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  1. THAI eyes high-margin ground services

    Maybe THAI would like to invest in making their office in Pattaya more accessable to customers? It is tucked away at the Beach Road dusit corner with no parking and most people wouldn't even know it is there. A higher profile in a tourist town would make sense.
  2. Video reveals the cause of Pattaya’s filthy beach

    I see Thais leaving their trash at many locations all the time: after picnics at the beach, in parks, throwing out of car windows, throwing from motorbikes. Really terrible. What do they think happens to it?
  3. How can local authorities ignore this? TIT. It's always about money here. I would absolutely love there to be a major tourist swing AWAY from Thailand with the reason given as dirty environment, unsafe infrastructure and roads and see if the big fall in income would motivate any changes.
  4. And they are only doing something now after complaints made in September? Thais are so slack about stray dogs.
  5. Bangkok Flood Battle: Litterers to face heavy fines

    More rules and fines - short term measures only. Need to also start education about littering at school right through to university - try to develop some sense of civic pride and individual responsibility in the community. Most of the litter I see is simply discarded by Thais who just don't give a damn. Have to try to change the attitude.
  6. OMG Thais just don't get it. They clearly never notice what is happening around the world and acceptable. And this is a 'professional' publication.
  7. The train/tram/public transport thing is unrolled every few years - and then has been forgotten about, leaving the baht bus mafia, motorbikes and cars happily reign supreme in Pattaya. Can you even IMAGINE putting a fixed route tram in on Beach road??? What happens when they have festivals, markets, celebrations? How do you fit all the buses, cars and bikes around it? I'm sure it won't ever happen!
  8. A walkout achieves nothing. And everyone will have to compromise. It is far too late for a treaty - but constitutional recognition is possible. And in a practical sense what do Aborigines really want? Nothing has really worked very well so far, even after decades of provision of benefits, housing and medical programmes, youth programmes. It is such a very difficult situation and really needs the buy in of both indiginous and mainstream communities to work together.
  9. Very scary to be bitten like that. I hope she heals quickly. An interesting issue with soi dogs - many people are motivated to feed the soi dogs and feel sorry for them. But for the rest of the time NO-ONE is taking any responsibility for them. There is a kindly person feeding soi dogs near us and while I understand his desire to help, he should understand that by feeding them he is creating a pack of dogs and it is the local community that has to put up with the dog poo all over the place, the barking and the fighting. What is the solution to the soi dog problem?
  10. Foodland supermarket coming to Royal Garden!

    Such a pity Foodland had 2 sites - Tepprasit and down near Ambassador City but seem to have dropped them. Anybody who lives outside town in Na-Jomtien and further along would love to have a decent supermarket somewhere they didn't have to drive right into town!
  11. And this is why the logic and reason of safe driving practises will never take hold here ......
  12. It would be great if stalls could be relocated somewhere where they didn't force pedestrians onto the roads. It would be good if sidewalks were more free of rubbish and rats and pots of boiling oil. For all those who bleat "Don't destroy the charm of Bangkok, that's why tourists come here" just have a think about trying to get around the city if you have ANY mobility issues at all or want to take chikdren out in a pushchair. Sitting in a quieter and cleaner, and yes perhaps more hygenic area to eat from foodcarts cannot be all bad. And I suspect the move to rid the streets of the carts is less to do with the convenience of pedestrians and a lot more to do with controlling payments from stall holders to the 'pavement owners'.....
  13. Officials attacked over ‘harsh’ tree-trimming job

    The trees around our condo look a bit like this after the chainsaw man has had a go at them. They are usually trimmed off at whatever height his ladder or scaffold can reach. Unless he's just climbing around without a rope of course. Thankfully the trees seem to recover and grow quite ok afterwards.
  14. Did he ask her to put her feet down? Could have been solved without all the social media hoohaa.
  15. Prayut postpones new road safety regulations

    Songkran 2016: 442 deaths, 3,447 accidents, 3,656 injuries. And the authorities try to bring in badly thought-out additional laws just before Songkran. So inept. Nothing will change in Thailand until the government and the enforcement agencies and Thais themselves want to stop the carnage. The combination of lack of enforcement and complete selfishness and ignorance by the population contribute to the ongoing annual horrendous toll. What is it in the Thai psyche that allows people to ignore their responsibilities to themselves and the people around them? ie allows the police to ignore their enforcement responsibilities to keep people safe and enables people to ignore laws that are for everyone's safety as road users??