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Home stay project aims to provide tsunami relief

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PHUKET: The Employer’s Confederation of Thailand (ECOT) will launch a “home stay” pilot project this month in a bid to help tsunami sufferers get long-term income.

“The project will be launched on Koh Lone and at Cape Panwa, Ao Makham, Khao Khat and Baan Bo Rae. The idea is that local people will welcome foreigners into their homes so the visitors can learn the local culture and lifestyle and the locals will derive income for themselves and their communities,” ECOT Executive Director Siriwan Romchatthong explained.

She said that the project is intended to complement the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s “Be My Guest” home-stay campaign for tourists to enjoy home stays in Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi from December 23 to 29.

Koh Lone will be the first place to receive guests, with the other sites being promoted after surroundings have been improved and local people have been trained in how to be good hosts, K. Siriwan explained.

Kemchitra Chatraporn, National Consultant to the International Labor Organization (ILO) Post-Tsunami Livelihood Recovery in the Tourism Sector project, of which the home-stay project is a part, said that the project has been funded by US$20,000 (about 827,000 baht) from the United Nations Development Program.

K. Kemchitra added that the ILO has launched several projects to support long-term recovery in tsunami-hit areas, including a course that started in July that trained jobless hospitality and tourism staff in maintaining a service-minded attitude, as well as teaching them English language and leadership skills, so that they will remain attractive potential employees.

Other courses organized by the ILO focused on evacuation training and crisis management.

Eam Thavornwongwongse, President of the Phuket Chamber of Commerce, said he supported the home-stay project.

“This is a good idea to develop sustainable tourism by channeling a project through local people. Tourists can experience local people’s way of life, and local communities can be proud of their culture and environment,” K. Eam said.

Anyone visitor interested in home stay should contact ECOT at Tel: 0066 (0) 2-2454310-4, Rawai Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor) at Tel: 0066 (0) 76-288651 or the ILO at Tel: 0066 (0) 76-249276, Email: [email protected]



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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