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A survey is underway to prevent the iconic James Bond Island karst from falling into the sea. Photo: PR Phang Nga

 

PHUKET: Efforts are underway to determine the natural erosion of the base of Koh Tapu, better known as ‘James Bond Island’, in Phang Nga Bay in the hope of preventing the iconic pillar of rock from toppling into the sea.

 

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) Warawut Silpa-archa, who also serves as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, inspected the site last Thursday (Apr 15) for a briefing on what action is being taken to protect the natural landmark, which has drawn countless thousands of tourists to see the towering karst, famed for its inclusion in the classic James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun.

 

Joining Mr Warawut for the update was Phang Nga Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/efforts-underway-to-prevent-iconic-james-bond-island-from-collapsing-79733.php

 

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3 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Typical, they will interfere and ba))s things up, then who will they blame?

Oh them damned farang tourists are to blame.🤭

Yes, they've been staring too hard at it.

But don't blame the authorities for allowing the thousands of tourist boats that have added to the erosion for decades now.

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I've seen areas, like this photo from Sam Pan Bok, where they like to prop sticks under rocks for good luck.  Maybe that would work.

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6 minutes ago, rwill said:

I've seen areas, like this photo from Sam Pan Bok, where they like to prop sticks under rocks for good luck.  Maybe that would work.

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Perhaps two giant lollipop sticks strapped to it vertically on two sides with a rubber band would do the trick.

It worked for me in the past.

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36 minutes ago, action said:

Maybe get a bunch of guys in uniform to point at the erosion in a photo would help?

especially for the hard-of-learning.

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14 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I'd like to suggest a concrete wall and scaffolding around it.

How would they explain that in each language to foreign visitors? A sort of Berlitz Wall.

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3 hours ago, colinneil said:

Typical, they will interfere and ba))s things up, then who will they blame?

Oh them damned farang tourists are to blame.🤭

It is always the dirty white man, always.

Oh, and don't forget the dirty tourist, of course.

But most of the time they also white.

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If they can't fix the erosion on Pattaya Beach after every heavy rain they will never fix that. Maybe need to hire the team that kept the Leaning Tower of Pisa from colapse.  Below  a few pics  for those that might not remeber what it looks like.

 

 

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Invent a description to replace the hackneyed word 'iconic' and maybe someone will show interest.

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