Fortunately, the proposed alcohol ban for the forthcoming Songkran Thai New Year celebrations has been lifted. Previously, there was confusion surrounding Songkran, because some factions of the Thai government proposed an alcohol ban during Thai New Year (traditionally April 13-15th). Wisely, the Thai government did the sensible thing and the alcohol ban was opposed by the vast majority. The Thai government do not want to further damage an already weakened tourist industy. This means we can all get wet on the inside, as well as the outside. Party on!
Today is Chakri Dynasty Day, which is a national holiday in Thailand. I’m pleased to announce that the bars, go-go bars and other entertainment venues in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket will be open as normal. Good news for a booze cruise!