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BANGKOK 20 June 2019 11:54
Jingthing

Tukcom Pattaya Tai -- Public Sitting Space All Gone Now

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Some may remember there was a row of seats near the front of Tukcom. They were always full. People doing what they do in public. It was a lively, civilized scene.

 

TORN DOWN to be replaced by a row of -- ATM machines.

 

Then in the basement adjacent to Tops there were about six sets of tables and chairs. Often full. People eating snacks they bought in the store or elsewhere, talking, etc. 

 

Sometimes strangers would meet there and talk, no, not what you're thinking. 

 

REMOVED!

 

Then there were just two tables on the other side, perhaps for a few days. Any kind of scene already RUINED.


Then … even those stragglers -- REMOVED.

 

Now there is a counter of some sort, refuse being left on it, people leaning against it pathetically, I spotted a ROACH. How apt.

 

I really don't get it. How short sighted. A little bit of a public space … too much. 

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1 hour ago, champers said:

Pattaya is sorely lacking in parks. One at Pratumnak on the side of a steep hill is about it.

Malls have some seating but it can be hard to find a free seat. In Central Marina some Thais take up 2 or 3 seats by crashing out for a nap. Security should turf them out.

I have sat in cafes in parks in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and it is great to pass an hour this way.

Any spare land in Pattaya is a coach and car park. 

Build some multi-storey parking and get some proper parks with grass, flower beds and shady trees. Have cafes and massage places too in them so the owners have some rental income.

Hey we still have the Bali Hai Leisure Park..

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2 hours ago, champers said:

Pattaya is sorely lacking in parks. One at Pratumnak on the side of a steep hill is about it.

Malls have some seating but it can be hard to find a free seat. In Central Marina some Thais take up 2 or 3 seats by crashing out for a nap. Security should turf them out.

I have sat in cafes in parks in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and it is great to pass an hour this way.

Any spare land in Pattaya is a coach and car park. 

Build some multi-storey parking and get some proper parks with grass, flower beds and shady trees. Have cafes and massage places too in them so the owners have some rental income.

T21 has adequate seating.

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3 hours ago, KittenKong said:

I expect they want people to pay to sit down. In Starbucks for example.

HeHe! I see the humor in this.

If referring to Starbucks / Beach Road, one can sit for half the price at McDonalds as far as Coffee is concerned. Only 20 meters away. Same view, same noise, same air-pollution, same passers-by, same Motorbike salesmen wanting to sell you a 500 Bht quality Swiss watch.

- It's just if one sits at said Starbucks, the local Female Population frequenting Beach Road will deduce that one is a 2-week millionaire, thus applying Starbucks-Prices when it comes to administer a classic Thai Massage. 

You got to love the "inner-workings of Pattaya.

 

PS: The Coffee at Starbucks isen't any better than the cesspool effluent that is served at McDonalds.

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Pattaya is sorely lacking in parks. One at Pratumnak on the side of a steep hill is about it.
Malls have some seating but it can be hard to find a free seat. In Central Marina some Thais take up 2 or 3 seats by crashing out for a nap. Security should turf them out.
I have sat in cafes in parks in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and it is great to pass an hour this way.
Any spare land in Pattaya is a coach and car park. 
Build some multi-storey parking and get some proper parks with grass, flower beds and shady trees. Have cafes and massage places too in them so the owners have some rental income.
Plenty of free sitting space in Harbor mall... Free WiFi too.. not many stores though...lol

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You want to sit and use the free facilities such as aircon or chairs, you should pay.  Why should other customers have to subsidize this? I agree with management on this one.
Why are the toilets free then?

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18 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

They're in the mall mostly for other reasons

Free AC is one of them.

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4 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

Free AC is one of them.

Yes, that is true, but still a good percentage of people in malls to cool off are buying SOMETHING. Even if it's just some water at Boots.

Let's get real here. Tukcom is a depressed mall and it's been in decline. Removing the last PUBLIC amenity aside from toilets is NOT helping their case. 

Enlightened management of such a place would be taking aggressive actions in the OPPOSITE direction. 

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