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Covid-19 killed the world-famous weekly market in South Pattaya
Enjoy the whole new Pattaya feeling:
All restaurants are now completely alcohol-free
Chonburi Governor released new Covid-19 order on October 30th:
Alcohol ban at restaurants/nightlife stays in Pattaya
All bars, go-go clubs, discos, massage parlours and most hotels as well as many formerly popular shops are closed
Your family members and friends no longer need to have any moral qualms. Thanks to Corona, Pattaya is now absolutely clean. It simply doesn't get any cleaner than this.
To still enjoy your holiday, we recommend you take a daily walk on our neglected pavements and then have your feet treated by Pattaya's pretty ladies in the city's many foot massage shops
Curfew lifted
Curfew lifted
Emergency Decree
Emercency Decree extended
On September 27th, 2021, Thailand's cabinet extended the state of emergency nationwide for two months, until the end of November, allegedly to cope with the local Covid-19 situation.
The extionsion was proposed by the National Security Council (NSC).
The NSC functions as the operations unit of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration and is supervised by Thailand's Prime Minister, Dictator, Songwriter and the man of many words Prayut Chan-o-cha.
This is the 14th extension of the special law.
The government insistes that the extension is necessary to facilitate the swift and integrated implementation of measures to control Covid-19 for the sake of public safety.
The special law was enacted March 26th, 2020, and gives Prayut Chan-o-cha wide-ranging powers, including a ban on large gatherings to prevent anti-government protests.
October 30th:
Under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree, a new order has been issued, signed by General Chalermpol Srisawat, Chief of Defence Forces, banning gatherings and activities deemed to pose a "risk of spreading Covid-19 throughout the country". The order was published in the Royal Gazette on Friday 30 October 2021 and states that all gatherings that pose a risk of spreading coronavirus disease or worsening the plight of people are banned throughout the country.
Bangkok Post: Govt bans rallies ahead of kingdom's reopening
Bangkok Post: Court asked to permit rally against Section 112
On the streets again
Nevertheless, people are on the streets again to demand the end of Section 112 and the resignation of dictator Prayut Chan-o-cha and his corrupt government along with immediate release of all political prisoners.
AP News: Thais launch campaign for repeal of royal defamation law
Khaosod English: Activists Launch Campaign for Repeal of Royal Defamation Law
Prachatai English: People take the streets to demand the abolition of royal defamation law
Prachatai English: Threats, violence, and lawsuits became 'normal' for Thai journalists
Prachatai English: Candle vigil attendants arrested, allegedly beaten brutally by police
Democracy in the eyes of the Dictator:
Strengthen your own camp, eliminate the competition
Bangkok Post: Military top brass sworn in on first day as senators
Bangkok Post: Pheu Thai faces new dissolution threat
Bangkok Post: Petition targets Thaksin's daughter, she's accused of violating ethics
Thai Enquirer: Leaked documents reveal government is revoking the passport of activists and artists
Bangkok Post: Apple warns Thai activists 'state-sponsored attackers' may have targeted iPhones
Thailand
Royal rights
Thailand's court ruled
Thailand's Court Ruled:
Monarchy reform calls count as overthrowing the regime
BBC News: Thai court says calls for monarchy reform unconstitutional
Reuters: Thailand defends its strict royal insults law at U.N. rights review
Prachatai English: Calls for monarchy reform count as overthrowing the regime, says Constitutional Court
South China Morning Post: Thailand court rules students’ calls for royal reform sought to overthrow monarchy
More on that
Prachatai English: Constitution Court ruling regarding the monarchy reform (Translation)
Bangkok Post: Student organisations reject court's ruling
Bangkok Post: Govt issues warning to protesters
Thai Enquirer: Thailand says lese majeste laws necessary for national security reasons
South China Morning Post: Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn returns to Germany, with entourage of 250 people and 30 poodles
Prachatai English: Constitutional Court website renamed 'Kangaroo Court'
And the Dictator adds:
Do not abandon the decades-old tradition to stand for the royal anthem before every film!
Reuters: Thai PM urges moviegoers to stand to respect king during anthem
Latest Regulation Updated
As of October 21st
Latest Regulation as of October 21st
Latest Regulation as of October 21st
Latest Regulation as of October 21st
Latest Regulation as of October 21st
Latest Regulation as of October 21st
Latest Regulation as of October 21st
The new rules only apply from November 1st!
As is usual in this country, the new regulations are far from clear and may contain pitfalls.
October 22nd:
In preparation for the first phase of the country's reopening on November 1, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as head of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), ordered to have curfew lifted in 17 provinces, including Bangkok, from October 31st.
