The governor of Chonburi province has ordered all restaurants to be shut immediately for onsite eating and drinking. Only takeaway from restaurants will be allowed. The province includes Pattaya, previously one of Thailand's premier tourist areas now a
ghost town because of the virus.
The order - effective immediately - came as a swathe of further restrictions were announced ramping up Phakrathorn Thienchai's response to the Covid-19 situation.
Also closed forthwith are huge tourist
attractions namely Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, Nong Nooch Garden and the Four Regions Floating Market.
No one is allowed to bring food and alcohol to consume in public areas - reservoirs were mentioned in the order in particular.
All bars, spas
and tradition massage are to remain closed until the crisis subsides.
Furthermore, the governor has also announced that no alcohol can be sold between 6pm and 6am. This is in addition to Thailand's existing laws that only allows the sale of
alcohol between 11am and 2pm and after 5pm.
The move to ban the sale of alcohol from 6pm is understood to have been implemented in order to discourage people from gathering in public - which too have also been banned, with group gatherings in
parks, beaches and even communal areas of condos now banned.
Beaches remain open during the day but social distancing should be practiced.
Thailand's public health minister and deputy PM Anutin Charnvirakul has told a press conference that the Public Health Ministry will suggest additional precautions to the government and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday, including the temporary
closure of bars and entertainment venues, including nightclubs, concerts, live music venues and other venues where people congregate.
Anutin says these measure would be to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus , and would be based on
zone-by-zone decisions by the government and coronavirus response teams.
Anutin announced several other measures will be suggested to the PM, to include potential limitation of travel for Songkran and enforced cancellation of private cultural and
A meeting of the Covid-19 Administration Centre, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, approved a motion to postpone the Songkran holidays from April 13-15 to later dates. The meeting cited the reason of increasing social distance and
minimising public movement both domestically and internationally.
The new date for Songkran will be announced later.
On the topic of bar clsoures, the government agreed to close all venues with a capacity for more than 50 people, such as
entertainment premises, boxing stadiums, and universities, and the topic will be discussed agaon on 17th March.
I was out with my girl on Walking Street. We took a go-go bar
stroll on Sunday evening between 8 and 9 o'clock. It was lively on the street with people from all over the world. Among the Westerners, the older generation 60 plus dominated; almost exclusively men. Plus smaller mixed groups of Russians, mostly
couples. The largest group, however, was made up of Asians. Japanese, Koreans, several Indian groups of men. There was a complete lack of the Chinese package tourists, who in the last 5 to 6 years really clogged up Walking Street around this time.
The first Gogo was the Dollhouse .
Here about 30 girls dance in two shifts. There is also a show show with two to three girls and a table on which two girlies loll around and fondle each other.
Most of the girls are at most average. But even here, a pretty girl can
be found. Among the good 30 girls, two or three were quite pretty. But this is individual and subjective. There is one very attractive one; but her big boobies are made of plastic.
In the Dollhouse there is always something going
on. There is always a sufficient number of guests; mainly old white men. There is no fear of contact here. Next to us, two pensioners, who were having quite a rough time with two girls. They sat down on the laps of the men - sometimes with their faces
turned towards them, sometimes with their backs - and the gentlemen grabbed them and cuddled around violently with the young things. All this for a lady-drink and for the duration of a round of dancing; so about 20 minutes.
Here I met girls who knew me from last year. They recognized me immediately, even though I'd only been to Beavers once. I must have bought them a few ladydrinks and must have been in a good mood, which then jumped over to the
girls. Maybe it was the other way around ... hahaha
I gave the draught beer plenty of credit. My girl desperately tried to stop me from drinking, but I reigned roughshod over her as the alcohol level increased and I stood up to
Here are a whole range of very pretty girlies at the start. The ensemble - line-up - is a feast for the eyes. About 30 girls dancing in two shifts. In between there is a show interlude of a very beautiful, slim and also tall dancer, a Russian, who
inspires the audience with her solo dance. An almost professional choreography, everything very aesthetic and wonderful to watch. If I remember correctly, one layer dances bare and one in bikinis.
If you are looking for a pretty
girl, you are in the right place. I suspect that the prices of these girls are also significantly lower than in the hip gogos of Soi 15 and WS.
Annabels, Soi Diamond
Music at a pleasant volume,
lighting adequately bright so that the girls can be seen well. About 30 girls at the start, dancing in two shifts. A lot of meat is shown, on top.
