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  1. Nightlife I visited Hua Hun same time last year and in nightlife a lot has changed since then. See last year: https://forums.pattayatalk.com/topic/72403-hua-hin-may-2022/ Last year Soi Bintabaht was nearly a desert it is not the same any more. It is not a hotspot like it was in the past but many more bars have open and there are more girls and costumers. Some of the girls are even very good looking. Beside there are bars with live-music. Soi 80 has also more activity than last year but I like Soi Bintabaht most of the two arias. Some might not agree. Around town more bars h
    13 points
  2. Greetings Monkeywatchers, core coon crap for coming back for more, and welcome to some more dollops of dirt served up on a Pattaya platter. Engage warped drive. Let’s begin with some good news. It’s been reported that Chinese visitor numbers to Pattaya are declining. Various reasons have been put forward to explain this, such as higher air fares and visa complications, but no mention was made of things like Chinese drowning on sinking ferries, being shot dead in the crossfire between feuding Thai gangs and plummeting to their death from various high-placed locations. Must have slipped the
    12 points
  3. Greetings Monkeywatchers, showaddy crap to another New Year, and welcome to Monkeywatch as it enters its 19th year, no less. Doesn’t time fly when you’re taking the piss? Thailand is predicted to have lower than normal rainfall this year, so visitors to Pattaya may only find themselves up to their knees in water rather than the usual up to the waist situation. Life just gets better and better. Three people were injured in East Pattaya when a barbecue unexpectedly exploded. Attendees at the function were forced to dive for cover as sausages, burgers and sundry other items were fired a
    11 points
  4. Had a 9 day jaunt around Europe stopping in Krakow in Poland and Berchtesgaden in Germany. One of the many places I visited was here, Auschwitz-Birkenau, probably the sight of the largest mass killing of human beings ever undertaken. A sad place to visit. #NeverForget.
    11 points
  5. I was on Walking Street last week, had a good time. Doorman wouldn't let me into Pinup at 7:55 so I went over to XS for a beer, when I came back at 8:30 I was lucky to get a table in the back. The bar had almost entirely filled up in the first half hour. Draft Beer was 95 baht, same at Palace. I was also was probably in Baccara and Sensations, don't remember. LK Metro. Beers upstairs at Kink were 170, but only 99 baht at upstairs Angels. Kink was raunchier but Angels was playing Avis and trying harder. Soi Bukhao, when are they going to d
    11 points
  6. Greetings Monkeywatchers, core coon crap for visiting us once again, and welcome to another session of worm can lid lifting. Tin openers at the ready. So December 15 is the big day when we finally get the near mythical official 4am bar closing times. So this puts us back exactly where we were about 20 plus years ago when many of us were visiting Pattaya for the very first time. Isn’t progress wonderful? Interestingly, it’s been pointed out that the new closing time regulations don’t extend the hours during which alcohol can be served, so you’ll need to buy a shitload of beer before 2am to
    10 points
  7. Besides the weekend market, there's a Friday night market at Chatuchak so you can beat the sweltering heat, gets started around 9 PM. Only Sections 8 to 26 (clothing, accessories, and food) are open in the evening, no gardening, art, pets, or book zones. I stopped by last night. They had a bar with live music and I was able to get a few Jack Cokes with a few shots of Jägermeister.
    10 points
  8. Greetings Monkeywatchers, showaddy crap to another month, and welcome to more midsummer mayhem in Loony Land. On with the show. Well, we’ve said goodbye to the old Walking Street and hello to the new sign-free and cable-free version. Don’t worry though – if you feel a bit nostalgic, just wander up any of the side sois and see things exactly as they were before. Vehicles have been banned from Bali Hai pier following the discovery of structural damage to its supports. Probably due to the weight of all those Chinese tourists standing on it. Either that or they’ve been eating it. Anyon
    10 points
  9. Sanctuary of Truth. Admission is 500 baht. Quite busy this afternoon. They do try to get visitors to stay in groups (50 in our case). I managed to get lost from the group and did my own thing taking photographs. Quite a lot to get through.
