Pattaya: Hundreds turn out in Walking Street to save ‘world class resort’ from a “Dry New Year”

Hundreds of people turned out in Walking Street, South Pattaya, yesterday to press the Thai authorities to allow them to serve alcohol like in other Blue Zone areas.

Ban Muang reported that operators and patrons in the eastern seaboard resort – that they described as world-class – were furious that they would not be able to serve alcohol at New Year.


According to the latest CCSA pronouncements, it would be January 16th before this was allowed and they would miss out on a revenue stream that has been denied them most of 2021.

The media reported that every tourism organisation and traders’ group and organization was out in force and a table had been set up for people to write their opinions.

Much of their vitriol and requests were directed towards the governor of Chonburi who they implored to act fast and save Pattaya from a dry New Year.

Late on Friday, it was announced that restaurants in Pattaya were now permitted to serve alcohol to customers. However, bars and night time clubs, for which the resort is famous, remain closed


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