Would the Thai Government bring in more tax revenue if they lowered this tax?I bet they would because I would start pouring a lot more wine down my throat! The drinking could be blurring my memory about the exact amount of the quoted bar-fine, but I just remember telling my friend that it was way too expensive for a bar-fine.
So off we go to Spasso and we soon find ourselves in the midst of the throbbing masses on the dance floor there. I was out dancing on the packed dance floor and having a good time, and he eventually comes over and tells me he is off and going back to his hotel.
I said good night and good luck – whether he went off with anyone I don’t know.
Maybe he will tell me later what if anything transpired that evening. Now, I am mid thirties, in decent shape, full head of hair, good corporate ex-pat job and reasonably good looking – at least so I am told by various Thai women in my office.
He may have stopped in for something else as well – I will find out later.
We start off the evening with a tour of Nana Plaza, just to give him a flavor of it all.
It’s his first time here solo (he came once before with family) and he never saw the naughty side of the place – he kept telling me Bangkok is the “Vegas of Asia” (is this because of the Hangover II movie? We had no intention of actually bar-fining anyone at Nana, and I personally have no interest in bar-fining anyone at all (anymore) but I was shocked actually whilst in Rainbow 3 or 4 (forget which one exactly) they said the bar fine was 2,000 baht.Many other parts of Asia have Vegas-like environments with both casinos and overt and sometimes legal prostitution. It was a night full of drinking – beer only for me, as the hard stuff messes me up, and the wine is ridiculously expensive here due to the import taxes, so I have gone off wine all together which is a pity (what does that say about economic theory of taxation?If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.So the other night I am at Spasso with an old friend of mine.He has flown in to Bangkok on his way to somewhere else in Asia for business – he only stopped here because I happen to live here now, also for business by the way.