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Lower Sukhumvit Is A Ghost Town

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This was the scene showing many closed bars, hotels, shops and restaurants on Sukhumvit Road this week.

Like many people living in Bangkok, I was hoping the powers that be weren’t going to pull the plug on restaurants. Sadly, they did.

They’ll be staying closed until further notice when someone decides it’s safe for people to eat with friends and family again.

There’s a lot of people whose livelihoods are been lost. It really is a sad sight.



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Thailand now has one of the world’s most liberal marijuana regimes.

The country legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis in June, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty for drug offences.

The regime has sparked off a boom in weed-related businesses hoping to cash in on a new customer base.

The BBC’s South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head reports on what’s behind the dramatic change.

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Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists

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Photos of the Food Park located at Big C on Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok looking like a ghost town have been widely circulated on social media over the past 24 hours.

Of course, food courts are currently closed in Bangkok due to the government order, however, this has been the scene since last April.

Normally the Big C Superstore would be packed from open until close with thousands of Chinese tourists passing through its doors every hour.

The Ratchadamri branch was the companies flagship store making more money than any other in Thailand.

Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists

Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists

Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists

The overflow reached every part of the complex including the Food Park which just like the supermarket, was packed from morning until night.

Now, with restrictions on entering Thailand still in place, both are deserted and like a ghost town.

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