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Things to do if you are living in Pattaya city or surrounding areas many people think Pattaya is still all about the beer bar scene, and years ago this was true with Pattaya city having a reputation for late night partying and staying in bed the following day,

Well over the years things have changed and in my opinion for the better as now you may still party in the many entertainment complexes such as walking street and the many beer bars on the Pattaya beach road till late in to the night,


As a Expat living  and working in the real estate industry in Thailand for over 20 years I have noticed some magnificent changes especially in the areas I have had the pleasure to live and work such as Pattaya Phuket and Koh Samui and a short time in the capitol City Bangkok.

The big difference now in the resort area of Pattaya is that it  has cleaned its act up, now there is multitude of things to do in Pattaya with some of the branded names now here such as The Marriot hotel, The Sheraton,  Hard  rock hotel and recently opened the world famous Hooters bar and restaurant on Pattaya beach road,


Take a stroll down the three kilometer Pattaya beach road and take in the breath taking beach and island views, don’t forget to taste some of the famed Thai Street food that you will find along the beach road, Sea Food, Som Tom, Tom yum gung, fried fish and Shellfish, there is some truly amazing food to be purchased from the Thai street vendors along the Pattaya beach road.

Experience some international standard shopping malls that Pattaya city has to offer such as Royal Garden Plaza with the famous Riplies believe it or not on the Top floor very good day out with the family,

A little further along beach road you find Central Festival one of the largest beach front shopping malls in south East Asia with the Food court on the ground floor, then on the upper floors there are numerous restaurant’s with fine dining from all corners of the world, 

You will find entertainment in Pattaya city for the entire family Cinema complex, Bowling, Legends pool hall with international standard tables, Magic Shows, AlCazar Cabaret show, Tiffanys  Lady boy show,  All different types of water sports,  Day trips to the many island s of the coastline of Pattaya Tiger zoos, rafting, adventure sports, water parks the list is endless you will never be bored with the amazing Pattaya city.

The cultural side of This great country is also very pleasant with the varied temples that are on offer to view Wat (Temple) Chai in South Pattaya is a way of seeing the Buddhist faith in the real form and not something made up for the tourist,


Note if you are visiting the Temples respect the ethics and dress code it is frowned upon for ladies not to have their shoulders covered and wearing reveling cloths is a complete Taboo, Please do not listen to the people who say once you have seen one temple you have seen them all, this is nonsense I have been luck enough to visit many temples and they are all very different in so many aspects.

Accommodation in Pattaya has a wide choice if you are looking for luxury hotels they are here including Private Ocean’s edge villas for rent, Some of the top branded hotels are here,


For the people who do not require the five star life style there are plenty of budget hotels around town Back packers hostels are still available or rooms in guest houses are very good value for money.

The new trend seems to be for people to go self-catering either renting private houses pool villas or condominiums obviously renting direct can save you money to enjoy the Pattaya lifestyle to the best of your ability, Real Estate Specialists Thailand Co,. Ltd has a large selection of properties for rent covering the entire spectrum of the Pattaya rental market, private pool villas, Pattaya houses for rent and many Pattaya condominium for rent if you require any assistance or any advice feel free to contact   our Support team


If Pattaya gets a bit to hectic for you than five to ten minutes’ drive South of Pattaya you will find the Jomtien beach area with a coastlineof six kilometers longJomtien beach    


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Jomtien beach

Jomtien beach Thailand






Established Condominiums with unobstructed Ocean views for sale located on Jomtien beach this one is Metro Jomtien 42 story high rise building at the Southern tip of Jomtien beach.



As all good Thailand beach guides will tell you Jomtien has a 6 kilometer long straight stretch of a sandy coast line with much improved sidewalks for the pleasant early morning or sunset walks from your condominium or house, Jomtien beach is much quieter area than the local rowdy neighbor J to the north of Pattaya beach and the nightlife of walking street.

Saying that Jomtien beach still has plenty to offer with the clean beach and some of the finest international standard restaurant’s, as most expats and people who have had the pleasure of visiting Jomtien beach will tell you it is a must to try the exotic street food that Thailand is renowned for inexpensive and extremely tasty, Thai soups such as Tom Yum Gung, Barbecue fish, crab and prawns Thai salads all enjoyed at the side of the beach road or lazing on the ample deck chairs on Jomtien beach.


