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    Tidal wave of trash Lands on Pattaya Beach and it's not the tourists .

    Tidal wave of trash Lands on Pattaya Beach






    A tidal wave of trash washed up onto Pattaya Beach last night leaving tourists and locals wondering where it was all coming from.

    The ocean and beach were littered between Sois seven and nine. Crowds of tourists and local people gathered to try and find out what was going on.

    One local, who lived in the area long before the tourists came told reporters, ĎIt used to be lovely here. Thatís why people came to visit in the first place. I donít know where all this rubbish comes from. Is it us locals, or is it the visitors. Or does it come from somewhere else?í

    The image of Pattaya is further damaged by such scenes and the authorities are being urged to resolve the problem once and for all.

    Tidal wave of trash Lands on Pattaya Beach - BangkokJack - Bangkok News

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    Crowds of tourists and local people gathered to try and find out what was going on.
    i am surprised that the tourist authority of thailand in their madness have not yet seized the opportunity and promoted it as a tourist attraction.

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    Call it Karma.

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    The sea vomited.

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    authorities are being urged to resolve the problem once and for all.
    they should

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    Should market it as The Thai Dead Sea.

    Welcome to the lowest place on Earth. Lie back and float.

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    Hopefully this will mean more government funding for Thai oceanography, so they can track down where the crap comes from and invest in people, software and hardware to monitor it and maintain the cleanliness they desperately need to compete as a tourist venue, now that some of their neighbouring countries threaten to take business from them.
    The ocean is like things like bees... so much good stuff depends on it being healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    the authorities are being urged to resolve the problem once and for all.
    Ban the public and all news agencies from reporting such things under threat of Article 44 and Lese Majeste charges?


    Though but fair, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Should market it as The Thai Dead Sea.

    Welcome to the lowest place on Earth. Lie back and float.
    Maybe there was a fair share of 'floaties' in the floatsum also.



    A Texan version of Loy Kathong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    [CENTER]Tidal wave of trash Lands on Pattaya Beach

    One local, who lived in the area long before the tourists came told reporters, ĎIt used to be lovely here. Thatís why people came to visit in the first place. I donít know where all this rubbish comes from. Is it us locals, or is it the visitors. Or does it come from somewhere else?í
    Definitely not the locals. Never ever the locals.

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    It has come out of the Chao Phraya and Bang Pakong Rivers the Water Hyacinth mixed in with it gives it away.

    Both have been and still are in flood and as the rivers rise all the garbage on the banks floats downstream to the sea and down the coast on the currents.

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    As I understand it, the semi-diurnal propagation of currents in the core Gulf of Thailand is clockwise and therefore detritus propelled by the dominant fetch will occasionally be driven on the shores of Pattaya Bay, as indeed will it appear further "downstream". With the yoy increase in GDP and its concomitant effect upon the production of waste products, its scarcely surprising the seasonal impact of ocean currents upon the environment is more pronounced and noticeable .

    I rather think that is what members of TD, excluding Birding, meant to say if they weren't merely lower end gutter trash, or increasingly demented retired dentists, so exemplified by the rubbish spewed out by the Chao Praya.

    Har,har.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    Crowds of tourists and local people gathered to try and find out what was going on.
    i am surprised that the tourist authority of thailand in their madness have not yet seized the opportunity and promoted it as a tourist attraction.

    "Pattaya Festival Of Litter"?

    Could be an idea that ascribes to most other fly-blown towns in Thailand, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    Pattaya Festival Of Litter"?

    Could be an idea that ascribes to most other fly-blown towns in Thailand, tbh.
    Or the contents of Earls garden shed.

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    ^ actually not too far off, one village where I live sometimes has no trash pickup, so you get the usual issan hillbilly nonchalance about trash , and then you have all the fucking dogs rooting through it.

    I try not to let is bother me too much, and you do sometimes do see organized effort to clean the place up.

    The worst is when they start burning the plastic.

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    wow! nice beach.. (not)...

    who goes to patters for the beach anyway?

    surprised they aren't trying to pin the blame on Johnny tourist - makes a pleasant change...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    wow! nice beach.. (not)...

    who goes to patters for the beach anyway?

    surprised they aren't trying to pin the blame on Johnny tourist - makes a pleasant change...
    Exactly, long ago now when I used to go to patters I'd stay at the Apex hotel and rarely go near the beach.
    Pattaya beach rd has some really scary merchandise. Smart folks like me would check out the fresh arrivals there on soi Diana neighborhood. More often than not, you found some truly delightful ladies.

    The good old days...

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    One only has to look into a storm water drain and any of the canals that run into Pattaya Bay to know where the trash is coming from.

    Was walking along Beach Road yesterday with a mate and we could see the raw sewerage rolling around in the shore break.

    Why anyone would want to come to such a beach for a holiday astounds me.

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    I walked along the beach at Naklua yesterday from Soi 18 to work and saw evidence of this detritus at the wave line. Whilst there was some plastic etc most of the debris was vegetation and looked similar, albeit more bashed around, to the footing clumps of water hyacinth you see on the river in BKK?

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    I never swimming at pattaya beach even I am a Thai and go there quite often.

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    looks like Burmese plastic to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    [CENTER]Tidal wave of trash Lands on Pattaya Beach

    One local, who lived in the area long before the tourists came told reporters, ĎIt used to be lovely here. Thatís why people came to visit in the first place. I donít know where all this rubbish comes from. Is it us locals, or is it the visitors. Or does it come from somewhere else?í
    Definitely not the locals. Never ever the locals.
    It's never the locals who dump all their shit at the side of a country lane or farm.

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    Looking at those pictures again it does seem like there's more than normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    As I understand it, the semi-diurnal propagation of currents in the core Gulf of Thailand is clockwise and therefore detritus propelled by the dominant fetch will occasionally be driven on the shores of Pattaya Bay, as indeed will it appear further "downstream". With the yoy increase in GDP and its concomitant effect upon the production of waste products, its scarcely surprising the seasonal impact of ocean currents upon the environment is more pronounced and noticeable .

    I rather think that is what members of TD, excluding Birding, meant to say if they weren't merely lower end gutter trash, or increasingly demented retired dentists, so exemplified by the rubbish spewed out by the Chao Praya.

    Har,har.
    ah , so now you have suddenly become an oceanographer have you, along with your other incarnations as expert on brexit, learned criminal psychologist, professor of forensic science, economic guru, statistical analyst and fizzy drink expert.

    the fact is, that with your meldrew type meltdowns, your blinkered view of the world and its inhabitants and, most revealing of all, your choice of pattaya as your base you are obviously as barking mad, unhinged and demented as the rest of us here.

    learn to accept your demons and life will become much easier.

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    Same thing happens at Pattaya bus station everyday.

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