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Rough Past few days in Jomtien


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They just kicked off a new wave of construction where Jomtien Second Road meets Thappraya. You can not make the turn toward Beach Road if coming from the North. You have to continue straight. It is jammed up all the way to Rompho. So if you live South of Thepprasit on the VT2 side of the street, you have to go all the way to Rompho or the soi 9 turnabout and fight your way back. Baht buses are seriously impacted as well.

To add injury to insult the transformer blew at VT2A and the building has been without electricity for close to 2 days now. I live there, but we were able to move to the GF's condo near Jomtien Second Road and soi9. O well, Back Fabrick and Laong's are right across the street.

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4 hours ago, ChiFlyer said:

They just kicked off a new wave of construction where Jomtien Second Road meets Thappraya. You can not make the turn toward Beach Road if coming from the North. You have to continue straight. It is jammed up all the way to Rompho. So if you live South of Thepprasit on the VT2 side of the street, you have to go all the way to Rompho or the soi 9 turnabout and fight your way back. Baht buses are seriously impacted as well.

To add injury to insult the transformer blew at VT2A and the building has been without electricity for close to 2 days now. I live there, but we were able to move to the GF's condo near Jomtien Second Road and soi9. O well, Back Fabrick and Laong's are right across the street.

As long as it’s finished by July :P

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6 hours ago, ChiFlyer said:

They just kicked off a new wave of construction where Jomtien Second Road meets Thappraya. You can not make the turn toward Beach Road if coming from the North. You have to continue straight. It is jammed up all the way to Rompho. So if you live South of Thepprasit on the VT2 side of the street, you have to go all the way to Rompho or the soi 9 turnabout and fight your way back. Baht buses are seriously impacted as well.

To add injury to insult the transformer blew at VT2A and the building has been without electricity for close to 2 days now. I live there, but we were able to move to the GF's condo near Jomtien Second Road and soi9. O well, Back Fabrick and Laong's are right across the street.

Bad luck there mate. :Oops1:

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If the transformer had gone when I was in VT2 last July I’m not even sure I’d have made it down from the top floor! Reckon I’d have been paying someone to carry a bag down for me - and maybe even carry me. Your TG is strong, isn’t she? :rolleyes:

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6 hours ago, ChiFlyer said:

They just kicked off a new wave of construction where Jomtien Second Road meets Thappraya. You can not make the turn toward Beach Road if coming from the North. You have to continue straight. It is jammed up all the way to Rompho. So if you live South of Thepprasit on the VT2 side of the street, you have to go all the way to Rompho or the soi 9 turnabout and fight your way back. Baht buses are seriously impacted as well.

To add injury to insult the transformer blew at VT2A and the building has been without electricity for close to 2 days now. I live there, but we were able to move to the GF's condo near Jomtien Second Road and soi9. O well, Back Fabrick and Laong's are right across the street.

The road construction will be a pain. Damn shame about the electrical

I lived there for over 2 years and would have went to a hotel until the electric was fixed.

Damn shame

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32 minutes ago, davidge said:

If the transformer had gone when I was in VT2 last July I’m not even sure I’d have made it down from the top floor! Reckon I’d have been paying someone to carry a bag down for me - and maybe even carry me. Your TG is strong, isn’t she? :rolleyes:

The TGF is tougher than most.

They were able to keep partial elevator service going through some kind of backup system. Let's say it was less than ideal. We got on at 14 and I noticed that the display said 13. Not good. It went up to 18. No doors opened and it very slowly went down to 1. There was a little old lady in the lift with us and she kept saying "I want to go to 10. Why doesn't it stop at 10?".

Electric is still out. I hear it is getting a little ugly over there. The laundry lady we both use, tried to rip a new one for the building management guy who was explaining things away. I do feel sorry for the small shop owners on the main floor. They are operating on pretty tight margins to start with. A friend of the GF, who runs a small store, had 10,000 of product wiped out due to refigeration problems.  

 

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44 minutes ago, Greg_B said:

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I lived there for over 2 years and would have went to a hotel until the electric was fixed.

Damn shame

Many did. I was fortunate in that I had a backup plan due to the TGF owning her own condo. It's a little small, but we do have the basic necessities of modern life available.

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2 hours ago, Jackie2013 said:

A lot of street work lately - imho. Is it just general stuff or are they laying pipes or something? 

All of the above. It has to do with the Thai use it or lose it budgeting system from what I have been told.

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43 minutes ago, ChiFlyer said:

The TGF is tougher than most.

They were able to keep partial elevator service going through some kind of backup system. Let's say it was less than ideal. We got on at 14 and I noticed that the display said 13. Not good. It went up to 18. No doors opened and it very slowly went down to 1. There was a little old lady in the lift with us and she kept saying "I want to go to 10. Why doesn't it stop at 10?".

Electric is still out. I hear it is getting a little ugly over there. The laundry lady we both use, tried to rip a new one for the building management guy who was explaining things away. I do feel sorry for the small shop owners on the main floor. They are operating on pretty tight margins to start with. A friend of the GF, who runs a small store, had 10,000 of product wiped out due to refigeration problems.  

 

Yes, they work very hard. 12 hour days, hardly a day off and only £5-£6 to have a big bag of laundry washed & ironed. Always give them a tip when I collect my laundry. It’s also why I don’t mind paying a little bit more to buy water etc from the onsite shop. Worth it for the convenience of them being there.

