Authorities in Pattaya last week launched a new crackdown on the resort city’s vibrant nightlife scene. For the time being it appears that the opening of new GoGo bars has been temporarily prohibited.
Likewise, a new 3 a.m. curfew is in place for bars and entertainment venues on Walking Street, while venues on Soi 6 have been ordered by authorities not to open until 6 p.m.
A 31-year-old British tourist plunged to his death from a guesthouse on Walking Street in the early hours of Friday. The victim has been identified as Mr. Christopher Andrew Laidler, from England.
While the reason for the tourist’s fatal fall remain unknown, police suspect that the man may have been drunk after partying heavily on Walking Street and accidentally fell to his death. With all evidence pointing to a tragic mishap, it appears that murder or suicide can be ruled out.
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 him up and started groping up, proposing the usual naughty kind of late-night fun.
Only when it was too late he noticed that his phone was missing from his trouser pocket and called the police to assist him.