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Emergency Decree
Emercency Decree extended
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
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
New Restrictions
As of September 1st
Thailand's color-coding system as of September 1st
New Restrictions as of September 1st
To fully understand this graphic please read Govt lifts some bug controls published by Bangkok Post
Business and Service Restrictions as of September 1st
Restrictions by destination
Restrictions by destination
Phuket Restrictions
As of September 1st
Phuket Restrictions as of September 1st
Vaccination certificate
Thai Vaccine Passport
Thai Police
Living the High Life
Art in Pattaya
  • August 4th & 5th:
    On August 4th, police at a police station in Nakhon Sawan arrested two alleged drug suspects with over 100'000 methamphetamine tablets, a 24-year-old man and his female companion. During the interrogation on August 5th, police demanded a ransom of 1 million baht. When the woman agreed to pay the amount, the police chief increased the sum to 2 million baht, which the suspected drug dealer refused.
    Thitisan Utthanaphon, the police superintendent of Nakhon Sawan, then had plastic bags put over the arrested man's head until he finally died. After unsuccessful resuscitation attempts, the body was taken to a private hospital and later to Sawanpracharak Hospital. A doctor was asked to determine the cause of death as an overdose of amphitamines, which he promptly confirmed on the death certificate.
    The state-run Sawanpracharak Hospital, which issued a death certificate for the dead drug suspect, have defended their finding that methamphetamine poisoning was the cause of death.
  • August 6th:
    Thitisan Utthanaphon's superiors were informed after the crime on August 6th, but obviously they didn't take action until the cctv movie hit the social media on August 24th.
  • August 7th:
    The Sawanpracharak Hospital conducted a forensic examination on August 7th. No results released so far.
  • August 22nd:
    Thitisan Utthanaphon vanished.
  • August 24th:
    A cctv movie about the torture hit the social media. Thitisan Utthanaphon and five other Policemen have been immediately suspended from duty.
  • August 25th:
    Media report that fugitive Thitisan Utthanaphon is hiding in Myanmar. Some insiders report that his father-in-law is an influential police officer.
  • August 26th:
    Thitisan Utthanaphon surrendered to police in Chon Buri this evening and appeared at the Bangkok Crime Prevention Department later that night.
  • August 27th:
    Police try to explain that Thitisan Utthanaphon acquired his wealth legally. Apparently, his friends and/or the family of his father-in-law are already working diligently to get the accused acquitted.
  • August 29th:
    Thitisan Utthanaphon denies all accusations
  • August 30th:
    Autopsy shows drug suspect died of suffocation
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?
Opinion #1
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.
Opinion #2
September 15th, 2021
Analysis on Southeast Asia
To be considered Updated
Covid-19 Vaccines and Delta Variants
You must wear a mask
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
Herd immunity not possible with Delta variant
Online rip-off
Konka Drip Coffee Maker
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.
Konka Drip Coffee Maker
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Konka Drip Coffee Maker
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Konka Drip Coffee Maker
Konka Drip Coffee Maker
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.
Mokka Maker
Mokka Maker
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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.
Same same but different in price
Same same but different in price
Same same but different in price
Same same but different in price
All three dealers claim to sell an '4k Ultra' or at least 'Full High Definition 1080P' projector, although the native resolution is only 320x240 pixels.
You will never be dissatisfied with this product.
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A 1080P projector with a native resolution of 480x320 pixel
A '1080P projector' with a native resolution of 480x320 pixel
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A '4k projector' with a native resolution of 800x480 pixel
A '4K projector' with a native resolution of 800x480 pixel
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A HD 1080 4K projector with a native resolution of 1280x720 pixel
A 'HD 1080 4K' projector with a native resolution of 1280x720 pixel
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A 1080P projector with a native resolution of 1280x1080 pixel
A 1080P projector with a native resolution of 1280x1080 pixel
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An Ultra HD 1080P projector with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixel
An Ultra HD 1080P projector with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixel.
Please remember:
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.
Pattaya News
Mike Baird's Cartoon
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Pattaya Beach #1
Once upon a time
Pattaya Beach: 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
Pattaya Beach: The new one
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.
Pattaya Beach: The new one
Shortly after taking office, Sontoya Kunploem announced that he would adapt his brother's (failed) beach promenade to the new conditions.
Pattaya Beach: The new one
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
New Stupidity
Pattaya Beach: After some heavy rain
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 in Pattaya
Art in Pattaya
Art in Pattaya
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.
Election Updated
Pattaya to hold mayoral and council elections in November
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 Updated
Same procedure as every year!
Dirty Tap Water
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.
Dirty Tap Water
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.
Seagull Sports Bar & Restaurant
On White House Street, off Jomtien Beach Road, the Seagull Sports Bar & Restaurant opened.
Cha DoDo
Cha DoDo Food & Drinks
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.
Number 0001 closed
The management of the exclusive Number 0001 Chinese restaurant on Thappraya Road has thrown in the towel, closed the restaurant and removed the signs.
For rent
For Rent
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!
Rent a Hotel on White House Street
White House Street, off Jomtien Beach Road, has an entire Hotel for rent.
No News so far
Texas Chicken
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.
7-eleven Pattaya Beach Road
This was once a very popular 7-ELEVEN minimarket.
Time goes by - even on Pattaya Beach Road
Safety First?
Safety First?
Terminal21, North Pattaya Road
Soi Buakhaow
Who cares?
No Parking: Who cares?
Quo Vadis?
No Parking: Who cares?
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.
New Sweets
Candy Club
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.
Oh ....
Oh Coffee Bar
To the left of Jolly's restaurant, the Oh Coffee Bar is being built
Soi 6
One-Stop Place
Aom-One-Stop Bar
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
3 Angels Bar to sale
Former Mini Mart to sale
A former Mini Mart to the left of Mod's Bar is to sale.
Saigon Girl Bar
Saigon Girl Bar is to rent
Jimmy Mac's Restaurant
Jimmy Mac's Restaurant is announced for rent
Walking Street
Pattaya still tries to create neoPattaya
Mike Baird's Cartoon
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The Fun starts here
Eat the vaccines!
Eat the vaccines!
Eat the vaccines!
Eat the vaccines!
Eat the vaccines!
Money transfer
Money transfer
Thai Immigration Police
Thai Immigration Police
Outdoor Seatbelt
New Seatbelt
Chances of winning
Chances of winning
Are you the Winner?
Are you the winner?
Your order please
Your order please
TiT (This is Thailand)
Traffic signs in Thailand
Love you same
Love you same
Got mask?
Got mask?
Waiting for the sun
Enjoying rain?
Amazing Switzerland
(Most) native Swiss people are conciliative
(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.
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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
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 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!
How to dispose your masks
How to dispose your masks
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