Soi 80 Walking Street?

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Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by hhinner » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:19 pm

Somebody told me today that he'd heard someone say that he'd been told of a rumour that Soi 80 was going to get a bit of walking street treatment as well. Does anyone have anything to add to give this rumour a bit of life? :)

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Post by uncle tom » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:57 pm

heard someone say that he'd been told of a rumour that Soi 80 was going to get a bit of walking street treatment as well
Not sure that would be such a good idea - many people need transport to and from Soi 80, and it doesn't have a major problem with traffic at present.

Stringing loads of extra lights across the Soi might be an affordable way of creating atmosphere - paving it would be very expensive though..
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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by Big Boy » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:04 pm

It would be impractical for the residential area behind the main Soi 80 drag.
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Post by europtimiste » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:45 pm

Not only Thais are dead brain, but many farangs too. Soi 80 has 2 parallel sois with residents on both. What about them ???? Selfish farangs.

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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:53 pm

as in all things in Thai, itsnot 'What is the law?" its 'What is the law and will it be enforced?"

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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by centermid7 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:54 pm

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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by falanglongtime » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:57 am

I can report that Soi 80 is a walking street every Wednesday, not all of it is cut off though. About 1/4 of the way up to 3/4. They have music and I would say it works very well. :wink:

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Post by europtimiste » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:16 am

falanglongtime wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:57 am
I can report that Soi 80 is a walking street every Wednesday, not all of it is cut off though. About 1/4 of the way up to 3/4. They have music and I would say it works very well. :wink:
Works very well !!! For whom ??? Some of them, most are not happy with this.

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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by falanglongtime » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:46 pm

europtimiste wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:16 am
falanglongtime wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:57 am
I can report that Soi 80 is a walking street every Wednesday, not all of it is cut off though. About 1/4 of the way up to 3/4. They have music and I would say it works very well. :wink:
Works very well !!! For whom ??? Some of them, most are not happy with this.
Sorry, I was being selfish. Works for me, maybe I should have put that... busier and less likely for me to get run over by a motor bike or tuk tuk.

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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by keepitfun » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:17 pm

falanglongtime wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:46 pm
europtimiste wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:16 am
falanglongtime wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:57 am
I can report that Soi 80 is a walking street every Wednesday, not all of it is cut off though. About 1/4 of the way up to 3/4. They have music and I would say it works very well. :wink:
Works very well !!! For whom ??? Some of them, most are not happy with this.
Sorry, I was being selfish. Works for me, maybe I should have put that... busier and less likely for me to get run over by a motor bike or tuk tuk.
I think this will work for me too. :D

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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by smiles » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:40 pm

The walking street is closed now on Soi 80, and has been for about 6 weeks.
No facts about it's life after low season ... different views on what will happen in November
Some think it will reappear, some think it's a goner forever.

FAIR WARNING: HEARD FROM A BAR OWNER: When it first started it was a bit of a novelty and seemed very busy. That eurphoria trickled out a bit but the Soi was definitely hopping after 11pm ... more so than other nights. The folks on the 'living side' of Soi 80 were pretty cool with it on the whole ... especially as it was only a one-day-a-week affair.

In the beginning there was started a bar owners "committee" which organized the thing and each bar contributed money to keep it going.
After some months some of the bars opted out on the contribution fee (probably the bars which were never busy anyway).
And that's where the Walking Street is now. What happens in early November will tell. It was always a bit of an experiment anyway.
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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by Big Boy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:47 pm

Binthabat discussion moved to relevant thread http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32452
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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by happyslicer2 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:27 pm

slightly off topic , but is Soi 80 any better than binta baht for bars? Looking for a bit of variety for the next time I'm in Hua Hin

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Re: Soi 80 Walking Street?

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:14 am

Soi 80-- its Cheaper, parking m/bike easier-- Its better for watching sports-- the quantity of girls the same, quality may be a little less, but how many do you need any one night.

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