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Authorities fire back over Koh Tao ‘Death Island’ label

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That's right: If AIR is what you got then you got nothing but AIR.
But if you want to play Abbot & Costello that's fine with me:

Costello: What's the guy's name on first base?
Abbott: No. What is on second.
Costello: I'm not asking you who's on second.
Abbott: Who's on first.
Costello: I don't know.
Abbott: He's on third, we're not talking about him.
Costello: Now how did I get on third base?
Abbott: Why you mentioned his name.
Costello: If I mentioned the third baseman's name, who did I say is playing third?
Abbott: No. Who's playing first.
Costello: What's on first?
Abbott: What's on second.
Costello: I don't know.
(ETC. ETC.)

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5 minutes ago, survivalblue said:

Suicide Island?

The acid test for TviaF members here, is would you want your son or daughter to holiday on this island?!

 

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So when you tell your kid not to go with the group, the 99+% chance outcome is that the other kids come back from the trip and tell your kid what a great time they missed because of their paranoid father and the kid is embarrassed and ends up hating you.

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Just now, JLCrab said:

So when you tell your kid not to go with the group, the 99+% chance outcome is that the other kids comeback from the trip and tell your kid what a great time they missed because of their paranoid father and the kid is embarrassed and ends up hating you.

When youngsters go on holiday they can drop their guard easily. I would not want my daughter going there (or my son if I had one).

Plenty of places to go in Thailand to enjoy themselves.

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2 hours ago, Dave67 said:

Have been reading a book online that is blocked in Thailand . The list of Tourist deaths in Thailand is shocking. For some reason there is no warning given to people visiting Thailand about the dangers that are there.


Well there is a warning report on FB about all this.

 

Has many many replies all of summed up by:
-Ridiculous sensationalism
-i went there an im ok


Many even say:
-if you do stupid things bad stuff happens.

 

There are so many replies that supporting the island you must actually search very hard to see anything negative.

 

Id say 1 post in 50 will say something bad

 

Id say many know already but for sure it not stop them going there again even some there at the time of the double murders

 

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13 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

When youngsters go on holiday they can drop their guard easily. I would not want my daughter going there (or my son if I had one).

Plenty of places to go in Thailand to enjoy themselves.

I agree plenty of other places to go but sometimes that is a group decision and your choice is to tell your kid whether or not they will be allowed to go with all the other kids whose parents may or not be as well informed as yourself.

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Whether there is or isn't some sort of resident evil on Kho Tao I can't speculate. However those young people who have so sadly lost their lives there are in an age group that is unfortunately and statistically prone to misadventure. It could have happened to me in so many ways when I was young.

 

Justice, professional Police work, uninfluenced media reporting and possible indifference to the problems of foreigners in Thailand by the Thai authorities. Now that's a different story altogether.

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17 minutes ago, JLCrab said:

I agree plenty of other places to go but sometimes that is a group decision and your choice is to tell your kid whether or not they will be allowed to go with all the other kids whose parents may or not be as well informed as yourself.

My daughter did visit with two female friends late last year. Arrived in Phuket and traveled up country to see me before leaving back for London. When I found out she was visiting,  I advised her not to go to the place (as it happened she knew about its dark side anyway).  I would have been extremely concerned for their safety if they had gone to Koh Tao. She didn't and that is that. Others might not feel that they need to advise youngsters on things like this.

 

I think there is a 'dark side' to the island. I haven't research the incidents, like others, but safety first is not a bad policy here in the LOS anyway.

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If I had a daughter from UK traveling with 2 female friends I would probably tell them to skip Koh Tao as well. But I was assuming your daughter was here in Thailand and would be traveling with a school group or similar. I would probably tell a farang daughter with 2 female UK friends to skip a lot of other places as well.

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13 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

My daughter did visit with two female friends late last year. Arrived in Phuket and traveled up country to see me before leaving back for London. When I found out she was visiting,  I advised her not to go to the place (as it happened she knew about its dark side anyway).  I would have been extremely concerned for their safety if they had gone to Koh Tao. She didn't and that is that. Others might not feel that they need to advise youngsters on things like this.

 

I think there is a 'dark side' to the island. I haven't research the incidents, like others, but safety first is not a bad policy here in the LOS anyway.

Two friends of mine asked me to be the LOS point of contact for their 20-something daughters on their separate vacations. They both had 'islands' on their itineraries but I didn't proffer any advice on avoiding anywhere. Nobody called.

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7 minutes ago, JLCrab said:

I would probably tell a farang daughter with 2 female UK friends to skip a lot of other places as well.

As our children get older, 'tell' gradually changes into 'advise'. If I went back to London this particular daughter - a firefighter in east London - might advise me not to go to certain places. She has her finger on the button, so to speak, just as I hope I have here regarding safety.

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