Wire Service
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27 Oct 2021
10:00 am

WATCH: Bangkok bar battles to beat booze ban with herbal mocktails


The city, once a popular nightlife spot, is under curfew and bars, pubs and restaurants are prohibited from selling alcoholic drinks as part of coronavirus restrictions.

Kratom leaves are pictured for sale at a market in Bangkok on 21 September 2021, after the Thai government decriminalised the sale and cultivation of the psychotropic plant. Picture: Jack Taylor/AFP

A cocktail bar owner in Bangkok hopes fruity mocktails seasoned with kratom, a recently decriminalised tropical herb, will help keep his business afloat amid a seven-month ban on alcohol service in the Thai capital.

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