Posts Tagged ‘Amazing Thailand’

Thailand Bans Smoking On 20 Beaches

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

PATONG BEACH PHUKET THAILAND 2017

Butt Out Or Go To Jail

Thailand has banned smoking on 20 of its popular tourist beaches. While the move seems smart, the draconian punishments are extremely harsh. Offending smokers could face one year in prison, and/or a maximum fine of 100,000 baht.

I agree in theory with a ban on smoking to preserve Thailand’s beaches, but realistically, littering of any kind should be banned.

What about the rest of the litter bugs? The endless streams of plastic cups, plastic bags, discarded food cartons, sweet wrappers, etc.

This particularly applies to the beaches in Pattaya, which have become badly polluted following decades of neglect. The Thai authorities have partly dealt with the pollution problem, but they need to address the whole issue.

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Thailand bans smoking on 20 popular tourist beaches

Thailand is to ban smoking on some of the country’s most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison for those caught lighting up, according to reports by local media.


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Welcome To Stumble Saloon!

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

WESTERN WEDNESDAY AT STUMBLE INN BAR (SOI NANA)

Well, howdie there cowboys! Stroll on down to Stumble Saloon and enjoy Western Wednesday. There is 20% off selected American items and you can save a whopping 30% with a Bangkok Fun Card.

The specials range from Budweiser to Bourbon to Burgers! Oh yeah, don’t you guys forget those wild west cowgirls. Yeeha!

Stumble Inn Bar is located next to Big Dogs Bar at the entrance to Nana Plaza.


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Bangkok’s 50 Best Breakfast Eateries

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

WHERE IS THE BEST BREAKFAST IN BANGKOK?

If you need a good Bangkok breakfast bucket list, then you are in luck. This listing is certainly not talking about a sloppy brekkie at Greasy Joe’s Mobile Cafe! Oh no, this includes some of the finest cafes and restaurants in Bangkok.

BK Magazine explores the City of Angels with meticulous detail, stating the names, locations, food on offer, prices and opening hours, at each eatery. The guys at BK Magazine have not just done the leg work for you, they have tested the food and recorded the important details. Hey, aren’t we lucky!

I think certain websites and forums focus way too much on the stereotypical “Cheap Charlie” when it comes down to prices in Thailand. There are a lot of people who don’t mind paying a fair price for a good meal. All of us mere mortals are on a one-way ticket, so we might as well enjoy the journey.

I hope you find the article useful and enjoy visiting some of the suggested venues. Please feel free to write about your favourite Bangkok breakfast eateries in the comments section below the embedded article.

BANGKOK’S 50 BEST BREAKFAST EATERIES

Bangkok’s 50 best cafes and restaurants to get breakfast

This minimal affair puts a clear focus on quality coffee. Beans come courtesy of top local roasters like Ceresia and Brave, with blends as well as single origins from Kenya and Colombia available as latte or flat white (B80), French press (B120) or hot and cold drip (B150).

Khaosan Road Clear The Sidewalks

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

TRENDY TOURIST AREA KHAOSAN ROAD BANGKOK

Street vendors operating in Khao San Road have been instructed to clear the sidewalks down this popular and trendy tourist area.

This is following a recent meeting with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). The street vendors were told to move their stalls from the sidewalk onto the road for a period of one week. The trial commences on September 12th.

The concept is proposed to satisfy everybody and BMA District Chef Wutichai Bunyasit said, “We want to return all footpaths to the people.”

Daves Raves – I think this is a sensible solution, so let’s hope it happens.

Khaosan Road After Midnight – July 2016

Khaosan Road After Midnight – Full Walk – July 2016 Sights and Sounds from a busy night on the streets around Khaosan road. Filmed in July 2016. Notes: At 3:15 you can see Susie Wong beers and buns. Unbelievably, this was Bangkok’s number one place for food out of over 9000 on Tripadvisor in July 2016.

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Amazing Thailand Street Food Vendors

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Street Eat Beat!

It is important what you believe these days, especially with the increasing amount of inaccurate reports and fake news in the various forms of media. It is so often the biggest media companies who are  the worst offenders.

Fairly recently it was reported that all Bangkok street food vendors were to be removed, but this did not happen. Sukhumvit Road street vendors remain out in force and I was out taking some photos this week to show you.

The string of street food vendor photos below are from Soi Nana…

THIS BARBECUE LADY IS POPULAR ON SOI NANA

IF THE FOLKS WILL EAT IT THE THAIS WILL COOK IT

DELICIOUS FRESH STREET FOOD AT LOW PRICES (BANGKOK 2017)

THAI STYLE CLAY POT CHARCOAL GRILLS ARE VERY PRACTICAL

AN INIMITABLE THAI STREET SCENARIO ON SOI NANA 2017


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Thai Ladyboys Take Off – Come Fly With He/She!

