Sunday, September 30, 2012
The entranceway of Nana Plaza remains clear of vendors and the days of Nana burger, the popular hamburger vendor at the mouth of the plaza, would seem to be a thing of the past.
A new currency exchange booth sprung up this week at the mouth of Nana Entertainment Plaza with Bangkok Bank losing the space to the rapidly-growing CIMB Bank.
photo from The Street Food of Bangkok.
Posted by ArtTv at 10:59 PM
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Strip on Silom Road end of Patpong soi 2 features a shower booth, a swing and booths. Unique to The Strip, the tall booths along one side of the bar have curtains which can be closed if those inside would like a little privacy. Closing the curtains incurs a 400 baht fee. (Ed note: Can this be considered both the barfine and shorttime hotel fee?)
I find myself in Patpong's Electric Blue where the girls are having a party to celebrate the arrival of their brand spanking new bikinis.
Spanky's sits next door to Angelwitch in Nana Entertainment Plaza and also features shows, although they are lighter, less polished and sometimes a little zany - like the beach ball show where the girls throw a giant beach ball around the bar. The venue has its share of pretties.
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Posted by ArtTv at 6:52 PM
Sunday, September 09, 2012
The food vendors at Nana Plaza who have operated in the plaza for years have been moved with explicit instructions that vendors are no longer allowed to operate within the corridors in the plaza. Existing vendors are being relocated to what they are calling a food court in what was the enclosed beauty salon on the top floor. The corridors feel wider and the plaza is that little bit easier to navigate. It should also mean fewer food scraps which may help with the rodent problem.
(Editor note: This is discouraging news, for the food venders helped to identify the different sections of Nana Entertainment Plaza for me. I took great pleasure in showing up around 5pm, grabbing a bite from my favorite food vender, and having dinner with the girls; seeing what they were eating, and sharing.
There was a route I would take to see what the food venders had prepared for that day, and since most of the food servers did not speak English, some of the girls from the closest bar would translate. Each corner of Nana Plaza has different bars, different girls (or ladyboys,) and different food venders to interact with before showtime.)
And, Nana Plaza now has a uniformed security guard who is posted near the steps leading from the ground floor to the middle floor. His duties aren't clear, but he is there, in uniform with a large security badge and is officially on duty.
Photos from the book - "The Street Food of Bangkok" by Randy Magnus.
(check it out by clicking on the link.)
Posted by ArtTv at 10:49 AM