Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: Revellers in Phuket’s party capital of Patong are allowed to party all night tonight to usher in the new year, Deputy Mayor Chairat Sukhaban confirmed today.

Two areas on Patong Beach have been cordoned off for people who can party until sunrise, he told the Gazette.

One area is at the beach road end of Bangla Road and the other is opposite the Thaweewong Post Office, also on the beach road, he explained.

Patong Police Superintendent Arayapan Pukbuakhao also confirmed that all businesses in the entertainment zone are allowed to stay open until 6am tomorrow.

“If entertainment venues in your area close, Patong will welcome everyone until sunrise,” said Mr Chairat.
– Pimwara Choksakulpan

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Aaahhh, to be young.....

Posted by Steve December 31, 2010 06:04:50PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me December 31, 2010 06:18:55PM

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Since when do people NOT party all night here?

Posted by sky December 31, 2010 08:15:13PM

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Well done, Phuket Gazette. Most media missed this news. Maybe they were out partying already!

Posted by Party Pooper January 1, 2011 01:11:38AM

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Since when do people NOT party all night here?

Posted by sky

YES, Sky, your are very, very right! The discos are closing EVERY DAY at 5 or 6am. I would wish the law would be enforced so they would close at 2am. Those days were much, much better!

Posted by Peter January 1, 2011 01:45:56AM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Hi, I hear what you are saying but I think it's falling on deaf ears. Change has to start from above. They have to clamp down on a lot of things, but it's not going to happen in our lifetime, I think.

Happy New Year, anyway. The sun is out, so that's a plus. That's why I'm here instead of freezing in London. Cheers, Robert.

Posted by robert smith January 1, 2011 08:36:42AM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot January 1, 2011 09:20:38AM

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A desperate attempt to get more trade into failing Patong, I think. Until the figures in the exchange rate column to the right of this story change I don't think they can expect much difference. Hope 2011 is a better year for all of us. Good health and peace to you all.

Posted by Tell January 1, 2011 12:06:34PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot

What a lovely thought. I can promise you that 15 years ago Patong and Phuket in general was a far nicer place. Still, I suppose the current mess is the price we pay for 'development'. Leave it to the young ones and we old ones will emigrate to the North.

Actually logic did not have anything to do with it – only the extended opening hours and the Mayor's invitation for anyone who could not get a drink anywhere else on Phuket to head for Patong.

Posted by Its Me January 1, 2011 04:57:44PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Well at least people won't HAVE to drive home at 2am if they don't want to. Well done, Mr Chairat.

Posted by agogoghome January 2, 2011 01:38:50PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot

What a lovely thought. I can promise you that 15 years ago Patong and Phuket in general was a far nicer place. Still, I suppose the current mess is the price we pay for 'development'. Leave it to the young ones and we old ones will emigrate to the North.

Actually logic did not have anything to do with it – only the extended opening hours and the Mayor's invitation for anyone who could not get a drink anywhere else on Phuket to head for Patong.

Posted by Its Me

Speaking about PATONG, I went there yesterday during the day time and it was the first time in a while I had been... and I have to say I will never go back. It's tacky, dirty, and the British/European people who go there are not what the TAT would refer to as "quality". The AUSSIES are just as crude. I was embarassed to say the least. I felt as though I was in Dagenham in Essex.

Posted by brian January 3, 2011 08:52:02AM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot

What a lovely thought. I can promise you that 15 years ago Patong and Phuket in general was a far nicer place. Still, I suppose the current mess is the price we pay for 'development'. Leave it to the young ones and we old ones will emigrate to the North.

Actually logic did not have anything to do with it – only the extended opening hours and the Mayor's invitation for anyone who could not get a drink anywhere else on Phuket to head for Patong.

Posted by Its Me

Speaking about PATONG, I went there yesterday during the day time and it was the first time in a while I had been... and I have to say I will never go back. It's tacky, dirty, and the British/European people who go there are not what the TAT would refer to as "quality". The AUSSIES are just as crude. I was embarassed to say the least. I felt as though I was in Dagenham in Essex.

Posted by brian

Is that a holiday resort?

Posted by kld January 3, 2011 12:34:08PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot

What a lovely thought. I can promise you that 15 years ago Patong and Phuket in general was a far nicer place. Still, I suppose the current mess is the price we pay for 'development'. Leave it to the young ones and we old ones will emigrate to the North.

Actually logic did not have anything to do with it – only the extended opening hours and the Mayor's invitation for anyone who could not get a drink anywhere else on Phuket to head for Patong.

Posted by Its Me

Speaking about PATONG, I went there yesterday during the day time and it was the first time in a while I had been... and I have to say I will never go back. It's tacky, dirty, and the British/European people who go there are not what the TAT would refer to as "quality". The AUSSIES are just as crude. I was embarassed to say the least. I felt as though I was in Dagenham in Essex.

Posted by brian

Is that a holiday resort?

Posted by kld

Hi, unfortunately it's not. It's a really rough 'naff' part of London but as I mentioned, it's like Patong without the sunshine.. and some pound shops....

Posted by brian January 3, 2011 03:34:42PM

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Dagenham is nothing like Patong with the sunshine, yeah Patong is not some peoples' cup of tea. I've seen many changes the past 7 years and it is getting more and more expensive and true most of visitors are very rude and unpleasant and think they own the city.

