Bar closing times

My friends and I – some of whom have lived at “quiet” Rawai Beach for 25 years – are wondering whether the beer bars between Mae Porn Bungalows and Salaloy Restaurant are covered by the new early closing policy, and so should close at midnight.

If they are, that would be great for our quality of life, as two of them are very noisy until 2 am.

We have called Chalong Police Station but to no effect. With the high season upon us, I’d like to know where we stand.

  • Asked on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 | 10:39 AM
    Peter Wyler, Phuket.

Yes, these bars should be covered by the early closing laws. However, so far, nobody has complained to us about them.

Anyone who does want to complain should contact the police, because it is their duty, not ours, to do something about them.

  • Answered on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 | 10:39 AM
    Aroon Solos, Chief of Rawai Tambon Administration Organization.

I’d recommend that you make a written complaint to the police rather than a verbal one, and we can take action from there.

  • Answered on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 | 10:39 AM
    Pol Sgt Maj Chalerm Thanyaphan, of Chalong Police Station.
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