Sunday, 30 May 2010

AirAsia offering tax only fares to Bangkok

AirAsia is offering 10,000 tax only fares from its international destinations to Bangkok from 28 May to 1 June, 2010 for travel between 7 June and 31 August, 2010.
The low cost airline through its travel holiday division AirAsiaGo is also offering guests traveling into Bangkok free night offers (stay, pay promo) for hotel stays in Bangkok including free transfers and free half day city tours.

The international destinations included in this special five-day promo are Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Penang), Myanmar (Rangoon), Cambodia (Phnom Penh), Singapore, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi), China (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Hong Kong), Taiwan (Taipei) and Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta).

Saturday, 29 May 2010

World's Strongest Beer

Man's favourite recreational drug just got much stronger.

Alcohol is the oldest and most commonly used of all recreational drugs, with annual sales exceeding USD 1000 billion a year. Beer has been the world's most popular alcohol since well before the invention of the wheel with annual sales now exceeding USD$500 Billion – roughly the GDP of Indonesia, the 18th largest GDP of any nation.

Read the full article at Gizmag 

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Friday, 28 May 2010

Happy Ending Massage

The ultimate happy ending massage. Worth every penny.

Briton facing death penalty over redshirt riot breaks down in Thailand court

A Briton facing jail, or even the possibility of a death sentence, for his alleged part in redshirt rioting in Bangkok last week, broke down in tears in court today, saying his incarceration is distressing his elderly mother.

Led into court barefoot, Savage was manacled in leg-irons, and wearing prison-issue orange shirt and shorts. He struggled with guards and insisted he was being blamed for the crimes of others.

"We're being scapegoated. Where's all the other people who were in the protest? … We're being made scapegoats. We're political prisoners."

But facing a judge for the first time since being arrested at the weekend, he broke down sobbing. "This is hurting my mother, she's 80 years old. Can't anybody help me?"

Savage appeared in court alongside an Australian man Conor Purcell, who berated the judge, saying that the court had no authority to try him.

"Nobody in this country has authority over me. I'm not under Thai law. I'm only obeying international law. I'm head of the red gang," he yelled at the court, brushing off efforts by embassy officials to calm him down.

Purcell, who also claimed to have been beaten in prison, is facing similar charges to Savage. He is accused of inciting violence through a series of incendiary speeches made on the redshirts' main protest stage.

Both Savage and Purcell had their detentions in Bangkok remand prison extended under the emergency decree for another week. They will reappear in court on 4 June.

Led from the court, Savage was again defiant: "They won't gag us. This is a political case … they're charging me with a criminal case." 

Read more at The Guardian

Ed. Looks like Savage now realises his 15mins of fame might be his last, ever. Purcell ain't got the message yet.

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Thursday, 27 May 2010

Sin Sister 2 trailer with English subtitles

Mix Up YouTube Tunes With Muziic DJ

The author of one of our favorite music apps for Facebook,Muziic, is back with a new app that brings some pizazz to your YouTube music listening sessions. Muziic DJ is a web application that turns YouTube into a virtual DJ studio, enabling you to create playlists and mix the tracks into a seamless party mix.

The app lets you search YouTube for tracks and albums, which you can play in two virtual “decks” or save as playlists for later. Features such as Auto DJ (which automatically switches to the next track) and crossfade make the DJ-ing experience quite enjoyable. The app also supports some simple effects such as “brake” and “reverb,” as well as additional loops and sounds you can play over the songs.

Read more at Mashable 

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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Photoshop Day Cream keeps you young...

Expat school reports: British schools in Thailand - Telegraph

Expats in Thailand have been holding their breath as anti-government protests brought violence to the streets of central Bangkok this month, and at least three of our featured schools were closed for a period during the trouble.

But away from the protests, Britons have many quality establishments in the country from which to choose, while a British-style education is increasingly sought-after by Thais themselves. All featured schools take pupils from the early years through to 18.

Schools covered in the report are:

  • Bangkok Pattana School
  • Harrow International School, Bangkok
  • The Regent's School Pattaya
  • Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok

Go to for full article.



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TTTT - Time for Top Thai Talent........

Sorry guys - eye candy for the girls this time.....

If you want to see more of the same go to Lyn's Lakorn Blog.

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Briton faces jail or execution for inciting Thai redshirts to torch mall

A Briton arrested in Thailand faces years in jail, or even a death sentence, for urging redshirt rioters to burn down a shopping centre.