R.E.S.T Plenty of nightlife to take in with Soi (road) 3,4,5, and 6 offering many bear bars with cafes, bistros Pizza, even a restaurant Beerfest  that brews its own beer on site, also many open air beer bars in the Rompho market beer bar,

The Jomtien complex is the gay friendly area Located of Thappyaya road with many restaurant’s Bars cafes & Bistros, there is also a very relaxed and entertaining  cabaret show called The Venue which also caters to the straight people who wish to visit in fact the entire complex is very friendly to all,

You do not have to be gay to enjoy the glitz and glam of the gay scene, Dongtan beach at the start of Jomtien beach is also known as the gay friendly beach with gay friendly bars and cafes.

There is a wide range of accommodation to be found along Jomtien beach, Back packers hostels, bed and breakfast guest houses, Clean affordable rooms can be found  for as little as 500 thb for two people per night,

For the people who require that extra bit of luxury on holiday then there are ample luxury hotels to choose from, The Rabbit resort, Birds & the bees resort, The Jomtien Palm beach resort, Sugar hut, my particular favorite D Varee with the Sky lounge.

There are also ample villas and houses or private condominiums for rental, looking for a luxury villa for short term or long term rentals look no further that View Tallay Villas, Jomtien Park Villas, and the ultra-modern Palm Oasis offering villas with roof top gardens and roof top Jacuzzis.

Many people myself included come here for a holiday and end up staying (I came for a holiday 21 years ago still here todayJ ) with the cost of renting property here condominiums houses or even pool villas being so affordable it is a big temptation, even the cost of buying a house or beach front condominium is inexpressive compared to other holiday destination on the beach.

If you would like any further information regarding Jomtien Pattaya or the surrounding areas feel free to contact R.E.S.T Information on holidays, property, legal advice, what to do just about anything it is our pleasure to help.

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Things to do in Pattaya and the surrounding areas

We have generated this section to give a rundown on things to do in Pattaya and the surrounding districts, The amazing temples which are abundant, dont listen to the old comment when you have seen one temple you have seen them all NOT TRUE take the Sanctuary of truth to the famous Big Buddha on Pratamnak hill they could not be more different, 

The truly special dinning experience some of the finest restaurants of international standards to the street food that Thailand is famous for which is a must to try, 

In future articles we will start to cover all the the attractions Pattaya has to offer, beaches, nightlife, water parks, shopping, water sports, crocodile farms, elephant sanctuaries even covering some of the Real Estate properties that are available in Pattaya Thailand and some times areas beyond.

If you have any questions you require answering please revert to our Q&A Section on our front page if the answer is not there please ask we will find the answer for you  stock photo 15154862 white sand beach paradise koh lipe 1 


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Thailand Pattaya and Provinces

Tabien Bahn

The house registration or Tabien Bahn More commonly known as the blue book is official document that is issued at the local municipality or district office to Thai Nationals and None Thai Nationals (Foreigner’s / Farang ), owning a residential property here in Thailand (The Land of SmilesJ)  as proof of a person’s permanent legal Address, and voting district for Thai Nationals.

(Q) Does the Tabien Bahn confirm property ownership?

(A) No the Tabien Bahn may or may not have the real name of the official owner of the House or condominium, This document only verifies the house number and details of the persons residing in the specific house or condominium and is not valid for proof of Real estate ownership. Ownership of the house or condominium is verified by the land title deed.

(Q) May the Tabien Bahn be used for mortgage collateral?

(A) No Tabien Bahn may only be used as proof of address only title deeds may be used for collateral.

(Q)  How do I change from one Tabien Bahn to register another?

(A) Easiest way to change your Tabien Bahn is to have both changed at the district office which has jurisdiction over the new house or condominium you are moving in to, with the age of technology upon us this can now be done with-in a day as all district offices have on line facilities.

(Q) What is the difference between the house registration book for a condominium and registration book for a house?

(A) The house registration book is the same for a condominium as it is for a house, the application procedure is also the same, the one difference is that it is stated if house or condominium.

(Q) Are the rules and regulations the same all over Thailand?

(A) Yes all provinces and cities have the same Tabien Bahn, Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Jomtien, Chang Mai, Rayong, Bangasray ETC

(Q) May a minor be registered on the Tabien Bahn?

(A)  YES A minor may be registered on the Tabien Bahn so long as a Thai Partner or Thai guardian is registered with the minor.

