Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Phuket Police Raid Patong Bars to Enforce 1am Bar Closures..
Accordingly, all bars and clubs within the designated “entertainment zone” in Phuket top party town closed at 1am, while those outside the zone were ordered to close at midnight.
The sortie of officers massed at the traditional police assembly point in front of the police box at the beach end of Bangla Rd at 11pm, when they were briefed on their objectives as paid out by a direct order from Phuket Governor Chockchai Dejamornthan. Delivering their mission was Phuket Provincial Chief Administrative Officer (Palad) Thawornwat Khongkaew, accompanied by Patong Police Chief Col Chaiwat Uikum and Kathu District Chief Chief Sayan Chanachaiwong, among others.
“I want Phuket to be neat and correct and legal so that officials can take care of security of life and property of tourists and Phuket ‘brothers and sisters’ in order to boost confidence (in) and the image of Phuket Province,” the order read. The officers separated into five teams to cover the busy area, with the popular Hollywood, White Room, Illusion, Tiger nightclub, Ecstasy nightclub and the renowned Taipan nightclub all raided and “asked for co-operation” in closing on time.
Commentary: The party is over in Patong… At least for this week! Lol..