Welcome to neoPattaya
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Bangkok Post: Pattaya needs sustainability
Pattaya Mail: Pattaya Move On Sandbox decides to bite the bullet
On July 20th, 2021, Thailand's cabinet extended the state of emergency nationwide for two months, until the end of September, 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 13th 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.
September 9th, 2021
Thai PBS World: Controversial Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao sacked
Asean Now: Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat leaves his ministerial position, debate over if he resigned or was fired
Thai Examiner: PM moves against cabal within Palang Pracharat behind failed heave against him – Thamanat out
Thai Enquirer: Palang Pracharat settles on coexistence with powerful rebel minister
Thai Enquirer: Opinion (over Palang Pracharath Party's buying MPs): Turn-coat MP going after Move Forward Party is biggest irony
Old and new 'sandbox' areas
To fully understand this graphic please read Tourism authority tests the water with rules for 7 destinations published by Bangkok Post
As of September 1st
To fully understand this graphic please read Govt lifts some bug controls published by Bangkok Post
Restrictions by destination
As of September 1st
Living the High Life
Washington Post: Video sparks arrest of Thai police in drug suspect's death BBC: Thai police chief, known as Jo Ferrari, wanted over viral torture clip Bangkok Post: NACC investigating fugitive officer's unusual wealth Bangkok Post: Police hunt for ex-cop on run Bangkok Post: Fugitive 'Jo Ferrari' turns himself in Bangkok Post: Court approves further detention of 'Jo Ferrari' BangkokPost: Fears mount cops will shield 'Joe Ferrari' Bangkok Post: Police reforms are 'years behind schedule' Bangkok Post: 'Joe Ferrari' denies all accusations Bangkok Post: Autopsy shows drug suspect died of suffocation Bangkok Post: Drug suspect in cop saga 'suffocated' Bangkok Post: 'Joe Ferrari' wealth sparks probe call Bangkok Post: Police search rooms of senior cop Thitisan, subordinate in torture-death case Bangkok Post: Police brief panel on torture case. Joe Ferrari to be charged 'for lying' Khaosod English: A Rotten Cop Reminds Us Police Reform Urgently Needed' Thai Enquirer: Opinion: Joe Ferrari might escape punishment due to systematic failures, the system must change Tik-Tok: What's wrong with this timeline?
August 28th, 2021
For months, Bangkok Post has been publishing informative graphics and time lines about Covid-19 and many other things, but not about this case. It can be assumed that this case is also a hot potato for Bangkok Post, as they would have to naming any names in such a time line.
September 15th, 2021
Analysis on Southeast Asia
To be considered
Covid-19 Vaccines and Delta Variants
Do not believe Pfizer's marketing!
August 25th, 2021
Bangkok Post: Messenger RNA Covid vaccines 66% effective against Delta: US study
Medical Press: Messenger RNA COVID vaccines 66% effective against Delta: US study
Stat News: As Delta spread, Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness against infection fell from 90% to 66% in one key study
CDC, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines in Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Nursing Home Residents Before and During Widespread Circulation of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant
Pfizer's marketing was always better than its products
Be careful when you shop online. Shopee and Lazada and the other online shops are full of rogue traders. The factory price for this coffee maker is a maximum of 10 - 11 US dollars for an order of 100 pieces or more.
We found the four completely overpriced products pictured above at Shopee.
The situation is similar with the popular "Italian" mocha machines: Prices for a small coffee maker (130 to 150 ml) vary greatly, sometimes depending only on the brand name printed on it.
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Special care should also be taken with high quality electrical and/or electronic equipment. We have taken as an example the currently particularly popular mini projectors. They are offered for between 500 and many thousands of Baht. At first glance, they hardly differ. They all claim to have at least HD quality up to 1080 pixels, many even 4K. On closer inspection, however, one notices that these specifications do not refer to the resolution of the projection. They only refer to the processing capabilities of the software. What is important, however, is the so-called native resolution of the projector, and this is where the suppliers skimp considerably or use their own fanciful terms. With cheap projectors, the native resolution is hardly better than 320x240 or 480x320 pixels and therefore hardly offers enjoyable projection images. Acceptable quality starts at a native resolution of 1280x720 pixels. You can only speak of good resolution when the projector has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which corresponds to 2k and not 4k! Never buy a device where the supplier does not mention the native resolution.
An Ultra HD 1080P projector with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixel.
4k has a resolution of 3840x2160 pixel
2k has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixel
At the time of writing, you should pay no more than 2'000 Baht for a native 1280x720 pixel projector and no more than 3'800 Baht for a native 1920x1080 pixel projector.
Mike Baird's Cartoon
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Pattaya Beach #1
Once upon a time
Until 2012, Pattaya had its own beach promenade where guests could find plenty of seating in shady surroundings. Moreover, construction measures prevented the sand of the beach from being eroded during floods. In 2013, Itthiphol Kunplome, the then Mayor of Pattaya and younger brother of the current mandate holder, and his friends from City Hall and Nong Nooch Landscape & Garden Design Co. destroyed the idyll.