(Q) May a person own more than one property in Thailand?

(A) Yes A person may own more than one house or condominium in Thailand, but can only have their name on one Tabien Bahn which is there principle residence which they are allowed to have registered.   

(Q) Will I have any legal responsibilities’ to full fill?

(A) Yes if you are registered on the Tabien Bahn  as the owner you are required to fulfill legal obligation’s such as,  when there is a birth at the house or condominium either of the parents or the person who is on the Tabien Bahn must register the birth with-in 15 days. If there is a death in the property this has to be registered at the district office and to the local police department with-in 24 hours. When someone moves-in or moves out of the house or condominium you must inform the local district office with-in 15 days.

If you plan to demolish a house then you have to inform the district office and apply for a demolition permit, a construction permit must be processed before construction of a new house, and after construction with-in 15 days you may apply for a new house number.

(Q) ARE Tabien Bahn issued only in the official owners name?

(A) No you have the right to leave the Tabien Bahn blank or register another person’s name on the Tabien Bahn, in the future however if you decide to sell the house or condominium then you will be liable to pay 3.3% business tax if no name has been registered.

(Q) IF Tabien Bahn IS lost stolen or defaced can I apply for a new one?

(A) YES you may apply for a new Tabien Bahn report the missing Tabien Bahn to the nearest police department and receive a report, at your local district office they will issue a new Tabien Bahn for a minimal fee.

All information above is for general information only on the House and condominium Tabien Bahn and is accurate at the time of writing 09/07/2016, please check at time for updates as obviously rules and regulation’s change.

For any further information on property in the Thailand real estate market please feel free to contact us anytime Thailand house and condominium Tabien Bahn .


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pattaya and surrounding areas

As some may believe Pattaya might not be the most attractive seaside resort in Thailand, but it is probably one of the most popular. Attracting visitors from around the world from Europe to America New Zealand to Africa, the resort is lively and cosmopolitan city on the beach. The close proximity to Bangkok also makes it a popular weekend destination for those living or working in the Thai capital with an ever increasing in popularity with Thai nationals.

Pattaya certainly has its critics with some of the vibrant nightlife won’t be to everybody’s liking (but as the Pattaya property market will show times are changing with many luxury condominium projects  constructed or under construction), with a reputation in the past as the Sin City however this is all changing with a walk down walking street will prove, you will now find high class restaurant’s Music venues entertainment complexes that are not related to the tag of Sin City,

However, the many repeat visitors to Pattaya can justifiably say that the resort City of Pattaya has a great location, is easy to get around with undoubtedly the best public transport system with the Baht buss hop on hop off system with a cost of only 10 baht anywhere, These repeat visitors general end up purchasing holiday homes or residential property house or condominium.

Pattaya now also enjoys some world-class 5 Star branded hotels and facilities. The city is a melting pot of all nations and people from all parts of Thailand and worldwide. Whilst the bar scene, go-go bars and neon lights of Central and South Pattaya are prominent there is now so much more that Pattaya has to offer, with more and more entertainment venues opening with the latest being the world renowned HOOTERS NOW ON Pattaya beach.

Where to stay in Pattaya are you looking for budget or luxury, Pattaya has the full range from Back packers hostels to absolute 5 star luxury with all the leading branded hotels are now established here In Pattaya, plus the option of renting a serviced apartment or private house for rent with private swimming pool.

Central Pattaya is the main shopping district with many shopping malls such as Royal Garden, The Avenue, Central Festival, Mikes and many of the smaller market style boulevard’s, Restaurant’s from all corners of the world, don’t forget to experience the culinary delights of the Thai street food vendors.  

South Pattaya is where you will find the famous Pattaya walking street with the amazing night life from quite cozy cafes and bistros to some fantastic but loud live music with mazing light shows that would not be lost in Las Vegas, there is something here for all visitors to enjoy GOGO cabaret shows live entertainment street performers.

A gay friendly area known as Boyz town and Pattaya Land  is also found in South Pattaya with classy massage parlors general beer bars, Cabaret and so much more gay or straight you will be made to feel at home here and enjoy the ambience, Gay friendly hotels are also found in this area.

