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Bangkok Pattaya Visit

Postby Guest281204 » Tue, 28 Dec 2004 3:53 pm

I am booked on a Thailand trip ( Bangkok - Pattaya) next week. After the recent disaster, my well wishers are advising me to cancel the trip.

I will be losing almost S$300 , if I cancel the trip.

Shall I go ahead or cancel the trip? Confused.

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Postby joop » Tue, 28 Dec 2004 4:29 pm

Cancel the trip.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Dec 2004 6:02 pm

:?: Why cancel the trip? :?:

Nothing happened in Bangkok or Pattaya. Go and enjoy yourself.

If you cancel the trip you will be doing even more damage to Thailand as up to 6% of their gdp is from tourism. If you cancel, as no doubt a lot of alarmists have done, you will be depriving them of even more income.


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Postby Bafana » Tue, 28 Dec 2004 7:48 pm

I think what Joop is trying to say is that the airports and immigration in Thailand are in chaos right now...

I personally think that they should go their trip.

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Postby ringo100 » Tue, 28 Dec 2004 10:21 pm

I think go. I just got back from Bangkok after earth quake had happened and there was no disruption at all. You'll have wicked time, except there are other dangers to watch out for in Bangkok and Pattaya.


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Postby briceloh » Wed, 29 Dec 2004 5:13 pm

pataya is at the other side of the country. and bangkok is in the middle. none are affected by the tsunami. thou i guess everyone will be talking abt it everyday for now. if u do everything "safe" there, i don't see any other danger u'll face. enjoy your new year there.


Postby guest281204 » Thu, 30 Dec 2004 8:42 am

Thanks friends

The D Day has come, and I have decided.

I am going come what may. Wish me bon voyage


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Postby bangkok girl » Mon, 03 Jan 2005 9:49 am

I just returned from Bangkok. NO problem at all! Besides the flags flown at half mast and charity drives in the shopping malls, you'd hardly notice anything different.


Postby guest281204 » Wed, 05 Jan 2005 1:38 pm

I just finished my trip and I am back one piece.
Had a wonderful time. Memorable experience of life time.
Especially the underwater expedition at coral island.
It is a must visit for those who visit Pattaya.

While deep inside the sea, I was wondering if a Tsunami flows over my head, and I will be lost when I go back to sea level.
Just to let you know, that I don't know swimming. Underwater trips are controlled by expert divers, who are well in control.

Nobody was talking of Tsumani in Bangkok/Pattaya. Business is as usual.



Postby Luke » Sat, 08 Jan 2005 6:22 pm

Not going to Pattaya cus there was a tidal wave in Phuket would be like saying you shouldn't have gone to Las Vegas cus there was a quake in San Francisco. Also, since there hasn't been a tidal wave in Phuket for about a hundred years, the odds that it will happen again have to be astronomical.

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