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Monday, September 25, 2017

Bangkok, Famed Capital of Free-Wheeling Fun, Goes Dark Indefinitely (Photos)

BANGKOK — In Bangkok's red light district Soi Cowboy, 7pm is usually the beginning of a long, neon night of music and enticement. But on Thursday’s historical night of Oct. 13, it was the end.

Entertainment Behind Closed Doors Okay, Gov’t Clarifies

BANGKOK — Officials have clarified that entertainment in the private sector is free to continue if it takes place behind closed doors.

Khaosan Road Never Quieter As Business Takes a Hit (Photos)

BANGKOK — While most bars and restaurants around backpacker destination Khaosan Road have reopened one week after His Majesty the Late King died, its usual loud scene has gone quiet as the supply of tourists has dried up.

Do’s and Don’ts of Mourning Period for Expats and Visitors

BANGKOK — As Thailand begins a new week since His Majesty King Bhumibol’s death led to the declaration of a year-long mourning period, foreign tourists and residents might wonder what is okay and what is not.

Khaosan Road: Open But Silent (Photos)

BANGKOK — In the aftermath of HM King’s death Thursday, tourist hub Khaosan Road has become a much more subdued version of itself. Some restaurants...

Pattaya Sex Show Touts Arrested For Harassment, False Advertising

PATTAYA — Soldiers and local officials arrested 16 people Monday night holding laminated cards promising salacious entertainment at Pattaya’s infamous sex shows.

No One Hurt as Fire Destroys Bangkok’s ‘Funky Villa’ Nightclub

BANGKOK — A popular nightclub in the heart of Bangkok’s entertainment district burned down early this morning, though there’s no report of any casualty.

Dragon’s Guide to 5 Clubs For After-Hours Party People

Here are five of late venues, but keep in mind that closing times can change in the blink of an eye and surprise visits from the boys in brown can happen when you least expect it.

Happy 420, Thailand! You Get a Weed Fest This Saturday.

Cannabis remains a Class 5 narcotic in Thailand, where the plant remains frowned upon by much of Thai society - but not everyone.

Foreigners Seek Bail After Warrantless Raid on Overstay

BANGKOK — At least six foreigners were seeking bail Monday after spending the weekend behind bars following a raid on a Bangkok guesthouse and music venue.

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