Posts Tagged ‘curfew’

Bangkok Curfew Lifted By Thai PM

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced this afternoon that the curfew has been lifted in Bangkok and 23 other provinces.  Since May 14th, when clashes commenced between Thai security forces and ‘red shirt’ anti-government protesters, over 80 people were killed and over 1,000 were injured.  Thai PM Abhisit went on to say that the situation was under control and that there was no need to extend the curfew.  Bangkok’s multitude of bars, pubs and nightclubs now have to try to entice customers back, which initially might not be an easy task.  The good news is that Bangkok is back open late again.  Let’s hope that from tonight we see a lot of people partying and perhaps blowing off some steam.  It has been an anxious and frustrating period, but law and order is now restored in Bangkok.  Party on!   

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Thailand Tonight – 28/05/2010

Friday, May 28th, 2010

DOUBLE TROUBLE –  BUDDHA DRY DAY PLUS THE CURFEW

BANGKOK UPDATE – Tonight is a Buddha Day and therefore, supposedly a dry day.  Also, with the curfew still enforced tonight at midnight until 4:00am, there is no doubt that some bars will not open.  Other bars will open, but it is stated as a strict ‘NO ALCOHOL’ policy.  However, there’s always some bars that serve alcohol.  It might be served in plastic cups, or out of the coffee pot.  Ask around and you will probably get lucky. (more…)

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Bangkok Curfew Update – 26/05/2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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…)

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Bangkok Burning Aftermath

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

BANGKOK AFTERMATH UPDATES 22/05/2010 – Today I will update this ‘Bangkok Burning Aftermath’ page, but the news is slowing down now.  This means that updates might not appear very often, but I will do my best to provide regular updates.  Incidentally, this website has received record web traffic, which shows how important these updates are.  On May 20th this website received over 100,000 hits in 24 hours.  As always, thanks for tuning in… (more…)

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Bangkok Emergency Updates

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

BANGKOK 21/05/2010 – It is early morning here in Thailand.  All is quiet on the Eastern Front, as Bangkok sleeps.  And on that note I think I’m going to call it a night too.  Thanks for tuning in and see you again soon.  Cheers! 

BANGKOK EMERGENCY UPDATES 20/05/2010 – Regular updates will appear on this page.  The latest breaking news will be posted at the top of the page.  With an extended curfew imposed in Bangkok,  I will be monitoring the situation closely.  Hold tight riders, this is by no means over… (more…)

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