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World Class Pattaya: State of the art light rail network to meet incoming tourists


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1 hour ago, Burma Bill said:

Interesting, but I wonder how many bars, restaurants, other retail outlets and condo apartments will be blocked from sunlight by a monstrous elevated monorail system outside their front doors and windows?

Need that extra sunlight - not hot enough here without it.  

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Pattaya!  World Class!  World Class What?

If Pattaya has anything World Class about it, then I will be the next King of England........

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6 hours ago, Jane Dough said:

Ha...maybe the tracks will go under the Pacific. Will 70 billion be enough?

 

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Stealing the sky-train project from Los Angeles or just borrowed it?

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10 hours ago, jacko45k said:

I thought it was destined to be rather far out to the East beyond the lake. 

And you will need a special baht bus to get to it.

At a special premium price....

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4 hours ago, dallen52 said:

Where does the money come from?

I don't know any one who pays taxes in pattaya. 

 

Chinese investors again, no doubt. 

 

Walking street will be renamed monorail street.

When it comes to implementing agenda 21 and agenda 2030 there is virtually unlimited money East and West....Like where ever your from I bet they are putting in very expensive bike lanes witch there seem to be unlimed money for......

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3 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

To handle the millions of Chinese tourists that will come to gamble.  Chinese people are taking all of their money out of China and buying up everything in Pattaya so it is just a matter of time before the Casinos are built.   China is very unstable now with the US trade war and the Hong Kong thing.  Pattaya is a good alternative.  

That would be horrible...

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Anytime a nation engages in this kind of significant infrastructure improvement, in the long run it has to be a good thing, regardless of the cost. It is very hard to get around quickly in this country. The roads are really congested, by a massive and totally unnecessary (if they had improved the rails decades ago, much cargo could be moved by rail) amount of truck traffic. The current railway is slow and antiquated beyond the reaches of one's imagination. Many areas are not accessible by air. So, this nationwide fast rail system makes alot of sense. I sure hope it happens soon. 

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4 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

Anytime a nation engages in this kind of significant infrastructure improvement, in the long run it has to be a good thing, regardless of the cost. It is very hard to get around quickly in this country. The roads are really congested, by a massive and totally unnecessary (if they had improved the rails decades ago, much cargo could be moved by rail) amount of truck traffic. The current railway is slow and antiquated beyond the reaches of one's imagination. Many areas are not accessible by air. So, this nationwide fast rail system makes alot of sense. I sure hope it happens soon. 

 

good points. they certainly missed opportunities to move the population, tourists and goods efficiently round the country by not investing in the rail infrastructure and rolling stock.

 

the MRT & BTS are about 20 years behind where they should be (and it's still going to be years before they connect all the main bangkok transport hubs to give a truly integrated public transport system), and now many major cities around the world have invested in trams, which bangkok will get round to in about 20 years. playing catch up is just how things are here.

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3 hours ago, nickmondo said:

Pattaya!  World Class!  World Class What?

If Pattaya has anything World Class about it, then I will be the next King of England........

Get your crown out because Pattaya has world class hotels, dining and shopping malls.  And on a personal note, I lived in Pattaya for many years and the town saved my life.  I got there a discarded, disappointed, disjointed derelict.  After a couple years I was a handsome young man again with spring in my step and a reason to get up every morning.  I'd been to a variety of expensive doctors in America who did nothing - nothing to help me even with their pills and polished diplomas.  

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11 hours ago, Jane Dough said:

Pattaya would be thoroughly improved if it became more like Bangkok.

 

Look West young man!

 

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But we already have a Bangkok. For people who prefer Bangkok, they can go to Bangkok. If you already like Pattaya, you don't want it to be another Bangkok. Am I wrong?

 

Personally I prefer Bangkok, but Pattaya is good for an occasional change of pace.

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The baht busses work well, just get rid of the big tour buses parking on the side of the roads in town. Build an overnight parking area on the Dark Side. Baht buses can shuttle Chinese tourists from there.

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Wait till the baht bus drivers get wind of this! Anyone remember when the city was doing a trial run with aircon buses? Baht bus drivers made it extremely hard for the buses to run normal routes..........what a surprise! 

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Ah, is it time to flog the monorail idea again already? I cannot even remember when I first read about it. Not a lot of progress in the meantime, if any.

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13 hours ago, Cobby said:

The one question I ask is why now 

or why full stop 

the Chinese all arrive by bus 

also most of the Indians 

most of Europe Australia and America have stopped coming and now go to other Asian countries where they are welcomed and Te exchange rate is so much better than the inflated Thai bht

i have visited and lived in Thailand for the last 20 years this is the worst period in that time I have ever experienced I feel so sorry for the average Thai having to suffer with the lack of tourist who spend money with them 

Pattaya is like a ghost town now empty bars empty shops empty streets  so sad for once a fantastic country country 🙏🙏

 

 

 

My friend was just there and he said all the pretty girls were taken by Chinese tourists and they all charged 2x 3x the usual prices. Seems like the girls are thriving?

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2 hours ago, hobz said:

My friend was just there and he said all the pretty girls were taken by Chinese tourists and they all charged 2x 3x the usual prices. Seems like the girls are thriving?

That sounds unlikely. Chinese tourists are usually in large groups being herded around and stay together. More likely Japanese, Korean, maybe HK and Taiwan or Singaporean Chinese. 

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10 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

Get your crown out because Pattaya has world class hotels, dining and shopping malls.  And on a personal note, I lived in Pattaya for many years and the town saved my life.  I got there a discarded, disappointed, disjointed derelict.  After a couple years I was a handsome young man again with spring in my step and a reason to get up every morning.  I'd been to a variety of expensive doctors in America who did nothing - nothing to help me even with their pills and polished diplomas.  

Pattaya is one of the few cities in the world, that can make an ordinary man, who is getting on in his years, feel like Pete Townsend, or Mick Jagger, while walking down the street!

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Look at all this high dollar development around Bangkok.  There was talk about high speed trains for the North and the East, but it seems to have been forgotten -- only crumbs for the North and the East.  Wasn't it exactly this sort of thing that caused the political revolution that brought Thaksin to power?  "They" are doing it again.  "They" never learn.

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4 hours ago, hobz said:

My friend was just there and he said all the pretty girls were taken by Chinese tourists and they all charged 2x 3x the usual prices. Seems like the girls are thriving?

Three X the price for 1/3 the length?   555

 

Is that like 9 X the money?

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21 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

Hey! That's Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles.

 

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I was gonna say, that looks more like North America than Thailand.

Ah well, whatever gets votes!

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All for it BUT either one means more traffic jams.

 

If it’s a tram, roads are already narrow, laying tracks will create massive gridlocks.

 

same applies to elevated system , not to mention flooding.

 

hope I see either one operational in my life time 

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some months ago there was talk of a TRAM system.....this seems to have died a death....now they talk of a system ABOVE ground !!!! 

WILL never happen in both cases !!!.....

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9 hours ago, Caldera said:

Ah, is it time to flog the monorail idea again already? I cannot even remember when I first read about it. Not a lot of progress in the meantime, if any.

NONE at all.....and never will be....takes years to plan and construct....just, possibly another plan to fill empty pockets with MONEY !!!

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