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Where to buy a newspaper in English (Bangkok Post) ?


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I was buying the daily newspaper, Bangkok Post, from a tiny news stand on Soi Buckao, about 20 meters south of Soi Diana, west side of the soi.

However, a few days ago, the lady vendor told me that she was getting an operation on both of her eyes on Dec 23.  She did not know when she would be well enough to work again.  She did not understand my question on her type of eye problem, like cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal tear, etc. 

Also, she said that the owner was raising the rent on her space.  She doubted that she could pay the higher rent.  She said that she was going to try to negotiate a lower rent.

It seems that a nearby business would offer her sidewalk space in order to get the foot traffic of her customers.  But, I did not get a chance to offer her this possibility.

This morning, I went to Soi 13/2 (Post Office) to buy a Bangkok Post.

The lady vendor said that she no longer had Bangkok Post, because it did not accept returns (that is, unsold copies).  She did not have any good suggestion on where else I could buy the Bangkok Post.

Any suggestion on where I can buy a Bangkok Post?  From previous years, I recognized that the newspaper usually sells out before noon.  So, I am hoping for another outlet near The Avenue mall.

In a large city, a few 5-star hotels might have a magazine store that sells major newspapers.  Months ago, I tried Avani Hotel, which did not have such an outlet nor newspaper.  I am going to try Villa supermarket; a few weeks ago, it returned its magazine racks (not the free local publications).  I already tried several 7-Elevens and Family Marts.

Thanks in advance.

Aside:  To get the latest news on what Thai governments are doing about the latest 700-plus covid cases reported Dec 20, (1) youtube.com has CNA (ChannelNews Asia) reporting, (2) Pattaya News web site has an article or two with some, but not full, details on exactly what measures the Pattaya clubs are supposed to take. 

 

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It is getting harder and harder to find but here are a few options,Pattaya klang between buakhow and 3rd road(2 small shops),Foodland on Klang,Friendship on Tai,also on tai between tukcom and the school.Having said all that sometimes.even at 9am some have sold out.

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13 minutes ago, pattysteve said:

It is getting harder and harder to find but here are a few options,Pattaya klang between buakhow and 3rd road(2 small shops),Foodland on Klang,Friendship on Tai,also on tai between tukcom and the school.Having said all that sometimes.even at 9am some have sold out.

Is that book shop and stationers still operating on the South side of Soi Post Office?

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Bullfrog:  " Try the shop north side of R-CON S-Bend .. "

           Thanks, I do not know this area.  One day, I will take a walk and look.

Barhop:  "  https://bangkokpost.pressreader.com/bangkok-post  "

           I have to take a good look at it.  Not easy to sit on a throne and to read my laptop.

pattysteve:  "  Pattaya klang between buakhow and 3rd road(2 small shops) "

           For many years, I used to walk between 2nd Road and Big C Extra.  Those shops with a table full of newspapers outside near the sidewalk, near 3rd Road,  never had a Bangkok Post.  However, a small shop on the north side of Pattaya Klang, near 2nd Road, would sometimes have a Bangkok Post; but never when I wanted to buy one.

SOLUTION:    Thai lady on Soi Buakhao, across from Cheap Charlie restaurant, returned on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2021, with her little stand of newspapers.  Her eye operation was apparently successful.

During the time she was away, I continued my read of an old World War II spy mystery in England and France.   

Thanks all for your help.      

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