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    Did ‘The Beach’ vandalise the beach at Maya Bay?

    Landmark court decision expected in July over alleged alterations to the Maya Bay beach landscape whilst filming 'The Beach'.

    By Tanutam Thawan -
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    April 20, 2018




    A judgment is expected to be handed down in July after the Civil Court’s environmental division has finished hearing evidence from the Thai plaintiff and the US defendant over the controversial filming of Hollywood movie The Beach. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio and was partly filmed at Krabi’s Maya Bay in 1998.

    (Phuket’s On On Hotel was used as the set for the seedy Bangkok backpacker hotel at the start of the movie)

    Thai PBS is reporting that the Thai plaintiff comprising Krabi Provincial Administration Organisation and the Ao Nang Tambon Administration Organisation, filed a civil suit against the Royal Forest Department and its former director-general Plodprasop Suraswadi, former Agriculture Minister Pongpol Adireksarn, the US film maker 20th Century Fox and its Thai coordinator Santa International Film Production, after finding that the film maker’s changes to the Maya Bay beach landscape led to irreversible ecological damage to Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi national park.

    (On this basis they should be suing the tour companies and 2,000 tourists that trample over the beach every day of the week)

    The plaintiff has been seeking 100 million baht in compensation for rehabilitation of the area.
    The court accepted the lawsuit in 2012, and conducted its own inspection of the beach in 2013 to collect evidence and speak to local people.

    Legal experts say the site inspection by the judges could set precedent for environmental related cases in future.
    The court had also formed a tripartite academic team comprising the court, the plaintiff and the defendant to jointly work out rehabilitation plans.

    The US film maker had offered to set up a fund for the rehabilitation for the ecological damaged inflicted on Maya Bay.



    https://thethaiger.com/news/did-the-...ch-at-maya-bay


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    How much fucking rubbish did they remove before they even started filming?

    In the tons I believe.

    Fucking money grabbing arseholes.

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    ^ agree, collecting evidence in 2013, 15 years after ...

    How the damages observed are linked to the movie shooting and not to tour operators and their patrons?
    20 years later the bay need to be closed for some time, who is responsible? A movie company who shot 20 years ago or tourism sector swarming the place daily?

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    Goddamn Foreigners.
    The naturally selective extermination process can't begin soon enough.

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    You'll pay for this, DiCaprio!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Goddamn Foreigners.
    The naturally selective extermination process can't begin soon enough.
    Fuck off Jeff. If you're going to try and troll you'll have to do better than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Fuck off Jeff. If you're going to try and troll you'll have to do better than that.

    Closing the borders, as we speak, to you and your kind.
    Can't be soon enough.
    Fraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Closing the borders, as we speak, to you and your kind.
    Can't be soon enough.
    Fraud.
    Fuck off Jeff, you wouldn't be able to survive without that Bt300 a day you get from tourism.


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    Maya Bay to be closed off for rehabilitation

    KRABI, 16 May 2018 (NNT) – Thailand's Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plants (DNP) has prepared to close off Maya Bay in Hat Nopparat Thara-Moo Koh Phi Phi National Park of Krabi province to allow its ecosystem to revitalize during the monsoon season.

    DNP Director-General, Tanya Netidhammakul, explained that regular tourism, averaging 3-4,000 people per day, has severely affected coral reefs in Maya Bay. It will be officially closed to visitors from June 1 to September 30 of this year to allow for rejuvenation. During the period, all tourism activity will be banned and any passing vessels will have to drift through the area without using their engines.

    A dock bridge is also to be installed in the Lohsama Bay area to the rear of Maya Bay, which will not allow ships to pass through. Once the bay is reopened, tourist traffic will be made to pass through Lohsama.

    Maya Bay is to be a pilot area for the use of E-Tickets to restrict tourist numbers. Only 2,000 people will be allowed into the area each day. Water management and facilities for park rangers will also be improved with the entire area to serve as a model for other tourist islands in the future.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Maya Bay to be closed off for rehabilitation

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    Pure greed, that movie did more for tourism than TAT ever did.

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    They're only doing it because they saw Duterte get positive press for kicking the shite off Boracay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    They're only doing it because they saw Duterte get positive press for kicking the shite off Boracay.
    Monkey see, monkey do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracelessFawn View Post
    Monkey see, monkey do!
    Indeed. Most apt.

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