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  • Phuket News

    Phuket locals back proposal for extended nightlife venue operating hours

    A bustling crowd of over 800 individuals gathered at Kathu Wittaya School in Phuket yesterday, participating in a public forum aimed at gauging sentiment regarding the extension of nightlife venue operating hours to 4am in designated zones. The proposal received unanimous approval from those in attendance, reflecting a collective inclination towards longer nightlife hours. The forum, presided over by Kathu…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand sobers up: Slams brakes on extended alcohol sales hours

    The Government of Thailand dashed hopes of extended alcohol sales hours, citing alarming statistics on road casualties and accidents. Public Health Minister Somsak Thepsutin announced the decision following a tense panel meeting at the ministry on Tuesday, asserting that public safety must take precedence. “The ministry’s alcoholic beverage control committee reviewed road accident statistics and related legal implications, recognising the…

  • Business News

    Thailand stock exchanges extend trading hours to attract foreign investors

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and the Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) announced an extension of their daily trading hours starting March 25. This move will see the afternoon session open half an hour earlier, thus facilitating five hours of trade on the two exchanges daily. The SET stated that this alteration in trading hours is an effort to…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand investigates extending alcohol sales hours for tourism

    Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew announced the formation of a panel by the National Alcohol Beverage Policy Committee to investigate the proposed extension of alcohol sales hours in Thailand. This decision necessitates a comprehensive review of the existing laws and regulations surrounding the sale of alcoholic beverages. The panel’s objective is to study the potential repercussions of extended drinking hours…

  • Thailand News

    Thai government considers extending nightlife hours

    The Thai government is currently contemplating the extension of operating hours for bars, clubs and other entertainment hubs until 4am, in more provinces as a means to stimulate the economy, as reported by Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul. The minister shared this information following a late-night inspection of Khao San Road nightspots on Saturday. This marked the second night clubs and…

  • Thailand News

    Nightlife venues in Thailand extend opening hours to 4am

    Anutin Charnvirakul, the Interior Minister, has expressed his satisfaction with the compliance of business operators and customers to the new opening hours of nightlife venues which now extend to 4am. During an inspection of these venues in Bangkok, including the RCA area along Rama IX Road, he noted that the authorities are diligently checking operating licenses and maintaining public order.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai pubs and restaurants to extend hours and implement sobering-up areas

    The National Alcohol Beverage Policy Committee recently decreed that pubs and restaurants, which will extend their operating hours until 4am starting from December 15, must establish sobering-up areas and take measures to prevent intoxicated customers from driving. This announcement was made by Santi Promphat, the Deputy Minister of Public Health. The committee’s meeting, led by Deputy Prime Minister Phumtham Wechayachai,…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket extends pub and bar hours to boost tourism and employment

    Phuket is set to extend the operating hours of its pubs and bars till 4am, with the new timing being tentatively scheduled to start on December 15. This decision was reached following a public hearing conducted by the Phuket Provincial Administration Office. The new operating hours are to be implemented in six zones on Bangla Road in the Patong area…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya tourism operators wary of extended nightlife hours proposal

    Pattaya’s tourism operators are expressing apprehension about a proposal to extend the operating hours of nighttime venues along Beach Road until 4am. The concerns primarily revolve around potential noise pollution, compromised safety, and possible damage to the city’s reputation. Recently elected president of the Association of Chon Buri Tourism Federation (ACTF), Thanet Supornsahasrungsi, has offered a nuanced perspective on the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai nightlife gets a glow-up: Cabinet green-lights 4am extended hours for tourist hotspots

    The Thai Cabinet has given the green light to a draft regulation set forth by the Interior Ministry, permitting extended hours until 4am at entertainment venues in prominent tourist hotspots. The affected areas include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Koh Samui, and Phuket. Aiming to stimulate the country’s tourism sector, the Interior Ministry is at the helm of this initiative.…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok nightlife braces for extended hours with heightened safety protocols

