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Pattaya: Deckchairs will open at weekend - just one problem: There are NO tourists!

 

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Picture: Sophon Cable TV

 

Sophon Cable TV reporters went down to the beach in Pattaya and found a few deckchair operators had set up their operations. 

 

After the beach was opened on Monday they are being allowed to resume their trade on Saturday. 

 

But the "new normal" will be quite unlike before and besides their report indicated that there were no tourists and the beach was deathly quiet. 

 

Kitrawee, 24, said the last two months had been desperate as he had no income to support his family. It was good that the beach was now open and good news that he could utilise his 7x14 meter pitch again but there were a number of problems. 

 

Firstly, there was no one to sit down. 

 

Secondly, social distancing meant that he could only have 50% of his previous capacity. 

 

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Picture: Sophon Cable TV

 

Thirdly, the vendors in Pattaya and Jomtien would not be allowed to operate on the second and third weeks of every month from Tuesday to Thursday in order to let the beach regenerate.

 

Sophon said that Jomtien and Pattaya beaches would take turns.

 

In addition the authorities were replacing old, dead palm trees to beautify the beaches, they said. 

 

Source: Sophon Cable TV

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Andy from Kent said:

Will there be a new and higher rental cost for one of the deck chairs

Only every 3rd and 5th week and pattaya and jomtien will take turns.

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51 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

everyone is coming to Hua Hin. There is a story in BP about it . some hotels 100% booked. 

yesterday was a holiday and many people on the beach near the Hilton with big storm clouds.  

Maybe it's in the forum already...

Have you seen the pictures of Bang Saen beach (closest to Bangkok) of yesterdays holiday?

Completely clogged roads. Road closures necessary. Thousands and thousands.

 

At the same time: Pattaya fairly quiet.

Curious what it will look on the coming weekend.

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They always wanted a natural beach and it did improve the jetski rental situation imho..

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1 hour ago, NCC1701A said:

everyone is coming to Hua Hin. 

Do you think this has anything to do with you being there?

 

Probably most of these visitors are TV members eager to walk in the footsteps of a local celebrity...

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Thirdly, the vendors in Pattaya and Jomtien would not be allowed to operate on the second and third weeks of every month from Tuesday to Thursday in order to let the beach regenerate.

 

Umm regenerate the beach what could they possibly mean from Tuesday to Thursday sounds like the work of another Thai academic  🤔

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Its not only tourists that put their bums on deck chairs, especially of a weekend, a noisy Thai family invasion was common place prior to C19 restrictions.

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2 hours ago, Brunolem said:

Do you think this has anything to do with you being there?

 

Probably most of these visitors are TV members eager to walk in the footsteps of a local celebrity...

i thought of that but it is hard to tell for sure. 

 

i am going to walk around today, i will let you know if anyone asks for my autograph. 

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Quite a few at Bahn Amphur beach yesterday...no deck chairs,food or (official) toilets !

everyone brought their own food and drink.

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2 hours ago, petermik said:

Thank gawd for that...all the riff raff going there and leaving us here in Patts with the creme de la creme....:clap2:

the people who are coming here are middle class and Hiso Thais. 

It is a status thing with them to be here and a selfie photo op for Facebook/Instagram.

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