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The bars and clubs might be open, but Pattaya’s famous nightlife looks dead and buried

 

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Picture: Pattaya Update News

 

It was reminiscent of Mr Bumble wandering down a snowy street in Oliver Twist offering a "Boy for Sale".

 

But this wasn't desolate Victorian England - this was Pattaya in the 21st Century. 

 

Much of Pattaya is for sale or rent. The "lady" who once offered so much is a shadow of her former self still lying lower than low even after the orders to close were lifted. 

 

Walking Street resembled that lonely road traversed by Mr Bumble  in the famous musical trying to sell the little boy. 

 

Just like then there were few takers. 

 

Pattaya Update News, and an identical story on We Love Pattaya, said that bars, pubs and entertainment places could now open to 11 pm. 

 

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Picture: We Love Pattaya

 

But few were bothering. Instead the once vibrant street, home to Thais and foreigners on a night out, was deserted.

 

Some places just had forlorn staff staring out. There were no customers at 9.30 pm.

 

Yes, it was a Monday but even the 7-Elevens were shut and the fast food joints were closed. 

 

There were lease, rent and for sale signs everywhere with phone numbers posted more in hope than anything else. 

 

In addition there were holes everywhere dug by City Hall to bury the cables and make Walking Street beautiful again. 

 

That appeared a distant dream on Monday night for it was Walking Street itself that was dead and buried. 

 

Hundreds of comments and shares resulted from the posts with people offering their support and driving the nail in in equal measure. 

 

For example "Wimon" offered hope that a Covid-19 vaccine would soon bring everyone back "nae norn" (for sure).

 

But Mangkorn Burapha said all the businesses will have gone bust before it's open again. 

 

In related news "Dan About Thailand" - a well known blogger - suggested that places like Soi Bua Khao and Soi LK Metro were bucking the trend, at least to an extent. 

 

Sources: Pattaya Update News | We Love Pattaya

 

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Wasn't Walking Street mainly for the 2 week Millionaires? Surely very few local expats went there. Dreadful place.

Looks like we have a winner of the 'Sanctimonious, here for the culture' BS Award.

Never dead, there's always the family traffic at the world class resort! 

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14 minutes ago, Antiparovian said:

Wasn't Walking Street mainly for the 2 week Millionaires? Surely very few local expats went there. Dreadful place.

In my over 12+ yrs spent in LOS, Ive spent less than 24 hrs in Patts....shady AF  Sketchy Vibes indeed..

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35 minutes ago, webfact said:

In related news "Dan About Thailand" - a well known blogger - suggested that places like Soi Bua Khao and Soi LK Metro were bucking the trend, at least to an extent. 

Old news but true anyway.

Not what you would call dead if you come from a sleepy village.

 

Its so easy to do some pictures/videos in WS and Soi 7/8 and many of the big beer bar complexes and call it dead. Central stretch of Soi 7 much darker than any of the pics in the op. Spooky.

First time you notice that there are no street lights :smile:

 

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6 minutes ago, ChakaKhan said:

I go for the 200bt Orange juice(freshly squeezed?)..i stay for the stimulating conversations 🙂

Oh! The cultural experience? :jap:

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