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12 months in the life of the south pattaya canal

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striderman

bet most of you never it existed !!

south pattaya runs down the back of soi 16 towards where x-zone was and walking st but dog legs off left to pass the rear of soho square through the grounds of siam bayshore hotel past the back of mixx gogo and the italian restaurant next door.

so a year ago city hall began clearing it to ease flooding problems during storms and removing illegal buildings etc.

12 months on and with military help in the end to get things done they are almost there.

it's not the grand canal and there is no rialto bridge but here are some pics which i started taking may last year for anyone interested.....

 

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striderman

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i think years ago it used to drain into the sea just past bali hai pier (about in front of the clock tower )  but now it is pumped away for treatment

 

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the view from the far side of the little bridge looking back to Walking Street at the end

 

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starting to fence off the soi 16 bit to stop nosy photographers rambling round taking pics

 

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rob54

want to guess where all that sewage was going? Another reason why I never swim at the beach in this town.

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striderman

nearly there gentle readers !

 

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a bridge too far

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striderman

want to guess where all that sewage was going? Another reason why I never swim at the beach in this town.

i thought it did too but the outlet is closed even during and after a storm.

i'll have to dig round the mybook for the pics

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LRanger

Runs? don't be ridiculous.

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striderman

Is that how it runs?

 

that is the route. there is an old outflow which is deffo not in use and has not been for years (i'd never noticed it flowing so it took me a while to find it).

it collects in a pond near that italian restaurant just past mixx and then those pumps remove it after it flows past the rear of that rocket ball ride.

 

may last year after heavy rain and no outflow....

 

 

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the bungalows in the background which that bridge led to were only destroyed this march.

 

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and daytime when they had lifted the bridge out the way to get the machines past they used a special thai health and safety system to get folks across..........

 

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there u go !

 

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Oaky73

I explored it last week from the Siam Bayshore. Lots of little egrets hunting and it was flowing a bit, I think. Interesting.

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gimmesum

What a lovely place for a condo development as Pattaya is shorrt on rooms right now.  Perhaps one of the developers could study Venice and its canals then photoshop a glimpse of the completed Thai project here in Pattaya at Renassaince Canal.  :DeadHorse2:

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Shaygate

Looks like a good mosquito breeding ground

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chrisshh

Wow.. That is what they came up with in 2015?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From wiki..had to look it up

The city is often threatened by flood tides pushing in from the Adriatic between autumn and early spring. Six hundred years ago, Venetians protected themselves by diverting all the major rivers flowing into the lagoon and thus preventing sediment from filling the area around the city.

 

Pic i took last summer

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Lok Jit

That Italian Restaurant sitting on this shit must have some Tasty Food?

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udontony

Siam Bayshore used to try and cover it up with green shade netting but it didn`t hide the smell!  I found it hard to believe that a decent hotel like that could have an open sewer running right through the property.

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forcebwithu

Siam Bayshore used to try and cover it up with green shade netting but it didn`t hide the smell!  I found it hard to believe that a decent hotel like that could have an open sewer running right through the property.

 

Shame the canal is really an open sewer. If it wasn't for the smell the canal now has the potential of being a nice walkway.

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striderman

That Italian Restaurant sitting on this shit must have some Tasty Food?

i am led to believe part of this place at the back encroaches on the canal.................

 

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this is just past the mixx complex past the end of walking st and near bali hai pier and the automatic car park that does not work yet

 

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ant

The gf lived in those rooms at the side of it

 

Owner turned up 2 weeks ago and told everyone they had 24hrs to move out

20 people evicted with 24 hours notice

 

Building a condo aparently

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The Selfie Warrior

for once some interesting pics around pattaya.... thanks for sharing

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striderman

The gf lived in those rooms at the side of it

 

Owner turned up 2 weeks ago and told everyone they had 24hrs to move out

20 people evicted with 24 hours notice

 

Building a condo aparently

she may have been told that but this has been an ongoing city hall effort to clear blockages in the south pattaya canal to improve drainage during heavy rain.

i've been following it over the last year. after initial early progress the thing stalled. businesses were given time to comply and remove structures and some did but others simply ignored repeated ultimatums (as is thai fashion). in the end the council said in 5 days time we are going to knock them down anyway and with police presence that was what happened last month.

 

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i spoke to this city hall engineer and head honcho that day at least in may last year and he spoke just enough english to lay out the council plan

 

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above after a dry spell

below following heavy rain

 

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striderman

above the cottages almost a year ago who tried to hold out. they even put a buddha shrine in front during the last 12 months to try and pull the religious card !!

below after the digger has been at work late last month

 

 

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striderman

the failed attempt to get religious protection..........

 

last year.................

 

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nothing there except the city hall "line in the sand" anything wrong side has to go

 

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now fast forward to last month............

 

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shrine on the left has come from nowhere.

they put it in about last november

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George1987

It's post like these that keeps me coming back to PA.

 

ThanK's for taking the time out to post.

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striderman

It's post like these that keeps me coming back to PA.

 

ThanK's for taking the time out to post.

cheers george and road warrier, a lot of foot patrol has gone in to keep track of things round the manor !

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ant

her aunt was telling me yesterday there wasn't acutally a problem with the cottages, she has lived in a few diffrent ones for nearly 20 years

 

All the trouble seemed to have started from the construction on the other side of the canal. Been many additions over the last few years and that side had loads of building materials just dumped into it.

 

We'll see about the condo on the cottages side, some of the behind have also been sold off

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