Bangkok Post: Curfew to end in 17 tourist provinces
Please note:
Open - but with many restrictions
TAT news: Test & Go: Quarantine-free Thailand to reopen to vaccinated tourists from November 1st
Please understand, it's our commitment to change the rules as often as possible
Already Updated!
October 30th, 2021
63 countries are now listed as low-risk
Entry Requirements
As of November 1st
Entry Requirements as of October 27th
Entry Requirements as of October 27th
Entry Requirements as of October 27th
Entry Requirements as of October 27th
From November 1st at 09:00 the new Thailand Pass website will be accessible, the Thai government announced.
Additional information:
The Nation Thailand: Rules for travel to Thailand explained
Please understand, it's our commitment to change the rules as often as possible
Updated November 19th, 2021:
Entry Requirements as of November 19th
Entry Requirements as of November 19th
The first publication said: The Hospital Partner must report within 6 hours.
Now they claim: While the waiting period should be within 24 hours, it may vary between 24-48 hours, depending on the laboratory's operating time.
At your own expense!
Thailand Pass
Questions & Answers
Thailand Pass: Questions & answers
Thailand Pass: Questions & answers
Thailand Pass: Questions & answers
Thailand Pass: Questions & answers
Thailand Pass: Questions & answers
Thailand Pass: Questions & answers
Thailand Pass crashed!
Only a few minutes after the start, the much-praised Thailand Pass crashed with the message Error from API server.
Did you ever expect anything different from a project Made by Friends?
Thailand Pass problems solved?
Bangkok Post: Thai Pass 'bugs' to be fixed
Thailand Pass Call Centers
Please understand, it's our commitment to change the rules as often as possible
Be aware Updated
Quality tourists only, please - and first timers!
Wealthy Tourist
Courtesy of stephff cartoonist
Bangkok Post reports, that TAT, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, is focusing on quality, first timer tourists.
The proposal has not only been received with goodwill.
Critics are drawing the TAT's attention to the fact that before quality tourists come to Thailand, the following things need to be fixed: Infrastructure, pollution (no rubbish on the streets), drinkable tap water, no double prices.
Quality and (in the eyes of TAT) rich tourists do not like to be cheated by hotels, taxi drivers, shops, hospitals and police. A quality tourist wants to enjoy his holiday without everyone coming to sell him inferior goods and/or services while he is lying on the beach.
And why first-time tourists, they wonder, and they have the answer right away: the TAT probably believes that these are easier to cheat!
Obviously, the officials of the TAT believe that rich first-time tourists are anything but clever, i.e. easy-to-cheat suckers.
The Sun reports that Scoot budget airline launches new low-cost flights to Thailand – from £170 one way!
Scam
Swab tests
Scam Alert
Asean Now: Khao San Rd: Foreigners must take 100 baht swab tests if vax is old - ambulance on standby to take them away if positive
Covid-19
An unresolved issue
The unresolved issue
Reuters: U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday, October 30th, 2021, they may never be able to identify the origins of COVID-19
The statement could be good news for companies like Pfizer, Moderna and Sanofi:
According to M-CAM International, a watchdog of innovations, proprietary intellectual property (IP) and financial analysis systems, and its CEO and Chairman Dr. David E. Martin, Pfizer, Moderna and Sanofi patented the Corona Virus long before it was discovered in Wuhan (China).
Here is the report including all the facts: Interview with Dr. David E. Martin
Online scams
Be cautious when buying online
Be careful when you shop online. Shopee and Lazada and the other online shops are full of rogue traders.
Nevertheless, you can sometimes save a lot of money with reputable importers, dealers and/or sellers.
No Name Mini Rice Cooker
No Brand Rice Cooker
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Smarthome Mini Rice Cooker
Branded Rice Cooker
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No Name Mini Rice Cooker
No Brand Cooking Pot
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Smarthome Mini Rice Cooker
Branded Cooking Pot
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Good to know:
During our research, we noticed that Shopee displays very different search results depending on whether you enter the search term in English or Thai, and that the search results also seem to depend on the language of the device. When searching on an English-speaking device with English search terms, the desired items are displayed, but with prices up to five times higher!
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Event Calendar
Sin City wakes up
Pattaya Music Festival 2021
Pattaya Mail: Pattaya Music Festival only open to vaccinated fans
Pattaya Loy Kratong Festival 2021
Pattaya Fireworks Festival 2021
Pattaya Fireworks Festival 2021
All information is subject to change without notice
Dirty Tap Water again Updated
Same procedure since many years!
