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Displayed prices are for multiple nights. Check the site for price per night. I see hostels starting at 200b/day and hotels from 500b/day on agoda.

jacko

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  1. And any spare bits that soon will be..... Even the space meant for people and parking in the Malls themselves, end up in the hands of yet more retailers!. The parking space in front of the 7-11 , becomes a plastic crap stall and noodle soup vendor, and soon a few more sqm acquired for tables and chairs.... theres' a spot, put a cocktail VW van on it! Pedestrians pah! Only country I can think of where they build a market over an active railway line.
  2. Perhaps, I struggle to remember. Malls isn't high on my list of tourist attractions. Harbor is likely more popular with me as you hardly have to go into town. I used to use the Laem Chabang one a bit but seem to have lost interest.
  3. Looks like a bit more of the same at the moment, as well as Sterling picking up slightly against the US$.... showing 40.2 baht/ £ right now. I think the China virus hitting Thai tourism is doing this?
  4. I am sitting on some money waiting to transfer into Thailand.... I will probably use Transfewise, although I noticed recently their charges for larger amounts can get high. I also felt the TT exchange rate Bangkok Bank were showing seemed more competitive than it had in the past. So much so the advantage of TW was diminished. Although I still like that your quoted rate gets locked in... it is just the fact of involving a 3rd party always concerns me... I hate giving them the ability to point at each other if something goes wrong. I was also discussing how I didn't have much Sterling cash, which is usually what I convert when I visit Bali. The rate there for Thai baht never looks as good. A friend offered me 41 baht per £. I suppose I need to get rid of the Sterling cash as I hear the UK will be changing all the £20 notes soon.
  5. Yes, for me they are a breathing and cooling opportunity, and to kill a few minutes en-route to a bar.... Central Festival is a cut through when I decide to go grab a bite at the Robin Hood, The Royal Garden has been a decade long opportunity to dry off my shirt when I spot the traffic mess, construction work, motorcycle-taxi blockage and crowds of deadly disease carrying tourists at the Beach Rd and Tai corner. It is supposed to be the entrance to Walking street but is rarely more than a meter wide. T21, once a year, I stay at the Thai Garden Resort and cut through there en-route to the Fireworks.
  6. That is 1 hour 7 minutes into the video, not 1min 7 seconds. Must be using a BA pilot! They will be doing a landing test in a couple of weeks.
  7. There is a point though, it did seem surprising that the 3 latest Malls were built in relatively quick succession around Pattaya, on top of one that didn't appear to be doing well at all. The Central Festival Beach Road, the perpetually vacant Harbor (just up the street from a large popular Mall), then T21. One gets a sense of copycat behaviour towards over supply, like bars and massage places. Or perhaps staking a land claim. Haven't been to two of those for a spell, I just use Big-CX, but have popped into Harbor and am perplexed. I don't see road access to these places improving easily. T21 is nigh impossible for out of towners, as is Central,...or do the locals have a better sense of patience than me and actually like sitting in their cars? So I don't see demand, certainly not now , more a sense of 'build it and they will come, if they can'.
  8. Collingbourne Auctions. https://www.collingbourne-auctioneers.com/
  9. Pretty sure they usually sell other currencies through baht, so you would buy those first.
  10. Not heard mention of it for many years
  11. Just for you and your impending trip mate! Sorry about the reflection.... it's Euro, Euro, GBP, GBP, AUD, JPY, SGD under there.
  12. Just crept over 40 on Yahoo. (And also on Transferwise....)
  13. Must have been Mr Egg I saw shinning up there at 6am the other day!
  14. Seems to have taken a boost overnight....(I am on Thai time of course) . I might get my 40+ yet this month.
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