Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Did PTTGC cover-up size of Samet spill?

The national papers have turned their spotlight on PTTGC and are questioning how a global company can be so ill equipped to handle a crisis of this nature. More pointedly, questions are being asked about the exact size of the spill. PTTGC claimed 50,000 litres of crude oil had leaked from an offshore pipeline but suspicions are the amount could be much higher.

Read more at the Bangkok Post and Nation.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Motor Show - Central Festival, Pattaya

Finishes on 4th August.

Thailand, holiday in hell or paradise?

From a drunken student wounding 3 tourists with random gun shots, to a Russian being slapped around the face with a fake revolver, to the Evil Man of Krabi, to train derailments and coach crashes. Is Thailand becoming a riskier destination for foreign visitors?  

This recent rash of negative reports has prompted Deputy Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul to issue a statement assuring the world that tourist safety was one of the government's top priorities.

Rag - It should be a priority given the importance of the tourist dollar to the Thai economy. Between bad publicity and developers eating away at Thailand's coastline, Thailand needs to be careful it doesn't become a transit point to neighboring countries. 

Read the full article at the Bangkok Post.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Oil spill nears Samet island

Oil from the spill of 50,000 litres of crude in the sea off the eastern province of Rayong early Saturday morning was found just one or two kilometres off the coast of the popular Samet island late Sunday afternoon, the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, said.

Read the full article at the Bangkok Post.

Sexy Asian Lady #123

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Crystal & Iron earn top billing in Pattaya

The stand out bars from the ones visited last night were easily Crystal, LK Metro and Iron on Walking Street.

Photo from Bachelor - it's dark in there so the LEDs stand out.

Crystal was the busiest bar by far and has probably the best line up of girls of any bar on on LK. Some bars on LK hardly had any customers which I guess is a sign of the low season times. 

On Walking Street, Iron created a huge impression with it's bevy of beautiful and buxom, (many natural), ladies. I could have easily stayed there all night drinking in the view..... Sensations still has a stunning line up but was surprisingly low on customers last night. If they can't pull the punters in with their line up then this must be the lowest of all low seasons. i-Bar was bouncing if that's your thing with more pretty things in there than you can shake a stick at. You'll probably have more success in there if you haven't yet qualified for a bus pass.... what say you One Shirt.....

Insomnia Pattaya's Full Moon Party

Album of photos from Insomnia's July Full Moon Party.

CTH confirms deal with MCOT for EPL broadcasts

The head of CTH, a leading pay-TV operator, confirmed that his company has reached a sublicensing deal with MCOT to televise 17 live matches per season of the English Premier League through Modernine TV, from next month until 2016.

Modernine TV will select 17 of the 380 live matches per season of the English soccer league for broadcast.

Read the full article at The Nation.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Crystal Club - Up Close & Personal Video

Puts you in the middle of the action.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Bachelor opens on LK Metro Pattaya

Modern LED lighting system in the new bar.

Morning glory cereal

A BREAKFAST cereal which makers claim boosts sex drive has gone on sale in Britain.

Makers Big Life Living Inc, of Toronto, Canada, insist three tablespoons of Sexcereal will aid love-lives. A spokesman said: “We recommend using only in moderation, or you’ll be ramping up the romance before lunch.”

Read the full article at The Sun.

Rag - The 'morning glory' that lasts till lunchtime.......

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Friday, 19 July 2013

Crystal Club LK Metro - short video

Via Andy P

Pattaya Marathon and possible traffic congestion

Expect the Beach Road to remain closed for the Pattaya Marathon from 3.00am Sunday morning until around Sunday lunchtime.

In addition, a single lane on the following roads will also be closed for the duration of the marathon - North Pattaya Road, Sukhumvit Highway, Central Pattaya Road, South Pattaya Road, Soi Wat Boon in Jomtien, Soi Na Jomtien 2, Jomtien Beach Road, Thappraya Road, the bottom of 3rd Road leading to Bali Hai pier.

Rag - a good day to sleep late...... unless you're running!!!!

Scams Must Go Says Pattaya Mayor

Thailand’s best known tourist playground needs to strengthen confidence in its services, crackdown on scams and develop an efficient transport system, Pattaya Mayor, Itthiphol Kunplome, told the media.

“Ministry of Tourism and Sports is closely monitoring the issues…to increase safety the city will launch its own Pattaya Public Safety Centre next month where tourists can register complaints and get assistance,” the mayor said.

Pattaya will also be one of the first destinations to have “tourism court” that will deal quickly with non-violent crimes against tourists.