Dirty Tap Water
For almost a year now, the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) has been maltreating at least parts of the population of Naklua, Pattaya and Jomtien with dirty and sometimes foul-smelling tap water.
There is no end in sight, because this phenomenon is not new: the PWA has not been in control of Pattaya's water supply for decades.
As a local or foreign tourist, I would think twice about booking this area as a holiday destination, as this dirty water is not only used for washing clothes, but also for the 'cleaning' of all eating utensils. Your body, and therefore your immune system, also has to deal with this broth on a daily basis.
Our advice:
Stay at home or choose another, cleaner holiday destination!
Jomtien
Pattaya Sweethearts
During the Covid 19 pandemic, only PattayaSweethearts reports on the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
Jomtien Night Market
Jomtien Night Market, Jomtien Beach Road
Jomtien's unique Night Market on Jomtien Beach Road reopened on October 15th.
The popular food bothes open daily at 17:00 and feed hungry mouths until 21:00.
Here, too, alcoholic drinks are not (yet) offered.
Jomtien Night Market, Jomtien Beach Road
Expat Foods
Jomtien Expat Food, Jomtien Beach Road
Jomtien Expat Food on Jomtien Beach Road, located in-between Soi 10 and Soi 11, offers a wide selection of popular food items at very reasonable prices.
Look out for the entrance to Jomtien Beach Condominium.
The shop itself is located on the first floor of the apartment block.
Jomtien Expat Food, Jomtien Beach Road
Italian Food
Tindoro Italian Food, Jomtien Beach Road
Tindoro, also located at on Jomtien Beach Road at the entrance to Jomtien Beach Condominium, opened a kiosk with delicious Italian dishes, burgers and fries.
Eating at Momento Beach Resort
Momento Resort
Cheap but tasty (French, Italian and Thai) food by the swimming pool. This is possible at Memento Beach Resort in Soi 8, off Thepprasit Road.
Momento Resort
Naklua
Pattaya Sweethearts
During the Covid 19 pandemic, only PattayaSweethearts reports on the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
Ice Cream
Rarey Ice Cream
On Naklua Road, in front of the Lumpini Condominiums, this nice ice cream outlet shop called Rarey has opened.
Le Naklua closed
Le Naklua closed
On Naklua Road, just outside the Windmill Resort Hotel, the Covid 19 pandemic spelled the end for the cosy Le Naklua Café and Eatery.
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Sorry, but we are still closed!
Pattaya
Pattaya Sweethearts
During the Covid 19 pandemic, only PattayaSweethearts reports on the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
A Tasty Steak for 69 Baht!
K'Mai Pepper Steak
This pork steak costs 69 baht at K'Mai Steak. It comes with a delicious pepper sauce, fries and a fresh salad.
K'Mai is a small open-air restaurant on Pattaya 3rd Road, opposite the Korat Bus Stop and the new Shambhala Hotel.
K'Mai Steak
Reopened
Burger King Pattaya Beach Road
On the second weekend of November, Burger King reopened its branch on Pattaya Beach Road - between Soi 7 and Soi 8.
Café Jianna
Café Jianna at the Beach Front Hotel
The Café Jianna opened at the Beach Front Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road.
Face Lift
Babonna Face Lift
Baboona the beachfront living hotel on Pattaya Beach Road gets a facelift.
Constant change is the New Normal
TQ Bar
TQ Tahitian Queen has changed the early announcement (above) to a new date (below). Probably not the last change
TQ Bar
TQ Tahitian Queen, Pattaya's oldest bar on Pattaya Beach Road, wants to reopen on January 16th, 2022. To this end, the management is looking for staff and is willing to pay 10'000 Baht for 10 days' work.
Short performance
Witherspoons Seawiew
Witherspoons Seawiew, on Pattaya's Beach Road, closed down.
Coffee with Cannabis
Southern Coffee Beachroad
A Southern Coffee shop has opened in the premises of the former Señor Taco and German Food & BBQ outlet. It follows a popular trend and also offers canabis.
Señor Taco and German Food & BBQ have moved to the first floor of the R-Con Residence in Soi Buakhao.
Tasty Thai Food
Ban Burakorn
On the corner of Soi Phettrakul / Pattayaklang 12 Soi 10, Ban Burakorn replaces a former German restaurant.
New Dance Bar
New Indian Dance Bar
Currently, the Indian Curry Restaurant & Bar, formerly also known as Bartiyam Restaurant, in Soi Praisani (Soi Post Office or Soi 13/2) is being converted into an all new Indian Dance Bar.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Reopened
Mike Shopping Mall reopened
On November 1st the Mike Group reopened at least a part of its Shopping Mall on Pattaya Beach Road.
