Thursday, 16 December 2010

Places to go



Namcha Tea Room


I've had my shop in Fishermans Village for about 4 years now, and I've become friends with all the people on our street, so we was quite upset when one of my neighbours, nice Japanese lady called Harumi, decided to sell her famous Papa Jo guesthouse and leave Samui. It was a cheap place, but she was a great funky girl, so we missed her a lot and were wondering what will happen to her place...

For about a year it was empty and had a sign "For sale"...then suddenly the sign has gone, so we started guessing...From very white it's become very green, the entrance was glamourised ( can  I say that? :-) and something very interesting went on inside... 

Anyway, long story cut short - a few days ago I received an invitation by email.  Here it is:



And then some pictures were attached...









So, needless to say, the whole thing left me pretty speechless...

I could imagine something like that somewhere in a middle of a glamorous Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, but definitely not in our good old Fishermans Village... 
And considering that Fishermans Village IS the most sophisticated place on Samui,  IMHO it's still not sophisticated enough to have something like that...Or maybe it's the start of a new era??? :-)

Anyway, having been here long enough to see people succeed and fail, come and go, I am always feeling a bit sceptical about OTT places. And as much as I want this ambitious lady to succeed ( she is nearly next door to me and I LOVE a good tea!!!), I'm still a bit cautious, and want to see it here over time... Only time will show... 

Meantime - it's not a private invitation, it's open for everyone. So if anybody is feeling as curious and nosy as me - please do come over tomorrow and check this out. See you there!


11 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a very sophisticated place for anywhere! Well, I wish her good luck and hopefully she will stay around for a while, since this is really a nice addition to your neighborhood!

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