Inside the Sukhumvit Soi 7 beer bar complex, where only the Moonshine Pub has a restaurant license. How do the other bars operate? Sorry, dumb question. (Photo: Twitter)

Bangkok’s Dodgy Nightlife Scene Sees Shutdowns After Fueling Covid-19 Outbreak

As in Pattaya and elsewhere, Bangkok’s nightlife scene – driven by bars operating as “restaurants’ or through bribes to corrupt police – are driving...
While beer bars and brothels are open around Pattaya, the large go-go bars on Walking Street will remain closed after Jan. 16. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

‘Zero Chance’ Bars Reopen Jan. 16 as Thailand Begins to Shut...

Restrictions on bars and nightclubs won’t be lifted on Jan. 16 and, in fact, could go the other way, with alcohol again banned, as...

PHOTO VIEW: Pattaya’s Nightlife Reopens, Proving Bar Closure Order a Farce

One might be able to rationalize how a Soi 7 beer bar offering up quick-slop Thai food could be considered a restaurant, but in...
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Thailand New Year’s Open Only to Fully Vaxed, Tested

If you plan on attending a big New Year’s Countdown event, bring your vaccine card and a negative Covid-19 test. The Center for Covid-19 Situation...
#RealSizeBeauty or fat? On semifinal night in Israel, many Thais commented that Anchilee seemed to have gained weight since the Miss Thailand Universe pageant.

Anchilee’s #RealSizeBeauty Message Falls on Deaf Ears at Miss Universe

. Thai netizens turn on Australian-Thai queen, saying she got fat between pageants
The Carousel beer bar n Pattaya's Walking Street sits empty and for sale. Nightlife could be shut even longer than Jan. 16, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thrusday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

PM: Nightlife Reopening May Be ‘Put on Hold’ Due to Omicron

The much-anticipated Jan. 16 reopening of bars and clubs may be delayed further by the emergence of the coronavirus omicron variant, Prime Minister Prayut...
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Longer Booze Hours Bring Bigger Crowds to Khaosan ‘Restaurants’

The extension of booze-selling has brought bigger crowds to bars masquerading as restaurants on Khaosan Road. The nightlife strip in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon District –...
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Phuket, Krabi Star in New Czech Movie ‘Ostrov’

Thailand is back in the front of international movie cameras with a Czech Republic film currently being shot in Phuket and Krabi. A 22-member film...
Bangkok's infamous Soi Cowboy red-light district will continues to lie in darkness until at least Jan. 16. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand Bars to Remain Closed Until Jan., CCSA Reaffirms

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday dashed hopes of a happy new year for Thailand’s bar and club operators, confirming nightlife entertainment...
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NSC to Reconsider Reopening of Bars, Clubs

The National Security Council next week will discuss relaxing coronavirus curbs on entertainment venues, bars, pubs, and karaoke clubs. National Security Council chief Gen. Supoj...
The Kangaroo "restaurant" is open and serving booze despite bars supposedly being closed in Phuket.

Bars ‘Remain Closed’ in Phuket; Don’t Tell Bangla Road

You wouldn’t know it from Bangla Road, but bars technically remain closed in Phuket. The central government claimed Monday that Phuket Province has been maintaining...
Nana Plaza, the red-light bar complex popular with tourists on Sukhumvit Soi 4, continues to be closed while straight-up watering holes masquerading as restaurants are back to normal business. Nightlife complexes such as Nana would remain closed through the new year under a proposal to be made to the CCSA Friday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand’s Bars, Clubs to Stay Closed Until 2022 Under Proposal to...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday will consider a proposal to keep Thailand’s bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues closed thrugh the...
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Thai Tourism Minister Scrapes Egg Off Face After Lisa Snubs Him...

Thailand once again embarrassed itself on the world stage as K-pop star Lalisa ‘Lisa’ Manoban said she won’t be attending any new year’s concerts...
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Smitten Tourism Minister Wants ฿100 Million to Have Lisa Play Thailand...

Thailand’s tourism minister apparently has a thing for Lisa. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed Monday he is insisting on inviting Blackpink singer Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal to New...
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Thai-Aussie Anchilee Scott-Kemmis Redefines Miss Universe Thailand Pageant with #RealSizeBeauty Win

Anchilee Scott-Kemmis’ campaign go redefine Thailand’s beauty standards by celebrating diversity and individuality reached a new pinnacle when the Australian-Thai model was crowned Miss...
The 2020 Pattaya Music Festival had a smallish seating area and no standing or dancing crowds.

Pattaya Music Festival Bans Unvaccinated, Untested Fans

Only fully vaccinated and coronavirus-tested people will be admitted into the Pattaya Music Festival when it unfolds over four weekends in November and December. At...
In addition to lots of food, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is famous for is gruesome face piercing exhibitions.

Thai Festivals, Illuminated Boats, Reopened National Parks Light Up October

With coronavirus restrictions easing and domestic tourism restarting, festivals and events are being scheduled across the country. National parks also are reopening in the...
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Lisa ❤️ Pork Balls; So Now All Thais Do Too

The popularity of Thailand’s No. 1 K-Pop export Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal is driving demand for her music, traditional headdresses and pork balls. Customers this weekend...
The Edge of Daybreak, directed by Taiki Sakpisit, won the critics' prize at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. (Courtesy of Taiki Sakpisit)

Thai Films Enjoying Best Year Ever Abroad, But Remain Unseen at...

With cinemas closed since April, Thai movie lovers have been deprived of perhaps the greatest crop of homemade films ever
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WATCH: ‘Lalisa’ Video Hits 64 Million Views in 20 Hours, Giving...

Blackpink's Lisa sets Thai hearts aflutter by appearing in 1st solo video wearing an hand-made traditional Thai silk dress
Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s feature film ‘Memoria’ has won a Jury Prize at this month’s Cannes Film Festival.

Thai Director Wins at Cannes, Blasts Thai Gov’t for Covid-19 Mismanagement

Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s feature film ‘Memoria’ has won a Jury Prize at this month’s Cannes Film Festival.
Nana Plaza Soi 4 Bangkok Go-Go Bars Tuk-Tuk Stumble Inn Hillary Morning Night Nightlife Bars Go-Go

Panthera Group Slashes Rents, Provides Loans to Keep Bangkok’s Nightlife Industry...

Panthera Group is using its leadership position to ensure the country’s nightlife industry survives the coronavirus pandemic by slashing rents, offering soft loans to struggling rivals and setting an example other landlords can follow.

Panthera Group Brings Food Aid to Bangkok’s Struggling Nightlife Workers

Panthera Group staff prepare food survival bags for 1,000 Bangkok entertainment industry workers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Panthera Group Donates Food, Necessities to Nana Plaza Workers Unemployed by Covid-19

Panthera Group Donates Food, Necessities to Nana Plaza Workers Unemployed by...

Panthera Group, Thailand’s leading integrated operator of hospitality, law and marketing businesses and owner of the Nana Plaza entertainment complex in Bangkok, has donated...
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EXCLUSIVE: English Lyrics & Behind Scenes at Rap Against Dictatorship’s New...

Tyler Roney goes inside the music and brings RAD's message to the English-speaking world.
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