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40 minutes ago, ChiFlyer said:

The TGF is tougher than most.

They were able to keep partial elevator service going through some kind of backup system. Let's say it was less than ideal. We got on at 14 and I noticed that the display said 13. Not good. It went up to 18. No doors opened and it very slowly went down to 1. There was a little old lady in the lift with us and she kept saying "I want to go to 10. Why doesn't it stop at 10?".

Electric is still out. I hear it is getting a little ugly over there. The laundry lady we both use, tried to rip a new one for the building management guy who was explaining things away. I do feel sorry for the small shop owners on the main floor. They are operating on pretty tight margins to start with. A friend of the GF, who runs a small store, had 10,000 of product wiped out due to refigeration problems.  

 

So, what is your over/under on the number of days until it is fixed....:ThankGod1:

I'll take the over 4 days

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43 minutes ago, Greg_B said:

So, what is your over/under on the number of days until it is fixed....:ThankGod1:

I'll take the over 4 days

well, it started early Saturday Morning. My guess is Tuesday Morning until it is fixed, so I will say 4 days and I guess I will take the under but without much confidence.

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On 02/03/2020 at 01:48, ChiFlyer said:

well, it started early Saturday Morning. My guess is Tuesday Morning until it is fixed, so I will say 4 days and I guess I will take the under but without much confidence.

Electricity came back on at 18:30 Monday night, so that is 2.5 days to my way of thinking. Elevators still not working right and it sounds like there are follow up outages to correct the problem with the electricity.

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21 hours ago, JD84 said:

This work was a massive pain in the arse back in January...sounds even worse now.

Kind of depends on where you live in Jomtien. If you are North of Thepprasit, there is very  little impact. South of Thepprasit all the way to Rompho, it gets quite aggravating.

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22 hours ago, ChiFlyer said:

Electricity came back on at 18:30 Monday night, so that is 2.5 days to my way of thinking. Elevators still not working right and it sounds like there are follow up outages to correct the problem with the electricity.

I'm happy you got your electricity back, but the traffic problems sounds like a real pain in the ass

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They’re going to be digging up Jomtien Second Road again. Apparently, they need to install bigger drainage pipes. 
 

Major construction is set to begin to lay larger drainage pipes under Jomtien Second Road, a project that will disrupt traffic through at least the end of November.

Boontavee Singkoraarj chaired a July 14 meeting with contractors and utility companies to discuss plans for detours, power outages and other side effects of the project, which will begin at Rompho Market and reach the Mashanu curve by the end of September. A second phase to the Dongtan curve is slated to last from Oct. 1-Nov. 25.
Along with 1.6-meter-wide drainage pipes, utility poles will be removed, traffic lanes closed and detours set. Details of the details will be disclosed later.

(Pattaya Mail)

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Of course - start during the monsoon- that will make things sooo much easier to complete and convenient for residents and visitors.

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"Details of the details"  - Ha!

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What’s the baht bus situation like now in Jomtien. With fewer people around are there fewer running? Is it still easy enough to use them to get into Pattaya? Are they taking long to fill up by the school to go back to Jomtien?

Just wondering.

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2 hours ago, davidge said:

What’s the baht bus situation like now in Jomtien. With fewer people around are there fewer running? Is it still easy enough to use them to get into Pattaya? Are they taking long to fill up by the school to go back to Jomtien?

Just wondering.

I no longer use them, but my observations are:

  • There seem to be fewer of them running, but there are also less passengers, so it seems to even out. I see them coming and going on Thappraya at a reasonable enough rate.
  • Yes, it is easy enough to get over to Pattaya.
  • I am pretty sure that they are taking longer to fill up over by the school. I drive through this area a couple of times a week and they seem to be filling up more slowly. Also the line of baht buses ready to receive passengers is much shorter these days. I would guess it is less than half of what it used to be.
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Thanks. Obviously not going to affect me in the foreseeable future :Anger: but, hopefully, a friend is going to make it in under the current categories so will be needing them in a few weeks.

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10 hours ago, ChiFlyer said:

I no longer use them, but my observations are:

  • There seem to be fewer of them running, but there are also less passengers, so it seems to even out. I see them coming and going on Thappraya at a reasonable enough rate.
  • Yes, it is easy enough to get over to Pattaya.
  • I am pretty sure that they are taking longer to fill up over by the school. I drive through this area a couple of times a week and they seem to be filling up more slowly. Also the line of baht buses ready to receive passengers is much shorter these days. I would guess it is less than half of what it used to be.

I concur with your statement and add that probably more than half the baht buses I see are empty and most of the others only have one of two passengers.

Traffic is very light at the moment. Last couple of trips into town have taken about ten minutes from Jomtien to Soi Post Office.

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15 hours ago, tallguy said:

I concur with your statement and add that probably more than half the baht buses I see are empty and most of the others only have one of two passengers.

Traffic is very light at the moment. Last couple of trips into town have taken about ten minutes from Jomtien to Soi Post Office.

Very true. Traffic has been almost pleasant by Pattaya standards. Seems to be picking up a little lately, but still nothing like it can be at times.

Down side is that some of the idiots are becoming more aggressive IMO. Had a car today that shot in to my left side area while I was making a left turn where there was no room for him to do so. Guess you had to be there. He earned one of my twice a month horn blasts.

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I hear there’s a major water main leak at the Thappraya/Pratumnak junction. There could well be traffic disruption for a while.

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