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Some Pattaya ladyboy thefts believed to be nonsense

Pattaya’s reputation for hosting a transvestite community which survives by stealing from naive tourists is at last being called into question. Travel insurers say...

Frying tonight: Pattaya’s love affair with fish and chips isn’t codswallop

Pattaya’s first dedicated fish and chip shop goes back to the early 1990s. But the enterprising pioneers – Simons, Curry and Chips, Jolly Friar...

Bangkok and Pattaya elections being held on coup anniversary

Sunday May 22 marks the anniversary of the 2014 military putsch which toppled the elected Shinawatra government after six months of political violence on...

Pattayans smirk at informal ban on pensioners visiting bars

The decision of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration to reopen full-blown nightlife in tourist provinces from June 1 has caused considerable mirth in...

Pattaya’s Walking Street back to feet only

Pattaya’s most famous landmark has again been closed off at night to all vehicles, including motorbikes whilst infrastructure is under repair. City Hall has...

Six frequently-asked Thai immigration questions in May 2022

1. What’s the difference between Test and Go and Thailand Pass? Test and Go were the requirements to have pre arrival and/or post arrival Covid...

What Thailand needs is a proper marketing plan say travel gurus

The ending of Covid testing for vaccinated international visitors, either before or after arrival, has certainly boosted tourist numbers. But travel agents say that...

Bang Saray, near Pattaya, scheduled for huge marina project

The largely unspoiled town of Bang Saray, situated 20 minutes drive from bustling Pattaya, is famous for its sloping beach, relaxation, calm waters and...

Thailand’s expat retirees face yet another visa choice

The Thai Cabinet has confirmed that applicants for the yet-to-be-introduced Long Term Resident (LTR) ten-year visa will need to pay only a 50,000 baht...

Thailand immigration closed for upcoming holidays

Immigration authorities nationally have confirmed that their offices will be closed on Friday May 13 (Royal Ploughing Day) and May 16 (Visakha Bucha Day)....

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5th Indian in 5 weeks robbed of gold in Pattaya

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Dog causes motorbike crash in Pattaya

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Pattaya grandma carried to polls on Election Day

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Some Pattaya ladyboy thefts believed to be nonsense

Pattaya’s reputation for hosting a transvestite community which survives by stealing from naive tourists is at last being called into question. Travel insurers say...