Posts Tagged ‘Koh Samui’

South Thailand Devastated By Floods

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

NEWSFLASH – At least 16 districts in South Thailand are declared disaster zones following devastating flash floods.  It was reported that Koh Samui was without electrical power late last night, but power has been restored this afternoon.  Songkla province in South Thailand has been paralysed by the flooding, which is more than three meters deep in many areas.  The flooding in Thailand is the worst in 50 years…

BANGKOK – So far the city centre has remained unaffected by the flash floods.

QUICK CLICK – Here’s a full report by Channel News Asia

QUICK CLICK – Thai Navy Join Flood Rescue Operations

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Thailand Tonight – 03/06/2010

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

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…)

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Thailand Tonight – 01/04/2010

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

LATER CLOSING TIMES FOR SOME BANGKOK NIGHTCLUBS

Despite the Thai capital being quieter due to the ongoing political problems, it is still business as usual in Bangkok’s bars, pubs and clubs.  In fact, some bars and clubs have recently been granted later closing times.  This is good news for the nocturnal revellers who want to party on until the wee hours.  (more…)

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Thailand Tonight – Sep 30th, 2009

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

ALL QUIET ON THE EASTERN FRONT

Tough times are facing the nightlife scene in Thailand, as the majority of bars, go-go bars and nightclubs are feeling the pinch in one way or another. There are fewer foreign visitors frequenting Thailand’s nightlife scene than previous years and less bar girls in Bangkok’s multitude of bars. Out of Thailand’s main nightlife regions, sections of Pattaya, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai appear to be hit hard by the downturn. (more…)

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Thailand’s Bars Closed This Friday

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

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NANA PLAZA BY DAVE THE RAVE 2009

This Friday, May 8th is Visakha Bucha Day. It is a very important Buddha Day, which unfortunately falls on a Friday. It is looking very very probable that the bars and other nightlife entertainment venues will be closed on Friday. I want to give you some notice in order that you can plan for the weekend. Saturday night will now become the main party night for the weekenders among you. I think you will find that this applies widespread across Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui. Time to stock up the fridge with booze for Friday, visit a restaurant, or watch a movie. Alternatively, there will be additional reinforcements to swell the number of freelancers. If there are any changes, I will keep you posted.  

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Bangkok Airport Emergency – Part 6

Monday, December 1st, 2008

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THAILAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UPDATE

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and Don  Mueng Airports remain closed for a seventh consecutive day. However, the PAD anti-government protesters have “allowed” almost 40 planes to fly out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, albeit empty.

The following airports across Thailand are operational – Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui, Hat Yai and U-Tapao.

Regularly updated information about Thailand’s international airports can be found on Stickman’s website.

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Daves Raves – One Knight In Bangkok

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Stephen Hendry 001 - Daves Raves - One Knight In BangkokSnooker legend Stephen Hendry has returned to Bangkok from two very busy, but enjoyable days in Koh Samui and Pattaya.  The pubs in Koh Samui and especially Pattaya, gave Stephen a deserved warm welcome.  In particular, the venues in Pattaya really made an effort to promote the Stephen Hendry Roadshow and it certainly paid off for them.  In the Queen Victoria Pub in Pattaya, two autographed polo shirts were auctioned off.  A total of  34,000 baht was raised for charity.  Ralf Winkler, the official photographer for the Stephen Hendry Roadshow commented, “Stephen has a lot of fans in Pattaya, he was very busy meeting them all.”  Roadshow organisers Rob Murray (Fluid Asia Pacific) and Bryan Sharp (Scottish and Newcastle Brewery) are very pleased how well the event has gone.  Rob said, “We have received very positive feedback about Stephen from all of the venues that he has attended.”

FLUID ASIA PACIFIC SMALL JOHN SMITHS 019 - Daves Raves - One Knight In BangkokAs the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end.  And so, we come to Stephen Hendry’s last evening in Thailand.  I don’t think I can emphasize this enough, but Stephen is one of the all-time greats, who ranks along side the world’s most accomplished sportsmen.  Stephen will make his final Roadshow appearance in Soi 8 Pub at 5:00pm and then in New Wave on Sukhumvit, Soi 7 at 6:30pm.  The Stephen Hendry Roadshow was proudly hosted by John Smith’s Bitter and Strongbow Draught Cider. 

We hope that Stephen enjoyed his time in Thailand, as much as we have enjoyed meeting him.  Stephen is a true gentleman and I am sure that many people will eagerly await his return to Thailand. 

As for Stephen’s female fans, they were pleased to see that there was at least “One Knight In Bangkok!”