Jeff Savage, a 48-year-old married man, originally from Tonbridge in Kent, has been accused by Thailand's prime minister of being a long-time member of the anti-government redshirt movement and a key agitator in the riots which saw swaths of the capital burn last week.

In his first prison interview since being arrested on Sunday, Savage, who has lived in Thailand for nine years, told the Guardian he was being fitted up for crimes he did not commit. He denied he was involved in burning down the Central World shopping centre in the heart of Bangkok's shopping district.

"I am being stitched up, being fitted up. I thought it was just for overstaying my visa, but now this is serious," Savage said from behind bars in Bangkok remand prison.

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10 Ways to Eat Healthily at a Thai Restaurant

A further interesting post on the Eat This Not That site is a post on 10 Ways to Eat Healthily at a Thai Restaurant. Click on the link for the full article but the section that caught my eye was the benefits of eating 'pet mak' meals. 


It appears that if you can stand the heat, tell the chef to turn it up. That burn on your tongue comes from a class of pepper-based phytochemicals called capsaicins, which have been shown to clear congestion, lower cholesterol, and boost metabolism to reduce body fat. Taiwanese researchers even found that exposing developing fat cells to capsaicins caused them to die before they matured. And hey, who says you can't break a little sweat at the dinner table? 

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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Eat This, Not That

Eat This, Not That is a really informative site on what's healthy and also unhealthy, to eat and drink.

On the latter theme, their recent post on the 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 contains some staggering facts on the junk we throw down our necks. They pull no punches with big brands like Starbucks, Dairy Queen, McDonalds and Baskin-Robbins all taking hits. For example, the following is in 3rd place overall for the worst drive-thru shake:

McDonalds Triple Thick Chocolate Shake (large 32 fl oz).
It contains 1,160 calories, 27g of fat and a whopping 168g of sugar.
The drink is the equivalent of eating 13 McDonald's Baked Hot Apple Pies.

Not only does this shake have more than half your day’s caloric and saturated fat allotment and more sugar than you’d find in Willy Wonka’s candy lab, but Ronald even finds a way to sneak in a full day of cholesterol-spiking trans fat. The scariest part about this drink is that it’s most likely America’s most popular milk shake.

Ed. It's worth checking out the other 19 drinks on the list. Not all are sold in Thailand but I reckon you'll be amazed by the fat and sugar content of many other branded drinks. 

PhoneFinder: Find & Compare Smart Phones

With new phones coming out every week, it is hard to keep track of what’s good and what’s not. Plus, not every phone works for everybody. GSMArena has put together a cool PhoneFinder that lets you find & compare smart phones by specifying your criteria.
You can specify up to 40 different factors including price, height, weight, display size, Dual SIM, resolution, camera, bluetooth, GPRS, memory card slot, touchscreen and many others. You can specify the network bands you want the phone to work on for e.g. 2G or 3G. If you don’t care about most of these features, just leave them to “It Doesn’t Matter“.
Keep in mind though that the more features you specify, the narrower your search. You can also focus on phones that are available or phones that are coming soon, discontinued, canceled or even rumored.
  • Search for a phone that suits you.
  • Choose from over 40 different features.
  • Specify price range to narrow down results.
  • Restrict results by entering a model name.
  • No registration required.
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Whopper just walking the dog!!

Chaz - is it Whopper?


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Club Blu Jailhouse Party

Looks like yet another good night in Club Blu.

We have long time, short time and now stir time. Would love some 'stir time' with 3rd from left, (front row).....

Photo from Alistair Gall's Album

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I Blame the Russians for all this Public Interruptus...

In the past few months, a number of Russian couples have been interrupted during interruptus (coitus) on Pattaya beaches. It seems to have caught on so now even the locals are trying it......

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Monday, 24 May 2010

TTT - Time for Top Talent

Truevisions UBC Hi-Def for Sports and Movies

Truevisions UBC Hi-Def feed covers 2 channels only. One for sports and one for movies.

Benefits include:
  • 5 x picture resolution (program prroviders will upscale non hi-def material)
  • Dolby Digital surround (selected programs only)
  • Wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio

The Hi-Def service is for Platinum and Gold subscribers only.

On a Thai language poster advertising the service it looked to me as if the cost of the Hi-Def service is an extra Bt590/- per month which I guess is for the digital decoder. Don't hold me to this as my Thai language skills are basic, If you are interested in Hi-Def , please  phone 02-7252525 or call in to your local Truevisions shop to see a demo of the Hi-Def service.  

