Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’

British Pound Bounces Back

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

It’s been a good week for the British pound, as it surged against both the American dollar and the Euro.

In what can only be described as a sudden turnaround, the pound has made a surprise comeback. Last week the sterling rose to a one-year high of $1.327 against the American dollar.

Similar to a scene from a Rocky movie, the British sterling was “pounded” against the ropes, but has come out on top. The previous fear of Brexit sent the pound into a spiraling descent, with the Euro continuing to gain in strength for some time now.

The spike in the pound is largely due to the threat of the British Government being forced to raise interest rates. The reason is linked to a rise of inflation, as the decision looms in the British financial atmosphere.

Regarding a very strong Thai baht, there has been some national criticism of the Thai government. Some locals are saying it’s affecting the export market and also that Thailand is becoming a more expensive option.

However, there is more good news for Brits, as the pound has also risen against the Thai baht. A number of disgruntled Brits will say, “About bloody time” and they will no doubt expect more. But, the poor performance of the pound has really affected Brits abroad. Also, the staggering strength of the baht has dented the fixed income of expats, especially British pensioners living in Thailand.

Dare we say the pound is starting to look bullish?! Let’s hope the pound continues to rise to around 50 baht, where it will really start to gain attention.


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Bangkok Bank Exchange Rates

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Today I decided to check Thailand’s Foreign Exchange Rates at Bangkok Bank. Well, it certainly does not look pretty for some nations!

While the American dollar has remained consistent for years, it is not by any means holding a strong stance against the baht. It just sits there, as it has done for ages.

The British pound has fallen the most out of the world’s main currencies, whereas it was previously strong. In general, the piss poor pound has caused a lot of anguish for Brits travelling abroad to many countries.

Meanwhile, the Euro has continued to strengthen against the baht. It sits right up the backside of the British pound. Only a few baht separates the two rival currencies.

Here are today’s Buying Rates announced by Bangkok Bank…

USD = 32.74 (America $50-100)

EUR = 38.89 (Euro Zone)

GBP = 42.46 (United Kingdom)

AUD = 25.80 (Australia)

JPY = 29.86 (Japan)


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Singing The Bangkok Blues

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Thailand Weather Warning

Being English, I guess I have that stereotypical obsession for the weather. It’s that time of year again, when the heavens open up and down comes the rain. The Thai authorities are telling us not to ignore flood warnings, especially in certain provinces, where flash floods can and do occur.

MONSOON SEASON IN THAILAND 2017

The rain in Thailand comes down suddenly and within minutes the roads can start to flood. If you ever get caught unprepared in a heavy downpour, you can buy an umbrella and/or a raincoat from the numerous 7 Eleven shops. Also, make sure during the rainy season you have suitable footwear.

Just be prepared, because the worst of the torrential rain is yet to come. The photo below depicts how Thai street vendors protect themselves and their goods against the elements. Rain does not stop play!

HEAVY RAIN EARLIER THIS WEEK ON SUKHUMVIT SOI NANA

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New name new deal at EQ

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Equality hasn’t changed it’s name, it’s just shortened it to EQ and now calls itself a Late Night Club – which does sound a bit better than ’embracing sexuality’.  Although I am all for embracing sexuality myself, especially after a few pints!

Now that brings me to subject of this post which is the new deal at the new enhanced EQ.  The Hot new deal, which starts tonight,  is you pay a 200 THB entry charge and you get an OPEN BAR, yes that’s right an open bar, all you can drink, from 11pm to 1am.

Now obviously if you can only drink one beer in two hours, well apart from dragging the chain, you probably didn’t win or lose much but if you knock back a few (don’t look at me!) well then this has to be the best deal in town by a Bangkok mile!

eq late night club

                 Apparently the open bar is limited to standard (house pour) and singha,  if you grab one of these flyers from the girls on the street you get an EXTRA shot after 1am

  A top gun marketing team means the qual at EQ in terms of girls should definitely improve. We will be watching with interest as I have always believed in the right hands this club has great potential.

 

New Year’s Eve In Bangkok

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Yet another year has raced by and New Year’s Eve is upon us. It leaves me wondering why the months fly by, as though we are in a time warp… Woosh!

It has been a year of mixed fortunes for me, you could call it the good, the bad, and the ugly! But, for the best part it has been good, especially towards the end of this year. My mate and popular Bangkok columnist Stickman said, ‘I really think 2012 is going to be your year Dave.’ Now that’s a nice thought and I hope Stickman is right. Hope you have a great year too Stick! (more…)

Dusk Till Dawn – 18/10/2011

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Halloween & High Season – Trick Or Treat?

