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The water is "thick with plastic": UK blogger advises against Thai beach visit for holiday weekend

 

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Popular and influential Bangkok based blogger Richard Barrow pulled no punches when he reported on the state of Bang Saen beach in Chonburi before the start of the long holiday weekend. 

 

He advised anyone heading for the beach - particularly popular with Thai families - to head back home as sands were covered in litter and the water was "thick with plastic". 

 

He posted a video of the filthy shoreline on Friday. 

 

The local authorities swung into action with a six hour cleaning operation from 4 am to 10 am Saturday but two further clean-ups were needed as more trash blew in off the sea. 

 

 

 

Local Mayor Narongchai "Tui" Khunpluem went onto Facebook to say that Mr Barrow's observations were true. 

 

He said that since he was a child this had always happened at Bangsaen in the monsoon season especially from July to September. 

 

The trash came from the principal estuaries emptying into the gulf and from vessels at sea. 

 

He was resigned to clearing up the trash for the visitors to the beach - and waiting for the next inevitable wave of rubbish to wash up. 

 

Mayor Tui - who frequently posts online - has had some success making sure visitors and vendors don't make a mess of his beach but is powerless to stop the trash emanating from elsewhere, notes Thaivisa.

 

Mr Barrow is one of the most influential travel bloggers living in Thailand having been in the kingdom for 25 years and writing about travel in Thailand since 1998.

 

Source: Manager Online

 

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Tourist promotion time. Unclean Thailand.

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Garbage scows, still dumping their trash?

 

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Same on the beaches of Chaiya in Surat Thani. Garbage everywhere.

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1 hour ago, chrisandsu said:

They will collect the rubbish and then dump it back out to sea hoping for a different result .

...or that it's been washed up on someone else's beach. A bit like the attitude people in the West had 50 years ago.

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An off-topic post about stray dogs and also a reply have been removed.

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does anybody has richard borrows email contact, not fb, instagram twitter as I don't use any of the social networks, serious answers only, thks

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4 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

does anybody has richard borrows email contact, not fb, instagram twitter as I don't use any of the social networks, serious answers only, thks

Richard doesn't give his email address out, he can only be contacted by Facebook or Twitter.

 

This is from his website: RichardBarrows.com

 

I have purposely made it difficult for people to contact me. This is because I was getting so many requests and questions from people that I was unable to cope. PLEASE don’t use the following form to ask me to help plan your holiday or to answer a question about Thailand. Use this form only to contact me. No questions please. I have a day job, and believe it or not, I also have a life! If you have a question then please post it on my Facebook page or Twitter feed where I answer all questions that I receive. Thank you for your understanding.

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1 minute ago, vogie said:

Richard doesn't give his email address out, he can only be contacted by Facebook or Twitter.

 

This is from his website: RichardBarrows.com

 

I have purposely made it difficult for people to contact me. This is because I was getting so many requests and questions from people that I was unable to cope. PLEASE don’t use the following form to ask me to help plan your holiday or to answer a question about Thailand. Use this form only to contact me. No questions please. I have a day job, and believe it or not, I also have a life! If you have a question then please post it on my Facebook page or Twitter feed where I answer all questions that I receive. Thank you for your understanding.

thanks, will try with fb friend acct

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