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Hi Mancub and 12DrinkMore,

the topic is "pro's and Con's of Ao Nang"

Not to play wannabe moderator, but can we get back to that?

If you or ManinSurat want to start a religious thread, knock yourselves out but don't hijack this thread.

That being said, I am also guilty here of posting regarding this religious stuff (sorry), but as the old saying goes "opinions and A***hles everyone has one".

When it comes to religion and politics, man, this saying tends to be spot on.

Now, Pro and Con-McDonalds Ao Nang, horrible food (con), pretty good coffee.........(Pro).

Crap coffee, although maybe the Golden Arches in Ao Nang provides better than BKK.

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I've a mind to go and have a chat with the local imam, at that very mosque (who I do know), this evening and see what he makes of your and your reviewers bigotry. Just a shame I don't know which business it is you have. You could expect a protest of some kind.

I have no idea how I landed here, but have been reading your massive and over the top rants.

As an atheist I wonder just how welcome you will be at the local mosque. Unlike buddhist wats, the mosques do not welcome those outside of the islamic belief. They are distinctly unfriendly.

But as you are married to an islamic woman, you would have to be converted into islam in order to be accepted into the family. Including the small but significant and irreversible operation. Claiming atheism will raise eyebrows in a buddhist family, but will not be accepted in an islamic family. You will also be expected to bring up your children in the islamic faith, you will have no choice. Educating them in atheism or any other religious belief will instantly result in alienation from your family and the local community.

It is interesting to note that you seem to be very extremist in your attitude pro-islam and anti-everything-else. This does call into question your claimed atheism.

As you claim to have links into the mosque, then maybe you could point out that everybody has a mobile phone, and perhaps they could issue the "call to prayer" via SMS. After all, the koran does not mention using PA systems at full blast.

Which I think is the only criticism that has been given above, with the exception of all your ranting criticisms against all manner of other people.

I am married to a Thai Muslim woman and did not have to have "a small but significant and irreversible operation". Yes took on a Muslim name out of respect to my wife's mothers wishes via the Imam. The family know I am not a Muslim by practice and there are no relationship difficulties whatsoever - I interact with family members nearly every day. I agree that some of ManInSurat posts were OTP. Don't agree with asking them to change their style of call to prayer communications.

I'm happy for you that you were not required to have a irreversible operation.

I do know of a few Farangs who have married Thai Muslims and they seem to have as successful a marriage as those to a none Muslim. One point you did not reply to, did you have to agree that any children from the marriage would have to be brought up as Muslims?.

regards children being raised in the Muslim faith - no problem, there is a lot of misinformation on what Muslims really believe, very few are extremist - personally I have more affinity to Vedanta

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Don't agree with asking them to change their style of call to prayer communications.

Well, maybe they don't have to use modern telecoms but in that case why do they feel the need to use high powered amplifiers to deliver the call to prayer?

Weren't around in the desert 1,500 years ago.

If you're so interested go & ask them

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Don't agree with asking them to change their style of call to prayer communications.

Well, maybe they don't have to use modern telecoms but in that case why do they feel the need to use high powered amplifiers to deliver the call to prayer?

Weren't around in the desert 1,500 years ago.

If you're so interested go & ask them

No point in discussing religious beliefs.

Probably get something like "Allah gave us the power amplifiers so we can spread the word of the prophet".

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regards children being raised in the Muslim faith - no problem, there is a lot of misinformation on what Muslims really believe, very few are extremist - personally I have more affinity to Vedanta

I prefer a good old cuppa tea meself.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1580705/Woman-jailed-for-worshipping-tea-pot.html

Another example of religious tolerance and freedom of choice.

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Hi Mancub and 12DrinkMore,

the topic is "pro's and Con's of Ao Nang"

Not to play wannabe moderator, but can we get back to that?

If you or ManinSurat want to start a religious thread, knock yourselves out but don't hijack this thread.

