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Scuffle in Walking Street ends up in hugs and wais

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A fight in Pattaya’s Walking Street at the weekend ended up as a disagreement between two British friends, one of them the owner of the bar where the fight took place. But it was the Thai bouncer at the bar who ended up being hit.

Pattaya News reports that the two British men have been fined a total of 15,000 baht after Pattaya police sat them down for a ‘chat’.

The whole late night spat ended up in hugs and polite wais – the good name and ‘world class resort’ status of Pattaya intact.

The Pattaya News reports the names of the two British tourists as Mark Jones and Kieran Flannery. They allegedly started fighting in a club owned by Kieran.

Thanachai Wansiripetch was one of the bouncers at the establishment who tried to intervene and move the fight outside. He ended up being hit for his part in trying to cool the situation down.

Keiran and Mark were fined 5,000 baht each for fighting in public and Mark got an additional 5,000 baht for hitting the Thai bouncer.

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TAT criticises operators of suspended Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand is criticising the operator of the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service over the suspension of boat trips on the grounds that it is low season and too few passengers.

The Prachuap Khiri Khan Harbour Office announced this morning that the Royal Passenger Line would suspend the service from September 20 to October 31 and would resume services on November 1.

However, Orasa Avudhkhom, director of the Prachuap Khiri Khan Office of TAT, says that the low season should not be a reason for suspending services. She said boat services should only be suspended if the sea was too rough or weather conditions were hazardous.

She said the suspension of services will affect tourism in Hua Hin. The ferry route concessionaire should have used marketing campaigns during the low season to attract business, instead of suspending the services, she said.

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20 Chinese arrested over betting and investment web-scams

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Twenty Chinese citizens have been arrested in separate raids in Pattaya and charged with operating websites designed to deceive fellow Chinese.

The Chon Buri police chief Maj Gen Nanthachart Supamongkol and Pattaya’s Pol Col Chitdecha Songhong announced the results of the raids yesterday (Tuesday).

In the first raid, six Chinese men were arrested at a house on Soi Khao Talo in Moo 10 village in Tambon Nong Plue in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district.

They were charged with opening a website to deceive Chinese gamblers into making bogus bets. The six were also charged with unlawful entry into the Kingdom.

Police also seized five computers and 15 mobile phones from their house. Police say about 500,000 yuan (2.4 million baht) was lost in bogus bets on the website each day.

In the second raid, police arrested 14 Chinese nationals at a house in the Viewpoint housing estate and at the Lumpini Jomtien Sea View condomi...
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Koreans end up in hospital following Pattaya cross-cultural experience

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PHOTO: Sanook

Two Korean men have had a unexpected 'cross cultural' experience after an attractive woman agreed to accompany them back to their apartment in Pattaya.

We'll dispense with the long introduction because you've already guessed the punchline - the ménage à trois ended up being an all male affair.

Sanook has named the lady boy in the story as "Somchai" and said 'she' was about 22 years old.

A fight broke out in the Soi 1 room after the South Koreans realised Somchai was a 'he' (yes, we'd all like to see a photo of their faces at THAT moment). Somchai suffered a leg injury and the two Korean men were hit in the head.

Apparently all were reasonably drunk (allegedly) and the bloodied trio were assisted to the Muang Pattaya Hospital by the Sawang Boriboon rescue team.

Police have received an official report and promised to follow it up.

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