Monday, January 23, 2017
(Really???) Medics and Pattaya police rushed to the scene of the accident but the Italian was already dead and he was lying in a pool of blood. Apparently, he had been out walking with his Thai girlfriend when a three meters long branch fell on him. The tree branch was found with bloodstains next to the body. Police have contacted the local authority to check trees in the area so that such an accident does not occur again.
Commentary: Surprisingly however, his Thai girlfriend who one would assume would have been walking next to him was apparently unharmed despite the tree branch being 3 meters long. (Wasn’t she the lucky one?) Hmmmmm….. No doubt what we have here is a clear-cut case of suicide by bashing his head against a large tree branch… Nothing suspicious about a 91 one year old Italian guy out for a walk with his younger Thai girlfriend only to have his head bashed in by a large tree branch that mysteriously fell on just him at just the right moment but didn’t even leave a scratch on the girlfriend…. Nothing suspicious at all about that…..
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Thai Visa News reports that affluent foreign residents over 50 will soon be able to apply for 10-year visas, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
Friday, January 20, 2017
It’s always worth a quick look at even the smallest gogo bars. Now on average they won’t have the same quality on stage that the bars that feature 50 or more girls do but you’ll often find there’s at least one super cute new girl that’s too shy to dance in one of the larger gogo bars. Even better? More often than not you’ll find yourself being her first customer! That is if you don’t mind showing a new bar girl the ins and outs of her first bar fine.
The Phuket News reports that a 29-year-old Russian woman died in Vachira Phuket Hospital on Monday (Jan 16) three days after she was hit by a motorbike when crossing the road in Karon in Phuket.
Pattaya Mail News reports that Pattaya and military officials claim at least one Walking Street business is releasing untreated sewage into the ocean behind the nightlife strip. Representatives from city hall and the National Council for Peace and Order inspected 101 Walking Street businesses Jan. 10 following complaints about polluted water and dirty beaches behind Walking Street.
As suspected by many customers for years, many of the go-go bars and discos were found to have inadequate or no emergency exits and fire-fighting equipment. (No big surprise here!)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Pattaya One News reports that at 12.30am, on the morning of Jan 17, Pattaya police received reports that a foreign tourist had been attacked and injured in the Sawasdee Beer Bar on Soi 5 bar Pratamnak, Pattaya. The bar owner told police that the victim was a regular customer who had tried to intervene in a heated argument between a bar waitress and her ex-husband.
The American tourist known only as Bob, tried to prevent the husband attacking the girl provoking the ex-husband to turn on him instead, punching him to the ground and then kicking him before other bar staff and customers intervened. At that point the ex ran away. Medics treated a sixty-seven-year old American for injuries to his head
Commentary: Ahhh, I've lost track at how many times we've seen similar stories from Pattaya. In the movies the hero may come to the rescue but in Pattaya the hero usually get's his ass kicked for trying to be the good guy. My advice? Sit back and drink your beer, eat some popcorn and enjoy the show. It's up to the locals to call the cops or intervene. In other words: "Don't try to be a fucking hero!"
Sunday, January 15, 2017
The incident happened around 4pm on Friday when the the Bristish expat was shopping with his wife on Pattaya 3rd road.
As the couple walked down a side soi they were approached by a man who tried to steal the Brit's 5 baht gold chain, believed to be worth in excess of 100,000 baht. A scuffle ensued and the Brit and his wife tried to fight off the mugger, who managed wrestle free and flee to a waiting motorcycle. During the altercation the expats gold chain snapped in two and the mugger managed to escape with one half.
The Brits' wife reportedly gave chase but turned back when she saw the mugger’s accomplice waiting on a motorcycle.
Police warned of a spate of similar robberies in the Bang Lamung area in recent weeks. At 1am on Friday morning, a Korean tourist, who had just arrived in Pattaya hours earlier, had his gold necklace worth 180,000 baht snatched from around his neck by a man on a motorcycle outside the BanKaew resort in Wong Amat. Police are investigating both incidents.
Commentary: Chinese fortune cookie say: “Wear 100,000 Baht necklace in Pattaya and you will soon wave bye-bye to gold.”
Friday, January 13, 2017
Thai-Visa News reports that a couple from Belfast were robbed and raped during their Christmas holiday in Phuket, Thailand. The couple have spoken about their “terrifying” ordeal. They claim that they were attacked on a night out in Phuket after their drinks were spiked. Their attackers stole more than £400 and two iPhones belonging to the couple, before subjecting them to a horrific sexual assault.
Commentary: The story doesn't say but I'm betting that there were a couple of ladyboy freelancers involved!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
But the Danish tourist had seen him clearly as he groped him near the beach across from Best Friend Bar and confirmed his identity at the police station. The tourist said that he had been out for an early morning stroll yesterday morning when he was approached by two lady boys who started feeling him up. Both soon fled with his money but one of the ladyboys was soon arrested.
The Phuket Gazette reports that lifeguards recovered the body of a 25-year-old Chinese tourist from the water at Karon Beach at around 12:30pm on Monday, according to the Phuket Lifeguard Chief.
The tourists girlfriend told lifeguards that he was not a good swimmer and that she had told him he should not go swimming as the red flags were flying but he ignored her advice.
Commentary: There’s a reason those red flags are on the beach when the surf is too dangerous to swim in! They mean go in the water and you die! Stupid, stupid people!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Phuket Gazette reports that a Chinese tourist died while another was injured following a motorbike crash in Karon early this morning. Two Chinese nationals, were found lying on the ground in pools of blood at the Karon beachfront near the 'Beyond Resort' hotel at about 2am. “Witnesses told police that the Chinese men were riding along when, all of a sudden, they lost control of their respective motorbikes, fell over and crashed. The man killed had his head smashed into an 'under construction' sign made of stone.”