A raid on a prostitution establishment in Pattaya on Monday has lead to the removal of a Pattaya police chief and four senior officers in the force. The discovery of 18 sex workers, including an underage Thai girl, in a raid conducted by police specialists has also led to a case being prepared against two foreign owners thought to be a Taiwanese man and his Chinese partner. The raid is matter of particular controversy coming weeks after a walkabout by senior Thai officials including police, on Soi 6 or Walking Street, which declared the area a prostitution free zone.
There are many laws in Thailand that may seem strange to foreigners, but are important for us to uphold. Thailand is known for its harsh sentences, and still has the death penalty, therefore it is important to know at least a few laws to ensure your stay in Thailand does not turn into a life-changing nightmare. It is very important for tourists to know that it is a criminal offence to defile any image of the Thai Royal Family, which includes defacing Thai money or even stepping on Baht; you could end up being arrested, fined, or even sent to prison for any such acts.
Estimates — none of which can be verified — range up to 2. Pray for: a The girls involved and the much smaller numbers of men. They are often sold into the sex trade by family members needing money or fewer mouths to feed.
Prostitutes, bar girls, bars, massage places where the ladies wear costumes and assume you want the full menue, and many, many tourists, mostly men. I don't really care what other people choose to do as long as it doesn't affect me and mine, but I would not choose to return to a place so obviously focused on the sex trade. It was painful to see so many young women who were in these businesses because they needed to make a living where choices for women are limited.
Updated May 15, In Pattaya's Arab quarter, off the Thai sex capital's famous Walking Street, a Kuwaiti man climbed down from the bar where he had been dancing for 10 minutes and rejoined his friends at their table. They were drinking Chivas Regal by the bottle and each was accompanied by a Thai "date".
No one would connect the boys to the older, white men - and a pair of Chinese somethings - seated under a tree, or to the young man with the mobile phone leaning on a parked motorbike. The boys, aged from 14 to 24, walk in pairs for greater safety, making eye contact with the men, who then communicate their choices to the man with the mobile phone. Once the deal is done, the boys move to a side alley to wait for their clients.
The resort is renowned for its sex tourism with more than a million men flocking to its red light district each year. Bachelors have made shocking confessions from Pattaya — revealing exactly why it's become the country's city of sin. Businesses use a well-worn loophole to avoid prosecution, hiring sex workers inside the bars merely to entertain and talk to patrons.
The officials inspected various businesses that showed signs of being a location where illegal activities could be carried through, such as prostitution, hiring illegal immigrants, registration information, and more. The goal of the inspection is to make sure that there are no illegal activities being carried on by business owners in the area and to protect the safety of both local and foreign tourists. The Pattaya Walking Street is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in Thailand. It is a long street lined with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and other businesses aimed towards providing tourists with a good time during their holidays.
Jump to navigation. In a large, brightly lit classroom at the Fountain of Life Women's Center in Pattaya, about 20 young women curl and style hair under an instructor's direction. Down the hall, about a dozen women practice techniques and pressure points in Thai massage.