Say goodbye to Made in Thailand
Say goodbye to Made in Thailand
Say goodbye to Made in Thailand
Say goodbye to Made in Thailand
Say goodbye to Made in Thailand
Say goodbye to Made in Thailand
Say goodbye to Made in Thailand
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As announced in February this year - and published by us - the complete closure of the Made in Thailand Bar facility has now been put into action in the first week of November.
We will keep you up-to-date.
For sale
Bangkok Bar, Soi Yamato
Bangkok Bar in Soi Yamato is for sale (or rent).
If interested, please call the phone numbers in the picture.
RiP
Late Pattaya Klang Market
The Pattaya Klang Market, known far beyond Pattaya, is a thing of the past. The food vendors and chefs had to vacate their kitchens and shops at the beginning of November to make way for something new.
We will keep you up-to-date.
Soi Buakhaow
Pattaya Sweethearts
During the Covid 19 pandemic, only PattayaSweethearts reports on the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
Up up!
Price hike at Hungry Hippo
Hungry Hippo: We are unrivalled now, so let's raise the prices!
Price hike at Hungry Hippo
Back in Soi Buakhao!
Sick Buffalo Bar
After an unsuccessful detour to Beachroad, Señor Taco has now returned to Soi Buakhao. He has opened the Mexican Taqueria in the R-Con Residence.
Moved to Soi Buakhao too!
Strandküche, the German Bistro
In a joint venture with Witherspoons and Señor Taco, Strandküche, a German Bistro, has also moved to the R-Con Residence on Soi Buakhao. On Pattaya Beach Road, it was known as German Food & BBQ, among other things.
Jamaica goes Lk Metro
Trench Town goes LK Metro
Soi Buakhao's popular Trench Town bar opens a branch in Soi LK Metro. What was known as The Thirsty Camel will soon be Trench Town LK Metro.
Addendum: The management closed down its Trench Town Soi Yamato branch.
Ballers Bar
Ballers Bar
Ballers Bar hopes to open soon in Soi Honey (Soi 11), off Soi Buakhao. It is located in-between Hunny Lounge (a Gentleman's Club) and Runway Bar.
Sick, you already know it!
Sick Buffalo Bar
A Sick Buffalo bar will soon open in the space formerly occupied by a sexy underwear shop.
Curry Wurst Outlet
Alpen Sepp's Curry Wurst Outlet
Alpen Sepp opened an Curry and Bratwurst Outlet in his Hütte at Tree Town.
Alpen Sepp's Curry Wurst Outlet
Churchill arrived!
Churchill's Bar Soi Buakhao
Churchill's Bar (& Restaurant?) will open in the former Na Vila Bar space as soon as circumstances allow.
Dre's Bar is now history
Ex Dre's Bar
A few months ago, the Cha Bear Shop replaced part of the iconic (Belgian) Dre's Bar. For a few days now, the remaining part of the place has been occupied by a nice Thai food outlet with reasonable prices. At Passorn's Kitchen delicious food is available from as little as 40 Baht!
Please note the somewhat unusual opening hours:
05:00 - 17:00
Soi 6
Pattaya Sweethearts
During the Covid 19 pandemic, only PattayaSweethearts reports on the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
Bar to rent
Bar-Ku-Ni
Bar-Ku-Ni, located just a few metres from Pattaya Beach Road, is available for rent.
Should you be interested, please call 083 636 6163
Walking Street
Pattaya Sweethearts
During the Covid 19 pandemic, only PattayaSweethearts reports on the A Go-Go and Disco scene in Pattaya
New A Go-Go Bar
Su Casa A Go-Go
A new club called Su Casa A Go-Go is currently being set up on Soi Diamond, off Walking Street, in the rooms of the former Center Club A Go-Go.
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The Fun starts here
Bairdsy for sale
Bairdsy for sale
(Un)Fairplay
UnFairplay
Madness
Madness
We like Farangs
We like Farangs
Age issue
Age issue
Thailish
Thailish
Muay Thai
Muay Thai
Please take heed
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Massage only
Massage only
Just like real life
Just like real life
Amazing Switzerland
We love sociability
We love sociability
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Virus Warnings Updated
Dengue Fever
Outbreak of Dengue Fever
While Thailand seems to have the corona virus under control, the situation with dengue fever, another viral disease, is extremely worrying in the Kingdom, especially during the rainy season.
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.
Be Aware of Dengue
Chikungunya
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.
Measles
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.
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!
Covid-19
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How to dispose your masks
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