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Neo Pattaya: Project to transform resort into state the art metropolis begins - starting with Walking Street

 

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Locals in Pattaya have been given a first glimpse of the grand plans to transform the resort into a modern, state of the art metropolis.

 

The ambitious ‘Neo Pattaya’ project began in earnest on Saturday when municipal staff erected new signage at the entrance to Pattaya’s famous Walking Street.

 

First announced in October 2020, Neo Pattaya is the brainchild of the resort’s mayor, Sontaya Khunpluem, who has already set aside some 80 billion baht in public funds, in addition to private investment.

 

Neo Pattaya consists of seven major infrastructure projects, the highlights of which include a monorail and a complete transformation of the Bali Hai and Walking Street areas. 

 

There will also be 20 billion spent improving the resort’s drainage and sewage systems and a 500 million baht boost to its IT infrastructure.

 

Some 50 billion baht will be spent on the monorail project which will connect with the new high speed train to Bangkok and offer three tramlines along 34 kilometres of routes around the city.

 

The Bali Hai and Walking street areas are also set for a significant makeover.

 

A new “cruise terminal” and port will be built alongside Bali Hai suitable to carry both cargo and passenger traffic,  while Walking Street is set to become a “modern entertainment area” with walking areas, recreation, shops and restaurants.

 

The news comes as City Hall officials earlier this week announced plans to spruce up Walking Street in time Chinese New Year.

 

Despite there being a complete lack of tourists in the city, Chinese or otherwise, municipal officials say now is the perfect time to set about cleaning up Walking Street, which at present is all but shuttered due to COVID-19.
 

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"Walking Street is set to become a “modern entertainment area” with walking areas, recreation, shops and restaurants."

 

So none of the existing entertainment businesses then?

Possibly a future for the Avenue after all

 

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It is quite possible that Chinese investors will buy a lot of bankrupt businesses on WS. Everything could then go very quickly.
Let's not forget that covid has had almost no economic impact on China.

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That is only an idea. A theory.

My point is, before there came millions of tourists each year, generated a sum of money.

Do you believe, the will regenerate the same money with that idea???

 

I don't think so.

 

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Neo Pattaya: Project to transform resort into state the art metropolis begins - starting with Walking Street

 

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Locals in Pattaya have been given a first glimpse of the grand plans to transform the resort into a modern, state of the art metropolis.

 

The ambitious ‘Neo Pattaya’ project began in earnest on Saturday when municipal staff erected new signage at the entrance to Pattaya’s famous Walking Street.

 

First announced in October 2020, Neo Pattaya is the brainchild of the resort’s mayor, Sontaya Khunpluem, who has already set aside some 80 billion baht in public funds, in addition to private investment.

 

Neo Pattaya consists of seven major infrastructure projects, the highlights of which include a monorail and a complete transformation of the Bali Hai and Walking Street areas. 

 

There will also be 20 billion spent improving the resort’s drainage and sewage systems and a 500 million baht boost to its IT infrastructure.

 

Some 50 billion baht will be spent on the monorail project which will connect with the new high speed train to Bangkok and offer three tramlines along 34 kilometres of routes around the city.

 

The Bali Hai and Walking street areas are also set for a significant makeover.

 

A new “cruise terminal” and port will be built alongside Bali Hai suitable to carry both cargo and passenger traffic,  while Walking Street is set to become a “modern entertainment area” with walking areas, recreation, shops and restaurants.

 

The news comes as City Hall officials earlier this week announced plans to spruce up Walking Street in time Chinese New Year.

 

Despite there being a complete lack of tourists in the city, Chinese or otherwise, municipal officials say now is the perfect time to set about cleaning up Walking Street, which at present is all but shuttered due to COVID-19.
 

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I really welcome the plan to convert Pattaya from a sex industry center into an attractive city for residents and tourists. However, I would add one suggestion, can you please make the pavements everywhere more easily and safely walkable. I don't live in Pattaya, but I do own a holiday condo there and I often find going for a walk, even on the beach pavements in Jomtien, unsafe.  Just a constructive suggestion.

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 Walking Street is set to become a “modern entertainment area” with walking areas, recreation, shops and restaurants.

 

 

So Walking Street will stop to be Walking Street, only "walking areas" !

It was the only soi you can walk without problem with car on motorbike drive on you...

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1 hour ago, Spellforce said:

It is quite possible that Chinese investors will buy a lot of bankrupt businesses on WS. Everything could then go very quickly.
Let's not forget that covid has had almost no economic impact on China.

You are incorrect , do a lil more research don’t believe CHINA , not that Rosy 

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Neo Pattaya is the brainchild of the resort’s mayor, Sontaya Khunpluem, who has already set aside some 80 billion baht in public funds

 

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Is there any money in those billions of baht to buy buses for all the red "Bus Stop" signs they've painted on streets all around town, taking up precious parking spaces, or are these stops just a ruse to ticket parked cars and raise money for the city (or the cops)?

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They are aware that Chinese New Year is on the 12th February, so anybody not in Quarantine by next Wednesday isn't going to make the celebrations... 

 

But, if they ever wanted to re-invent Pattaya (especially the beach area & Walking Street) then now is the time to do it... Hopefully it will be ready for CNY 2022

   

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I think there is a lot of wishful thinking , who is going to  be the clientele . I think Pattaya is dreaming of high end tourists , no rows of open bars with bargirls and ladyboys to entertain . Pattaya has a long standing reputation as a middle market fun city , they risk losing the regular market and the posh end may not materialize .

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This transformation will kill "Walking Street" and make it to another center for certain groups to make money -

while common people are shunted aside .

the Street Car idea is good , but it will cause "unemployed" Baht bus drivers - who as of now are suffering already.

The connections between 3 airports might be a long time to come ,

if any . Better decide on limited Casino development like

in Singapore with strict controls .

Locally owned small business might be 80% dead by then , so the Chinese can scoop them up " cheaply " .... 

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On 1/24/2021 at 2:38 PM, kg1947 said:

 Better decide on limited Casino development like

in Singapore with strict controls .

 

welcome to thailand my friend. 

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metropolis
[məˈträp(ə)ləs]
NOUN
  1. the capital or chief city of a country or region.
    synonyms:
    capital (city) · chief town · state/regional/provincial capital · county town · county borough · administrative center
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52 minutes ago, abrahamzvi said:

I really welcome the plan to convert Pattaya from a sex industry center into an attractive city for residents and tourists. However, I would add one suggestion, can you please make the pavements everywhere more easily and safely walkable. I don't live in Pattaya, but I do own a holiday condo there and I often find going for a walk, even on the beach pavements in Jomtien, unsafe.  Just a constructive suggestion.

... or Construction suggestion 

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1 hour ago, abrahamzvi said:

I really welcome the plan to convert Pattaya from a sex industry center into an attractive city for residents and tourists. However, I would add one suggestion, can you please make the pavements everywhere more easily and safely walkable. I don't live in Pattaya, but I do own a holiday condo there and I often find going for a walk, even on the beach pavements in Jomtien, unsafe.  Just a constructive suggestion.

What's wrong with a sex industry center? It brought millions of tourists year after year.

I would say never change a winning horse

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