VIDEO OF THE DAY – This is why coyote dancing is popular in Thailand. These Thai dolly birds are mega sexy… Wow!
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GO-GO BAR CLOSURE CONFUSION
If you are just joining us, Thailand has recently completed a Royal cremation ceremony. This news was covered in last week’s Thailand Night Fever.
The initial announcement regarding the 3-day closure of entertainment venues last weekend caused confusion. In Pattaya, a last minute decision stated that go-go bars and other entertainment establishments only had to close on the Saturday. A Pattaya bar owner told me that some go-go bars were open on Friday and Sunday, but others were not. It must have been a last minute scramble to round up enough bar girls for last Friday night. Fortunately, the beer bars and go-go bars in Pattaya were given a reprieve. This was not the case in Bangkok. Most of the beer bars, go-go bars and other entertainment venues in Bangkok, were closed last Friday and Saturday. But, we expected that to be the case. (more…)
CELEBRATING ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN BANGKOK (PART ONE)
Today is a special Monday, because it is St. Patrick’s Day. For the uninitiated, St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide, but it is a particularly HUGE celebration in America… As I walked inside, I surveyed the scene and within a few seconds, I spotted my friend Rob. We had arranged to meet at Bully’s Pub, which is located next to the JW Marriott Hotel on Sukhumvit Road. There was a large table available, so we sat down and soaked up the relaxing atmosphere. Previously, this place was nothing more than a mere shell, but the new owner ET has done a terrific job of improving it. We can forget those early days, because Bully’s Pub is now established as one of the most popular pubs in Bangkok. And, I was about to find out why. Although it was only 6:00pm, already a crowd was starting to build. Bully’s Pub draws large crowds and even though it is a large pub, it fills up at peak trading hours. (more…)
CHALLENGING WEEK FOR DAVE THE RAVE
This passed week has been very hectic. Unfortunately, my wife’s Grandmother (Yai in Thai) passed away. She was a very sweet old lady of 84 years old (RIP Yai). My wife was told to return home quickly and at least she was able to see Yai before she passed away. I could not go to pay my respects to Yai, because I had to take care of things in Bangkok. I have been busy being both dog sitter and housekeeper! Also, I had to run Angelwitch every night because Matt was in Germany visiting his family. This week’s “Thailand Night Fever” might be a bit shorter than usual. So, if it’s short and sweet, I hope you find it an interesting read… (more…)
SMOKING BAN IN A STATE OF CONFUSION
With some bars allowing smoking and other bars not, it does make the smoking ban look like a farce. There are establishments where the so-called smoking ban has not been enforced whatsoever. Once again, go-go bars are at the centre of the controversy. In the Lumpini area (lower Sukhumvit Road), the Hotels and restaurants have been told they must enforce the smoking ban, but some bars in Nana Plaza are currently exempt. In stark contrast, further along Sukhumvit Road, the bars in Soi Cowboy have been told to comply to the new law. Down in Pattaya, a number of the go-go bar owners are allowing smoking, but they have been told to be discrete. Word from Thai sources is that the smoking ban will be enforced eventually, but currently there is a grace period. Understand that if you can! Thailand’s Ministry Of Health (rather than the police) will apparently be checking to see who is complying to the smoking ban. After May 31st, 2008 all hotels and public establishments must comply to the smoking ban, or face a 20,000 Baht fine. So far, it looks like the ban has gone up in a cloud of smoke. Meanwhile folks, it’s just another moment in the Land Of Make-Believe. (more…)