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Pattaya: Fair prices mooted and tour buses banned - "Monorail" set to reshape resort landscape

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5 hours ago, DannyCarlton said:

Who's overseeing the project? Sontaya Khunpluem, son of Somchai Khunpluem aka Kamnan Poh the most feared and notorious gangster in Chonburi, convicted of murder and corruption and never served a day in prison, and owner of chunks of Pattaya.

 

Sontaya is also a favourite of Prayut, and served as his political advisor. Had previously served under Taksin. All brown envelopes will go to him.

Have to payoff the Old mans debt of 120 Million somehow

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3 minutes ago, apalink_thailand said:

Ya, just look at the state of Sihanoukville. Bought and paid for now.

Yes...that is exactly what I was thinking. When you take investment money from the Chinese, you are selling your sole. 

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6 hours ago, petermik said:

My goodness..if this ever gets off the planning stage the amount of brown envelopes going round is going to be astronomical :whistling:

The Chinese can afford it... after-all they're the ones being asked to fund it!

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Here it comes, the next thread will report .... “Baht bus drivers demonstrate against monorail.”

 

The only reason Pattaya would get this project through is due to the profits the local Govt (mafia) are going to siphon off.

 

There are a lot of other things Pattaya needs before a monorail, but there is no profit in it.

 

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Mono rails do not work.  Just ask Sydney who pulled their out Baht-busses need to expand their options and apply a color coded route identification system.  That is all.  Yes a mCocorinated bus train interchange would be good.  Mono rail costs too much and does not help move traffic volume.

 

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Many big cities built monorails 30 years ago. The Sydney loop used to be fantastic. The Simpsons even did an episode during the decade of 'monorail fever'.

 

But they have all closed down. The economics just aren't viable. Pattaya is thinking 30 years behind the times!

 

 

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build some proper waste and septic facility, then actually hook up any new hotel or building and slowly do the same to existing buildings or businesses the probably will have some grandfathering period.  Make that beach swimmable, and you will have tons of tourists.  Monorail is lipstick on a pig

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1 hour ago, smew said:

Ugly and will destroy the sea view if build on or close to Beach road... a BIG BIG mistake !!!!!!!!

I tend to agree. Have it run down 2nd would be better and leave the front open. Bangkok is rather unpleasant under the Skytrain. 

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6 hours ago, Beggar said:

About 10 years ago they planned a Monorail for Pattaya already. If I remember correctly we also had public busses and bus stations for them. Do they still exist? 

Yes, thats true. I don't remember the actual routes, but those buses came in red, yellow and green colour, each colour for a specific route. When I was in Pattaya (I was and I am there only for vacation) those buses were almost empty. A few of those bus stops still exist, at least on Beach Rd.

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