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Tourism downturn: Bridge between Koh Samui and mainland could bring in more tourists

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

an 18 kilometer structure costing an estimated 30 billion baht.

 

2 hours ago, webfact said:

A bridge to the main island might help with visits to the other islands

 

So someone wants to spend estimated 30,000,000,000 THB because that "might help".

 

They could give me 1% of that and I might help them setting their thinking straight. A bargain!

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Like the Kra Canal fantasy from years back this boondoggle is never getting anywhere. SM007 posting above has a good assessment of the situation.

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Maybe the government should use their new Chinese submarines to augment the ferry service, as they sure aren't needed for anything else. 🤓

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1st of April in December. Clowns !

They can't even build a simple tunnel or surfacing a road and are dreaming of this kind of bridge.

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4 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Wow. Quite an ambitious project that would be. Anything to deflect, take responsibility, and avoid talking about the real issues. Tourism on Samui, Phangan and Dark Tao are suffering for a dozen major reasons. Many are the same reasons why tourism (the important kind of tourism, Western tourism, and tourists from China and India with deep pockets) is way down nationwide, have to do with the incessant ranting of fools like Little Oud, The Big Joke, Prayuth, and others, who possess a profound degree of ignorance, and arrogance, hatred of foreigners, and are cursed with extreme racism. In addition truly deplorable policies of focusing all of their energy on attracting lower and lower middle class tourists from only India and China, an unwillingness to address the many problems plaguing the nation, such as traffic safety, public safety, erratic immigration policy, police harassment, the air and other environmental issues that ARE NOT being addressed, and more. When you add in the inane luxury taxes, the inane taxes on fine wine, the lack of english skills, and the relatively poor service at higher end hotels and restaurants, and you can see why wealthy tourists are shunning Thailand, as if the nation had a contagious plague. They are willing to travel and pay first world prices for hotels and food and wine, if the service is comparably good. That it is not. 

 

Samui and the southern islands have another set of issues, that are all their own making. Samui in particular feels like a 20 year old dishrag, that has never been properly cleaned. It is overbuilt, like Phuket, and the Ring Road is a horrific blight. Once you get onto the beaches, or up into the hills it is a stunning island. But, the rest of the island suffers from a tremendous lack of pride, on the part of the locals, the vast majority of whom are not from Samui, as most of the natives left long ago with their land fortunes. Plus you have local police there, who are perhaps the most corrupt, and least helpful and competent, of any within the nation of Thailand. Dark Tao has a serial killer. Killing is his hobby. And he comes from a family that is above the law. Any and all laws. So local Burmese end up getting framed for his killings. Plus, the island is way overpriced, and the diving is horrendously poor. So, why on earth would anyone go there? Phangan is the only decent area in the Southern Islands, and it is relatively under developed. Which is a nice thing for those who want peace and quiet, once you get away from Had Rin, and the full moon party kids. 

I would never patronize Koh Tao

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14 minutes ago, Ireland32 said:

I would never patronize Koh Tao

You’re safe so long as you don’t have an attractive young farang female with you; and, if you’re on your own, you mind your own business.

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Keep checking the beaches for the bottle that has a genie in it

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I love low season, it's the tourists that spoil Koh Samui 😂😂😂😂😉

Businesses need to adapt to market conditions, just like Tesco are about too.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😉😉😉😉

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30 Billion Baht, or 1 Billion dollars.

 

I'm in.

 

I have been racking may brains all day and I honestly can't think of anything better to spend that on.

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