Pattaya Beach Deckchair Ban Every Wednesday – Like or Dislike?

As you may have heard or witnessed yourself, since mid-January this year, beach operators have been prohibited from setting up deckchairs and umbrellas, or provide any other services, on the beaches of Pattaya and Jomtien every Wednesday. Other than on Phuket however, where the deckchair ban applies seven days a week and hasn’t only seriously… Continue Reading

Martial Law May Soon Be Lifted … On Paper

Thai junta leader and prime minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha hinted on Friday that martial law would soon be lifted and replaced with a controversial section of the interim constitution that gives the military junta equally sweeping powers. Martial law has been in place since May 20 last year, two days before the military takeover that brought… Continue Reading

Pattaya Flooded After First Heavy Rains of 2015

Is Pattaya city and its drainage system sufficiently prepared for the upcoming rainy season that hasn’t even started yet on paper? To judge from the severe flooding Pattaya experienced Tuesday afternoon, the answer is – obviously not. For the first time this year, heavy rains battered not only Pattaya yesterday, but also Bangkok and other… Continue Reading

Junta Leader Blames “Too Much Democracy” for Political Crisis

Speaking at a conference in Bangkok, junta leader and prime minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha today blamed “too much democracy” for the Thailand’s protracted political crisis. Khaosod English quotes the retired army chief as saying: Our country has seen so much trouble because we have had too much democracy, unlike other countries where the government has more… Continue Reading

2.65 Million Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2015

According to data compiled by the Thai Immigration Bureau and recently released by the Department of Tourism, a total of 2.65 million foreign tourists visited Thailand in the first month of 2015. But while this was a substantial increase of 16.30% from January 2014 and Thailand’s starry-eyed tourism officials will obviously slap themselves on the… Continue Reading

Thailand Records 24.78 Million Foreign Tourist Arrivals in 2014

According to data compiled by the Thai Immigration Bureau and recently released by the Department of Tourism, a total of 24.78 million foreign tourists visited Thailand in 2014. As was to be expected, this was a substantial 6.66% decrease from the record 26.54 million foreign tourist arrivals the kingdom had seen in 2013. As in… Continue Reading

Pattaya Tourist Numbers for 2014 “Better Than Feared”

No doubt, even from a sympathetic point of view, one would estimate that tourist numbers in Pattaya dropped significantly last year – and we mean like 20% or more. After all, only the number of Russian visitors in 2014 was reported to have dropped by some 50% from the previous year. And Russia – like… Continue Reading

Thailand After The Coup – Updates

Note: This is a regularly updated post for politically interested readers; most developments reported here will remain largely invisible for and/or have no impact on the average tourist. As previously, Thailand remains safe for foreign visitors, and most tourists will hardly notice that the kingdom is effectively under military rule. While a return to democracy… Continue Reading

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