I Can’t Believe That Pakchong Is Not In This Century

Announcing A Low-Cost House Build project In Pak Chong

Here is a new page all about a Small House Build Pakchong.

Micke M is building a 3 room house at low cost in Pakchong. On this page you can see a movie showing his land, photos of the rapid house build progress and some architect’s house plans.

I Was Shocked to Realise How Backward Pakchong Really Is

After seeing in the 2011 New Year at the Pakchong Cowboy City Countdown festival in December I thought that Pakchong was really rooted in this century. Not so according to this story from Kanyah.

For nearly two weeks now Kanyah has been reporting the progress on the house build project and telling me about the tiling on the roof. “Send me the photographs” I repeatedly ask her and she replies “I will, tomorrow”.

But it never happens.

She tells me that there are only two shops in Pakchong that offer Internet connection services.

There Are No Internet Cafes In Pak Chong! (Business idea for someone)

I have been into one of the only two shops in Pakchong offering Internet services. By ‘Internet services’ I mean that they have a PC and an internet connection. You can’t sit in front of the PC yourself, but they will access your email account for you. That’s how Kanyah sends me the photos.

The shop I went to by the way is a real weird place. I can’t work out what they sell – if indeed they sell anything. It has a PC, scanner, photocopier and not many customers. it also seems to stock assorted hardware. The stock made such an impression on me that now I’m back in the U.K. i have absolutely no idea what it was.

Anyway, back to the story, Kanyah is reporting a problem with this shop and that’s why she hasn’t sent any photo’s for the last two weeks.

The guy in the shop she usually uses to send me the photos told her a couple of weeks ago that he “didn’t have the machine to send the photo’s anymore” and Kanyah would have to wait until he went to Bangkok to get another one. Apparently, the ‘machine’ he used to get the photos from Kanyah’s digital camera belonged to a friend who had reclaimed it.

What a bizarre story! And I didn’t believe a word of it.

“You don’t need a ‘machine’ to get the pictures from your camera” I tell Kanyah. Whether the ‘machine’ she is referring to is a cable or software I don’t know. And Kanyah is so computer illiterate she doesn’t know either.

Look, Kanyah doesn’t know a thing about computers. If she did I would buy her a laptop and she could send me the photos via the wifi broadband at The Mansion, where she is staying.

Also I told her that there is no need for that guy to go to Bangkok because Korat (Nakorn Ratchasima) is only an hour away and that’s a big city where you can surely get whatever you want to download photos from a digital camera. And that’s where we left it. Almost.

The Next Set Of Retirement House Build Progress Photos

I don’t know when these will arrive. I’m insisting that Kanyah sends them to me because I know that the house build is cracking on and that the main roof is almost tiled now.
I have asked Kanyah to take a day’s holiday and go to Korat to send me the photos.
I’m just so appalled that Pakchong, which is only 2 hours drive from Bangkok is so far behind the times.

I Can’t Believe That Pakchong Is Not In This Century

After seeing in the 2011 New Year at the Pakchong Cowboy City Countdown festival in December I though Pakchong was really in this century. Not so according to this story from Kanyah.

For nearly two weeks now Kanyah has been reporting the progress on the house build project and telling me about the tiling on the roof. “Send me the photographs” I repeatedly ask her and she replies “I will, tomorrow”. But it never happens. She tells me that there are only two shops in Pakchong that offer Internet connection services.

There Are No Internet Cafes In Pak Chong! (Business idea for someone)

I have been into one of the only two shops in Pakchong offering Internet services. By ‘Internet services’ I mean that they have a PC and an internet connection. You can’t sit in front of the PC yourself, but they will access your email account for you. That’s how Kanyah sends me the photos.

The shop I went to by the way is a real weird place. I can’t work out what they sell – if indeed they sell anything. It has a PC, scanner, photocopier and not many customers. it also seems to stock assorted hardware. The stock made such an impression on me that now I’m back in the U.K. i have absolutely no idea what it was.

Anyway, back to the story, Kanyah is reporting a problem with this shop and that’s why she hasn’t sent any photo’s for the last two weeks.

The guy in the shop she usually uses to send me the photos told her a couple of weeks ago that he “didn’t have the machine to send the photo’s anymore” and Kanyah would have to wait until he went to Bangkok to get another one. Apparently, the ‘machine’ he used to get the photos from Kanyah’s digital camera belonged to a friend who had reclaimed it.

What a bizarre story! And I didn’t believe a word of it.

“You don’t need a ‘machine’ to get the pictures from your camera” I tell Kanyah. Whether the ‘machine’ she is referring to is a cable or software I don’t know. And Kanyah is so computer illiterate she doesn’t know either.

Look, Kanyah doesn’t know a thing about computers. If she did I would buy her a laptop and she could send me the photos via the wifi broadband at The Mansion, where she is staying.

Also I told her that there is no need for that guy to go to Bangkok because Korat (Nakorn Ratchasima) is only an hour away and that’s a big city where you can surely get whatever you want to download photos from a digital camera. And that’s where we left it. Almost.

The Next Set Of Progress Photos

I don’t know when these will arrive. I’m insisting that Kanyah sends them to me because I know that the house build is cracking on and that the main roof is almost tiled now.
I have asked Kanyah to take a day’s holiday and go to Korat to send me the photos.

As soon as they arrive I’ll let you know.

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4 Responses to “Pak Chong Is An Internet Desert”

  • Alan,
    I just read this post. I know for sure that Hotel Phupaya (or how its spelled) has a computer where you buy time per hour. I’m quite sure that the Landmark hotel has the same. The WiFi worked brilliantly in the Mansion.

    There is also a couple of minor Internet café places close to the market in the town. You just have to look for them, because they are not easy to find. If the alternatives is Korat or Bangkok, I’m quite sure that Saraburi is a closer alternative that would solve the problem.
    I don’t know If this will help you out – but it’s some advices.
    Regards,
    Micke

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  • mooney:

    The posts above firstly saying there are only two internet cafes in Pak Chong and then the other saying there was none is completely untrue. I know of 5 that I visited while I stay there 7 months,and the moto driver assured me there were more. Whatsmore the internet speed was good in all but two of them.

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    admin Reply:

    Hi mooney and thanks for the comment.

    It would be extremely useful if you could let people (myself included) where these Internet cafes are becuase in my case when the internet is down in The Mansion I would appreciate knowing where to go to get online.

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  • mooney:

    I also stayed in the Mansion when I was there last and 2 of the good internet cafe’s are only 2 streets away. I’m not sure of the street name but,if you were coming out of the mansion turn left and go to the main road and turn right,and go 2 streets to the traffic lights turn right again onto that street and both the net cafe’s are on the left on that street. Both shops are usually full of school kids gaming,but it’s cheap and easy to get on the net there.

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