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2 hours ago, Don Mega said:

Whats wrong with the current political/economic environment ?

 

Ive recently moved back here for a job that pays more than back home and I don't see/experience any issues.

Glad you,'re ok,thousands aren,t.

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2 hours ago, Don Mega said:

Whats wrong with the current political/economic environment ?

 

Ive recently moved back here for a job that pays more than back home and I don't see/experience any issues.

I,m thinking of relocating to the los,I am a snow clearer with a lifetimes experience,anyone know if any vacancies?

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Pattaya used to attract tourists for it's nightlife and red light areas. Now they have been cracked down on, and the Thai baht is so high, there is no reason for any westerners to go there.

 

Factor in the immigration policies, then it's amazing to see any white faces there anymore. Well done Thailand in killing off one of your major draws for a certain tourist demographic.

 

How many bullets can you put in one foot?

 

Is idiocracy a word?

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20 hours ago, Beggar said:

Pattaya is doomed. Look at the photo with the people on the beach. They are standing but not spending. Not a single person on this photo consumes anything. Some don't even watch the fireworks but are busy with their phones. This is the end. 

You have no idea at what time the photo was taken. Before and after the fireworks the Beach Rd was crowded by people getting to and from the Beach, there was a parade down the Beach Rd led by a great big fat guy. Plenty of people on the Beach itself during the Fireworks, and a great atmosphere of casual fun the Thais do so well. Funny thing, as we sat there and enjoyed, many recording the show on their phones, people would come and stand right in front of you blocking the view and start filming themselves...  they are such dopes! 😁

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1 hour ago, jacko45k said:

You have no idea at what time the photo was taken. Before and after the fireworks the Beach Rd was crowded by people getting to and from the Beach, there was a parade down the Beach Rd led by a great big fat guy. Plenty of people on the Beach itself during the Fireworks, and a great atmosphere of casual fun the Thais do so well. Funny thing, as we sat there and enjoyed, many recording the show on their phones, people would come and stand right in front of you blocking the view and start filming themselves...  they are such dopes! 😁

This with no idea is not correct. I was there too.

 

There were very many people on the beach. I never saw so many people on the new beach. Most were Thais. But if you take the amount of people and put it in perspective what they consumed / spent then this was next to nothing. They were sitting there and looking. And for Pattaya this festival was for sure not for free. The next day it was empty again. I had the feeling more empty than on other Sundays. 

 

I think it is not important how many people are there but how much money they leave there. Take the Walking Street. It is not important how many Chinese walk there up and down but how much money they spend there. I don't see the future of Pattaya so negative. But I think the time of sex tourists and sex bars is a thing of the past. And if Pattaya still does everything to be the location with the most sex bars in the world then this could be the wrong way for the future. With increased competition between the countries here in this region the tourists might get more choosy. They can change their booking behavior quickly. But to change the infrastructure of a whole city takes some time. 

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Pattaya's dying, Pattaya's booming. Gawd. Are you going to make me go there and see for myself?

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22 hours ago, Beggar said:

Pattaya is doomed. Look at the photo with the people on the beach. They are standing but not spending. Not a single person on this photo consumes anything. Some don't even watch the fireworks but are busy with their phones. This is the end. 

The traffic is so bad, so many busses, so many people in Soi Bua Khao you can hardly drive, I would hate to see the city if there were any more tourists. Less tourists certainly makes the city more livable for us that live there. They need to better control and reduce the number of tourists just as Spain is trying to do. Sustainable reasonable tourist numbers!!

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And what happened after festival finished ? 

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12 hours ago, SteveK said:

Pattaya used to attract tourists for it's nightlife and red light areas. Now they have been cracked down on, and the Thai baht is so high, there is no reason for any westerners to go there.

Carked down ? Probably never had so many discos on Walking Street area, with yet another one opening last month (JP Republic)

And BTW Pattaya doesn't need Westerners. He can do very well from Asia tourists.

 

12 hours ago, SteveK said:

Factor in the immigration policies, then it's amazing to see any white faces there anymore. Well done Thailand in killing off one of your major draws for a certain tourist demographic.

Which immigration policies change has had a negative impact on tourists? None?

 

If by "a certain tourist demographic" you mean old retirees farangs, then they are still here in huge number (despite many news of "exodus" on this forum), but they have a nearly insignificant impact on Pattaya's economy.

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40 minutes ago, BestB said:

And what happened after festival finished ? 

Everybody was back home

most of the visitors was residents of the Chonburi area

locals thais and expats, it was a flood of motorbikes and cars 

from second road to sukkumvit.

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4 hours ago, jacko45k said:

You have no idea at what time the photo was taken. Before and after the fireworks the Beach Rd was crowded by people getting to and from the Beach, there was a parade down the Beach Rd led by a great big fat guy. Plenty of people on the Beach itself during the Fireworks, and a great atmosphere of casual fun the Thais do so well. Funny thing, as we sat there and enjoyed, many recording the show on their phones, people would come and stand right in front of you blocking the view and start filming themselves...  they are such dopes! 😁

Great, but did these people buy anything????

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4 hours ago, Beggar said:

The next day it was empty again.

Again wrong... I was in town on Sunday, it was still busy and had heavy traffic. Big-CX Mall was very busy and the fast food outlets full with mainly locals and their kids. I guessed they had stayed over and were taking their kids out before heading home to the capitol and areas. I drove into town this morning... Monday... very busy, heavy traffic, many coaches. The Beach, packed with Chinese off to Koh Larn. 

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1 hour ago, Leaver said:

Great, but did these people buy anything????

Well I did, an expensive room and a number of beers.

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