''After a long time I visit Bar4 again. A new girl invited me on the street (Soi 4) she say the celebrating something from the Australian owner / Mark But nothing has changed / the same bad service. I'm very surprised that such a bar survived in Nana. After several drinks I moved over to Hillary 2 and enjoy my evening''.
The Australian owner - Mark Response back;
''Glad you had a good time in Hillary 2 Peter and sorry you were disappointed by Bar4 once again. Perhaps it is best if you avoid Bar4 in the future. I think that would make us both happier.
We earlier last year we blacklisted this bar already for their bad service.
The woman, whose identity was kept confidential, however, claimed that
she always told her clients to wear condom although she did not disclose
that she has HIV.
The woman who was married have two three children. When her husband died of Aids, she knew that she was infected too.
Without the only breadwinner and with two children and her two elderly
parents who she had to feed, the woman said she had no other
alternatives but to go into sex trade.
Having worked in the sex trade in various provinces, she said she did
not tell her clients directly that she is HIV-positive, but she would
urge them to wear condom, but not everyone obeyed her.
“When clients refused to wear condoms, I would asked them whether they
were afraid of getting diseases or not. Some asked what the diseases
were and I said HIV/Aids. They said they were not afraid, but I would
insist them to wear the condoms,” the woman recalled.
She disclosed that most of her clients were reluctant to wear condoms.
“Some offered me an extra of 500 baht to not wear condoms. But I told
them I didn’t want – whether it was 1,000 baht or 10,000 baht. Then I
told them to get out if they refused to wear condoms.”
She admitted that she could not tell her clients that she has HIV
because that meant she would lose the income to feed her family.
The woman believed she was not the only HIV-positive sex worker who
continued to work without telling the clients because they needed the
money to survive.
She said that the only thing she – and others like her – could do was to warn their clients to wear condoms. SPN
Thailand’s ban on bars and entertainment
venues allowing punters to play darts is now in affect nationwide.
In January, officials in Pattaya raided bars along Soi 6 to confiscate the ‘illegal’ dart boards.
Bar owners and staff were told that venues must now have a dart board
license if they wanted to be able to allow customers to play the
popular pastime on their premises.
Speaking to Thaivisa, one Soi 6 bar owner told Thaivisa of his
bewilderment when a uniformed official demanded to see paperwork for his
When no paperwork could not be produced, the dart board was confiscated.
The new requirements for a ‘dartboard license’ resulted in the
suspension of Pattaya’s popular darts league, which many expats in the
town take part in.
Initially there was some confusion not only into the crackdown on the
seemingly innocent game of darts but now bars could obtain the so
called ‘dart board license’.
Now more details have emerged as to the reasons behind the darts ban.
According to a notice from the Thailand Darts Association [TDA], the
requirement for bar owners to register dart boards is linked to
Thailand’s strict laws on gambling.
Bar owners must now register their darts board if it is in a public
space and must ensure that no gambling is taking place when darts are
The Thailand Darts Association has shared information on its website on how bar owners can register their dartboards.
Once registered bar owners will receive an official certificate
stamped and signed by the president of the TDA, which also includes a
registered license number from Office of the National Culture Commission
Bar owners can then show the certificate to the authorities in the
event they are required to show their dart board is registered.
Failure to register dart boards may result in a fine or the board being confiscated, the TDA warns on its website.
The TDA is providing the certificate free of charge and has warned
bar owners about opportunists trying to charge for fake certificates.
Last week I search on a shopping day for several friends. Normally I come with the BTS skytrain to Nana-station, but this time I stop on Asoke, and walk to Soi 11. Greeting on the main-road several friends and want walk to Oscar-Bar and Bistro, but on the other side is Hillary 3, and I was there never before. All the staff was busy with there mobiles, even the cashier. I order 1 beer, but nobody has interest in customers, Some girls starting to fill-up some balloons, maybe for a later party. Nobody had interest to talk / no atmosphere in this bar. I must self walk to the cashier to pay my bill. Not see me there anymore.
Than on the way to Nana. I look in Morning Night bar, and say to several always friendly girls that I come later back.
Walk than straight to Hillary 2 Sit and talk with 2 well known girls / but one sit half with another customer. Than missis Hillary self came inside, and make a speeds with many of her staff how good she was. I go over my neck of that. Pay my bill and go.
Outside I walk to Hillary 4 and cross an old mama-san from one of the Hillary's. She ask me why our group not come more so often, She ask of I go to the new Hillary 1 bar. I say to her, I was there one time alone and 2 times with my friends, but not like the bar and not have any atmosphere.
I say to her, the must look in the mirror to bring more atmoshere in Hillary 3 and 1. Than I walk straight to soi 7 to the Beergarden. As always all are happy, not ask all the time for lady-drinks. Personally it is the best bar and meeting point in Bangkok.
In all the Hillary bars the girls not have any salary, and must begging for a lady-drink to become an income.
When a popular girl has 10 lady-drinks daily, she become 13.000 Thb monthly. But the not cash out the full amount, the use the money from all the girls to open a new bar. Now the open a second Hillary on the corner of Raya-Hotel, all girls walk with crazy feathers in their hair.
I say to a girl, the open that new bar from your money.
Walking Street in Pattaya is an ideal place to enjoy the bustling nightlife in Thailand with hundreds of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Pattaya Walking Street is the biggest and busiest party hotspot in the whole of Thailand, with only a couple of the top places in Bangkokbeating
it for sheer volume and variety. A full kilometre from its high-tech
gateway at the Beach Road end to the Bali Hai Plaza end, almost every
building along its length is a nightclub, go-go bar, beer bar or
restaurant. Each of the side streets – which span from Soi 14 to Soi 16,
with a couple of uniquely-named streets in between – is more of the
same, making the whole southern end of the city into a warren of
nightlife entertainments, with something for practically every taste.
Come nightfall, Walking Street is closed to vehicles (6pm to 2am),
This is when the floods of wide eyed young lads, veteran expats and
Chinese tour groups come out to play. Hop on a taxi and get stuck in to Walking Street Pattaya.
If you want to ease yourself in before
the inevitable carnage, this street has a number of places to eat. From
Seafood to Italian the choice is international. There are also many live
music venues, sports bars and many other forms of entertainment to
tantalise you with.
If you like a spot of people watching,
the beer bars are a great place to sit back and watch the world go by
(you see some truly astonishing sights)! You can sit for hours watching
this street come to life as it fills with the nights patrons.
Some highlights include nightclubs such as Insomnia and Mixx and several Agogo bars like
Infinity, Glass House Agogo, Gentlemen’s Club Agogo, Sweethearts Agogo
and many others. A couple of new venues recently opened their doors on
such as 808 and The Pier which are also well worth checking out.
If you’ve never been to an Agogo bar before, Pattaya Walking Street is
a good place to start. The greeting is always a friendly one and the
beer is relatively cheap. Please note: Booze prices can vary wildly on Walking Street so remember to ask if they have deals on certain beers to avoid a shock when you receive your bill.