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Phuket: Kata/karon Tuk-Tuk Drivers: ' We Will Block The Road'

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The problem are they use to earn 2000-3000 baht and more a day.

Use to live like a king and maybe have lot of private exepenses as big luxuryhouse and luxury’s cars we don’t know about.

Now Karon-Kata has more than 400 tuk tuk]s. I fell SO sorry for the Tuk Tuk' s because they only demand to live same life as before.

Ref. http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/savepdf.php?ref=2012311955&id=8111

are you high?

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Picture sows a highly educated, intelligent Thai gentleman who just wants to provide value added service to foreign guests at a competitive price.

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One tuk-tuk driver responded, “Tell Chalerm that in Phuket
we no longer have rice fields. We just have tuk-tuks. This is the only way we
can make a living.”

Rice fields in Phuket? It never was a rice producer. Traditional industries were tin mining and rubber plantations like most of the South, using imported Chinese coolie labour. Please find this <deleted> a job in a tin mine forthwith.

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When was the last time these scumbags planted a grain of rice, on Phuket? What utter rot!

In a dream time the problem will be overcome is when gutless government, corrupt/spineless police and the tourists move off the island returning it back to nature. BUT until then threads like this are a complete waste of bandwidth.

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The problem are they use to earn 2000-3000 baht and more a day.

Use to live like a king and maybe have lot of private exepenses as big luxuryhouse and luxury’s cars we don’t know about.

Now Karon-Kata has more than 400 tuk tuk]s. I fell SO sorry for the Tuk Tuk' s because they only demand to live same life as before.

Ref. http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/savepdf.php?ref=2012311955&id=8111

are you high?

They only demand what they where earning before.

They should all get together and form a union and demand more we will pay it no alternative.

Those were the days brings a tear to my eye.

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Just revoke 2/3 of all Tuk-Tuk licenses. Then the income for the rest of the Tuk-Tuk-drivers will go up immediately. And there are still too many of them.

Correct, just like in Pattaya.... Tooooooo many songtaews !!!! i'm afraid they will never disappear as one of the local poo jais will lose a lot of daily income... so this will never happen....

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One tuk-tuk driver responded, “Tell Chalerm that in Phuket

we no longer have rice fields. We just have tuk-tuks. This is the only way we

can make a living.”

Rice fields in Phuket? It never was a rice producer. Traditional industries were tin mining and rubber plantations like most of the South, using imported Chinese coolie labour. Please find this <deleted> a job in a tin mine forthwith.

Of course there were rice fields in Phuket. I remember catching fish in the rice-paddy field next to Patong hospital in 1986.
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More Arh....es holding progress to ransom......

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The problem are they use to earn 2000-3000 baht and more a day.

Use to live like a king and maybe have lot of private exepenses as big luxuryhouse and luxury’s cars we don’t know about.

Now Karon-Kata has more than 400 tuk tuk]s. I fell SO sorry for the Tuk Tuk' s because they only demand to live same life as before.

Ref. http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/savepdf.php?ref=2012311955&id=8111

are you high?

Sorry, wai2.gif next time I write if is with "irony or sarcasm" so all can understand. thumbsup.gif

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These episodes are indicative of the serious underlying problems in Thailand's tourism dependent economy: a workforce that is largely unskilled and poorly educated,due to a stagnant, outdated educational model, a legal and judicial system that lacks the will and ability to maintain law and order, and a criminal underworld that has successfully infiltrated the government and exploited a culture of venality. It tragic to consider what Phuket could have been compared with what it is today.

I agree but because Thailand as a Asian country and seems to be doing OK they powers that be will never change.

Maybe later.

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When the clowns run the circus:

“We already suffer from the Russian tour companies setting up business here and charging people half the fares we do. If the [airport] bus comes here and is charging B30 from Karon to Patong, how do we make a living?”

If the Russions don't go broke by providing this service for a decent price, why would Thais suffer? And on how do we make a living- get a real job and work for a change!

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One tuk-tuk driver responded, “Tell Chalerm that in Phuket

we no longer have rice fields. We just have tuk-tuks. This is the only way we

can make a living.”

Rice fields in Phuket? It never was a rice producer. Traditional industries were tin mining and rubber plantations like most of the South, using imported Chinese coolie labour. Please find this <deleted> a job in a tin mine forthwith.

Of course there were rice fields in Phuket. I remember catching fish in the rice-paddy field next to Patong hospital in 1986.

Agreed - all along the middle part of Patong below Nanai Road was rice fields until the early 90s.

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establish of seatbelt and helmet compulsion for tuk tuk drivers, as for other drivers.

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I guess its time to have an army escort with one of these, problem solved.

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This is the only sensible comment among the hosat of ramblings below. Not that it will happen. The Thai are too soft and weak. Instead they will all have a chat around the table and get nowhere. Perhaps get thje Israelis in to sort them out

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