Pattaya Rag


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Friday, 21 May 2010

More on Farang involvement in the Central World Fire from Andrew Drummond

Andrew Drummond has written a lengthy article on Jeffrey Savage's involvement in the arson attacks on Bangkok with some additional quotes from Savage. One of the most worrying is:

The war is over for the time being.  But in two months time things will start up again. The attacks will begin”.

Given this guy appears to have had prior knowledge of the arson attacks and admits to being at Channel 3 when that was torched would suggest he could also know something of the Reds longer term strategy. I suspect the police will want a lengthy chat with him and it won't be over a cup of tea.  

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Higher taxes on holidays, marriages and driving for Brits

Small investors, married couples, motorists and holidaymakers are likely to be hit with tax rises under plans unveiled by the coalition Government. Cameron confirmed that the coalition Government would push ahead with plans to increase sharply capital gains tax on the sale of second homes, shares and buy-to-let properties.

The plans, which could see the tax more than double from 18 per cent to 40 or even 50 per cent, will be set out in detail in next month's Budget.The tax increases, which will affect the middle classes, are designed to protect lower paid workers and help pay Britain's debts.

More money is expected to be raised by changing the way flights are taxed, which could add more than £300 to the cost of a long-haul family

Farang predicting attack on Central World regrets.....

A British Red Shirt who was shown on YouTube promising to burn down a Bangkok shopping centre has expressed regret for his words and insisted that he had nothing to do with the arson attack that destroyed the luxury mall four days later.

Jeff Savage, of Tonbridge in Kent, said that his outburst, which has caused outrage among Thai internet users, was sarcastic and came at a moment of frustration because of the imminent suppression of the Red Shirt demonstrators by the Thai Army.

“I hold my hands up — it was me, and I’m ashamed that I lost my temper,” he told The Times by telephone from his home in the Thai resort town of Pattaya. “I was tired and emotional and full of steroids. I said we’re going to burn down Central — I was being sarcastic.”

via Times Online

Ed. Brits and Pattaya to take a beating for this. I cannot believe Mr. Savage will be a guest of Thailand for much longer. Unless he is a guest of the Bangkok Hilton that is. I find the whole think extraordinary. What was he thinking????  

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Hunt the ATM - new game for Thailand

With all bank branches still closed today most ATMs are now out of cash. That includes ATMs at bank branches. The only one I found with cash this morning was a single Bangkok Bank ATM in Carrefour.

Happy hunting.

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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Where to watch FIFA World Cup matches in Pattaya - Part 2

When I made my post on Sunday about venues with commentary and air conditioning, I missed out on one other possible requirement. That is which venues are showing the games in hi def? Yes it's here but who has it? 

The Shagwell Inn on Soi Arunatai already has a banner up announcing that it will be showing games in hi def but who else? Feedback welcome. 

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Alternative to 'Live Fire Zone'

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

It Ain't Over Yet

The troops may say they are in control of the capital but it seems to me small cells of protesters are torching key targets. Also, just because the protesters have decamped doesn't mean it's over. The protesters know they can't go toe to toe with the military but they can resort to hit and run tactics. 

The establishment should be worried. They now have unrest in both the north and south of Thailand.  

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Pattaya’s Water Shortage Problems

A meeting of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association recently took place at the Green Park Resort in Naklua to discuss the state of Pattaya’s intermittent water supply.

The main fears raised by the association members is the ever increasing amount of construction projects still being given the green light to proceed, despite an insufficient water supply for existing properties, and the only signs are that the water supply will become even more erratic with the extra infrastructure.

As we are all aware the level of rainfall has been very low over the last twelve months, and as a result the Mabrachan Lake is approximately 3 million cubic metres less than this time last year, and, unless there is significant rainfall over the next few months, the Lake could run dry by August of this year. 

Ed. The Pattaya Business and Tourism Association (PBTA) probably vote for a one week Songkran for the extra business in brings in to Pattaya and then one month later, complain about water shortages. 

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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Monday, 17 May 2010

Picrap: Watch TV Shows Outside US

If you are located outside the US and desperately want to seek access to a service like Hulu then Picrap could be the answer to all your prayers. It aggregates over 1,000 TV shows, full movies as well as movie trailers, news and much more.


It doesn’t host the content itself. Instead, it pulls them in from various sources around the web (like Megavideo and Hulu) and presents them in a neat, searchable interface.

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Terror in Thailand - Photo Gallery - LIFE

Incredible gallary of photos of Bangkok at Life.

