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nice to know soi bangla is safe for tourists.now when was the last tsunami drill that could save thousands of tourists? it's less than 2 weeks away since that terrible day in 2004 and for the authorities it's a distant memory.
Posted by Anonymous on December 13, 2015 10:05
Even the authorities question Phuket's preparedness to deal with another tsunami evacuation, it was revealed at the honorary consuls' meeting last month. Warnings are still a worry, especially between 10pm and 6am.
Is it just me or does a show of force like this actually have the reverse effect i.e. there is possibly something to be afraid of?
Posted by madmitch on December 13, 2015 10:28
As a tourist I would ask myself, why is so much police necessary ? There must be a lot of crime. The police should do their job just right (and not extort protection money), then Phuket also safe.
Posted by steve on December 13, 2015 11:08
There is a terrorist threat possibility issued for Thailand and you still elected to come so if you see a show of force you whinge if you saw none you would whinge no pleasing some people.
Posted by slickmelb on December 13, 2015 11:51
Great photos. Specially the last one, with so many police officers, including the bike brigade.
Posted by Kurt on December 13, 2015 12:13
Stop whinging. They are putting security first. Good job.
Posted by markthalang on December 13, 2015 12:30
Tourists are safe in Patong? In what zone? In our weapon free zone or in our safety zone? Or maybe at Jet-ski Zone, Tuk-Tuk Zone or Nightlife Zone?
Posted by Mr. K on December 13, 2015 14:42
Bangla is probably safe,the roads to get there are a minefield.
Posted by Harald on December 13, 2015 20:14
Right so guys in military uniform are meant to make G7 countries feel more secure, o dear. Hint Thailand get a G7 advisor. Hold on you don't do that. This is why.....quality tourists are......
Posted by Right on December 14, 2015 03:20
Nothing to do with protecting the money tourists bring in of course....also why is it Thailand does not give citizenship to people that are parents of Thai children? I have been to the US, Europe, Asia and Australia only Thailand is like this. Why this is 2015?
Posted by Hold on? on December 14, 2015 03:24
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