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Pattaya: The New Walking Street - so much more than just cable burying, says mayor

 

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Image: Sophon Cable TV

 

An upbeat Mayor Sontaya Khunpluem in Pattaya has said that the work being done on Walking Street is so much more than just cable burying. 

 

He's going to transform the street into something "suay ngaam" (beautiful) that the resort can be proud of.

 

While he stopped just short of calling it the eighth wonder of the modern world he was buoyant with optimism.

 

The road surface was going to be completely renewed, he said and that included the drain and pipe covers. 

 

No stone would be left unturned (well, you know what we mean) to upgrade the ENTIRE length of the street.

 

Not just that.

 

A study is being done to install a domed roof over the street that will keep everyone dry and enable all sorts of activities to happen there.

 

All that is missing are the tourists, and those will be back later in the year in their familiar droves. 

 

For now the mayor encouraged visitors to take pictures of the street as it looks at the moment.

 

Then come back at the end of the year and take some more.

 

The before and afters will really show what he's talking about!

 

Mayor Sontaya was talking to Sophon Cable TV who published pictures of him giving a thumbs up by a large hole with brightly clad ladies on the left and officials in more somber tones on the right. 

 

Critics online - especially expats in Pattaya on Thaivisa - have expressed a degree of skepticism about the plans.

 

One or two even unkindly liked the mayor's efforts to putting lipstick on a pig.

 

Just you wait!

 

Source: Sophon Cable TV

 

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so when the first rains after reopening, and the place is full of almost sober people in rubber thongs... 

 - are the tiles in the OP photo 'proven' non-slip? 

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34 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

They need to bury the sex trade as well

don't be daft, how will Falang meet wives? 

 

on the subject of walking street, the surface had deteriorated the last year so it needed upgrading anyway

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59 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Pattaya: The New Walking Street - so much more than just cable burying, says mayor

Of course. It's about be become Miami, Singapore, and Dubai all rolled into the a package the induce the richest people in the world to visit.  But - better start by repairing the third-world sidewalks. 

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7 minutes ago, connda said:

Of course. It's about be become Miami, Singapore, and Dubai all rolled into the a package the induce the richest people in the world to visit.  But - better start by repairing the third-world sidewalks. 

Surely we need to wait for Bill Gates to say what a mess they are before that happens?

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13 minutes ago, connda said:

Of course. It's about be become Miami, Singapore, and Dubai all rolled into the a package the induce the richest people in the world to visit.  But - better start by repairing the third-world sidewalks. 

They might start to repair the sidewalks in Soi Buakhao first because it is easy to repair them... 

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1 hour ago, Orton Rd said:

They need to bury the sex trade as well

No. They need to legalized it and place it on a pedestal and reap the rewards of regulating and taxing it.  Moralist have such a narrow view.  The underground trade creates corruption.  Over-the-board and legal trade creates opportunities.

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 

An upbeat Mayor Sontaya Khunpluem in Pattaya has said that the work being done on Walking Street is so much more than just cable burying

 

So glad they did not say cable laying ..

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 

No stone would be left unturned (well, you know what we mean) to upgrade the ENTIRE length of the street

 

Roll away the stone then .. 

 

as Mott the Hoople once sang ..

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 

For now the mayor encouraged visitors to take pictures of the street as it looks at the moment

 

2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 

All that is missing are the tourists, and those will be back later in the year in their familiar droves

 

If the smutty tourists ever make it back they'll be looking into different holes to the one in the pic' ..

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Walking street used to be the main attraction in many tourist brochures, it was probably the biggest attraction in Pattaya the late 90’s early 2000’s

 

So they think it still holds a relevance to attract tourists.

Good luck with that

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Walking street without bars and girls and music will be dead.

 

They know why people came to Pats. They don't know who will be interested to come Pas without Walking street as it was known in happy days.

 

They killed the golden goose - may be in future they will have a meager sparrow

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3 hours ago, rooster59 said:

All that is missing are the tourists, and those will be back later in the year in their familiar droves. 

 

That's what they said last spring, when they shut down "for a few weeks to flatten the curve".

 

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13 minutes ago, sweatalot said:

Walking street without bars and girls and music will be dead.

 

They know why people came to Pats. They don't know who will be interested to come Pas without Walking street as it was known in happy days.

 

They killed the golden goose - may be in future they will have a meager sparrow

They can move the bars to a different location and make there for instance nice restaurants with sea view. The customers of todays Walking Street are interested in nice girls and not so much in sea views. This prime location is a waste for the purpose it has today. But anyhow - I doubt that there will be much change. Will illegal buildings be removed this time? I think I know the answer...

 

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