Canceling a trip based of a singular random act of violence is a bit extreme. Have been down Soi 7 100's of times without Seeing anything other than hot girls and good times.
Any death is horrible, but as the reports go he plainly over reacted. If you're not willing to be groped by strangers, even those of the 3rd sex you don't belong in Pattaya to begin with.
Same as if you can't hold your drink or keep your head when you drink. In those cases best to stay in the relative safety of your home.
Didn't hear anything saying the guy overreacted other than pushing the kathoey back and throwing a "fuck you" at her.
Overreaction or not, one shouldn't die for pushing back a kathoey and throwing an insult.
I think police will catch the perp, because it's a kathoey and nobody cares about a kathoey.
I hope they catch the whole group and lock them up and lose the key.
Trash people. scum.
That murder is absolutely digusting.
Anyway, the incident leaves me a bit speechless because I know "Nice Bar 2" and some of the staff there.
But I have to say I have already witnessed several times youth gangs around soi 7, either battling each other with knives and glass bottles, especially on songkran or ganging up on farangs.
Also rumor has it that a couple of gogos on that soi are mafia owned - err... I mean mafia worse than your usual mafia - and that attracts some Thai "patrons" that are largely unwelcome elsewhere and which are virtually invisible to police officers. Don't even seem to throw a shadow.
Edited by transgirls, 20 August 2013 - 12:14 PM.