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Pattaya: City reveals plans for Walking Street - major "mall" style makeover for Thailand's "world class resort"

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

After all, said the mayor, Pattaya is a renowned world class resort

oh dear

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2 hours ago, redwood1 said:

If walking street is going to be a family destination they need to make the ping-pong shows family friendly too...

give the kids a bat so they can return the balls 

 

soi 6 7 8 need to be bulldozed and walking street also and give the west sea side back to the beach

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

There is not a hanging wire - or street walker - in sight!

No street walkers on walking street?

 

 

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1 hour ago, anchadian said:

The whole filthy nightlife of Walking street should be removed.  Now that's better.

 

or to expand, the whole filthy nightlife in Thailand should be removed.....now that's even better.

Can you mention one place in thailand which is not filthy, crappy, messy, broken, underdeveloped? I can mention hundreds of good  places, it's EVERY single big city in Europe.

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2 hours ago, Henryford said:

Exactly, would they walk down the street in droves if it was just another plastic Mall.

Probably..... 

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2 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

 The place is dirty and dodgy and that's part of its attraction .. start sanitising it and it'll lose that attraction .. 

You got it, just like what happened to NYC's Times Square. 

Compare the way it is now to an old Kojak episode, or "Taxi Driver."  Now it's practically an open source piece of Disneyland.

 

 

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2 hours ago, TacoKhun said:

you know there is parking space for buses on the pier, right?

I know but perhaps too expensive or not enough. 

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2 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend

The end
Of our elaborate plans
The end
Of everything that stands
The end
No safety or surprise
The end
I'll never look into your eyes
Again

Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need of some stranger's hand
In a desperate land

Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

''Apocalypse now'' comes to my mind

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4 hours ago, Silent Number said:

.? Smaller tables and Bats for the kids.

Dont mention bats to the Chinese.

I did but I think I got away with it.

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58 minutes ago, fruitman said:

Can you mention one place in thailand which is not filthy, crappy, messy, broken, underdeveloped? I can mention hundreds of good  places, it's EVERY single big city in Europe.

Udon Thani city is where i live and no its not filthy crappy messy or  underdeveloped. Not sure but you ever visited many Thai cities or you form yr opinion based on internet.

 

Big European cities. Visited some, like Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam and a few others. Filthy and dangerous places, with, unlike Thai cities, have no-go zones, and, unlike Thai cities, nighttime is not safe. 

 

True, European cities are more historical and beautiful and have plenty of worldclass museums, but i prefer Thai cities wh0ch are much safer and friendlier.

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The problem will remain, love it or hate it, Walking Street is organic built, to try and design it will simply become a tepid water colour with far too much water in it.... just another landmark lost to insipid 21st Century politically correct stupidity....roll on the world where we all conform to the same corporate ideal image....

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I might sound always negative when it comes to the Walking Street and the nightlife. But I have to admit it is a unique tourist attraction and should be protected as world heritage by the UNESCO. It is perhaps the only red light district without any prostitution. I think this makes it very special in the whole world. And something like this needs to be protected. 

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Okay first question who do they think is going to pay for this upgrade of the buildings.  

 

There is no way you can take go go bars and discos and make them family friendly. 

I agree that a makeover would do wonders but I wonder who is going to pay for it now that the market and tourist business is slow and most of these bars are just if at all going to pay their rent let alone anything else.

 

It would make more sense to move walking street to a different area and bring in more tourist friendly things like maybe a convention center/casino.

 

I think that there is more money going to be available both to the government and to the city businesses if they brought in a real casino that was not corrupt or rigged.

 

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