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#SlipperySunday With A Difference

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SlipperySunday With A Difference

#SlipperySunday normally means hitting Soi 4 for a few beers before Stumbling Out into Nana Plaza with Gav The Gaffer for some drunken debauchery.

It has been quite some time since our last outing but slip and slide last night I did but it was no ordinary #SlipperySunday.

Having been up since the crack of dawn my work was done and dusted by 2pm and with the weather looking a bit shit going out for the usual Sunday cycle was written off.

What to do?

O’Shea’s was suggested by Fat Face and O’Shea’s is where we parked our arses for a few beers and a munch.

Three hours later it wasn’t quite time to head home but a change of scenery was in order.

Today Soi 8 Bar? Nah.
Morning Night? Nah.
The Craic? Nah.
Old English? Nah.
Stumble Inn? Nah.
Angels Four? Nah.

And on this went for about 15 minutes until we’d run out of beer – which for a later point was 90 baht for a regular-sized bottle of Leo.

Soi 22? Where?
Bars at the start of the soi? Yeah.

After wandering along Sukhumvit we came to the Holiday Inn and then we had to decide which bar. Let’s try the one where the bird from Sexy Night now works.

Before we even turned the corner the Car Alarm Techno they were blasting hit us like a cricket bat to the balls. Stuff that.

SlipperySunday With A Difference

We decided on Am’s bar where it was buy 2 get 1 free until 8pm. We arrived at 8.05pm so we missed out and settled for the standard price of 110 baht for a regular-sized bottle of Leo.

It was nothing to write home about. It was quiet, nobody was interested and it was pretty uncomfy sat at the front with nowhere to put your feet and no rest bar on the stools.

Time to check bin and try another.

SlipperySunday With A Difference

Next up was the very last bar before turning the corner on to Sukhumvit Road.

The beer was cold which may explain why it was 10 baht more expensive than Am’s but the woman who looked in charge insisted on pestering us with boring chit chat.

What a snoozefest.

Check bin and on to Otto Bar two doors round the corner on the main drag.

SlipperySunday With A Difference

Just like the last bar we were the only customers. The staff were friendly enough and opened the AC which was soon switched back off when we parked ourselves out front as there was nothing happening and nobody else inside.

There wasn’t much to see and the staff – with three kids – sat out on the kerbside too.

As things went, there was another 10 baht increase in the price of beer and we’re now at 130 baht for a regular Leo.

What a rip-off.

3 bars, all boring, and all taking the piss with the price of beer.

The place is dead, no entertainment, no nothing, and asking for between 110-130 baht for a beer…. get a grip on reality.

Nah, you can stick this lot where the sun doesn’t shine. I’m always happy to pay the going price for booze but at least make some effort.

In the future, #SlipperySunday must stick to tradition and never ever deviate from what it always was and is… a night out in Nana.



Stickboy aka Sticky Boy aka Mike McKay aka Mike McKwai, Wild Mike, Magic Mike, Mr Mike, and a fair few more best forgotten, is a party animal with hollow legs who loves music, current affairs, beer, food, causing trouble on Twitter, and making the most of life without worrying too much about what people think or say about his antics. You can send him stuff here - stickboybkk@gmail.com

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12 Essential Items For A Field Hospital Stay

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The Facebook page Ratchasee Jitasa has recommended 12 essential items that people should take with them if they test positive for Covid-19 and sent to a field hospital.

The essentials recommended are as follows:

1. Power strip
2. Personal items, such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, towel and hairdryer.
3. Power bank
4. Wet wipes
5. Items to help relieve loneliness
6. Pillow, blanket and mattress
7. Eyeband
8. Food supplements, such as Vitamin C
9. Thermos bottle
10. Snacks
11. One set of clothes to be worn before returning home
12. Underwear for 14 days

12 Essential Items For A Field Hospital Stay

I can think of a few more…

13. Condoms
14. Notebook / tablet
15. Books / mags
16. Headphones
17. Earplugs
18. Coffee
19. A few tinnies
20. Airfreshener



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Confused About Bars Closing & Booze Bans In Bangkok? Don’t Worry, We All Are

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Confused About Closing In Bangkok

Confusion reigns down on Bangkok business owners and patrons regarding what can open when following the news the CCSA will meet this week to discuss a Ministry Of Health proposal to recategorise the capital to category red, a highly controlled area, due to the cluster of new Covid cases from nightlife spots in Thonglor.

Following this news on Monday information started spreading online that bars and restaurants would be allowed to open until 9pm but no sales of alcohol would be permitted.

Later on Monday the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration ordered closed 196 entertainment venues across 3 districts – Khlong Toei, Wattana, Bang Khae – for 2 weeks starting today (April 6).

The official order did not state the number 196, nor did it list the entertainment venues they had ordered shut until April 19. Only that pubs, bars, karaoke, and massage parlours were to close.

Also of note was the use of the words “similar to” when referring to pubs, bars, etc.

Today we were supposed to have an announcement at 10.30am from the governor to clarify the situation but so far not a peep.

Now what we are left with is a complete mish-mash of inaccurate information with the CCSA proposal and the confusing BMA order being snowballed into not one but dozens of different scenarios – none of which are correct.

Dozens of bars have already been informed by local police they must sell only soft drinks and close at 9pm – under orders from who or where? There is currently no such order in place from either the BMA or the CCSA.

BMA order april 6 19

Right now if you are allowed to open, you can legally close at 11pm and sell alcoholic drinks until an official order is announced stating otherwise.

As always, I will update the Stickboy Twitter and Facebook pages with the latest info as it is announced.



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Thailand Quarantine Measures: April 2021

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Here’s an update on Thailand’s quarantine measures from 1st April 2021 onwards.

– Quarantine period will be reduced from 14 days to no less than 10 days for travellers from countries with no cases of COVID-19 variant strains for travellers unable to present a valid vaccine certificate.

– Travellers from countries with cases of COVID-19 variant strains are subjected to a full 14-day quarantine.

– For travellers with vaccine certificate and travelling from countries with no cases of COVID-19 variant strains are eligible to no less than 7-day quarantine. This condition will only apply to those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand with inoculation no less than 14 days before the travelling date.

– Travellers must present a vaccine certificate (an original paper or a print out of an online vaccine certificate) to International Port Health Control at the port of arrival, otherwise, travellers may be quarantined for no less than 10 days.

The list of countries with COVID-19 variant strains will be determined and updated by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand every month.

At the time of publishing the 11 excluded countries are: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Cameroon, DR Congo, Tanzania and Ghana.

Thailand Quarantine Measures April 2021



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