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Bangkok's Fourth Safety Zone Officially Open On Soi Nana Tai

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Bangkok's fourth Safety Zone officially open on Soi Nana Tai

By Coconuts Bangkok

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BANGKOK: -- At 9PM yesterday, police officially opened Bangkok’s fourth Safety Zone on Soi Nana Tai. The Safety Zones are intended to ensure the safety of tourists and reduce the number of crimes.

Maj Gen Chalermkiat Sriworakan, Assistant to Thailand’s Police Chief, said that the project was in line with the government’s policy of increasing tourism revenue, as laid out in the Asean Community’s 2015 goals.

In order to reassure tourists that Bangkok is a safe destination, security measures will be tightened in the area via such means as the installation of [more...]

Full story: http://www.coconutsb...n-soi-nana-tai/

-- COCONUTS Bangkok 2012-12-21

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"Nana Tai Safety Zone, where there were over 1,500 daily visitors and 50 restaurants."

This is Suk soi 4 we are talking about, where are the 50 restaurants, or is restaurants a euphemsim?

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And only the most diligent officers will get the opportunity to patrol the "safety zone" where the best chances of extorting money from tourists are.

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I worry more about traffic down there than any people.

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These safety zones are hilarious: cheesy.gif

I wonder if statistics will be published later. So we can see how much crime there has been in the safety zones, and how much outside of them.

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It's quite difficult to deny an impact of the influence of in- and outside lights upon the rhythm of hearts...

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Haven't we been reading lately about some folks getting stabbed or shot in the so-called Safety Zone around Pattaya's Walking Street?

Guess I need to stay away from BKK's Soi 4 now, and head on over to New Year's Eve at CentralWorld... That's surely a much safer place... OOOPS!!! whistling.gif

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Great!! We flee London with its camera on every lamp post to a Thailand with an officer outside each restaurant and locals in special T shirts (or not) encouraged to snitch on "unusual behaviour". A police state or what? Where can one go these days without being continually spied upon?

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Great!! We flee London with its camera on every lamp post to a Thailand with an officer outside each restaurant and locals in special T shirts (or not) encouraged to snitch on "unusual behaviour". A police state or what? Where can one go these days without being continually spied upon?

Simple. If you don't want it on camera, don't do it. Or do it in the privacy of your own home.

I'll never understand the folks that post drunk pictures of themselves on that interweb thing, either.

Or otherwise smart people that don't know about telephoto lenses that can spot boobies a mile away.

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Considering the lovely Lumpini Police stopped my partner and I in the area a few years ago and attempted to extort money from me after suggesting she was a prostitute and I had picked her up from a bar, and not listening to me tell Officer Somchai that despite his assumptions, prostitutes did not wear long dresses, nor did their customers wear shiny dress shoes and formal attire... I will feel more safe outside of the "safety zone" thanks.

I suppose on the positive, the men of the Congo, Nigeria and the women of the Ukraine now only need walk across the road to the booth at the end of the street, and it will be guaranteed an officer will be present to accept their "donation" to ensure that nobody commits crimes against them whilst they are tourists in Thailand.

A good joke, from a seriously bombastic organization needing to look at themselves before judging others. Bangkok Police are but a shade of their country-folk friends who in my experience do a much better and fairer job of Policing. What most people in the Nana area deem crime (e.g. anything other crime minus prostitution) does not take place at Nana, it takes place when the girl leaves with the guy. This leaves the question.. are we protecting Farangs from crime being committed against them, or ensuring that Farangs do not commit crime within the safety areas?

Will be interesting when there is an "incident" and the owners of half the bars in Nana Plaza, Outlaws MC, turn up to take care of business.

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the pic reminds me of the old song "never smile at a crocodile"

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