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Promenada - The Beginning of The End?

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NATTHAKARN.  I found this 'restaurant' in KSK this morning.  Could be the one, as nothing else resembles, but this is only a Thai fast food place, not really a restaurant with menus.  Choose from a selection of prepared food trays at 30/50 baht per plate.

And if not reading Thai, no figuring out what's on offer.  I was persistent in finding only one word, on numerous signs, in English script: the first word of this para.

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3 hours ago, chingmai331 said:

This Natigaan? restaurant in KSK?  Just where, may i ask?  Would luv to try the durian rice.

In the back on the ground floor, next to all the other restaurants.

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13 minutes ago, chingmai331 said:

NATTHAKARN.  I found this 'restaurant' in KSK this morning.  Could be the one, as nothing else resembles, but this is only a Thai fast food place, not really a restaurant with menus.  Choose from a selection of prepared food trays at 30/50 baht per plate.

And if not reading Thai, no figuring out what's on offer.  I was persistent in finding only one word, on numerous signs, in English script: the first word of this para.

No menus. It's a rice and curry shop. The food is all the good stuff that is sold in Nakhon Si Thammarat and other nearby provinces. There are about 10 of them in C.M.

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Heres a plug AGAINST the so called Jazz Festival taking place at Promenada this weekend. We went last year and it was an absolute disgrace. Tickets in advance 750 baht each, most of the music wasnt even "Jazz", more like middle of the road instrumental slosh like you get for free in many bars and restaurants ( the one notable exception being the top of the bill band Kamikaze Jazz who were excellent but only played for less than an hour).

Bearing in mind we were PAYING CUSTOMERS we were surprised to have a bag search on entry and were prevented from bringing any of our own food/ drink items inside ( a common practice at all the Jazz festivals I ve ever attended anywhere in the world is that people bring their own picnic type hamper if they wish)

The result of this restriction is that on top of the entry ticket ( almost £20 UK money) you then have only the option of buying food and drink at the exorbitant prices charged by the posse of stalls mostly run by expensive hotels. The only wine available inside last year was a label I recognised from Rimping for 399 baht being sold in there ( not by Rimping) for 1300 baht.

All in all the whole thing was NOT in any way delightful, and was in fact a marketting rip off acompanied by VERY average music. We re not going this year. Wonder why?!

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Isn't there a 'farang' women's festival soon at Promenada? Have you seen those farang women doing their flowers in their hair turning in circles looking at their hands dancing? There will be lots of that. It's a celebration of the contribution these women have made to the world so I guess it won't be long.

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7 hours ago, EL159 said:

Heres a plug AGAINST the so called Jazz Festival taking place at Promenada this weekend. We went last year and it was an absolute disgrace. Tickets in advance 750 baht each, most of the music wasnt even "Jazz", more like middle of the road instrumental slosh like you get for free in many bars and restaurants ( the one notable exception being the top of the bill band Kamikaze Jazz who were excellent but only played for less than an hour).

Bearing in mind we were PAYING CUSTOMERS we were surprised to have a bag search on entry and were prevented from bringing any of our own food/ drink items inside ( a common practice at all the Jazz festivals I ve ever attended anywhere in the world is that people bring their own picnic type hamper if they wish)

The result of this restriction is that on top of the entry ticket ( almost £20 UK money) you then have only the option of buying food and drink at the exorbitant prices charged by the posse of stalls mostly run by expensive hotels. The only wine available inside last year was a label I recognised from Rimping for 399 baht being sold in there ( not by Rimping) for 1300 baht.

All in all the whole thing was NOT in any way delightful, and was in fact a marketting rip off acompanied by VERY average music. We re not going this year. Wonder why?!

I paid 100 Baht at the gate to get in. Same the year before...😉  But I agree with you on the music. We used to call it "MOR" or Easy Listening..... Same with the "Jazz Festival" each year at Nim City (free).

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3 hours ago, Loaded said:

Isn't there a 'farang' women's festival soon at Promenada? Have you seen those farang women doing their flowers in their hair turning in circles looking at their hands dancing? There will be lots of that. It's a celebration of the contribution these women have made to the world so I guess it won't be long.

It was this last Saturday. Didn't go so I can't comment.

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This is the movie lines about 20 minutes ago.

Guess it ain't dead yet..

 

Just to add, I rarely see Chinese groups here mostly Thai and some Falang.  Generally pretty quiet. 🙂

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On 1/21/2019 at 3:55 PM, EL159 said:

Heres a plug AGAINST the so called Jazz Festival taking place at Promenada this weekend. We went last year and it was an absolute disgrace. Tickets in advance 750 baht each, most of the music wasnt even "Jazz", more like middle of the road instrumental slosh like you get for free in many bars and restaurants ( the one notable exception being the top of the bill band Kamikaze Jazz who were excellent but only played for less than an hour).

Bearing in mind we were PAYING CUSTOMERS we were surprised to have a bag search on entry and were prevented from bringing any of our own food/ drink items inside ( a common practice at all the Jazz festivals I ve ever attended anywhere in the world is that people bring their own picnic type hamper if they wish)

The result of this restriction is that on top of the entry ticket ( almost £20 UK money) you then have only the option of buying food and drink at the exorbitant prices charged by the posse of stalls mostly run by expensive hotels. The only wine available inside last year was a label I recognised from Rimping for 399 baht being sold in there ( not by Rimping) for 1300 baht.

All in all the whole thing was NOT in any way delightful, and was in fact a marketting rip off acompanied by VERY average music. We re not going this year. Wonder why?!

Plus the parking, we arrived very early to do some food shopping quickly at Rimping, the entry first around from the big C area was blocked, the next entrance we drove in but quickly stopped by a security man from the jazz people rudely telling 'cannot come in.

My son said 'We want to buy food at Rmping'. Security guy, 'go to another shopping centre'. As he was talking some patrons appeared walking up the front stairs, they were abruptly told 'cannot go inside, can't sit on the stairs, come back later'.

 

I wonder if the Rimping and other business owners permanently located in the centre are aware of this? 

 

 

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