Tokyo business man just ten minutes into first trip to Pattaya - now 50,000 baht lighter

A Japanese businessman from Tokyo had some choice words for Pattaya after he was robbed of his 50,000 baht necklace before he and his wife had even got to his hotel.

The lone motorcycle snatch thief grabbed his Chinese necklace just moments after he had got off a tour bus and while he was waiting with his luggage for a taxi.

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Police phoned ahead, but the thief had disappeared. The incident happened at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 41 on Wednesday evening.



Siamchon news named the Japanese man as Mr Single Dalian, then referred to him as Mr Single in their report of the latest Pattaya snatch.

The headline on the story said he was from the land of raw fish.

Mr Single, a restaurant and private businessman in the Japanese capital, said that he was making his first trip to Thailand.

He grumbled that Pattaya had a reputation as a world renowned resort but was clearly unsafe.

Police promised to investigate. – Source: Siamchon News & ThaiVisa

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  • Another family friendly activity in Pattaya

  • smart guy

  • Welcome to Thailand ya Nip

  • What did he expect walking round with bling around his neck, yeah Pattaya has a world renowned reputation, exactly why I’d never go there!