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  1. mauldid

    October 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Love your articles and pics but navigating through is horrible. Its 2015, should be easier and cleaner when trying to go to the next or previous pic.

    • Stickboy BKK

      October 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      I hear ya and I’ve tried a ton of scripts but have yet to find one that does what I want – show the biggest version of the photo without shrinking them to fit a popout.

  2. jeff

    November 15, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Is this a GESTAPO site?

    • Stickboy BKK

      November 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      No but racism and crude comments aren’t welcome – as you can see, all of your other comments are approved.

  3. NorDevil

    January 14, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I love looking through what you have on your website but . . . ok . . . maybe I am too old but your language . . . puts me off and stops me from recommending the site to my friends. You can still tell a good story . . . even be sarcastic without calling people names . . .

  4. Roger Buck

    February 1, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Re your story about possible suicide at View Tally 2 Jomtien. You report about Dutchman and been with lady 8 months. Pattaya One reports he is Danish and they had been together 8 years. ?
    I exchange pleasantries with him each morning at the swimming pool. He is Danish.
    Sad story

    • Stickboy BKK

      February 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Hey Roger, thanks for your comment.

      I don’t read Pattaya One so don’t know what they reported. I seen the story on two Thai news sites who both reported the man as coming from the Netherlands.

      One stated the couple had been together 8 years, the other 8 months. Looking at the woman’s Facebook profile it stated she was single and in an open relationship which led me to go with the version that reported them together for 8 months.

      As is always the case, Thai news can be very conflicting from outlet to outlet when reporting a story.

  5. anonymous

    February 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Hi, just a quick email to let you know that your RSS is broken. Please could you fix it so that I can get my daily fix of StickboyBKK?

  6. Greg Rumble

    March 6, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Have to thought of having your Stickboy logo printed on a T shirt? I would buy one. I like your site. Plenty of news you don’t normally see in the mainstream media. Thanks.

  7. Tel

    March 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Good point about flipping cars!!

    The ingenious design in most of Thailands central reservations (the ramp at the bottom of the concrete Moulding!!)
    is obviously what’s to blame in the many many overturned cars I’ve seen on our roads over the years!
    Is that design feature anywhere else in the world?!

  8. J West

    March 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Hey Stick….it’s great to see someone has picked up the torch left by Bernard Trink…the original Nite Owl of early Bangkok night life fame. You’re doing a great job…lots of fun reading your page.

    • Stickboy BKK

      March 17, 2016 at 12:17 am

      Glad to hear you enjoy J West 🙂

  9. Phil beer

    March 22, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Hey want to know what nationality are you??

    • Stickboy BKK

      March 23, 2016 at 2:05 am

      I’m from Scotland

  10. JayRozz

    March 31, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Always been a fan of your story telling, updates and of course the photos of the best of what Thailand has to offer. Mauldid is right about the scroll through for the photos…not user friendly. Keep up the good work! Maybe an article on best places to stay near the best spots? …any thoughts? Anyway, keep it up!

  11. Jomtien Man

    April 1, 2016 at 7:08 am

    email address to send you pics please ?

  12. J West

    April 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Stick….regarding your snap of BKK in 1957. I was first here in 1972 and the scene in the photo could have been taken the day I arrived. BKK was an entirely different place….there were very few tourists or hotels to stay at. There were no high rise commercial or condo buildings, no malls, no BTS, no expressways, and the only long distance line out for travelers was at the GPO on Charoen Krung.

    Look behind the subjects in the pic and see very few cars or buses. Men didn’t wear shorts, that was almost forbidden, and westerners like myself were pointed at and aped behind their backs by the children for our arm hair…Thai’s then would obsess picking fine hair of themselves with tweezers.

    The Vietnam War was just ending, a majority of the farang in town were related to the military in some way. I was a trader and could count the number of farang business people in the city.

    The Malaysia Hotel on Rama 4 was the place to hang out as a bar scene….full of spooks, skeazy diplomats and hangers on. Patpong was a a few bars …with ‘The Mississippi Queen’ being the only one with a decent sound system.

    What changed was the publication of the first Lonely Planet ‘Twat Packer Guide’ and within just a few years thousands of idiots of every description were pouring in. Tony and Maureen Wheeler wrote the first draft of the Lonely Planet at the Malaysia Hotel. If I could go back in time I’d burn the place down knowing now that mass tourism was the worst thing that ever happened to ‘our little slice of paradise’….including Malaysia and Indonesia. Bali was still pristine beaches painted in a dreamscape.

    It’s been bloody awful to watch as Pattaya transformed into the shithole it is today from a relatively quiet beach community. There wasn’t a single hotel on Phuket the first time I went there, having to carry all our own supplies including water.

