Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

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Re: Alcohol Sales on 6/7 Aug 16

Post by STEVE G » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:10 pm

migrant wrote:Isn't the 7th the scheduled day for the new referendum?

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Re: Alcohol Sales on 6/7 Aug 16

Post by HHTel » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:15 pm

Yes, Sunday 7th is referendum day. Political and religious holidays are 'alcohol free'. Not sure about the 6th. Maybe there is facility for early voting.

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Re: Alcohol Sales on 6/7 Aug 16

Post by Pagey » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:13 am

HHTel wrote:Yes, Sunday 7th is referendum day. Political and religious holidays are 'alcohol free'. Not sure about the 6th. Maybe there is facility for early voting.

Acts of favor and celebratory events will be banned from 6 p.m. Aug. 6 onward until the referendum is concluded Aug. 7, according to the EC. Source - [Mod Edit] We do not need to continually quote rival sites that are NOT official news sources.
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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by Geko » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:14 am

“Shops and restaurants are banned from selling alcohol from 6pm on August 6 (Saturday) to midnight on August 7 (Sunday),” Phuket Provincial Police Commander Col Teeraphol Thipjaroen told The Phuket News.

Hotels are included in the alcohol ban, Col Teeraphol confirmed.

“The only places allowed to sell alcohol during the prescribed hours are duty-free stores as the alcohol cannot be consumed until it has been taken out of the country,” he said.


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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by HHTel » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:59 am

The whole point of an alcohol ban on voting days is so that Thais have a clear head for their voting decision. At least that is the official reason. Of course it will not stop Thais drinking so what's the sense of a ban in hotels, restaurants etc for foreigners who are quite distinguishable from locals. I remember going into a bar/restaurant a few years ago on a 'voting day' in HH and when I asked for a beer, I was told that "You can have one but I'm sorry, your wife can not!" Now that makes sense.
And of course it doesn't stop the local BIB getting their 'fix'.

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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by uncle tom » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:37 pm

so what's the sense of a ban in hotels, restaurants etc for foreigners who are quite distinguishable from locals.
What indeed..

Thailand has a tourism authority that spends a lot of money encouraging people to visit The Kingdom.

What they ought also to be doing is surveying visitors to establish ways of encouraging them to return, by identifying those annoyances experienced by tourists that are easy to deal with, and lobbying the relevant departments to address them.

Limiting the alcohol restrictions on election days to those who are entitled to vote would be the simplest of measures.

Addressing the issue of bar closures on senior Buddha days is another worthy cause. Simply lifting the closure orders, so bars can carry on blaring loud music on the holiest of days is obviously contentious, but limiting the restriction to a ban on amplified music - and perhaps on every Buddha day, and not just the most significant ones - would show appropriate respect without spoiling people's holidays, and would also be easy to enforce.
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Post by hhinner » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:06 pm

Can't risk having those few farangs who have Thai citizenship having a sneaky drink on election days can we? Easier to ban everyone.

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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by HHTel » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:44 pm

And it is a few. Only around 20% of applications are approved which comes out at around 10 a year. Even then they're not entitled to vote until they've held citizenship for 5 years. We could hold a party for these people. Wouldn't need a very big venue!

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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by holidaymaker » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:57 am

Is there a ban on alcohol this weekend

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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by prcscct » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:06 am

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Geko wrote:“Shops and restaurants are banned from selling alcohol from 6pm on August 6 (Saturday) to midnight on August 7 (Sunday),” Phuket Provincial Police Commander Col Teeraphol Thipjaroen told The Phuket News.

Hotels are included in the alcohol ban, Col Teeraphol confirmed.

“The only places allowed to sell alcohol during the prescribed hours are duty-free stores as the alcohol cannot be consumed until it has been taken out of the country,” he said.


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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:07 am

Yes, 6th and 7th Aug.
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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by Geko » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:45 pm

You maybe able squeeze a quick few beers in on the 6th, as I believe as already stated the ban starts 18:00 on the 6th.

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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by Lee1975 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:35 pm

Are the bars closed for the Queens birthday on Friday? Heard that places are closing on 12th & 13th? any truth in this?
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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by Blacky » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:42 pm

Lee1975 wrote:Are the bars closed for the Queens birthday on Friday? Heard that places are closing on 12th & 13th? any truth in this?
No official letter on ban of alcohol on Queen's Birthday, so all bars should be up and running (should the owner decide to do so).... If I remember correctly last year everything was open, which I know doesn't mean much :|

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Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Post by europtimiste » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:31 pm

The decision will be transmitted to bar owners probably tomorrow 11th. by the mafia in uniform.

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