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I have word that the work on a small "airport" (or landing strip) has started.....apparently a sanam bin nam.....any more news ?

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Where is Sanam bin Nam?

I live in KPG since 1999 and believe me, every year somebody, well informed and/or connected, start to talk about a new airport, the swamp close to the hospital, Chaloklum (where?), Than Sadet, Thomng Nai Pan, taken from the sea somewhere, etc etc, Not only farang, also Thai have some important knowledge about a MacDonald, a new Tesco, A bigC, a small Makro, KFC, etc etc

None of these happen. But don't give up hope ;-)

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It's true, and it will be much bigger than Samui airport.

They say it'll be able to handle two 747s landing or take off at the same time!!!

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Where is Sanam bin Nam?

Well, my Thai is bad, but sanambin is airport and nam is water. So are we talking about a landing place for jet skis?

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I did report on this several months ago.... although I think Party Girl has been listening to to many bar rumours....about size anyway! rolleyes.gifbiggrin.png

Not anywhere close to 747 jumbos, but for the elite class with small jets, and supposedly somewhere towards Tong Nai Pan... ? That's what I was told by one who is involved with this... to what extent I am really not sure....

I heard recently that the road to Tong Nai Pan is being or has now been concreted... all the way ?? I've not been there except by boat and that was a few years ago now...

Time will tell, whether myth or fact! smile.png

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I did report on this several months ago.... although I think Party Girl has been listening to to many bar rumours....about size anyway! rolleyes.gifbiggrin.png

Not anywhere close to 747 jumbos, but for the elite class with small jets, and supposedly somewhere towards Tong Nai Pan... ? That's what I was told by one who is involved with this... to what extent I am really not sure....

I heard recently that the road to Tong Nai Pan is being or has now been concreted... all the way ?? I've not been there except by boat and that was a few years ago now...

Time will tell, whether myth or fact! smile.png

Well, keep on haveing fun lads, just remmeber you read it here first ! coffee1.gif

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I wonder how well these jets land on steep hills? As far as I am aware there is not any continuous flat area anywhere near TNP for a plane to land.

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maybe it's going to be an airport on reclaimed beach land. the size of the structure lends itself perfectly to incorporating the bridge between pan yang and samui along with the new airport.

two birds with one stone and all.

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completely right, top floor the runways, below an 8 lane highway, below that a walker/bicycle plexiglas tube, the fish walk, below that

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completely right, top floor the runways, below an 8 lane highway, below that a walker/bicycle plexiglas tube, the fish walk, below that

Now there's a plan! biggrin.png all the way from Chong Mong to Haad Rin... then shuttle bus to TNP ???? laugh.pngThat will keep BKK airlines happy!

Or perhaps they will used the retiring Brit Harrier Jets, they don't need a runway! ph34r.pngwhistling.gif

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keep talking about it coz it aint gonna happen .why would people with there elite class jets even think of coming to phangan !!!! just coz theres a couple five star hotels which aint that special anyway... this island is not a five star destination and never will be....

talk of airports here is only to try and get investors to by villas ect thinking that coz an airport is coming there investments will go up and so on ...!!!!!!!!!

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I wonder how well these jets land on steep hills? As far as I am aware there is not any continuous flat area anywhere near TNP for a plane to land.

A little practicality at last!

We had problems designing a safe approach at TNP for a seaplane 'cos of the high ground.

There are a few areas to the South of KP where a small strip could be built but wouldn't have thought it would be

cost effective.

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radio control planes are popular at the moment.

please tell me this is not a wind up

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