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Phuket 'Black Water' Pollution Shocks Tourists at Karon Beach

Phuket 'Black Water' Pollution Shocks Tourists at Karon Beach

Monday, February 24, 2014
PHUKET: Tourists on Phuket's once-pristine Karon beach were shocked today to find ''black'' water polluting the sand and the foreshore.

Community leader Winai Chidcheaw blamed a new resort development and said that there were no controls and no enforcement of polluters.

''The bad water problem on Phuket hasn't been fixed,'' he said. ''People are entitled to ask why local municipalities fail to do their job.''

The pollution is in the canal near the Centara Grand but another resort is said to be to blame.

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All the klongs on the popular west coast beaches are usually are like this. It's absolutely disgusting and shameful.

Posted by NomadJoe on February 24, 2014 14:48

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"The bad water problem on Phuket hasn't been fixed,'' he said. ''People are entitled to ask why local municipalities fail to do their job.'' !! Really - he doesnt know the answer to that question? The answer is simple - incompetent and corrupt.

Posted by Ciaran on February 24, 2014 14:50

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"said that there were no controls and no enforcement of polluters."...

Sherlock.

Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.

Posted by Graham on February 24, 2014 15:54

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The same happens at at the south end of Naiharn Beach where the Marine Seafood Restaurant pumps raw sewage into the lagoon outflow every night. The local council has been aware of this for a year now but chooses to do nothing. One can only imagine why.

Posted by Anonymous on February 24, 2014 16:58

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If I knew of a hotel or restaurant polluting, I'd give it a terrible TripAdvisor review/rating. Everyone can do this, it's easy, and at the least it will provoke a reply from the establishments owner

Posted by Anonymous on February 24, 2014 18:40

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its the pollution in the water we don't see that is the real everyday problem

Posted by mikey on February 24, 2014 22:53

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is only question of time and the greedy Thai and the others for the maipenrai is a style of life will have soon what they deserve

Posted by dave on February 25, 2014 11:38

Editor Comment:

Dave the Doomsayer strikes again: never any sign of hope in your bleak world, is there?

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for what? a couple of thousand extra baht? you get what you get, no excuses and no regret. Fortunately tourism number tick ever upward with travelers from countries where pollution is no big deal. You ask for the quality tourist, but you'll get the quantity tourist. Good luck Phuket.

Posted by bill on February 25, 2014 12:03

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Don't worry, it's all safe, it's the fault of a the photosynthesis of an organic matter found all over Scam Island called....ah yes, s***.

Posted by jean-paul patrick on February 25, 2014 12:17

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It's those 11 secret herbs and spices that gives Phuket's sea that extra taste!

Posted by Steve L. on February 25, 2014 14:30

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its good that southeast asia has other nice beaches.

i remember read somewhere phuket try to catch quality tourists, families?

uhm, this will not happen :)

let phuket what it is, phuket is phuket. no more words to speak about :D

Posted by yupi on February 26, 2014 00:53

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This website is obviously selecting what to publish! I made a comment regarding polluted water at Kata Beach. It did not find the way to this page.
So I do not give much for this website since obviously it is the editor who find what he likes or not to publish. You have a great day! (Tourist in Kata Beach)

Posted by Lynge on March 4, 2014 09:03

Editor Comment:

Your comment was published without any problems. I suggest you search the site in future before finding yourself in a situation where you need to apologise again.


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