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Thai media ?

 

What does it mean ? It's like saying that Thaivisa is a media also...

 

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16 hours ago, timendres said:

Thais are smart enough to avoid the beach in Pattaya.

And the over-priced bars & restaurants.

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18 hours ago, ppppjjjj said:

Here's a photo I took yesterday (28 July) in the evening looked busy on Pattaya beach outside of Central Festival, most people and especially Thai's won't go onto the beach in the mid-day sun, so it's easy to take a photo of an empty beach if you want to portray this. Yes blurry photo as zoomed it.

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Why do I not see a photo?

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I went the other way - to BKK.  Came back early to avoid the traffic on Sunday.  Bad idea!  There's only ONE services area on the motorway thanks to Family Monopoly game.  Both lanes into the services were jammed causing a 10kms tailback.  Instead of opening jails for tourists there's room for at least TWO more Service areas on this stretch.  Of course those owning the only one will not allow any competition.

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5 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Why do I not see a photo?

Aha, my Ad Block....

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It is back to normal today i.e. deathly quiet on the beach. There seemed to be a lot of hotels that re-opened especially for the weekend and one can only imagine that future weekend bookings made them think it worthwhile doing so. Even if that is the case, businesses cannot survive long on 2 or 3 days a week revenue, heavily discounted at that.

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21 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

Maybe not foolish, but it sounds like paranoid and scared.

The beaches/water are the cleanest now that they have been in 15 years.

I have gone several times clean smell and enjoyable.

But if a person has a scared/paranoid mentality, best to stay home.

Nah, was cleaner during pandemic of 2011... oh wait, there wasn't one. Paranoia is unreasonable fear. Considering how much sewage has been dumped into the bay (except for recently, due to shutdown), not swimming is reasonable. I wish I had that photo of the brown yuck flowing into bay taken from high building from some years ago.

It may be safe now. The toilet has been flushed and no new <deleted> going in.

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1 hour ago, champers said:

businesses cannot survive long on 2 or 3 days a week revenue, heavily discounted at that.

I think the "government" has a cunning plan  to make every weekend  a 4 day weekend 🥴

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4 hours ago, johng said:

I think the "government" has a cunning plan  to make every weekend  a 4 day weekend 🥴

Well that's the least they can do when they are having a 7 day weekend themselves.  🙂

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On 7/29/2020 at 6:01 AM, hotchilli said:

And the over-priced bars & restaurants.

I would suggest most of the "over-pricing" was due to the rents being demanded by Thai landlords.  

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10 hours ago, Leaver said:

I would suggest most of the "over-pricing" was due to the rents being demanded by Thai landlords.  

I would suggest the "over pricing" is because foreigners who come here [like any other country] do not know the normal prices/value of food/drink etc etc, and the currency exchange value of the money. Thais have always taken advantage of that fact and have over inflated the price.

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On 8/3/2020 at 6:06 AM, hotchilli said:

I would suggest the "over pricing" is because foreigners who come here [like any other country] do not know the normal prices/value of food/drink etc etc, and the currency exchange value of the money. Thais have always taken advantage of that fact and have over inflated the price.

Sure, that happens, but who owns most of the businesses catering for westerners here, westerners do, and who do they owe money to every month, a Thai landlord.  

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1 hour ago, Leaver said:

Sure, that happens, but who owns most of the businesses catering for westerners here, westerners do, and who do they owe money to every month, a Thai landlord.  

BS.

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16 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

BS.

Really?

 

So rents have nothing to do at all with what business owners have to charge their customers for goods  and / or services?  

 

Question:  Two bars are side by side in the same Soi.  One Thai landlord charges 50k baht a month rent, the other Thailand landlord charges 80k baht a month rent.  One bar is selling beer at 60 baht a bottle, and the other bar is selling beer at 90 baht a bottle. 

 

Can you guess which Thai landlord owns which bar?   

 

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3 minutes ago, Leaver said:

Question:  Two bars are side by side in the same Soi.  One Thai landlord charges 50k baht a month rent, the other Thailand landlord charges 80k baht a month rent.  One bar is selling beer at 60 baht a bottle, and the other bar is selling beer at 90 baht a bottle. 

 

Can you guess which Thai landlord owns which bar?

So both bars are OWNED by Thais... which was my point... NOT westerners.

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