Jump to content

Koh Samui: Alcohol banned in bars and pubs, some ferry services suspended


Recommended Posts

Koh Samui: Alcohol banned in bars and pubs, some ferry services suspended

 

2pm.jpg.a997e92eec2206e8b87776b3be09ca10.jpg

 

Thai media reported that the police were out in force in Koh Samui ensuring midnight closing and that no alcohol was being served in pubs, bars and karaoke establishments. 

 

At provincial government HQ district chief Theerapong Chuaychu and staff held a conference call meeting with tourism business operators to insist that all Covid-19 protocols are followed to the letter. 

 

Checkpoints are being set up with insistence on social distancing, gels and hand washing and mask wearing.

 

Pubs and bars and restaurants can only offer food and non-alcoholic drinks and must close by 12pm.

 

Meanwhile, Seatran Discovery announced on Thursday that it is suspending its ferry services which it operates between Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao from Monday, 11th January.

 

The Seatran car ferry which operates between Samui and Donsak on the mainland is still operating but with a slighlightly reduced timetable.

 

Please contact  Line: @seatranferry, Facebook or call  centre 1381 for more information

 

 

thai+visa_news.jpg

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2021-01-07
 
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, 4737 Carlin said:

I don't get this obsession they seem to have with linking having a drink to spreading the virus. 

Your joking. Both thais and tourists love to drink. 

You can work the rest out from there... yes? 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, madmen said:

Your joking. Both thais and tourists love to drink. 

You can work the rest out from there... yes? 

 No sorry - I just can't see it. The bars and restaurants are still open yet your drink choice will somehow be a factor in spreading the virus.

Either close everything down or stay open as usual.

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, 4737 Carlin said:

 No sorry - I just can't see it. The bars and restaurants are still open yet your drink choice will somehow be a factor in spreading the virus.

Either close everything down or stay open as usual.

Some of them are no bar or restaurant in the legal sense. They can do what they want - because they have no license anyway. Don't ask me why such businesses can operate like this and some for very many years. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

So you can stay and drink coke with out a mask but not a glass of wine or beer with your meal. We're talking restaurants here not clubs, discos or places where bodily fluids will be exchanged. Killing the indoor dining you allowed. I'll stay home, order grab and drink whatever the hell i like

Link to post
Share on other sites

But yet certain bars stay open as usual selling drink and I don’t mean hiding it in cups ! Meanwhile those running bars or restaurants that sell food have people coming in daily to check they are not selling drink with meals . Guess it’s who you know .

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Not 10 min ago I received my second flight change in the last 3 days for Chiang Mai to Koh Samui on Jan. 22nd (booked a while ago).  The new schedule has me arriving in Koh Samui before I depart from Chiang Mai.  If Samui gets cut off while there (scheduled a place for a couple of months to sit out the burn season) no water, no food.

 

Just arrived back from a Phuket dive trip 7 hrs ago after staying at Karon beach (absolute true ghost town) to this. At any time of day you could look down the beach and see maybe 5 people (except sunset volleyball players).

Edited by DrPhibes
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, DrPhibes said:

If Samui gets cut off while there (scheduled a place for a couple of months to sit out the burn season) no water, no food.

You will be fine.

When Samui was in total lockdown earlier in the year ie no visitors, the main ferry companies from the mainland still had their regular runs bringing water, food AND alcohol.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...