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Pattaya Museum denied the origins of the blackwater, then changed their mind – VIDEO




PSCREENSHOT: Areerut Sinsupun

A heritage museum in Pattaya is blaming a “faulty pump” for the flow of black wastewater that was flowing into the coastline on the Pattaya beachfront at Wong Prachan Bay. The “Sanctuary of Truth Museum” VP denied that they’d intentionally allowed the dirty water onto the beach. But later the vice president of the Sanctuary of Truth, Warakorn Wiriyahan, added that the discharge seen in the Facebook post was “due to a problem with its wastewater treatment system”.

He added that heavy rains in Pattaya over the past week had “overwhelmed the system”.

“The water pumps installed to treat wastewater were faulty. That has now been fixed.”

The damning video was posted on Areerut Sinsupun’s Facebook account yesterday. It shows the black water flowing out of a drainage pipe onto the beach and into the sea.

The comments on the video were predictably savage and mostly urged the local Pattaya officials to do something about it.

“Been doing this for years”

“Broken pipe? Broken pipe for over 30 years. ???

“Covid 20”

Sanctuary of Truth Museum claims to house the world’s largest and most beautiful woodcarving. It appears to be less willing to share the ‘truth’.

Meanwhile, the Pattaya Municipality, in a rare moment of candor, shared the video on its own Facebook account. Comments mostly blamed the municipality for not checking the storm drains pumping ‘black water’ onto Pattaya’s beaches.

Magical ‘fixes’ are often claimed after these too-frequent videos appear on social media, until they re-occur, which is usually the case.

#PattayaCity #ปราสาทสัจธรรม​ ไหนนะคุณธรรม#น้ำเน่า​ #น้ำเสีย

Posted by Areerut Sinsupun on Saturday, July 4, 2020

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    It is not a museum. It was built as an attraction for tourists in, I think 1981, and now costs
    B 500 to see.
    The carving are done by cheap labour from Cambodia, and when I saw it very crude.
    I hear now they torture animals to entertain tourists, so a little polluted water discharged into the ocean will mean nothing to them.

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    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    The Sanctuary of Truth (Thai:ปราสาทสัจธรรม) is an unfinished Hindu-Buddhist temple and museum in Pattaya, Thailand. It was designed by the Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphan. Construction first began on the Sanctuary of Truth in 1981 and continues as of 2020. Too bad they also have elephant rides! They shouldn’t!

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