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Daves Raves – Buddhist Holiday

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Sunrise Tacos Bangkok Thailand 004 - Daves Raves - Buddhist HolidayHello Guys, I have been thinking about you recently.  Hey, now don’t get worried, because I’m not getting gay here!  I appreciate the large audience that this website has created over the past 18 months.  Therefore, I want to keep you updated more regularly.  Recently, I have been wondering about how I could update the website more often.  You may have noticed that I have created several new pages.  At first, I was so proud to see those new sections up online for the entire world to see.  I thought, “Great stuff!”  Then I thought about the time and effort involved to update them all.  Oops!  I hadn’t taken that into consideration.  For example, if you look at the alphabetical listings, you will see that some are more updated than others are.  Please excuse me for that, but there are only so many hours in a day!  The good thing is that I can keep posting updates and those A-Z listings will eventually fill up with information.  It just takes time that’s all.  Last month this website received the most hits in over a year.  Thanks for all your support; this is what makes it all worthwhile.  Cheers!

BUDDHIST HOLIDAY — MONDAY, MAY 19th

Buddhist Temples Bangkok Thailand 001 - Daves Raves - Buddhist HolidayYou need to be aware that this Monday, May 19th is a Buddhist Holiday.  Wan Visakha Bucha is one of the most important Buddha Days on the Thai calendar.  From the information I have gathered, you will probably find that most nightlife areas across Thailand are likely to be closed on May 19th out of respect.  But, if you ask around you might get lucky.  Remember that restaurants and some pubs will still be open.  In conclusion, remember that the vast majority of go-go bars, beer bars and nightclubs will be closed.  If anything chances closer to May 19th I will post another update.

STEPHEN HENDRY ROADSHOW

Stephen Hendry 001 - Daves Raves - Buddhist HolidayFrom this Monday, May 19th until May 23rd seven-time World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry will arrive as a guest of John Smith’s Bitter and Strongbow Draught Cider.  Stephen who comes from Edinburgh in Scotland likes Thailand and he has accumulated many Thai fans.  At one time, Stephen Hendry was top of the world rankings for a record eight consecutive years.  Stephen was also the youngest ever World Snooker Champion at the age of 21.  Stephen will be making a series of one-hour appearances at pubs in Bangkok, Pattaya and Koh Samui.  Stephen will make himself available for a questions and answers session, as well as some exhibition frames.  John Smith’s Extra Smooth Bitter and Strongbow Cider will be available for a special discount price at each venue.

WISHING STEPHEN HENDRY A WARM WELCOME

In association with Brian Sharp from Scottish & Newcastle Brewery and Rob Murray from Fluid Asia Pacific, Dave The Rave wishes Stephen Hendry a warm welcome to Thailand.

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MONDAY, MAY 19th (BANGKOK) — Robin Hood Pub (18:00) – Bully’s Pub (20:00)

TUESDAY, MAY 20th (BANGKOK) — Dubliner (17:00) – Black Swan (18:30) – Hanrahans (20:30) – Jamesons (22:00)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21st (KOH SAMUI) — Elephant & Castle (17:00) — Islander (18:30) — Tropical Murphy’s (20:00) — PFC Bar (21:30)

THURSDAY, MAY 22nd (PATTAYA) — Flannigans (17:00) — Shenanigans (18:30) — Butchers Arms (20:00) — Queen Victoria (21:30)

FRIDAY, MAY 23rd (BANGKOK) — Soi 8 Pub (17:00) — New Wave (18:30)    

DAVES RAVES

This is similar to an online journal, but “Daves Raves” also provides me with a platform to make additional announcements and/or newsflashes.  These posts will pop up whenever I feel I have something to tell you.

NEWS & REVIEWS

Today I have updated the Nana Plaza Review Page and Pattaya Go-Go Bars A-Z Page.  This will be an ongoing process, so please check throughout the week for updates.  The latest news & reviews are listed with the date at the top of the page for your convenience.

NOTE THE QUOTE — LIFE’S A FUNNY OLD GAME  

I spend so much time on the internet that the “trouble and strife” (the wife) is convinced that my “mia noi” is my Dell notebook!  (Dave The Rave 2008).

Email Dave The Rave — davetheravebangkok@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting.  Reporting live from the heart of Thailand…

Dave The Rave — Go-Go Guru

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Stephen Hendry 002 - Thailand Night FeverThere is exciting news for sports fans, because Stephen Hendry will be in Thailand from Monday, May 19th until Friday, May 23rd.  The record-breaking, seven-time World Snooker Champion will arrive as a guest of John Smith’s Bitter and Strongbow Cider.  The “Flying Scotsman” will make a series of one-hour appearances, in what will be a whistle-stop tour of selected venues in Bangkok, Koh Samui and Pattaya.  The Stephen Hendry Roadshow is sponsored by Scottish & Newcastle Brewery and is hosted in association withFLUID ASIA PACIFIC SMALL JOHN SMITHS 019 - Thailand Night Fever Fluid Asia Pacific.  Stephen will be making himself available for a questions and answers session at each pub.  Stephen will also play some exhibition frames, so this could be your chance to play against a living legend.  During the time available at each pub, he will try to meet everyone and have a chat.  You are also welcome to bring your cameras along and have your photo taken with one of the most successful snooker players in history.  In addition, Stephen will sign his autograph for you.  Full details of the Stephen Hendry Roadshow will be posted closer to the date. (more…)

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