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Daves Raves – Go-Go Guru Guide

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

  • STREET BEAT – Late last night I spontaneously decided to check out the after dark scene in Bangkok. I went to Climax Club on Sukhumvit Soi 11 and it was rocking!  This is where Thai girls like to party after dark and there is no cash ‘n’ carry for a Thai takeaway. Don’t be shy give it a try!
  • STREET BEAT – Formerly known as Spice Club, the renamed Climax Club is located in Ambassador Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 11. It is now open late and gets going from 2am onwards. The Thai DJs stereotypically play techno and hip hop music. Well, that is if you can call that music!
  • STREET BEAT – I also did a street beat patrol of the ‘pavement pubs’ that are located from Sukhumvit Soi 5 right up towards Asoke. These unlicensed mobile bars are turning over a fair trade. From my intensive research I discovered that a beer will cost you 80 baht at all the pavement pubs. Bloody hell, I’m feeling rough today!
  • DAVES RAVES – I like to shop and eat at Foodland, but Sukhumvit Soi 5 transcends into ‘Little Africa’ after dark. It makes Caucations feel like you are Tarzan!
  • PAVEMENT PUBS – The Bangkok Post published an article entitled ‘Bangkok’s sleazy street of shame’ – QUICK CLICK

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

SMOKING BAN IN A STATE OF CONFUSION

SOI COWBOY BANGKOK THAILAND 05 - Thailand Night FeverWith 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…)

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