Do you think tourists should wear bracelets in Thailand ?. The Thai government has recently proposed a scheme to issue tourists with a bracelet which theoretically will help them in times of distress. It is suggested the bracelets will carry their ID information and the name and address of their hotel. Tourists may use the […]
Dangerous activities, crime, places, and health hazards associated with Pattaya and Thailand.
The beaches of Pattaya and Jomtien have had their safe swimming zones upgraded, the buoys have been replaced with a boom style barrier to keep jet-skis and boats from entering the bathing area. The new barriers look great, but they have already claimed a life, and the new safe swimming zones on Pattaya’s beaches have […]
These Thailand Songkran photos (below) are typical modern day Songkran scenes, and you’ll notice they all feature what looks like scenes of great fun, and more importantly they all feature motorcycles. I wish you a happy and fun filled Songkran, but I would also like to remind you that unless we follow a few commonsense […]
I wouldn’t say this is the peak time of year for mosquitoes in Thailand, it’s only March, mosquito activity usually peaks in Thailand’s rainy season between June and October, but here in suburban Pattaya it seems there has been a mass hatching of mosquitoes. When I sat outside today to enjoy my early morning coffee […]
Motorcycle Muggings This has been very prevalent in Pattaya for a few years now, two thugs on a motorcycle ride up behind there unsuspecting victim and snatch their valuables, usually a handbag or jewelery and make a speedy getaway. Their attempted snatch can go seriously wrong, resulting in violence or a serious accident. Avoid getting […]