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Shisha Banned In All Pattaya Bars & Nightclubs

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The Banglamung District Licensing Division have issued a circular stating that sales and use of shisha in all Pattaya bars and nightclubs is banned, effective immediately.

The letter, marked as “Urgent”, is dated 29th May 2015 but was only distributed on Friday and states that all entertainment venues cannot sell shisha under any circumstances and that any bar owner caught breaking the law faces a prison sentence of up to 5 years and/or a fine of up to 500,000 baht.

It also states any bar owner deemed responsible for the death or any other serious incident related to the sale or use of Shisha on their premises could face a jail sentence of up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to 1 million baht.

Shisha Sales Banned In All Pattaya Bars

Interestingly, the Chief of Banglamung District also warns that any police protection offered to bars will not save the owner from prosecution, and any police officers offering such protection are to be reported immediately to the Licensing Unit.

This news will come as a blow to the nightlife industry as shisha is an easy money-maker for pubs and clubs. Often the shisha is supplied to the bars as an all-in-one service on a revenue split basis with the bar having no work to do other than take their cut at the end of the night.

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

Nike Thailand has launched a massive new flagship store in Bangkok’s Siam Center designed to showcase product innovation.

Operated by Southeast Asian luxury retail specialist Valiram, the new 9000sq foot Nikestore offers a blend of physical and digital retail experiences for shoppers.

Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

“Nike Bangkok at Siam Center exists to offer everyone the ability to make sport a daily habit, ensuring they are inspired and committed to staying active,” said director of Nike stores Southeast Asia & India Tarundeep Singh.

Services such as head-to-toe apparel fitting and footwear trialling are offered to provide consumers with opportunities to deepen their connection with the brand and select products suited to their needs.

You can also book one-on-one sessions with running experts and styling specialists.

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No Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Irish Man Found In Jomtien Villa

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No Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Irish Man Found In Jomtien Villa

Police investigating the death of an elderly Irish man found dead at a villa in Jomtien on Monday say no foul play is suspected with the cause of death likely to be natural causes.

The body of 69-year-old Damien Molloy was discovered by his caretaker who arrived at the house to be overwhelmed by a strong smell coming from the master bedroom.

Upon entering she found the body of Mr Molloy laid on the bed dressed only in shorts.

No Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Irish Man Found In Jomtien Villa

No Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Irish Man Found In Jomtien Villa

Police who attended the scene told reporters there were no signs of a struggle nor a break-in with many bottles and packets of prescription pills found indicating the elderly Irishman had many medical conditions which were most likely to be the cause of death.

The body was sent for an autopsy to the Police Hospital to confirm the actual cause of death and the Irish Embassy in Bangkok notified.

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Phuket Reopens Land And Sea Access

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Phuket Reopens Land And Sea Access

Following two months of lockdown by land and sea, Phuket finally reopened to the rest of the world on Monday.after Covid-19 measures were relaxed.

Governor Pakkapong Taweewat signed an order on Sunday allowing entry and exit from the southern island by 24 seaports and the road bridge between Tha Chat Chai to Phangnga on the mainland.

Phuket airport remains closed to international passenger flights until June 30 under the ban by CAAT with a limited number of domestic flights operating.

People can leave Phuket without restriction with those entering having to undergo temperature checks and log their details via the “Mor Chana” app to allow track and trace should there be any newly reported coronavirus cases.

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