Pattaya's entertainment venue crisis

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gera wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:53 pm
It is very easy to explain. Thailand is preparing for opening up for foreign tourists and epidemiological situation can change.
I disagree. If that is the reason, then why were the rules for virtually everything else besides the bars relaxed? That doesn't make sense to me.

Also, Thailand clearly has no intention of letting in foreign tourists from countries still seriously plagued by the virus. They won't be coming in to Thailand until the crisis is solved and Thailand doesn't think they will be letting in planeloads of potential virus carriers.

They are even seriously discussing extending the emergency decree by another month. The predictions on the news media are all saying that is exactly what Thailand will probably do.

Some seem to think money is going to take precedence over health risk. From where I sit, I don't think that will happen. While so many are out of work and now destitute, Thailand shows no indication that trying to solve the plight of those people will be done by letting in droves of tourists. It seems to me it all boils down to two choices - money first or health first. So far Thailand's choice seems to be health first.

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Gaybutton wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:38 pm
. It seems to me it all boils down to two choices - money first or health first. So far Thailand's choice seems to be health first.
A few quotes for you!

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

Money is the root of all evil..and the lack of it.

Money doesn’t bring happiness...but it takes away a lot of unhappiness.

It’s only a matter of time before money talks again...especially in Thailand!

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Gaybutton wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Also, Thailand clearly has no intention of letting in foreign tourists from countries still seriously plagued by the virus. They won't be coming in to Thailand until the crisis is solved and Thailand doesn't think they will be letting in planeloads of potential virus carriers.

They are even seriously discussing extending the emergency decree by another month. The predictions on the news media are all saying that is exactly what Thailand will probably do.

Some seem to think money is going to take precedence over health risk. From where I sit, I don't think that will happen. While so many are out of work and now destitute, Thailand shows no indication that trying to solve the plight of those people will be done by letting in droves of tourists. It seems to me it all boils down to two choices - money first or health first. So far Thailand's choice seems to be health first.
Emergency decree will be extended but it has nothing to do with the admission of foreigners. In fact , first group of foreigners (including some categories of tourists) will be admitted starting July 1. And some of jurisdictions involved (e.g. Japan) are far from being virus free. Bars, boxing stadiums, karaoke are definitely the riskiest venues in terms of virus transmission and the imposition of serious constraints on them is warranted. The economic situation in Thailand is dire and I am sure Chinese tourists will be allowed in pretty soon and without substantial restrictions.
https://www.nationthailand.com/news/303 ... l_referral

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Money ain't everything, but it's way ahead of whatever's in second place!

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gera wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:51 am
I am sure Chinese tourists will be allowed in pretty soon and without substantial restrictions.
I will have no complaints if you're wrong about that . . .

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Today, July 1, is the day the bars can finally reopen. Now we'll need to see how many gay bars and go-go bars do reopen, how many boys there will be, and whether there are enough customers to support them.

I am guessing that many will remain closed until farang tourists can start coming back and boys can start coming back. Maybe there are enough local customers to support the bars, but I doubt there are enough to support all of them, at least in Pattaya. Bangkok may be a different story.

Anyone who goes to the bars, no matter where in Thailand, please let us know how the situation looks.

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I'm wondering how the first opening night went. I wasn't anywhere near any bars, so I did not see for myself.

And the weather isn't cooperating. It is a rainy night in Pattaya.

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