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New Order
On January 30th Chonburi's Provincial Communicable Disease Committee announced that restaurants, pubs and bars can resume operations on February 1st. However, they must comply with the preventive measures of the Ministry of Health.
Under the new regulations, restaurants, pubs, bars and karaoke shops will be allowed to stay open until 23:00. Liquors can be sold and served. Convenience stores must close between 23:00 and 05:00.
Musical performances are allowed, but dancing is prohibited.
Massage parlors may reopen with limited customers. Exercise venues (eg. fitness clubs) and boxing stadiums can operate and organise competitions with crowd control measures.
Whether A-Go-Go clubs will be allowed to open their doors remains unclear, although the ladies' exercises on the poles can hardly be called dance performances in most places.
Keep in mind that everyone must continue to practise social distancing and wear face masks.
Thailand's Dictator and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was upbeat as the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved the easing of coronavirus control measures not only in Chonburi but in large parts of the country.
At the request of Pattaya's hardest-hit industry, hotels have been closed so that they and their employees are officially eligible for government financial support. It is said that many hotels will use the order until domestic tourism recovers or even until foreign tourists return en masse.
Update (February 8th):
Chonburi's Provincial Communicable Disease Committee has cancelled its silly closure order on convenience stores.
The shops can now stay open all night.
Update (February 23rd):
According to the Chonburi Public Relations page, the Chonburi Governor today officially approved the extension of the entertainment venue's opening hours until midnight, effective immediately.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Emergency Decree
Emercency Decree extended
On January 5th, 2021, the Cabinet of Thailand's Prime Minister, Dictator, Songwriter and a man of many words Prayut Chan-o-cha approved the extension of the nationwide state of emergency by 45 days until February 28th, 2021, to prevent a resurgence in coronavirus infections and to help the authorities to enforce mandatory quarantines and streamline disease-control plans.
The emergency was imposed during March 2020 and gives Prayut Chan-o-cha sweeping powers, including a ban on large gatherings that prevents anti-government protests.
Thai Statistics 2020
Deaths by Road Traffic15'382
Deaths by Corona Virus62
Deaths by Dengue Fever51
Deaths by Streptococcus suis infections12
Gigs in Thailand
Gigs in Thailand
Thailand is still a man's and/or a woman's paradise, even for farangs. It is still very easy to establish relationships with no strings attached.
Thais can have a steady and even swear fidelity - and still have a lot of gigs. Reasons for gigs are many - boredom in long relationships, bad sex, etc.
The Thais' mentality comes in handy: If I don't have fun today, then when? Wasting my life? No! Never!
Think about it when you are away for months. Do you really think your girlfriend or wife stays at home and cleans the house day in and day out?
Therefore, believe your GF or wife when she tells you:
I don't need a new husband! I desperately need a gig!
In Thailand the term GIG is used to refer to a person's casual lover. It can be used to refer to both men and women. A close English equivalent would perhaps be the term friends with benefits. At least one party is often, but not always, already married or in a long-term serious relationship and having naughty fun on the side. Generally, both people know they are each other's gigs and it isn't typically seen as an offensive description.
Bad Recommendation
Do not use alcohol-based cleaners
To combat the Corona Virus, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation recommends to clean your phone regulary with with an alcohol cleanser.
Don't do it!
Alcohol based cleansers damage the protective coating on your device!
Unplug your phone and turn it off. Then carefully clean the phone with a dry microfibre cloth.
You can also dampen a microfibre cloth with water and simple household soap to clean the delicate glass without damaging it.
Do you know Keto Diet?
Coffee Club's Keto Dishes
The ketogenic diet (or keto diet, for short) is a low carb, high fat diet that offers many health benefits.
Many studies show that this type of diet can help you lose weight and improve your health. It's perfect in fighting diabetes.
The diet involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for your brain.
Ketogenic diets can cause significant reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels.
To achieve this goal, you need to avoid Sweets, Rice, Potatoes, Pasta and Bread, as these are rich in carbohydrates.
Therefore, The Coffee Club's advertised dishes may be tasty meals, but they are not keto dishes.
A standard ketogenic diet typically contains only 10 % (or less) carbohydrates.
Red Bull Saga
'Boss' is still on the run
together until death
Together until death
The Royal Thai Police are (allegedly) still in the dark about his whereabouts
Made in Thailand
Triumph, the English motorcycle designer, runs a factory in Phan Thong (Chonburi).
Royal Enfield
Royal Enfield
Royal Enfield, the Indian motorbike designer, will produce its motorbikes for the Asian market in a new factory in Chachoengsao. Production is scheduled to start in July 2021.
