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Killing the Khaosan goose

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On ‎8‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 3:28 AM, BestB said:

Have to admire the thainess, first they killed it and now they want to hear opinions and ideas to revive it . 

 

Absolutely brilliant way of thinking

NOT allowed to bring people behind on the pick-up - allowed...

NOT allowed to smoke on the Beach - allowed...

NOT allowed With street vendors on Khaosan Road - allowed...

 

Left, right, left, right, left, right....:clap2:

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On 8/11/2018 at 1:59 AM, sanemax said:

Thailand does "get it" , you dont understand that Thailand doesnt want it .

Thailand doesnt want dirty streets and dirty back-packers drinking buckets on the streets until morning time .

   Some people may indeed want "raw" , Thailand doesnt want that

You don't speak for Thais. Repeatedly many Thais have said they do not want lower Suk and areas like KSR reduce to a characterless bland areas devoid of stalls and enterprising ,hard working vendors. Thai people work, eat and trade in such places.  Now the unelected authoritarian bullies are about to destroy the Silom eating culture.  Its a tragedy.  The whole world is watching. The poor suffer. 

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18 hours ago, ttrd said:

NOT allowed to bring people behind on the pick-up - allowed...

NOT allowed to smoke on the Beach - allowed...

NOT allowed With street vendors on Khaosan Road - allowed...

 

Left, right, left, right, left, right....:clap2:

It's not Thainess. It's the idiocy of military mindset all over the world which favours order over freedom, conformity of spontaneity. 

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On 8/12/2018 at 12:35 AM, burningup said:

There is no next place. Nowhere has KSR or even close.

Try Bui Vien walking street in Pham Ngu Lau district, Vietnam. 

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On 8/11/2018 at 6:59 AM, sanemax said:

Thailand does "get it" , you dont understand that Thailand doesnt want it .

Thailand doesnt want dirty streets and dirty back-packers drinking buckets on the streets until morning time .

   Some people may indeed want "raw" , Thailand doesnt want that

What Thailand wants is tourist cash and not to have there people homeless and begging in the streets. Anything done to reduce tourist numbers and take away income from their people is a huge mistake and this government does not “get it”

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On 8/11/2018 at 3:30 AM, sanemax said:

There are a lot more tourists/holidaymakers coming to Thailand these days .

A good few years ago, Thailand was prominently a destination for dollar a day backpackers and they all converged on KSR , backpackers walking abound looking for dives to stay in and spending as little money as possible .

   Tourists, (not back-packers) dont come to Thailand to go to KSR and have 30 Baht noodles on the street .

   The shopping malls are mainly aimed at local Thais and the richer foreigners , back-packers dont tend to go shopping in malls

Simply not true. The backpackers around the KSR were young and wealthy long term travellers which is how Banglampoo became so wealthy. At one time there were no hotels there. Western money has poured into the area for decades. The KSR has already been sanitised,  pedestrianised, cleaned up, gentrified, tamed etc. The last thing it needs is unelected officials doing further damage.

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On 8/14/2018 at 4:15 AM, Kiwisailor said:

Try Bui Vien walking street in Pham Ngu Lau district, Vietnam. 

Pham Ngu in Hanoi closes at 10 pm. Although there are some backer tourists it is a mainly Vietnamese area unlike the KSR. Bui Vien in Saigon has similarities and has a more free wheeling style than the current KSR. It's more like KSR used to be. No filth in uniforms, no state bullies, people smoke dope and inhale NO2 freely. Good hotels are cheap.  The mix of travellers in BV is different. Regular travellers equal back packers. The decisions made about about the KSR have not been made by locals but by thugs with guns and uniforms who are ruining Thailand. The tiny elite will not suffer but the majority of the people are suffering 

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On 8/11/2018 at 6:34 AM, cyberfarang said:

Thailand like many other countries is trying to take it`s tourism industry upmarket. Whereas during the past there were options for both the higher end tourists and for those on budgeted holidays, big business is now muscling in and phasing out budgeted tourism in Thailand. It`s all about big business that wants control and the lion`s share of profits from tourism. Street vendors, local bars, privately owned guest houses and drinking establishments are for them considered bad for business that are taking profits out of the controls of companies. Similar has happened in London over the last 25 years as it has in other countries.

 

Everything now is becoming commercialised, with laws and policies created or used to benefit big business that are deliberately pushing out the small people from the tourist industries. This is what this is all about and I speak from experience.

I think you are right.

 

I consider myself lucky that I lived my twenties in the 1990's (most of it in Thailand), when everything was a lot more fun and relaxed.

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On 8/10/2018 at 7:43 PM, rooster59 said:

While most of the 30-million annual visitors are foreign, not all choose to stay in the area’s hostels, guesthouses and hotels.

If there are 30-million annual visitors, how could they all stay in the accommodation provided in the area?  Of course, they could always double up on the sleeping facilities, i.e. beds, cots, etc.  However, if I recall correctly, have not been to Khao San Road for a few years, there is a police station nearby which could handle the overflow.  'nuf sed.

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On 8/11/2018 at 1:01 AM, mok199 said:

well then ...they will have empty malls and beaches filled with power boats to shuttle the budget tour Chinese and Indians to and from once beautiful prestine islands,  .. the diversity of travelers and expats in over...now it is just a steady flow of budget tourists as Thailand is just a cheap'' holiday machine''..and Thailand owns this absolute F%^k up

Khaosan is an attraction, ive lived in thailand for years and i rarely go but when friends visit ist just somewhere they want to experience, alot fo thai people make their living from khaosan. alot of upset locals and tourists alike, it makes no sense

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14 hours ago, wotsdermatter said:

If there are 30-million annual visitors, how could they all stay in the accommodation provided in the area?  Of course, they could always double up on the sleeping facilities, i.e. beds, cots, etc.  However, if I recall correctly, have not been to Khao San Road for a few years, there is a police station nearby which could handle the overflow.  'nuf sed.

30 million refers to the total number of visitors to the country. Doubt if figures are available for Khaosan, but it'd be a small fraction of this. 

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