A West Australian man on his way to the Anzac Day dawn service at Hellfire Pass in Thailand has died after the van he was travelling in smashed into a truck. Hellfire Pass is the name given to a railway cutting on the former death railway in Thailand.
Local reports say that the truck had earlier been pulled over by police to allow the motorcade of Governor-General Quentin Bryce and embassy officials to pass through.
Shane Christopher Wheatley, 53, and Sirichok Hensawang, 54, were found dead in the wreckage. Another Australian, 61-year-old Alan Grant, was injured in the smash and taken to hospital.
The van, according to local reports, had been travelling behind the motorcade when it hit the 10-wheeler as it was leaving its parking spot.
It is reported on Pattaya forums that Beavers A-GoGo is nearing the end of its lease and will close at the end of May.
The unit will be redeveloped into a larger venue merging with the unit next door. There are options for Beavers to take on the new unit but the small table dancing bar in its current format will disappear.
Beavers opened in 2005 and has had a few moments as a fun and interactive bar but hasn't been much noticed in the last few months.
Just after 2:00am on Monday Pattaya police launched a sweep on Beach Road promenade and carted off 20 Thai males dressed as
females to be profiled.
The lady boys were brought into the stationhouse and asked to show their ID. After being given a stern warning to behave themselves and stop trying to entice unsuspecting tourists to part with money in exchange for sexual services, the 20 were
allowed to resume their positions on Beach Road.
First A-GoGo is located at the back of a beer bar complex in central Soi 8.
The bar has again closed. It has always been a troubled venue. Perhaps a little bit too much off the beaten track. In fact there are few GoGos that do well at the back of a beer bar complex. A few other examples being Blue Lagoon, Fantasy A-GoGo,
Bada Bing and Hotties spring to mind.
Wanthana's Dance Club on Soi 6 changed hands a few days ago and has now been closed for some rework and rebranding. It will re-open shortly as OMG Club reflecting the ownership connections with O Bar and O2 bar on the
Sexy A-GoGo at the 2nd Road end of Soi 7 has now re-opened after renovation. They have retained a central stage which is now in the style of adjoined podiums with narrow bench seating on either side, somewhat reminiscent of the old and
similarly named Sexy Girls A-GoGo.
So there are still 75 bars in the Pattaya area with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
The owner of a Soi LK Metro go-go bar was arrested for working without a work permit after being caught outside soliciting customers.
He was taken into custody by a team of Chonburi Immigration officers April 1 as he stood at the door of his Kiss a-Go-Go . Police confiscated a business card with his name on it and other evidence purporting to show he actively managed
operations of the bar.
Cavern A-GoGo set to re-open and others on the way.
Cavern A-GoGo on central Walking Street is said to be ready to re-open after clearing up some fire damage.
Meanwhile Climax A-GoGo on Soi 15 has revealed new signage after changing its name from Sakura Club 69.
Sexy A-Gogo on Soi 7 near 2nd Road has spent a fair while undergoing renovations and seems set for an imminent come back. Perhaps they will pick up on the table dancing idea that seems to have done fairly well at sister bar Kiss A-GoGo on LK Metro.
There is another dancing bar on the way on southern Walking Street. Hot Tuna Pool Club has got the workmen in and there is a central stage taking shape. The bar was previously a GoGo called Teasers (not Teazers which is a coyote bar and is still gong
strong next door to New Living Dolls One).
Sakura Club 69 A-GoGo on Soi 15 was recently re-opened under new management. The new owners have now renamed the bar to Climax A-GoGo.
Climax is a pretty appropriate name but it has been used before. The most notable was the rock music bar under Polo. The house band from there are still known as Climax and are now playing at the Utopia Lounge on Soho Square. And in strange, but probably
not coincidental progression, the current Climax A-goGo team previously had the bar above Utopia Lounge named Utopia A-GoGo.
There is also a Climax Pattaya Entertainment which is a spa massage place off 3rd Road.
Shark A-GoGo is located upstairs on Soi Diamond. It has entrances on Soi 15 and Soi Diamond.
The bar has now re-opened after a month of renovation.
The bar is totally restyled, changing from table dancing to a gogo with a central stage. Perhaps taking a cue from the successful launch of sister bar Fahrenheit, the bar is laid out similarly with a long thin central stage packed with girls. There are
also a couple of small podiums at the end. There is plenty of comfortable bench seating and it is a little more spacious than Fahrenheit.
