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Pattaya's sea - nothing short of an environmental disaster zone

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1 hour ago, everett kendall said:

There is a creek that runs behind some buildings across the street from Bali Hai. If you saw it you would not believe it, black water and garbage. Sure it empties in the sea.

And where does the garbage come from??????

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difficult to have any sympathy for the beach operators, when the tide goes out broken bottles and rusty cans can be seen everywhere. not a big job to keep their part of the beach clean but they dont and complain that  nobody will do it for them for free, poor things. as far as the pollution, at the south end of pattaya beach, most of that is because the sewer over flows into the sea when it floods. definitely dont recommend swimming in the wet season but its not so bad when it hasnt rained for a few weeks

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6 minutes ago, jimstar1 said:

Lets seethe Latest TAT report on this should be good

Biased report! Out of date data! Farangs <deleted> in the sea!! Investment coming soon!! 

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15 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

And where does the garbage come from??????

All over.  From stuff on the roads that get washed into the storm drains, to the trash fisherman dump every day to even tour boats.  We saw a tour boat not long ago just dump everything into the sea on their return trip back to port.  Couldn't get the video working quickly enough to capture it on camera.

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As the old German bar owner said. "Who da f*** comes to Pattaya for der schwimming?".

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Think it's spelt "Pootayya" now

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35 minutes ago, RussellGSXR said:

Environmentally this is a disaster, and the local government does have the responsibility. However has anyone in the media asked these beach vendors who are complaining, how much income tax they pay? Or if they would be prepared to contribute towards the cost of cleaning up the beach. I have seen several time Foreigners being praised for helping to clean up beaches/streets in Thailand, maybe it's about time the beach vendors did the same. 

The chair vendors do keep their areas clean. Have you ever been to Pattaya?

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Declare Pattaya a "prohibited zone". "Danger". "No trespassing" and other nice sign boards.

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Read recently that many of the bars on Walking Street are not hooked up to the sewer and they dump their poop right into the ocean.  Private industry is spending huge amounts of money on Pattaya.  The city really needs to get it in gear and start spending money on what is important rather than wasting money on flashy so-called 'improvements' that add little. 

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Now I wait for a sign on the shop windows:

 

XXL Trash bags on sale! Tourists get 70% discount!

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Everyone is right, it just gets worse and worse each year, something needs to be done.

 

The other day I was walking on the Jomtien beachfront, saw this beautiful bin area, different colored bins for different rubbish and recycling, only thing was all the bins were turned up side down and no one could use them. What's the point having the bins and not being able to use them?

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Black, toxic, smelly beach, many bars closed during the day, working gals arrested near the beach, or forced out of public view,; increased violent and non-violent street crime, unhappy, small business owners and recent unemployed employees makes for a very sad vacation destination.  Will there be highway of tears heading out of Pattaya in the near future?

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The MoT can spin it as something unique.

 

Come To Pattaya and See The One-of-a-Kind Black Sea of Pattaya!!!  :wink:

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