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Sunday, 16 May 2010

The Queen's a Leeds United fan

As David Cameron accepted his position as the new Prime Minister of Great Britain last week, the Worldwide media were given a rare glimpse of the ceremony when this picture was issued to the press.
An eagle-eyed Leeds supporter emailed TSS to point out the painting in the background (top left) which clearly shows Jermaine Beckford scoring the winning goal that knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup!

Sources close to the Queen say she is relieved her support for Leeds United is now out in the open, adding that she was delighted to see Leeds United promoted to the Championship and hopes Mr. Bates’ short arms will be able to reach the bottom of his deep pockets to ensure Mr. Grayson has the funds to build a team capable of restoring Leeds to their rightful place in the Premier League.
In light of the news, it’s also believed the Queen will strip the Palace guards of their ‘awful’ red attire, in favour of a white, blue and gold number. 

Pattaya venues showing televised World Cup matches with commentary

The number of Pattaya bars/pubs/restaurants showing football matches will run in to the hundreds. In fact the bars not showing matches will be a smaller number than the ones that are.

The problem is many bars mute the commentary and play music for the girls (I assume). So what if you want to hear the commentary in air conditioned comfort. Now that would be a much shorter list of bars.

Venues I know of that show football matches with commentary and have a.c. are:
  • Gulliver's at the north end of Beach Road
  • Shenanigan's, The Avenue and Jomtien
  • Tim's Bar, 2nd Road (room behind go-go)
Not a lengthy list I know but I spend most of my time between 2nd Road and the sea. If you know of a venue with commentary/a.c. not listed above, then please let me know.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

New McDonalds opens on Sukhumvit

A new drive-thru branch of McDonald's has opened on Sukhumvit between South Pattaya and Central Pattaya Roads. Close to the Spanish Condos.

 A more accessible source of junk food for the kids.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Sex legends

How many women do these celebs admit to sleeping with......

Nick Clegg - No more than 30
The Liberal Democrats leader and deputy PM said in an interview with GQ Magazine that he’s slept with “no more than 30” women, a statement that has come back to haunt him

Tiger Woods - 120
Tiger Woods is said to have confessed to sleeping with 120 women during his five-year marriage to wife Elin

Rod Stewart - 1,000
Rocker Rod had a penchant for blondes and bedded more than 1,000 girls before finally settling down. “The most memorable is always the current one,” he said. “The rest just merge into a sea of blondes.”

Bill Wyman - 1,000

Another rock star famed for the number of girls he got between the sheets is former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. It’s claimed he once slept with 265 women in a year, a claim he upholds. “Yeah, ‘cos you used to have three or four a night sometimes,” he told The Guardian. “In Australia, the girls used to stay outside all night long. Me and Brian used to look out of the windows, ‘cos we shared a suite, and we would ask the night porter to go out and get the one in the striped thing and the one in the shorts next to her, and they'd come up, and you'd spend a couple of hours with them and say bye and give 'em a kiss, and then about half an hour later you'd say, 'That one in the red dress.'”

Jack Nicholson - 2,000
Jack Nicholson once boasted that he has slept with more than 2000 women. “Every age,” he says. “Their mothers... some of them with their mothers.”

Julio Iglesias - 3,000
It’s widely reported that the honey-voiced Spanish singer has bedded over 3,000 women, but he has suggested that number could be an underestimate. “That probably was until 1976, so they didn't count the other women,” he joked.

Hugh Hefner - 2,000-5,000
It’s no surprise that the Playboy founder has slept with many, many girls, but exactly how many we’re not too sure. Even Hefner hasn’t kept count. “I stopped counting a long time ago,” he said. “I've never thought in terms of quantity, but more in terms of quality.” Estimates vary wildly from 2000 to 5000 women

Gene Simmons - 5,000
When the Kiss singer was asked if it was true he’d slept with 4, 897 women, he confidently replied: “A lot of them didn't get a lot of sleep, but that's a good guess.”

Warren Beatty - 12,000+
“Using simple arithmetic…12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on,” once boasted the Hollywood actor. ‘Nuff said.

Fidel Castro - 35,000
The New York Post reported in 2008 that Cuban leader Castro has slept with more than 35,000 women. “He slept with at least two women a day for more than four decades - one for lunch and one for supper,” said former Castro official ‘Ramon’ in an interview with filmmaker Ian Halperin.

via Daily Mirror

Ed. See, communism works!

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D.I.Y. mosquito killing device that'll singe the hair off your eyebrows

Whoa, talk about overkill. This is rather like using a A-bomb to rid yourself of some pesky roaches. A D.I.Y. flamethrower.


