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    Topless in Phuket? Unwanted flesh and cultural insensitivity



    Button Up: Topless Tourists Face Arrest on Phuket, Warns Governor
    By Premkamon Ketsara
    Sunday, January 5, 2014

    PHUKET: Tourists are being told to keep their shirts on or face a dressing down and possibly a fine for displaying unwanted flesh and cultural insensitivity.

    Visitors are allowed to be half-cut but not half-dressed: that was the message yesterday from Phuket Governor Maitree Intrusud after he went to Patong for an inspection tour.

    'Tourists should wear shirts,'' he said. ''Away from the beach, it's impolite to go without your top covered up.

    ''Besides, it's actually against the law and police can arrest and fine transgressors.''

    Even in your own car or on a motorcycle, it's an offence in every sense of the word.

    The Governor said he had had complaints from residents in Cherng Talay, Kamala, Patong, Kata and Karon about topless tourists.

    Some people even go topless when shopping in supermarkets, a cause of great offence to Phuket residents.

    ''It's best to remember 'When in Rome, do what the Romans do,''' the governor said. The sense of cultural indignation is widespread.

    We hate to say it, but even a singlet is an improvement.

    TripAdvisor suggests: ''Thai people pay extra attention to be dressed properly please respect them for there (sic) effort and follow there(sic) example. Thai people may not mind as much in the touristy areas and beaches however once out of these areas please dress appropriately.


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    A bit impolite.

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    I presume the naked gogo bars and bj bars on his turf will be excluded from this enforcement,

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    No I don,t think so. It,s a clamp down on Simon ,convict number whatever ,to stop the sunburn on his illegal builders. ( Slaves to most of us Slave owners)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcom View Post
    I presume the naked gogo bars and bj bars on his turf will be excluded from this enforcement,
    You'd better believe it...... it's only the non-profit making less clothes-wearing /nudity will be enforced. Jet-ski and taxi/tuktuk scamming and all thai double standards will carry on as normal....



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    ^No, they are fined regularly...Bar-fined...

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    What? Jet-ski's and tuk-tuks are bar-fined ? How queer.

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    Life is like a box of chocolates....

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    How queer.

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    You never know just what you're gonna get...

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    I'll have a strawberry crème please unless it turns out to be a caramel nougat.

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    Phuket police should really implement what they preach because I've seen many topless people on phuket beaches that really shouldn't be. Men and women!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    I've seen many topless people on phuket beaches that really shouldn't be.
    It was 'off' the beach

    But I take it that you think overweight people shouldn't take a dip without at least a T Shirt on their surplus kilos ?

    Or have you just gone native ?

    10 kilo overweight OK ?

    20 ? 30 ?

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    ^^ Even over-weight people have the right to enjoy themselves.
    The world wasn't made just for people like you.

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    Da's mother, who has never seen the sea, wants to go to Phuket and tell the women who wear bikinis that they have no shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    I've seen many topless people on phuket beaches that really shouldn't be.
    It was 'off' the beach

    But I take it that you think overweight people shouldn't take a dip without at least a T Shirt on their surplus kilos ?

    Or have you just gone native ?

    10 kilo overweight OK ?

    20 ? 30 ?
    No, that's not really what I meant. I meant shouldn't be because they are in Thailand, no fuxxin Europe..but yeah I've seen some real fatties in bikinis and personally I wouldn't wear a bikini when i was very overweight just because. Now I hope to get into a bikini this summer and look good in it.

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    Some one should tell the old Thai bat who lives 2 doors down she should cover her saggy tits up.
    Its not a good look, It makes my willy go very small at the mere thought of them.

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    I saw an idiot try to extend his visa at the immigration office in Samui while he wasn't wearing a shirt- he got tossed out immediately- there are some people whose sense of what's acceptable is difficult to fathom.

    That said, it's really not a big deal if someone rides down the beach road with a shirt on, IMHO. I do think it's kind of weak to go to Tesco or the bank in that state, though- common sense ain't so common...
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    I meant shouldn't be because they are in Thailand, no fuxxin Europe.
    Get your point, but they could kiss their tourism goodbye then
    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    I've seen some real fatties in bikinis
    Put them on ignore ?

    And we are not allowed to stare at stunners either

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    Some one should tell the old Thai bat who lives 2 doors down she should cover her saggy tits up.
    Its not a good look, It makes my willy go very small at the mere thought of them.
    Many women sag with age..
    That's life. If you are blessed with small titties then you probably won't sag...if you have big titties then you may sag. That's life..

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    I meant shouldn't be because they are in Thailand, no fuxxin Europe.
    Get your point, but they could kiss their tourism goodbye then
    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    I've seen some real fatties in bikinis
    Put them on ignore ?

    And we are not allowed to stare at stunners either
    Why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    I saw an idiot try to extend his visa at the immigration office in Samui while he wasn't wearing a shirt
    Idiot ?

    Maybe not aware of the 'Do/Do Nots'

    And then again

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    Why not?
    Because eyes are scratched out easily and cause main veins are running just beneath your troat skin

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Some one should tell the old Thai bat who lives 2 doors down she should cover her saggy tits up.
    Ok, i volunteer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    I saw an idiot try to extend his visa at the immigration office in Samui while he wasn't wearing a shirt
    Idiot ?

    Maybe not aware of the 'Do/Do Nots'

    And then again
    Yes, he was an idiot. Are there actually people in this world who think you can enter a government office for an official transaction while shirtless and expect to be accommodated?

    If you need to be made aware that that counts as a 'Do not', you're in big trouble.

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