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is implementing stricter safety protocols for nightlife establishments in preparation for the government’s proposed extension of their operating hours until 4am. The BMA’s Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, under the leadership of Director Teerayut Poomipak, is set to respond to potential issues that may arise from the extended operating hours. Collaborating with the Public Works…

  • Thailand News

    Residents soar in opposition to Chiang Mai Airport’s extended hours plan

    Chiang Mai International Airport‘s proposed plan to extend its operating hours is facing mounting opposition from the locals of the Mae Hia subdistrict. The contention stems from the lack of compensation for the damages inflicted by the airport’s activities over the past five years. Meena Chankaew, president of the Nimman Noradee Neighbourhood, voiced the concerns of the residents whose properties…

  • Thailand News

    NIDA Poll reveals Thai public disapproval to extended bar hours plan

    A recent poll by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) revealed significant public opposition to the Thai government’s initiative to extend operating hours in bars and nightclubs from 2am to 4am. The survey was conducted between October 17 and 19, engaging 1,310 participants above 20 years old from diverse backgrounds. The initiative, proposed by the Interior Ministry of Thailand,…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s SET considers extending trading hours to boost volume

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is mulling over an extension of trading hours hoping to rekindle its diminished trading volume and value this year. Despite six years of study, no decision had been previously made on the matter. However, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin recently directed SET to thoroughly analyse the pros and cons of such a move. A preliminary…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Mai Airport’s 24 hours upgrade takes off to meet ‘soaring’ Chinese demand

    The Airports of Thailand (AOT) is preparing to take flight as Chiang Mai International Airport gears up for 24/7 operations starting November 1, all in response to the soaring demand from Chinese visitors. The Prime Minister’s Office spokesperson, Chai Watcharong, said today that the PM and Finance Minister, Srrettha Thavisin, wants to extend Chiang Mai Airport’s operating hours, from the…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand adds 38 flights to soar past Songkran price surge

    Thailand’s Civil Aviation Office (CAAT) has decided to add 38 new flights to its schedule, in an attempt to combat inflated airfare prices during the Songkran festival and improve the overall travel experience for holidaymakers. Deputy Director of the CAAT, Sarun Benjanirat, brought this development to light as a direct response to the call from Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit for…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand’s tourism revenue surges by 44% as new year ushers in boom

    The start of the new year saw a significant boom in Thailand’s tourism sector, with a 44% spike in tourism-related revenue. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) attributes this surge to the visa-free scheme and extended entertainment hours in select provinces. Thapanee Kiatphaiboon, the Governor of TAT, revealed that the country amassed a staggering 54.4 billion baht (US$1,588,321,152) from December…

  • Thailand News

    Thai bars to establish sobering-up zones to deter drink driving

    A new mandate from the National Alcohol Beverage Policy Committee of Thailand stipulated that entertainment venues intending to remain open till 4am must establish sobering-up zones. This initiative aims to deter patrons from driving under the influence of alcohol. The directive, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Phumtham Wechayachai, was declared on December 9. Following the committee’s meeting, Deputy Minister of…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya’s infamous 4 Step Tomboy nightclub takes a stumble in narcotics raid

    Officials yesterday cracked down on Pattaya‘s infamous 4 Step Tomboy nightclub. Allegations of illegal activities prompted a raid that exposed the possession of narcotics at the nightclub. Bang Lamung District Office and Pattaya Police Station officials, spearheaded by district chief Phisit Sawatdinukul and district chief secretary Kamolchanok Konsombat, launched a decisive raid on the notorious 4 Step Tomboy nightclub at 3.30am,…

  • Business News

    Thai and Malaysian PMs to boost border trade and tourism

    A meeting slated for tomorrow between Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in Songkhla province is expected to tackle initiatives aimed at enhancing Thai-Malaysian border trade and tourism. A source revealed that the agenda includes a proposal from Thai tourism businesses to grant Tor Mor 6 immigration clearance form exemptions to Malaysian visitors at five…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya to trial Thailand’s new 4am bar closing time initiative

