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  1. Greetings Monkeywatchers, showaddy crap to another month, and welcome to a sneaky peak at the latest high jinks in the City of Smut. Brace yourselves. The Pattaya Waterworks Department has declared that there won’t be a water shortage in Pattaya this year. Those of us who’ve spent many an hour walking through Pattaya’s entertainment areas up to our waists in water probably won’t have too much difficulty believing this. An instructor at a municipal fire station shot one of his recruits the other week after what was described as a “heated argument.” Unfortunately, the other recruits as
    8 points
  2. May 2024 Udon Thani is located in northeastern Thailand (Isaan), not far from the border with Laos. You can fly there; from Bangkok, it takes about an hour. The city is best known for the American airbase located there during the Vietnam War. Today, many expatriates still live there. Udon Thani's central nightlife area is located in and around Soi Samphan Thamit. Day & Night is a beer bar complex in Soi Samphan Thamit. Central Plaza is a big shopping center – close to the night life area. The train station is also wi
    8 points
  3. Soi Boomerang Soi 6 – Midday When did the name change from Central Festival to … Ganesha Shine at Soi Buakhao. Everything around it changes but the shine still stands. The biggest 7-Eleven in Thailand is at South Pattaya Road Pattaya SkyTrain 😁 - Pattaya Waterpark
    8 points
  4. On this morning's ride I explored an interesting hidden gem in central Pattaya. It's an undeveloped area off of Pattaya Tai, behind Pattaya City Resort. From the road the new shops going up on Tai look like nothing special. But behind the shops is a nice park area around a small lake. The hidden gem is farther back and on the other side of the lake. There's a dirt road that circles around a large undeveloped area with a lilly filled pond. The area is currently being used to grow various plants. I hope the city sees the value of keeping some green space and that
    6 points
  5. Just about to hit the sack when I got this notification, so I wont put a lot of work in to this... just too tired and there are a LOT of lessons learned over the last couple decades of living here (almost anyway. Somewhere north of 15 and south of 20). I agree with all that Forcebwithu said, but ill add to that this: For the last 18 months or so, I have seen zero dangerous spikes in the electric grid. My main workstations are super expensive and almost none of the parts can be bought in Thailand, so I am very careful with them. I use a 3000va Smart UPS for that and it monitors the
    6 points
  6. You must have a lot of patience to inject each of the ants!!!! 🤣
    6 points
  7. The footpath around the Bali Hai area is still used as a parking lot in some spots, making it an obstacle course for pedestrians. It's a shame there isn't parking nearby. Oh, wait, what's this directly across the road... There was a news report a week or two ago about the big clean up operation in the Bali Hai marina to get rid of the broken pieces of floating piers and derelict boats. Seems they missed one. Over on WS the old tree is still hanging in there. And those temporary, illegal bridges city officials
    5 points
  8. Soi Buakhao The neon is looking good – but Walking Street don’t have the same vibe as before Keep a good health – Jomtien Beach Just before sunset Phra TamNak 5 There use to be a lot of Family Mart in Pattaya but they are all gone. Many of them are now Tops Daily.
    4 points
  9. Night market Udon Thani is the traffic quietest major city I have visited in Southeast Asia. Cars and motorcycles don't even run red lights 😀 Thai-Chinese Cultural Center The shopping center, Central Plaza Not far from the shopping center are the bus station – sometimes with freelancers hanging around in the neighborhood Day & Night Two sisters – 20 and 25 years old
    4 points
  10. Chinse temple Day & Night in the daytime Nong prachak park City museum - not open
    4 points
  11. I've had a great time in Udon Thani. Next to the night market is Nutty Park, which has a number of bars and usually some lovely ladies. If you are into history the archeological site at Ban Chiang is well worth a visit.
    4 points
  12. Update 2024 Benjakitti Park is still beautiful and it is still evolving
    4 points
  13. Prepping Soi Honey today for one way status tomorrow. Later today I expect Soi Diana will get the same treatment.
    4 points
  14. One and a half year ago I took these pictures from the same aria. At that time there was a more open view from South Pattaya Road. In the past they were seen everywhere in Pattaya.
    3 points
  15. I wouldn't be stepping into what's left of this shower with bare feet.
    3 points
  16. Go there by SkyTrain (Green Line). Get off at the station: Royal Thai Air Force Museum It takes 40-45 minutes from Nana. Free entrance
    3 points
  17. Soi Diana where it meets Soi Buakhao at the first night with one way. Hope it is better now.
    3 points
  18. Not here Kingarthur, thats worth more than 100baht at the scrap metal shop.
    3 points
  19. To add to this topic, here's a C&P of a post I made on the same topic on another forum. I was having a problem with tiny ants that were fond of making nests in my computers and other electronic gear. They're also a problem in the kitchen when any foodstuffs have been left out too long. Based on a recommendation on another board I bought the two products pictured below. Both have proven very effective at eliminating the ant problem around the house. https://www.lazada.co.th/products/i577712854-s1067362695.html https://www.lazada.co.th/products/i4557133900-s18558024373.h
    3 points
  20. I have stayed at March several times and will stay there for 3 nights on my next visit. It is a good hotel. The rooms are nice. Bed and pillows are soft. Swimming pool isn't big.