Posted by digalo14 January 4, 2011 06:11:29AM

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Dagenham is nothing like Patong with the sunshine, yeah Patong is not some peoples' cup of tea. I've seen many changes the past 7 years and it is getting more and more expensive and true most of visitors are very rude and unpleasant and think they own the city.

Posted by digalo14 January 4, 2011 06:11:29AM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot

What a lovely thought. I can promise you that 15 years ago Patong and Phuket in general was a far nicer place. Still, I suppose the current mess is the price we pay for 'development'. Leave it to the young ones and we old ones will emigrate to the North.

Actually logic did not have anything to do with it – only the extended opening hours and the Mayor's invitation for anyone who could not get a drink anywhere else on Phuket to head for Patong.

Posted by Its Me

Speaking about PATONG, I went there yesterday during the day time and it was the first time in a while I had been... and I have to say I will never go back. It's tacky, dirty, and the British/European people who go there are not what the TAT would refer to as "quality". The AUSSIES are just as crude. I was embarassed to say the least. I felt as though I was in Dagenham in Essex.

Posted by brian

Is that a holiday resort?

Posted by kld

Hi, unfortunately it's not. It's a really rough 'naff' part of London but as I mentioned, it's like Patong without the sunshine.. and some pound shops....

Posted by brian January 3, 2011 03:34:42PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot

What a lovely thought. I can promise you that 15 years ago Patong and Phuket in general was a far nicer place. Still, I suppose the current mess is the price we pay for 'development'. Leave it to the young ones and we old ones will emigrate to the North.

Actually logic did not have anything to do with it – only the extended opening hours and the Mayor's invitation for anyone who could not get a drink anywhere else on Phuket to head for Patong.

Posted by Its Me

Speaking about PATONG, I went there yesterday during the day time and it was the first time in a while I had been... and I have to say I will never go back. It's tacky, dirty, and the British/European people who go there are not what the TAT would refer to as "quality". The AUSSIES are just as crude. I was embarassed to say the least. I felt as though I was in Dagenham in Essex.

Posted by brian

Is that a holiday resort?

Posted by kld January 3, 2011 12:34:08PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot

What a lovely thought. I can promise you that 15 years ago Patong and Phuket in general was a far nicer place. Still, I suppose the current mess is the price we pay for 'development'. Leave it to the young ones and we old ones will emigrate to the North.

Actually logic did not have anything to do with it – only the extended opening hours and the Mayor's invitation for anyone who could not get a drink anywhere else on Phuket to head for Patong.

Posted by Its Me

Speaking about PATONG, I went there yesterday during the day time and it was the first time in a while I had been... and I have to say I will never go back. It's tacky, dirty, and the British/European people who go there are not what the TAT would refer to as "quality". The AUSSIES are just as crude. I was embarassed to say the least. I felt as though I was in Dagenham in Essex.

Posted by brian January 3, 2011 08:52:02AM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Well at least people won't HAVE to drive home at 2am if they don't want to. Well done, Mr Chairat.

Posted by agogoghome January 2, 2011 01:38:50PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot

What a lovely thought. I can promise you that 15 years ago Patong and Phuket in general was a far nicer place. Still, I suppose the current mess is the price we pay for 'development'. Leave it to the young ones and we old ones will emigrate to the North.

Actually logic did not have anything to do with it – only the extended opening hours and the Mayor's invitation for anyone who could not get a drink anywhere else on Phuket to head for Patong.

Posted by Its Me January 1, 2011 04:57:44PM

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A desperate attempt to get more trade into failing Patong, I think. Until the figures in the exchange rate column to the right of this story change I don't think they can expect much difference. Hope 2011 is a better year for all of us. Good health and peace to you all.

Posted by Tell January 1, 2011 12:06:34PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Aw, come on. By your logic people shouldn't be allowed there at all! There would be fights, deaths, and general mayhem if Patong didn't have any clubs and didn't serve any alcohol. Is that what you are really after?

Posted by Vegas Bigfoot January 1, 2011 09:20:38AM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me

Hi, I hear what you are saying but I think it's falling on deaf ears. Change has to start from above. They have to clamp down on a lot of things, but it's not going to happen in our lifetime, I think.

Happy New Year, anyway. The sun is out, so that's a plus. That's why I'm here instead of freezing in London. Cheers, Robert.

Posted by robert smith January 1, 2011 08:36:42AM

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Since when do people NOT party all night here?

Posted by sky

YES, Sky, your are very, very right! The discos are closing EVERY DAY at 5 or 6am. I would wish the law would be enforced so they would close at 2am. Those days were much, much better!

Posted by Peter January 1, 2011 01:45:56AM

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Well done, Phuket Gazette. Most media missed this news. Maybe they were out partying already!

Posted by Party Pooper January 1, 2011 01:11:38AM

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Since when do people NOT party all night here?

Posted by sky December 31, 2010 08:15:13PM

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Doesn't really gel well with safety on the roads, does it? Wonder how many extra fights, deaths and general mayhem will be caused by this decision? Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Posted by Its me December 31, 2010 06:18:55PM

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Aaahhh, to be young.....

Posted by Steve December 31, 2010 06:04:50PM

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