This year, Pattaya expects to welcome around 8 million tourists — foreigners (70%) and Thais (30%)—with revenue of around Bt80,000 million in tourism-related revenue.

via TTRWeekly

Thursday, 18 July 2013

More Brits Dying In Thailand

British officials have faced a startling rise in the number of deaths and hospitalisations of British citizens in Thailand, newly-released figures show.

Deaths jumped from 296 in 2011-2012 to 389 in the year ending April 1 this year. Hospitalisations rose from 217 to 285 in the same period, the official statistics show.

''Road traffic accidents, many involving young people on mopeds, and an ageing expat population are both factors attributed to the increase in cases.''

Read the full article at Phuket Wan.

Andy Murray heads Bangkok Autumn field

Wimbledon winner Andy Murray will start his autumn Asian campaign by headlining at the Thailand Open from September 23, officials have announced.

Read the full article at the Bangkok Post.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Super Show for 2 Wheels at Seacon Square

The 2 Wheel Story 2013 Show, at the 1st Floor of Seacon Square shopping centre until Sunday, gathers outstanding motorcycles of all types - the fastest superbikes, vintage, touring and racing models, Harley-Davidsons and more than 70 mini motorcycles.

Highlights on show include eight of the world's 10 fastest superbikes, namely Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa (top speed 397km/h), Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird (top speed 310km/h), Yamaha YZF-R1 (top speed 299km/h), MV Agusta F4 1000 R (top speed 299km/h), Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R (top speed 299km/h), Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille (top speed 281km/h), BMW K1200s (top speed 278km/h) and Ducati 1098s (top speed 271km/h).

Other highlights include KTM 350 and KTM 250 SX-F which won the FIM Motocross World Championship; Honda VFR 400, the favourite vehicle of the Masked Ryder; and Suzuki B-King 1300, the buddy superbike of of Thai superhero Insee Daeng or the Red Eagle.

Read the full article at the Bangkok Post.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Phuket's Tuk Tuks being phased out but no progress in sight

All 1100 tuk-tuks on Phuket are being converted to the 11 seater Suzuki tuk-tuk model, (see photograph), which is said by its driver to be the first of its kind on Phuket.

There are at least 10 of the larger, cheaper Suzuki tuk-tuks operating now on Phuket with the Daihatsu tuk-tuks all eventually destined for the scrapyard.

Read the full article at Phuket Wan.

Rag - no great improvement in my book. What Pattaya is screaming out for is a replacement for the old style Baht Bus taxis and the same could apply to Phuket. The Suzuki is same old, same old. How tourists figure out how to use the Baht Bus style of taxi I'll never know.

To me the obvious answer is the electrical samlor/Tuk Tuk. Environmentally friendly, can maneuver in Pattaya's small sois, can pick up passengers without stopping the flow of traffic and can operate point to point, door to door, making things easy for tourists. It's also uniquely Thai, (well Asian), and would have plenty of tourist appeal. A number of Baht Buses could be retained to operate from 3rd Road and beyond.

The major stumbling block for change in Pattaya is the ever powerful Baht Bus Taxi mafia. Rumour has it that the mayor who breaks their monopoly will live an interesting but short life...... Baht Bus it is then.....

Visit of 4 top Euro teams will cost 1 Billion Baht

Visits by four of Europe's biggest teams will cost close to Bt1 billion, but Thailand gets little lasting benefit

This issue came into sharp focus again after Singha Corporation revealed they paid around Bt400 million for the visit by Manchester United and Chelsea, with whom they have lucrative sponsorship contracts as global partners. It meant the total cost for bringing the four clubs to Thailand could be just short of Bt1 billion.

But that sort of money could yield a massive improvement to Thai football if spent on facilities or local development.

Would it not be wiser to spend such vast sums on something more tangible than just brief appearances by star players?

Read the full article at The Nation.

Sexy Asian Lady #118

Just had a lazy Sunday at home with a friend.......  p.s. I didn't buy the sofa....

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Crystal Club LK Metro - short vid

Terrific line up of ladies. Probably around 4 sets of 10 dancers in rotation. Have a look......

Friday, 12 July 2013

Thai Cardoors Band boob with new song

Seems the suggestive content of Cardoors song about boobs has drawn criticism from the conservative members of Thai society.

Fast Auto Show Thailand 2013

The Fast Auto Show Thailand 2013 will be held at BITEC from July 17-21.

Organisers expect to sell a total of 4,000 new and 2,000 used vehicles at the show.

Among the brands participating will be Chevrolet, Citroen, Deva, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Sammitr Green Power, Skoda, Subaru, Toyota, Suzuki and DFSK.

Read the full article at The Nation.

Online Identity Theft - Easier Than You Think

Don't let the sub-titles put you off, watching this could save your life.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sexy Asian Lady #116

100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time

Some absolute classics here. Thing is, they flash by so fast it's hard to remember them.