I was not at all enthusiastic about the female line-up, significantly below
average. I checked with my girl to see what she thinks of the girls. "Not so good, not pretty, at most average". In addition her critical expression. Good that I had her with me, so I was not alone with my judgement.
However, when I scanned the girlies a third and fourth time, I discovered three girls with natural (!!!) beautiful big hooters, full boobies. Real ones, no plastic, no silicone.
A go-go shed for Japanese and Koreans. About 60 girls, many of them very pretty girls dancing in bikinis; there is nothing naked to see here.
Personally, I don't like this gogo-boîte.
Mostly full of Japanese and Koreans and maybe a few other men from Asian countries. Also quite high prices for drinks and lady drinks.
A lot of the girls with plastic tits. For whoever likes that, here you go.
In addition to Rich A-GoGo Runway/Nui's Club 2 was also dark on Friday. Again the reasons are not yet clear. The bar is a bit rundown in terms of its presentation so it rather looks the part to be closed. It is has been open at
that location for as long as I can remember.
These 2 closures with as yet unknown prospects leaves the GoGo count at 68, its lowest ever.
Allso notable last night was the longest snake of Baht buses waiting to fill up to go to Jomtien, that I
have ever seen. Presumably this is reflecting a sudden drop in tourist numbers.
Maggie Choo's is the latest acquisition by the ever expanding Nightwish Group.
Wet Six Club towards the beach end of Soi 6 is closed and the word is that the bar has been acquired by La La Land.
Kiss KTV Bar never made its
opening and its references to the Korean KTV karaoke scene suggest that it many need a little rebranding in light of Korean tourism taking a covid-19 hit.
Meanwhile the most notable news is that Pook Bar has closed. It has been the mainstay
of the Ladyboy trade for aver long time. (I can just about remember Pook A-GoGo when it was operating with born and bred ladies).
Club Nevada on Soi 13/2 (Soi Post Office) closed yesterday 29th February.
Today I saw the movers who took out all the sofas. Hopefully some much needed renovation is going on, and it's a only a temporary closure.
I was told a month. It was a goldmine in the past when the old mamasan was taking care of it, the bikers loved it. Some nudity on stage was the rule, but since then... only a bunch of those clothed old fugglies.
IMHO, renovations won't do it without a complete staff change.
The GoGo count is now perilously low at 70.
Update: It seems likely that closure is permanent.
The Nightwish groups opens another new bar on Soi 6
27th February 2020
Utopia bar has opened in the central section of Soi 6. It is the 28th member of the rapidly expanding Nightwish Group.
The group has a characterful naming policy based on emotions, vices and sins. Whenever a new one joins the chain, it always inspires
a thought about alternative suggestions. My favourite is to add 'Gluttony' to the vices set. And how about "Infidelity', 'Naivety' or 'Gullibility'.
I recently stopped by So Nice but it was a bit of a struggle. There were no ladies that would get a job anywhere else bar the daytime gogos. In fact there were hardly any dancers at all.
In the past the ladies would try and make up a bit by
being outrageously naughty in the bar. But on my last visit, (based on too small a sample to suggest anything other than a one off), the dancers were not offering the usual naughtiness.
It crossed my mind that perhaps this was related to practical
and sensible concerns about Chinese flu. But the end result was that there was no point being in the bar.
At the time the flu was not quite so obvious a threat as it is today, but surely the flu will put a but of a dampener on hands on fun. In
fact it doesn't bare thinking about what will happen to any type of bar, should things get any worse.
Angel A-GoGo on Soi Diamond has gone dark, at least for a night. The reasons are not apparent and maybe it is a little soon to jump to conclusions.
Thailand has been reporting massive drops in the numbers of tourists, not just from China. The risk
is not just about getting the flu yourself, it is also about the possibility of getting stranded should there be a breakout in another country and flights get cancelled.
It must be worrying times for the bars. Perhaps expats could help out by
drinking a bit more.
Update: Still dark
17th February 2020.
Well Angel A-GoGo is still dark and it doesn't look like much is happening so this now leaves just 72 GoGos open around Pattaya. This is getting down
to lows not seen for many a year.
I popped into Walking Street on Friday Night, it was very quiet on the Roads. The Police were out in force at the food Mart traffic lights, stopping cars and motorcycles.
