Posts Tagged ‘Thai government’

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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Riot Police Deployed In Bangkok

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

REUTERS UK NEWS - RIOT PLOLICE DPLOYED IN BANGKOK 

BANGKOK – Thousands of anti-government protesters defied Thailand’s Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej by marching in protest onto the streets of Bangkok.  The Thai Prime Minister responded by deploying riot police onto Bangkok’s streets.  For full details click on the BBC NEWS LINK or the REUTERS NEWS LINK. 

WEATHER WATCH – BANGKOK – 33 Degrees C – Mostly Cloudy

DAVES RAVES – My American friends always say, “Have a nice day.”  Dave The Rave says, “Have a naughty night!”  

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

THE SMOKING BAN DEBATE CONTINUES

AFTER DARK ASIA MAGAZINE VOLUME 5I have to say that I am a bit surprised at how much of a debate the smoking ban has become.  This seems to be a very important issue to some Westerners, while other people feel there are bigger problems to deal with.  Down in Soi Cowboy, the smoking ban has been enforced in every bar.  Smokers can be seen having a cigarette outside the bars in Soi Cowboy.  Some smokers are openly displaying their disdain for the new law.  Meanwhile, non-smokers are arguing that it is high time that smoking is banned in all bars right across Thailand.  Non-smokers are clearly saying butt out!  On the other hand, there are smokers who feel hard done by after all these years.

In Nana Plaza, the authorities have not enforced the smoking ban.  Non-smokers should be aware of this fact.  However, in Angelwitch Go-Go Bar they have banned the Thai staff from smoking inside the bar.  This is something of a compromise to the situation.  Customers are allowed to smoke in all of the four Rainbow Bars.  Therefore, rival go-go bars do not want to lose customers to them.  The smoking ban has to be a rule for all if it is going to work. (more…)

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