The bar has actually decreased in size overall with some space being given to an open walkway to the adjoining Tiger A-GoGo.
The bar has some good looking girls dancing, but on my visit the fashion for cramming the stage with dancers means a vey long dance roster of 30 minutes. Hopefully just a teething problem whilst they get act together. The girls were dancing in a range of
not much to very little. The standard issue bikinis are very revealing.
The bar has kept the generally reasonable drinks prices but the bar seems to have dropped the happy hour.
But it all looks pretty good. Hopefully they won't lose Shark's emphasis on good hands on fun in trying to recreate the high energy 'watching' bar of Fahrenheit.
On Saturday night, 120 police raiders gathered at 2 popular Thai venues in North pattaya, Differ and Hollywood.
These 2 pubs are always full of tourists on the weekend, many of them Thais, and many of them teenagers. The police entered and requested ID's from every visitor, and searched them for weapons, drugs and being underage. The officers also administered
urine tests, so, altogether, it took about 2 hours to complete the operation. Many tourists from both pubs failed to produce ID cards, so were fined 200 Baht each and released.
Many teenagers who tested positive for drugs were taken to Banglamung Hospital for backup tests to confirm their drug use, before being brought to the police station for legal proceedings.
Alcatraz A-GoGo on Walking Street has introduced a Happy Hour on draft beer. The Carlsberg draft will be sold at 60 Baht from 8 to 10pm. It gets expensive thereafter though at 99 Baht for a small glass.
Beavers A-GoGo also on Walking Street has moved in the opposite direction and increased its all night draft beer price to 65 Baht.
Meanwhile Club Oasis on Soi Buakhao is competing for the most variable price prize. It had been 60 Baht for some time, then added VAT to make it 64 Baht, then lowered it to 42 Baht, then decided to drop the VAT making it 39 Baht. Now they have
increased the price to 49 Baht. Still a very good price, particularly as it is served in a good sized glass.
Fahrenheit A-GoGo on Walking Street has started a simple show with five dancers starting in bikinis and string-skirt. Just one show at 10pm for the moment.
Titty Twister 2 is the new sequel bar to the deepest darkside bar Titty Twister. It is located on 3rd Road just by Buffalo Bar. It can't be missed with its striking sign borrowed from the movie Dusk to Dawn. The bar bills itself as a Rock n Roll
bar and features pool, live music and girls. It should be open already with a grand opening party set for Saturday 19th March.
Back on Walking Street opposite Tony' Disco, the Hot Tuna Poll Bar has been cleared out. Not sure what the plans are now.
Club Oasis A-GoGo on Soi Buakhao has wisely discontinued its pricing policy of adding VAT to bills which correlated with a clear decline in customers. The new prices are the Ex VAT prices so the bar has reversed the effective 7% increase.
The draft beer is now the best value in town at just 39 Baht and served in a good sized glass.
It may not be a total cure though, as the bar also seems to be struggling to find girls who take much interest in the customers.
M*A*S*H A-GoGo on Soi LK Metro has now found a couple of topless dancers, but the large majority are still coyote. In a rather tame concession to over dressing, some girls at least take off their camouflage shirt and dance wearing a solid bra.
The sign has been relit at Baby Boom A-GoGo just off Soi Buakhao nearly opposite Soi Honey. Nobody on welcome duty so it still looks a bit dead.
Wanthanna's A-GoGo is still struggling on Soi 6 too. Assuming that Shark is re-opening tonight and that Baby Boom is having a come back then the GoGo count is restored to a more healthy looking, but maybe optimistic, 75.
In the second meeting of the year for the Pattaya Model Project, city Permanent Secretary Suthorn Ratanawaraha proposed creating three color-coded zones to regulate closing times. Establishments operating in the yellow Zone A would close at
2 a.m. Those in orange Zone B at 4 a.m. and those in the red Zone C could stay open 24 hours.
Fun loving Council Chairman Tavich Chaiswangwong said he supports making the entire city an official 'red light' zone, with all bars given equal opportunity to operate around the clock. He argued the city has been growing out of control for two decades
and sees nothing changing. With so many bars already ignoring closing times, he reasoned, the city might as well make it official.
The police have been continuing to target bars primarily for drugs tests.
