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18 hours ago, Beggar said:

I have been living here for more than 20 years and I have to admit that am not a bar goer. But I see more and more bars every year and endless ladies waiting for customers. The military government even has extended the opening times here in Pattaya. So what went wrong? 

 

The exchange rate.

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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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18 hours ago, Chang_paarp said:

It is called "Walking Street" for a reason. Unfortunately the tourists that are currently visiting are taking the name too literally.

 

Might be time for a name change.

I don't care to walk on it myself. I hide indoors and plan my next venue carefully so I can scurry unseen rat like, and not get stuck in a long line of Chinese tourists or behind confused looking Indians unable to make a decision of where to share a beer, anxious to get to my next far over-priced drink and scrounging lady. 

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2 hours ago, craigieboy1973 said:

Pattaya is a hole ... junkies con artist losers why would you waste your time anymore bulldoze the lot and start again nothing too see nothing to do 

Water parks, nong nooch gardens, silverlake, shopping malls, an array of other attractions for day trips, and of course a cosmopolitan nightlife....although its lost its tacky charm as a cheap whore house, it still has a lot to offer for many

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19 hours ago, Chang_paarp said:

It is called "Walking Street" for a reason. Unfortunately the tourists that are currently visiting are taking the name too literally.

 

Might be time for a name change.

How about: "Museum of modern Thai visual art and human nature"? 

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23 hours ago, metempsychotic said:

Strange indeed, I live in Bangkok on Soi 11.

 

Out running errands yesterday I was quite surprised at the number of "western" tourists around, generally 20 to 35, many female, many couples. 

 

Thai wakepark is chocker with visiting foreign  wakeboarders, and I have more friends through this season than in recent years. 

 

Tourist come, but not for Pattaya it seems

 

I'm sure that many of the comments made about Pattaya, are made by people who seldom or ever go there....

I actually live at cosy beach, go to Pattaya about twice a week. 

The bars and walking street have got much busier over the past couple of weeks... Sure there are lots more Indians and Chinese, these people seldom go to the bars. 

I've also been to Nana plaza, several times over past two weeks.. It's far far busier than a month ago..the bars at Nana, are so so  boring compared to Pattaya, girls dancing with phones, they hardly move.. Very bad attitude by service staff, drinks too expensive.. They are only interested in bar fine, then go to short time room.. 

I get far better value and much more fun in Pattaya. Good variety of gogos and not pushy service staff or mammassan.. 

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On 11/14/2019 at 5:59 AM, GalaxyMan said:

My Thai friends here in Samui who work the Walking Streets around the island say exactly the same thing; lots of looking and picture taking, no buying.

What walking streets in Samui??

Chaweng and Lamai don't have them, I went there enough times

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10 minutes ago, Lionrock2312 said:

What walking streets in Samui??

Chaweng and Lamai don't have them, I went there enough times

You must not have gone to Chaweng on Saturday or Lamai on Sunday.

Maenam is on Thursday, Bophut's Fisherman's Village on Friday.

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7 minutes ago, GalaxyMan said:

You must not have gone to Chaweng on Saturday or Lamai on Sunday.

I said what walking streets, I've stayed in Cheweng for 2 weeks twice.

The beach road, Soi reggae and Soi green mango aren't walking streets

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9 hours ago, GoodieAfterDark said:
11 hours ago, atyclb said:

 

thai alphabet definitely has "l" sound consonants, two as i recall. reason most thais pronounce farang as falang is laziness/shortcut pronouncing the "r" consonant in farang

 

the same with . aroy .   usually spoken .   aloy

I seem to hear the opposite. For example, I have heard Thais saying "shopping morr", instead of "shopping mall". For some reason they seem to have a hard time to pronounce syllables with "L".

 

when the "l"consonant is last letter in word.   the thai consonant with the "l" sound . is peculiar in that if it is the final letter of the word it changes and is pronounced as if if it were "n"

 

this is why the common phrase . "check bin" asking for bill in restaurant is spoken as "bin" rather than "bill"  the consonant is lau ling . ล 

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For the n millionth time, the Chinese don't come to Thailand mongering and drinking.

 

They come for temples, shopping and food in that order. Those who do indulge head for the karaokes. If you expect them to act like westerners you will be way wide of the mark.

 

Not that that ever bothered anyone on Thaivisa.

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