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47 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:

But do you not realise the people you have or are in the process of getting rid of (Farangs) are the people who did spend money in the bars and restaurants......!! 

Yes, it is no surprise that so many foreigners (not all of us) regard so many of them as xenophobic idiots. 

 

Arrogantly run all the people away, then, while wearing smug, fake smiles, whore the country out again, begging for them to come back and spend money. 

 

I really wish they would just have REAL pride and state their disgust of farang and ban all of us. I could respect that. 

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you mean put things back to what it was before all the ridiculous early closing hours were enforced ?

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A few weeks ago I had a wondaerful English breakfast complimented by an Irish coffee at 7.30 am.....a few days later I enjoyed a real ale at 3pm overlooking the South Coast of England......20 years ago that would not have been possible but it is now.....tragedy, Thailand is moving backwards with their licensing laws.....no wonder tourists are at an all time low.....except Chinese

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4 hours ago, SammyT said:

Perhaps they could bring Chiang Mai into the fold and stop enforcing midnight closing. Extend it out til 2am to be in line with the rest of Thailand. 

What an own goal that was. 

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Every other country has relaxed the drinking hours and like everything else Thailand does the opposite! I am sure when I first came here there was no time on opening hours. it was the norm for staggering home at 4 am, one place was open all night!

Now adays our little city is dead after 8pm. many snack bars and bamboo bars gone! and now the government wants them back?

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Unfortunately Thai’s can not think long and hard about their futures.

No resolute decision making here, just skating along on thin ice hoping for best.

Lets open up some bars a bit later, what the @&+” just let me pop in to Tesco between 2 and 5 so I can buy a three pack.

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If they extend the opening times they should control the noise. But my experience shows that very little is done in this direction. But if they really want to make more money with the nightlife they should bring back the three prostitutes they removed in Pattaya recently 🙂

 

But more serious - if their only idea is to attract party tourists to make more money they should look at the Full Moon parties and tourist destinations like Mallorca. But I will be leaving then. Now I get enough already of all this crazy bar business here at every corner.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

He added however that the proposal did not apply to all areas but would cover such popular tourist spots as the Silom nightlife zone in Bangkok, Patong in Phuket, Ao Nang in Krabi and Koh Samui in Surat Thani.

Some areas are more equal than other areas.

 

5 hours ago, webfact said:

Phiphat said he would discuss his ideas to stimulate nightlife tourism with Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and other ministers. 

Talking to wet blankets about fun.  Money is involved so the old fuddie duddie may do the wise thing and step aside for once.

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Enough of these half way measures! Keep bars open 24/7. No need to book a room or any of that domestic stuff. Have on site reporting of TM30 forms at bars, just to keep it legal. Install some rubber wall showers, maybe washing machine and you're set for life, however long or short that may be..

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5 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Allow tourists to smoke will add a few more%. 

And a better exchange rate would bring more tourists, it's just not cheap to drink in bars anymore 

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"He said 19.76 million foreign tourists visited Thailand during the first half (January to June) this year, which was an increase of 1.48 per cent over the previous year. They generated revenue of Bt1.02 trillion for the country."  

 

How much did they generate last year? Tourist numbers still going up BUT...receipt numbers going up very slowly or maybe even falling.

 

What about the number of non-tourist temporary residents and receipts from them?

 

My guess is that overall receipts from tourists + expats is down year on year. By a lot.

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12pm today, 2pm tomorrow, 11pm the next day, 1am the next.... is it any wonder tourists are flocking elsewhere with such clear and consistent messages over the years.

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