Started in Annabel's , a lot of nice Girls in
Rah Rah Skirts and open fronted Blouses. The Skirts did not hide much and the Girls were keen to show their Pussies for a small tip.
There were 2 attractive naked Girls on the mat, with a large Carrot to use as a Dildo for some
unknown reason the Girl put a Condom on the Carrot before pushing it in her friends Pussy.
I was sitting with a pretty Girl called Nim who was rather Chubby but had huge Firm Tit's and a Hugh Jarce and another very pretty Girl
with a lovely Tud, she was very friendly and kept kissing me and rubbing my Dick.
A Farang in his 30's came round and made the Girls on Stage remove all there skirts. I have to say the majority of the Girls looked much Sexier with
the Skirts on. The English guy sitting next to me agreed.
Stayed for a draft lager at 80b, lady drinks were a reasonable 160b and headed to Baccara , passing Atlantis it was closed.
fairly quiet, no Peppermint Girls were in so I sat on my own. There were some attractive Girls but most of the big titted Girls were missing. The waiter told me they were closing at midnight.
Stayed for a draft lager and watched
the Girls round and headed for the Shark Club , which packed as always and very lively.
I sat with the usual Girls. A Girl who was sitting over the other side of the room with a punter got up on the Stage naked and was
throwing money in the air.
There was a Dancer sitting on my right in Civvies, she was knocking back the bottles of Singha Beer like it was water, she drank 4 while I was there and she was very small and slim. How do they do it?
she was buying lady drinks for her friends, she was getting a discount I saw the waitress working it out. You'd think they had somewhere better to go on their night off, she had gorgeous eyes.
I headed home up soi 15 at 12-10am
there was no sign of it closing or stopping serving drinks. Everything was still open in Soi 15 apart from the Sapphire Club which was in darkness and looked as if it didn't open on Friday.
I stopped by Pandora's, one of my favourite GoGos. It wasn't the greatest line up and there weren't many familiar faces from my last report 3 months ago. Still a few dancers you'd like to share a few
drinks with though.
The girl I selected was a new recruit on her first day, though she told me she had previously worked at the bar some years ago. She clearly wasn't yet fully immersed in the feel of the bar so I only stayed for a couple of
always reasonably priced drinks.
I spent a dance rotation philosophising about the merits of a bar. Most of the good experiences are really down to how you click with your drinking partner. The decor of the bar, drinks prices, music choice etc
become secondary to the enjoyment of interaction with the girl.
It was my conclusion that good bar policies increase the probability of a good experience but there are no guarantees. A poor bar has a poor probability of good time but one can still
So it is my observation that Pandora's offers a good bet, but in this case my selection fell a the first fence. I expect a winner next time though.
The 39th annual Cobra Gold military exercise will be held from February 24 to March 6 with 4,000 US personnel, three navy ships and one commercial vessel.
Cobra Gold is an event held between the Thai and US armed forces every year. It's the largest
Asia-Pacific military exercise held each year, and is among the largest multinational military exercises in which the US participates.
Local media report that on recent visits shore leave and liberty for US soldiers has been greatly restricted and it
is highly likely that the soldiers will not be given freedom to hit the town on the visit due to concerns about the Wuhan Coronavirus.
Party Girls A-GoGo first opened on 14th June 2019. It closed soon after on 1st August but returned life on 18th December 2019. Unfortunately it clashed with Pattaya authorities and was closed again with a police order on the door.
Well the 30 days
are now up and the bar has again re-opened.
A new gentlemen's club has opened just off Pratamanak Soi 6. It uses the venue that was previously the Romanasia restaurant. If you start at Pratamnak then about 800m down turn right at the second 7-11.
The new venue is open from 1pm to 9pm, offers
nearby rooms at 350 Baht, has lady drinks at 120 Baht and the standard rates for the ladies.
Popped into Walking Street on Saturday night, lots of Russian Tourists everywhere.
Started in the Dollhouse which was disappointing no Girls I knew were in and the Girls who were there ignored me.
Stayed 30 mins and headed to the Shark Club , totally different story in there. with half the Girls smiling at me. There were several lovely new Girls, one was small and was shaking her lovely booty at the punters and a dreamy
tall slim Teen who was stunning. For anyone who likes Silicone there was a very attractive lady with huge boobs, seen her somewhere before can't remember where.
