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Pattaya bars making money from live streaming for customers overseas – VIDEO

Caitlin Ashworth

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PHOTO: YouTube: Cherry Bar Pattaya

Since foreign tourists can’t visit the bars in Pattaya, some of the bars are live streaming and posting videos online to allow people to chat and connect with the female bar staff, partially making up for revenue lost during the pandemic. The Pattaya News says the chats aren’t explicit, just a friendly chat between the bar staff with men who are stuck in other countries and unable to travel to Thailand. Facilities have also been set up so they can send money to the ladies.

Pattaya’s Cherry Bar started live streaming on YouTube, asking the viewers to buy drinks for the staff. It’s understood the staff get commission when a customer buys a drink for them, much the same as the situation when gentlemen attend the bars in person. There’s music, noise, banter, innuendo, short pants, over-priced drinks and too much eye make-up, just like the real thing.

“To buy a drink for the staff, please click this link! 125 baht each, or ring the bell for 900 baht.”

Apparently, the live streaming is working. Pattaya News says some bars have made “tens of thousands of US dollars.” Some have dedicated audiences. The Cherry Bar’s YouTube page started posting videos 3 months ago and has livestreams as well as videos of parties and women pole dancing at other Pattaya bars.

On a video of 2 women pole dancing at Destiny GoGo, a commenter wrote “Can’t wait get back Pattaya going to barfine both ladys” (we didn’t correct his mistakes) and Cherry Bar responded by saying “The sooner they reopen the airport, the better.”

On Pattaya’s Walking Street, bars now only have a few customers, mostly retired expats who were living in Thailand long-term, according to Pattaya News. Some foreign expats who frequent the Pattaya bars say they disagree with live streaming and are concerned about being filmed without their permission. Others say the staff are ignoring the customers at the bar and paying more attention to the customers online.

Other businesses in Pattaya have changed since the pandemic. Some are now marketing to a Thai customer base since there has been a ban on international tourists. Hotels that once catered to foreign travellers have been turned into alternative state quarantine facilities for Thais returning home from overseas. The Pattaya News even says some bars used to ban transgender people are now welcoming them.

To watch live streamed videos from Cherry Bar, click on the link here…

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-v3sT9I9V8NWkT3bYTntgw/videos

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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15 Comments

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Well they are getting what they really want.
    Don’t bother coming just send the money.

    lol

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      That is the basic idea

      Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5:10 pm

      Yes. That is exactly the purpose of recent restrictions and mad policies. They really think that the best way forwards is to keep the country shut, no foreign tourists, but are more than willing to accept all the cast these pathetic farangs are willing to send

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        Don R

        Monday, October 19, 2020 at 2:50 pm

        In general, Thai people don’t like foreigners, and can you blame them? They see typical tourist as a wealthy 19-20 year old kid who makes noise and trouble, binge drinking and chain smoking, in Ao Nang tonight, Ko Phi Phi tomorrow, Bali next week, and back to Europe in two weeks. Here today gone tomorrow.

        Thai people are some of the nicest people in the world, but you have to get to know them on a personal level first. Otherwise you’re just another tourist.

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          Gary

          Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 4:42 am

          Well Said

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    Edward

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    YouTube will monitor and mute the audio if the play music, they’re quite restrictive on that.

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    Glenn

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    rather creative and hat tip to those making ends meet with live streaming, it’s rather pathetic too.

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    Perceville Smithers

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Always good to help friends if you’re able to! The only problem is spreading yourself thin when you do a lot of bar hopping.

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    Tony Grace

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Love you short time. Bye got to feed the buffalo

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    Rasputin

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I’m not a fan of internet begging but the bars are in danger of being forced to lay off staff and close unless they can generate an income, so good luck to them for their initiative. The choice of the Cherry Bar as an example was a curious choice, it is probably the worst of the selection of bars producing these video streams. It is both poorly filmed, boring, and repetitive in the extreme, FAR better streams that actually provide entertaining content are being produced by ‘TFI Pattaya’ and the ‘Oh Bar Pattaya’, links below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1LcxW03U7A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_mBA5ggrJo

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    Robert Elliot

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    I feel sorry for the pathetic lonely men this would appeal to

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      Pattaya Lover

      Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:49 pm

      ????????? You are funny haha

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      Pattaya Lover

      Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:50 pm

      ?????????You are funny haha

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      Elliot Roberts

      Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:35 am

      You’re projecting again, Bob. Forget to take your meds?