That being said, I am also guilty here of posting regarding this religious stuff (sorry), but as the old saying goes "opinions and A***hles everyone has one".

When it comes to religion and politics, man, this saying tends to be spot on.

Now, Pro and Con-McDonalds Ao Nang, horrible food (con), pretty good coffee.........(Pro).

Well said , and yes ,correct ,you are also guilty of hi-jacking this thread ...way before myself or 12DrinkMore contributed .Maybe you would consider "knocking yourself " out ?

Pros : aside from the obvious beach /island deal ;

The many ,varied inland attractions within easy reach

The freedom of travelling the quieter back roads by motorcycle ,

The diversity of accomodation options available,

The sharp contrast between Low/High season

Cons;

Parking difficulty and general driving habits/abilities here

The increased number of minivans and Tuk -tuks

Kids tearing up the streets on illegal motorbikes ,

The lack of visible and effective policing

The high rates for National Park entry ( not the dual pricing argument - but the fees in general for both parties )

The lack of any public sports facilities .

Hope this is of some value !

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Forgot to mention the annoyance of those advertising wagons with their repetitive loud hailers - Boxing stadium . bar, nightclub ( not to be too specific ) , disturbing the peace and causing traffic chaos !

On a more serious note , which was touched on by an earlier poster , the disturbing increase in groups of local youths hanging around Nopparat Thara and Ao Nammao rd areas in particular . Sometimes they like to be confrontational ,where a Farang is concerned. Often their gangs are well known to the police and they often come to Ao Nang from outside of Krabi town ,because of the opportunities for petty crime offered in a tourist area ( or so our local Policeman claims) !

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Hi Mancub and 12DrinkMore,

the topic is "pro's and Con's of Ao Nang"

Not to play wannabe moderator, but can we get back to that?

If you or ManinSurat want to start a religious thread, knock yourselves out but don't hijack this thread.

That being said, I am also guilty here of posting regarding this religious stuff (sorry), but as the old saying goes "opinions and A***hles everyone has one".

When it comes to religion and politics, man, this saying tends to be spot on.

Now, Pro and Con-McDonalds Ao Nang, horrible food (con), pretty good coffee.........(Pro).

Maybe you would consider "knocking yourself " out ?

You obviously don't understand the expression.

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For anyone that lives in Thailand and has time, Ao Nang is known as a jumping off point not a destination as has been pointed out.

No way I would even use it as even that. My experiences in the Andaman are limited to getting to a pier that has as little drama as possible and getting a boat out to the most remote, lovely and coral gardened island as fast as possible.

I am 50 but even when I am 75, this will not change. I really dislike being around crowds, trash, noise...

BUT...I can see it could be a great place to LIVE, just not much of a holiday spot imo.

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Hi Mancub and 12DrinkMore,

the topic is "pro's and Con's of Ao Nang"

Not to play wannabe moderator, but can we get back to that?

If you or ManinSurat want to start a religious thread, knock yourselves out but don't hijack this thread.

That being said, I am also guilty here of posting regarding this religious stuff (sorry), but as the old saying goes "opinions and A***hles everyone has one".

When it comes to religion and politics, man, this saying tends to be spot on.

Now, Pro and Con-McDonalds Ao Nang, horrible food (con), pretty good coffee.........(Pro).

Maybe you would consider "knocking yourself " out ?

You obviously don't understand the expression.

And you've obviously forgotten the title of the thread ! By all means quote me in your replies , but have the decency to include my post in it's entirety , not just a selected line , thankyou !
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For anyone that lives in Thailand and has time, Ao Nang is known as a jumping off point not a destination as has been pointed out.

No way I would even use it as even that. My experiences in the Andaman are limited to getting to a pier that has as little drama as possible and getting a boat out to the most remote, lovely and coral gardened island as fast as possible.

I am 50 but even when I am 75, this will not change. I really dislike being around crowds, trash, noise...

