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Night owls swarm famous Chiang Mai hangout as city released from lockdown

By THE NATION

 

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An iconic Chiang Mai hangout is buzzing again after almost three months in lockdown, marking the rebirth of the northern capital’s famous nightlife scene.

 

All tables at Tha Chang Café were booked on Monday (June 15) night as thirsty locals flocked back after the curfew and ban on serving alcohol was lifted under the fourth-phase easing of disease controls.

 

The first customers began arriving at 5.30pm, said restaurant executive Nawamin Prakobsuk, adding that business would only get better as night owls emerged from their lockdown hibernation.

 

Like other Chiang Mai nightspots, the café’s finances were hit hard during the time it was shut as part of Covid-19 control measures. 

 

“Tha Chang lost Bt10 million over the 70 days it was closed, but staff still had to be paid,” explained Nawamin, adding that the cafe had launched a food delivery service to survive.

 

It also helped food and clothes vendors during the crisis by allowing them to set up stalls outside the entrance.

 

Suphakarn Kimprasit, one of the first customers to return, said she was confident about the “new normal” at the café-restaurant, including temperature checks and the sanitising tunnel at the entrance.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30389706

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-06-16
 

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Nobody dancing on the tables yet

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This ornithologist sees no birds ! The elusive Night Owl must be a master of camauflage (or however one spells it !)

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17 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

night owls emerged from their lockdown hibernation.

Hibernation in Chiang Mai...

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Never heard of the place before in my life. 

Wonder how much ad bargaining they got for the info-article from the paper? 

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When you have to put a BIG sign that says the name of your city next to the place....

 

at first, i thought it was photo-shopped in, but i see some shadows and..... anyhow.......

 

iconic....famous night life scene.......   ooooooooooooooooooooooohkay......  i'll go there tonight!!!!!!

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sanitising tunnel at the entrance! now there's an idea to get other more popular businesses up and laying 🤔 

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19 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

the sanitising tunnel at the entrance.

Hot people attending the Bele Chere summer street festival cool ...

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If speaking about the few populair ones, yeah obviously they are buzzing right now. Otherwise, it is like a ghost town, most businesses are eliminated etc.
Nimman supposed to be the ''hi-so area'', well that is a joke. Soi dogs are in control now together with rats. Yet rents are unchanged.

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in Chiang Mai many years ... never heard of the place ... should i shoot myself in the foot, or ask for a defibrillator ?

 

~o:37;

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Does the "sanitizing tunnel" squirt something inside you, because there's where the contagion would be (if you were infected), not on your T-shirt. 

 

This is why Thailand leads the world in science....

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Swarm??? Please! All but 2 tables empty and nobody standing, nor buzzing around. :vampire:

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