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    James Pate

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Much less pathetic than calling a 1-900 number.

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    TS

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Virtual bar hopping from Pattaya.Inovative, money maker, harmless. Sad it’s come to this but guess strange things happen when desparation sets in.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Monks gather for a special ceremony in Pattaya to pray Covid-19 away

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Hands placed together in the “wai” position and seated in chairs placed a safe “social distance” apart, monks in Pattaya gathered together at a local temple for a special ceremony to pray Covid-19 away.

The Wat Chai by the Pattaya Walking Street was given special permission to hold the event where dozens of monks from other temples in the area came together to pray. To prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the ritual, monks wore face masks, practised social distancing, used hand sanitiser and had their body temperature checked.

The monks chanted several mantras and performed rituals that they believe will help slow the spread of Covid-19 in Chon Buri and help the local economy recover.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

 

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Pattaya sandwich maker gives out food and face masks to needy in Banglamung

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A Pattaya sandwich maker is giving back to the community by donating more than 500 sets of food and face masks to the needy in Banglamung district. The business operator prioritised giving the packages to medical staffers first, then to migrant communities and others in need. 29 year old Kanjana Wongsin and her friends handed out juice, food, and face masks yesterday. She told The Pattaya News that they are encouraging medical staffers who are working hard during the pandemic. Kanjana says they are fighting together to win and save the area.

She says they also gave free food to children at the Baan Kruja Anti Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Centre in the Pattaya area and to migrant worker camps in Banglamung. Meanwhile, Chon Buri province is seeing the lowest amount of daily Covid infections today, at 57, since the latest wave began in early April. Now, the total amount of cases in the province is 3,491 since April 9th. 1,430 are still listed as in medical care, with 10 deaths. 2,051 people have been released from care and have fully recovered. 112 people were released yesterday alone.

Chon Buri also released a Covid-19 timeline of a recent market cluster that is seeing 19 cases of the virus so far. The Chonburi Public Health Office is asking those who visited the places listed below, to notify health authorities and monitor their health for Covid symptoms.

The following is an English version of the timeline, translated by The Pattaya News:

  1. Phra Phrom Market in Nong Kham, Si Racha on May 1 from 9:30am to 11am
  2. Thong Lang Market in Khlong Tamru, Mueang Chonburi on May 1 from 3pm to 8pm
  3. Thong Kung Klong Tom Market in Na Pa, Mueang Chonburi on May 7 from 3pm to 8 pm

Yesterday, the province reported 73 infections and 1 death. No details have been released on that case yet. This week will also see wider scale testing at factories and high-risk occupations in the province.

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Nong Pong, a new lagoon park nearing completion in Pattaya

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PHOTO: Nong Pong Park is set to open on schedule in Pattaya. (via Pattaya News/Pattaya Mail)

Project developers have announced that they are nearly finished building Nong Pong, a large new public park on Jomtien Second Road in the Pattaya area. The park began construction last May with an original completion date of August which the construction crew says should be met without a problem.

The Pattaya park features a large lagoon creating beautiful scenery and a tranquil environment and may even allow some limited water sports. Installation is underway now for good lighting and exercise equipment to finish up the nature park. One feature that may prove popular is that the park will be gated to keep out stray animals and keep it peaceful inside.

Pattaya’s goal is to create more public parks and open space to make Pattaya a city with a large number of green zones and to be more eco-friendly. The hope is that beautiful and comfortable spaces will invite Pattaya locals to come out and exercise and enjoy the park space, while also attracting tourists from Thailand and from abroad to relax in the natural setting within the city. The project is part of an effort to lure tourists to the Jomtien area, a goal which also includes a billion baht makeover for the beach area.

City officials, including Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunplume, spoke excitedly about the park project hoping it would become a major landmark for the city and looking forward to announcing its official opening date. Nong Pong has a total budget of about 32 million baht for its construction and is located across from the Riviera condo.

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