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Before and after - artist's impression of the future of Walking Street!

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Docno    3,085
1 hour ago, Geoffggi said:

The government should remember what happened in Singapore when they tore Boogie Street down, the powers that be in Singapore realised it was a mistake and rebuilt Boogie Street but it was never the same.....There is a lesson there!!!

Not quite right. They simply turned that former red light district (Bugis Street of the 60s and 70s) into a shopping centre, much like what this artist is proposing. I lived next to it for several years. No 'rebuilding', just renovation and cleanup. And there have definitely been no working girls or 'girls' there since the place was converted.

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farcanell    1,580
1 hour ago, Lupatria said:

There should be a serious warning on all media regarding the stuff these guys seem to smoke!

Lol... I was thinking TAT should be marketing it as a new gen thai stick.

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craigt3365    18,125
4 minutes ago, topt said:

I am curious craig - how often is Bang Saray's walking street actually that busy?

The times I went to restaurants near there it looked more like a ghost town after 8pm?

Not really sure.  I was there a few months ago and it was insane.  Impossible to find parking.  The action is mainly on the beach road, not necessarily in town, right???

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craigt3365    18,125
1 minute ago, alant said:

The thing about Chiang Mai's walking street, always = only on a Sunday. Have a look at the anusarn every other day

 

Agreed.  But if it was setup differently, with restaurants, shops, etc, like they might do on WS, it'd probably be quite busy???

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topt    1,033

 

5 minutes ago, craigt3365 said:

Not really sure.  I was there a few months ago and it was insane.  Impossible to find parking.  The action is mainly on the beach road, not necessarily in town, right???

Yes I was meaning the road that runs by the sea up to the pier with the couple of restaurants over the sea. Mind you the town is usually very quiet as well - however I avoid weekends.

 

Just had a look at the link -

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Walking Street at Bang Saray Beach is simply the few hundred meters of beach road nearest to the town. It is closed off to traffic on one Sunday per month (at the moment) and transformed into a bustling street market. Currently, the market happens on the first Sunday of the month.

Mind you it was written Jan 2016......

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CGW    732
1 hour ago, Geoffggi said:

The government should remember what happened in Singapore when they tore Boogie Street down, the powers that be in Singapore realised it was a mistake and rebuilt Boogie Street but it was never the same.....There is a lesson there!!!

But! the "New" Bugis Street generates far more taxable income than it ever did before when it was??? a late night drinking Street?

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hobobo    782

Perhaps they should do it in stages: tear down the neon signs, hanging wires and unsightly hoardings on one side of the street, then see where people congregate. If more are on the old, "bad side", forget stage 2! (And restore the "clean new side" to what it was!)

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smudger1951    254

This is the same approach as when they revamped the beach and made took away all its character and places to sit down. The contractors work was terrible and it falls apart. Never mind putting that right just move onto walking st and bugger that up.

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whitemouse    601
1 hour ago, craigt3365 said:

Many on WS now spend no money.  Or very little.  Kinda like the red light district in Amsterdam.  Many walk by, few partake.

 

If they did it properly, it could be very successful.  I quit going to WS several years ago.  Just not my cup of tea.  I know many others who feel the same way.

 

Here's Bang Saray's walking street.  No go go bars.

https://www.mypattayacondo.com/bangsaray-walking-street/

Sunday-Walking-Street-Market-Bansaray-83

 

And Chiang Mai's market.  Always busy with tourists.

http://www.embark.org/thailand/chiang-mai/culture/sunday-market

sunday-market-chiang-mai-thailand.jpg

 

Because once in Bang Saray, or in Chang Mai,  people are forced to go to these dreadful markets,  they have to go somewhere. No one wakes up on a freezing morning  in Sweden in December, and thinks "Oi, I'm gonna buy a ticket to Bang Saray and visit the market there!".  

 

But many, many more people visit Pattaya, and it isn't because our markets. Pattaya is 'extreme' city, because of its unique attractions, and it draws millions. Take that away, and Pattaya will become Bang Saray, a place no one has heard of

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hansnl    2,673
1 hour ago, craigt3365 said:

Many on WS now spend no money.  Or very little.  Kinda like the red light district in Amsterdam.  Many walk by, few partake.

 

If they did it properly, it could be very successful.  I quit going to WS several years ago.  Just not my cup of tea.  I know many others who feel the same way.

 

Here's Bang Saray's walking street.  No go go bars.

https://www.mypattayacondo.com/bangsaray-walking-street/

Sunday-Walking-Street-Market-Bansaray-83

 

And Chiang Mai's market.  Always busy with tourists.

http://www.embark.org/thailand/chiang-mai/culture/sunday-market

sunday-market-chiang-mai-thailand.jpg

You would be very surprised how much money goes on in the Amsterdam district.

That said, the town government is trying to kill off the business.

And now the business goes underground.

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whitemouse    601
1 hour ago, mark01 said:

Hate walking street, so the quicker the change, the better.

Knock it all down and start again.

 

I too dislike it intensely, so I don't go there, you could avoid it too. It's dead end street, easy to avoid, to get to it you have to make an effort.

 

Every popular tourist city has its unique attraction, take that away and place dies. Vegas without casinos is a hole in a desert, Siam Reap without Ankor Wat wouldn't even exist. 

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Toshiba66    483

If they do go ahead with this planned nonsense Its a shame none of us will be here to see it turn around for the better.

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