Moving along the coast you will arrive at the more family orientated Jomtien beach which is fast catching up with Pattaya city for night life beer bar complex called Rumpole many side streets such as Jomtien Soi 5 also known as Soi immigration with bars and restaurants, if you are along this road highly recommended is the long established Simple Simons restaurant for European food, soi 6 and 7 also offer beer bars and restaurant’s accommodation is also found along these Sois but be careful can be noisy,

Jomtien complex is a predominately gay friendly area but not as busy as Pattaya Boyz town again though some fine restaurants and entertainment establishments in this area, again as in the Pattaya gay scene you do not have to be gay to enjoy this area as all are made welcome and fun evenings are had by all.    

In the opposite direction you will come to Naklua Wongamat and North Pattaya
The area of Naklua and north Pattaya is very popular with German and Scandinavian visitors. There are plenty of bars and restaurants, but the entertainment isn’t as full-on as it can be in South or Central Pattaya. The further north you head into Naklua, the more it has the appeal of a more traditional Thailand town. The market and fishing boats are places where few tourists tend to go, but are well worth a visit to experience real Thai culture, Wongamat has many high class hotels and Luxury Condominiums for sale compared to the rest of the world beach front condos are still relatively inexpensive

Next topical blog from Real Estate Specialist Thailand will be what to do and see in Pattaya and local areas 

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Thinking of purchasing an investment condo of plan

There are many Investment properties available either condominiums, land & house, businesses,

Some basic principles applying in each case when buying off-plan,  looking at condominium’s as a first step we can offer a clear guide.

Off-plan investments in Thailand or anywhere in the world can offer investors the ability to buy at the base price and achieve maximum ROA (return on investment) read more for a step by step guide.

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Pattaya Jomtien Dongtan

Pattaya and the surrounding areas are places unlike any other, and will always make a lasting  impression.

Whether it's the Thai culture, the nightlife with the cabaret shows dining experiences from the twenty Baht Thai noodles on the side of the road to the most amazing Seafood restaurants that are abundant,

The climate, the bargain  prices, or the warm friendly people Thai people , there is something here that leaves visitors with a longing to return.

Thailand is the land of smiles and   gets this name from the amazing Thai people who are patriotic beyond words and Love there country,

Night life of Pattaya; lets take a quick note on what we mean by Pattaya Nightlife. Unlike most western countries, much of what makes up the daytime economy and life style here is open late into the night and early mornings. You'll find in Pattaya that shopping outlets, drinking outlets, massage parlous, sports facilities, gymnasiums, Basically the things in the western world that would close early evening here in Pattaya they spring to life. A true city that never sleeps.

Pattaya as a  city in general has developed rapidly over the last 40 to 50 years and the development is continuing at a rapid rate, once a quite fishing village has now turned into a truly great city to spend time weather on vacation or living here there is something for every one.

Pattaya has been dubbed 'Sin City' and is regarded as being the number one  choice destination for a Thailand sex vacation. Let's be absolutely clear, the 'Sin-City' name tag is well deserved, But times are changing with the area becoming more family orientated, Just take a look at the all the new international water parks that are opening up, 

Pattaya still has a  larger array of tourist focused night time venues from which to choose from more than any other destination in Thailand. Even Bangkok's main tourist focused nightlife industry pales in comparison, again though the times are changing with many nightlife activities to do that does not revolve around sex tourism, we now have a 24 hour international Go-Kart track for example.  

Whilst Pattaya nightlife is second to none, you should not assume that every other Westerner you will see on the street is here just for that. More and more families are choosing to holiday here, and there is a large and growing expat community. Pattaya caters for all sorts of visitors these days, it is not all about naughty nightlife. There are thousands of bars to choose from and everywhere is within walking distance. However, if you don't want to walk, then the public transport has to be the best and cheapest in the world, metered Taxi, Baht bus hop on hop off, plus the abundance of motorcycle taxis that will ferry you any where anytime (Bit like a Martini) on the main roads, 

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Pattaya is Changing at a formidable  rate with the infrastructure getting better by the day making day to day living as a tourist or a resident so much easier,  The new Jomtien second road which now makes quick and efficient travel between Jomtien and Pattaya and all the way to the main Highway of Sukhamvit in Na Jomtien, three lane high from South Pattaya through Jomtien and on To Na Jomtien.

Now with the news of the impending high speed rail link and the upgrade to the local domestic airport Utapo to a international standard airport the future is bright for the economy and residents of the region, 

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