Royal Enfield motorbikes were first manufactured in the UK in 1901. After the parent company ceased operations in the UK in the early 1970s, the Indian operation picked up the slack. In 1994, the company was taken over by the Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Eicher Motors, which now owns the iconic brand.
Harley Davidson
Harley Davidson
Harley Davidson, the US motorcycle company, produces its bikes for the Asian market in a factory in Laem Chabang, about 40 kilometers from Pattaya.
Zongshen Ryuka
Zongshen Ryuka
Zongshen, one of China's largest motorcycle manufacturers, runs an assembly plant at the Amata City Industrial Estate in Pluak Daeng District in Rayong, about 30 Kilometers from Pattaya.
In Thailand, Zongshen sells its motorcycles under the Ryuka brand.
GPX is the distribution arm of China's YinGang Group. The company runs an assembly plant at the Gateway City Industrial Estate in Chachoengsao.
Stallions Motor is a distributor and assembler of Chinese motorcycles. It's assembly plant is located in Samut Prakan.
Scomadi, the Scooter designer from England, runs a factory near Laem Chabang, in the same industrial estate as Harley Davidson, about 40 kilometers from Pattaya.
Three of Japan's Big Four run assembly plants in Thailand:
Honda's branch is known as A.P. Honda and is located in Phrapradaeng, Samut Prakarn.
Suzuki's branch is known as Thai Suzuki Motor Co. Ltd. Motorcycles are assembled in Ubon Ratchathani.
Yamaha's branch is known as Thai Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and is located in Bang Na (Bangkok).
Kawasaki's branch in Thailand is known as Kawasaki Motors Enterprise (Thailand) Co., Ltd. but the motorcycles are now assembled in Vietnam.
Say Good Bye
Say Good Bye to Tesco/Lotus but Sawasdee to Lotus's
Say Good Bye to Tesco/Lotus
Due to the fact that Tesco/Lotus shops have been widely referred to as Lotus by Thais for more than 23 years, the new/old owner of the chain, the Charoen Pokphand Group, decided to drop the Tesco brand in Thailand.
In 1994, the Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group opened the first Lotus store in Seacon Square. In 1998, Tesco took a stake to create Tesco Lotus. In 2003, CP Group sold most of its shares in Tesco/Lotus. On March 9th, 2020, the Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group submitted the winning bid to (re)purchase Tesco/Lotus, for about US$10 billion.
Sooner or later, the Tesco brand will disappear from Thailand.
Mike Baird's Cartoon: Dining in Pattaya
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Upcoming Festivals
Burapa Bike Week
Burapa Bike Week
Neo Pattaya
We don't care
We don't care
The mayor of Pattaya plans to elevate our town to a world-class tourist city like Dubai, Singapore and/or Miami.
Sontaya Khunpleum, Pattaya's current mayor, is known as a big spender and a man of big words.
But he likes to forget the problems at hand.
For example, his City Hall lets the beach promenade, created by his brother Itthiphol for a lot of money, simply fall into disrepair.
Pattaya Police warn
Closure time is 23:00!
We don't care
Colonel Pisit Poonsap, Pattaya's Police Chief, tells entertainment venue owners: Closure time is 23:00, stop pushing it!
The closure time was set by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and can not be changed by Pattaya City Hall or Pattaya Police.
Condos in Jomtien seem to be unused
Condos in Jomtien seem to be unused or even empty.
Condos in Jomtien seem to be unused
Condos in Jomtien seem to be unused
There are many properties for sale now on prestigious Dongtan Beach in Jomtien - if you have the necessary bank balance and are happy to live with Pattaya's notorious cable clutter in front of you.
Le Naklua
Le Naklua
On Naklua Road, in front of the Windmill Hotel, Le Naklua opened as Café & Eatery.
VIP Destroyers
Le Naklua
Part of the VIP Bar Centre (known as VIP Center Bar) on Naklua Road has already been destroyed to create something new.
We will keep you up-to-date
Pattaya Sweethearts
PattayaSweethearts covers the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
Up for Booking
Up for Booking
Up for Booking
Rised from the Ashes
Tahitian Queen
Tahitian Queen, Pattaya's longest running A Go-Go Bar is back on track! Dozens of supporters made it happen following a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding website
The crowdfunding was organised by Chuliporn Underwood, Woody's son from California.
You can still donate money and help keep the legendary bar alive, which also supports the Fountain of Life Children's Center for more than 20 years.
It seems that the bar could be saved.
It was announced to open on February 12th with Woody and Bob as managers.
New Hotel
The all new Blackwoods Hotel opened in Soi 7.
New Restaurants
The Bull
The Bull, located about 100 meters from South Road on Pattaya 3rd Road, is a Thai style eatery serving mainly beef dishes.
