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55 minutes ago, Liverpool Lou said:

You need to keep up, no chance of that happening, as has been announced and confirmed several times.

Yes, I know. It has been ear marked for a museum. My meaning was that in such a prime location , without continued public interest in preserving it for posterity it might nonetheless get redeveloped.

Imagine another shopping mall going up there that only retained the front facade as an entrance. Awful.

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If you stay here and experience the rising cost of living then it seems it is not as cheap as it used to be.   A long holiday to your home country should put this into better perspective.

After being here for 16 years I thought it an idea to go over all the issues I see with Thailand, most of which were not here when I arrived.   To all those who say 'go home then', well ther

Geez, who ever told you that everything remains the same? Things change!   It seems like many of your complaints are easily solved - - - if you just had more money.    The world ch

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18 hours ago, Denim said:

Yes, I know. It has been ear marked for a museum. My meaning was that in such a prime location , without continued public interest in preserving it for posterity it might nonetheless get redeveloped.

"...without continued public interest in preserving it for posterity it might nonetheless get redeveloped".

There's been no evidence of that happening, at all.

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On 9/22/2021 at 9:33 AM, 1FinickyOne said:

What I see on that subject is this: farang can tend to get angry and "go off" in very impolite ways and make large public displays of their often unjustified anger in ways that a Thai never would. This is witnessed as a great embarrassment and for some Thai, having to deal w/a farang, they are afraid that the farang is going to get angry... for whatever reason, reasonable or not.. 

 

i.e. - An old farang in the mall screaming wildly at a bank manager [who should be respected] about an ATM card - which has not been replaced for a year - - and I think it might have been at a bank from his home country... and had nothing to do w/the bank manager he was berating loudly in public.. 

Would like to point out Thai can get very angry and shoot or hack at you with a machete over similar foolish disputes, but will agree there's less shouting involved.

 

Would also point out dementia among the elderly often displays itself as 'screaming wildly', I always remove myself from such scenes before one of the Thais pulls their gun and starts shooting randomly. Back in his home country he wouldn't get this opportunity as nearly all the banks closed (at least in the UK they have). 

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On 9/21/2021 at 1:03 PM, Boarn said:

a night out in 'Bangkok' runs 4x to 5x want it did in 2005.

 

On 9/21/2021 at 1:03 PM, Boarn said:

lower Sukhumvit, a Western meal, looked at the menu and saw fish and chips for 69 baht. I assumed this must be a tiny portion and ended up ordering 3 meals and about 4 beers, the bill was 520 baht,

So, 2000-2500 now, for 3 big Western meals with 4 beers, on lower Suk.

 

Outrageous! 😂

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48 minutes ago, rumak said:

And after 27 years (actually a few more than that)  many of us guys , looking at the world.... and looking at our selves.......  might just be singing that old favorite  " should I stay or should i go ".

 

sitting at home,  looking at thaivisa................ jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez 

yes,  time machines ,  now that i could invest in

OH GOD !   The Clash.  I forgot that song until just now.

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34 minutes ago, JeffersLos said:

 

So, 2000-2500 now, for 3 big Western meals with 4 beers, on lower Suk.

 

Outrageous! 😂

The thing is for Thailand it actually is, more than outrageous in fact, defeats the whole purpose of the country, for me anyway. The ability to live for pocket change made do for all the nonsense.

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18 hours ago, BritManToo said:

3. I still find it really cheap, took my family out to a local lake yesterday and we sat in a hut over the lake with a table filled with food and drink. The setting was beautiful, the food was great, the beer came in buckets (Shhhhhh), and it only cost 1,000bht for the four of us. Hardly expensive by anyone's standards.

If it's the one I'm thinking of ( it was actually a reservoir ) north of the city, I went there many times with my wife and her ( female ) friend. Very nice for a day out. We didn't usually sit in the huts, as wife made a picnic, and we'd sit on the grass somewhere. After eating she'd gossip with her friend and I'd go to sleep till time to go home.

Think it cost 20 baht to enter the park or something like that, but I could be wrong.

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4 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Huay Tung Tao lake, entry is 20bht Thai, 50bht foreigner, free over 60yo.

My entire family love it, after lunch we go and walk around the straw animals.

There's also a big waterfall 2Km up a hiking trail.

 

Best place in the world to eat, no need to ever go to another restaurant.

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Just checked on a map and it does appear that it is the lake I went to. Had some happy times there while my marriage was still good.

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On 9/22/2021 at 2:03 PM, possum1931 said:

to put a tent up in a camp site a common charge now is 12 pounds per person.

I took a trip to Khao Yai National Park with my son last year, 9 pounds each to get in. I also had to pay for the car just over a quid and then 4 quid each to pitch the tent.

Rained all night, just like the UK.

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46 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

If it's the one I'm thinking of ( it was actually a reservoir ) north of the city, I went there many times with my wife and her ( female ) friend. Very nice for a day out. We didn't usually sit in the huts, as wife made a picnic, and we'd sit on the grass somewhere. After eating she'd gossip with her friend and I'd go to sleep till time to go home.

Think it cost 20 baht to enter the park or something like that, but I could be wrong.

   Lake Mabprachan (also a reservoir) in the northern part of the Darkside has added a very nice paved walking and biking trail that runs along the lake.  In addition to the park already there, they are currently improving another area near Flowerland that highlights a large pond.  Lots more parking is being added with new lighting and the road is also being improved.  Very popular on weekends and in the evenings with both Thais and expats.  

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