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Thailand election day - Dec 23

  • explorer_23

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    15th November, 2007
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    I will be in Bangkok during the proposed election day on Sunday, Dec 23. I want to know whether it's business as usual or business is close/delay in opening hours for shops and shopping centres. How about Chatuchak Weekend Market ? Do they open on that particular day. Thanks in advance.

    #1 Posted: 15/11/2007 - 12:20

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  • breconion

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    15th November, 2007
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    I will be there as well
    malls will be open but bars closed. 24th is also a holiday so banks and government offices will be closed and some shops but the malls will be open.
    Chatuchak will I am sure certainly be open

    #2 Posted: 15/11/2007 - 23:14

  • ChangFai

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    There shouldnt be any alcohol served from 6pm on the 22nd through to Midnight of the 23rd .

    So you will find quite a lot of bars etc. closed for two days .

    #3 Posted: 16/11/2007 - 02:01

  • goo_stewart

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    Some bars will be serving, ignoring the police notice, but generally only outside the main tourist areas (ironic isn't it? - the only people to get 'there' bars closed strictly are those that cannot vote!). I enjoy a good fish supper and a few ales in my neighbourhood, often with the BiB sitting next to me, on most election days in the Lat Phrao area.

    #4 Posted: 16/11/2007 - 10:29

  • breconion

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    This December I will be in Ngam Wong Wan Road area so think I will have to get stock in b4 the 23 as all supermarkets, 7/11 follow the rules.

    #5 Posted: 16/11/2007 - 14:01

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