Phuket News ++: July 2010

A number of local people in Sapan Hin decide that they had waited too long for the government to agree that a road (already built) could be completed.  The problem was that part of it was through a mangrove swamp and the Environment Minister indicates that a flyover must be built over the protected swamp......

Not for the same reasons but there is an unfinished road at the back of the park that I go to Jemma with - not completed because of no money - now I understand why it was strange road that went no where - watch this space

Did not take part in the Laguna Marathon - next time.

Maybe I should support Phuket FC..... when are they playing Trang?

Tsunami sculpture 'not stolen' but being repaired.

Are you a farang married to a Thai lady?
In 2009 there were 24 divorces of a mixed marriage out of 36 cases - hard to believe BUT i only read the newspaper.

A tour guide looking after 11 guests did a runner with all of their money - returned it to them and not charged.

Who falls for this?
The money that you see is dyed and is waiting to be destroyed. We have a chemical (expensive) which can remove this dye and we can make a lot of money BUT we need some hard cash, some more ....... don't tell anyone...

Sustainable tourism means what?
Ecotourism is something different - are there any normal tourists in Phuket now?
Medical tourism is next...............

Dengue fever is on the rise in Phuket. (213 so far).

A curb on the building - not a bad idea?

I visited the Kathu festival but I did not see the Opium display - maybe I left too early?

Toilets at Suvarnabhumi International Airport are getting a 'make over' to 'make the top 10 rankings of the World's Best airports - is that the only thing they need to change'?

Two kids go on a Mountain Trek in order to raise money for Soi Dog - i am impressed, good luck.

Apparently there are 208,183 motorbikes (registered?) in Phuket.  As of July the 1st riders and passengers MUST wear a helmet or be fined - the Phuket Police gave away 800 helmets to the motorbike taxi drivers - is this helmet for their passenger to wear?

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