Sunday, June 2, 2013

Purchasing alcohol in Phuket, Thailand...

image courtesy of Sunset Bar
We all acknowledge that when there is free alcohol, 
there will be more drinks drunk, don’t we?

Also, the addiction to caffeine, by our friends, and the ramifications of it is well known.  

Every country, around the world, is combating addiction to alcohol and drugs in a number of ways: fines, licensing, banning, and for Driving, Under the Influence (DUI): loss of driving privileges, jail terms, community service, etc. 

Phuket, in Thailand, has a specific one: as seen in the picture above.
“Liquor Selling Time: 11:00 - 14:00 Hours, and 17:00 - 24:00 Hours.” 
(However, there is no time restriction for more than 10 litres at a time.) 

We are not sure what this law prevents though...

(Ed - The difference in the amount able to be sold during certain time periods evidently is aimed at distinguishing between types of customers: a purchase for an individual (a bottle, for example) and for a club or bar needing to replenish stock (many bottles)). 


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