The latest excursion was on Thursday night with a change to their usual pattern. Instead of raiding an entire soi, the police targeted a few bars around town. Surely generating a little speculations on how the list of venues was drawn up.
Passion Dance Club on Soi 6 was one of the unlucky recipients with police taking away between 3 and 10 girls depending on the report. But the stools outside Passion are said to be empty this afternoon.
The oft visited Champagne was next on the list with 3 trucks of Volunteer police organising a mass piss test. It was reported that 3 girls pissed purple and were taken away to the station.
A little further along the same soi, Kiss A-GoGo suffered an unwanted visit. 2 Girls were said to be taken away in tears.
First impressions of new coyote bar on Soi LK Metro
Another theme bar has opened on the rapidly upgrading Soi LK Metro. The latest edition is M*A*S*H A-GoGo, taking inspiration from the US TV comedy set in a Korean War field hospital.
The bar features a central stage with stacked comfortable bench seating around the sides of the bar. It looks pretty smart but not really much like a field hospital.
There were 4 coyote dancers, all fully dressed in bras, tops, and short skirts or shorts. Most of the dancers had a military camouflage shirt which pretty much was the main concession to the theme of the bar.
I spoke to a girl who danced topless at sister bar Office, so presumably the coyote dress code is the choice of the bar rather than the girls. There weren't even any bikinis on show, so maybe the coyote dress code is a long term feature of the bar. There
was no sign of a Jacuzzi or play stage that would suggest any naughtier plans for later.
The drinks were reasonably priced with a cheap draft beer.
I'm not sure that war themes are generally very sexy. After all its a very much a masculine dominated occupation.
I'm also not really into coyote bars, they seem to attract dancers who aren't really into the scene, and tend to be a bit choosey or pricey or both.
So a bar that adds to the diversity of Soi LK Metro rather than another option for traditional GoGo addicts.
Overdressed girls in MASH A-GoGo reduces the gogo count to 73 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Utopia A-GoGo re-opened Saturday on the corner of Walking Street and Soho Square.
I didn't spot anything drastic changing in the layout. The main stage is in front section of the bar where there is just a little bench seating but mostly stools. There's more comfortable seating at the back of the bar but it is way too far from the
It takes a while for a bar to gain momentum in recruiting girls, so not really very valid to comment in the first few days. There were perhaps too few girls but some were attractive enough.
The dress code was bikini or semi transparent skirts like at Super Baby with not much else underneath. Some girls danced topless.
The drinks prices follow Pattaya norms at 65 Baht for a decent sized draft beer, 120 Baht for bottled beer, 90 Baht for soft drinks and 120 Baht for lady drinks. There is an opening offer of 20% off all these prices making 52 Baht for draft, 96 Baht for
bottled beer & lady drinks, 72 Baht for soft drinks.
There was a mamasang doing a good job in circulating around the customers to check that all was well.
The bar is farang managed and seems set to progress. I would guess the biggest challenges will be the southerly location and the lack of comfortable seating with a view.
Utopia A-GoGo re-opened Saturday on the corner of Walking Street and Soho Square. It is now under new management and will be giving 20% discount off all drinks including lady drinks for the first few nights.
The bar does in fact offer a draft beer which is normally 65 Baht but currently discounted to 52 Baht.
As is often the case for start ups, the bar needs a little more time to recruit attractive girls and persuade them to take off a few more clothes.
M*A*S*H A-GoGo is located on Soi LM Metro between Office and Champagne but on the other side of the Soi.
M*A*S*H A-GoGo duly opened on Saturday night. Early reports suggest that the design follows that of Champagne and Office but with a military theme to uniforms
Also Utopia A-GoGo re-opened on the corner of Walking Street and Soho Square. It is now under new management and will be giving 20% discount off all drinks including lady drinks for the first few nights.
There are now 74 bars with girls in bikinis or less in the Pattaya area
The welcome staff seemed a little disorganised, lacking the usual signage. Approaching the door it didn't really look the bar was open yet. But it was.
Little if anything has changed in the layout since the bar was last open under Paris A-GoGo management.
In fact nothing has really changed in terms of the traditional GoGo operation that has failed several times before.
But, and a big but, the bar had an excellent line up of girls. There were 20 dancers in the bar with 6 dancing at a time (for 6 songs). Topless is the bar dress code.
Tthe girls seemed to be rather remote though, as if trained at the Super bars. The bar mirrors were the only recipients of attention from the girls.
