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Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 10 Dec 2019 04:10
by cjsiam
Thanks buksida....
pity...that food at country looked really good.....sigh

So here it is high season---and Coco (closes early), Why Not --- anything else open?
the ITalay restaurant--but that's Thai-food almost exclusively....

Seems like the Tourism and activities of Immigration have cast a cloud over the previously
hopeful outlook for more activity in BangSaphan.

Honestly---I'm not sure whether to be happy or Sad about that --- at least it won't be turning into a Hua Hin
or Pattaya in the near future.....

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 10 Dec 2019 07:03
by buksida
The tourism problem is country wide - military regime don't seem too bothered though and keep trying to invent rules to stifle it.

Obviously BS gets hit a little harder than elsewhere as its harder to get to and has no decent transport links. Prices have also been rising steadily in Thailand and the baht is very strong which will also make people think twice about coming here.

Consequently the bars have to close due to lack of trade and the resorts are mostly empty for most of the year. Bew Beem opens most days in the season but there are no other bars aside from late night ones in town for young Thais. For eating Cuisine is still the most popular place but expect a long wait for your meal.

The problem is that it is a downward spiral - people come here and find most things shut, they don't come back and its worse again next year, and more places disappear. Old hands and those that have been coming for over a decade won't mind the quietness though as that is what they come for.

Just as an aside, the Bangsaphan Map was launched in 2011 and today there are less than half as many bars and restaurants but twice as much accommodation, it has to grow in tandem. The map hasn't been reprinted for three years either which is another testament to the contraction.

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 15 Dec 2019 10:49
by cjsiam
Thanks again Buksida....I am coming for the quiet and enjoyment of the environment, so, I can wait around for the upswing. I'll be hitting all the local spots to see and talk and hear...Merry Christmas to you all.
cj;)

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 11:45
by cjsiam
heading over tomorrow...
In town 8-10 and 18-21....hope to find folks at Montri's say hello...first beer on me :)
cj:)

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 11:15
by cjsiam
Appreciate meeting some of you on first pass through this trip.....
Multiple invaluable suggestions me thinks on construction and our plans going forward.

buksida---please drop a note I'd like to know more about your construction experience...also that electrical approach...very interested!

Hope to see you again 18-22? usual places :)

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 30 Jan 2020 00:06
by cjsiam
So finished trip---Very much enjoyed the time and the folks. Appreciate all the construction suggestions---everyone is pointing to the same contractor as most reliable/fast...a really good sign.

Thanks again to you all---see you in about 6-8 months---looks like we're go to launch at that point.
:)

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 21 Mar 2020 05:08
by cjsiam
Well people who I've met over the past couple years---as I plan to come live there----

You all take care of yourselves....Interesting times world-wide ...I'm in Colorado, and it is shutting down...
I suspect you'll need to do the same thing....

I hope people get creative so food and supplies are available.

Stay safe!

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 21 Mar 2020 10:09
by buksida
BS is largely unaffected at the moment - its life as normal. We have a smaller population so no panic buying and Chinese tourists never came here!

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 22 Mar 2020 11:43
by buksida
Apparently the bars have been ordered to close - all two of them!

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 23 Mar 2020 06:47
by cjsiam
The Wife tells me that there is a case in Bang Saphan....
I have no idea, maybe brother in law who lives there relayed....

At any rate, stay safe....having some supplies might be wise...

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 10:21
by Mike Parker
The crunch time is now with 1,000's of Bangkok workers returning to their Provinces,most to the NE so won't effect you down south but there obviously will be some. Self isolation for 2 weeks is maybe a concept Thais wont understand or be able to do as the family home is all they have to go to. Chiang Mai is basically in lock down only essential services Hospitals, Supermarkets ,Banks,Immigration ,Petrol Stations open.Most Dentists have closed.Restaurants can do home deliveries.Thankfully after an initial surge panic buying has stopped for most ,the food supply chain appears to be working if you can cop the price increases by some.

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 19:21
by bsb
As in the past 7 days I have been in hospitals in Chumphon, Bang Saphan and Hua-Hin> I can honestly say I was discharged in Chumphon because of people their with the virus and they were worried about me catching it.
Has- Hin is not excepting anyone over 60 into physical therapy for the same reason. Never got a number but they said many cases of the virus in the hospital there. Bang Saphan has one known case in the hospital there. I can still receive injections there as well as physical therapy ,but as one would expect no where near the quality of Chumphon or Hua-hin
I would guess that there are more case in Bang Saphan ,but with limited testing who knows? The most important thing is wash your hands very good and very often with soap and hot water, Do not touch your face or others at all. This being Bang Saphan you will always have the know it alls say they are not worried about. Trust Me Be Worried.
Stay Safe

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 30 Mar 2020 19:39
by bsb
Good News, As of tonight 20/03/2020 Cuisine Restaurant will offer carry out only during their normal business hours

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Posted: 31 Mar 2020 18:40
by bazfaz
Here is a brief update from far away England. We are allowed out of the house for an hour a day for exercise (keeping 2 metres apart from anyone else on the street) and once a day to shop. We live in Chipping Sodbury where the local supermarket is Waitrose. I got an emai encouraging me to use Click-and-Collect. So I put in my online order and this morning I collected it. I ordered some Chilean wine. They had run out of stock so they substituted a South African shiraz which costs £2 more. But Waitrose only charged me the lower price of my original order. And we were given a pot of daffodils as well.

It is good to have something cheerful in these gloomy days.