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Phuket: "Graveyard Patong" - where even the 7-Eleven is shut


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14 minutes ago, khunphil said:

They were fixing Patong beach road end July ... at least a small part .. other than this, investment seems scarce.

Phil.

They keep saying they will remove all the overhead cables 

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Not to worry. General Prayut will fix it all on Monday in Phuket and Tuesday in Samui. He will have all his lucky necklaces on.

I went to Patong for the first time a few weeks ago and have to say the photo does not exaggerate. The Hotel we stopped at was very well priced and room was excellent. We only walked down to the beach

I feel so sorry for the tuktuk drivers who charged us 200 baht for a 200 meter ride...😝    

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2 hours ago, Somtamnication said:

One less 7-11 is not major news. However, I understand the spirit of the story. Sad days head, not yet finished with this covid thing.

I wonder if the ATMs are refilled on a regular basis?

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2 hours ago, bdenner said:

An ideal time for the governments to do some seriously needed infrastructure improvements/repairs, eg. drainage, road and sidewalk upgrades, bury some of those unsightly cables etc.

 

Help kick the economy in the ar$e by at least providing some employment opportunities.

I drove down the beach road yesterday, first time in a long time. I ve driven on some pretty awful roads in my time but the state of that road is ridiculous. 
 

Has anyone ever seen roads where manhole/drain covers have been correctly set in Thailand?  The covers in Kathu appear to be reset every 18 months or so, and each time no better - a lot of tax payers money getting wasted.

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1 hour ago, billd766 said:

I wonder if the ATMs are refilled on a regular basis?

Doubt it.

I know that this thread is about Phuket, but it is the same here on Samui. Many ATM's on Samui being removed.

In HomePro/Tesco Lotus - all ATM's gone.

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1 hour ago, Youlike said:

I feel so sorry for the tuktuk drivers who charged us 200 baht for a 200 meter ride...😝

 

 

Feel sad you cant walk.

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It is sad that places are having to close, and that people are losing their livlihoods...but, I have just arrived in Pattaya for a few days - and it is heaven.  Maybe a bit selfish on my part, but this is what it is right now.

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I spent one month in Rawai. It’s nice with no farang but then again farang don’t go there. Family mart open. 7 open   Restaurants open.   

 

Its up to the remaining farang to tip 2-3x more to help the locals

 

i go 4x a year.  Love the place.  Quiet 

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4 hours ago, PJPom said:

I went to Patong for the first time a few weeks ago and have to say the photo does not exaggerate. The Hotel we stopped at was very well priced and room was excellent. We only walked down to the beach where we saw three other people, O K it was raining a little but to walk past endless closed shops and restaurants was quite depressing. For dinner we went to one of the two open restaurants, service was excellent, the staff outnumbered the diners by about three to one, two tables occupied out of maybe thirty. This is going to take some getting over, my town , Ao nang, is the same, a few Hotels have reopened but their profits are minimal if any, good luck to the Thai workers, they need it.

Couldn't agree more. Me and "Her Indoors" also went the other week for the first time. "Ghost town" is an understatement. Compared to Patong, Hua Hin is a teeming metropolis! 

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2 hours ago, khunphil said:

They were fixing Patong beach road end July ... at least a small part .. other than this, investment seems scarce.

Phil.

Looks like they were making it worse, installing drainage and throwing a bit of tarmac on top.

 

If you think, apart from a couple of excursions, that strip along patong beach is the only thing visiting 2 week tourists see. It’s pretty shocking. There is always a manhole open, the pavement is so smashed to pieces it hurts to walk on, the electrical lines are like jungle creepers. About time something was done, demolish the tiny shops, widen the pavement, bury the power lines, turn it into the world class resort the government claim it to be for the rush of tourists that are queuing up to get in. 

 

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5 hours ago, KhunKenAP said:

Not to worry. General Prayut will fix it all on Monday in Phuket and Tuesday in Samui. He will have all his lucky necklaces on.

Prayut safe from all bad luck.png

Is he about to play Tony Stark in some new Thai Avengers movie ? 

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