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Thats it. Upcoming trip is my last after 25 years. Just stupidity beyond belief, lunancy beyond imagination this will completely kill off the few remaining expats

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I walk Jomtien Beach early mornings 3 or 4 times a week. It is uplifting to see the vendors doing their daily prep by cleaning the floats-om & jetsam that drifted in overnight.  It is a hellish amount of debris that sits on the unattended stretches,  for days at a time. The weekly half-hearted scratching of the city crew is not enough to make the beaches presentable. Chair vendors have a vested interest in keeping the shores tidy. So they make sure their patch is clean.  And now losing 2 days of revenue  - as many have pointed out - necessitated this segment of the labour force to look else where to put food on their table. And that is not likely to end well.

 

I can't help but wonder if there is a "garbage barge" dropping off each days haul out at sea and whatever doesn't sink  comes in to the shores overnight. An examination of the wide variety of  junk on the morning beaches, by my Bangkok students on a science theme one year,  left no doubt that this debris was not just the odd candy bar wrapper, thrown over the side by a overnight fisherman. Another conspiracy theory waiting to be adopted :)

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I walk Jomtien Beach early mornings 3 or 4 times a week. It is uplifting to see the vendors doing their daily prep by cleaning the floats-om & jetsam that drifted in overnight.  It is a hellish amount of debris that sits on the unattended stretches,  for days at a time. The weekly half-hearted scratching of the city crew is not enough to make the beaches presentable. Chair vendors have a vested interest in keeping the shores tidy. So they make sure their patch is clean.  And now losing 2 days of revenue  - as many have pointed out - necessitated this segment of the labour force to look else where to put food on their table. And that is not likely to end well.
 
I can't help but wonder if there is a "garbage barge" dropping off each days haul out at sea and whatever doesn't sink  comes in to the shores overnight. An examination of the wide variety of  junk on the morning beaches, by my Bangkok students on a science theme one year,  left no doubt that this debris was not just the odd candy bar wrapper, thrown over the side by a overnight fisherman. Another conspiracy theory waiting to be adopted :)
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I went there Tuesday and watched them take all the chairs away. Then on Wensday there was rubbish everywhere at the same time. I wonder what's it like today.

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The Thais at the beach are up to there normal bizarre business logic. I had a walk past the chairs last Friday at about 3pm all the patches are smaller with about half the chairs. I Just came down here it's very early 9am it's empty everywhere. I asked in the first place 1 person please 80THB she said. I said it 40THB no 80THB OK bye. Next place the same. OK why now 80THB I already knew the answer "only little bit chairs" but it will be empty later I said and then I just laughed and walked of. The next place 40THB. So some of them are up to strange Thai businesses practice of trying to get more money from there existing customers when there money goes down . I am not sure if the price has doubled or they want to charge me for 2 chairs. But both ways they are still going to loose out. Oh well TIT

 

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Should also require them to put the price of a chair either posted or on the food menu.
I hate to complain about 40 baht, but when I'm finished drinking a couple the last thing I want to see on the chit is an added on fee for sitting in the chair I did not know about.

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Thats it. Upcoming trip is my last after 25 years. Just stupidity beyond belief, lunancy beyond imagination this will completely kill off the few remaining expats

What will?

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On 30/06/2017 at 6:23 AM, Jim Turner Mad Punx said:

Should also require them to put the price of a chair either posted or on the food menu.
I hate to complain about 40 baht, but when I'm finished drinking a couple the last thing I want to see on the chit is an added on fee for sitting in the chair I did not know about.

for christs sake !!

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On 30/06/2017 at 3:34 AM, juice777 said:

The Thais at the beach are up to there normal bizarre business logic. I had a walk past the chairs last Friday at about 3pm all the patches are smaller with about half the chairs. I Just came down here it's very early 9am it's empty everywhere. I asked in the first place 1 person please 80THB she said. I said it 40THB no 80THB OK bye. Next place the same. OK why now 80THB I already knew the answer "only little bit chairs" but it will be empty later I said and then I just laughed and walked of. The next place 40THB. So some of them are up to strange Thai businesses practice of trying to get more money from there existing customers when there money goes down . I am not sure if the price has doubled or they want to charge me for 2 chairs. But both ways they are still going to loose out. Oh well TIT

 

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just come back from usual concession exact same size and position as before. 40 baht as always and no they are not required to take the stacked deckchairs and umbrellas away on tuesday evening. It was advisable but not compulsary straight from the horses mouth

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just come back from usual concession exact same size and position as before. 40 baht as always and no they are not required to take the stacked deckchairs and umbrellas away on tuesday evening. It was advisable but not compulsary straight from the horses mouth

Well I saw them doing it a few Tuesday ago at Jomtien Beach. And askd one what was going on and she said they have to. Do you really think they would go through all that if they didn't have to it was chaos . There was chairs everywhere on the side walk.Maybe they have relaxed it already but I doubt it. And the patches are definitely half the size at Jomtien Beach. And that was from the horses mouth as well. 20170620_184006.jpg

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I have already posted on the other thread that at bottom of soi 2/3/4/5 last tuesday/wednesday/thursday nights on pattaya beach they were still stacked on all 3 nights in normal position. Not saying others didnt comply but these didnt because it was advisary only

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I will add that the "only put a chair up at request" is totally void as well.  Every concession had the entire stock up as per normal in the areas I named plus they certainly were not smaller in size either

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Update: Closures now back to just one day only - Wednesday. Most beach chair businesses were open yesterday. From Monday some pitches are being moved to new locations.

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On 6/18/2017 at 9:45 AM, impulse said:

 

This statement intrigues me.  I was always under the impression that the vendors paid someone under the table to look the other way, as opposed to pumping some transparent rent money into the public coffers.  Anyone know how that works?  (no guesses- just no-kidding knows).  Kind of puts the nail in the oft used statement that "beaches belong to the Royal Family and vendors have no right" if they're paying rent above board

 

I was under the impression that the royal land extends till the top of the water line (plus maybe a couple of metres). The concessions in Pattaya are legitimately obtained from city hall.

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