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Pattaya reverts to its ‘sleepy fishing village’ roots

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An eerie scene as two men emerge out of the darkness of Soi 6 walking towards Beach Road.

 

PATTAYA:--Thailand, like many other tourist destinations, takes a big hit during crises like SARS, political unrest and natural disasters but the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented. The economic meltdown that began in January has put most in the tourism and entertainment industries out of work, with no end in sight.

 

It’s easy to blame what has happened in Thailand upon its reliance on China, but not accurate. The pandemic is worldwide.
 

With the Chinese, it began when the Thailand lowered visa barriers more than decade ago. Chinese tourism grew and Pattaya’s hospitality industry developed tunnel vision, focusing on the Chinese and largely neglecting visitors from other nations. With one in three international visitors coming from the mainland, entire business sectors were infected with the China Syndrome.

 

Of course, it all came crashing down in January when Beijing banned all overseas tours to control the spread of Covid-19. Tourism slowed dramatically and businesses that put all their eggs in the Chinese basket saw them all break.

 

Read more: https://www.pattayamail.com/news/pattaya-reverts-to-its-sleepy-fishing-village-roots-292266

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2020-03-25—

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Back to the good old days before the great unwashed arrived 🙃

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4 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

If he can get a flight in you mean?

 

Was hoping not him but someone new !!

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2 hours ago, jacko45k said:

If he can get a flight in you mean?

I think he may have his own private jet plane.

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That would be the day... check out the... outside the 7/11's, heh

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5 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

Was hoping not him but someone new !!

Why not him?

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Roots?  hardly think that fishing can be an industry in Pattaya these days.

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There are still a couple of places that  fishing boats come ashore to sell their catch 

this one in Jomtien.P_20180425_091443.thumb.jpg.1d83ee7ac5c3d11b8b8e19342b0af030.jpg

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

A little bit south of Jomtien

 

And a little bit ( teeny bit)  further south @ Bahn Amphur beach.

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14 minutes ago, johng said:

And a little bit ( teeny bit)  further south @ Bahn Amphur beach.

Very beautiful photo .

You should put it in the monthly contest in the Photography & The Arts line

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On 3/26/2020 at 8:17 AM, gk10002000 said:

Roots?  hardly think that fishing can be an industry in Pattaya these days.

Maybe but opportunity exists to go home with that fishy smell !!

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On 3/26/2020 at 8:17 AM, gk10002000 said:

Roots?  hardly think that fishing can be an industry in Pattaya these days.

Perhaps the heading should be, "Pattaya loses it roots and reverts back to fishing."  🙂

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