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Tourism ministry to propose zoning for night spots to operate up to 4am


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5 hours ago, ChaiyaTH said:

You talk about Pattaya, which is like the only place in entire Thailand where you can get a 10-20 baht baht bus. Many places it would cost easily 1000 baht round way if taking a taxi, and some places there won't even be transport home, unless it is your own bike.

Time to move

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Tourism and Sports Minister to propose opening hours extension for entertainment venues in popular tourist attractions
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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The Minister of Tourism and Sports is preparing to propose the opening hours extension of entertainment venues from 2:00 AM. to 4:00 AM. to be in line with tourist behavior.


Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn revealed on Thursday, August 11th, that the proposal will be introduced in the meeting of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for their approval next week.

 

Phiphat added: “The extension is in line with the foreign tourists’ behavior, such as European and Middle Eastern nationals who regularly started dinner around 10:00 PM. and started drinking at midnight. 

 

Full story: https://thephuketexpress.com/2022/08/11/tourism-and-sports-minister-to-propose-opening-hours-extension-for-entertainment-venues-in-popular-tourist-attractions/

 

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9 hours ago, The Hammer2021 said:

It's not really a tourist  issue.  It's the locals  who want to stay out late especially around Walking Street  in Pattaya.

Same with the night clubs in Bangkok  before the clampdown - some clubs didn't  close  till 7am and Swing used to open  at 9am.

I remember when Thermaes used to close  at 7am.

Quite correct, although the entrance to Thermae was a little unusual 😂😂😎. Even now the Thai nightclubs & disco's in Pattaya are back to 07:00hrs ++ closing time even some situated on Third road.

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

“The extension is in line with the foreign tourists’ behavior, such as European and Middle Eastern nationals who regularly started dinner around 10:00 PM. and started drinking at midnight. 

I can see the new best buddy relationship with Saudi and the other Muslim countries going downhill rapidly to be told that they regularly "started drinking at midnight"

(even if true when out of sight of the mullahs for a lot of them)!

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11 hours ago, The Hammer2021 said:

 talk about people driving home drunk- perhaps  you shouldn't judge people by your own moral standards or do you assume your standards are higher than others peoples.  

Of course they will drive home drunk      did u really think they would not ?????

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The way nightlife is so greatly emphasized.  One would think that’s the main attraction in Thailand.  And for the majority of tourists it probably is.  

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Dear Mr Bar & Entertainment owner,

 

We are sorry to say, your request for extended opening hours have been denied. As your place is located 50 meter outside the assigned zone, we will in no way be able to support your request.

We understand how inconvenient this must be for you, and we are aware of the economical losses that might occur for your business as a result of this decision. However, if you contact our Brown-Env. sub-division, we are pretty sure that they are able to help you.

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The plethora of bars that have sprung up in residential areas in Pattaya and Jomtien will take advantage of this, much to the chagrin of local residents.  I highly doubt they are in legally classified "entertainment zones" but there is no enforcement anyways.  

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12 hours ago, The Hammer2021 said:

It always used to be 4am. Still is in Pattaya. You talk about people driving home drunk- perhaps  you shouldn't judge people by your own moral standards or do you assume your standards are higher than others peoples. With public transport  so cheap people don't  need to drunk  drive. Anyway that is irrelevant  to changing the licence laws of a capital city. Currently  the laws are childish and ruinous  to the night  economy. 

Are you serious??man the roads are full of drunks every morning.your in the Pattaya area, go walk down jomtien pratamnak beach early in the morning and watch the show.

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Covid used to come out at 9pm, and now it comes out at 11pm... unless in these special areas in which case it doesn't come out until 4am.

What time of night will monkeypox come out?

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2 hours ago, ifmu said:

Of course they will drive home drunk      did u really think they would not ?????

His view of the world is through rose tinted glasses and only Includes Pattaya, not BKK where folks live a distance from bars, or Khon Kaen or Udon Thani.  We would hit the bars in Udon until 2am or so then drive back the 35 minutes to Nong Saeng, always had a designated driver.

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40 minutes ago, mberbae said:

How many people who go to night clubs until 4 am are quality tourists who

will contribute to the over all economy ?  Not many.

they are the ones that contribute nightly to the single mothers & associate club of issan silly...the single biggest earner for LOS...where have you been?

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I wonder why the bar flies can't just start 4 hours earlier on their drinkathon and finish it off at midnight instead of 4 am.

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1 hour ago, Daithi85 said:

Are you serious??man the roads are full of drunks every morning.your in the Pattaya area, go walk down jomtien pratamnak beach early in the morning and watch the show.

I used to go sea fishing which required a very early start time and drive down Sukhumvit in the early hours.... saw many.

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As if the carnage on the Thai Roads is not bad enough already.

This proposal that will see people drinking till 4 AM, then driving Home for a couple of Hours sleep before then driving to their place of work will only add fuel to the fire of Road Deaths in Thailand.

There is no need at all for either Tourists or Locals to drink until 4 AM.

They all just need to start an Hour or so earlier in the Evening to acquire the same amount of consumption.

As seems to be the way here, Money overshadows all else - even lives.

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