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Koh Lan: Island in crisis as Pattaya mayor admits it can't be called paradise!

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Koh Lan: Island in crisis as Pattaya mayor admits it can't be called paradise!

 

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Pattaya's mayor visiting Koh Lan said that the island was beset by many long standing problems. If the problems are not solved the island "has no right to call itself paradise".

 

Sothon Cable TV reported that Anan Charoenchasri, his deputy and a large entourage held talks on the island aimed at addressing long standing problems.

 

These centered around the issue of the disposal of a mountain or trash, encroachment, filthy water supplies and illegal buildings.

 

The mayor agreed that the island had been neglected for far too long as a number of locals explained the problems facing Koh Lan.

 

The indigenous population of just under 3,000 people from 625 families had 2,000 other people working there in the tourism business.

 

But they were swamped by 10,000 to 20,000 tourists a day.

 

There is just not the infrastructure in place to cope with so many people, the mayor was told.

 

The tourists were 40% Chinese, 30% Russian, 20% Thai and 10% other nationalities the meeting was informed.

 

Anan promised action to address the issues once and for all saying that the island is rightly referred to as a gem but until the problems are solved it could hardly refer to itself as paradise.

 

Source: Sophon Cable

 
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3 hours ago, toughlove said:

Was doing fine before the Chinese found it and then boom! Up by 40%

LOL. It was a decrepit disgusting garbage tip long before the Chinese package tours turned up in Pattaya.

Deserves to fail and be abandoned by tourists, but the Chinese love the place for seafood in the grotty hovels that pass for restaurants, so the speedboats will be full for a long time to come.

Toilets are a complete rip off for the decrepit stinking excuses for toilet facilities.

 

I can't think of a single good thing about the place.

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2 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

LOL. It was a decrepit disgusting garbage tip long before the Chinese package tours turned up in Pattaya.

Deserves to fail and be abandoned by tourists, but the Chinese love the place for seafood in the grotty hovels that pass for restaurants, so the speedboats will be full for a long time to come.

Toilets are a complete rip off for the decrepit stinking excuses for toilet facilities.

 

I can't think of a single good thing about the place.

 

 

the water is clear and quite nice but you need to get away from where tons of boats are docked.  they have a 7 11 so you can get normal priced drinks and stuff.

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1 minute ago, atyclb said:

 

 

the water is clear and quite nice but you need to get away from where tons of boats are docked.  they have a 7 11 so you can get normal priced drinks and stuff.

I'd never swim in the sea where thousands of people visit and the toilets are inadequate. :smile:

When I went I stayed on the small beach other side of the pier on one of the big beaches. Would have been nice except for the b****** jet skiis.

Food from the restaurant on that beach was OK but overpriced.

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Love Koh Larn and I am an American. I avoid the Chinese beach. But other beaches exist that are great and not crowded. Love riding the motorbike around the island and walking and swimming and sleeping in a room over the water.  30 baht boat ride from Pattaya and you are in a new world.

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Love Koh Larn and I am an American. I avoid the Chinese beach. But other beaches exist that are great and not crowded. Love riding the motorbike around the island and walking and swimming and sleeping in a room over the water.  30 baht boat ride from Pattaya and you are in a new world.

I agree and even those "disgusting" resteraunts as quoted by Thai Beach lovers are just typical thai style eateries where you can can get fresh seafood and have it grilled and sit inside on a table. What so disgusting about it?

 

Ate there many times before the Chinese arrived but no worries plenty more crystal clear water beaches and resteraunts by motorbike.

 

I like riding on the path that goes right through to the top of the hill . Stunning views from the top.

 

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