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Alcohol Ban Eases for SOME Thai Provinces?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing the easing of the alcohol ban in Thailand and to quote a recent article from the Bangkok Post, that is, the article is titled: Booze prohibition eases. Quoting directly: "Alcoholic drinks will be allowed to be served in restaurants and eateries in Bangkok, Krabi, Phang-nga and Phuket when the country reopens on Monday. However more than 300 restaurant operators want the Government to lift the alcohol ban in 17 tourism provinces." Quoting further: "They also asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to allow night entertainment venues such as pubs, bars and karaoke's nationwide to resume their businesses on December 1." I would urge him to do it earlier. The sooner we are up and going in my opinion, the better because tourists look now at what the situation is like when making plans for future weeks and months so the sooner we are open the better presumably it would be for tourism. 

Now leaving that aside, I have done other videos, I am not going to be hypercritical on the Government right now. I think the Government is doing their best and they are really genuinely in good faith trying to get reopened so we can all move on down the road especially from an economic standpoint. That is not the purpose of this video. The purpose of this video is yes, it is looking like especially in restaurants, we are going to see this eased and hopefully from what we have seen in times past in dealing with this, we are kind of on the downhill slope or we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel if you will. Hopefully things, it will be interesting to watch as November moves on going into December to see if in fact we do start to see a real reopening and hopefully we will definitely see a reopening for what I am sure will be a less than high High Season than we are used to but definitely we want to encourage tourists so we can get that economic stimulus coming in and we can keep things moving along.

So, definitely good news although kind of a limited good news. As noted, it is only a few provinces that are being granted this "privilege" for lack of a better term and hopefully we are going to see this change in the weeks to come.