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“Pattaya: Sex Capital of the World” – but tourism chief is determined to change image

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Pattaya’s tourism office says that changing the seaside resort’s seedy image won’t happen overnight.

But office chief Sinchai Watanasartsathorn says he is determined to work with both public and private to change Pattaya’s image.

Sinchai, also a member of the chamber of commerce, was speaking to the Pattaya News following a story that appeared in the UK’s Mirror online website.

The Mirror story described Pattaya as the “Sex Capital of the World” (not the first story with that headline over the years), that there were 27,000 prostitutes in the city, or one in five of the female population, and the article opined that all this goes on despite ‘pay-for-play’ being illegal in the kingdom.

“It is undeniable that stories like this have a detrimental effect on Pattaya.”

“It is especially bad for people who have never been here and those that are weighing up their decisions whether to come or not”.

But Sinchai says he doesn’t have rose tinted glasses and accepts that the resort has gained its sex image for good reason and that the reputation has been earned over many years. But he claims that many people were actively promoting new tourist trends to show that Pattaya has much more to offer than just the sex industry. He said this was vital to attract new and increased investment.

“Both the public and private sector are determined to change this image. It will take time and certainly cannot be achieved overnight but we will ultimately be successful”.

Meanwhile the police claim that, despite many crimes being committed in Pattaya, they were doing their best to address the issues and solve the crimes.

“We need a long term plan,” said a hopeful Sinchai as he called on all sides to improve the resort’s image in the future.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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    John

    March 4, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    I don’t think that is fair to Pattaya as I think Berlin is the sex capital and Germany the sex country. Many more girls in Berlin than in Pattaya- much more than 500 sex houses and prostitution is allowed in Germany.

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    JSP

    March 4, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Pattaya is also one of the best family destinations in Thailand. The beach in Sattahip or Bang Saray is beautiful, there are waterparks, a botanical garden, children playgrounds, family-farms for visits, even a shopping center dedicated to children. Phuket doesn’t have such great family entertainment options.

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Wife claims husband died after being beaten up in police custody

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A woman has made an official complaint after her husband died after being in police custody.

The distraught wife went to Panat Nikom police in Chon Buri to complain yesterday after police called her to say that her husband had died whilst in detention.

31 year old Naruephon had earlier been arrested at his house on charges of smoking marijuana. He was detained and put in the cells at the local police station.

Not long after, his wife Praphaporn received a telephone call  to say that her husband had died in hospital.

She claims her husband was in good health with no medical issues. She believes he had been beaten up by police whilst in detention.

Pol Col Kritsana Wanabadeenimit of the Panat Nikom police says the body was sent for an autopsy.

Everyone involved in the arrest and questioning of the man was being interviewed as the investigation continued.  Pol Col Kritsana promised transparency and justice for both sides.

SOURCE: Sanook

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Pattanakarn footpath project completion six weeks away

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The Pattaya Mail is reporting that the first phase of construction of footpaths along Naklua’s Pattanakarn Road should be completed in about six weeks.

Engineering chief Thongchai Kamlangthai reported that the project started on September 28 and was now partially finished with a large section of footpath for pedestrians and joggers already to use.

Reinforced concrete pavements are being laid alongside the roadway through Moo 10 and Moo 13 villages. The sidewalks will be 1.8 metres wide spanning some 3.5 kilometres.

Supattra Joint Venture, the contractors for the project, say they will complete the first phase by the end of April, Thongchai said.

The second phase will be started from the front of Tarapattana School to Tungkom-Tanman Road. Neither phase is affecting traffic through the areas.

SOURCE: Pattaya Mail

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Four South Koreans arrested over illegal online gambling business in Pattaya

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Four South Koreans have been arrested for operating an illegal online gambling website from a condo in Pattaya.

Manager Online reports that Pattaya Immigration officers and Pattaya Tourist Police raided a condominium in south Pattaya. The raid follows police receiving a tip-off that the four men were operating an illegal online gambling website in the premises.

Officers found four male South Korean suspects – 41 year old Kim Kangseon, 35 year old Park Haekeun, 38 year old Kim Youngsun and 39 year old Suk Jongho.

They have all been charged with illegal operation of an online gambling business.

Immigration Bureau Chief Lt Gen Surchate Hakparn says, “They started to do this after entering Thailand with a tourist visa for one month. They were receiving 80,000 baht per month for their salary. From our investigations, their customers are all South Koreans.”

“They didn’t have any business license or the correct visas to consult their work.”

“The condominium owner also faces charges for not reporting to officials about foreigners checking in to their premises.”

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