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On 5/26/2020 at 1:00 AM, ThailandRyan said:

and the usual LB's,

I haven't been back to K S Rd in years, but it wasn't a ladyboy hangout when I did go there. I'm surprised as I didn't think it was a bagpacker thing.

 

If it's been "improved" that is probably the end of of it as a place worth visiting.

 

Anyone know where the bagpackers were hanging out in preference, or were they still thinking K S Rd was worthwhile? Always amused me seeing them buying clothing at higher prices than in any night market.

Even when it was worth visiting it was a haven for those that preferred to talk about adventures than go out and have them.

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The renovation nobody asked for!

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why was it renovated anyway?

 

maybe linked to the previous drop in tourism due to banning of street vendors, with fully armed police patrolling the streets 

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On 5/27/2020 at 3:14 AM, tribalfusion001 said:

One time I was there I was getting off with this Thai girl in Mulligans bar and some French backpacker nicked her when I went to the toilet.

"Getting off" with her?   Don't flatter yourself, were negotiating with her!

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On 5/27/2020 at 7:07 AM, cyril sneer said:

why was it renovated anyway?

 

maybe linked to the previous drop in tourism due to banning of street vendors, with fully armed police patrolling the streets 

Street vendors were not banned from KSR.  All police in Thailand are "fully armed", that the police were patrolling KSR is nothing remarkable.

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On 5/25/2020 at 8:00 PM, ThailandRyan said:

Never saw bus loads of Chinese on Khao San

You're not seeing the Big Picture that TAT has laid out for the world.

It's the New Normal Tourism!  Stellar TAT planning and advertising will convince that Chinese to flock to Khao San Road is hoards!

Imagine if you will the following written in Chinese and published by The New Normal TAT in Chinese newspapers and websites:
"And visit the scenic nightlight of Khao San Road where Western hippies, bums, and backpackers used to roam, but now fully cleaned and disinfected - Westerner-free - and home of the ever-famous All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Buffets!!!

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6 minutes ago, connda said:

You're not seeing the Big Picture that TAT has laid out for the world.

It's the New Normal Tourism!  Stellar TAT planning and advertising will convince that Chinese to flock to Khao San Road is hoards!

Imagine if you will the following written in Chinese and published by The New Normal TAT in Chinese newspapers and websites:
"And visit the scenic nightlight of Khao San Road where Western hippies, bums, and backpackers used to roam, but now fully cleaned and disinfected - Westerner-free - and home of the ever-famous All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Buffets!!!

There will also be a Museum Midway down with a glass front with figurines dressed like the backpackers of yesteryear, dressed as hippies, dressed as pan handling buskers, with pictures of the old, so they can enjoy the new.  Sounds like an investment opportunity.  The museum, not Khao San road improvements...

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2 hours ago, Bob A Kneale said:

"Getting off" with her?   Don't flatter yourself, were negotiating with her!

That's where you are wrong, I met two girls who were managing a restaurant in The Street Ratchada and was invited to KSR with them in the evening. If it was a hooker I would have mentioned it in the story.

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On 5/27/2020 at 3:14 AM, tribalfusion001 said:

and she had her hands down my jeans

I'll never forget the warm welcome I got, after we had been talking on a dating site for months, then finally hopping on a plane for my first visit. About the exact opposite of anything I got in bars in the States. Amazing Thailand. ❤️

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3 hours ago, Bob A Kneale said:

Street vendors were not banned from KSR.  All police in Thailand are "fully armed", that the police were patrolling KSR is nothing remarkable.

Recent examples of patrols.  As a Tourist I would not feel protected.  I would feel intimidated.

I would feel maybe Khaosan was not a safe place.  When I saw most clubs have a lot of security staff I would feel the same.

Actually I find it very safe, but the authorities are heavy handed and out of touch.

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17 hours ago, greeneking said:

Recent examples of patrols.  As a Tourist I would not feel protected.  I would feel intimidated.

I would feel maybe Khaosan was not a safe place.  When I saw most clubs have a lot of security staff I would feel the same.

Actually I find it very safe, but the authorities are heavy handed and out of touch.

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Your choice of photos was not good.  Those are not police patrols, they are BMA Tessakit officers and they are not armed.

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On ‎5‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 9:10 PM, Bob A Kneale said:

Your choice of photos was not good.  Those are not police patrols, they are BMA Tessakit officers and they are not armed.

Exactly!  They are not the police, aka BIB.

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On May 26, 2020 at 12:42 AM, from the home of CC said:

human dregs and 300bt rooms, won't miss it a bit..

So you're saying you stopped going to pattaya?😂😂

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On 5/26/2020 at 12:42 AM, from the home of CC said:

human dregs and 300bt rooms, won't miss it a bit..

I do miss the 90 Baht short-time room with a girl in BKK back in 1977/78.  Paniyang Tong hotel. That might have been happy hour prices.  Never saw a farang near there.

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9 hours ago, Hanuman2547 said:
On 5/29/2020 at 11:10 AM, Bob A Kneale said:

Your choice of photos was not good.  Those are not police patrols, they are BMA Tessakit officers and they are not armed.

Exactly!  They are not the police, aka BIB.

I know, that's what I said!

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