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He should be using past tense when talking about Phuket's beaches. Most beaches now have dirty water and beach loungers packed down to the waters edge.
Posted by Arun Muruga on April 9, 2014 14:57
Sorry to inform you this is not just a Phuket disease. Billboards are an eyesore the length & breadth of Thailand.
Posted by Logic on April 9, 2014 15:21
Billboards on private land are not beyond control, If the authorities really really want they can just make a regulation that does not allow to erect billboards on private land unless they have obtained a permission to do so.
Posted by Sailor on April 9, 2014 16:00
Best beach than europe? best than europe about everything? Ah ah!
Posted by angelo on April 9, 2014 16:27
Quote "'Phuket when compared to Europe has the best of everything" .. a rather sweeping statement don't you think? Perhaps you could back up that comment with concrete evidence? I'm sure many EU countries who attract millions of tourists every years would be very interested to hear the evidence to support your rather brash statement.
Posted by reader on April 9, 2014 18:57
Pop along to Phuket Provincial Hall and have a chat to the vice governor, reader, I'm sure he'd be keen to debate the issue.
''Phuket when compared to Europe has the best of everything. The best beaches. Phuket wins on every point, except law enforcement. "
Posted by ThaiMike on April 9, 2014 19:02
I think he was probably concerned just with visual appeal.
They certainly have the best billboards, the best sewage outlets, the best rubbish disposal, the best taxi/tuk tuk service, the cleanest beaches... damn, Phuket does have better than Europe. Makes me sick when I lie so much. Vice Governor Jamleran Tipayapongtada needs to wake up from his dream world.
Posted by Laurie Howells on April 9, 2014 20:00
It not just the billboards- the plethora of legal looking road signs that litter the side of the road are a lucrative source of income for the Tambons. Only highway related signs and public offices should be signposted. Not only are they an eyesore they are a distraction for road users.
Posted by Mister Ree on April 9, 2014 20:06
Perhaps the billboards are hiding things behind them Phuket don't want seen, out of sight out of mind so no problem & plenty of baht to rent the advertising space as well so a cash bonus.
Posted by slickmelb on April 9, 2014 20:12
Posted by ThaiMike on April 9, 2014 20:52
Take a drive from Heroines Monument towards Cherng Talay on Srisoonthorn Road tomorrow morning. I saw bill boards being put up at 1 meter intervals down both sides of the road. It looks absolutely putrid but it does fit in well.
Posted by DuncanB on April 10, 2014 03:04
Route 4018 from Laguna to Layan is chock full of the ugly, distracting and dangerous (when they fall in the road) sign boards - mostly from the new beach club and a development that is under investigation for encroachment on Nat'l PArk land. Enforce the small laws, first, and the more important laws will be easier to adhere to.
Posted by The Night Mare on April 10, 2014 10:01
Looks like somebody temoved most of the signs DuncanB spoke about. I say burn the lot of them.
Posted by Graham on April 10, 2014 11:43
@ Graham. Sorry, but just been down there and the black pick up truck with a hive of worker bees on the ground have replaced all the pink bill boards with new ones again.
Posted by DuncanB on April 10, 2014 14:04
The most ugliest billboards is the ones for voting. Take them off and it will look better. Still weeks after election they are still up. So what do the government think about them?
Posted by Jens on April 13, 2014 11:13
Gosh yes, this is definitely the biggest problem with Phuket.
Posted by Harry Barracuda on April 22, 2014 14:37
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