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Yes. They should recast as a destination of great natural beauty and architectural interest.  

don't worry 500K tourist visa's will fix everything!    

i still wouldn't chance that - spend 100s thousands of baht and be forced under lock and key into a thai private hospital because i got a fever on the plane.   no thanks, i wouldn't chance i

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On 11/12/2020 at 5:02 PM, thaibeachlovers said:

I have a real life example of what happens when things change. In the 70s I was stationed at Nee Soon Barracks in Singapore. Transit Rd outside the gates was a thriving small community of shops that catered to British, Australian and NZ soldiers, plus bars and restaurants ( Virgin's corner may arouse some memories for any that were there ).

After ANZUK finished and all the troops went home it never recovered. I went back in the 90s to have a look ( the base was taken over by the Singaporean military ) and most of the buildings were gone. The few that remained were a shadow of their former glory.

 

Pattaya won't die because the greater part is residential, but the Beach Rd, Second Rd area may end up a very different sort of place.

I was at RAF Seletar and RAF Tengah from 1968 to 1971 and it was just the same there. The RSAF took over and wanted everything for nothing and SAF Tengah has now expanded to take over most of the village within its boundaries.

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On 11/11/2020 at 7:46 AM, Poet said:


Yes. They should recast as a destination of great natural beauty and architectural interest.

 

Free ping pong for the kids on family days~! 🙂

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19 hours ago, dabhand said:

 

Would expect that Pattaya will be in for a period of change, particularly the area between Beach and 2nd Road. Indeed the recently announced  plans for the large theme park / Mall, etc shows that this was in the works before Covid and  further large scale changes may now come about more rapidly for opportunists with available finance.    

There are two very large empty lot areas on both sides of Soi6 btwn beach and 2nd roads I guess for that plan. I have come to accept all the development in North Pattaya/South Naklua. And no nothing about this sort of business but another mall in this area that is surrounded by malls ?? And a theme park , bridges too far. Who is behind this, the same folks at Harbor mall or the money laundering crews from down South.

 

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On 11/11/2020 at 12:57 PM, shackleton said:

First of the many departures no tourists no business  especially if dependant on Foreigners

 

 

Not the first, as there have been few similar stories on this forum in the past 6 months, and certainly not the last

On 11/11/2020 at 1:05 PM, bodga said:

Saving for a  rainy  day................unheard of in Thailand I  guess

 

How many "rainy" days there have been since April? Have seen many foreign owned business been closed, so think they also didn't hear about your smart Alec comment

On 11/11/2020 at 5:58 PM, Oldie said:

The border is open if you meet the requirements. Or do you want it completely open without any restrictions?

 

Please remind us which TOURISTS are allowed entry through those open borders, even if they agree to the rip off quarantine?

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On 11/11/2020 at 5:05 PM, bodga said:

Saving for a  rainy  day................unheard of in Thailand I  guess

True but this is way beyond any expectation going from 100% to 0% in a few weeks. Every tourism reliant busness, including most airlines are technically broke and only just surviving based on assets but have minimal, if any income.

In this case the lady has done well to survive 9 months. 

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11 hours ago, Susco said:

 

Please remind us which TOURISTS are allowed entry through those open borders, even if they agree to the rip off quarantine?

Let us take Europe. In the meantime they can get a TR visa and many of these countries have hugh amounts of Corona cases. What seems to be important is that these tourists have enough money so that they are not a financial burden here in Thailand. 

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1 hour ago, Oldie said:

Let us take Europe. In the meantime they can get a TR visa and many of these countries have hugh amounts of Corona cases. What seems to be important is that these tourists have enough money so that they are not a financial burden here in Thailand. 

 

So you are saying that Europeans currently can get a Tourist visa to enter Thailand.

 

Any credible source for that?

 

 

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2 hours ago, Susco said:

 

So you are saying that Europeans currently can get a Tourist visa to enter Thailand.

 

Any credible source for that?

 

 

Pick a country and check the info of the Thai embassy there. The ones that I checked didn't have a restriction. But the visa has certain requirements like health insurance, money on a bank account and quarantine and other things. 

 

If you find a European country that is blocked please post it here. 

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