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    How alcohol dependent is Phuket?

    Phuket Poll: How alcohol dependent is Phuket?
    Phuket Gazette – Friday, November 11, 2011 1:51:08 PM
    With more tourists arriving in Phuket in time for the high season - and the island caught by a beer shortage that is forcing local businesses to suffer greatly inflated beer prices - the Gazette asks: Just how important is alcohol to Phuket?

    PHUKET: The floods in Bangkok and Central Thailand continue to wreak havoc with domestic production of beer and its distribution to Phuket.

    The disruptions have caused serious shortages, much to the bane of hoteliers, restaurateurs and bar owners across the island.

    The Phuket Gazette has received many reports of severely inflated prices, up to nearly double for one brand of beer in particular.

    As key tourism industry figures have pointed out, the problem is being compounded by more and more tourists arriving on the island, as Phuket enters its tourism high season.

    For many such tourists, alcohol features prominently in their plans for enjoying their holidays.

    Adding to the number of tourists coming to Phuket are the many people who have been forced to evacuate their homes in Bangkok due to the floods. The introduction of cheap flights to Phuket is now expected to add to their numbers.

    All these factors have prompted the Phuket Gazette to ask in its latest poll: “How important is it for Phuket, as a holiday destination with a large expat community, to have reasonably-priced alcohol?”

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    the problem is being compounded
    the problem is being compounded by thai suppliers taking advantage of this situation and blaming the price rises on shortages when the blame obviously lies with the greediness of the thai and their manipulation of the situation in order to increase their margins.

    lets not forget the stupidity of the falang who thinks that unless fortified with a regular intake of alcohol, life and its enjoyment thereof is both impossible and intolerable and will therefore pay inflated prices for alcohol.

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    I know for a fact that there is/was a shortage of glass bottles.
    Thai Glass Industries , which is part of the Burly Jucker group , which is the same group that Chang beer belongs to had a total of 11 machines shut down due to lack of raw material for the furnaces.
    These machines are all running now ( the last one started up on Thursday ) , so all the Chang brands should start filtering through soon.

    Bangkok Glass are the suppliers to Singha beer , and their factory in Rangsit is still under water and all their machines and furnaces are out of commission.

    TGI ( their main competition ) is now also supplying Singha beer their bottles.

    Heineken get their bottles from Siam Glass , (recently bought out by Thai Glass Industries ) , only has a small factory in Saraburi , and although the factory was not affected , getting the bottles to Bangkok has been a problem because of the floods/roads.

    The 11 machines that were not running at TGI produce about 350 small beer bottles a minute and about 180 - 200 of the big beer bottles per minute per machine.
    Over a 24 hour period thats a lot of bottles not being filled.

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    These Guy's can keep up with the demand!
    No glass needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by storm1fishing
    Heineken get their bottles from Siam Glass , (recently bought out by Thai Glass Industries ) , only has a small factory in Saraburi , and although the factory was not affected , getting the bottles to Bangkok has been a problem because of the floods/roads.
    Not sure a lack of bottles matters much when the brewery is under water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by storm1fishing
    Heineken get their bottles from Siam Glass , (recently bought out by Thai Glass Industries ) , only has a small factory in Saraburi , and although the factory was not affected , getting the bottles to Bangkok has been a problem because of the floods/roads.
    Not sure a lack of bottles matters much when the brewery is under water.
    Agree'd marmite , but the fact that Singha is buying bottles from Chang leads me to suspect that they have beer to put in them.

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    I was talking about Heineken, as per my quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I was talking about Heineken, as per my quote.
    Sorry fella , I should have thought of that before posting , my apologies .

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    Things are back to normal in Phuket and have been for awhile
    There was a shortage of lots of thing because of panic buyers
    But all items were available if you were prepared to change brands
    Even at the peak of the shortages

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    Phuket is not alcohol dependent the people who visit it are

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    Why is it that Pepsi/Coke collect their used bottles,we always take ours back to the local shop.But my empty beer bottles get chucked out with the rubbish okay someone goes through the bins everyday and takes them to the recycling center.
    I would rather just take them back to the local shop for collection from the beer supplier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Why is it that Pepsi/Coke collect their used bottles,we always take ours back to the local shop.But my empty beer bottles get chucked out with the rubbish okay someone goes through the bins everyday and takes them to the recycling center.
    I would rather just take them back to the local shop for collection from the beer supplier.
    when ever iam in town the bottle man comes around and takes all the beer/soft drink bottles and slips the misses a few baht as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Why is it that Pepsi/Coke collect their used bottles,we always take ours back to the local shop.But my empty beer bottles get chucked out with the rubbish okay someone goes through the bins everyday and takes them to the recycling center.
    I would rather just take them back to the local shop for collection from the beer supplier.
    I buy my beer by the box and put the empys back in the box
    A local Thai comes and takes them away and sells them to a
    place that returns them to the brewery where they are washed
    and reused

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