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where am i gonna wash my balls????  mai sabai

Same place you can stroke your shaft.

https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/citynews/local/wing-41-pulls-30-year-star-dome-contract/

3 hours ago, Bill97 said:

Just an unsubstantiated rumor,  not sad.

The caddies and staff blocking entry to the course this morning may think differently and there appeared a few from the press there as well. 

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However, around 20 officials from the army also were present and told the media that we were not allowed into the meeting, as the land belonged to the air force. They also told the media not to release any news about this matter and to only do so following a letter of permission.

ohh dear   and

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Dr. Panwipa Klitsadapong, manager of Star Dome said that Star Dome had bid for the rights to manage this golf course for 30 years, from 2007-2037, investing over 200 million baht in the nine hole golf course and driving range along with all of the other facilities and landscaping. After signing the contract, the army contacted them to tell them that thirty years was too long and asked to renegotiate every three years, when the rent would increase by 5%

Another reminder to those thinking of  "investing"

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1 hour ago, Thailand said:

The caddies and staff blocking entry to the course this morning may think differently and there appeared a few from the press there as well. 

The article makes it no longer a rumor.  Thanks for posting it.

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I just received a Line message from Chiang Mai Archery, located in the Star Dome complex.

I've been shooting there four days a week for the past year and a half.  But....

... as of 10pm tonight, Star Dome's entry doors will be locked, at least for the next two weeks as they try to negotiate a new lease. Currently, the Air Force wants to renegotiate the rent, and increase the rental fee by 500%.

Things don't look promising. Besides the golf course and the Archery Center, there are several other businesses (restaurants, mini-marts, driving range, golf pro shop, etc.) affected by this closure.

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3 hours ago, CorpusChristie said:

The Air Force are expected to open their own golf course on the land .

Why are the Air force renting out their land for commercial purposes though ?

Apart from many golf courses,stadiums and racetracks around Thailand the military have interests in just about every money making business you can think of.

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