Pak Bang Seafood by Rawai’s seashore is history.
But the rumour about super moon destroying seaside table seating is a forking lie. Individual shop owners, not the super moon, tore it down.
However the Rawai seawall (and another big tree) took another super hit with the remaining seaside restaurants to the north getting damaged.
A digger was working overtime trying to rebuild Rawai’s seawall that fails to prove it was built to survive the test of time.
So why was Pak Bang was singled out while others are still operating?
One Rawai owner who asked not to be identified said: “The north end of Rawai Beach where the klong hits the sea is a polluted shit hole anyway.
“The sand is course and rocky, no one comes here for a swim except Thai kids and lost tourists,” he added
After owners paid for the teardown and clean up, it revealed no less that three truck tires in the sand. Outstanding.
Super moon is an unstoppable force of nature.
The owners claimed because they had ‘roofed’ structures all revenue generating primary seaside seating had to go. Now customers huddle around shop house fans during lunchtime to stay out of the sun and searing tropical heat.
It was the busiest time of the day at Pak Bang before super moon. This fork first ate at Pak Bang before it had electricity.
A simple beer order meant watching staff taking off on motorcycles to buy bottles from Family Mart. I liked it and wrote about it here.
Now a few dinner tables are still set up on the remaining seawall (monsoon season tide allowing) between 5 to 6pm. Anytime before that it is too hot to really sit outside without working up a sweat and sunburn.
Many north Rawai restaurants have land title deeds. That’s if the seawall holds and remaining restaurants that have seaside table seating don’t topple into Pang Nga Bay.
Hopefully the latest lot of engineers are better than the original ones who built the wall.
Oh, if they could take away (god knows where) all stuff that has been torn down that would be cool too.
Let’s hope it holds until the next super moon later this year.