Pattaya: Thailand’s City of Wonder and Indulgence – By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga

“Welcome to Pattaya, worldly famous for the three Ss: sun, sand, and sex,” enthused our cheery tour guide, Jitty, as we approached the bustling seaside city. Having slept through the whole two-hour drive from Bangkok to Pattaya, we could hardly make out the rest of his introductory speech. Apart from the three Ss, of course, which sounded a tad bit scandalous – especially for first time visitors like us. And as our van skidded through Pattaya’s beachside streets shaded by a string of palm trees, I almost asked Jitty to add ‘sights’ in his three Ss spiel.