Pattaya Go-Go clubs and bars targeted in new crackdown

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Pattaya Go-Go clubs and bars targeted in new crackdown

Authorities in Pattaya this week launched a new crackdown on bars and go-go clubs in the resort city.

As part of the crackdown licensing officials in Pattaya have temporarily prohibited the opening of new Go-Go bars and that licenses for such establishments will not be issued for the foreseeable future – although no time frame has been determined as to how long this may be.

The crackdown also seen Pattaya’s notorious Soi 6 the subject of increased scrutiny by authorities this week with all owners informed bars are not permitted to open until 6pm.

 Bar owners have been warned that failure to comply will result in fines and suspension of licenses.

 “They [the authorities] told me I can not open my bar until 6pm”, one bar owner who requested not to be named told Thaivisa on Saturday.

 “They told every bar the same”.

 “It is already hard to make money from the bar [with so much competition] but if I can not open during the day I don’t know how I can stay [open]”, the bar owner added.

 “But some bars still open in the day but some have closed and only open at 6pm”

 “I don’t know why some can stay open but some have to close like us”.

 Thaivisa has also learned that the crackdown is part of a wider change to the way licenses for bars and clubs are issued in the city, with the whole licensing process set to be overhauled.

 The changes would mean that rather than having to revoke licenses from bars that fail to comply with licensing laws, offending bars would simply not be allowed to renew existing licenses and therefore be prevented from trading legally.

 Officials are set for further discussions on proposed new licensing measures this coming week.

 The new crackdown comes as officials in Pattaya continue to try and transform the seedy image of the city, which has seen it proclaimed as the ‘sex capital of the world’ by foreign media, to that of a modern, family friendly tourist resort.

 The crackdown also follows an increase in the number of undercover stings used to target bars and massage parlours that are suspected of selling sexual services.

Source: Thai Visa

  • amazingthailand

    The big joke is starting again in baboon wasteland. The opening hours will of course depend on how much tea money you are prepared to give. And dont forget the’re with 2 now: the keystone cops and the military. For the military its times 3: airforce, infantery, navy

    • soidog

      I remember on Samui,all bars shut for the voting,the resort bar on the beach served me my beer, the BIB turned up…bar manager looked sheepish as he served them two beers
      on the house,they had tucked their prowler out of sight from the road.

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        If they take our beloved soi 6 and all the gogobars from us what will be left and then will do ? The thought of this is most distressing I don’t wanna end up sitting in cheap charlie happy hour beer bars slobbering over each Other swirling Chang beers all night singing out of tune football songs and bar brawling because someone spilt a free Little bar bowl of beer nuts .

        • popeye the sailorman

          yur NUTS too GET OFF HERE YOU SLOBBERING TURNIP HEAD

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            What’s happen to your pommy parsnips and beetroots ?

          • dublin86

            Coward

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            I’m not the one like that has to come to news comments rooms and make outlandish and outrageous obvious bullsh* t

          • dublin86

            gave you a chance to prove it is not outlandish claims but WE can all see you are too much of a coward. My claims are hardly out of this world mate,
            C O W A R D

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            You must be sobering up and realising that I am always correct due sticking the facts about you and your outlandish claims in a news comment room .

          • dublin86

            You are always correct are you? Prove it then.
            I am talking facts mate, you cannot face the truth that I do not fit your beer bar swirling profile.
            I even offered to meet up for a chat but you changed the subject EVERY time, FACT.
            You are a coward, FACT, WE can all see it.
            All mouth and no trousers as we say in ENGLAND… F U!
            You got noting between your legs mate, bollockless little weasel.

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            You fit the drunkard poor broke pensioner profile that loiters all afternoon scrounging around in cheap charlie happy hour beer bars arguing of the price of a 45 baht Chang beer demanding your free bowl of beer nuts while the flys buzz around your unwashed and unshaven stinking rat features pommy ugly face

          • dublin86

            is that the best you can do? Oh dear Charlie No Baht Esqueer.

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            But you don’t deny it though do you .

          • dublin86

            WE see you COWARD. No baht!

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            But you don’t deny it just avoid it my original comments

          • dublin86

            deny what mate? I’ve told you many times, lets meet up for a chat then I can prove my claims, but you avoid it EVERY time.
            So quit saying the same thing EVERY time, you are NOT winning this one mate, WE can all see what you are, COWARDLY little weasel with no balls.

