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Let's waste some money on the unimportant stuff. Cameras do not stop accidents. They record what happened.  

That's a lot of money to spend following half a dozen people about.

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And once you're done on Koh Samui then move onto Koh Tao. The death rate of "dirty farang" there is - by square metres, the highest in Thailand .......... Pathetic idiots, the whole bunch! 

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Sad for the Island ... people losing their businesses because the Island is dead empty and will be for another 6 month.

Roads are a nightmare right now, people have nothing to eat, a huge garbage problem but Government spends money

on Surveillance !!! Says it all really.

 

All the new street lights are actually 5G devices !!!

This time they might even turn them on ... not like the old ones who only ran when some (so called) VIP came along.

 

 

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Just in case somebody comes up to say the Island is busy: It is not ! Not even in my wildest dreams. EVERYWHERE I look.

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Did they ever fix the garbage problem and the eternally broken incerator ? Some blink bling villas and hotels don't feed the crowd. Lamai and Chaweng actually are cemetary like.

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I don't recall tourists or expats complaining about lack of safety due to too little street light, and not enough CCTV security cameras; Samui is not that bad, after all, and quite a number of private CCTV cameras have shown useful in some cases, for example traffic accidents.

I could imagine that about 250 million baht would be well spend on for example garbage infrastructure improvements, like getting the incinerators working, and avoid further news articles about that problem; and at same time sort out some collecting points with proper garbage containers, instead of folk just dumping garbage bags at the side of the road. The latter I've heard tourist complaining about, so it could be an important improvement. And the majority of tourists probably don't complain, but still don't think it's the expected amazing part of Thailand...🙂

 

By the way, what happened to all the new fancy street lamp post with underground wiring put up a few years ago on parts of the the Ring Road, and taken down less that two years after due to new sewers being installed..?

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3 hours ago, Tropicalevo said:

Samui is quite busy where I am. The numbers for the villas that we manage :-

July 2018   64 check ins and 61 check outs

July 2019   89 check ins and 89 check outs (the year of the Chinese invasion on Samui)

July 2020   60 check ins and 67 check outs

I am still receiving bookings for July as I type this.

With zero overseas tourists this year, we are more busy this month than in the same month in 2018.

Quite a lot of the high end hotels are fully booked at the moment.

Samui is a long way from dead. Yes, people are struggling in most businesses, but there are quite a few tourists on the island. The secret is to make them want to come back.

That's good you are getting business but are this month's figures anything to do with all the national holidays there is

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Yet there are allot of thais that cannot collect their social  security  of 5000 baht during the covid19 crisis

 

 

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3 hours ago, brain150 said:

Sad for the Island ... people losing their businesses because the Island is dead empty and will be for another 6 month.

Roads are a nightmare right now, people have nothing to eat, a huge garbage problem but Government spends money

on Surveillance !!! Says it all really.

 

All the new street lights are actually 5G devices !!!

This time they might even turn them on ... not like the old ones who only ran when some (so called) VIP came along.

 

 

PS:

Just in case somebody comes up to say the Island is busy: It is not ! Not even in my wildest dreams. EVERYWHERE I look.

There is already a poster saying its busy and honky dory.

 

instead of this cost how about police just do their jobs.

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4 hours ago, brain150 said:

PS:

Just in case somebody comes up to say the Island is busy: It is not ! Not even in my wildest dreams. EVERYWHERE I look.

I have not said that the whole island is busy but it is very busy where I am. Samui is quite a large island.

So where are you looking?

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