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Khao San Road D-Day! Transformation set for August 1st

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Khao San Road D-Day! Transformation set for August 1st

 

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Khao San Road //File photo

 

The deputy governor of Bangkok has said that Khao Sarn Road and its surrounding area is an accident waiting to happen.

 

The area is so cluttered with vendors, sidewalk booze shops and traders of all description that should emergency vehicles need to get through there would be a major problem.

 

Following a crisis meeting on Monday it has been decided to clear the vendors out.

 

An alternative area will be zoned off - a tented area has been suggested.

 

And an emergency lane is going to be set up to allow access for ambulances, fire engines and the like.

 

Deputy governor Sakonthee Pattiyakun said that he and his teams had surveyed the Khao Sarn, Rambutree, Sipsamhaeng, Tanao Road and sub-sois over a period of two to three weeks.

 

Everything was fine by day but as soon as the sun went down the area was a confused mess, Sakonthee told Matichon.

 

Above all else it represented a danger in an emergency.

 

He set August 1st as the day for a new beginning for the area.

 
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39 minutes ago, webfact said:

The deputy governor of Bangkok has said that Khao Sarn Road and its surrounding area is an accident waiting to happen.

Just about everywhere in Thailand is an "accident waiting to happen"; particularly those areas frequented by tourists. Safety is not high on the priority list as exampled by the new world record in road deaths. Military juntas are not recognised for their humanitarian qualities.

That's not to say some other countries, even without military generals running them, don't face similar problems. 

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It's official. New catch phrase of the week is D-Day.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Darcula said:

It's official. New catch phrase of the week is D-Day.

 

 

 

 

That's two D-Daze Days

When's 3D Day - will it have 'surround sound' especially if it's near a temple?

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Everything was fine by day but as soon as the sun went down the area was a confused mess,

"When you clean up the city, you kill it,"  Bukowski. A sanitised Khao San? Won't that be attractive. If truth be told by day it's pretty boring, half its charm is the night-time chaos.

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9 minutes ago, nausea said:

"When you clean up the city, you kill it,"  Bukowski. A sanitised Khao San? Won't that be attractive. If truth be told by day it's pretty boring, half its charm is the night-time chaos.

Yes i think you are right,when they cleaned up the sidewalks around

Sukumvith the charme and romance went with it.

There should(could) be a balance to keep it attractive.

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1 hour ago, Darcula said:

It's official. New catch phrase of the week is D-Day.

 

 

Maybe Thailand can set up a committee to look into ways of  becoming the hub of d-days.

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What about the university?

 

I've nearly saved up enough for my Masters....

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Why would you even want to go here? Unless you want to pay twice the price for all the usual Thai food items, or watch a bunch of clueless backpackers wandering about, all of them thinking that they have discovered nirvana. 

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Its on the tourist visit list, they will lose revenue. Singapore had Bugis street 1950 to 1980, admittedly a little more on the wild side, they decided to clean it up. After demolition the original Bugis street, they woke up and realised how big a tourist attraction it actually was. 

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all these policies over the last four years to clear out vendors from public spaces are subject to what I call the "weed effect".

 

looks good right after you clear the yard, but the weeds slowly grow back.

 

 

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Will the fake document vendors be rehomed ok.

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54 minutes ago, happy chappie said:

Maybe Thailand can set up a committee to look into ways of  becoming the hub of d-days.

That sounds like a good idea. The PM is a shoo-in to get the Chairmanship. 

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next stop soi 4 NANA , PLEASE,  get rid of vendors and those bloody scooters virtually making it a one way street now. having to walk in the road as pavements blocked, and buses travelling up it to go to various tourists hotels make it very dangerous.  

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7 minutes ago, mercman24 said:

next stop soi 4 NANA , PLEASE,  get rid of vendors and those bloody scooters virtually making it a one way street now. having to walk in the road as pavements blocked, and buses travelling up it to go to various tourists hotels make it very dangerous.  

Kosan Rd needs to be left alone, even though it is not my cup of tea.

 

Sorry I fully disagree with you. The circus needs to stay and hermits need to stay in their shells. I visit Nana several times a year, go there sit to drink beer and watch all the freaks walking around. I have taken many o people visiting from the US business and tourists and they all love it. I have been enjoying that area and place for over 26+ years now. So, if you live in that vicinity or stay when you are on holiday coming here, then I suggest pick a nice quiet dull area to go to and stop picking on a sanctuary area.

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