-Go opens a branch on Walking Street.
The Bar is known from Soi 6 and Soi LK Metro.
The new venue, called Dolls Walking Street, will soon open in the rooms of the former Infinity Pharmacy and to the right of the miserably failed Super Model A Go-Go.
Vegetable Kebab
Vegetable Kebab
The small Kebab Both in South Road's Bottleneck to Walking Street is now selling Vegetables Kebab ...
Beavers A Go-Go
On August 10th, Beavers A Go-Go, located on Soi 15, off Walking Street, opened in refurbished rooms of the now defunct Babydoll A Go-Go Bar.
Welcome to Little India
At Soi 16 starts Waking Street's Little India.
A visit is up to you.
Republic is taking Shape
JP's Republic in Soi Lucky Star, off Walking Street, is taking shape. Obviously the opening will take place at the beginning of the high season.
However, it is still unclear whether the nightclub will open its doors to customers from the Indian subcontinent or from the West.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Moon A Go-Go
Moon A Go-Go opened in the room where Bypass A Go-Go used to be.
The Super Models already left their new Home
Super Model A Go-Go turned off the lights.
On August 7th we discovered a small note on its door claiming that the bar will be closed on August 7th and 8th.
Since August 10th there is a larger one saying the bar is on the block.
Super Model August 7th
The venue had a very short life: It opened on July 7th, 2019.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Super Model August 10th
The Lighthouse turned off the lights
The Lighthouse turned off the lights. A note on the door claims that (a part of) the workforce moved to Bliss A Go-Go.
Poised to continue
Yes A Go-Go
On August 10th Yes A Go-Go closed the door.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Party Girlz A Go-Go
Party Girlz A Go-Go closed the door. The venue opened on June 14th, 2019.
Black Horse
Black Horse Beer Bar closed down again. We already had to report last month that the bar was closed for a few days. A neighbor told us that he thinks the bar will be closed forever.
Poised to continue
Bollywood Club reopened
Bollywood Club reopened in the second floor of the miserably failed CoCoon Nightclub. The club already tried a start at the beginning of last month. Let's wait and see...
Bollywood in the Egg
Bollywood, Walking Street's latest Indian Club at the entrance to Soho Square, has generated a state-of-the-art landmark.
We are curious how long the club can last.
Poised to continue
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Movies in Pattaya
Major Cineplex Pattaya
The Avenue, 2nd Road
SF CentralMarina
2nd Road, North Pattaya
SFX Terminal21
Roundabout North Road
Café Amazon
Beach Road, Jomtien
Frankie's Inn
Second Road, Jomtien
Jai Jinendra
Central Road, Pattaya
Second Road, Pattaya
Mr. Veg
Central Road, Pattaya
Central Road, Pattaya
Soi Bong Koch, Pattaya
Soi Bong Koch, Pattaya
Mini Bus to U-Tapao
Big C South Pattaya
3rd Road, Pattaya
The Wintage
3rd Road, Pattaya
4 Seasons Tomboy
3rd Road, Pattaya
Holiday Inn Express
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Do Call Inn
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
The Players PrimeBurger
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Hungry Hippo
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Negan Bar & Restaurand
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Soi 6, Pattaya
Soi 8, Pattaya
Crazy Bar
Soi Yamato, Pattaya
Baan Thai
Soi Yamato, Pattaya
Century Coffee Shop
Bali Hai, Pattaya
Tony's Nashaa Club
Walking Street, Pattaya
Super Model A Go-Go
Walking Street, Pattaya
New Bat A Go-Go
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street
Jolly's Restaurant
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Benelux Bar
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Surprise Yourself
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
cLick Bar
Soi 6, Pattaya
The Terrace
Marine Plaza, Pattaya
Black Horse Bar
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street
M.C. Burger
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Closed &
On the Block:
J.House Hotel
Beach Road, Pattaya
Sweethearts Bar & Restaurant
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Sailor Inn
Soi Post Office, Pattaya
Muay Beauty Salon
Soi Post Office, Pattaya
Food Express
Soi Post Office, Pattaya
3-Storey Building
Soi Post Office, Pattaya
Wimons Restaurant
Soi Post Office, Pattaya
Sing Sing Bar
Soi Post Office, Pattaya
Kim's Massage
Soi Post Office, Pattaya
Top One A Go-Go
Soho Sqaure, off Walking Street
Closed down:
3rd, Road, Pattaya
Babydolls A Go-Go
Soi 15, off Walking Street
Bali Café & Guesthouse
Soi Buakhaow, Pattaya
Wall of Death's Café Racer
Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhaow
Pat Bar 2
Soi 6, Pattaya
Red Vanda Bar
Soi 7, Pattaya
Laava Lounge
Soi Pattayaland 2 (Soi 13/4)
Scooter's Bar with Secrets
Soi 14, off Walking Street
The Catwalk A Go-Go
Soi 15, off Walking Street
Family Mart
Walking Street
Naughty Girls A Go-Go
Soi Diamond, off Walking Street
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Pattaya Fireworks Festival 2019
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No Alcohol Days
Thailand's National No Alcohol Days include Buddhist holidays and election days.
On all other 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!
Pattaya's Love Motels
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!
Spike from Pattaya Days reports from Chernobyl:
Chevrolet made in China
made in China
The next generation of Chevrolet cars sold in Thailand will be engineered and manufactured in China by the company's SGMW (SAIC-GM-Wuling) joint venture unit.
SAIC is also the owner and producer of MG cars.
If you are involved in Electronics, you badly need
NightWalker\'s Technology News
All Disco Clubs
Disco Clubs in Pattaya
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.
Beauty is in the Heart, not on the Bones
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