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Amazing. Tourism figures already suffering so what can they do next? Well we did the curfew ermm...Oh, let's see, how about making beaches places where you can't lay on the beach on a sunbed and get a beer!! Great stuff, I heard Vietnam has nice beaches though, and you can get lunch and a glass of wine too! And everybody here saying "quite right, if it's not legal they should go" will be the same people whining about how Thailand doesn't do enough to get tourists in... Incredible mentality of an already pretty much <removed> up country. Too bad, such a glorious country be stripped bare

I got me a big beach towel to lay on and an isky to hold my cold ones.

No problem here mate biggrin.png

Cool!!!

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Just goes to show you the Thai mentality towards laws; both officials and villagers.

Here we go with the snobbish comments about Thai mentality...

Is Thai mentality any different from that of your home country?

If anything, I'd say that overall Thai mentality is superior. Show me a tourist area

in any of your home countries that doesn't have shysters, chiselers and cheats.

Obviously you have never been to Canada.

You may have a point. I used to live in U.S. near Canada. Canada may just be an exception, made many

trips to Canadian Niagara Falls. Don't recall meeting any shysters there, unlike the U.S. side... ;-)

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Just goes to show you the Thai mentality towards laws; both officials and villagers.

And your comment speaks volumes about your holier-than-thou mentality towards everyone who happens to be Thai because, as always, the Farang Fantasy Factory assumes there is a single Thai mentality or a Thai way of behaving.

I suppose, given all the corruption and greed that precipitated the recent world-wide financial crisis and which continues unabated and unpunished, that that shows you the farang mentality ( yes, every last one of them) towards laws.

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YES!!!!! The beach chair mafia is on the run!!!! The illegal taxis were tearing down their shacks last week. This is all good news to me. Hopefully all of those beach chairs in Nai Harn don't return for high season. Most of them are gone now as of this week. I guessed that it was only due to the high surf. We can only wait and see.

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Please Please Please be Nay Yang Beach Next....bulldoze all the buildings on the beach with the taxi Mafia inside them.....It is like the wild wild west in Nay Yang now with everyone including the local police ignoring the laws...!

Also set a licensing and control policy for any taxis operating at the beach and make them leave their cars in the northern end of the park, leaving the roads clear of many black cabs.

Please General get the military in to sort the mess out.

Here in Kamala, it's just been a miracle. Most of the encroachment is gone. A huge shout out to the military.

And they're not taking prisoners. I think they have so much on their plates right now they're holding off on Patong and south.

It's coming. There is nothing to stop the Army now. The only thing that's going to be left on the King's beach...is sand.

It's tough to have any empathy with the business interests. The argument that it's going to hurt the local economy doesn't hold water. There is no unemployment.

A tourist wants to come here and have a beer on the beach. It's good for tourism. That's something he can't do in his western country but it should be okay here?

This has been a wonderful thing to see.

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Just goes to show you the Thai mentality towards laws; both officials and villagers.

And your comment speaks volumes about your holier-than-thou mentality towards everyone who happens to be Thai because, as always, the Farang Fantasy Factory assumes there is a single Thai mentality or a Thai way of behaving.

I suppose, given all the corruption and greed that precipitated the recent world-wide financial crisis and which continues unabated and unpunished, that that shows you the farang mentality ( yes, every last one of them) towards laws.

If the business is on public land, because corruption money has been paid, then the person who owns the business is breaking the law, and the person who allowed them to set up the business, at their specific illegal location, for a corrupt payment/s, is also breaking the law.

I don't see it as "holier than thou" - I see it as corruption, and it's been allowed to get way out of hand on Phuket, for way too long.

I mean, seriously, concrete building structures on the beach? Everyone knows that it's public land, and most probably the property of The King.

Corruption has allowed the business to be built, and to remain, on land that no individual had the right to allow it to be built on.

Since when did these "influential people" think they had so much power, and why are they complaining that they have to obey the law, like every other Thai in Thailand?

Surely, there must be a line in the sand (no pun intended) for a tolerable amount of corruption, after all, we are living in Thailand, but the Thai Army obviously saw it as way too much here, and have stepped in.

I hope it goes island wide, and all the way.

Remember, Phuket is not being oppressed by this. Phuket is just being bought into line with the rest of Thailand.

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Wish they would ban all the beach chairs etc on Cha Am beach as well. The people

that own the chairs think that they own the parking area in front of the beach also

and throw a fit if you park in front of their area.

they do the same thing in pattaya,but take it to a new low,we have new public seating on our beach rd,and the beach chair pirates set thier personal belongings on the public seating for the entire day..taking rude to another level..

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A friend quit a hotel project in Phuket after he naively tried to clear vendors from the beach front land his employers had bought to break ground and the former mayor of Patong's men showed up with assault rifles. Guess things are different now but for how long?

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we have lost all our little quite soi's in pattaya,they are now riuned, by tour buses that use them as short cuts,to avoid traffic...pattaya has become a city with no style ,class or history...this is greed and the over development of a once amazing country.kaa-ching kaa-ching...''when you find paradise,kiss it good bye''..the eagles....

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A friend quit a hotel project in Phuket after he naively tried to clear vendors from the beach front land his employers had bought to break ground and the former mayor of Patong's men showed up with assault rifles. Guess things are different now but for how long?

There's not many major tourist destinations in the world where an Army presence has been good for the tourism industry.

However, if the Army keep going in the same direction as they have, since coming to Phuket, they probably will attract tourists back to Phuket, no repell them, like previous administrations have.

Amazing Thailand. smile.png

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Amazing. Tourism figures already suffering so what can they do next? Well we did the curfew ermm...Oh, let's see, how about making beaches places where you can't lay on the beach on a sunbed and get a beer!! Great stuff, I heard Vietnam has nice beaches though, and you can get lunch and a glass of wine too! And everybody here saying "quite right, if it's not legal they should go" will be the same people whining about how Thailand doesn't do enough to get tourists in... Incredible mentality of an already pretty much <removed> up country. Too bad, such a glorious country be stripped bare

I got me a big beach towel to lay on and an isky to hold my cold ones.

No problem here mate biggrin.png

But the Thai's don't want you to do that on THEIR beaches.

They want you pay for a sun chair and buy beer from them.

You see, the beach is not there for you to enjoy on your holiday. The beach is there for them to demand money from you to use. smile.png

A bit like almost every beach in the World then really?

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