It seems that asking the mamasang is the official routing to get a little company.
Probably not the sort of bar that will appeal to the passing trade on the way to Baby Dolls or What's Up but maybe they can get the word out to a few 'Super' bar fans.
The music was on the loud side, but this is often part of the package for a successful bar.
There is a draft beer at 55 Baht.
The handful of customers that were visiting at the same time as I, were probably looking in on their way to Baby Dolls. All stayed for one beer before rapidly moving on.
Probably just not the right location for a 'Super' clone. Baby Dolls and What's Up are amybe too hot competition. I rather guess that the bar will have to get their girls being a little more self motivated in their interaction, or else the bar will
struggle for trade as per previous and similar incarnations.
The Cobra Gold Military Exercises are currently underway at the Sattahip Navy Base. Cobra Gold is a yearly multi-national exercise run by the US.
Exercises will be from now until 18th February and there will be plenty of US servicemen in town keeping the bars busy.
Meanwhile Pattaya police are keeping armies of officers busy in their own little military exercises.
The latest exercise, titled Assault on Soi Chayaphun , involved 200 participants. The tactics follow the usual line of: blocking both end of the soi; sending in the mobile piss test units; and conducting house to house searches.
The primary targets are bars without the correct papers and staff that may have recently taken drugs.
East Europeans make way for a return of Thai girls
It looks like Polo Entertainment is set to return to Walking Street.
Just over a year ago the management of Polo Entertainment on central Walking Street decided to move to the very expensive East European girl format pioneered by its sister bar Galaxy Cabaret. The old gogo show bar was remodelled as Lady's Shadow Club.
Now Lady Shadow's Club is set to revert to Polo and there are now adverts for Thai models and coyote dancers.
Now doubt more will be revealed about the new format in due course, but I will leave it to others to investigate. The previous iteration of bars all featured extortionate pricing and were best avoided.
A new bar has opened on Soi 6 called Lovejoys. It is an open bar located at the centre of the Soi, just by Chili Bar.
Presumably it is part of the chain of Lovejoy Bars, with the original being a very popular bar in Jomtien. The bar there targets the cheap beer trade. It also has a very strange idea of the barfine being 5 lady drinks. But saying that, it's more of a
drinking bar than a girly bar.
It will be interesting to see how it pans out on Soi 6.
The aircon bars seem on the retreat in Soi 6, with most recent bars being of the open front variety, often with less emphasis on the girls.
Shark Club A-GoGo on Soi Diamond has joined the list of GoGos being revamped. It will be closed for a few weeks of renovation. In the meantime, the dancers are working at sister bar Tiger
On my last visit the Shark GoGo end was already not being used, and the girls were all at the Shark Club end. One has to guess that this latest 'renovation' may be more to do with a rationalisation concentrating on Tiger and Fahrenheit. It does seem that
the current fashion is for high energy GoGos with lots of girls to make for a lively atmosphere. One bar full of girls may be better than two bars half full of girls.
I would guess that any renovation will be to do with replacing the table dancing with something more central. Table dancing seems a little past its prime on the Walking Street scene.
There are now just 72 Pattaya area bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Sexy A-GoGo at the top end of Soi 7 has closed for 2 weeks of renovation. According to a notice on the door the bar will reopen on 15th February 2011. Hopefully rejuvenated as well as renovated.
In the meantime the girls are helping out at Kiss A-GoGo, an associated bar on Soi LK Metro. Perhaps they are increasing the numbers at Kiss to give it a bit of a push.
In the meantime there are 73 bars in Pattaya with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Actually some bars are getting very reluctant to show off any flesh. Sexy Girls A-GoGo on the next soi is getting close to failing the definition. The girls are wearing crop top blouses and traditional flimsy gogo skirt. The naked girls in the shower
keep the bar defined as a GoGo. But it does seem a bit of a trend to have coyotes and overdressed dancers in the bars these days. Perhaps a shortage of girls means that the dancers can name their own terms.
No doubt the girls will be well dressed at the new V2O location on the corner of Soi 15 and Walking Street. The bar specialises in vodka served at sub zero temperatures. It has been going quite a while now moving from its previous location upstairs on
the alley to Happy A-GoGo.
Finally the roving police piss test machine visited Soi Pattayaland 2 a couple of nights ago. As usual the police descended in great numbers and visited many, if not all, bars on the soi. They seem to be concentrating on checking bar licences and bar
workers rather than haranguing customers.
