Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Anything and everything about Thailand
Maple
Posts: 230
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:51 pm
Liked: 1 time
Been liked: 22 times

#1 Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby Maple » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:27 pm

Ting Tong Red has been closed since Thursday when 6-8 military police stormed into the bar and inspected the bar's licenses and paperwork. The charge: selling beer and spirits without an "entertainment license". The bar's regular liquor license covers selling drinks to patrons sitting on couches on the terrace. But apparently a new license is required to allow patrons to have drinks at tables in the soi. Two staff were taken to the station, but they returned to the bar one hour later. Ting Tong Red is expected to reopen on Monday or Tuesday.

User avatar
Gaybutton
Site Admin
Posts: 14216
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Thailand
Liked: 1 time
Been liked: 486 times

#2 Re: Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby Gaybutton » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:13 pm

Maple wrote:apparently a new license is required to allow patrons to have drinks at tables in the soi.

I guess simply pointing out to the bar that such a license is required and they have to stop selling drinks to tables on the soi until they obtain the license wasn't enough. They even closed the portion of the bar that was in compliance with the maze of licensing requirements.

Why do I think this "entertainment license" probably costs a fortune?

This morning I received a message from a Thai boy who works in a Boyztown go-go bar. "Today I did not go to work. I can not really work. My bar went to sleep."

I'm not quite sure how to interpret that, but it sounds to me as if Boyztown may also have been raided and for whatever reasons some bars there were closed down too.

Can anyone verify what the story is in Boyztown?

User avatar
windwalker
Posts: 1200
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:59 am
Liked: 129 times
Been liked: 53 times

#3 Re: Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby windwalker » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:14 pm

The bars in Boyztown were open last night when I left at midnight.

Dodger
Posts: 645
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:58 am
Liked: 9 times
Been liked: 120 times

#4 Re: Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby Dodger » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:39 pm

Gaybutton wrote:This morning I received a message from a Thai boy who works in a Boyztown go-go bar. "Today I did not go to work. I can not really work. My bar went to sleep."

Maybe he meant there were no customers or money to be made there.

User avatar
Gaybutton
Site Admin
Posts: 14216
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Thailand
Liked: 1 time
Been liked: 486 times

#5 Re: Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby Gaybutton » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:26 pm

This evening Ting Tong Red is still closed. Monday, Mario will start making arrangements to obtain the entertainment license. Once he has it, Ting Tong Red will reopen.

gerefan
Posts: 334
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:33 am
Liked: 1 time
Been liked: 28 times

#6 Re: Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby gerefan » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:28 am

Gaybutton wrote:This morning I received a message from a Thai boy who works in a Boyztown go-go bar. "Today I did not go to work. I can not really work. My bar went to sleep."

Would it be anything to do with this? See post 18...

https://sawatdeenetwork.com/v4/showthre ... post236682

User avatar
Gaybutton
Site Admin
Posts: 14216
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Thailand
Liked: 1 time
Been liked: 486 times

#7 Re: Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby Gaybutton » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:49 am

gerefan wrote:Would it be anything to do with this?

Looks like a 'yes' to me . . .

User avatar
Gaybutton
Site Admin
Posts: 14216
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Thailand
Liked: 1 time
Been liked: 486 times

#8 Re: Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby Gaybutton » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:24 am

This story appears in today's (February 5) Bangkok Post. Perfect timing considering what happened with Ting Tong Red:
____________________________________________________

Panel wants end to licensing nightmare

by Nattaya Chetchotiros

5 Feb 2018

A law reform panel is to ask the government to vastly curb the amount of paperwork involved in issuing licences to businesses.

At the moment there are about 700,000 different kinds of licensing forms circulating nationwide and the panel wants to reduce this number to 1,000 to cut down on local authority budgets and standardise processes.

Borwornsak Uwanno, chairman of the panel responsible for looking into ways to streamline the bureaucracy and related laws, said efforts are being made to improve or repeal regulations which impede business operations.

"The Licensing Facilitation Act and more than 24 relevant laws need to be amended while a new piece of legislation needs to be rolled out to boost the ease of doing business," he said.

The panel is also about to propose a bill on the promotion of social enterprises along with new legislation concerning unclaimed assets, such as idle bank accounts and funds, which would enable the recovered money to be used in the public interest, according to Mr Borwornsak.

He was speaking at a recent seminar on Thai law reforms in Bangkok.

PM's Office Minister Kobsak Pootrakul, who also chairs a subcommittee looking into the laws governing business operations, said the cabinet will be asked to vastly reduce the paperwork and related procedures involved in setting up a new company.

Around 700,000 different documents governing business-related licences are currently used by the central and local administrations. Many of these forms need revoking as they have become obsolete, Mr Kobsak said.

He said the panel aims to reduce the total amount of documents related to licensing to about 1,000 which will be used nationally and will help to do away with red tape and ease the burden of doing business.

According to the minister, certain procedures need to be merged and handled by one agency so people who will no longer need to seek approval to run their businesses from many state agencies. No word was to hand on how much it is likely to save businesses on compliance costs.

However, the streamlining of these legal processes will lead to savings in the national budget, he said, adding: "Each law repealed or merged is estimated to save around one billion baht."

The prime minister has instructed agencies to review procedures involved in seeking licenses within both the retail and construction sector. State agencies will be encouraged to upload relevant laws to their websites to ensure people have easier access to the information.

Mr Borwornsak said he is also in the process of drafting a law on social enterprises as many people want to take part in businesses which provide assistance to their local communities.

The legislation is set to be forwarded to the cabinet within two weeks and likely to be enforced in April, he noted. Another bill on community banks will also be presented at the cabinet meeting this week.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politi ... -nightmare

jimnbkk
Posts: 138
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:05 am
Location: Usually Arlington, VA when I cannot be in Thailand.
Liked: 3 times
Been liked: 10 times
Contact:

#9 Re: Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby jimnbkk » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:24 pm

Mario said tonight that the bar will open tomorrow, Tuesday!!

Maple
Posts: 230
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:51 pm
Liked: 1 time
Been liked: 22 times

#10 Re: Ting Tong Red Bar, Sunee Plaza Update

Postby Maple » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:31 am

Ting Tong Red bar and restaurant reopened today (Wednesday). Late last night, the army police delivered the new "entertainment license" to Mario, the boss. Meanwhile, the Elephant Plaza Hotel and bar next door has also reopened, serving food until 6pm.


Return to “Thailand”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bobsaigon3 and 44 guests