Phuket Taxi and Transfers

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 54
Like Tree31Likes

Thread: Bar/GoGo closures in Patong/Pattaya

  1. #1
    zen
    zen is offline
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    41

    Bar/GoGo closures in Patong/Pattaya

    I wiil be coming to Thailand on 18th. October, does anyone on the ground know what is happening regarding the bars at the moment?

  2. #2
    Foundation Member Uber Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Gazmac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    2,056
    !qq!

  3. #3
    Platinum Mick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Thailand, for now
    Posts
    519
    Bars open again on Monday, but will probably be low key, without music for the next four weeks.

  4. #4
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    36
    The Daily Mail seem to think they know all about it but somehow I doubt it

    Bar/GoGo closures in Patong/Pattaya

  5. #5
    Platinum do ron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    633
    Quote Originally Posted by gmingot View Post
    The Daily Mail seem to think they know all about it but somehow I doubt it

    Bar/GoGo closures in Patong/Pattaya
    Seen it today on their website , couldn't believe that was their front page news...
    Bangkok's ladyboys in mourning after death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej | Daily Mail Online

  6. #6
    Platinum Mick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Thailand, for now
    Posts
    519
    Quote Originally Posted by gmingot View Post
    The Daily Mail seem to think they know all about it but somehow I doubt it

    Bar/GoGo closures in Patong/Pattaya
    Daily Mail is blocked in Thailand, thus irrelevant.

  7. #7
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Uber Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Soi 6, Pattaya.
    Posts
    2,540
    Think many bars will be open in Pattaya after the Big Buddha Day (many open already).

  8. #8
    ประเทศไทยเพื่อน Uber Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,933
    I am surprised at the pragmatic approach that has been taken, by the government, during this time regarding bars. Generally speaking, it seems to me, that bars are free to open in most areas, provided there is no, or muted music that can not be heard outside, that the women are modestly dressed, compared to normal, that there are no parties or festivities evident... and that there is a closing time of about 01:00. Today the 16th, is the end of Lent, so was always slated as a dry day.

    I am impressed by the approach being taken, the realisation that many Thai people live hand to mouth and need to make money to survive, seems IMO, to be driving this surprisingly mature approach... Never thought I would say this, but Kudos to the government .............................. so far.
    Quarky, PeteGill and Bar Four like this.
    Life is short..... and love is always over in the morning.

  9. #9
    Platinum do ron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    633
    Quote Originally Posted by dave01 View Post
    I am surprised at the pragmatic approach that has been taken, by the government, during this time regarding bars. Generally speaking, it seems to me, that bars are free to open in most areas, provided there is no, or muted music that can not be heard outside, that the women are modestly dressed, compared to normal, that there are no parties or festivities evident... and that there is a closing time of about 01:00. Today the 16th, is the end of Lent, so was always slated as a dry day

    I am impressed by the approach being taken, the realisation that many Thai people live hand to mouth and need to make money to survive, seems IMO, to be driving this surprisingly mature approach... Never thought I would say this, but Kudos to the government .............................. so far.
    I just spoke with a mate in patong , he reckons there's loads of people down on the beach drinking at night

  10. #10
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Uber Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Cuzzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Ban Pao
    Posts
    2,285
    ^^ foreigners who don't care maybe
    Experts : People who know more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

  11. #11
    Lamai Beach Bum Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน bacwaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    8,549
    Quote Originally Posted by Cuzzy View Post
    ^^ foreigners who don't care maybe
    well..its not actually against the law to drink today...whilst it is a holy day (the end of Buddhist lent) and the bars/off licences are closed....you are still allowed to consume alcohol...there will be plenty of Thais sitting around boozing at home or out having picnics as well...its Sunday...that's what many Thais do on sunday...its their one day off each week...555
    Cuzzy likes this.

  12. #12
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Moo Uaon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    เชียงใหม่
    Posts
    18,925
    Status of tourist attractions.

    The Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha Closed 14-20 October 2016
    Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) Open as usual
    Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) Open as usual
    National Museum Bangkok
    Queen’s Gallery

    Open as usual (09.00-16.00 Hrs.)
    Closed 14-16 October 2016

    Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium Closed until further notice
    Lumpini Boxing Stadium Ramindra
    Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum

    Closed for one month from October 2016
    Closed 14-16 October 2016

    The Alcazar Cabaret, Pattaya Open as usual (daily show times at 17.00, 18.30, 20.00 and 21.30 Hrs., but the last show has been cancelled until end of October 2016
    Tiffany’s Show, Pattaya Open as usual (daily show times at 18.00, 19.30 and 21.00 Hrs.)
    Muay Thai Live at Asiatique The Riverfront Closed, until 17 October 2016
    Siam Niramit Open as usual (17.00-20.00 Hrs.)
    Phuket Simon Cabaret Open as usual (18.00-22.30 Hrs.)
    Calypso at Asiatique The Riverfront Open as usual (no alcohol)
    The Square Buddha Amulet Market, Bangkok Closed until further notice
    Chiang Mai Walking Street on Saturday and Sunday & Chiang Mai Night Bazaar Open as usual (17.00 – 23.00 Hrs.)
    Useful Links:

    The Bureau of the Royal Household Bureau of The Royal House Hold – in Thai
    The Royal Thai Government: www.thaigov.go.th – in English
    Department of the Government Public Relations Department Foreign Office, The Government Public Relations Department, – In English
    TAT Contact Center: การท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย
    Tourism Authority of Thailand
    International Public Relations Division
    Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
    Fax: +66 (0) 2250 0246
    E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
    Website: Tourism Authority of Thailand Newsroom, TAT Newsroom, Thailand Tourism News, Tourism Thailand, TAT

