Some quick Bang La On updates:
Just nuisance rain yesterday - must be the Green Season. Sun's out today after rain overnight.
Orchid Cafe will reopen July 20.
Smile has relocated opposite The Sands but still looks like a construction site - not sure when it will open.
Nang Thong Supermarket is being renovated and this should be completed in three month's time. A smaller version of the supermarket now operates from it's storeroom on the side street down to the beach. Operating hours supposedly 8am to 10pm though 8pm seems a more likely closing time.
The road north of Nang Thong Supermarket has been resurfaced and lanes marked - much more friendly for pedestrians now.