    10 points
  10. I am in Pattaya as I write this. Great trip for me but it must be hell for most bars and clubs as there a few spending customers. There is however one are that is causing me some distress and that is the mixture of cigarettes, ganja, cigars and vaping smells. Thankfully no pipe smokers. This will only get much worse as tourism picks up. It is for this reason that I believe that we need a new forum called possibly "Non Smoking Venues". I have been very happy to support Heaven Above, Sugar Sugar, Windmill and Windmill Annabelle which are non smoking on the ground floors. Many gogo bars h
    10 points
  11. I inspected this morning round about 0830. These are genuine and no AI enhancements.
    9 points
  12. Greetings Monkeywatchers, core coon crap for tuning in again, and welcome to the latest delve into the goings on and goings off in Snigger City. Let’s do it. The construction work on 2nd Road is due to be completed by the end of this month so we can expect to see things get back to normal sometime in 2024. Or 2025. Possibly. The Ministry of Public Health, concerned by a serious shortage of medical personnel, has come up with a radical plan to solve the problem. It goes along the lines of “get some more.” If only the West could think with such clarity. A 19 year old Thai chap sur
    9 points
  13. Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is located in Bangkok's Chinatown. It is the largest and most important Chinese temple in Thailand, serving as the focal point for many Chinese festivals such as Chinese New Year. Currently, the temple is undergoing renovation. The easiest way to get to Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is by taking the metro. Get off at the station named after the temple: Wat Mangkon.
    9 points
  14. The neighborhood kids had a great day. The Soi Dogs stayed at home and the Chickens that wander around thought “Fuck this the bugs can come to me today “.
    8 points
  15. If there is one view in Pattaya that always brings a big smile as you drive down the hill at any time of the day this is my most favourite.
    8 points
  16. Greetings Monkeywatchers, showaddy crap encore une fois, and welcome to our autumn almanac of stories you couldn’t make up. Well not entirely anyway. A tourist in Thailand turned up at a local airport the other week asking for help as he couldn’t remember which hotel he was staying at. The staff duly made enquiries and told him “Well, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that we’ve found out that you’re booked in at The Hilton. The bad news is that it’s the Amsterdam Hilton. There’s a bus stop at the end of the road.” The Department of Marine and coastal Res
    8 points
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  18. Today's Soi 15 disaster update. Not easy to see in this photo, but the seam on the left side of the DIY access tube hasn't been sealed and you can see the backfill looking for an escape route into the drain. The concrete fix they made a month or two ago to bring the road surface level with the top of the drain gate is already spalling off. Another not easy to see in the photo, but looking down into the drains on the completed section of Soi 15, every one is filled to the top of the drain pipe with sand and gravel. Someo
    8 points
  19. Naklua - from the morning walk.
    8 points
  20. A different walk this morning, from Walking Street, Bali Hai, onto the lighthouse and return.
    8 points
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  22. Since my photo of the Penthouse sparked some reminiscing I went back this morning for some interior pictures. Even in the current state of disrepair I could see what an interesting venue it had been back in the day. I hope they do restore the place as I expect it would do well in this era of cooky cutter beer bars and GC's where few have a unique identity.
    8 points
  23. Soi 94 – the biggest barstreet in Hua Hin – and probably the best Nightmarked Market Village – shoppingcenter The new trainstation
    8 points
  24. 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
    7 points
  25. It's been too long since my last update here, so this morning got up early to get a ride in around Mabprachan before the heat of the day kicks in. In a nutshell, last time I saw the reservoir this low at this time of year was during the drought of 2015. Sure hope rainy season is good to us this year otherwise we're probably looking at water rationing later in the year.