    2 points
  21. Soi Buakhao Sutus Court from Soi Buakhao Sutus Court from the backside LK Metro Sothern part of Second Road just before it hits Third Road. This picture is from the daytime. But after dark this aria is full of freelancers who offer their service to Arabs (and Indians). The language is English. I heard a lady said: “1000 baht” to an Arab. But I didn’t hear the question he had asked her 😀 Xzyte spirit houses Mirror Club – a relatively new Gents Club behind Big C at Pattaya Klang Mirror Club at Facebook: https://w
    2 points
  22. I went to the zoo the other day and saw a baguette in a cage. I asked the zookeeper what is that. He said it was bread in captivity Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
    2 points
  23. One simple solution to resolving the bottlenecks that occur too frequently on Buakhao is to allow parking on only one side of the soi for the entire length. Of course, while simple in practise, the reality is it would never work as laws are only suggestions and are generally not enforced so are regularly ignored.
    2 points
  24. There's a cut through from Soi 10 to Tree Town that's a nice short cut for walkers and bikes that want to get to 2nd Rd or Soi Honey. About a month ago I was disappointed to find it blocked off by a gate a hotel put up, but found out this morning it's not always closed. Soi 10 side of short cut. Tree Town side. The parking area for Honey Slip and Slide Massage is the cut through from Soi 10 to Soi Honey. Also, on Soi 10 is plenty of bike parking spaces for Hemingways.
    2 points
  25. Photos from this morning of the activated one way sois. Good to see a painted sign outside the entrance to LK Metro to remind exiting traffic which way is one way. Still a WIP on Diana. I only saw two things I would have done different if I were czar of road signs. One is I would have positioned this sign on the other side of the parking exit to remind traffic that might be tempted to turn right that they would be turning the wrong way. The other change I would make is to make the signs red instead of blue at the top of the one way
    2 points
  26. Thought I'd start a new topic rather with a reply to your post rather than go OT on teelack's OFTR topic. One thing that's greatly improved over the years is the electric infrastructure in Pattaya. Like you I had two very close lightning strikes during a storm last week. In the past the strike would usually be followed by a multi-hour power outage. But in the past couple years it's been rare to have an outage, and if there was one the electric company usually had power restored in less than hour. That still doesn't preclude power spikes on the line. To protect against those I have se
    2 points
  27. Frosty, I signed out of the new account and logged in with the original Gary member name. Everything is there and looks good. Thanks a lot.
    2 points
  28. I did a search on "Jomtien artist Pisit" and found his FB page. Last post was Feb, 2022 so that's not a good sign. He has his email listed, so you might be able to track him down that way. https://www.facebook.com/p/Pisit-art-100068286635101
    2 points
  29. Sounds like you'll miss the next topless killer pool game by a few days. Some nice titty pictures of the last game, which I'm surprised the FB censors didn't catch. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=122158081118089195&id=61552675856847&__cft__[0]=AZWnN110-tWMSL64JLOhnLDH3DxxoR9phxBtOfbxL46e-tWCzqoQ2srRHxMpDMsTkBf-km5OCe3oRB5LWgM2HhkLdZXWxtN-I7b7FdC875ku0q180F4gkj_F_QeNRPpFcQ4iODoP1R7jVEbgopagyXSAAfRH7ZQymLNTrBLoBBvlr9A9x8tUdr_oMLX_viu8icmNYHUDT5blXf6-_sygJhOv&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R
    1 point
  30. Don't worry. I was pissed when I wrote it. Cheers.
    1 point
  31. No idea what they'll be selling at the new place next to Nirun, but I expect those synthetic canopy tops are going to look old and worn by the end of the year due to exposure to UV and the elements.
    1 point
  32. Loved it even when I am pissed. Maybe that sentence is wrong but still a good read Sent from my CPH2477 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  33. Possibly more for the Brits Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  34. Free entrance - so how are they extracting baht from visitors?
    1 point
  35. Not a single aircraft actually designed and produced by Thais, ok for aviation history buffs I suppose, and ok for extracting baht from visitors, but it's hardly RAF Duxford. Personally I think I'd have more fun in the Swiss Navy Museum.
    1 point
  36. No chance of anyone trying to sneak into the Edge from 2nd Rd. They've done a good job with the barricades to stop right turns from 2nd Rd. Soi Honey might be easier for an illegal entry. Just wait until the cop has his back turned.
    1 point
  37. I had a front row seat at Nikom to watch just that. From about 18:00 to 19:30 while there I watched a steady stream of motorbikes going the wrong way. I also counted one taxi, one Bolt, a car, and a delivery truck doing the same. The Bolt was the worst as it was a truck that parked up in front of the spaghetti stand and waited about 10 minutes for a passenger. So not only was it blocking the spaghetti stand it was also parked on the wrong side of the road. There were also no cops on foot to be seen while I sat there. Probably because of the rain. IMHO, making Soi Diana has helpe
    1 point
  38. That one way stuff sounds like a good idea. Of course it doesn't apply to motorbikes or Thais in a hurry right? 🤣
    1 point
  39. Construction update on the land opposite Nirun.
    1 point
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  41. Young monks in training out this morning.
    1 point
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