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


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1 hour ago, Cambodger said:

 

At this time, after nearly 15 years of splitting my time between the UK and Thailand, 3 months there, 3 moths here, i doubt i will ever return. It had already lost it's sparkle 5 years ago for me.

I have friends who lived there who have already moved to Mexico and are trying to encourage me to make that my second home.

I still have a small condo there that i rent, but i'm on the verge of just cancelling my rent payments and closing the book.

 

 

It's been going on for a few years people leaving Thailand and finding other places to live, A few people I know went to live in Cyprus a couple I know went to Costa Rica none of them ever came back

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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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Who's going to Phuket theses days? Flight prices are still prohibitive.

 

We are three people, two adult and one children. If we want to go to a nice beach from Bangkok, it's cheaper and more convenient to go by car to the south or east.

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On 11/3/2020 at 1:37 PM, CLW said:

Who's going to Phuket theses days? Flight prices are still prohibitive.

We are three people, two adult and one children. If we want to go to a nice beach from Bangkok, it's cheaper and more convenient to go by car to the south or east.

Well ... from Chiangmai, that's another story 😉

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Would be interesting to know in this present climate how much business do 7/11 do after say 10pm is it really worth them opening 24 hours a day? business is already down I can see during the day it's quiet just the odd customer passing by at night

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On 11/3/2020 at 1:37 PM, CLW said:

Who's going to Phuket theses days? Flight prices are still prohibitive.

 

We are three people, two adult and one children. If we want to go to a nice beach from Bangkok, it's cheaper and more convenient to go by car to the south or east.

I just booked flights to Phuket from Pattaya. 1000 baht each way. Seems very reasonable.

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3 minutes ago, Henryford said:

I just booked flights to Phuket from Pattaya. 1000 baht each way. Seems very reasonable.

Thats a good price 

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1 hour ago, bristolgeoff said:

no tourist allowed or this coming high season  so we can escape the winter .thailand will be quiet until they let the winter birds back in.everywhere the same no one can travel,i,am one of the many who are waiting to get back

fyi; tourist visas are available>>>
but......... still need quarantine, 

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23 hours ago, zzzzz said:

fyi; tourist visas are available>>>
but......... still need quarantine, 

And as I understand it, that quarantine cannot be served in Phuket/Patong, despite the government giving the ASQ ranking to a few hotels here!

 

And of course there is the COVID insurance which needs to be bought (am I right there?), and to add more expense it would appear from what I've seen that the airfares from the likes of the UK are not cheap at all.

 

They are not making things easy, or should I say they are not thinking things through

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1 hour ago, xylophone said:

And as I understand it, that quarantine cannot be served in Phuket/Patong, despite the government giving the ASQ ranking to a few hotels here!

I don't think there's any international flights arriving yet.  Emirates and Qatar have been given permission to fly there but have not started to do so, and some flights to/from India were planned but not sure if they ever started.

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