21 Reasons Why You Should Have Sex Tonight

Rag - Cause you've just been paid isn't one of the 21 reasons.....

Forget anti-wrinkle creams, research claims SEX can make you look seven years younger - but that's not the only benefit

According to the latest studies, regular sex – that’s one to two lovemaking sessions per week – can provide some incredible boosts to your health and wellbeing. From looking younger, to fighting colds and flu, to lengthening your life, to shifting middle age spread..... the list of what's good about sex is seemingly endless.

Rag - note the emphasis on two... doing it alone can be harmful to your health.

Go to the Mirror for the full list of benefits.

Pattaya at 8.30am, Thursday 11 July

The rain has eased but it still looks like Man U brought some typical Manc weather with them.....

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

TrueVisions launches new channel for Manchester United soccer fans

TrueVisions yesterday partnered with the Manchester United Fan Club to launch the MUTV Channel as a part of its customer-retention plan, particularly for soccer fans, before the new season of the English Premier League kicks off on arch-rival CTH.

"We are now happy with the churn rate, which is still below our estimate. We also expect that our existing subscribers who want to watch live EPL matches will opt to stay with us and buy a new set-top box provided by the EPL rights holder," said Ong-ard Prapakamol, chief commercial officer.

Rag -  think their 'churn' rate is about to rise......

Read the full article at The Nation.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Monday, 8 July 2013

Jester's Gala Party Night - 21st September 2013

Jester's Gala Party Night will be held at the Amari Orchid Hotel on 21st September 2013, from 7.00pm till late.

Always a popular event, tickets sell fast.  

Jester's Children's Fair - 8th September 2013

Jester's Fair is on Sunday, 8th September at The Regent's School Pattaya from 10.00am to 7.00pm.

This is an event worthy of your support if you have the time/money.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Thai women at war

Don't know what the 'victim' has done to offend the other lady but it must be serious.

Stolen her boyfriend maybe?

Asia's got talent and it's sexy

Just another night out in Asia......

via Real Asian Babes

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Thailand, Once in a Lifetime

Terrific promotional vid of Thailand.

Can't agree with the title though - visit Thailand once and you'll be returning for a lifetime would be closer to the truth.

via Andy P at Crystals.

Colosseum Show Pattaya - Grand Opening 21st July

Soft opening 12th - 20th July.

The Colosseum seats over 1,000 people and will run three 75min shows a night.

For more info you can check out their Facebook Page, Colosseum Show Pattaya or phone 038-425939.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Sexy Asian Lady #114

Great view.....

Channel 9 seeks deal to broadcast English Premier League games

Mcot Plc, the broadcaster of Modernine TV, earlier announced plans to either purchase the rights from CTH for 480 million baht to broadcast 17 EPL football matches a year for three years; or pay 210 million baht to the cable TV provider for the broadcasting rights for three years with Mcot having to share 40% of the total revenue with CTH.

"This method will enable us to choose the best matches of the week to broadcast on TV Channel 9," Mr Sutham said.

Read the full article at the Bangkok Post.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Club Insomnia Pattaya, Sexy Black Party

An album of photos from Club Insomnia Pattaya's recent Sexy Black Party.

Thailand in danger of being a nation run by thieves

Corruption at all levels of Thai society continues to be a serious problem for Thailand. Public officials, from junior civil servants and policemen to top bureaucrats and Cabinet members, are regularly accused of graft, and many of them have been convicted for corruption and sentenced to terms of imprisonment or other punishment. 

On the global scale, Thailand ranks dreadfully in terms of transparency, often among countries at a similar stage of economic advancement. Recent surveys by eight leading organisations promoting government transparency have found that the Kingdom's performance has worsened in recent years. This is because there have been large-scale irregularities in government policies, often facilitated by legal loopholes, according to NACC member Klanarong Chanthick. "Corruption is badly undermining the country's economic, political and social systems. Irregularities in Thailand tend to get more serious and complex," he said.

To read the full article go to The Nation.

Rag - I suspect many would say the horse has already bolted on this one........ It doesn't make it right but my feeling is Thailand is no worse than Britain or America when it comes to corruption amongst bureaucrats and politicians.  For those that don't know the classic movie 'Mr Smith Goes To Washington' was about corruption and graft in Washington and was released in 1939. You would be as naive as Mr Smith if you thought things had changed for the better in the last 74 years.    

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sexy Asian Lady #113

Justin Bieber's 'Believe Tour' in Bangkok

Justin Bieber's 'Believe Tour' will be in Bangkok on 26th September at Impact Challenger 3, Muang Thong Thani.

For further info go to ThaiTicketMajor.

Details of ticket promotions and discounts can be found here.  

Monday, 1 July 2013