Alcohol Sales Ban To Take Place In Some Areas of Banglamung and Nongprue From Tonight

Chonburi –

An alcohol sales ban will take place in some areas of Nongprue, Banglamung, and Chonburi for local elections.

The Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization has announced an alcohol sales ban and distribution from 6:00 P.M. on Saturday (May 20th) to Sunday (May 21st) 6:00 P.M. The alcohol sale ban will be for a local election for members of the Provincial Administrative Organization on Sunday (May 21st).

The alcohol sales ban will be for specific areas below:

  • Na Pa sub-district (except M.4 village) in Mueang Chonburi
  • Mueang sub-district (except M.1,2,3,4,5 village) and the Saensuk sub-district in Mueang Chonburi.
  • Mueang sub-district (only for M.1, 2, 3, 5 village), Nong Kang Kok sub-district (except M.1, 4 village) in Mueang Chonburi
  • Nong Ree sub-district (except M.1, 3 and Na Pa sub-district M.4 village) in Mueang Chonburi
  • Nongprue sub-district (only for M.1, 2, 3, 6, 11 villages) and Pong sub-district (Except M.5, 6, 10 villages) in Banglamung district.
  • Thung Sukkhala sub-district (only for M.12 village), Nong Kham sub-district (only for M. 11 village), in Bueng sub-district (except M. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 village) in Si Racha district.
  • Koh Chan district constituency 1

If you are unsure if your local area is impacted you can contact your local municipality office or the Pattaya hotline at 1337. TPN media notes that Central Pattaya and the main tourism zones are NOT impacted although some venues in the so-called darkside will be.

Unfortunately, this means for the third weekend in a row some venues focused on alcohol sales like bars will have to shut. The last two weekends were impacted by national elections in Thailand.

Anyone offending the law shall be imprisoned for up to six months or fined up to 10,000 baht or both.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.