Cheap Buffet x 2
99 Baht Buffet Restaurant on Pattaya 3rd Road
99 Baht Buffet Restaurant on Pattaya 3rd Road
The two Thai style Eat As Much As You Can restaurants on Pattaya Third Road, at the entrance to Soi Buakhao's City Hospital, offer chicken and pork for a flat rate of 99 Baht, as well as salad, vegetables and sweets for hungry guests.
Drinks not included.
<b>Señor Taco</b>
Señor Taco, the Mexican Taqueria, on Pattaya Beach Road updated its sign. It shows now the correct address.
The End of Made in Thailand
The End of Made in Thailand
Since February 1st all venues at the Made in Thailand Bar Complex on Pattaya Second Road remain closed for good.
The closure was ordered by the landlord.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Starbucks closed
Starbucks closed
On Pattaya Beach Road, at the entrance to Soi Yamato, there was a Starbucks coffee shop for many years. It closed for good.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Pizza Hut closed
Pizza Hut closed
Pizza Hut on Pattaya Beach Road, at the entrance to Soi Post Office, closed for good.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Up for Rent!
Up for Rent
Many buildings and/or Shops are up for rent on Pattaya Second Road, between Soi 7 and Soi 8.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Corona Victim
Far East Rock A Go-Go 2
Just another Corona victim: Far East Rock A Go-Go 2 on Soi Post Office (Soi Praisanee).
We will keep you up-to-date.
Soi Buakhaow
Pattaya Sweethearts
PattayaSweethearts covers the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
Dive Infinity
Dive Bar, Soi Chaiyaphoon
What was known as Infinity Bar is now Dive Bar in Soi Chaiyaphoon, off Soi Buakhao.
OLD 7, not 007
Old No. 7 Bar, Soi Buakhao
On Soi Buakhao, opposite the entrance to Soi LK Metro, the Old No. 7 Bar opened in the rooms of a former drug store.
Rock Factory changed Format
Rock Factory
The relatively new Rock Factory has changed its format.
It is now billed as a restaurant playing soft, ear-friendly rock music.
What was known as Swiss Apartment until the end of last year is now Wonderland, a music club with apartments.
Australian Beef Burger
Australian Beef Burger @ Hungry Hippo
Pattaya's Hungry Hippo serves a large Australian Beef Burger including a Soft Drink and Ice Cream for 159 Baht.
Extra Friendship Updated
Friendship Bar
What used to be the Extra Bar is now the Friendship Bar. It will be open soon.
Update (February 3rd): The bar opened today with a party.
Zanzi Bar changed the side
Zanzi Bar
Zanzi Bar at the southern end of Soi Buakhao moved across the street. Following the new trend, the venue is now a restaurant and a bar.
Nouch Pattaya
Nouch Pattaya replaces the former Zanzi Bar. It is a simple Thai-style restaurant.
Dre's Bar
Dre's Bar, already an institution in Soi Buakhao, has given up half of its former space to a tea and coffee bar with the ambiguous name Cha Bear.
Meeting Point
Mini Bar Soi Lengkee
The Mini Bar [MB] at the entrance to Soi Lengkee is a popular meeting point on Soi Buakhao.
Up for sale
Nightingale Bar
The Nightingale Bar, located opposite Jolly's Restaurant and formerly known as a Coyote Bar, is for sale.
The appearance of ladyboys a few days ago already heralded the end of the venue.
If you are interested, please call 098 664 0196.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Up for Sale too
Hotel for Sale
In the small Sois around Soi Buakhao there are many shops, bars, massage parlours and even hotels advertised for sale, such as The Hive (or Honey Inn) in Soi Honey (officially known as Soi 11).
Soi 6
Pattaya Sweethearts
PattayaSweethearts covers the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
Life is back!
Soi 6
Life is back in Soi 6
From Scooters to Cooters
From Scooters to Cooters
Cooters Bar will open in the space of the now defunct Scooters Bar on 18 February.
From Scooters to Cooters
Walking Street
Pattaya Sweethearts
PattayaSweethearts covers the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
New and Colorful
Walking Street
even without visitors ....
Up for Rent
Up for Rent
Even at the entrance to Pattaya's (once) legendary Walking Street, many shops are available for rent.
