Recent shutdown: Soapies closed, not massage parlors
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Recent shutdown: Soapies closed, not massage parlors

The recent two week long shutdown order of night entertainment will only affect soapies. Smaller massage parlors and kapoos are still allowed to open.
Recent shutdown: Soapies closed, not massage parlors

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many in connection with the Thonglor nightlife, bars, pubs, and massage parlors in 41 provinces has been ordered to shut down for two weeks starting from today.

Even though this order states that massage parlors are affected by this shutdown order, it's actually only targeting what us foreigners more commonly know as soapies. Many of the patrons visiting these larger soapy establishment simply go there to drink and party with the girls.

So this shutdown order affects venues like Maria Entertainment and Emmanuelle in Huay Kwang.

What this site usually covers, kapoos and parlors in Sukhumvit offering only "massage services", doesn't fall into the governments massage parlor category and is unaffected for now. These shops should still be open during this two week long shutdown order.