Saturday, December 17th, 2011


Amazing Thailand never ceases to amaze and bewilder us, with its extreme eccentricities. (more…)

Celebrating Songkran – Thai New Year

Monday, April 14th, 2008

AFTER DARK ASIA MAGAZINESawatdee Pee Mai Kap!  Or in English, Happy Thai New Year!  For those of you who are in Thailand, I sincerely hope that you are having a happy and a safe Songkran.  I say “safe” because every year hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries are reported.  WATER WARFARE WARNING – Ensure that you are extra careful on the roads during the Songkran water festival.  Most of Thailand celebrate Songkran from April 13th – 15th, but in Pattaya it started yesterday and it will continue until next weekend.  I thought that I had better post this as a reminder.  So guys, be aware that the Pattaya “water war” will last until April 20th.  This year a lot of bargirls have gone home, leaving most go-go bars with fewer go-go dancers.  Even though it is Thai New Year, the closing times in Bangkok remain between 1:00am and 2:00am.  Down in Pattaya most of the go-go bars, pubs and clubs are closing late again.  Good news for the Pattaya party animals.  Party on!  The Thai authorities announced that LARGE water cannons would be outlawed.  However, although the supermarkets listened, there are plenty of big water guns for sale on the street.  You can put that down to the idiosyncrasy of “Amazing Thailand” I guess. I dared to venture out onto the streets of Bangkok this afternoon.  And, as per usual, it’s wild ‘n’ crazy out there folks!  When that ice water hits you and you get cologne powder in your eyes; now that’s a killer!

ANGELWITCH GO-GO BARS

ANGELWITCH GO-GO BAR WILL BE CLOSED ON APRIL 15th

To show respect to the staff in Angelwitch Go-Go Bar, the management have decided to close Angelwitch on April 15th.  It will just be for the one night to allow the Thai staff to enjoy Songkran.  Please note that Angelwitch in Nana Plaza will be closed tomorrow, but Angelwitch in Pattaya will be open.    

THAI SONGKRAN HISTORY AND TRADITION

BUDDHIST TEMPLES BANGKOKThe traditional Songkran water festival is a very elegant ceremony, which originated from ancient Siam.  The official Thai New Year is celebrated from April 13th – 15th.  Orchid flowers were placed into silver bowls containing special scented water.  Younger members of Thai families would gently sprinkle the Songkran water over their elder relative’s hands.  This special water was also gently poured onto the shoulder of an elder.  Your own body had to be thoroughly cleaned, along with your house.  You could call it “religious spring cleaning.”  Songkran in Thailand is not just a tradition of external cleansing, but also personal cleansing of the mind and spirit.  Buddha images are thoroughly washed and sprinkled with special scented water.  Flower garlands are hung around the necks of the Buddha images.  This is then followed by respectful prayers.  Throughout Thailand’s multitude of “wats” (Thai temples), you can here the humming tones of Thai people reciting Pali.  (Pali is the ancient scripture of Theravada Buddhism).

AFTER DARK ASIA MAGAZINE VOLUME 6

I have been informed that the newest edition of After Dark Asia magazine will be on sale just after Songkran.  Look out for After Dark Asia volume 6 on the newsstands throughout Bangkok and Pattaya.  After Dark Asia has established itself as Thailand’s top go-go girly magazine.  The photography is excellent.  A copy of After Dark Asia will set you back 150 Baht.  Check out the HOT go-go girls!

 

 

Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

SOI COWBOY – WALK ON THE WILD WEST SIDE (PART 2)

SOI COWBOY - BANGKOK - THAILAND 008After a few minutes of deliberation, the first go-go bar that we visited was Shark Go-Go Bar.  For such a good go-go bar, Shark was quiet, and this was a Friday night.  One positive thing about Shark Bar is that the drink prices are very reasonable.  Most of the regular house beers are 125 Baht, which is very good by today’s prices.  Shark Bar never feature any shows, but some guys might argue that the dancing dolls on stage is a show in itself.  I think that Shark has a high level of attractive go-go dancers, but this does come at some price.  Most of the dolly birds know that they are HOT and they will play on this.  The hot babes here will not always approach guys (especially strangers) and therefore, they can appear standoffish.  Furthermore, effort on your part is necessary if you want to meet and get to know the go-go dancers. (more…)

Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

THE SMOKING BAN DEBATE CONTINUES

AFTER DARK ASIA MAGAZINE VOLUME 5I have to say that I am a bit surprised at how much of a debate the smoking ban has become.  This seems to be a very important issue to some Westerners, while other people feel there are bigger problems to deal with.  Down in Soi Cowboy, the smoking ban has been enforced in every bar.  Smokers can be seen having a cigarette outside the bars in Soi Cowboy.  Some smokers are openly displaying their disdain for the new law.  Meanwhile, non-smokers are arguing that it is high time that smoking is banned in all bars right across Thailand.  Non-smokers are clearly saying butt out!  On the other hand, there are smokers who feel hard done by after all these years.

In Nana Plaza, the authorities have not enforced the smoking ban.  Non-smokers should be aware of this fact.  However, in Angelwitch Go-Go Bar they have banned the Thai staff from smoking inside the bar.  This is something of a compromise to the situation.  Customers are allowed to smoke in all of the four Rainbow Bars.  Therefore, rival go-go bars do not want to lose customers to them.  The smoking ban has to be a rule for all if it is going to work. (more…)