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Let Patong party all night, say Phuket pollsters

PHUKET: More than 75% of respondents to an online poll have called for late trading for bars and nightclubs along Bangla Rd in Patong and more than half of the respondents overall called for late-trading entertainment zones in other areas of Phuket.

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Monday 27 February 2017, 04:38PM


Respondents to an online poll by The Phuket News overwhelmingly voted for people to have the right to party in Patong, and elsewhere in selected areas across Phuket, until late. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
Respondents to an online poll by The Phuket News overwhelmingly voted for people to have the right to party in Patong, and elsewhere in selected areas across Phuket, until late. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

The overwhelming call from the public to allow nightlife late trading follows a crackdown earlier this month that saw scores of revellers in Phuket’s party town kicked out onto the tourist-flooded streets one night (see story here), and then bars and nightclubs deserted the next (see story here).

The raids enforced the current law that bars must close at midnight and nightclubs must close at 1am. These closing times are for venues inside Patong’s “entertainment zone”, which comprises Bangla Rd and extends 50 metres on either side thereof – venues elsewhere, depending on their entertainment license, are supposed to close earlier.

However, just two days later, more than 20 Patong nightlife venue operators filed a petition addressed to Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to extend the closing times for bars and clubs in Patong (see story here), and Phuket Governor Chockchai Dejamornthan made that request official with the support from the Phuket Provincial Office (see story here).

Gov Chockchai confirmed last week that he has also asked for permission to allow 4am closing on Taina Rd in Karon, home to the only other official “entertainment zone” on the island. (See story here.)

To all this The Phuket News asked readers, “Should Patong night venues stay open later?”

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A solid 25% of respondents voted “Yes – but only in the entertainment zone” – but a further 51% voted “Yes – and entertainment zones should be set up in other popular tourist areas”.

Only 18% of respondents voted “No – the current closing times are good enough”, while just 6% voted “Don’t care – the closing times for bars and nightclubs do not affect my activities/holiday in Patong”.

Of note, of those who took part in the poll 41% of respondents identified themselves as “Foreign visitors to Phuket”, while 36% identified themselves as “Local expatriate residents”.

Only 23% of respondents identified themselves as Thai nationals.

For the full poll results, click here.

 

 

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Kurt | 28 February 2017 - 10:46:17

Party & prostitution zones open till sunrise could be ok.
But than only with paying for 'extra opening hours licenses'!
Extra opening time means more garbage, more dirt, more pollution.
It all need to be cleaned daily at sunrise.
Phuket officials must set up a 'contribution fee system' for bar longer opening times.
After all the bars go to make a lot of more money when they not have to pay any longer to corrupt officials for being open illegal at night time.
The polluter has to pay.

Lets face the reality.
The 'entertainment area' has been open illegally always from 01:00 AM till after 04:00 AM  
( hello Governor, no corruption?).
Make it legal, but some of the extra money made  has to benefit the area's community.
So instead that the money what kept illegal activities going change pockets.
From corrupt thai officials pockets to 'community pockets'.

Changing things = changing things.  Yes?

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eric dekegel | 27 February 2017 - 19:57:39

Sure thats why people come to Patong and on holiday to party, a party zone is disturbing nobody and just good for the economy

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marcher | 27 February 2017 - 18:44:47

Great result. Would help to keep all the low life away from respectable ares

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CaptainJack69 | 27 February 2017 - 18:39:25

Lets be clear, we're not voting for anything to change by voting "yes". I think most people understand that they're just voting for the status quo to become legal. Even casual tourists can see that corrupt practices like turning a blind eye to illegal after hours opening is bad for Thailand's international image. Meanwhile those who are a bit more familiar with the region can see how the blatant systemic corruption this kind of thing indicates in Thai society needs to stop.

It all makes Thailand look like a bad joke to the rest of the world.

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