Mike Baird's Cartoon: On/OFF
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The Fun starts here
(Failed) Transportation in Thailand
Transportation in Thailand
Transportation in Thailand
(Failed) Transportation in Thailand
(Failed) Transportation in Thailand
(Failed) Transportation in Thailand
(Failed) Transportation in Thailand
Transportation in Bangladesh
Transportation in Bangladesh
Transportation @ Airports
Transportation @ Airports
Transportation @ Airports
Transportation @ Airports
Rules to enter Thailand
Rules to enter Thailand
Media on Covid-19
Media on Covid-19
Thai Style Survival Training
Wish you weren't here
Transportation in Switzerland
Small Country - Small Horses
Transportation in Switzerland
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Virus Warnings Updated
Outbreak of Dengue Fever
Outbreak of Dengue Fever
There have been 61'662 cases of dengue fever in Thailand with 41 deaths in the first 9½ months of this year.
While Thailand seems to have the corona virus under control, the situation with dengue fever, another viral disease, is extremely worrying in the Kingdom.
Thailand's Public Health Officials advise people to make sure that there is no standing water around their homes, as this is a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus.
October 11th: Mae Hong Son province in northern Thailand has reported the highest incidence by far with nearly 500 per 100'000 population. This is followed by Rayong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum and Chainat provinces.
On January 13th, 2021, Thailand's Bureau of Epidemiology reported 71'292 total dengue fever cases in 2020, including 51 deaths. The provinces with the highest incidence include Mae Hong Son, Rayong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum and Chainat.
Be Aware of Dengue
Chikungunya Outbreak
Another dangerous virus in this area is the Chikungunya virus. It is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.
The most common symptoms of infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.
The Chikungunya virus was found for the first time in the Americas on islands in the Caribbean in late 2013.
The virus was imported by infected travellers into new areas such as Thailand.
Currently there is no vaccine for prevention or medication to treat a Chikungunya virus infection.
October 16th: Health officials in Thailand are reporting 10'101 chikungunya cases in 72 provinces through October 5th. No deaths have been reported so far.
Measles Outbreak
Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by measles virus.
Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40°C, cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes. Small white spots may form inside the mouth two or three days after the start of symptoms. A red, flat rash which usually starts on the face and then spreads to the rest of the body typically begins three to five days after the start of symptoms.
Measles is an airborne disease which spreads easily from one person to the next through the coughs and sneezes of infected people.
No specific treatment is available but the measles vaccine is effective at preventing the disease and is exceptionally safe.
Through May 2nd, Thailand has seen 765 measles cases in 55 provinces. Narathiwat, Chiang Rai, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phuket and Chiang Mai have been hardest hit by the measles.
Streptococcus suis infections
Thailand's Bureau of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control at the Ministry of Public Health reported 340 Streptococcus suis cases through December 22nd, 2020. The ministry also reported 12 deaths related to the infection.
Streptococcus suis infection tends to occur sporadically especially in high risk regions due to a risky behavior of eating local favorite food, i.e. raw pork with fresh blood (known as Lahp-moo) and close contact with pigs with no proper personal protection.
The provinces with the highest incidence include Uttaradit, Phichit, Phayao, Kamphaeng Phet and Lampang.
Kill the Virus Updated
How to Handwash
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  • Wash your hands with a good soap.
    Hands are one of the most common ways that a virus spreads from one person to the next.
    Most viruses and some bacteria have lipid membranes that resemble double-layered micelles. These membranes are studded with important proteins that allow viruses to infect cells and perform vital tasks that keep bacteria alive.
    These lipid (fatty) bilayer are the weakest link of a virus.
    When you wash your hands with soap and water, you surround any microorganisms on your skin with soap molecules. Soap dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart.
  • The coronavirus is spread from person to person when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes. So people in close contact are at high risk.
    The influenza virus is spread in a similar way. A study shows when healthcare workers are within 1.8 metres of patients with influenza, their risk of being infected is increased.
    We therefore recommend to stay away from mass gatherings and to keep a distance of 2 meters to other people.
    Nowadays this behaviour is called social distancing and is a tool to slow down the spread of a disease that is passed on from person to person.
  • There have been reported outbreaks of COVID-19 in some closed settings, such as restaurants, nightclubs, places of worship or places of work where people may be shouting, talking, or singing.
    In these outbreaks, aerosol transmission, particularly in these indoor locations where there are crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces where infected persons spend long periods of time with others, cannot be ruled out.
    Aerosols are very small droplets that can contain the COVID-19 virus and are able to stay suspended in the air for longer periods of time.
  • A virus can not enter your body throught the skin. The virus get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat.
    Therefore it is important to protect your eyes, nose and mouth, at least if you are one of those people who likes to touch the face with the hands.
    Keep in mind, that the average person touches the face 23 times per hour.
  • Avoid the polite but unsanitary greeting by shaking hands.
    Rather nod your head or use the WAI that is common in Thailand.
  • Do not kiss your partner or any other people
  • Refrain from sex or use a condom!
  • Wear a face mask and/or a face shield
  • Stay at home - and wait for better times!
Take care
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