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1 minute ago, brewsterbudgen said:

Maybe you should try a better dictionary!

 

brothel

(brɒθəl  )

Word forms: plural brothels COUNTABLE NOUN

A brothel is a building where men can go to pay to have sex with prostitutes.

 

You do understand the difference between "can go to pay to have sex" and "can go to have sex", right?

 

Anyway, end of discussion. Bye

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Now it's just the tourists ..

yeah, its shocking. on another note, allowing cars on WS is the dumbest thing this city could have ever come up with, i truly hope the guilty will burn in hell. why not rename it drivin

That's as virus free as that street has been in decades. 

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5 hours ago, Susco said:

 

I suggest you take it up with merriaqm-webster and other similar organizations, and tell them they are WRONG.

 

There are plenty of examples that define a brothel as a place where prostitutes are available, which is something completely different as, a place where prostitutes are having sex.

 

And you may also be aware that they are paying the go-go a fee to take the prostitute outside, so they pay in the brothel

 

 

Your last sentence proves, IMO, that you know less than what you think you know about what goes on on Walking Street.

Bye.

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5 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Your last sentence proves, IMO, that you know nothing about what goes on on Walking Street.

At least I'm in Thailand and very close to walking street for the past 27 years visiting it almost every night, while you had to leave Thailand because you ran out of money, and haven't been here for long time.

 

But of course you know it all better.

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On 10/1/2020 at 2:13 PM, thaibeachlovers said:

Covid did not turn Walking Street into a ghost town. The government did with lockdowns etc.

Same everywhere.

In 1918 to my knowledge more people died and they didn't "lockdown" whole countries.

Lock-downs didn't turn Walking St into a ghost town, the lack of folks supporting the businesses did.......  🙂

 

See what I did there? I'll try to summarize: COVID = Borders shutdown = Folks not supporting Walking Street's businesses = Walking Street's businesses close = Ghost town.

Root cause is COVID.

 

Of course I wasn't born in or before 1918 but I'm betting there wasn't too much international traveling occurring on the level that it is these days. At least I'm pretty sure that back then there weren't too many folks from New Zealand and Australia getting on airplanes and talking vacations to Thailand beaches.

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16 hours ago, Susco said:

At least I'm in Thailand and very close to walking street for the past 27 years visiting it almost every night, while you had to leave Thailand because you ran out of money, and haven't been here for long time.

 

But of course you know it all better.

Considering Walking Street hasn't been Walking Street for 27 years I'd like to know how you managed that. I was there when it became Walking Street and it wasn't in 1993/ 1994.

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3 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Considering Walking Street hasn't been Walking Street for 27 years I'd like to know how you managed that. I was there when it became Walking Street and it wasn't in 1993/ 1994.

And you are claiming you know everything better?

 

I arrived here January 4th 1994 and walking street already existed and was called walking street.

 

We stayed at the little duck hotel on Klang, and asked a SongTaew to take us to walking street on our first night, as we didn't know where it was.

 

Because there was no big lcd screen saying walking street yet, doesn't mean it didn't exist yet and was called exactly that.

 

It must have existed even before we arrived, because we knew the name from friends in Europe who had visited before us.

 

I'm sure some old hands on this forum can confirm

 

https://history.code.blog/2019/02/17/pattayas-walking-street-1980/

 

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7 minutes ago, Susco said:

And you are claiming you know everything better?

 

I arrived here January 4th 1994 and walking street already existed and was called walking street.

 

We stayed at the little duck hotel on Klang, and asked a SongTaew to take us to walking on our first night, as we didn't know where it was.

 

Because there was no big lcd screen saying walking street yet, doesn't mean it didn't exist yet and was called exactly that.

 

It must have existed even before we arrived, because we knew the name from friends in Europe who had visited before us.

 

I'm sure some old hands on this forum can confirm

It was at the time of the Vietnam War that Pattaya really started to develop a reputation as a place where you could relax and enjoy life. This was at the end of the late 1950's and the early 1960's, when US GI's would frequent the same place in what these days, would be known as Walking Street.

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1 hour ago, ChipButty said:

It was at the time of the Vietnam War that Pattaya really started to develop a reputation as a place where you could relax and enjoy life. This was at the end of the late 1950's and the early 1960's, when US GI's would frequent the same place in what these days, would be known as Walking Street.

I thought the US GIs preferred PatPong in BKK?

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3 hours ago, Susco said:

Because there was no big lcd screen saying walking street yet, doesn't mean it didn't exist yet and was called exactly that.

There was the arch over the entrance back then. 

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4 hours ago, Susco said:

And you are claiming you know everything better?

 

I arrived here January 4th 1994 and walking street already existed and was called walking street.

 

We stayed at the little duck hotel on Klang, and asked a SongTaew to take us to walking street on our first night, as we didn't know where it was.

 

Because there was no big lcd screen saying walking street yet, doesn't mean it didn't exist yet and was called exactly that.

 

It must have existed even before we arrived, because we knew the name from friends in Europe who had visited before us.

 

I'm sure some old hands on this forum can confirm

 

https://history.code.blog/2019/02/17/pattayas-walking-street-1980/

 

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Always liked this picture, because the guy on the bottom right is me (in my bell bottom pants and 2" heeled boots)..great days.

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On 10/19/2020 at 2:56 PM, Susco said:

And you are claiming you know everything better?

 

I arrived here January 4th 1994 and walking street already existed and was called walking street.

 

We stayed at the little duck hotel on Klang, and asked a SongTaew to take us to walking street on our first night, as we didn't know where it was.

 

Because there was no big lcd screen saying walking street yet, doesn't mean it didn't exist yet and was called exactly that.

 

It must have existed even before we arrived, because we knew the name from friends in Europe who had visited before us.

 

I'm sure some old hands on this forum can confirm

 

https://history.code.blog/2019/02/17/pattayas-walking-street-1980/

 

image.png.4bb894f90158694d1d99db6011001cf6.png

And you are claiming you know everything better?

Yes.

 

 

Before it became Walking Street it was just a road with bars and restaurants on it. The traffic didn't stop driving on it at 6pm.

It became known as Walking Street because the traffic was stopped and people could walk along it without getting run over. It had an official opening ceremony and they put out tables and chairs like a beer garden, though later they stopped doing that. The Walking Street didn't go all the way to Bali Hi.

Perhaps the GIs called it walking street, but it wasn't Walking Street.

 

The big LCD screen was put up many years after it became Walking Street.

 

 

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