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            What a strange obviously a pedophile pom that being typical of the fat slob English asking to meet people from news comment rooms I bet the law would like to ask you about many unsolved pedo cases

          • dublin86

            This looks like psychological projection to me. You consistently accuse others of the activities you are actually committing yourself as a way of denying your involvement. Now F off or tell me where we can meet and tell me I am a pedo to my face instead of being a keyboard warrior. Charlie No Baht, No Balls.

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            More like you’ve been mirror imaging your whole life out here and the reason why you visit Thailand too Well pom?

          • dublin86

            What does that mean mirror imagine my whole life? You keep on self projecting mate and once again, avoid my question!! well no baht???? Lets meet and we can sort all this out yeah? No baht and no balls,

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            All in all you don’t deny well you can’t actually can due to the accuracy of it and you avoid any questions about it with your come backs . Rather puts you in the pommy pedo profile frame doesn’t it Red flags blazing

          • dublin86

            We already know what profile frame you are… COWARD and you prove it every day.
            Listen, bored of talking to such a loser, if you wanna prove how smart you are then let me know, I am happy to meet and chat and shut you up. If you cant do that then no problem, my life will continue in a positive way and yours will continue as a coward. you can call me every name under the sun it really makes no difference to me, you cant do FU** ALL to me mate, just carry on as you are and I’m sure someone will put you in your place soon enough. Type your nonsense, makes ZERO difference to me.

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            So you don’t deny it just try to avoid answering any question about your obvious pedophile activities well?

          • dublin86

            Like you said, anyone can make a comment in a news room. If i deny it you will say I cannot prove it anyway. Its a futile exercise dealing with you mate which is why I said lets cut the bull and meet up, but you wont do it as you are a scared little coward. It is YOU who keeps avoiding the question. Call me whatever you want mate, you are completely clueless. WELL NO BAHT???? Meet up or shut up,

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            anyone desperate enough to ask anyone to meet up from a two bit news comment room usually has suspicious activity written all over them and you have that’s for sure pedophile activities well pom?

          • dublin86

            OK, so anyone sick enough to call someone a pedo in a two bit news comment room must also have suspicious activity, especially when they are too scared to say it to someones face.
            you got no baht
            you got no balls
            you got no friends
            you got no life
            keep on talking your bull, someone will take you out soon enough im sure charlie boy.

        • dublin86

          peasant

        • Colinwhitlock

          Charles I thought you were going to take an overdose on Sunday as you clearly have so much hatred and no one gives a toss about your low life opinion. Not even your lady boy friends will miss you.

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            More like nobody wants to read your daily pommy trash comments there always doom and gloom typical pom

  • ken

    Similar to the gentlemen clubs story, these Keystones Cops are showing everyone that they run this seedy town. We’ve seen this before, then everyone kisses the Cop’s rings and pay their dues and they can get back having these lazy RFD lay on their backs for easy money. This is the most incompetent police force in the history of police force but they are experts at colleting that illegal baht

  • Charles Baht Esquire.

    Shouldn’t be a problem for most of these desperado old drunkard meat head Poms are still swarming around like flys in the cheap charlie happy hour beer bars at 06.00 pm .

    • taff

      I’ve been told you are a sweet, wonderful and gentle old man Esqueer that would not hurt a fly……unless it was open.

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        We know you’re poor old washed up pattaya pom drunkard but don’t try and be funny Fat slob poms just aren’t funny leave the gags and one liners to the professionals

  • John

    This action has been more than overdue. Many Sois you can’t walk anymore as a not sex tourist. The whole Soi Buakhao is the latest victim of endless bar openings. They don’t care about anything. Blocking your way or touching you while you are walking. Some bars creating endless noise without caring about people living there. Closing times – up to them. They just care about one thing – their business. It is time that something is done by the city hall and the police. Hopefully this time with success.

    • Charles Baht Esquire.

      Maybe Wally World or Disney land might be your prized holiday destination where the girls won’t touch or molest you .

    • Fantasy

      Well no need to go there then simple! if you don’t like the ways things are done stay in your own awesome country!

    • Rok Tur!

      Those are guys grabbing you not girls lol. Maybe Pattaya can turn itself into transexual land maybe they can be happy with that reputation . Got to love the military turning the place into a boring lame much worse serious place to live instead of fun in the sun . Military leader that was not elected this is no fun please stop your ruining happiness.