There were 2 separate Punters buying 3000b worth of ping pong balls.
Sat with my usual Girl Del, she went off to Dance and didn't come back. Later her I spotted her sitting in the corner with one of the 3000b punters. This really annoys me but it always happens in the high season when Girls are trying to maximize their
I stayed for a Draft Beer and headed into Electric Blue which was doing average business. Mamasang Aum said it had been like it all night. Of course this meant there were a lot of Dancers. Bought a Girl a drink
she went off to Dance and didn't come back. Bought a drink for Dancer Aum she went off to Dance and came back to say she had a better prospect, so I decided to call it a night.. then May appeared, she's small and cute with stunning eyes, ex Peppermint,
so i stayed to get her a drink.
Then headed home up soi 14 to the Russian Express back to Jomtien. Not a great night but usually the case in January.
I stopped by just before the bar was renamed from Diamond to Annabels.
The bar has a large central stage with bench seating on all sides of the stage. There is a smaller stage towards the front of the bar that is a repeat of the large stage. The
bar also retains a few table dancing podiums directly in front of the bench seating.
The stage was quite full of dancers in various stages of undress, mostly topless. There were plenty of good looking girls but not quite the standards of
Pin-Up/Sapphire and the like. But that's always going to be the case as the basic mode of the bar is hands-on.
The centre of each of the stages was reserved for two naked girls to provide a few sexy going ons, mostly with each other, but I'm sure
a little audience participation may be available too.
As always in the Windmill bars, the girls are very keen to sit with, or on, customers in return for a few lady drinks. My chosen drinking partner was delightful company, both in terms of
enjoyable chit chat, and also the sexy stuff.
The bar divides al the dancers into two shift, one dancing and the other sitting with customers. They change over frequently so its never too long to wait for your drinking partner to return from
There were plenty of customers, and more than enough girls to go around, so I was a little surprised when a friendly manager told me that the they were waiting to build up even more girls before they could open up an upstairs bar.
Anyway the evening was a success, time flew by, and I'll be back soon.
Popped into Walking Street Saturday night, normal crowd for a Saturday night. Usual Police Cordon on Thappraya Road, looked like they were searching Bikes for Drugs.
Started in the Panda Club which was quiet, well down
on Girls. There was a Japanese man sitting next to me who bought a tray of 24 Tequilas, they didn't last long as the Girls and Waitresses were knocking them back. Not sure if he was very rich or very stupid but he was wearing a Baseball cap on back to
front and his Sunglasses on the back of his neck. I sat with usual Girl Nun.
Stayed for a San Miguel and headed to Baccara, which was quite busy, but got a seat at the stage.
Some very nice Girls as
usual with not so many Silicone enhanced Topless Dancers as in the past. The ShowGirls stripped down to nothing, unfortunately the beautiful Coyote Dancer with the Big Arse was not there. Ann and some of the Peppermint Girls came down looking for a 40b
Stayed for a Draft Beer and headed into Coco A-GoGo in soi Diamond.
On the positive side it was lively with good seating and no Bang Bang Music.
Negative there was no
nudity, variously dressed Coyote Dancers, some very attractive Girls but none of approached me.
Had a Draft Chang which was not very good, they need to clean the pipes. Lady drinks started at a bargain 200b and went up to 250b for
models. I only saw one and 300b for Russian Girls of which there were 4 or 5 Russian Girls of very average appearance.
Why anyone would want to buy them a drink at those prices is a mystery. One Russian Girl was as tall as me, she
was wearing 8 inch heels, she did a Dance round the Pole. The best looking Russian Bird was sitting on her own.
I can't think of any reason for going back and I think this new Agogo will not last long, unless they introduce some
nudity and put the prices down, which of course they won't.
New Bat A-GoGo on Soi Diamond is currently under intensive reconstruction work readying to open as a new A-GoGo. Presumably the haste is to try and get it up and running whilst peak season is still in full swing.
A couple of days ago a new sign
appeared proclaiming the new name to be No.1 A-GoGo. But this has already been changed, and now reads CoCo A-GoGo.
Meanwhile it has been reported that Infinity A-GoGo on Walking Street has gone dark but that Harem Club A-GoGo has returned to
Meanwhile recently re-opened Party Girlz has re-closed with a rather official looking closure order pinned to the door.
Pending further investigation the GoGo count has reduced by one to 73.