The bar may be called Relax(xx) but it's been anything but calm at the Soi Covent Garden go-go bar which, in the past 10 days, has suffered a chain reaction meltdown resulting in the arrest of the owner and the departure of most of its staff.
The climax came in the wee hours of Friday when - for the second night in a row - a brawl broke among warring dancers. In front of a small, dumbstruck handful of customers, more than a dozen girls - and one of the mamasans - began pushing, punching,
kicking, scratching and pulling hair.
The mamsan involved was seen kicking a topless dancer in the chest with a high-heeled shoe. But she got worse than she gave. Unfortunately, one Indian customer got caught in the middle of the melee and also got an elbow to the face. It turns out he was
at the center of what started the fistacuffs finale.
According to the dancer who took the stiletto to the tits, the mamasan had tried to force her to go with the Indian. The mama had already told him the barfine - normally 700 baht - was in fact 1,000 baht. Not knowing the mamasan was pocketing the extra
300 baht, he'd agreed. When the dancer rejected the office - both due to his South Asia extraction and because the dancer hated the mama for cheating customers - she refused to go. That set off the fireworks.
By the time the dust settled, the boxing mama and a third mamasan left the bar for good, taking more than 10 girls with them. There's now just a handful of hangers-on left.
How long they'll be there is anyone's guess. Relaxxx, owned by a much-disliked Turk, has from the outset seemed to care very little about what customers actually want and only about what Turk's desire to attract Arab customers or the music levels what
his Thai wife prefers. Loud music is nothing new in Pattaya go-go bars, but the decibels in Relaxxx run literally into ear-ringing territory. Not even the Insomnia disco is louder.
The result - predictably to all but The Turk - is that there are fewer and fewer customers. Relaxxx is the owner's third stab at a bar in the cursed location that housed (in order of bankrupt bars) Babe Watch, Taboo, Black & White and a short-lived
Arab disco. In launching Relaxxx, the owner began by paying his star girls as much as 1,000 baht a day cash and even regular showgirls 20,000 baht a month.
That all began to unravel in January when the big boss began cutting salaries. Cash would no longer be paid on the day. Then the 1,000 baht became 20,000 baht a month. Then it dropped to 12,000 baht for showgirls.
Within two days of the salary cuts, Immigration Police showed up at Relaxxx and arrested The Turk. Specific charges are hard to come by, but they asked a lot about passports and visas. After paying 100,000 baht - a figure confirmed by two independent
sources - The Turk was set free.
Good times did not return, however, In the wee hours of Wednesday, a disgruntled dancer and alleged ya ba addict - who'd worked just two of the past seven days - showed up near closing with three Thai male thugs to demand a week's salary. The lead
mamasan and the boss refused. While the boss snuck out the back, the mamasan was not so lucky.
Driving home by one of her showgirl friends, the two women realized the thugs and dancer were following them on two motorbikes. In one hand, the girl held a knife. The women pulled into a nearby condominium with a guard at the gate who assisted them and
turned away their would be attackers.
The next night the disgruntled dancer turned up for work and was set upon by the showgirl driving the mamasan home. Blood was spilled and appalled farangs were again treated to the sight of a dangerously out-of-control bar.
Bar fights among staff are not uncommon. In fact, Paul, the amiable manager of Club Misty's, got in a fight with the Thai manager in the middle of the bar earlier this week. Misty's has enough of a good reputation to weather a brawl between a well-liked
manager and a male Thai manager who wants to bring his drinking buddies in the club over the wishes of management.
For Relaxxx -- with hostile management, insufferable music levels, dancing hoodlums and now, a lack of staff - it's only a matter of time until we add another to the list of failed enterprises in Covent Garden.
A mass police force gathered and descended on Pattaya Soi 13/3 (Soi Pattayaland 1)
They were targeting gay GoGo Dancers urine, which they tested for drugs.
Gambling in an internet cafe was also discovered.A
On 27th January police closed the street at both ends and visited each venue for drugs tests. They also asked bar licenses.
Out of 200 dancers and workers, 20 were arrested after their urine turned purple after the urine test. The Gentlemen's Club internet cafe was closed down. Ms. Gamonpan Thephum supervisor of the Gentlemen Club said that the club used to be an Go Go
Gay Bar, but business wasn't good so the owners decided to turn it into an online games internet cafe.
