Nana Plaza, The World’s Largest Adult Playground, will be closed from today (April 6) until April 19 on the orders of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
The closure announced on Monday night comes after a meeting of the Communicable Disease Committee following the cluster of Covid infections from various nightspots in Thonglor and Ekkamai.
It was decided by officials that 196 entertainment venues in 3 districts – Khlong Toei, Wattana, and Bang Khae – were to be closed down temporarily as they are deemed high risk in a bid to prevent further infections.
The shutdown of the Plaza includes the beer bars out front on Soi 4 too.
This third closure couldn’t have come at a worse time as only last week visitor numbers to Nana Plaza were the highest since before the Covid situation started in Match 2020.
Major Renovations Underway At Twister BKK
Twister BKK is one of, if not the biggest, go-go bar in Bangkok and it’s currently a shell of its former self with construction crews on the tools transforming it into something very different.
The inside of the massive bar, which must be at least 8 shophouses wide, is currently a shell with the owners stripping it bare to start the new build from scratch.
So what is on those drawings of the new design and layout?
A big boat. And I mean a very BIG boat that will run for almost the entire length of the bar as the stage. It will even have a higher built section for Titanic-like moments.
The outside area has also been stripped back to nothing but I don’t know if there will be any boat-like bar going up.
My question is what will it be called? Will the new management go for Love Boat A-GoGo?
I guess we’ll need to wait and see.
The Scene On Soi Cowboy Last Night
Yes, there’s no denying it is a sad sight to see the Neon Alley looking like this but it will be back soon and the good times can roll again.
With vaccine rollouts around the world picking up momentum and Thailand preparing for mass inoculations, there is light at the end of this Covid tunnel.
Nana Plaza Back In The Day
Lollipop Mermaidium shown in the photo above closed in August 2002 giving us a rough idea of when this snap was taken. as it was only around a few years.
Nana Plaza back in the day was a totally different place from what it is now.
Of course, old hands will always tell you it was much better before but just you ask anyone who has visited recently for the first time what they think and it’s likely they had themselves a ball.