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While Bangkok Sleeps, Pattaya Bars Get The Green Light For 4am Closing

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Pattaya Bars Get Okay For 4am Closing

On Thursday the top brass in Pattaya gave the green light for 4am closing while their counterparts in Bangkok were swinging the axe over the weekend shutting bars and clubs across the capital early.

Despite 2am being the legal closing time for entertainment venues on Walking Street, many bars and chrome pole palaces turn of the lights closer to 4am with nightclubs carrying on until dawn.

However, despite what the law states, at a meeting held on Thursday at the Alcazar Theater the Pattaya police chief Col. Apichai Krobpetc told those in attendance that new “zones” had been set out, one of which came with 4am closing.

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Zone 1 covers entertainment venues on Walking Street and Beach Road that can now officially close at 4am with all other bars and clubs in Sin City falling into Zone 2 that must close by 2am.

The police chief stressed that the new closing times would be strictly enforced and any of Pattaya’s 800 pubs and clubs found to be flouting the rules would be prosecuted and shutdown for five years.

So while police and army bigwigs in Bangkok continue their pissing match, sending Big Mango punters home to bed early, Sin City sexpats can now frolic into the wee small hours.

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

The Prime Minister stuck to his word and revoked the State Of Emergency in Bangkok from noon today in a bid to end the street protests.

Speaking in a televised address on Wednesday evening, the PM said he would lift the “Serious Emergency Situation in Bangkok” if there was no violence at the anti-government protests taking the first step in resolving the situation.

PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

Protestors marched to Government House after gathering at Victory Monument at 4pm yesterday.

They handed over their demands including a large resignation letter for the PM to senior police officers before dispersing peacefully.

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Pissed Off Passenger High On Drugs Attacks Taxi Driver

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Pissed Off Passenger High On Drugs Tried To Strangle Taxi Driver

Police in Pathum Thani have arrested a 40-year-old woman high on drugs who tried to strangle a taxi driver she believed was cheating her with the strap of her handbag causing him to crash into a canal.

Ms Kanokwan ordered a cab to take her from Bang Yai District, Nonthaburi to Lam Luk Ka District, Pathum Thani.

She believed the cabbie was taking her in circles and running up the fare so she attacked him as they were crossing a bridge. During the struggle, the taxi driver bit Kanokwan’s hand to release the strap she had around his neck but lost control of the car and ended up in the water.

Kanokwan climbed out of the cab and swam to dry land where she hid in long grass.

The suspect was still hiding in the same spot when officers from Bang Bua Thong police station showed up and was soon in cuffs.

She was taken to a local hospital for a drug test where she lost control of herself again and started wrecking the place.

After a few hours in a police cell Kanokwan admitted taking drugs and attacking the taxi driver.

She was released from custody on bail pending a court appearance.

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Chinese Tourists Arrive In Thailand As Country Slowly Reopens

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Chinese Tourists Arrive In Thailand As Country Slowly Reopens

Thailand welcomed the first group of tourists in more than seven months on Tuesday evening as a tour group from China landed in Bangkok.

Tourism chiefs welcomed the holidaymakers from mainland China before their luggage were disinfected and loaded onto a bus at the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Chinese Tourists Arrive In Thailand As Country Slowly Reopens

Thailand has recorded just a handful of local COVID-19 transmissions in more than four months and ministers are desperate to boost the tourism-dependent economy after banning international arrivals on March 22 this year.

They said that the Chinese tourists who arrived were deemed ”very low risk” after coming from a region of the country that is free of the coronavirus.

Thailand imposed strict restrictions at the start of the corona crisis and has avoided the virus taking hold.

However, the country’s tourism reliant economy accounting for up to 20 per cent of GDP has been shattered – shrinking at its deepest pace since the 1998 Asian financial crisis.



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