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Old Feb 27, 04, 4:08 pm
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Concerned about changes in Thailand?

This New York Times article really freaked me out:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/27/in...HAI.html?8hpib

"Imagine a city where bars, nightclubs and even movie theaters shut down early, where young people are off the streets by curfew, where universities stage surprise drug tests and where a woman cannot enter a restaurant without a male escort.

That wouldn't be the racy, all-night Bangkok that people like to call "fun city."

But it is Bangkok — and the rest of Thailand — as imagined by powerful government reformers who have already begun to put a crimp in the fun.

Nearly three years ago, they began what they call a "social order" campaign, enforcing a 2 a.m. closing time that nobody had ever bothered about and by raiding nightspots and testing customers for drugs.

To almost everyone's surprise, the politically popular campaign has persisted despite the resistance of powerful businessmen and the complaints of Western tourists."

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Old Mar 10, 04, 7:15 pm
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Old Mar 10, 04, 7:40 pm
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Sorry miizzles...the rest of us were too busy having a good time to see this thread before

Yes, the soapy massages and everything else is still available

Everything's still the same...the only difference is that all the decent nightspots (ie. where you just want to go with friends to drink and dance) close at 1am now...
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