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


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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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19 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.

Did you note the tsunami evacuation route? Always that in the background.

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 This COV excuse is a korker,  next time i get a call from the bank out'll come the golden card ...... COV 19 !    I'm on a ship at the moment off Taiwan, we've all had countless PCR tests, quaratined in Taiwan, more tests from the Taiwanese Gov and now the ship's classed as "Green" Cov free, and we're still not allowed off without a weeks application to get a seven day pass ....... All i can say is i'm going into the COV business very shortly........ Money for old rope......   

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in Hua Hin, there are many shops that have closed, bars also, but still looks quite busy, especially at weekends when Bangkok people arrive.  So Hua Hin has not suffered so badly as Phuket by the look of it.

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11 hours ago, Caldera said:

Same in Pattaya, I've seen several boarded up 7/11s, McDonald's and Starbucks there. None in Bangkok, on the other hand.

Board up all of the Starbucks!  That would be a great thing to do.  Rip of gits.

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11 minutes ago, nickmondo said:

Board up all of the Starbucks!  That would be a great thing to do.  Rip of gits.

But they employ my wife's daughter, pay good wages and she has a mortgage, for her and young son. I'll pass your suggestion on to her.

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19 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.

Of course it's a good idea but TiT.

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31 minutes ago, nickmondo said:

in Hua Hin, there are many shops that have closed, bars also, but still looks quite busy, especially at weekends when Bangkok people arrive.  So Hua Hin has not suffered so badly as Phuket by the look of it.

Makes a he11 of a difference when it's close to Bangkok!

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21 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.

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36 minutes ago, nickmondo said:

in Hua Hin, there are many shops that have closed, bars also, but still looks quite busy, especially at weekends when Bangkok people arrive.  So Hua Hin has not suffered so badly as Phuket by the look of it.

Even Thai's think Phuket is expensive 

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