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Way Out There Idea to Revitalize Pattaya from the Ashes


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I know it sounds crazy. But how about this?   Instead of ruining Pattaya with casinos and Chinese takeover like happened in a certain beach city in Cambodia, why not try something else?

555 That's when I stopper reading.

Also, let's be honest about this. As a generality, the world has not been sending Pattaya it's best people. Thais certainly are well aware of that. Tell a Thai in Chiang Mai that you live in Pattaya,

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Just now, OneMoreFarang said:

555

That's when I stopper reading.

I said it was out there. But you know, the past is the past. Things are going to need to majorly change here if Pattaya is going to be viable going forward. 

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BTW this sort of radical rebranding towards a place of arts, culture, cuisines, and more quality tourism can work even in towns and small cities. For example, Marfa Texas.

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Check on google what one man can do to transform a city using the creative arts as a focus.  Look up Folkestone UK  and the interventions made by one billionaire, Roger De Haan.  It can be done, given the will and the vision. 

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Pattaya used to be popular as a filming location for Indians.... 

and Thailand has more skilled crews that are used to working with foreigners in international productions

but Thai government didn't give enough tax rebates for film productions... now Vietnam and Cambodia are more competitive 

 

Thailand is not exotic enough to western eyes anymore, 10-20 years ago when Vietnam and such didn't open their borders to film crews, Thailand is perfect as stands in location... now if you want location like Da Nang bay, you can go to Vietnam, bringing the experienced Thai crews even...

 

And for the bohemian artists... why would you come to <deleted>ty city like Pattaya where Chiang Mai or any other beach town exists?

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    I like the idea.  Pattaya and Thailand both need more people thinking outside the box.  I'd love to see the powers that be try new ideas like yours.  It doesn't need to stop there.  I'd like to see Pattaya and the government do far greater outreach to attract many more foreign retirees, as well.  Pattaya has many of the elements retirees seek in place already--good healthcare, good climate, good shopping, good movie theaters, good golf and other recreation, good restaurants, good location near a major city and major airport, a very wide variety of housing choices both in rentals and property for sale, good international base of expats already living here, and a lower cost of living than many places.  Some condo projects on the drawing boards could consider converting to assisted living centers instead and offer a needed service at a cheaper cost than in the West.   Much easier visas with relaxed requirements and just once a year reporting should be the first start.

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