    Status of events and cultural festivals
    Events cancelled
    Buffalo Racing Festival 2016, Chon Buri 9-15 October 2016
    Nakhon Phanom Illuminated Boat Procession 9-17 October 2016
    Oasis: Supersonic – Thailand Premiere, Bangkok 17 October 2016
    Morrissey Live in Bangkok 18 October 2016
    Scorpions 50th Anniversary Tour 2016, BITEC, Bangkok 26 October 2016
    2016 Lee Jongsuk Fan Meeting Variety in Bangkok, Thunder Dome, Bangkok 28 October 2016
    BIGBANG Made [V.I.P] Tour in Bangkok, IMPACT Arena 29-30 October 2016
    Ghost Fair at Mega Bangna, Bangkok 20-31 October 2016
    Bangkok Symphony Orchestra 2016 – The Sound of Thai Heritage 21 October 2016
    Yi Peng Chiang Mai 12-15 November 2016
    Pattaya Loi Krathong Festival 14 November 2016
    Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 25-26 November 2016
    New Year Celebrations, Pattaya 31 December 2016 – 1 January 2017

    *Many local and international concerts and performances have also been cancelled.

    Events postponed indefinitely or to new dates
    The End of the Buddhist Lent at Indo-China Market, Mukdahan 14-16 October 2016
    Concert Moderndog at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani 15 October 2016
    Concert ECTat Bitec Bangna, Bangkok 15 October 2016
    Group Riding Bangkok 16 October 2016
    FB Battery River Kwai Half Marathon at Kanchanaburi 16 October 2016
    Chanthaburi Scenic Marathon 29-30 October 2016
    Harmony World Puppet in Kanchanaburi 2016 (1-7 November 2016 (new dates 20-26 February 2017)
    Krabi Adventurous Trophy 2016 4-5 November 2016
    Bangkok Street Show 2016 at Lumpini Park 10-12 December 2016

    Events going ahead but scaled back
    Rap Bua Festival at Bangphli, Samut Prakan, 12-15 October 2016
    Poi Lynn Sib Et Festival, Mae Hong Son, 14-16 October 2016

    For further enquiries on Status of events, please contact our TAT domestic offices or TAT Call Centre: 1672
    FACE YOUR FEARS LIVE YOUR DREAMS

  13. #13
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Moo Uaon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    เชียงใหม่
    Posts
    18,925
    ........................
    Last edited by Moo Uaon; 16th October 2016 at 20:33.
    FACE YOUR FEARS LIVE YOUR DREAMS

  14. #14
    ประเทศไทยเพื่อน Founding Member Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Changone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    .
    Posts
    12,399
    ^^Two good posts Moo...
    Of course alcohol sales will be allowed after the normal "Dry days", a little forethought and any Alcos can get over that...555
    Going forward, anything is still possible if you don't put your own "Sanook" in the locals face.
    As a tourist, just play it cool and make sure you ask what is acceptable as you go and you will find you can always get what you want. Which is more than Mick ever got....555

    Zablive and Moo Uaon like this.

  15. #15
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน MarcTwoSix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    18,774
    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post
    ^^Two good posts Moo...
    Of course alcohol sales will be allowed after the normal "Dry days", a little forethought and any Alcos can get over that...555
    Going forward, anything is still possible if you don't put your own "Sanook" in the locals face.
    As a tourist, just play it cool and make sure you ask what is acceptable as you go and you will find you can always get what you want. Which is more than Mick ever got....555

    I don't think you even need to worry about "putting your Samui in locals faces"
    Tourists will be in tourist areas where most Thais will want it back to normal as soon as possible.
    So don't think you would be offending anyone

  16. #16
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน RakThai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    9,873
    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I don't think you even need to worry about "putting your Samui in locals faces"
    Tourists will be in tourist areas where most Thais will want it back to normal as soon as possible.
    So don't think you would be offending anyone
    When NYE in Pattaya is cancelled, doesn't that equal to "we don't want any tourists in the year to come"?

  17. #17
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน MarcTwoSix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    18,774
    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    When NYE in Pattaya is cancelled, doesn't that equal to "we don't want any tourists in the year to come"?
    You notice I said "most Thais in tourist areas"
    It is not the Thais working in those areas that are cancelling NYE, it is the govt officials.
    Most Thais working in the tourist areas will want things back to normal as soon as they can be.
    So I don't think you'd be offending anyone in those areas.

    And I also wouldn't say not having overt celebrations is equal to saying they don't want tourists to come.

  18. #18
    Organic AI Quarky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    49,544
    Only a small sample... but feedback I am getting from a few Thai girls based in tourist areas is that they have had their cry.... it's all very sad. But practicalities are already taking over... they need their income re-started as soon as possible...
    Changone likes this.
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


  19. #19
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน supersub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    4,386
    Do people think by xmas and New Years things will be back to normal in terms of tourist areas and bars ect...

    PS I think the Daily Mail coverage is terrible. Seems all they want to report on is the impact to agogos and bars.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  20. #20
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน MarcTwoSix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    18,774
    Quote Originally Posted by supersub View Post
    Do people think by xmas and New Years things will be back to normal in terms of tourist areas and bars ect...

    PS I think the Daily Mail coverage is terrible. Seems all they want to report on is the impact to agogos and bars.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I'm there on Nov 19th and think all will be mostly back to normal by then
    Just my opinion from what you hear going on now and what is being said by higher ups
    TMTBOUND likes this.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •