Buy now from the ‘most credible and reassuring person to make Thailand his home’.
Drew Noyes and Wanrapa Boonsu, the American-Thai couple convicted of extortion and jailed for two years in Pattaya, have put up their ‘nest egg’ businesses for sale while they await the result of their appeal due to be heard next month.
|Picture with ad FOR the ‘Gentle’s Man club sale. The club has not opened.
This is could be a generic picture from a Single Mums and Dads dating site
First up is the Athena Gentle’s Man Club (yes, that’s how Wanrapa spelt it) in Jomtien which never actually opened and which was allegedly financed with cash from a school friend of Noyes’ at Jefferson High School in Tennessee.
This club was done out with plastic Grecian statues, but like another club Noyes planned in Pattayaland, it also never opened.
He managed to get rid of that one by leasing to Russians but the Russian market has collapsed in the resort city.
The second is a series of condos in Keha Condominium, Pattaya, which Noyes acquired from the National Housing Authority, taking advantage of almost interest free loans, and began hawking to friends at the Pattaya City Expat Clubs at extortionate prices.
|Noyes and Wanrapa selling up
This was the beginning of Noyes’ demise at the club and he never became an elected club president as he planned. His Pattaya Optimists Club also bombed I guess because it must have been difficult to look on the bright side when the founder members included four boiler rooms guys, a pornographer, and a now convicted child molester.
|Condo: No swimming pool or tennis courts and you’ll wish there was no night market at your front door
Gentleman’s Club – never was. Fixtures include numerous tacky Greek statues – see below
The (TBA) Thai Business Advisors dot com – is an outfit which keeps an address at a serviced office in Zuellig House, Bangkok, and whose staff uses the email of the Thai Sunshine Business Advisors (TSBA) company run by Irishman Philip J McDade.
I do not know why the companies are separate but perhaps the TBA is used for less top notch sort of stuff, like girly bars etc. Perhaps the sun just does not shine on the TBA.
As a potential customer I contacted TBA’s appointed representative in Pattaya Eric Meadows to ask what the legal status was of these properties. He emailed back asking me to sign a confidentiality agreement – which I declined to do.
I replied pointing out my concerns on the ownership of the chanotes at Keha Condo, above Drew and Wanrapa’s rather dormant ‘One Stop Service Center’ as Noyes had sold but was still hanging on to a buyer’s chanote.
|How Wanrapa (Kung) advertised Keha condo -four years ago
I also pointed out an error in the advert as the Keha Condo did not have a swimming pool. There is one behind but everybody has to pay to get into that. Keha is a bit ‘Thamesmead’ in the sun.
Eric is described on the TBA website as follows:
Eric has owned and run his own businesses in the UK and Thailand for many years.
He joined TSBA as an Associate Broker in January 2015 and is building on his experience and expertise in the Pattaya area. He has already been successful in bringing in new Business Listings and sales to the company.
When I contacted Philip McDade he replied:
“Eric Meadows working in Pattaya as a TSBA Associate Broker works under his own limited company and is authorized to use the TSBA Brand Including logos and has also the right to use our new lead generating and listing site for TSBA which is called TBA (www.thaibusinessadvisors.com)”
I knew an Eric Meadows in Bangkok. He was known as ‘Johnny the Car’ and used to the run the Hollywood Bars in Nana Plaza. His Thai wife went into competition with, er, ‘Pretty Lady’.
I can recommend this Eric as a businessman. He has a wealthy of experience in selling bars – many times.
I’d hang on to those properties Eric and grab the chanotes. If these guys go to jail the prices will go through the floor.
|Johhny the Car – Eric Frank Meadows – in the days of a 40 baht beer in Nana Plaza – outside the Hollywood Royale bar.
the guy sitting at the outside bar behind him was wanted in the UK. Spot Eric’s security
Drew Noyes meanwhile is still busy Facebooking and Twittering from Jefferson City, Tennessee (Pop 8000) in America’s boondocks which is severely short of go-go bars and places like the Buffalo Bar in Pattaya.
He has ditched Nam his girl from the Buffalo Bar, whom he had convicted for his libel and has promised Wanrapa and the three kids he left behind that they will be joining him soon.
This leaves a bit of a gap at the Lions Club 310D Silom who have lost their President and Secretary.
Recovering six out of nine children in Thailand will be quite an accomplishment.His eldest daughter has decided against the move.
He has been posting reams of love and devotion for the Thai Royal family, boasting of his latest decoration, perhaps hoping for a suspended sentence or even an acquittal if he returns.
|Naam: ‘I thought this was mine!’