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BMA to spend Bt48.4 million to improve Khao San 

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BMA to spend Bt48.4 million to improve Khao San 

By The Nation

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has announced it will spend Bt48.4 million to improve the landscape of popular tourist destination Khao San Road in Phra Nakhon district, BMA deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul said on Monday.

 

He said the project, which is aimed at boosting tourism in the capital, will put the road and sidewalks on the same level and the entire road will be paved with flame-finished granite slabs.

 

Sakoltee said the construction will start in October and the project will be completed in February.

 

The deputy governor added that the landscape improvement may expand to Ram Butree Road, Sip Sam Hang Road and Tani Road in the future.

 

As part of the landscape improvement, the BMA will build 240 vending stalls on the Khao San Road and probably distribute the stalls through a lot drawing system every year or two years.

 

The stalls will be allowed to operate from 9am to 9pm. 

 

Mobile vending carts will also be prohibited from entering the road.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30373356

 

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This story seems to repeat itself on a yearly basis.

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Bt48.4 million to improve the landscape

That's even for Thailand not a lot to improve a whole landscape.

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It was a rare habitat for creatures that benefited the average Thai.  Sadly, it will probably be sanitized by puritan BMA who love wet blankets.   

 

Couldn't sleep one night, so I went there at 3am.  A great time that may never be repeated.  Bringing happiness back to the people.  What a joke. 

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If they improve Khao San like they improved Pattaya and Jomtien beaches..... it's like the kiss of death, or at least chronic disease

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

He said the project, which is aimed at boosting tourism in the capital, will put the road and sidewalks on the same level and the entire road will be paved with flame-finished granite slabs.

That'll attract millions of tourists. There must be so many of them who have have dreamed of walking on 'flame-finished granite slabs'.

Next week: In their never-ending quest to waste money, the BMA unveils an ambitious plan to push string uphill.

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29 minutes ago, HeyHeyHey said:

Retards...

 

Tourist want to feel the unique atmosphere and environment, they want to have fun without police and army flexing muscle, they want to party all night - like they can everywhere in Europe.

 

not sterile pavements

 

Bui Vien in HCMC, Walking Street in Siem Reap and others send you warm regards and thank you for the thousands of extra daily partygoers

Totally agree. HCMC has overtaken Khao San as the best place to go in SE Asia. Like KS many years ago. KS is a dreary, sad washed up place now living on its fading legacy. 

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

the entire road will be paved with flame-finished granite slabs.

I hope they're grease proof if the vendors ever come back... could be a natural skating rink in the making!

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Why change something that doesn't need major fixing? Spending 48 Mill. Bht means that rents will at least double, and street foods will triple in price.. That's right, only fixed food vendors, mobile vendors will be banned.. 

 

Back to basics, how about rubbish bins being strategically placed along the 500m road? There's plenty of street food stalls but nowhere to throw your rubbish.. Disgusting.. 

 

When flooding hits Khaosan and other areas of Bangkok often the only reasonably dry spot is on the kerb gutter.. Make it all flat on one level and see all the shops in a flooding deluge when heavy rain falls.. Stupidity plus.. The current drainage doesn't work.. 

 

No street food stalls allowed.. 

And flame-finished granite slabs installed.. Hopefully non-slip.. 

And how much graft will go further up the chain? 

 

And 12 mths on I bet all the businesses are suffering because it hasn't worked.. The BMA bureaucrats don't always get it right.. 

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Thailand is getting fat and needs a ''complete makeover'' time to call 1-800 jenny

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Do they sell extra large jiffy bags to accommodate 48.4m down the Khao san road🤔  

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