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2013 Bangkok Governor Election: Signs, Loudspeakers and No Alcohol Sales on March 2 & 3

Bangkok sidewalks are hard to navigate at the best of times- food carts, street venders, cracks, poles- but elections add a new obstacle with the dreaded campaign poster. Yes, massive in height and of a good width and always featuring … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: No Sale of Alcohol Sign

Lost in translation- a sign in the alcohol section of seven-11 with a few translation errors- I like the implication that alcohol could be sold on a Buddhist holiday that wasn’t deemed ‘important’.

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Alcohol in Thailand- When You Can Buy, Where You Can Buy, When You Can Drink, Where You Can Drink

Okay, so you all love the booze and are concerned about boozing in Bangkok, my most popular post is this one regarding mid-afternoon prohibition and the majority of emails I receive have questions about when and where people can get … Continue reading

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Aug 2 & 3, 2012- No Alcohol Days in Bangkok and Thailand

As written earlier- things looking very dry in Bangkok for 2 and 3 August 2012. Here is a sign on a wine shop’s door: And a sign in a major grocery store:

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No Alcohol “Dry Day” In Thailand- Monday May 4, 2012

There will be no alcohol served in bars on Monday 4 May 2012. Many bars will not be open and some restaurants will close. Note- many western hotels and restaurants will serve alcohol. Most stores will not sell alcohol at … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Monday

The Super Bowl is being shown live in Thailand- with the time change to the USA the game kicked off around 7:00 a.m. Monday morning. Premier League Football is the most followed sport in Thailand (the most participated in sport … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2011- Thai’s celebrate the New Year three different times

Tomorrow is the Gregorian New Year Years Eve and Saturday will begin the Gregorian New Year- January 1, 2011. Thais observe this New Years celebration and have massive Happy New Year 2011 signs, parties and “count downs”. But, the Thais … Continue reading

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My Street is a Walking Street

At least for two days. Soi Lang Suan has a Christmas market, two of the four lanes on the street are closed. While many of the goods on offer are the same that can be found in various markets around … Continue reading

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Sober Voting- Alcohol Banned Again December 3, 4, 5, 11 & 12

Read the following news alert about alcohol sales in Bangkok during December 2010: “Due to the pre-vote and the upcoming by election, the sale of alcohol will be banned from Dec 3-5 and Dec 11-12 in the following areas: Bang Kor … Continue reading

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Buying Alcohol in Thailand: Mid Afternoon Prohibition

In a follow up on my posting about the banning of alcohol during election voting, I wanted to detail a very odd ban on the sale of alcohol in Thailand. It is illegal to buy alcohol in shops and supermarkets- … Continue reading

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