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No sale: a fireworks vendor on Surin beach but there are no buyers

Tough Love Wards Off Beach Fireworks Vendors

Sunday, September 16, 2012
PHUKET: A ''tough love'' policy seems to be the answer to unwanted fireworks on Phuket's beaches.

The Catch Beach Club at Surin has posted prominent notices politely warning all diners of the possible consequences of paying beach vendors to light up the night.

Sure enough, strolling vendors with arms full of large skyrockets and noisy ''bombs'' appear to no longer be finding a ready market for their wares.

The vendors can't see the signs, but the guests can. The signs read:

Releasing fireworks is against Thai law and a potential hazard to you and other guests.
Anyone who violates this ban will be held responsible for any damages caused.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Resorts all along Phuket's west coast share the problem of tourists unwittingly enjoying the fun of firecrackers while disturbing the peace and quiet being enjoyed by others around them.

One resort in Patong has already suffered a serious fire that sparked when a skyrocket landed in a thatch roof.

Warning notices have been posted in Patong but the sale of fireworks continues. The Catch Beach Club's solution, making the point more strongly to guests, may provide an answer.

Catch Beach Club will be the setting for next Saturday night's eighth anniversary party for Twinpalms Phuket, the boutique resort that has been innovative in many ways and still comes up with good ideas.

Inside the suites and rooms at the resort, there's a notice that is another example of the ''tough love'' policy:

At Twinpalms we guarantee a ''smoke free'' indoor environment. Should you choose to smoke in your room, please note that a fee of THB 3000 will be charged to your account in order to cover the deep cleaning costs required to return your room to a ''smoke free'' environment.


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A great idea from the resort.

How twisted is it that the resorts have to become law enforcerers because the police refuse to do their jobs.

Amazing Thailand.

Posted by Andrew on September 16, 2012 08:46


Last night we had big booms going up again in Patong at 2 am! I heard it very loud in Nanai Road...

Posted by Fritz Pinguin on September 16, 2012 09:51


this will never be stamped out,as there was a hotel letting these fireworks off for Basteille Day celebrations which went on for a long while and disturbing as it was late at night ,it's not only people doing this alone. But resorts too.

Posted by alex on September 16, 2012 10:30


Catch Beach Club will be the setting for next Saturday night's eighth anniversary party

Will they be celebrating it with a firework display?

Posted by rich on September 16, 2012 12:01

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