What ATB wrote is accurate. Most stories that circulate are either rumour, fiction without validity or conjecture without a factual basis. Truth, last month's shooting (singular) outside of Speed was substantiated...same as any homicide that takes place on the streets of many a city worldwide with either a gun, a knife, a car or a cricket bat...or by a Policeman shooting a perceived threat outside a convenience shoppe. Of course this is nothing close to the 50 killed in June inside an Orlando nightclub , America. [I was in Speed several years ago when someone (singular) was shot inside Speed...not the same as the 130 killed in November at a music hall in Paris, France.] Farang on farang alcohol-fueled bashing substantiated... same as Euro Cup. (Good thing nobody had a firearm.) Farangs complaining about the cuisine in karaoke bars...excuse me, sir - you have to PAY for what , exactly? Girls to take-away for pay (same as McDonalds four-star Michelin rating)...not up to your higher standard of exactly what ? Are ya payin' 'em to for their ability to speak with a Geordie accent...or to suck your drunken dick ? Oh yeah, the girls in Patts are of such high caliber...fookin' A. Bitch and moan yet 'older' expats continue to hook up with a Thai lady, make babies and raise children here...exactly WTF. Let's get real boyz as to exactly why you are living in Thailand...the real reason (not the fallacy expats keep telling themselves). Now truthfully tell yourself ('fess up') why you wound up here...in Isaan exactly. (Don't tell me the road map was incorrect or the taxi didn't understand your brogue.) As previously stated by members on another thread regarding Soi Cola / Surin nightlife - 'we don't go out after dark.' [Note: One day I'll probably be the same.] >>>This post definitely should not be under FU Hotel banner.