Foreigner Making Video Call Hit, Killed by Russian Motorist

Foreigner Making Video Call Hit, Killed by Russian Motorist

An unidentified young foreign tourist thought be a Russian national was hit and killed by a fellow Russian motorist as he crossed Jomtien Beach Road making a video call on his phone.
The fatal accident happened opposite The Now Hotel on Jomtien Beach Road just before 3 a.m. on Sunday.
The yet unidentified victim carried no ID card or passport on him but is also believed to be a Russian national aged approx. 25-30 years old.

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New Crackdown on “Too Many” Tourist Visa Applications

View from Vientiane across the Mekhong river to Thailand

Staying in Thailand for an extended period of time, or perhaps even living here more or less permanently, has never been easy for Farangs aged under 50 years old who neither legally work in Thailand or are legally married to a Thai citizen.
Granted, you could treat yourself to a so-called Thailand “elite card”? Fees start at something like 500,000 Baht for a five-year multiple-entry visa. Or if you find that too dear then how about learning some Thai and applying for a good old ED (education) visa? But that’s not as hassle-free and cheap as it used to be either anymore since new rules took effect in 2014.
So most long-term tourists under 50 would stick to back-to-back tourist visa (SETV), go on a visa run to Laos or elsewhere in the region every couple of months and so try to bypass a system of rules that have been getting increasingly tight.

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How Ugandan Women Are Lured Into the Sex Trade in Pattaya

There aren’t many black freelance hookers from Africa you will come across in Pattaya but you can always spot a number of mostly Ugandan women at the southern end of the beach promenade near Walking Street.

Now two young women from Uganda, named as Miss Forsia and Miss Dollar, who were lured into the sex trade in Pattaya filed a complaint against two fellow countrywomen at Pattaya Police Station.
The suspects, identified as Marie Nagawa, 29, and Rosemary Nebwiri, 31, had apparently paid for the victim’s air tickets to Thailand (it remains unknown what they had been promised and why they actually boarded the flight to Bangkok) and then forced the women to sell sexual services on Pattaya beach in order to repay their debts.
The story sheds a bit of a light on how Ugandan women come to work in the sex trade in Pattaya.

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Underage Girls Offered for Sex in Pattaya Massage Shop

A seemingly traditional massage shop on Soi Chalermprakiat 25 (as far as we know that’s Soi Chaiyapoon just off Soi Buakhao) was raided after police had received a number of reports that the venue was offering “extra” services also provided by underage girls. After verifying these rumours through the help of a foreign undercover agent… Continue Reading

Kuwaiti Teen Arrested for Stabbing Compatriot in Pattaya

Pattaya appears to attract an ever-increasing number of quality tourists (sic) at an increasingly young age. Now a 18-year-old Kuwaiti national was arrested shortly after stabbing a compatriot, also aged only 18. The incident happened at a convenience store on Soi VC in South Pattaya just after midnight on Thursday and left the victim seriously… Continue Reading

Ladyboy Arrested for Pickpocketing Jordanian Tourist on Walking Street

A 26-year-old ladyboy was arrested on Walking Street early Wednesday morning for being part of pickpocket team that stole the smartphone of a tourist from Jordania. The 61-year-old tourist told police that he had been strolling along Walking Street on his way back to his hotel room when the ladyboy and a female accomplice chatted… Continue Reading

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