Well P Browne, here is the reality. Thailand needs tourists, holidaymakers and indeed encourages them to come to Thailand. In fact it’s about 15% of the GDP of Thailand. Pattaya is advertised as the “Extreme City”. Obviously foreigners come to Pattaya, Jomtien for a good time and spend there hard earned money. Bathing topless on the beach is not illegal in Thailand and it’s extremely common in Europe. If you or your wife or children get embarrassed, it’s easy go somewhere else. Whilst I agree that foreigners should respect the laws and customs of Thailand, it’s a two way street. Thailand wants tourists, so they have to respect what tourist want, as long as they don’t break the law.