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7 hours ago, stuhan said:

Is this a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Pattaya is like a ghost town,nobody there when i was visiting.Another lie about tourist numbers,sure thai's will go there there thai.

It's actually quite nice sometimes when not so much people here. There must be some people remembering 2008-2009, when the red and yellow shirts fought in BKK.

Pattaya was really DESERTED that time. Bar Beers closed,bargirls called home to mom for money. It's supposed to be the other way around.

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2 hours ago, Max69xl said:

The main reason for the traffic jam on Sukhumvit Rd was work burying cables. There were less lanes.

There was traffic too.... no traffic, no traffic jam. 

 

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2 hours ago, CGW said:

The same replies appear every year at this time when just how busy Pattaya is threads pop up!

Wow, really - Pattaya has few tourists in the height of the low season, bit like last year then & the year before & the year before.

Bangkok holidays - always busy with Thai's - no different to any other time :sleepy:

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2017 and back wasn't so bad in Pattaya and Jomtien. I have been living here for years,but from 2018 up to now with crappy exchange rates and a too strong baht, it's been very quiet. 

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1 minute ago, jacko45k said:

There was traffic too.... no traffic, no traffic jam. 

 

There were a lot of traffic on Sukhumvit Road when people went home after the holiday. But it felt even more because of the closed lanes.

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Just now, Max69xl said:

There were a lot of traffic on Sukhumvit Road when people went home after the holiday. But it felt even more because of the closed lanes.

I sure saw it (traffic), but I always enter Suk at Klang, and off at Soi Siam CC. Can't recall seeing lane closures on that little bit. 

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4 hours ago, elgenon said:

If you have been there you would see the patronage is very big. Theme, low cost food, nice amenities, photo ops etc

All the ideas they've put together is doing very well for them.

Whether it is to your taste or mine, the concept works.

It fits more in Pattaya despite Bangkok being the first by many years. The silly theme is ok because Pattaya is a silly theme. My comments were pretty much reserved for the main shopping mall at the apex of mass transit routes BKK.

 

I really hate malls in general honestly. Just good for banking and a few restaurants. T21 Bangkok does have an awesome food court though.

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Yes i remember 2008/2009 my wife gave me a yellow shirt to wear,i was here for 1 months vacation at that time,now i am retired here 3 yrs,with a new wife and family.

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On 8/13/2019 at 10:08 AM, keith101 said:

By looking at the photos I would say about 90% + Thai tourists and very few foreigners .

Let's see some photos taken at the same time at the same locations next weekend!

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By looking at the photos I would say about 90% + Thai tourists and very few foreigners .

You’d expect foreigners to visit Thailand for a holiday weekend........hmmm


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On 8/14/2019 at 12:30 AM, Max69xl said:

One problem for T21 in Pattaya is that Central Festival is quite popular. Even Harbor is stealing som customers. My guess is that some of the shops at T21 will soon have problems. Went there with a couple of friends a few months ago, and it wasn't packed with people.

I was there a few weeks ago with some Thai friends who were visiting from Bangkok and it was teeming with people. People all over the dang place. Much busier than Festival. Festival's food court is a joke too. Very poorly done. T21 takes good care of their customers. Provides very good photo ops, which Thais love.

When they open in CM watch those other malls be even more of ghost towns. The Thais behind T21 have a very good concept. Yes, Thais doing a great job. I am impressed even though I don't know how to navigate the toilet seats. 5555

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On 8/14/2019 at 4:58 AM, Number 6 said:

It fits more in Pattaya despite Bangkok being the first by many years. The silly theme is ok because Pattaya is a silly theme. My comments were pretty much reserved for the main shopping mall at the apex of mass transit routes BKK.

 

I really hate malls in general honestly. Just good for banking and a few restaurants. T21 Bangkok does have an awesome food court though.

And toilet seats!

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7 minutes ago, elgenon said:

I was there a few weeks ago with some Thai friends who were visiting from Bangkok and it was teeming with people. People all over the dang place. Much busier than Festival. Festival's food court is a joke too. Very poorly done. T21 takes good care of their customers. Provides very good photo ops, which Thais love.

When they open in CM watch those other malls be even more of ghost towns. The Thais behind T21 have a very good concept. Yes, Thais doing a great job. I am impressed even though I don't know how to navigate the toilet seats. 5555

Isn't the Festival's food court being upgraded now? 

T21 is not my scene, nor the difficulty now of getting there, in fact anywhere near it at weekends. Yes it seems popular, again with local people (at the weekend or holidays), but the feedback I got was the shops aren't doing very good business and most of the people there are looky-loos taking Facebook pictures. I have tried the cinema, a restaurant and the food court. Pretty good although restaurant on the expensive side. 

 

Surely Pattaya has sufficient Malls now.

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Seams like only three places I go to nowadays. Big C and HomePro because I had to. T21 because I love to. My complain is there are too many ice cream vendors in T21, the food court, DQ, KFC, Haagen Dazs..You can gain weight from mall walking.

 

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1 hour ago, jacko45k said:

Isn't the Festival's food court being upgraded now? 

T21 is not my scene, nor the difficulty now of getting there, in fact anywhere near it at weekends. Yes it seems popular, again with local people (at the weekend or holidays), but the feedback I got was the shops aren't doing very good business and most of the people there are looky-loos taking Facebook pictures. I have tried the cinema, a restaurant and the food court. Pretty good although restaurant on the expensive side. 

 

Surely Pattaya has sufficient Malls now.

It was moved not improved. There are fewer options now. My beloved spaghetti w green curry chicken seems to have been a casualty. Very expensive relative to T21.

 

I am not a mall rat and like to eat at mom and pops. But I read on the time on this site how poor Thais are at business. These owners have a good plan.

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On 8/13/2019 at 4:08 AM, keith101 said:

By looking at the photos I would say about 90% + Thai tourists and very few foreigners .

Indeed. Pattaya was a destination for Thais years ago. My first visit to Pattaya was with Thais, 30 years ago. Nowadays Pattaya is getting more and more Bangkokians since the fun police made Bangkok as much fun as a Saudi town. When I visit Issan the people talk about visiting Pattaya not Bangkok.

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