living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pattaya – Monk gets drunk over lottery loss in-front of Temple


A 55 year old Monk was found drinking whisky in front of a South Pattaya Temple on Wednesday morning and it is reported he was drinking to forget a substantial loss of money invested in lottery tickets.

Police and Municipal Officers were called to the front of the Tamsamakee Temple in South Pattaya just after 8am on Wednesday and were confronted by the Monk who appeared heavily intoxicated. Local residents saw the Monk had been earlier handed a bottle of Whisky.

The Monk’s registration papers were checked and appeared to be in-order. He told Police that he had come to Pattaya to make a new ID Card so he could register for welfare payments and claimed to have lost a staggering 500,000 Baht ($15,583 US) in, what is believed to be, an unlicensed lottery.

The Monks drunken state is in contravention of regulations pertaining to the conduct of a Buddhist Monk and he was taken to the Chaimongkol Temple nearby, where he was ordered to disrobe and leave the Monkhood with immediate effect.



So, IF you see a naked, drunk, bald-headed guy, it might be the monk.

So, IF you see a naked, VERY DRUNK, bald-headed guy, it’s probably a Russian tourist.

Either way, jus’ walk away, as fast as you can!


November 16, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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