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Checking Out Pattaya…

Now that I am back in Thailand for a while, I am presently in the process of figuring out where to set-up a winery once financing is in place. Thailand is a very diverse place, with many areas that would probably be a good spot to set up. All areas are theoretically good. Fruit is available anywhere and prices do not really change too much from place to place, however there would be pros and cons for each potential place.

For the next few weeks, I am to visit many parts of Thailand to figure out where to set up shop so to speak.

I figured I would first go look around Pattaya City. It is a very popular tourist spot, quite close to Bangkok and there is already a large winery being set up there.

During this short trip, I visited industrial estates in the “EPZ” areas (Export Production Zones), the countryside along the way and Pattaya itself.

First impressions: Pattaya is a VERY interesting place.

Pattaya is nestled along the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand roughly 160 km southeast of Bangkok. From a fishing village in the 60’s, Pattaya has emerged as a favourite Southeast Asian vacation spot, particularly admired by Europeans, especially Eastern Europeans and Russians.

Pattaya is a very busy beach resort with countless restaurants, shopping malls and an overwhelming array of night entertainment facilities. I would compare Pattaya as the “Acapulco” of Thailand. There is a heck of a lot of things to do here and the city is a non-stop entertainment and water sports Mecca. However, what I think makes Pattaya particularly famous is its beer bars, nightclubs, exotic/erotic shows, saunas, massage parlours, and the very open and public sex trade. Pattaya at night is one huge party zone, especially along “Walking Street”. I would say that the majority of tourists in Pattaya are single men…but they do not remain “single” for long….

As an area to go and enjoy the beach, Pattaya is not the place to go; however, to take part in the incredible amount of entertainment available there, it should not be missed.

The Silverlake Winery being set up very near Pattaya is very beautiful. Obviously, a lot of money is being poured into the project and much of it is from the European Union. It is being set up as not only a winery and vineyard but also a full service entertainment destination. I think they will do well for sure.

My initial thinking on the Pattaya is: Place to party? – . A place to do a wine business? –

Not that it is a bad place, it does have many pluses going for it but I just did not see any real Thai culture there. The whole area is incredibly westernized and is a big party town. I feel that people going there are mostly beer drinkers and would not go to Pattaya to visit wineries.

Overall, I really enjoyed my short trip to Pattaya. I will probably be back to party, maybe even sell wine, but I will leave it at that… wine

January 20, 2007 at 1:33 am 4 comments

Finding “True” Love in a Tropical Paradise?

One thing that seemed very obvious in places like Samui is the amount of young (and older alike) men that are accompanied by young Thai women. Samui is a wonderful place and very family friendly but it certainly has a reputation as a sex tourism destination. I can see why. Clare and I were amazed by the amount beautiful and young usually unilingual Thai girls clutching at fat, greasy German or Austrian men that probably can’t find a wife/girlfriend in their own country. Very interesting…

Young Asian women certainly have an allure to many western men and vise-versa. This was very apparent here in Samui.

Obviously white men and the majority of Thai women that are with them both have different objectives in their relationships and that seems to suit them well. I found this interesting (and funny) website that can graphically explain this whole subculture of white men living in Thailand for its many exotic pleasures…

February 17, 2006 at 7:16 am Leave a comment

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