The site has a healthy sized photo and video gallery; information and photos of our 2nd-floor Party Room and penthouse VIP Suite. Both rooms can also be booked on the website.
Users can also sign up for our VIP Card -- which entitles holders to an across-the-board 10% discount on more than just drinks. Best of all the Sapphire Club site offers its VIP Club members an exclusive Members Only online section offering special
content, photos and videos.
Finally, the site is integrated with Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare so that users can comment and log-in using their accounts on those services.
It may take ages, but closing time may evolve into 4:30am, whilst tea money may evolve into licence fees
There will be no official change in Pattaya bar closing times until at least 2012 as a host of city, provincial and national government
officials draft a Pattaya Model project to revise zoning, operating hours and tax systems for entertainment venues.
Speaking at the first meeting of the Pattaya Model board, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome dashed the last hopes of bar owners and party lovers hoping to see closing times pushed back this season to as last as 4:30 a.m. when he said the draft plan
will take a year to complete and even longer for the Cabinet to debate and approve.
Spearheaded by the National Counter Corruption Commission – whose criticism of the Pattaya Police Department's lax enforcement of national bar-closing times prompted a November crackdown – the new zoning plan is being eyed as a
possible model for tourist-centric cities around the country. It would not only cover operating hours, but business zoning, tax collection, security, and advertising.
Even the usually taboo subject of under-the-table payments to police officers is being discussed.
Publicly acknowledging the illegal tea money bar owners pay to police to stay open past legal closing times and put on nude shows, the mayor said the goal to make the bribes legal, with bar owners tipping off officials on competitors
breaking the law and paying into a fund to have regulators enforce them.
This will reduce the police department's obligation to control the bars and focus more on other burdens, Itthiphol said. It also generates confidence in tourists regarding the safety of life and property as well.
With such a sweeping scope, the draft plan runs the risk of never being completed, both because of the difficulty of re-regulating so many matters and winning agreement of so many agencies affected.
Update: Mayor says no changes to closing time until 2012
There will be no official change in Pattaya bar closing times until at least 2012 as a host of city, provincial and national government officials draft a Pattaya Model project to revise zoning, operating hours and tax
systems for entertainment venues.
The police raided Soi 6 en-masse on Wednesday night.
Around 200 police descended. They blocked both ends of the Soi and parked a mobile drugs testing van in the middle of the soi. They then proceeded to round up all the girls and march them off for their piss tests.
And in anticipation of a fair few girls being caught out, they brought along two large paddy wagons.
Clinic A-GoGo opened on 29th December on Soi 7. It is located a few bars closer to the beach than Silver Star 2.
The bar is clearly modeled on its successful gogo neighbour, Silver Star 2. It is a scaled down version, attractively decorated in white.
The front section has a central stage surrounded by narrow bench seating around the edges of the room. Narrow ledge seating seems to be a speciality of gogos in Soi 7 and 8.
The back section is focused on quite a large Jacuzzi, which wasn't in operation during my visit.
There were 4 or 5 girls dancing on the central stage in a range of attire.
There were probably a dozen girls total in the bar. Of these, half were attractive girls dancing in bikinis or topless. Then there were coyote dancers in negligee shorts and bras. A couple of dancers were looking faintly ludicrous by wearing a
light, possibly 'nursey', looking bikini top and see thru skirt over the top of their coyote gear.
It seems to be coming quite common to see solid bras and shorts as gogo attire. Presumably the shortage of girls means that dancers dictate their own clothing preferences. It sure as hell ain't the customer's preferences.
The dancers were taking no interest in the customers, save when a few Thai guys came in to sit at the back.
There was a draft beer following the same price as its neighbour gogo at 65 Baht.
There's not really very much in bar that follows the clinic theme. Possibly a bit of a lost opportunity, or else something they will build on in due course.
Thankfully the closure of Windmill on Soi Diamond was just a scheduled one day event. The bar is still going strong (albeit with a recent loss of my favourite girls to Baby Dolls)
On another happy note there is a new GoGo on Soi Lengkee. This is the soi that is the continuation of Soi Diana from Soi Buakhao to 3rd Road.
The bar is called something along the lines of Cherry's A-GoGo. No further details at the moment but reports expected soon. Update: This information proved to be incorrect. The only Cherry's on Soi Lengkee is a guest