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Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

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There was the original Covid-19 outbreak and lockdowns back in April and May in 2020, then again just before Christmas and New Year when the new clusters emerged in Samut Sakhon and the eastern coastal provinces, Patong’s nightlife was quiet enough, almost non-existent.

Now when the restrictions are lifted, Nimz will take you through Phuket’s famous nightlife spot Bangla Road, Patong Beach and Phuket Town. It’s quiet, but there are still clubs open and operating and ready to welcome you.


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    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    What can I say … everyone lives hoping for the reopening of borders to return to normal! It is good to know, and I take my case as an example. I have been coming to Phuket since 2005 and every year. With the pandemic, in addition to losing my job, I have almost run out of savings, so I don’t know if I will ever be able to go back.

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    James R

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    I know friends who go the the OTop bar area half a mile past Soi Bangla.

    Of the fifty bars there, only a few are open and only frequented by ex pats and almost zero tourists.

    Many have closed down and keys handed back to the land owners.

    But give it nine months and things should start to open again.

    The problem is we in the West are having our vaccine agains the virus but Thailand will take a year or two at the very slow rate of vaccine inoculations are going so that might put farangs off from going to Thailand incase the virus mutates there.

    But I hope it all opens again soon as I have had my vaccine and will go back to Phuket once allowed.

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    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Alcohol is too expensive all those places

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    Kurt Spiess

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Germany, Saturday 17. April 2021
    I feel said, thinking of all the staff working before in bars and massage and lost their jobs. Many of them have to support their families in the Isan, to finance schooling of there children and to pay for food and rents.
    The situation is extremely bad, there is not enough to eat and in case of sickness no money for the payment of medical treatment.
    I can only advice the people of the tourist branche to do everything to support the children to work in other areas, that means to start early with serious education to become independent from falangs who mostly are not interested in the good live of the low paid personal. who has to do many thing against there feelings.
    I wish the situation will change and a normal life without excess of alcohol and sex will make the country interesting for its beauty, the lovely nature, the good food and the friendly people.
    Many are forced to do things against their feelings and the way back to family live becomes every year more stonefull. Corona may help to think more about the future live.

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