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    Meeting in Pattaya addresses Chinese tourism drop-off

    PHOTO: South China Morning Post The Tourism Authority of Thailand, and its regional offices, are very good at painting a happy face, even as the numbers and trends are heading in the opposite direction of their planned growth in tourist arrivals. In Phuket, for example, where there’s been a big drop off in Chinese tourists, the local TAT is quoting an official drop of less than 10% (without providing information about how they measure it), whereas local hotels and tour operators are saying the drop has been more like 50% plus.

  • Phew! Police report there is no prostitution or drugs in Walking Street

    Phew! Police report there is no prostitution or drugs in Walking Street

    Netizens of Thailand are breathing a collective sigh of relief after it was revealed that there is no prostitution in Pattaya’s infamous Walking Street. Police proudly declared that, following checks on the famous red light district, they found absolutely no evidence of prostitution.

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    Pattaya police track down property scammer

    PHOTOS: Sophon Cable Cautionary Tale #2,980 An Italian pensioner met two Thai ladies along The Avenue on Beach Two Road in Pattaya. The events happened back in February this year

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    Pattaya – Hua Hin ferry service back again for high season

    PHOTO: Talk News The Pattaya – Hua Hin ferry service has started again for the high season.

  • Interpol red-list Russian nabbed in Pattaya

    Interpol red-list Russian nabbed in Pattaya

    PHOTO: Manager Online A Russian man, wanted on an Interpol red warrant, is now in custody after police caught up with him in Pattaya yesterday. The arrest was made after the Chon Buri police head office received a request from the Russian embassy to locate Vitalil Trofimov, who is wanted in Russia on drug trafficking charges.

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    Chonburi road rager gets 10 years for killing a 17 year old

    PHOTO: Suthep Poshsomboon reporting to police following last year’s road rage incident “Following several punches by the 17 year old boy, a gunshot was heard” The Chonburi Provincial Court has handed down a 10 year jail term to an engineer who shot dead a teenage schoolboy in a high-profile road rage incident last year.

  • 74 year old tourist collapses and dies in front of Pattaya hotel

    74 year old tourist collapses and dies in front of Pattaya hotel

    A 74 year old Saudi Arabian tourist, Mr.  Alsalamah Nasser Abdulrahman passed out on the street in front of the Dee House Hotel on Soi 17 in South Pattaya on Friday. 27 year old Araya Kanying Yuen had been walking into the hotel when she saw the man collapse.

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    TAT criticises operators of suspended Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand is criticising the operator of the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service over the suspension of boat trips on the grounds that it is low season and too few passengers. The Prachuap Khiri Khan Harbour Office announced this morning that the Royal Passenger Line would suspend the service from September 20 to October 31 and would resume services on November 1. However, Orasa Avudhkhom, director of the Prachuap Khiri Khan Office of TAT, says that the low season should not be a reason for suspending services

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    20 Chinese arrested over betting and investment web-scams

    Twenty Chinese citizens have been arrested in separate raids in Pattaya and charged with operating websites designed to deceive fellow Chinese. The Chon Buri police chief Maj Gen Nanthachart Supamongkol and Pattaya’s Pol Col Chitdecha Songhong announced the results of the raids yesterday (Tuesday). In the first raid, six Chinese men were arrested at a house on Soi Khao Talo in Moo 10 village in Tambon Nong Plue in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district.

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    Bangkok cabbie gets surrounded by a gaggle of Pattaya taxi drivers

    A Bangkok taxi driver had just dropped off his passenger to an address on Prathumnak Hill, Pattaya, when a woman by the side of the road hailed him. 40 year old Thipcharoen Phochanote, the driver, stopped to find out where she wanted to go. Pattaya News reports that he was then approached by another Pattaya taxi driver who enquired what he was doing on ‘their’ turf.