The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present to you, our valued readers. Here are the results from our last question…
Last week, we asked you the following:
Do you think “Vaccine Green Zones” like in Koh Samui could work in Pattaya for bars and alcohol-related venues?
The context around the proposal was the following:
Do you think this plan could work, even as a temporary way to allow businesses to reopen or serve alcohol after half a year of closure and bans? Or do you think Pattaya should copy Phuket and just allow all restaurants to serve as a start (knowing full well that many bars will “pretend” to be restaurants, similar to Phuket.) Or should officials just finally bite the bullet and allow opening with some precautions and rules overall, perhaps starting with capacity limits, outdoor and smaller venues, and bars? Do you think bars will follow the rules? Keep in mind Pattaya/Jomtien/Naklua has thousands of restaurants, hotels, and bars that serve alcohol, many more than Koh Samui, to keep track of….could this even work in principle?
Here is what you, our readers, had to say as our editors selected some of the most diverse responses to highlight different points of view. Obviously, we can’t post everyone’s opinion here so selected a variety of the most diverse opinions. As always, the opinions and statements below are the reader’s own and may not reflect those of TPN media. There have been minor edits for spelling and grammar only:
That is all for this week, as usual, we will have another Reader Talkback question early this week. Thank you as always for your insight, it helps us communicate with local authorities and create editorials and opinions. If you didn’t get the chance to chime in e-mail us at Pattayanewseditor@gmail.com or post your thoughts in the comments below!