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11 minutes ago, Beggar said:

There are so many tourist destinations full of tourists and these destinations don't provide noise and sex at every corner. But obviously Thailand wants to go back to times before. But I hear many complaints by sex tourists that sex got pretty expensive here. I don't know since I never use such a service. And what I have watched was that sex tourists don't care much about closing times. They will take home the service person much earlier. 

 I dont know a single sex tourist, but still: Looking at F/X charts tells you that everything incl. horizontal service becomes more expensive day by day for foreigners in TH

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1 hour ago, malibukid said:

agreed Alcohol sucks.  like lets get stupid. its so old hat.

Although damaging to the health even in small doses, when used responsibly it causes few social problems for 70% to 80% of users. In the west, severe penalties for dui curtailed the sport of drinking while drunk which was very popular for years. This country is way behind the west in law enforcement so my concern that they're making this drug more available at later times  thus more likely to being used when people are already drunk further impairing judgement. Many tourists rent scooters or cars and the combo of being drunk and unfamiliar with the roads/driving habits is brutal as we all have seen after living here for any length of time. If people didn't leave their brains at their airport it wouldn't be as much as a problem, but some think once they leave their womb of a country their need to be responsible ceases causing this selfish entitled behavor. 

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Would be even better to void the ban of alcohol sale between 2 pm and 5 pm so tourist and everybody can enjoy holiday  and you can do your shopping in the afternoon to bring home.

 

THis ban have no real utility to stop people drinking ....

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8 hours ago, Captain_Bob said:

"if closing is extended to 4 am, tourists will spend 25 per cent more on eating and drinking"

  • Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn may be in trouble with the Thai Disease Control Department for encouraging people to drink alcohol.

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Somtamnication 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. "

 

Well then, superfluous this extension, me says! 

So Pattaya is no longer a popular tourist destination. Well the bars have been empty

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11 minutes ago, cnx355 said:

Would be even better to void the ban of alcohol sale between 2 pm and 5 pm so tourist and everybody can enjoy holiday  and you can do your shopping in the afternoon to bring home.

 

THis ban have no real utility to stop people drinking ....

Or certain religious holidays

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18 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

Although damaging to the health even in small doses, when used responsibly it causes few social problems for 70% to 80% of users. In the west, severe penalties for dui curtailed the sport of drinking while drunk which was very popular for years. This country is way behind the west in law enforcement so my concern that they're making this drug more available at later times  thus more likely to being used when people are already drunk further impairing judgement. Many tourists rent scooters or cars and the combo of being drunk and unfamiliar with the roads/driving habits is brutal as we all have seen after living here for any length of time. If people didn't leave their brains at their airport it wouldn't be as much as a problem, but some think once they leave their womb of a country their need to be responsible ceases causing this selfish entitled behavor. 

Drinking while drunk how else am I supposed to get drunk 😭

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As I recall, they began prohibiting the sale of alcohol in the afternoon as too many civil servants were taking extra long lunches, enjoying drinks and Karaoke with their buddies and not returning to their offices until it was time to sign out.  All the empty desks, complaints from citizens that they couldn't get papers signed and official cars parked behind the drinking establishments finally pulled the curtain and so, of course, a country-wide ban for all and sundry was passed.

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8 hours ago, NanLaew said:

Classic. Just another example of the perpetual farang whiners "damned if they do and damned if they don't" response.

 

"They're killing tourism with their alcohol bans!!!"

 

Then...

 

"They're going to kill more people with less alcohol restrictions!!!"

 

Make your bloody minds up willya?!

AMAZING THAILAND

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It is the bar smoking ban that is chasing away the Chinese, Japanese, French and the rest of the heavy smokers.  They can't even step out the door an have a smoke.  I am not a smoker, but I certainly know the dynamic.  A smoker that is drinking wants a smoke.  What's wrong with these people.  They always say they are not stupid, but . . .

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57 minutes ago, Beggar said:

There are so many tourist destinations full of tourists and these destinations don't provide noise and sex at every corner. But obviously Thailand wants to go back to times before. But I hear many complaints by sex tourists that sex got pretty expensive here. I don't know since I never use such a service. And what I have watched was that sex tourists don't care much about closing times. They will take home the service person much earlier. 

I am unclear how plans to extend pub opening hours relate to your views on sex tourism. Since the closure of such places in CM, leaving the city dead after 11pm and the introduction of early closing time many of my younger friends dont come to Thailand for a holiday anymore, Spain, Portugal,  Poland,  Croatia all have a better club scene. Cambodia has a better club scene. The unelected authorities with their puritanical, myopic views have ruined Thailand for both Thai nationals and foreigners alike. Regarding tourists: its not really about numbers but repeat visitors. The awful display of the armed military parading around tourist areas accompanied by police is very intimidating as is the use of outdated drug laws to harrass people.

 

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8 hours ago, toofarnorth said:

Who really needs to drink between  2 am and 4 am ? Midnight and one for the road is ok if the road is walked but even in the '60s when I was a teen I needed home after midnight ,is there anyone on TV who would like a beer at 4am ?

"Who really needs to drink between  2 am and 4 am?"

Anyone who wants to, if you ask me.
 

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8 hours ago, nong38 said:

It might be better for tourists if they did not encounter the alcohol free "Monk Days" about which they knew nothing when booking their holiday.

then you realise what a dump it is.

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