Health minister Anutin has just graced us with another of his “pronouncements “.
How anyone can take any of this mans utterances with anything less than derision is beyond belief. He embodies (among others) everything that is wrong with this government.
Personally, It will be a relief when the human trafficking in Pattaya is shut down permanently.
I return to Pattaya again and again, mainly for non-nightlife fun, including the:
World class beach, far more beautiful than Bermuda, Sri Lanka, Virgin Islands, Polynesia, Cayman Islands and Zanzibar.
Access to world-class sporting. Including; banana boats, jet ski, and floating on giant inflatable swans.
Some of the finest cuisine on planet - German schnitzel shops, mall sushi, authentic itlalian pizza, Mcdonalds and Sizzlers.
The underwater-submarine tour - simply a breathtaking portal into the underwater world
Excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities near Jomptian. The coral is rich and plentiful.
Supporting the indigenous population through purchasing hand made crafts like 'Bad Boys Go to Pattaya' magnets, plastic dongs, butterfly knives, resin Buddhas, chopstick sets, real-silk-boxers, and knock-off everything.
The joys of riding on a baht bus, or motorbike taxi - riding on the back with no helmet - this is freedom!
Ancient and historical architecture, like the 7eleven on Soi Beach Rd 1.
War memorabilia - including plane sticking out of the mall on Soi Beach Rd. 2
Finally, authentically nice Thai people that will always greet you with a genuine smile and wai.
There IS more to do than Pattaya than just hit the bars... Lead the way tourism board.
The case fatality is 0,42 percent for people under 60 in Thailand, according to August 19th WHO Thailand update report. That means if you get infected. That is about one in 240 and most of them have other illnesses already, 70-80 percent. No need for any lockdowns. This all has been an overreaction because government officials so like to control the populace with all kinds of permits and passports for any two bit excuse.
I agree with you 100% - they won't, and there aren't enough.
It works for places like the Maldives and the Seychelles, but only because the numbers they need to make it work are so low.
It's at least as much about getting rid of the begpackers as it is attracting the rich.