Recently Passion Gentlemen's Club in Jomtien has been raided and closed repeatedly by army and police, the last time on Saturday 16th April 2016:
On internet fora there has been a lot of speculation about what was actually going on.
has remained unchanged, but on their Facebook account
the "obscene" pictures have been removed such as this picture of the good old days.
In the meantime Passion appears to have reopened once more.
When I arrived around 3.30 p.m. there were six other cars on the car park.
There was still a guard at the entrance and when you leave you have to ring a bell from inside.
Inside the punters were by far outnumbered by the girls. Most of the females were average or less and in the 35-45 age bracket. All of them were more than overdressed. No bikinis, no lingerie, no special dress code, no action in the swimming pool.
The dim light was perfect for hiding bodily imperfections.
The music was non-obtrusive, the kind you only "hear" when it stops.
The ST barfine is still 400 baht, room included. The going rate for ST is still 1,000 baht, although some will try to get more.
The ST room (or better: one of the ST rooms) is on the ground floor in the corner behind the swimming pool.
This room was clean and clear with a bed, two bedside tables, a sofa and a large mirror which was way too high to watch the action.
The en-suite bathroom was as large as the bedroom, with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and even a bath and quality plumbing.
Bottled Heineken 89 baht, lady drinks (small liqueur glasses of fake tequila) 125 baht.
Meanwhile on the shutter of Viper Bar , Passion's sister club on Pratamnak Soi 4, is an A4 sheet now with one word only: CLOSED . This also seems linked to the aftermath of a police raid.