    I blog extensively on the subject of the sex pat phenom…and predict it will get worse due to a wild shift in western retiree stats. I won’t take any more of your time….thx for the memory of BKK at it’s best.

    J West Hardin Author-Blogger-Travel Columnist Contributor & Travel Video productions

  13. James

    April 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    The dinosaur park at emquartier just blew all the power on sukhunvit 24. All my work and the food my girlfriend has been destroyed.

    All the dinosaurs are still moving despite slowly asking people to leave without a refund!

    Welcome to bangkok where a rich mall operator can destroy your weekend and keep making money.

  14. J West

    May 14, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    LOvE the pics of BKK back in the day…keep ’em coming.

  15. Eileen Tan

    May 30, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    How about news on Boys Clubs for Ladies to go to

    • Stickboy BKK

      May 30, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Eileen that is a subject for someone else to cover, not my kind of thing.

  16. Don

    July 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Can you find out why “The Dubliner” closed? I’ve only heard a few boring rumors so far.


  17. Steve

    August 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Please disable anti-adblocking message. I wish to support your site but having blocked ads from hosts file, not from adblocker, and from a customised browser on my phone it’s difficult to browse the site. Even then there are workarounds.

  18. Richard

    October 8, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Stickboy beats the ass off every other ex-pat website in Thailand. Original, funny, unique, insightful, knowledgeable, hard-hitting, thoughtful, no bs, day in, day out.

  19. Ashley

    October 9, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I dont know whats gone on, but I no longer like your fb page, dont see anything on my time line , can not leave comments or even message you.. its as if i have been blocked,, for what, i have no idea.

  20. Mike

    November 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    A search function would be nice. Perhaps you have one hidden somewhere. Over the years, Stickboy has posted many interesting things. Often, I try to find one item or another and cannot.

    • Stickboy BKK

      November 3, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Its right there in the sidebar 😉

  21. Stephen

    February 4, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Dear Stickboy

    Love your work but there’s one Singaporean who is a tad too abrasive and frankly, seriously unpleasant that follows you on FB. William Ng. I’ve come across him on other sites and he is always seriously and thoroughly unpleasant.

    See what he says in relation to a Brit that appears to have committed suicide – and yes – in the thread, I responded in kind showing his own empathy for mental health issues which he has neatly side-stepped when replying to in oarticular to Pete Munday.

    William Ng’s responses are uncalled for, abusive and seriously unnecessary and I responded in kind – sorry about that. But a fun, friendly and informative page such as yours is no place for people to be racist and abusive.

    And yes – I was crude in my response to him but this guy takes the biscuit. Ban me also if you wish. Oh the irony – but heck, he deserves it for the blatant hypocrisy.

    Please consider keeping someone like this as a follower / commentator out of your posts. It would make life so much more pleasant.


    • Stickboy BKK

      February 4, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Him and three others now banned for comments on that thread. Thanks for highlighting them.

  22. Vito

    March 7, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Hi StickBoy,
    I’ve been a fan of your site for some time now, usually browsing the site while I commute from work to home. I usually read the articles on my phone, however recently I’ve noticed I cant get the mobile version of the site, its the computer version only. Am I doing something wrong or are you not now supporting both computer and phone versions of the site?

    • Stickboy BKK

      March 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

      A new mobile version is due to be rolled out at the end of the month.

  23. Gerald Fowers

    March 9, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Great photos and memories of my 30 years in Thailand. I’ve been trying to locate a photo of the original Dusit Thani Hotel that was demolished around 1969 but so far unable to do so. If you have one, I’d appreciate receiving it. Thanks.

  24. pj

    December 22, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Is there an Email subscription option for this website?
    If so add me to the updates.

  25. Tim

    February 4, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Your RSS feed has stopped working since last week.

  26. Neill

    March 21, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Hello. Love your site. Keeps me in the groove.. Sort of speak!
    One question.. You had a photo spread of lovely girls and the article title ended, ‘NSFWISH’.
    What did that mean? All I can guess is NSF is Non sufficient funds!!! LOl

    • Stickboy BKK

      March 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Not Safe For Work (ish)

  27. Neill

    March 22, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Thank you for your reply!

  28. Neill

    March 30, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Referring to the picture, ‘What is this?’ It was a mystery even back in 1988 when I lived in Bangkok.
    But my guess is something nautical back when Bangkok was criss crossed with canals and was referred to as ‘The Venice of the East’. Maybe tying up vessels, or providing a pivot, turning point for barges, vessels?!!!