    Pattaya’s legal entertainment zones are gearing up to pioneer the Thai government’s new 4am bar closing time initiative, starting from December 15. The announcement was made by Pattaya Mayor Poramase Ngampiches. Ngampiches, in his announcement on Saturday, November 4, stated that establishments within the legally designated nightlife zones in Pattaya would be the first to trial the extended operating hours…

  • Thailand News

    Spirits high: Thai nightlife gets a boost with potential two-hour extension for venues

    Thai nightlife enthusiasts have a reason to raise a glass in celebration as the Ministry of Interior has rung the bell to a two-hour extension for entertainment venues. Previously closing at 2am, these nightspots can now keep their doors open until 4am. The decision was announced by Traisulee Traisornkul, the Secretary-General of the Ministry, yesterday, October 25. The move is seen…

  • Health

    Chiropractic Adjustment and Treatment in Thailand: What You Need to Know

    Chiropractic Adjustment in Thailand: What You Need to Know Chiropractic Adjustment is a well-recognized and proven treatment involving spinal manipulation aimed at restoring mobility and enhancing the body’s overall functionality. Performed by qualified chiropractors, this procedure involves a controlled, quick directional thrust into a spinal joint, either through hands or a small instrument. In addition to chiropractors, physical therapists, and…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok’s Chatuchak weekend market opening weekdays

    Chatuchak weekend market, known locally as JJ, is scheduled to open 6 days a week from next month in an effort to make up for losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns and restrictions. The iconic market in Bangkok saw a sharp decline in even local Thai customers after the economic slump caused by borders closing during the pandemic. The…

  • Thailand News

    Royal barges restored for King’s 72nd birthday celebration

    Restoration of 52 royal barges will be completed in time for a royal kathin ceremony in October, as part of celebrations for the King’s 72nd birthday on July 28, according to the Culture Ministry. Culture Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol stated today that only minor details remain, with the work scheduled to finish by the end of this month. The Fine Arts…

  • Business News

    3,900 Thai community radio stations to cease under new digital scheme

    Approximately 3,900 community radio stations will be forced to cease broadcasting after this year due to the transition from analogue to a licensing regime and a digital audio broadcasting (DAB) scheme. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has been working on the digital radio regulatory framework, aiming to implement it by September. This significant change is set to happen…

  • Lifestyle

    Ways to do laundry in Thailand

    So, you’re planning a trip to Thailand, or as I like to call it, the Land of Spicy Noodles and Elephants in Pajamas, huh? Well, buckle up because we’re about to dive deep into an enthralling aspect of Thai culture that is, wait for it laundry shocked No worries, it’s way more exciting than it sounds, trust me. Whether it’s…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand suspends TM 6 immigration forms to boost tourism

    The Government of Thailand has put a halt to the obligatory TM 6 immigration forms for foreigners arriving in the country via land or sea, effective from April 15 to October 15. This resolution, approved by the Cabinet on April 9, is a response to a suggestion by Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, according to ministry spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul. This pause…

  • Pattaya News

    Thai deputy PM calls for stricter nightclub regulations after minor scandal

    Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, is set to enforce stricter regulations on night entertainment venues following an early morning raid on a nightclub in Pathum Thani on January 7, which resulted in the apprehension of 489 minors. The venue, known as Heaven Rangsit, is alleged to have been operating without the necessary license and accommodating underage…

  • Thailand News

    Khon Kaen: Closure of two pubs ordered by governor

    A pub in the Mueang district of Khon Kaen has been ordered to close for five years by Governor Kraison Thongchalart. The closure is to take effect from next Monday, January 8. The command came after the pub, named Suksant Khon Kaen, granted entry to a female minor. Somrak Kamsing, a former Olympian was allegedly found guilty of engaging in a…