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Culture Ministry proposes holidays from July 4th to 9th for Songkran celebrations

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Just now, Don Mega said:

Ahhh fair enough, I missed that part he was pushing the entertainment sector to re-open, I wonder how much of his interests rely on visiting foreigners cause there wont be many of them at the beginning of July unless his businesses are aimed at the Chinese and Indians.

There'll be no Chinese or Indians here for some time. Covid is running rampant in India. What custom they will get is from the Bangkok weekenders and expats. Same in Bang Saen.

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10 hours ago, madmitch said:

Someone should pour cold water on this idea right now!

 

(Sorry!)

I prefer sangsom......mao mao

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13 hours ago, graemeaylward said:

Why?????? Just Why!!!!!!! ???????

You tink too mutt!   You no unnerstaaaaan thai pee-pole....thai pee-pole like sanook......gin khao laew????

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Just now, thailien8 said:

Songkran (except in Pattaya) has traditionally been 3 days, but now this guy is proposing to make it last 6 days?

And what about the drought that is still a big problem in much of the country;  does he want to finish off our precious water supply?

 

Typically Saturdays are work days with Sunday a day off bringing the total to 5 consecutive days off (Sunday + 3 days songkran + 1 day religious day)

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6 minutes ago, Phil McCaverty said:

There'll be no Chinese or Indians here for some time. Covid is running rampant in India. What custom they will get is from the Bangkok weekenders and expats. Same in Bang Saen.

How many BKK weekenders get on the cans in walking street ?

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Culture Minister Itthiphol Khunpluem? 

Well, I missed that posting. This little ray of sunshine from the family running Chonburi got "unseated"  from his mayorship of Pattaya by the junta people some six years ago. Now, the very same men in green, meanwhile democratically elected, made sure that Itthiphol "Lek" Khunpluem now re-surfaced as culture minister? Wonders never seize. 

Moving a calendar-driven festival like Songkran is like moving Thanksgiving Day to Easter; in addition to this the private industry will be delighted to pay all those remaining workers with almost empty order books another few days ....... for not working. Good luck! 
 

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3 minutes ago, Khun Paul said:

Plus of course SCHOOLS are back , or maybe this just another way of keeping the masses UNEDUCATED ! 

My son's school has promised us that there will be no holidays between July 1st and Christmas, in order to catch up. Even talking about running some Saturday catch up sessions. If it happens, I would hope that they don't observe it and it would be school as normal.

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4 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

How many BKK weekenders get on the cans in walking street ?

Don't shoot the messenger. 555

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Just now, Phil McCaverty said:

Don't shoot the messenger. 555

Nah not shooting anyone, If the BKK crowd will be the target market until the foreigners start flying back in he must have other business interests other than gogo bars.

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4 minutes ago, Sydebolle said:

Well, I missed that posting. This little ray of sunshine from the family running Chonburi got "unseated"  from his mayorship of Pattaya by the junta people some six years ago. Now, the very same men in green, meanwhile democratically elected, made sure that Itthiphol "Lek" Khunpluem now re-surfaced as culture minister? Wonders never seize. 

He wasn't unseated he was moved up to a ministerial post and his brother took over as mayor of Pattaya.

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OK, Thai people are "owed" the holiday days they missed in April.  Agreed, I'd be <deleted> if my government "stole" the days from me.

 

But;

  1. Give people a couple of months back at work to earn some money to celebrate with.
  2. I have trouble visualising Songkran without bars, how is that going to work exactly?  I hate the water/dirt throwing, a lot of people love it, but I struggle to see how it could be fun sober.

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Just now, Don Mega said:

Nah not shooting anyone, If the BKK crowd will be the target market until the foreigners start flying back in he must have other business interests other than gogo bars.

Not sure he has any gogo bars as such. His interests are mainly in the property that's rented by entertainment venues.

 

I guess his attitude is that a bit of cashback is better than no cashback. Worth a try as he would say. He has zero interest in people, he only concerns himself with his bank balance.

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