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    Frankly, if a smattering of places were open, seems a great time to be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Rawai (of which Nai Harn is part) and Chalong have significant resident expat populations, hence the popular venues doing OK. Other clusters of expats are scattered around the island, though in places like Bang Tao, although quite residential, tend to be holiday homes and hence very quiet.

    Nai Harn beach is one of the best on the island. A fairly sheltered bay, at this time of year it's largely sheltered from the current westerly monsoon that in previous years caused so many drowning deaths on the west coast.
    What kind of people make up these expat communities ? Europeans or mostly pan Asia ? Just street viewing on Google earth. Lots of Euro's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    What kind of people make up these expat communities ? Europeans or mostly pan Asia ?
    Western rather than solely Europeans. Lots of Aus/NZ, quite a few US. Quite a few do have businesses or work. The Asian expats typically are around the north west (Chinese for condos, Singaporeans for golf). Rawai has quite a significant Russian population, many of whom use Nai Harn beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Just street viewing on Google earth. Lots of Euro's

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Frankly, if a smattering of places were open, seems a great time to be there.
    Agreed, particularly for day trips to the islands, though the weather this month is pretty mixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I just happened to be on the beach via Google earth, and everyone was as white as a ghost , so I said it in passing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Just street viewing on Google earth. Lots of Euro's
    Those streetview shots were taken yesterday? Could you see the Ukranian whores you are pining for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    i dont think that at all. I just meant compared to Phuket. I think Pattaya is one of the most enjoyable places in the world. I spend most of my time defending Pattaya
    For the tourism sector to work, it requires incoming foreign tourists. Thailand was never estabished to succeed on domestic tourism zone.
    Tourism is just one sector to suffer, but not the only one. Manufacturing and financial sectors are also suffering.
    Very few Asian nations have a structure designed to combat an indiscriminate viral pandemic. Even the best regulated nations are suffering losses, like Singapore for example.

    Asia does not have a welfare or social safety net funded by government. Is someone loses their job, with no idea when they can get another, they cannot continue to pay rent and feed their family without income.
    These people generally go home for the only welfare solution open to them. The family.
    That cannot survive the rigours of long term problems at a global level.

    The solutions will move from medical prophylaxis to, the survival of the economy. The alternatives are too horrible to contemplate.

    Your small minded world in pursuit of hedonism is already, insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

    Its interesting that in countries where financial assistance from government is available, the family welfare system barely exists, and they are already experiencing a degree of anarchy, looting and a breakdown of the justice system.

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    so imgur doesnt work on TD and i cant get pics to upload

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    Pissing it down raining at the moment and I am brick laying.

    Bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Pissing it down raining at the moment and I am brick laying.

    Bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    When the tourism finally comes back, several expats living in Pattaya & Phuket will likely not be as happy as they are now. But others will be ecstatic.

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    For we expats who chose Pattaya as a retirement venue over Bangkok because of obvious environmental concerns the current hiatus is certainly paying more dividends - the beaches, the roads, the malls, the restaurants and pubs that are still open, are all a pleasure if one prizes calm peacefulness and the absence of ghastly Asian tourists, their horrible squawking, screaming brats and the lumpen awfulness of oikish blue collar, knuckle-dragging, fat bellied Western mongers sporting summer wear more suited to street urchins.

    But there is no escaping it, it is moribund and the oddness of deserted streets, empty hotels, closed bars etc and beaches without any activity whatsoever soon gives way to the inescapable and looming fact, if this carries on for much longer the remainder of what is open will also collapse. At present, the higher end hotels that are doing business are only sustained by the government's 50% discount scheme utilised by the Thai at weekends - when that finishes it will mean closure for sure and Pattaya will die because without the weekend domestic trade there will b no meaningful trade at all.

    Central Bangkok is of course a different bowl of prawns with its large reservoir of indigenous consumers and is the polar opposite in terms of ambience.

    But the provincial resorts are slowly dying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    For we expats who chose Pattaya as a retirement venue over Bangkok because of obvious environmental concerns the current hiatus is certainly paying more dividends - the beaches, the roads, the malls, the restaurants and pubs that are still open, are all a pleasure if one prizes calm peacefulness and the absence of ghastly Asian tourists, their horrible squawking, screaming brats and the lumpen awfulness of oikish blue collar, knuckle-dragging, fat bellied Western mongers sporting summer wear more suited to street urchins.

    But there is no escaping it, it is moribund and the oddness of deserted streets, empty hotels, closed bars etc and beaches without any activity whatsoever soon gives way to the inescapable and looming fact, if this carries on for much longer the remainder of what is open will also collapse. At present, the higher end hotels that are doing business are only sustained by the government's 50% discount scheme utilised by the Thai at weekends - when that finishes it will mean closure for sure and Pattaya will die because without the weekend domestic trade there will b no meaningful trade at all.

    Central Bangkok is of course a different bowl of prawns with its large reservoir of indigenous consumers and is the polar opposite in terms of ambience.

    But the provincial resorts are slowly dying
    Such prescience wrapped in impotent rage. Surprised it took you so long to work it out. Hahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Such prescience wrapped in impotent rage. Surprised it took you so long to work it out. Hahahahaha
    I wonder what he does all day

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    Chas, have you not thought about an early termination ending what clearly is an utterly futile existence spent in solitary frazzldom amid kindred losers??

    A geriatric beach bum with all the intellectual acuity of a dormant gerbil teetering on the precipice of oblivion ....you might as well jump now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    It does seem that way if you don't know any better, or think Pattaya is nothing more than Walking Street and Soi 6. With your own transport and a little knowledge, there's an entirely different side that tourists don't get to see.
    Indeed there is. Had a kneez up with the dill meister and his lovely wife in the " Darkside" had never heard of that part of pattaya before. Awesome area. I had been seeing pattaya through the bottom.of a beer glass but nice to see it again through the botyom of a beer glass in differrebt splace. Yeah . We drank yo mut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Chas, have you not thought about an early termination ending what clearly is an utterly futile existence spent in solitary frazzldom amid kindred losers??

    A geriatric beach bum with all the intellectual acuity of a dormant gerbil teetering on the precipice of oblivion ....you might as well jump now.


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    First of them month and the pension check comes through. The guy on the far right would be doing your babe Skidmark. Hoes be hoes dont cha know..

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    raging boner

    First of them month and the pension check comes through. The guy on the far right would be doing your babe Skidmark.
    well, at least they can find the company of real flesh should they wish, instead of furtively pulling off into a mouldy sock whilst drooling to blondeteencheerleaderdeepthroat.com like you do.

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    2nd one in from the left. That's gotta be thegent

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    1st guy on left is trying to remember where he met the ladyboy that fucked off out of his room with phone and wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    raging boner



    well, at least they can find the company of real flesh should they wish, instead of furtively pulling off into a mouldy sock whilst drooling to blondeteencheerleaderdeepthroat.com like you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    raging boner



    well, at least they can find the company of real flesh should they wish, instead of furtively pulling off into a mouldy sock whilst drooling to blondeteencheerleaderdeepthroat.com like you do.
    bs, that site can't be reached!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    bs, that site can't be reached!
    Leave him to his fantasy, jabir.

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