If ever there was something to spark some panic buying in Bangkok, that moment has come.
Starting at midnight, no alcohol will be sold for 11 days in Bangkok in a bid to discourage partying and virus-spreading during the traditional New Year period. (Ed. note: Of course with the 10pm curfew, that leaves few hours of chaos-shopping.)
Capt. Pongsakorn Kwangmuang of City Hall said Bangkok will ban sales tomorrow through April 20.
He said that the ban is to prevent social gathering and drinking that would help reduce COVID-19 infections in the capital city. Songkran, a typically sodden period of soggy parties and carousing nationwide, is next week.
Currently, 10 provinces nationwide have imposed bans on alcohol sales: Sakon Nakhon (until April 16), Chiang Mai (until April 20), Rayong (until April 15), Buriram (until April 30), Mukdahan (until April 30), Suphan Buri (until April 30), Nakhon Pathom (until April 30), Lamphun (until April 30), Chonburi (from 6am – 6pm) and Surin (until April 30).
Support Coconuts and rep your city
Now you can wear your love of Coconuts proudly across your chest. That’s right, we’re getting into the merch business with the launch of our official online store, The Coconuts Shop.
Our first product is that ultimate wardrobe mainstay: the white T-shirt.
If you want to rep your city, we’ve also launched Coconuts City Logo Tees for Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, KL, Jakarta, Bali, and Yangon.
They’re all sold exclusively at The Coconuts Shop – at a special introductory price of S$29 until Sep. 30, 2020!