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#1 Boystown Soi

Post by stkyricesf » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:57 pm

I understand the upgrade to the street on the soi for Boystown has begun. My understanding is it will take about 6 weeks. I hope the businesses can survive during this period. I wasn't planning on coming back till April and hope the businesses will able to survive.

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Post by Montree » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:35 am

The bars in the XBoys Soi all managed to stay open during the work done there even if it did get a bit difficult to access at times. I don't know if it put anybody off but I could see no reduction in numbers at XBoys.

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Post by aussie » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:13 pm

Boyz Town yesterday afternoon. Looking towards Panorama Bar at the end of the soi.

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#4 Re: Boystown Soi

Post by Gaybutton » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:26 pm

I can understand the frustration if you happen to be in Pattaya at this time and want easy access to the bars. However, the work being done on the soi is years overdue and the time to get this work done is during low season - and right now it's low season.

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#5 Re: Boystown Soi

Post by gerefan » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:15 am

January ( when they started it ) is supposed to be high season.
However all credit for not doing it in low (rainy) season.

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Post by stkyricesf » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:24 am

I hear from my friends that the soi in boystown is completed. Just in time for my return in 3 weeks.

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#7 Re: Boystown Soi

Post by thewayhelooks » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:53 am

They knew you were coming, so hurried the workers along.

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#8 Re: Boystown Soi

Post by Jun » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:06 am

Well, they were doing the work on the nearby soi with Kawaii Boys etc in high season, but it doesn't stop the party. This is Thailand. Even with 1.5m deep holes in the road, the customer was always free to make his way past this to the bars in the evening.

In Europe, some health & safety Nazi would have closed the whole street off. In Thailand, you can do as you please. As long as you are mobile, you can get to the bars. That's one area where Thailand is way ahead.

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#9 Re: Boystown Soi

Post by Jun » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:15 pm

Well here we are approx 1 year after the installation of a brand new concrete road surface. Boyztown has evidence of numerous repairs. The adjacent sois have a surface which has broken down in large patches. Probably no better than what was there before the work was done.

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#10 Re: Boystown Soi

Post by Geezer » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:43 am

Years ago I asked Jim Lumsden (of the Ambiance) If the soi was public or private.
He replied when the city wanted to regulate it, it was public. When the street needed repair, it was private.

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