living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pattaya – Indian (See Photo) Tourist Tricked By Two Beachside Women In Pattaya

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In the early hours of Mondays, 36 year-old Mr. Karthikeyan Krishnan, Indian, went into speak with Pattaya Police in order to report that his Indian compatriot was taken onto a car by two women and two assailants, he pleaded police to help track his friend.

Mr. Krishnan told police that his friend, Mr. Khader Basha, aged 40, had a stroll at Pattaya Beach Rd. As they were walking, they were approached by two women offering sex to the two. As soon as they had agreed a price, the women had then taken them into the car. Little did they know that they were two men waiting in the car to assault and  loot them. Mr. Krishnan and Mr. Basha were plundered about 1000 USD in cash off them. A smartphone and a few credit cards were taken off them as well.

Not long after they were looted by the two men, Mr. Krishnan was dropped off, which lead to his report to Pattaya Police.

Police Investigators will now collect more evidence and will try to identify the criminals in order to HOPEFULLY find Mr. Basha.

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2013/10/07/indian-tourist-tricked-by-two-beachside-women-in-pattaya/

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Note:

Tonto was way to smart to fall for a ‘Pattaya Beach Road’ scam.

But the Lone Ranger, oh yeah!

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October 8, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thailand – Crackdown on Dangerous and Illegal Foreign Drivers

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Via: Chiang Mai – City News

It was reported in the Bangkok Post today that foreign drivers in Chiang Mai have come under scrutiny for causing accidents, and so a centre has been set-up to teach foreign drivers about local traffic laws.

The centre aims to bring the number of accidents involving foreigners down. Police, tourist police, the transport office, and immigration will all work together in keeping the centre running.

Chanchai Kilapaeng of the Chiang Mai transport office told the press that he hoped the centre would reduce traffic problems caused by tourists who were not familiar with local driving laws.  (They have driving laws here? I actually didn’t know that.)

He added that foreigners will be targeted by police for not adhearing to local traffic laws and will also be fined if they are found driving without a license.

http://www.chiangmaicitynews.com/news.php?id=2448

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“foreigners will be targeted by the police”

Wilie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, and he reported said, “That’s where the money is”.

‘Same-same, NO difference’

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October 8, 2013 Posted by | transportation | , , , , | 1 Comment