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Booze banned during Loy Krathong festival

Discussion on where to go when the sun goes down in Hua Hin; bars, pubs, clubs, karaoke and general nightlife.
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Booze banned during Loy Krathong festival

Postby Big Boy » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:32 am

Come to look at out most beautiful, picturesque festival. Don't enjoy yourselves though. I hope this is a threat that doesn't happen (and I don't drink anymore).

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Re: Booze banned during Loy Krathong festival

Postby SydneyGuy » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:53 pm

No big deal you just buy alcohol the day before if you want.

And i would think its common sense that you don't mix fireworks and alcohol:)

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Postby hhinner » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:49 pm

I don't think fireworks are allowed anymore. Hua Hin beach used to be like a war zone with rockets and roman candles going in every direction. If you need a drink, drink before and/or after.

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Re: Booze banned during Loy Krathong festival

Postby STEVE G » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:51 pm

SydneyGuy wrote:No big deal.....:)


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Re: Booze banned during Loy Krathong festival

Postby usual suspect » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:53 pm

So that leaves the Xmas/New year period & Songkran still to go..& the way things are going in this part of the world these holiday-periods will be under an achohol ban quite soon I fear.. :tsk:

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Postby prcscct » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:49 pm

After the booze bans will come total driving bans. They''ll correct their bad record the only way they know how, by control rather than educate. Or perhaps, the people simply can't be educated? :banghead: Pete :cheers:
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Postby lomuamart » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:17 pm

SydneyGuy wrote:No big deal you just buy alcohol the day before if you want.

And i would think its common sense that you don't mix fireworks and alcohol:)


I don't think this wonderful idea is to ban drinking totally on the day itself. It's only to prohibit it at sites where specific Loy Krathong events are going on. Mind you, that sort of defeats the purpose for many people anyway.
So, I don't think the bars are going to be closed down as they are so often on other days of the year.

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Postby europtimiste » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:07 am

Bring your drinks with you.

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Postby hhfarang » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:20 pm

Be happy Christmas is not a normal Thai holiday. Because of that there probably won't be a ban on that day.
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Postby kendo » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:24 pm

Up north we drink on dry days out of tea mugs.
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Re: Booze banned during Loy Krathong festival

Postby Big Boy » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:33 pm

As far as I could see, it didn't happen anywhere here in Hua Hin.
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Postby StevePIraq » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:48 am

There was plenty of booze on Hua Hin Beach being sold from stalls
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Postby centermid7 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:08 pm

There was a BIG fight out at Khao Tao on Wednesday evening about 11'ish that was well fueled with all the booze. Many people involved, chair throwing, all the good stuff!

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Re: Booze banned during Loy Krathong festival

Postby StevePIraq » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:49 pm

We don't often go out on big occasions, as my wife says Thai people are lovely peaceful people until Thai whiskey take hold of them, then the devil comes out to play.
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