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Tired of luxury resorts? You need to go super luxury in Thailand

Thailand has dozens of supremely luxurious resorts that will easily allow you to spend a month’s salary in a single night if you want to, from pool villas overlooking the Andaman Sea to tiny boutique hotels so exclusive they don't even want you to have heard of them.

But hey, you've seen one run of the mill luxury villa and you've seen them all. If you’re looking for something more than sheer pampering and opulent surroundings, check out these extraordinarily fancy digs.

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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Miss USA 2010

A gallery of photos of the contestants in Miss USA 2010.

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Capital Gains Tax Rise Could Swamp The Housing Market As Second Home Owners Look To Sell | Business | Sky News

Sales in second homes and shares could rocket over the coming weeks as investors and property owners look to offload their assets before any rise in capital gains tax in the UK coalition government's first budget.

As part of a radical series of tax reforms planned by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition, capital gains tax is expected to rise for non-business assets from 18% to around 40%, say government sources.

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New online hub for Bangkok restaurants

Making our stomachs rage in hunger, this welcome new website includes over 1,500 restaurant listings, features and reviews

Restaurants of Bangkok (ROB), a new English-language website catering to the city’s dining community, is now officially open for your resto-research pleasure.

After browsing through its content this week, what impressed us was the sheer depth of the site. Already there are a whopping 1,522 restaurants listed, in addition to special offers, photo galleries, feature articles and food columns on the city’s dining scene. This includes a great section on vegetarian food.

Users can search according to price, location and style of food, recommend favorites and write their own reviews.

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Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options - Graphic

To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options. Facebook says it wants to offer precise controls for sharing on the Internet.

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Nuananong and friends.

Something about these photos tells me these ladies know how to party. Beautiful girls....... 

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Boy George in Pattaya - May 23rd

LIMALIMA CLUB presents for the first time ever BOY GEORGE DJ Performance live in Pattaya, Thailand.

This will be the final in a series of warm up events in the preperation of the grand opening of LimaLima nightclub at Bali Hai Plaza, Pattaya.
After two massively successful shows with two of the Worlds biggest DJ’s, Tiësto and Fedde Le Grand, we are now keeping our promise again and bringing you yet another world famous artist, Boy George on the 23rd of May!

Start Time:
Sunday, 23 May 2010 at 22:00
End Time:
Monday, 24 May 2010 at 03:00
LimaLima Club

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Pattaya Music Society

Only a few days to go! 

Here’s a quick reminder that there are now only a few days to go before our concert featuring the distinguished quintet, Brass Arts Bangkok


This superb brass quintet is made up of outstanding professional faculty members of the College of Music of Mahidol University and they are coming to Pattaya to perform an exciting concert entitled Brass through the Ages

The quintet consists of Joseph Bowman (trumpet), Sompop Puengpreeda (trumpet), Daren Robbins (horn), Philip Brink (trombone) and Boonchai Sawetkittikul (tuba) and in some items they’ll be joined by Wannapha Yannavut (percussion).
It’s all happening at: 

Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa on Tuesday May 18th, 2010 at 7:30 pm.
Concert tickets are THB 490 per person and there’s a special discounted price of THB 100 for students with ID. It is strongly recommended to buy tickets in advance at the Marriott front desk.  Reservations can be made by calling Kuhn Naiyaporn at 03841 2120, ext. 1919, or you can email:


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Self Weighing Suitcase

If you are a frequent flyer, (or mule), this bag could save you a fortune. It weighs itself so you don't fall foul of the officious airline official at check-in.

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Photo from Leeds v Bristol Rovers

Love this photo. The final whistle's just gone, Leeds are promoted and the Leeds' manager and coaches are celebrating. The ref's assistant is the star of the photo though as he's off like a jack rabbit. Clearly fears he's gonna be gang raped by the Leeds management team..... Well I guess it is Yorkshire..... 

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Monday, 10 May 2010

LIMALIMA - Pattaya's newest club

LIMALIMA soon to be Pattaya's newest club.

The club is not yet open but that's not stopping them hosting shows with artists like Fedde to promote the club. More shows are in the pipeline. Watch this space.  

Beautiful Thai Beaches

The following photos are from Facebook friend The Beach who posts photos and vids of stunning beaches from places like Thailand, Seychelles and the Maldives. All the following are from southern Thailand. 

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iPad is coming to Asia

According to the press release, Singapore and Hong Kong consumers will get their hands on the iPad in July although pricing and specification have not yet been announced. 

Australia will be getting units earlier on May 28, with the 16GB Wi-Fi and 3G versions selling for AU$629 and AU$799, respectively. 

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