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6 hours ago, overherebc said:

Anywhere in UK and anywhere in Thailand.  Why ask ????

Not really, location is the key if a property is able to sell at all – i.e. it might be hard, or even impossible, to sell a foreign owned house in a rural Isaan village, even it costed a minor furtune to build it – and the price level.

 

The saying is that there are three important factors in dealing with real estate:

1) Location

2) Location

3) Location

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1 hour ago, brain150 said:

Fact is that over the last 90 days about 90,000 people died in Thailand ! ... about 1,100 per day 365 days of the year, every year !

 

... if they die from Covid-19 or with Covid-19 or from whatever is just a matter of what you write into a statistic !

 

Your nick-name is brain150? Then pray please: Lord, let it rain brain for me......🤣

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3 hours ago, brain150 said:

Fact is that over the last 90 days about 90,000 people died in Thailand ! ... about 1,100 per day 365 days of the year, every year !

 

... if they die from Covid-19 or with Covid-19 or from whatever is just a matter of what you write into a statistic !

 

Where do those numbers come from ?

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On 6/6/2020 at 8:11 AM, mr_lob said:

Sadly yes, and in many struggling parts of the World. China to the rescue!

China is asshoe!

not in the UK bojo is banning chinese company takeovers very quickly to stop them

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On 6/6/2020 at 12:19 AM, Trentham said:

I first went to Koh Samui in 1984. Stayed at Lamai Beach in a bungalow with a palm frond roof. 50 baht per night for 2 people and another 50 baht each for 3 meals a day. It was magic. All the food was fresh caught in the sea or grown in their own garden. If I ordered a pina colada they would scramble up a palm tree to get a fresh coconut. Beautiful beyond words.

I too have many fond memories of Lamai. There was kind of a outdoor food court and one place sold the best garlic pepper fish. There was a circle of bars around a boxing ring . Girls boxed too. Whole families would turn out for their fighter. It was chill and happening.

Anyone know what Lamai is like now? I hate what Chawaeng has become.

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3 hours ago, elgenon said:

I too have many fond memories of Lamai. There was kind of a outdoor food court and one place sold the best garlic pepper fish. There was a circle of bars around a boxing ring . Girls boxed too. Whole families would turn out for their fighter. It was chill and happening.

Anyone know what Lamai is like now? I hate what Chawaeng has become.

Apart from the right now Covid-19 close down, the square with the boxing arena is still the same, and with the food stalls at the side – including garlic-pepper fish –it's same experience as during the last 15+ years or so; perhaps more, from before i came there. Same-same and not too different.

 

However, the late night clubs across the stadium square – like Fuzion Club and Super Sub – has gone, so that's "different", might even be very different for some...🙂

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On 6/10/2020 at 1:42 AM, khunPer said:

Apart from the right now Covid-19 close down, the square with the boxing arena is still the same, and with the food stalls at the side – including garlic-pepper fish –it's same experience as during the last 15+ years or so; perhaps more, from before i came there. Same-same and not too different.

 

However, the late night clubs across the stadium square – like Fuzion Club and Super Sub – has gone, so that's "different", might even be very different for some...🙂

Are there still inexpensive bungalows on the beach? Names? Thanks.

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Nice bungalows though. 5555

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1 hour ago, elgenon said:

Are there still inexpensive bungalows on the beach? Names? Thanks.

That depends on the relative figure "inexpensive", they costs way more than in old Lonely Planet directories. However, you might right now be able to find some good bargains, as most of the still operating beachfront bungalows are empty.

 

As there is no up-to-date list of still operating inexpensive beachfront bungalows, and some of those even don't have online bookings at all, it's fairly impossible to answer your question for the present situation.

 

Under normal condition "inexpensive" bungalows by the beach would be in the range from 400 baht to 800 baht a night; expect fan only, which is often Okay by Samui beaches with night temperature around 27°. Aircon bungalows might be available from around 1,000 baht a night – I've seen normally 1,500 baht to 1,8000 baht a night bungalows offered for 900-something – but It's difficult to advice about which are available. I know there are possibilities at Maenam Beach, whilst Chaweng Beach is in general closed, but I cannot say if any are open in an edge of the bay. Lamai might be an option – as well as other beaches that for examples could be Bang Rak, or Bang Por, or Choeng Mon – but I have no first hand knowledge about the present situation. 

Perhaps other posters would update with local knowledge.

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Why is one beach closed and another open, same island , same rules surely?

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Which beach or beaches are closed? I walk the beaches near me pretty much every day. Certainly most hotels have blocked their own access to the beaches but that is not a statutory closure.

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1 hour ago, OneeyedJohn said:

Why is one beach closed and another open, same island , same rules surely?

No beaches are closed, but many of the hotels and resorts by the beaches closed down due to Covid-19 regulations and no guests. I think you might have misunderstood my comment about inexpensive bungalow availability "whilst Chaweng Beach is in general closed", which referred to rooms available.

 

This is how Chaweng Beach looked during the lock down-period – the southern part with a public beach entrance – but almost all hotels along the bay had closed; I noticed only one, "The Library", which still had guests, I haven't however checked the last couple of weeks...

 

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3 hours ago, khunPer said:

I've seen normally 1,500 baht to 1,8000 baht a night bungalows offered for 900-something

Should – of course – say 1,800 baht; sincerely apologize the the extra zero, which with no value itself, still can change a lot in other's value...:wai:

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I said to my missus the other day, fancy a beach holiday, they're really cheap now, she nearly wet herself.

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2 hours ago, OneeyedJohn said:

I said to my missus the other day, fancy a beach holiday, they're really cheap now, she nearly wet herself.

Here's a good deal, Hacienda Fisherman's Village, 900 baht down from 5000 baht. 

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