Cracks appear in new Bali Hai Pier floor

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The 800 million baht Bali Hai Pier development is already showing cracks, just seven months after it was completed.
The 800 million baht Bali Hai Pier development is already showing cracks, just seven months after it was completed.

Was it planned obsolescence? Shoddy workmanship? Or just poor luck? The 800 million baht Bali Hai Pier development is already showing cracks, just seven months after it was completed.

The area, once a sloppy parking lot for trailered boats, was refurbished last year as a showpiece for the November 2017 International Fleet Review. A close inspection June 1 showed the beautiful new pavements have begun to crack under the heat of the sun.

Gone are the cameras and the limelight, gone are the top naval officials from all those important countries, what’s left are the thousands of tourists pouring through the area every day on their way to Koh Larn and back again.

Day to day wear and tear seems to be taking its toll. City hall has been notified, but so far, no repairs have been forthcoming.