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Pattaya Go-Go clubs and bars targeted in new crackdown

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Pattaya Go-Go clubs and bars targeted in new crackdown

 

 

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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.

 

 
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they will lose so many tourists the place will be like a ghost town and all the locals who rely on them for some kind of income may turn to crime which inturn will further decrease the number of tourists .

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So in the end....30K--50K girls lose work.....not too many girls, definitely not too many men.....but the families will love it!

Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia get ready!

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there goes my afternoon delight.

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Thank you general….soi 6 is just grossly overpriced….used to be 700b all in for an onsite indulgence…..now the standard is 1000…..and even 1500.

 

hope this lowers prices back to normal levels.

 

 

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I would say the ones that are still open sell food and are therefore restaurants that sell drinks and not bars, expect a few hastily printed menus and a microwave.

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How about all the Thai oriented Karaoke bars and hostess establishments?  

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I can understand it, but I don't understand it. Pattaya was and is and could continue to be a huge money maker for everybody.  Just call a spade a spade and let things be like they were in oh I would say 2004 or 2005.  Soi 6 was a fine place for a quiet break from the afternoon heat, as was the welcom inn a few sois over.  Why in the world are they making the place so less friendly for so many people that would go there?

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26 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

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

 

Some of those might be licensed as museums, based on the average age of their "girls".

 

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24 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

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

:blink:Reads like the guy is a newbe from Switzerland who has no clue how the business works in LOS.:cheesy:

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38 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

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

A word of advice.........Pop down to Makro......go to the staionary / office aisle........there you will find large packs of envelopes, colour..... brown.........buy a pack.......take them back to the bar........I leave the rest to your imagination, but if you get stuck I am sure there will be lots of people to advise you of the next move......:wink:

Also, you can check on who owns the bars that are allowed to open all day.........:smile:

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11 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

:blink:Reads like the guy is a newbe from Switzerland who has no clue how the business works in LOS.:cheesy:

Oh, I think he well understands why some bars stay open, but it's not something you're going to say out loud now is it. Just pointing out the dichotomy is probably the most he thinks he can get away with.

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34 minutes ago, keith101 said:

they will lose so many tourists the place will be like a ghost town and all the locals who rely on them for some kind of income may turn to crime which inturn will further decrease the number of tourists .

It's not far off being a ghost town already. The big question here is how are they going to regulate it and what will those regulations allow or not allow.

Having everything licensed is fine, but it defeats the object if you go too far and kill the place.

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Geez ........ I hope the daytime gentlemens clubs don't get targeted ,they too offer all the same services.  How can they expect the tourist dollar will increase??? Alls that will happen is these bars will go broke by not being able to meet their rents and leases ,what will they be replaced with ????? takeaway food ? t shirts shops? computer shops ? Bit discrimatory to target only soi 6 , least the place was sectionzed to that activity .  So what soi 7 next then the boys town gay area. Gotta luv these numbwits for upstairs for thinking . Theres huge aeroplane hanger style sheds behind big C in Naclua which conduct live on stage sex shows to the japanese and chinese tourists  who arrive in busloads....every night !!!!!! 2000b a viewing one would think that sort of thing would be more damaging to Thailands image than people having few drinks following a rubdown or some thai girl girating her hips on stage. If  anything the place is becoming more unwelcoming by the day ,.as if I woud let my kids play in the run down playgrounds that have much broken equipment and glass in the grass, swim in the highly polluted sea which the mayor openly acknowledges has more than 24000 cubic meters of effluent and waste pumped into it each month !!!! and lets go drive on the absolute lawless roads ?????lets better not even go there!!

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