BUT...I can see it could be a great place to LIVE, just not much of a holiday spot imo.

Fully agree with your sentiments , and it is indeed ,in my opinion ,a great place to live .This populist theme of Ao Nang being a "jumping off " place for the islands ,however ,is something that may have been written in The Lonely Planet 15 years ago ,and would have been rightly applicable back then . I've witnessed Ao Nang evolve ( sadly sometimes ) , into a destination resort in it's own right .

The inreasing higher -end hotel developments , the Phuket style entertainment complex that is Centre Point , the Scandinavian Tour operators that offer package holidays here ,all bear witness to this . The focus has changed to the promotion of day trips , 4/5 islands, Phi Phi ,and numerous other options such as kayaking ,climbing ,elephant riding etc etc. Local businesses have grown also ,as a result , and it has become a popular choice for Thais and Malaysians to visit also for long week-ends .More and more ex-pats are choosing to "settle" here also .

I would consider places like Trang as more appropriate for those looking for more remote island adventures or Krabi town ,with the new ferry terminal ,as a jumping off place for the larger ,more popular island destinations ..

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That's the last I'll also say on this matter as I've already wasted enough energy on dealing with religious bigotry to last me a lifetime.

I seriously think you are brainwashed you claim to be an atheist but seem to know an awful lot about Islam and cannot accept people have different views on this and other aspects of ao nanang

You have generalised and slagged of Russians,Koreans,swedes people from chaing mai,chaing rai,issan and Buddhist peoPle from krabi

Even someone commenting about noisy longtails you cannot except I ve heard loads of tourist complain about this there is even reviews on our website mentioning this yet you even claim there are no reviews any where like this.

You go on to claim the Muslims have been pushed out by the aggressive northern Thais and Buddhist locals and they can't run any of the businesses what rubbish what about pp family boat company and barracudas tour probably 2 of the biggest and successful tour operators in ao nang making millions both Muslim owned please show me where these aggressive Thais are stealing there bussiness

Sorry but this thread was for pros and cons of ao nang 2 people who run businesses here mentioned they get comments from customers regarding mosque and you cannot accept that and go on to slag of other posters ,Thais and tourists if you cannot accept other peoples views and resort to throwing insults and playing the race card you are probably better of not getting involved in Internet forums

totally agree

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Oh and playing the race card? What are you actually talking about? Stop acting like an idiot and people will stop treating you like one.

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Here, I tell you what.

I'll leave you alone, carry on believing what you want to believe about Muslims in Krabi and where they should and shouldn't be allow to build their mosques for the benefit of tourism.

That's totally your choice. I can't stop you from doing that.

Don't think for one second if I ever do meet you that I won't call you a bigot to your face. I will. I'll also have basically everyone else in Krabi backing me up as is evidenced by all the other posters in this thread.

I'm all for live and let live.

Peace out.

The irony is stunnning

YOUR A RACIST and a BIGOT. Read again everything u said in this thread!

u are obviously a deeply troubled and hatefull person.

Is strong that you say but I have the same feeling, he wrote a lot invalidating wherever other point of view with so much non sense or controversies, so is a quite boring for me to share more information or opinions about if someone is waiting for debating what you write.

...Difficult to share new things, good talks or wherever.

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A defining statement from ManinSurat is:

Saying a mosque is loud and it disturbs the tourists is not a view or an opinion. It's bigotry plain and simple.

He clearly holds extreme beliefs which cannot be discussed.

I suspect, but don't know for sure, that he is a member of the Farang group who have "Gone Thai * 200% plus".

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2 inflammatory posts removed. Rule 4) Not to flame fellow members.Flaming will not be tolerated. 'Flaming' is defined as posting or responding to a message in a way clearly intended to incite useless arguments, to launch personal attacks, to insult, or to be hateful towards other members. This includes useless criticism, name-calling, swearing and any other comments meant to incite anger.

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