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Video: Thailand's shame: "We should be like farangs and keep our own country clean"

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Video: Thailand's shame: "We should be like farangs and keep our own country clean"

 

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A western woman was secretly filmed picking up litter in Phuket.

 

But amid the standard praise for someone from abroad doing such a thing came something else. 

 

Comments of shame on behalf of the Thai people.

 

And posts that Thais need to be more responsible like westerners when it comes to littering. 

 

The unnamed woman was on a bike ride and was filmed for nearly two minutes conscientiously filling plastic bags draped over her handlebars with trash. 

 

She was not after public acclaim for doing what most westerners would consider a civic duty.

 

Comments on the "Voice of Phuket" page praised the woman. 

 

But among the first of many posters were others like Somyot Raileelot who said:

 

"Are you ashamed Thai people?"

 

And Nitchagaan Prkwattanawong who lamented:

 

"I feel ashamed on behalf of all the messy Thai people. Well done (to this woman)!"

 

But "Khun Sri" perhaps said it best:

 

"We should behave like farangs. We should keep our country clean and tidy for visitors in the first place". 

 

 

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Plenty of foreigners who dump their trash too, however in general I think foreigners are far more conscious about littering. The problem in Thailand is that there are not many trash cans available to put your trash in when you have it. That also leads to littering. 

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4 minutes ago, robblok said:

The problem in Thailand is that there are not many trash cans available to put your trash in when you have it. That also leads to littering. 

 

Agreed, always the most frustrating thing is buying food or drink while wandering somewhere and then having to carry the litter for another 30 minutes until you can find somewhere to properly dispose of it. Pretty much the only consistent rubbish bins I've seen have been outside 7/11's. 

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An idiotic off-topic troll post and a reply have been removed,

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12 minutes ago, robblok said:

Plenty of foreigners who dump their trash too, however in general I think foreigners are far more conscious about littering. The problem in Thailand is that there are not many trash cans available to put your trash in when you have it. That also leads to littering. 

Nice to see a post that doesn't use the 'f' term.

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2 minutes ago, overherebc said:

Nice to see a post that doesn't use the 'f' term.

I use farang and foreigner both.. I don't  feel farang is offensive. Others might think so I don't to each his / her own. 

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What thais lack in shame they make up for in blame..

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33 minutes ago, SammyT said:

 

Agreed, always the most frustrating thing is buying food or drink while wandering somewhere and then having to carry the litter for another 30 minutes until you can find somewhere to properly dispose of it. Pretty much the only consistent rubbish bins I've seen have been outside 7/11's. 

Not true...come to beach rd pattaya..and see the thai laziness

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Hypothetically speaking.. I wonder what the reaction would be if some kind of "farang litter day" began. For example if TV members agreed to go around picking up rubbish on a specific date. Not sure if it'd come across as shaming Thais or genuine respect for the country.

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Too many Thais just don't care, whether it be litter, driving motorbikes on the sidewalk or on the wrong side of the road, or anything else. They know its not right, but they just don't care.

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1 minute ago, Greyhat said:

Hypothetically speaking.. I wonder what the reaction would be if some kind of "farang litter day" began. For example if TV members agreed to go around picking up rubbish on a specific date. Not sure if it'd come across as shaming Thais or genuine respect for the country.

It's no good picking up after children all the time.

They never learn,  if you do.

 

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Just this morning driving the kids to school, a task a gave up because what I see frustrates the crap out of me and this is in the country or provinces if you like.

 

As I drive through our village and the other 2 to get to the main road from around 7-7.30am, village people burning their rubbish and others having back burned their lands overnight with the smoke evident for the 20 minute drive to get the kids to school, fully knowing that they, the kids are going to have to stand in assembly for 30 minutes listening to the principal and others woffle on while the kids suck in the smoke that's in the air.

 

One of the villages over the bridge next to ours, i.e. in the opposite direction 200 metres away have their yellow bins, and no burning of any kind is permitted in the village, we obviously have the wrong mayor, too interested in his gambling habits, however he is not solely to blame, as I am told the old council members don't want to have to pay for the bins, as the residents don't have the funds to pay for a garbage service as well.

 

So the Thai solution is burn baby burn.....I'm all choked up 😞

 

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What I don’t understand is why there doesn’t appear to be a consistent government public service campaign via the media on this and other related ‘social’ matters.

 

Seems odd for an authoritarian and bureaucratic state.

 

Worthwhile targets :

Learning to swim

Driving/drunk driving/seatbelts/ crash helmets

Littering/environmental

Corruption

etc, etc. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, realfunster said:

What I don’t understand is why there doesn’t appear to be a consistent government public service campaign via the media on this and other related ‘social’ matters.

 

Seems odd for an authoritarian and bureaucratic state.

 

Worthwhile targets :

Learning to swim

Driving/drunk driving/seatbelts/ crash helmets

Littering/environmental

Corruption

etc, etc. 

 

 

That would mean that there would be less money for the brass up top to put in their pockets, how dare you think of such an idea, Thai's are for Thai's, i.e. their own pockets, why take money out of their kitty to spend on another, absurd, however, one would have to adopt a common sense approach and become selfless, not in their vocabulary, sadly. 

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5 minutes ago, realfunster said:

What I don’t understand is why there doesn’t appear to be a consistent government public service campaign via the media on this and other related ‘social’ matters.

 

Seems odd for an authoritarian and bureaucratic state.

 

Worthwhile targets :

Learning to swim

Driving/drunk driving/seatbelts/ crash helmets

Littering/environmental

Corruption

etc, etc. 

 

 

Just maybe its linked to the face thing.

As most of what you have pointed out,  shows them up in there falling to there citizens and to themselves.

 

 

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