Thai New Year – Another year has passed and traditional Thai New Year is on the doorstep. Thai New Year is full of ‘ings’ – dancing, singing, drinking, partying and water throwing! (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Stickman’
Billboard Go-Go Bar located on the top level in Nana Plaza, celebrates its 1st Anniversary Party this Thursday, March 1st. Regular visitors to Nana Plaza will know that Billboard has risen rapidly in popularity, drawing large crowds on a nightly basis. Billboard’s bubble bath babes are an attraction, which compliments the exotic erotic shows on the carousel. (more…)
Stickman Special – Bangkok Flooding Updates With Photos
Popular Bangkok columnist Stickman has regular Bangkok Flooding Updates. This report gives up-to-date information with photos from the ground. It will answer your questions and you can see for yourself through Stickman’s eyes!
Don’t believe the hype from the media machines. Seeing is believing!
Stickman Special – A very quiet but high and dry Soi Cowboy in downtown Bangkok. Photo copyright and courtesy of www.StickmanBangkok.com
Popular Thailand nightlife columnist Stickman, has recently published a great piece on the on the difference between Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy (see here for the full article). As readers will know I have been around Nana Plaza for over 12 years and therefore, I am somewhat biased towards that area.
It appears Tenderloins the long established great steak restaurant on Soi 33 will be moving from its current location and taking over the Music Station. The manager told me they expect to move in the next month or so as soon as they have fitted out the new place. We look forward to enjoying their infamous Aussie steaks at the new location.
This week the popular online Thailand columnist Stickman is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of ‘Stickman Weekly.’ Read religiously by an army of followers every Sunday (including myself), the enigmatic Stickman has achieved a remarkable milestone.
BANGKOK BURNING – THE AFTERMATH
I recall the ancient Chinese curse, ‘May you live in interesting times.’ Well, it has certainly been interesting times, if not downright frightening times in parts of Bangkok recently. (more…)
BANGKOK CURFEW UPDATE 26/05/2010 – All the bars were open in Soi Cowboy last night. In Nana Plaza the go-go bars were open except for the Crown Groups bars. Down in Patpong Soi 2 Bar Bar are open from 2:00pm until 10:00pm for the duration of the curfew. Considering the early hours and the heavy rain, there is quite a good number of bar girls turning up for work. The curfew starts at midnight and ends at 4:00am on Saturday, May 29th.
WARNING! The curfew is serious and starts at midnight until 4:00am. Be aware that a lot of taxi drivers are refusing to take customers from 11:00pm onwards. This especially applies if your destination is some distance. Some notorious taxi drivers are demanding extortionate amounts of money. Therefore, do not leave it too late before you make the journey back to your room. Stickman had to zoom off on a motorbike taxi, because no metered taxi wanted to take him last night. (more…)
BANGKOK BATTLEFIELD – Violence continues for a third consecutive day in Bangkok’s commercial district Silom, as Thai troops battle with the ‘red shirts’ mob. The number of those killed and injured rises to at least 17 dead and over 150 injured. In parts of Bangkok, which is normally a hustling, bustling capital, there is an eerie silence. In stark contrast, the downtown commercial district of Silom resembles a battlefield. Below is a selection of detailed media reports and updates from Bangkok’s battlefields…
SKY NEWS UPDATE – Live Firing Zone Declared In Bangkok
REUTERS NEWS – Fighting In Thai Capital Leaves 17 Dead
BBC NEWS VIDEO – Violence In Bangkok Claims More Lives
STICKMAN – Stickman’s Special Report – 15/05/2010
BANGKOK UPDATE 30/04/2010 – Stickman has updated a special page on his website with a recent red shirt protests update. Click on the green link below…
PATPONG NIGHTSEEING TOUR – 26/04/2010
Despite the recent bomb blasts at Sala Daeng Skytrain Station, I decided a visit to Silom was long overdue. I spontaneously felt I needed to go and report what was happening in Patpong. (more…)
DEADLY GRENADE ATTACK ON SKYTRAIN STATION
TRAVEL WARNINGS 23/04/2010 – Several countries have issued Thailand Travel Warnings. However, Germany advises that visitors to Bangkok should avoid Silom district and any groups of anti-government protesters. At this stage, I agree with Germany. Meanwhile, America, Britain and Australia continue to send out ‘broken record’ Travel Warnings. No matter where the actual problem areas are located, they constantly send out Thailand Travel Warnings. This makes it a very difficult task for foreigners to evaluate the situation. (more…)
BANGKOK SONGKRAN, APRIL 13-15, 2010
Down in Kao San Road, Patpong, Soi Nana and Soi Cowboy, the water wars were wet ‘n’ wild under the searing sun. Songkran is a lot of fun for those who enjoy getting soaked, but it is very frustrating for those of us who do not want to participate. When you live in Bangkok, or Pattaya there is no escaping it. Why can’t they just leave the dry people alone? During the water wars, even passing motorcyclists have bucket loads of water hurled at them. Combined with too much booze, it’s no wonder there is so much carnage on the roads during Songkran. I think there should be designated areas and times for the water wars – this would allow the normal people to go about their daily business. However, Thailand being Thailand, it probably will not ever happen. (more…)
BANGKOK 20/04/2010 – THAI TROOPS OCCUPY SILOM DISTRICT (more…)