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Pattaya boomtown! Tourists throng Walking Street! But where are the farangs?


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18 minutes ago, Inn Between said:

More likely the average price they pay in China to come for a 3 or 4 day junket with flight, shared room and food all included. A typical zero-baht tour with nothing more spent in Thailand.   

 

Have a look at the departure area in BKK and you'll see the Chinese with suitcases stuffed full of goodies they've bought in Thailand to take back home.  Spend, they do.  Just not on the stupid things westerners fritter away their holiday money on.

 

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They walk up and down...usually following someone with toy on the end of a stick...they do not spend anything in the bars/entertainment venues..then back to their chinese owned hotels 

Russian wives looking for their husbands? 

Seeing the sights that walking street offers but will not be participating that's for sure. Just passing through. It's all about the money and Thailand is not a value for money destination anymor

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3 minutes ago, Jane Dough said:

Is it really true that you have been in Thailand 384 days? That's amazing. By my reckoning that is over a year. You should write a book about your experiences. 

 

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Unfortunately it wouldn’t sell very well.
Man takes early retirement, obtains a long stay visa and moves to Pattaya.
The End. 🤪

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1 minute ago, ianezy0 said:

Unfortunately it wouldn’t sell very well.
Man takes early retirement, obtains a long stay visa and moves to Pattaya.
The End. 🤪

Oh I don't know.

 

Incidentally why did you choose Pattaya - there are many alternatives in Thailand and with your long experience of the kingdom you must have come up against some other ideas?

 

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1 minute ago, Jane Dough said:

Oh I don't know.

 

Incidentally why did you choose Pattaya - there are many alternatives in Thailand and with your long experience of the kingdom you must have come up against some other ideas?

 

Rooster

Worked at Sattahip on and off for 5 years, then lived here 4/4 on/off for a couple of years. So I guess I know a few people here. But, funny you should mention, I will be moving in Dec once my lease expires. Cheers

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9 hours ago, Kaoboi Bebobp said:

 

Seems that way. I shop in Villa and Emporium sometimes, after coming in from Phra Khanong. There seems to be quite an uptick in the number of tourist faces on Suk from Asok to Phrom Pong. Lots more of those faces on the BTS, particularly families. Also, an English bar and an Aussie bar on Pridi 2, near where I live, have livened up considerably just in the last week.

 

I posted in another thread after a recent week spent in Pattaya how much more lively it was in certain bars on LK and Buakhao. I do think some month-long visitors are back. But I also think it will be a short burst. 

 

 

It will last in Pattaya till Songkram ends on 19th April 2020 with spikes at Christmas and New Year. 

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9 minutes ago, atyclb said:

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Kind of conflicting statement, as it is pricier due to the higher baht. If it wasn't higher, it still be cheaper too.

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14 hours ago, petermik said:

They walk up and down...usually following someone with toy on the end of a stick...they do not spend anything in the bars/entertainment venues..then back to their chinese owned hotels :thumbsup:

Pretty much yes.  Go into any of the bars and you wont see lots of them in there.  Sure some groups of Japanese or Koreans seem to sit and drink, but you won't see a lot of Indians or Chinese.   I think I saw a few Indian type places that had signs about traditional Indian dancing, and there probably are other places around that cater to Indians.  But not on the traditional north end of Walking Street

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