The muscle-bound and tattooed former Australian loan shark and nightclub owner says his life is "there for all see" and he is not ashamed of it. Credit: Jack Picone. There's no one in my life who can say I am an embarrassment to them," he said. Pattaya's Walking Street. But Mr Ward's philandering ways and those of thousands of other foreign men like him are set to come under scrutiny as Thailand's military rulers embark on a morality drive to transform the country's image from being a sex-trade destination to one offering culture and natural resources.
Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul has announced a one-year plan to reform the tourism industry that accounts for 10 per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product. I would love to see more world water sports and other events in the city, as well as it being home for athletes' training during low seasons," she said.
Oct 04, Ward then walked to the back of the facility and began barking and growling at one of the police dogs. Ward then began yelling that he was an undercover police officer and attempted to .
Under the plan, tourists would be enticed away from Thailand's popular destinations of Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Phuket and Hua Hin, all of which have thriving sex industries, to other provinces.
But year-old Mr Ward, who hasFacebook followers on two sites, scoffs at the idea of scrubbing up Pattaya's reputation. Who is going to sit on the beach all day and swim in that? A huge sign that reads "Good Guys Go to Heaven.
Bad Guys Go to Pattaya" hangs above a bar in the city's famous Walking Street, which becomes packed with tourists after dark as neon casts a pale glow over the thickly made-up faces of female and male sex workers who sit at bars waiting for customers.
Attempts to rebrand Pattaya, which attracted more than nine million visitors last year, into a more family-friendly destination with higher-spending tourists have been under way for years.
Apr 29, KANCHANABURI: The naked body of an unidentified man, tattooed and heavily built, was found floating in the Kwai Yai River near a floating restaurant in Muang district on Sunday, police said. Mar 27, Tim Ward, dubbed 'Sharky' for his time as a loan shark, moved to Thailand, after finding himself in the crosshairs of the Australian police but still owns a luxury home in Surfer's Paradise. Oct 24, Tattooed 'entrepreneur' scoffs at Thai crackdown on sex tourism Tim "Sharky" Ward boasts he pays to so bad for a pimp," he wrote next to a photograph of a near-naked Author: Lindsay Murdoch.
South-east Asia's largest water theme park has opened 15 kilometres south of the city, a waterfront Hard Rock Hotel is popular with family groups as is a "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" museum, among other family attractions. There has been talk of a monorail to relieve traffic-clogged streets and the waterfront his been spruced up with a boardwalk and palm trees.
Regional deputy police commander Suppatee Boonkrong admitted last month that Pattaya has a thriving sex industry but asked "show me anywhere in the world without a dark side and I will be amazed".
He said the city is no longer a paedophile's paradise as it was a few years ago, black water no longer comes up from the sea and "I can count the number of rats I've encountered in the city on one hand".
Colonel Suppatee told the Bangkok Post he wants to "change the image of Pattaya from being sin city to a friendly town that everyone can enjoy", adding the first targets in a police crackdown are transgender street sex workers.
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