Bizarre Pattaya 2016

Anumber of breathtaking happenings in Pattaya during the year achieved notoriety well beyond the city limits. Firstly, there were (and are) the unfinished sagas. Last May it was reported that a very tall condominium building …

10-year visa questions

The Thai Cabinet has now agreed to offer a 10-year expat visa for aliens over the age of 50, but has left the all-important details to be worked out by the Interior Ministry.  The new …

Pattaya expats in shock

The 1,000 or so American expats and long-stayers on the Eastern Seaboard are speechless after the unexpected win by Donald Trump as the next US president.  Victory parties which had been organized in Bangkok and …

Falling pound panics expats

Pattaya’s 5,000 British retirees and other long-term visa holders are digesting the stark reality that the pound sterling is in virtual freefall. The currency has lost 20 percent of its value, now a 30-year low …

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