Pattaya Beach #2
Another new Beach Promenade
The Pattaya beach promenade built with a lot of money in 2013 by Itthipol Kunploem, the younger brother of Sontaya Kunploem, proved to be unfit for purpose, as many had already predicted in 2013. It exposed tourists to the blazing sun, offered hardly any seating and, when it rained, allowed the sand to be washed into the sea by the floods.
Shortly after taking office, Sontoya Kunploem announced that he would adapt his brother's (failed) beach promenade to the new conditions.
So now the time has come!In a cloak-and-dagger operation, following the example of his late father, the famous Godfather of Chon Buri, the trees to be removed to widen the road were marked and the beach-side trees planted only a few years ago were removed.
When people complained, Sontoya Kunploem claimed that the trees were dangerous and that the new promenade was part of the government's EEC (Eastern Economic Corridor) project, which was also controversial.
Pattaya Beach #3
Thai Post, a Thai language Newspaper, reports on August 31st, 2021, that Pattaya City will protect the beach by covering the beach with material (rubber sheet/geotextile) at the overflowing point during heavy rains to prevent the sand erosion from the beach. and store when the water level returns to normal In the long term, we will find a way to prevent flooding on the Pattaya Beach Road. For example, the construction of a water tunnel at the beach road is the point of receiving water to a large drainage point in Pattaya.
Electronically translated from Thai by Google
Art in Pattaya
'Art' introduced by Sontoya Kunploem
Shortly after Sontoya Kunploem took power in Pattaya, he announced that he wanted to upgrade the city with art. Thank goodness he didn't carry out his threat, because what the mayor of Pattaya considers art, many visitors consider kitsch.
Pattaya to hold mayoral and council elections in November
Pattaya voters will go to the polls for the first time in more than nine years November 28th to elect a new mayor and rebuild a collapsed city council. For additional information please read Pattaya Mail: Pattaya to hold mayoral and council elections in November Bangkok Herald: Pattaya, Bangkok Elections Postponed Indefinitely By Prayut to Keep His Men in Office
Stop the Press
September 7th, 2021
Election for Pattaya Mayor Sontoya Kunploem delayed until sometime next year due to Covid19 concerns. Nevertheless, reopening of dark red zone Pattaya to tourists is still on the agenda for Oktober 1st ....
Dirty Tap Water again
Same procedure as every year!
Despite the fact that Pattaya has virtually no tourists to accommodate this year, the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) finds itself obliged to supply households with dirty and at times smelly tap water for the fifth month this year. In addition, since many weeks the water pressure will be temporarily reduced during the nights. It is not a new phenomenon, the PWA has not been in control of Pattaya's water supply for decades.
Since 1 August, the water pressure has been reduced at times, even during the day, so that it is hardly possible to take a shower. How good it is that there are hardly any tourists left in this run-down village. It seems as if users should be forced to install water tanks. A stupid idea. Because water tanks get dirty, they have to be cleaned again and again and have to be cleared of algae. This ultimately increases water consumption and electricity consumption as well because of the water pumps needed.
On White House Street, off Jomtien Beach Road, the Seagull Sports Bar & Restaurant opened.
Cha DoDo Food & Drinks has opened on Thappraya Road, just a few metres from Jomtien Beach. The new restaurant prepares Thai and Western food at reasonable prices. Steak is available from 69 Baht.
The management of the exclusive Number 0001 Chinese restaurant on Thappraya Road has thrown in the towel, closed the restaurant and removed the signs.
Two buildings on the corner of Thappraya Road / Second Road are available for rent. Both are 2-unit buildings in a prime location.
Rent a Hotel!
White House Street, off Jomtien Beach Road, has an entire Hotel for rent.
No News so far
The all new Texas Chicken outlet opposite the ailing Tukcom electronics market opened on September 12th. The brand is perhaps a little misleading, because only the recipe comes from Texas, the chickens are sourced in Thailand.
This was once a very popular 7-ELEVEN minimarket.
Time goes by - even on Pattaya Beach Road
Terminal21, North Pattaya Road
The iconic market at the southern end of Soi Buakhao no longer exists. The site has been put up for lease. The market continues on a smaller scale on the other side of the street.
The all new Candy Club will open in the premises of the disused PAGODA Guest House & Bar at the entrance to Tree Town bar area as soon as Covid 19 regulations allow.
To the left of Jolly's restaurant, the Oh Coffee Bar is being built
A new place called Aom-One-Stop Bar with open-hearted ladies will open at the beach end of the soi as soon as conditions allow.
One-Stop Sales and Rents
3 Angels Bar to sale
A former Mini Mart to the left of Mod's Bar is to sale.
Saigon Girl Bar is to rent
Jimmy Mac's Restaurant is announced for rent
Pattaya still tries to create neoPattaya
Mike Baird's Cartoon
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The Fun starts here
Eat the vaccines!
Thai Immigration Police
Chances of winning
Are you the Winner?
Your order please
TiT (This is Thailand)
Love you same
Waiting for the sun
(Most) native Swiss people are conciliative
They do not complain ....
Mike Baird presents:
Pattaya Tourist Guides
These Tourist Guides were designed by Pattaya's #1 Cartoonist Mike Baird.Please click on the images above to see more and larger copies of his work.
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.
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 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
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How to dispose your masks