Posts Tagged ‘Stickman’

Thailand Tourism Turmoil

Sunday, March 8th, 2020



Thailand’s tourism industry is in turmoil due to the media hype over the coronavirus outbreak. The levels of panic among certain people worldwide created by the media has caused hysteria.

This is severely damaging tourism and also Thailand’s entertainment sector.  No doubt a number of bars, pubs and clubs will be affected, some have already closed as a result. 



Stickman’s opening article in his weekly column is a collection of opinions and on the ground reports from foreign residents in Thailand. My opinions are among them and you can read it HERE

I still stick by my guns in my previous article entitled, Thailand Gets Knocked Off Its Pedestal  which you can read RIGHT HERE 



Thai Airways has announced over 12 billion baht in losses in 2019 and surely it must be as bad, if not worse this year.  

When this scare storm passes, I fear that the damage will be done. The unscrupulous media machine will move on to its next scaremongering campaign. Then Thailand will be left to pick up the pieces of its shattered tourism industry.   



Mark my words, the media machine will have a lot to answer for regarding the COVID-19 virus scare. Let’s hope this COVID-19 virus soon passes. 

However, will the public become any wiser to their devious trickery? 



Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 

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Hope You Have A Safe Songkran

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

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…)

Billboard Go-Go Bar Anniversary Party

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

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…)

Bangkok Flooding Updates By Stickman

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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

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.


Latest on Bangkok Music Station

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

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.

Tenderloins Soi 33

Bangkok Music Station

Stickman Weekly Celebrates 10 Years

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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.


Thailand Tonight – 03/06/2010

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010


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

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…)

Bangkok Battlefield Death Toll Rises

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

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

Stickman Special – Red Shirt Protest Update 30/04/2010

Saturday, May 1st, 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…

QUICK CLICK – Stickman Special Red Shirt Protest Update, April 30th, 2010

Thailand Tonight – 29/04/2010

Thursday, April 29th, 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…)

Bangkok Bomb Blasts – 23/04/2010

Friday, April 23rd, 2010


BANGKOK BOMB BLAST UPDATETRAVEL 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…)

Thailand Tonight – 21/04/2010

Wednesday, April 21st, 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…)

Thai Troops Occupy Silom District

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010


Thailand Tonight – 14/04/2010

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010


Even though the antigovernment protests by the ‘Reds’ has dragged on for a month, for the best part it remained peaceful… (more…)

Thai Protests Turn Violent In Bangkok

Sunday, April 11th, 2010


BANGKOK, APRIL 10, 2010 – During Saturday night Bangkok witnessed the worst street violence in almost two decades.  Thai Army and Riot Police were locked into pitch battles with defiant Red-shirt UDD Protesters… (more…)

Thailand Tonight – 07/04/2010

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010




RAINBOW ROUNDUP – Continuing on our journey into the neon jungle, we decided to check out a couple of the Rainbow Bars.  Rainbow 1 was as lively as ever and the line-up remains for the best part very impressive.  Most of the go-go girls were sporting mono bikinis, but I spotted a few who were in their birthday suits.  Yes indeed, things have finally changed in Nana Plaza.  The gang decided to visit Rainbow 2, which is located next to Obsession Bar in the far right corner.  Rainbow 2 was never a favourite of mine, because I felt it never created the right atmosphere for Westerners.  The amount of open space is partly to blame, but the biggest reason is that it has remained a Jap Trap for many years.  However, things have changed and Rainbow 2 has become more farang friendly.  The stage was packed with go-go girls and the majority were facially and physically attractive.  These Rainbow bar girls know they are cute and sexy, I have never seen mirrors get so much attention! (more…)

Thailand Tonight – 01/04/2010

Thursday, April 1st, 2010


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…)

Thailand Today – July 30th, 2009

Thursday, July 30th, 2009


  • BANGKOK POST BREAKING NEWS - H1N1 flu outbreak may have hit 500,000 Thais –
  • BANGKOK POST TOURISM REPORT - Thai tourism falls 22% on last year –
  • THE NATION – Breaking News Page List –
  • NANA DISCO PARTY – Grand Finale Party this Friday, July 31st.  Full details are in this article –
  • FREE FRIDAY FEEDING FRENZY – Sukhumvit Soi 8 in Bangkok, offers two free buffets @ DET 5 Bar and @ Soi 8 Pub.  Starts @ 7-8pm.
  • NANA PLAZA – Angelwitch Showgirl Porn celebrates her birthday this Friday, July 31st.  Porn is a popular Angelwitch Showgirl.
  • PATTAYA – New Living Dolls 1 on Walking Street has been sold.  Join the Farewell Party for Shane & Jason on Friday, July 31st.  The new owners take over on August 1st.
  • PATTAYA – Sakura Club 69 on Soi 15 Walking Street, has reopened under new management.  Sakura offer 2-4-1 on house spririts and draught beer is only 60 baht per glass.
  • DAVE THE RAVE is featured in this online article on Stickman’s Guide To Bangkok website - Stickman Weekly