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An artist’s impression of what the future might have in store for Pattaya’s famous Walking Street was posted online by Sophon Cable.

As authorities continue efforts to change the iconic nightlife spot. As you can see from the picture gone are the bright neon signs, Go-Go bar hoardings and nearly all of the people! It now resembles nearly all urban streets found all over the world which might attribute why there are so few people in the picture. Even “Skyfall” a popular Go-Go bar now looks more like a well-known Swedish furniture store than a place to go for a night out.

The rendering comes after a recent campaign by authorities to rid the famous street of its Neon signs which they say need to be removed for fire safety reasons, though not many bars seemed to have got the memo at the moment.Another meeting was held this week chaired by Saksit Yaemsri and engineering chief Sompramai with Walking Street business owners in attendance.

The owners were asked for cooperation and understanding in regards to tidying up signs and advertising in the street stressing that some advertising could prevent emergency vehicles getting down the street. Officials have come up with three new guidelines to limit the height, size and how far signs can stick out in an attempt to solve the problem. This has been deemed a temporary measure which has led to the artist’s interpretation of what the future of Walking Street might look like.

Sophon noted that business owners in attendance agreed to follow the regulations and said they would cooperate with local authorities. What do you think? Should it stay the way it is or would you prefer something resembling the artist’s impression?  — Love Pattaya

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