As Halloween approaches, I find myself asking the inevitable question, where did the year go? Yet again the months have flown by amid the wacky world of the Go-Go Guru. Here in Thailand, we are hopefully on the doorstep of the high season. (more…)

Bangkok City Centre Will Not Be Flooded

Friday, October 14th, 2011

BREAKING NEWS – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is confident that Bangkok’s city centre will escape the flooding. Flood protection barriers 2.5 metres high have been build around Bangkok to defend the city centre. (more…)

Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White Exhibition Night

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

This is a reminder about the Snooker Legends Exhibition Night featuring Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White and Tony Knowles this Saturday, September 17th. Tickets are still available and it promises to be an action-packed night of exhibition pool matches. The promoters are hoping to see at least one game of snooker and numerous games of pool, which will include trickshots.

This special Exhibition Night is hosted by The Ball In Hand Pool Club in the Rajah Hotel Car Park on Soi Nana, Bangkok.

Snooker Legends Thailand Tour

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Two legends of snooker will perform an Exhibition Night at the Ball In Hand in Bangkok on Saturday, September 17th. (more…)

Club Insomnia Bangkok – Angels & Demons

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Club Insomnia is a vibrant late night disco located on lower Sukhumvit Road. The exact location is right next to Times Square inside the complex on Sukhumvit Soi 12 in downtown Bangkok. (more…)

Soi Cowboy Is Closed On 25/06/2011

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Due to Thai elections Soi Cowboy will be CLOSED this Saturday (25/06/2011). However, I suspect most bars and go-go bars in Nana Plaza and along Soi Nana, will be open on Saturday, but they are not officially supposed to serve alcohol. (more…)

Soi Nana Bangkok After Dark

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Below is a Photo Gallery containing 8 photos of Soi Nana in Bangkok. I took these photos with my trusty Canon 450D SLR Camera. Most of these images were taken the other night (20/06/2011), so you can see how Soi Nana looks nowadays. I am sure it will bring back some fond memories for those who are away from Thailand right now. Enjoy!

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Monday, June 20th, 2011

Mega Hot Thai Girls – Ooh So Sexy!

Join me on my Go-Go Guru Facebook Fan Page for loads of photos and YouTube videos of super sexy Thai girls. (more…)

Chick Pic Of The Day

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Yet another smoking hot Asian babe! Keep checking in for more super sexy Thai girls and check out the new comprehensive Photo Gallery.

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Thailand Theme Books

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Here is a selection of Thailand theme books that are available in book shops in Bangkok and Pattaya. Bangkok Noir is a collection of stories written by several authors, which includes John Burdett, Christopher G Moore (A Killing Smile), Dean Barrett (Permanent Damage) and Stephen Leather (Private Dancer). Permanent Damage is a crime thriller set in Bangkok and is the sequel to Skytrain To Murder; both of these books are written by Dean Barrett. Private Dancer is written by acclaimed author Stephen Leather and it should be read by all newcomers to Thailand’s neon jungles. Bangkok Bob is also written by bestselling author Stephen Leather.

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Daves Babes Coming Soon

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

You may have noticed that the Photo Gallery on the side bar has temporarily disappeared. Don’t panic! (more…)

A Recent Visit To Walking Street Pattaya

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Mini Photo Gallery Of Walking Street Pattaya (May 2011)

Earlier this month, I spent a few days at the popular beach resort Pattaya. I took my Canon camera along and enjoyed taking a variety of photos. I took snapshots both during the day and at night. (more…)

Soi Cowboy VS Nana Plaza

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

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.

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Billboard Bar Makes An Impact In Bangkok

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The latest addition to Bangkok’s go-go bar scene is Billboard Bar. The recently opened show bar is situated on the top level in Nana Plaza. If you are not familiar with the history of the gogo bars in Thailand’s naughty nightlife, this was formerly Hollywood Carousel Go-Go Bar.

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Chick Pic Of The Day

Friday, May 20th, 2011

As promised another ‘chick pic’ of a stunning Thai babe… I would normally urge you to share, but in this case you might want to keep it to yourself! Don’t forget to check in and ‘Like’ the new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bangkoknightlife the page will be updated daily, not just with photos of hot babes, but with news and info on whats going on in Bangkok, plus the Thailand nightlife scene.  Stay tuned, there’s lots more to come…

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