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Closure of Pattaya set to begin on Thursday 9 April

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1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

Maybe they will block the roads which are not checkpoints, otherwise the whole thing won't work

Red line on the map indicates blocks (railway).

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18 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

The silver lining of this is I finally have more uses for the pink card. Been sitting in my desk drawer for years gathering dust.

 

Remember all the Thai Visa comments saying that getting a Yellow Tabien Baan and Pink ID weren't worth the effort and gave no benefit.

 

Me too.

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30 minutes ago, Mac98 said:

Yes, lock me in and throw away the key.

Big Brother is watching you Farang. Your request may be relayed to the Immigration Detention Center. Where you will receive just two bowls of rice / day.

 

The way Immigration and the Military are going, be careful what you wish for.

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Need advice on 90 day immigration reporting given

A The office is bulging with potential infected covert 19 folk

B Access via car appears to be impossible I live Sattahip

C Registering 90 days online still is unclear and not simplistic

and I pose the question is fear being generated so one chooses an agent for 500 Baht - good piece of business if you can get it

Any advice welcomed

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2 minutes ago, JGV said:

Need advice on 90 day immigration reporting given

A The office is bulging with potential infected covert 19 folk

B Access via car appears to be impossible I live Sattahip

C Registering 90 days online still is unclear and not simplistic

and I pose the question is fear being generated so one chooses an agent for 500 Baht - good piece of business if you can get it

Any advice welcomed


Well, according to other topics running on that subject, the 90 Day reporting requirement is about to be waived any ways.

Which should free up space in the lines for people who apparently will need a Certificate of Residence in order to go grocery shopping in Pattaya as of tomorrow.

 

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Don't live in Pattaya anymore, but as a frequent cyclist in Chonburi province I know dozens of ways to get around these checkpoints. 

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14 minutes ago, thecyclist said:

Don't live in Pattaya anymore, but as a frequent cyclist in Chonburi province I know dozens of ways to get around these checkpoints. 

The checkpoints are where they check, i presume the other roads crossing the railway track will be blocked

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24 minutes ago, thecyclist said:

Don't live in Pattaya anymore, but as a frequent cyclist in Chonburi province I know dozens of ways to get around these checkpoints. 

 

9 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

The checkpoints are where they check, i presume the other roads crossing the railway track will be blocked


That would be my guess as well. The initial map made it look like they were only going to block the major crossings. The last map (the one I got from the lawyer) makes it look like the smaller crossings (Boonsamphan, Nern Plurb Wan, etc) will be closed and all traffic directed through the larger crossings.

If need be, they could then direct some traffic to other crossings but it will create a bit of a nightmare. Not too many ways to cross the railway except at the road crossings so they can block most traffic pretty easily with just a few officers. Lower the rail crossing guards and put a cop there on a scooter. Shoot anyone that tries to go through. 

If you look at the railway bypass road, from Soi Chaiyapruek to Soi Siam Country Club there is a total of 8 crossings (including those 2 intersections). Closing off those other 6 won't be hard at all.

Going to be a lot of confusion and frustration happening over the next few days until people get used to it or the authorities revamp the plan somewhat.

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6 hours ago, Guderian said:

Yeah, all these selfish Darksiders moaning about not being able to get to Big C Extra or Makro, but what about us poor Brightsiders cut off from our supplies of bargain cheese and home-made Yorkshire puddings in Siamburi's? It's all me, me, me with some people, lol!

Actually just come back from Siamburys , what a waste of time ,it was full of westerners buying anything and everything on the half empty shelves ,never seen such panic buying since this all started ,just left without bothering to shop ,went off to Makro instead.

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8 minutes ago, Kerryd said:

 


That would be my guess as well. The initial map made it look like they were only going to block the major crossings. The last map (the one I got from the lawyer) makes it look like the smaller crossings (Boonsamphan, Nern Plurb Wan, etc) will be closed and all traffic directed through the larger crossings.

If need be, they could then direct some traffic to other crossings but it will create a bit of a nightmare. Not too many ways to cross the railway except at the road crossings so they can block most traffic pretty easily with just a few officers. Lower the rail crossing guards and put a cop there on a scooter. Shoot anyone that tries to go through. 

If you look at the railway bypass road, from Soi Chaiyapruek to Soi Siam Country Club there is a total of 8 crossings (including those 2 intersections). Closing off those other 6 won't be hard at all.

Going to be a lot of confusion and frustration happening over the next few days until people get used to it or the authorities revamp the plan somewhat.

i cycle from Pattaya across the railway lines 2+ times a week, we'll just have to cycle in Pattaya for 3 weeks, not ideal but can get good fitness around Pratamak hill. Not worth trying to get around the blocks and it's trying to stop Corona so best everyone just complies

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2 minutes ago, bert bloggs said:

Actually just come back from Siamburys , what a waste of time ,it was full of westerners buying anything and everything on the half empty shelves ,never seen such panic buying since this all started ,just left without bothering to shop ,went off to Makro instead.

Maybe people can try Thai food for a change

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1 minute ago, scubascuba3 said:

Maybe people can try Thai food for a change

Totally agree ,i only go there usually for cheese ,crisps ,some tinned soup and any specials for a treat , but today was ridiculous,my wife just walked out straight away and got back in the car ,also so much for asking the m/cyclists to park at the side ,the front was crammed with them ,had to park down the street .

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9 minutes ago, bert bloggs said:

Totally agree ,i only go there usually for cheese ,crisps ,some tinned soup and any specials for a treat , but today was ridiculous,my wife just walked out straight away and got back in the car ,also so much for asking the m/cyclists to park at the side ,the front was crammed with them ,had to park down the street .

I parked right in front of the Spirit House and there was a Thai woman selling mangoes in front of the shop. No mask on. She was calling them "mongos". 

They looked OK so I bought a bag. She had a couple plastic bags (shock !) filled with yellow mangoes. When I got home I immediately gave them a good rinsing and left them to dry.

Had to laugh though. She distracted me when I arrived. I bought the mangoes, put them under the seat of the scooter, checked that I had a shopping bag with me and entered the shop. I was able to get a basket, started shopping and was wondering why some people were giving me strange looks. Then the visor of my helmet dropped and I realized I'd forgotten to take it off when I arrived (because I had immediately started talking to "mongo" lady) !

Inside the shop, it was so busy that they didn't have any empty shopping baskets. So you had 2 lines of people at the registers and another line of people waiting for those people to get checked out so they could scoop an empty basket. 
Everyone was masked and polite. It wasn't that crowded. Despite how busy it was I don't think I actually brushed against anyone the whole time (though we were all in pretty close proximity the whole time.

Might be a better idea to be there when they open in the morning, after they've had time to restock everything and before there's a mad rush (again).

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