    7 points
  26. Beach footpath photo update from this morning's rideabout. A few of the new pavers are missing. It took longer than I thought it would, but the shower fixtures still didn't last very long. Meanwhile shower #2 and #3 are still waiting to be finished. The footpath is already pretty narrow in spots, so some mindless drone decided to make it narrower still with strategic placement of trash bins. Wonder when they'll get around to finishing the planting of trees. Odd they finished planting the newer section further south, while the older
    7 points
  27. ^^^ I always find it amusing when based on one person's great experience with a business, any others that report a negative experience are discounted and their reports classified as "myths". A data point of one is statistically irrelevant.
    7 points
  28. Songkran is coming - like it or not.
    7 points
  29. Greetings Monkeywatchers, core coon crap for staying in touch, and welcome to another sneak peek at the latest goings on (or off as the case may be.) Pattaya police have been issuing leaflets to Chinese tourists warning them of online scams. Suppose they’re on about things like advertising Pattaya as a great place for families where they won’t get shot at by gangs or drowned on ferries. Now who would fall for a scam like that? A beach on Koh Larn has been given a major clean up following a rash of complaints about foul smells, flies and litter. This has outraged the Chinese ambassado
    7 points
  30. I took a look along the far end of Walking Street last evening. It is so much different from how it was, say, 5 years ago. It is dominated by dance clubs catering for Indians, plus some (I assume) gogos offering "Russian Girls". I hope these pics give a flavour of the place. I thought this place in Soi Diamond would have been forced to have changed its name before now. I'm a sucker for long hair. 😀 She had a pretty face as well!
    7 points
  31. Arrived Pattaya yesterday and did not feel brilliant. Today was my first morning walk down to the Beach and along Beach Road.
    7 points
  32. Moving towards Soi Buakhao some progress has been made.
    7 points
  33. This Tuesday marks the 18th Year Anniversary of the Cherry Bar. Seven years on Soi 8 and now Eleven years on Soi Diana. Not a bad accomplishment in today's Pattaya climate. There will be free food, shots and lots of fun So if you're in town, please join us to help celebrate this occasion.
    7 points
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  35. Apologies - I did not realise there was a thread for road works. I have been posting them in the Pattaya Photograph Thread. Soi 15
    7 points
  36. An honest reproduction of the location; we had rain overnight and light drizzle continuing this morning. I only walked half way up the Soi from The Avenue.
    7 points
  37. I've no doubt I'm probably alone in this sentiment, but as a mtn bike rider I really like what they've done to Soi 15. The entrance to the dirt course is a fairly easy pockmarked concrete surface. Progressing to a moderately challenging pot hole slalom. With a very challenging exit at the end. I like the forward thinking of the city planners, turning Pattaya into a world class mtn bike destination. 🚵‍♂️👍 Someone did a piss poor job on the water pipe repair. The maintenance access pipe is now in place. And the BM that guessed the small pipes g
    7 points
  38. When I visited Bangkok last year, I fell in love with Benjakitti Park. Now I am back and the park has developed and looks even better.
    7 points
  39. Greetings Monkeywatchers, showaddy crap to you all, and prepare to be transported to a wonderland of Christmas magic and festive delights. Okay, it’s just the same old shit with tinsel on. Let’s kick off with a rather strange tale. A prisoner went on the run a couple of weeks ago after escaping from Bangkok Pattaya Hospital where he’d been taken for surgery on his penis. A surgeon told police not to bother searching for the man as they’d be able to re-arrest him as soon as he returned to the hospital. When asked how he was so sure the man would return, the surgeon replied “Well we’ve stil
    6 points
  40. For those using an agent, this new TM30 policy may not apply based on my experience today. Just back from having my photo taken at immigration and am happy to report I didn't get dinged for not filing a new TM30 after my trip abroad back in May and returning to the same address I've lived at for the past 12 years. It may be that those using an agent, having already paid their pound of flesh in "extra fees", are not getting done over again with the TM30 "fine". It'll be interesting to hear from those that are doing it on their own if they're getting done over by the reported new immig
    6 points
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