  29. Neill

    April 25, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Gorgeous Gus!!! Absolutely Gorgeous… But where can she be found? Please.

    • Stickboy BKK

      April 25, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      She can’t be found. 😉

  30. Neill

    April 25, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks for your reply. I know there is no shortage of talent!

  31. Neill

    May 1, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Ear ache! Painful… Feel better ASAP!

  32. Graham

    June 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Just a quick note to mention a bar owned by a mate will be closing it’s doors for the last time tonight. The “You Again” bar in the Rajah Hotel complex will serve it’s last drinks. Alas, another bites the dust.

    • Stickboy BKK

      June 8, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks Graham

  33. Mark

    July 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Stickboy,

    Great site, but can you take the dead video links off.

  34. Joey

    October 8, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Why is it necessary to have a facebook account to access the links to some of your advertisers? I don’t have a facebook account!

    • Stickboy BKK

      October 8, 2018 at 10:23 am

      That’s where they want their ads linked to, their decision, not mine.

  35. Graham

    May 17, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    A photo published today 17th May 2019 of the sky line…approximatly where was this picture taken?

  36. Harry Bunghole

    July 16, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Hello – I recall several years ago you called out the website
    Thai Visa for planting inflammatory posts in order to generate
    website traffic.

    Something along the line of – I married a thai woman. Bought
    her a house. Turned out she was married to a Thai man living
    in her village. Came home one day and she and her real husband
    told me I had to leave the house. I have no money so they are
    now renting me a room in the house I purchased. Woe is me.

    I think they are doing it again with a – help me I’m locked
    up in a detention room at the airport because of visa problem.
    What can I do.

    Do you have a link to your original post about the guy being
    asked to leave his house? Thanks

    • Stickboy BKK

      July 16, 2019 at 11:14 am

      It was most likely posted on FB or Twitter so finding the link now would take some time.

  37. william louis

    August 27, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    What can be done about the low-life’s that take videos with hidden cameras and then post them on you tube? I’ve seen myself and friends a few times and we certainly object. One would think that places like Nana Plaza would actively seek out these creeps and black ball them from entering in the future. But, I know they don’t do that.

    • Stickboy BKK

      August 28, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      Report the videos on YouTube

  38. william louis

    September 11, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    IO tried. They don´t care.

  39. ron edgar

    May 23, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Great site. Just like to give my opinion on the more bust than boom article, my take is that there will be a boom. If we take say the UK, as with a lot of 1st world Countries, they have implemented vast amounts of cash protecting their economies and workers etc. The average Joe who enjoys Thailand has been getting 80% of his wages paid, plus a mortgage holiday (just been extended for another 3 months.) He has hardly been able to spend any of it. ie no bars, cinema, restaurants, sport etc. In fact he’s probably got more money saved up than he’s had for a while. As for air fares i looked up Etihads flights from the UK to Bangkok departing in November returning December (A full six months away.) And with a limited seat plan of around 65% occupancy, the price is the same as the last 2 or 3 years, around £465. Most of the other major European airlines have similar deals. The only thing that might scupper a boom as you say is the added restrictions on international travel, but in my humble opinion they might not last as long as some think (Unless there is a resurgence of covid 19.) As for social distancing etc in the nightlife areas of Thailand, i suggest it won’t last long. you only have to look at the restaurant scene They’ve only been open a couple of weeks and there are groups of people sitting together. (I even spotted 11 thais round a table the other day) The police won’t be bothered just like in England. (Lately plenty of people in the parks, beaches etc, they just gave up and went away lol.) So lets all try and look on the bright side eh. None of us know how this is going to pan out but as i said before, in my opinion it won’t be half as bad as some think.

    keep up the good work. yours Ron

  40. Oliver

    May 29, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Hello Stickboy,

    Intersting new layout dwesign. Coudl you please remove the right click ban on your site ? I don’t think there is anything you would need to protect and even then i’m sure anyone coudl just download the page right away. However haveign right click options woudl allow me to correct the typing mistakes in this very comment and it would allow me to open your articles in different tabs rather then trying to navigate from page to page not sure what I read already and what not.

    Thankl you !

  41. Steven Bruce

    October 23, 2020 at 2:54 am

    I just looked at the thai embassy website in Australia canberra and they state $25,000 aust dollars in bank for.6 months for tr visa. Looks be a global thing, they are slow updating websites i guess.

  42. Harold

    December 14, 2020 at 3:33 am

    A Stickman reader is impressed with your very informative site.

    • Stickboy BKK

      December 14, 2020 at 10:29 am

      Thank you Harold, I hope you’ll come back and look again sometime.

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