    • pompeypaul

      If you dislike the sex industry so much what the hell are you doing in Pattaya? I suggest you buy a retirement home in Bournemouth or Eastbourne

      • Big Brother Almighty!!

        Pattaya needs to be more modern sex is not what Thailand is about.
        Pattaya is knew for being the sex capital of the world maybe someone that’s willing to change it. Thailand has many more than just sex. it has a beauty with in it.
        Thailand has a rich religions culture the people kind and caring. if someone just help bring them into the 21st century make it more modern. better wages. belter education opportunities and healthcare for the poor. it would be any need for sex trade.

        • dublin86

          I agree with all of that, but there is too much money at the top, they don’t want equality they want to keep the poor where they are.

          • Three Lions

            Same as Russia at the time of the Tsar, the ruling class were happy with the status quo, keep the peasants out of the city centre poor and uneducated, then they are less of a threat!

    • Thailand is a colorful place..You can do what you please…If you don’t like the chaos…go to calm beach resort…

    • taff

      My first time in Thailand / Pattaya few years ago now, walking along beach rd and second rd in shorts and coloured vest, Thai girls and older Thai women coming up to me and touching me and rubbing my arms and shoulders because i’m hairy and saying OOO Ling, Ling, I thought great i’m in here being hairy is magic, only found out later that Ling means Monkey.

      • Three Lions

        hahaha

      • Three Lions

        Pot calling the kettle Black!

  • Three Lions

    Go Go a NO NO

    • Charles Baht Esquire.

      don’t worry you’ll always have your regular gogobars at Boyztown

  • Ken Anderson

    “I don’t know why some can stay open but some have to close like us”.
    Has that quote seriously come from a Soi 6 bar owner?? How on earth can such a person be so naive?
    If this latest crackdown continues, you can safely say there will be a marked increase of rice farmers sons and daughters harassing tourists and selling their services on the promenade during the afternoon. But I dare say this will just be another ruse to increase the collection and widen the distribution of tea money. For those that can afford to pay pretty soon it will be business as usual. For those that can not afford to pay, the future may be a little bleak.
    But never mind, every cloud has a silver lining, quite soon after the closure of any bars, owners will most likely have a visit from a very kind off duty policeman, offering to buy them out of their property leases. All for a knock down price of course.

    • Rok Tur!

      Thailand once erotic and free feeling happy place now just a hot stinky boring serious waste of time . When will the election happen . This really sucks I hate it

  • talk about shooting yourself in the foot..

    Why is Thailand obsessed with following Corporate Media of the west, who are ought to ruin whatever is good in Thailand by sanitizing it.

    The west is completely dead and Not colorful with more insane laws, high taxesand drufs…Thailand would soon be Black and white with no Colorful Vibrant City …

    • dublin86

      where do you think their drugs come from??

  • Chris

    “I don’t know why some can stay open but some have to close like us”.

    Not paying enough money to the right people is probably the answer to that one.

    “The changes would mean that rather than having to revoke licenses from bars that fail to comply with licensing laws, offending bars would simply not be allowed to renew existing licenses and therefore be prevented from trading legally”
    No doubt enabling them to be bought up cheap by ‘the right people’
    If you want to clean up Pattaya start with clearing out the thieving scumbag ladyboys from beach road, followed by rounding up all the feral youths and other petty criminals. People have a choice about going into bars they do not have a choice about walking down the road.

  • Bahtbus

    There isn’t enough Baht in Thailand to convert Pattaya into a family destination. The Sea is a toilet not fit to set foot in, the traffic is horrendously dangerous on Beach Road and Second Street, the police are non-existent, you can’t cross the street for fear of being struck my a drunk on a motorbike. This is just a shakedown by the ruling military. Call it what it is.

    • Lasse3

      Naklua beach is not bad, but I agree with the traffic and the lacking of sidewalks. On Phuket there is even fewer sidewalks (pavements).

  • private pile

    This whole situation is a waste of time ink and breath… real crime to humanity keeping soi 6 locked down until.6pm that means soi 6 and 1/2 guna be very very busy now

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  • pompeypaul

    It sees to me that the authorities are doing everything they can to destroy the tourist industry in Pattaya. There are plenty of places in Thailand where you can go for culture, scenery and beaches but Pattaya aint one of them and never will be

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