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Why is there an alcohol ban in Phnom Penh?

alcohol ban in Phnom Penh
alcohol ban in Phnom Penh

Why is there an alcohol ban in Phnom Penh? Quite smiley because people are stupid and can;t be trusted – and yeah that probably includes me too!

I personally knew about the curfew coming in as thankful my birthday was the last night of “freedom”. The most was made of things with a trip to Ruby’s, as well as a few other watering holes we enjoy.

To read about the best wings in Phnom Penh click here .

I did not though realize there was a booze ban until I went to AEON mall for the monthly shop only to see the alcohol aisle cornered off. This reminded me of the dark days of the UK when Christendom meant no booze on Sundays. Thankfully those days are  over, nowadays booze bans are all about the virus.

To read which countries are open to travel click here .

What are the new rules?

 alcohol ban in Phnom Penh
alcohol ban in Phnom Penh

There is a curfew from 9pm until 3am, why these particular times? Because these are the parting hours. The main basis of this whole gig is to stop people partying. And to add to this there is also an achoo ban.

You can still go to the few restaurants that remain open, but mostly it is take out now, meaning people like Food Panda will again rake it in.

To read about Kandal market and its troubles click here.

Restaurants and bars are undoubtedly gonna be suffering again as 2021 consistently is looking shittier than 2020, which surely takes some doing.

Why is there an alcohol ban in Phnom Penh?

Because everyone is scared of this whole new Delta variant and when people drink they don’t social distance and they make poor decisions. People essentially cannot be trust, sad but true.

When can we party again? August 10th! Now, we wait…..

Written by Gareth

Gareth Johnson is the founder of Young Pioneer Tours, a published writer, and all round entrepreneur. He enjoys street food, and encourage others to get paid to travel the world.

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