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'Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand'


Drowsy_Piaw

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‘Big Trouble in Thailand’ (TV Show from UK) This is a blog by Andrew Drummond: Quote: Currently expats in Thailand are a little bit up in arms about a documentary series going to air in the UK over the next few weeks called ‘Big Trouble in Thailand’ and it’s based on the activities of the British Thai Tourist Police Volunteers and what we commonly know in the British newspaper business as, well, ‘Brits in the ****’. And its taken two years to get off the ground. “This is going to be more salacious crap’. ‘It’s going to make Thailand look bad’. ‘It’s going to make us all look bad’. ‘Another nail in my coffin. My wife thinks I just come here for a golfing holiday’ These sort of comments are going up on expatriate internet forums. Does it do all that? Well it certainly makes some people look bad. It certainly makes some tourists, British and others, look profoundly stupid. But as for tourism, my guess is that young Brits having seen the series will be gagging to get here….and they are the film’s demographic! …’Thailand? Dull it isn’t ‘ should be the TAT’s new slogan. Of course that might sound all a bit like the famous Pattaya short-time bar owner, who after being exposed in a British Sunday newspaper put up a sign saying ‘Still just as sleazy as featured in the News of the World’. Seriously though, one can’t really get indignant at a series which reminds us of just how tourism has developed in Thailand. Actually the series, which goes out on the ‘Bravo Channel’ in the UK next week, is a first class presentation of many of the different facets of youth tourism in Thailand. And, as it is based on the British members of the Tourist Police Volunteers, we know which side we are going to see. It’s not going to be old grannies asking police for directions to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.  Continued: http://www.andrew-drummond.com/2009/...teers-exposed/    

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‘Big Trouble in Thailand’ (TV Show from UK) This is a blog by Andrew Drummond: Quote: Currently expats in Thailand are a little bit up in arms about a documentary series going to air in the UK over the next few weeks called ‘Big Trouble in Thailand’ and it’s based on the activities of the British Thai Tourist Police Volunteers and what we commonly know in the British newspaper business as, well, ‘Brits in the ****’. And its taken two years to get off the ground. “This is going to be more salacious crap’. ‘It’s going to make Thailand look bad’. ‘It’s going to make us all look bad’. ‘Another nail in my coffin. My wife thinks I just come here for a golfing holiday’ These sort of comments are going up on expatriate internet forums. Does it do all that? Well it certainly makes some people look bad. It certainly makes some tourists, British and others, look profoundly stupid. But as for tourism, my guess is that young Brits having seen the series will be gagging to get here….and they are the film’s demographic! …’Thailand? Dull it isn’t ‘ should be the TAT’s new slogan. Of course that might sound all a bit like the famous Pattaya short-time bar owner, who after being exposed in a British Sunday newspaper put up a sign saying ‘Still just as sleazy as featured in the News of the World’. Seriously though, one can’t really get indignant at a series which reminds us of just how tourism has developed in Thailand. Actually the series, which goes out on the ‘Bravo Channel’ in the UK next week, is a first class presentation of many of the different facets of youth tourism in Thailand. And, as it is based on the British members of the Tourist Police Volunteers, we know which side we are going to see. It’s not going to be old grannies asking police for directions to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.  Continued: http://www.andrew-drummond.com/2009/...teers-exposed/    

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"It?s not going to be old grannies asking police for directions to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha"

Not unless they're being hounded for b15000 for throwing imaginary cigarette butts on the street, maybe that show will be next week.

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its not bollocks the Jet Skit scam need to be stopped now and since when can you flash a gun on TV and not get arrested. Just send it to Thai PM and tell him to do opposite what he see in the movie.

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Yaba - head JJ is out of prison.Now they all claim it has been a TV soap opera..I am pretty sure we will see JJ and the gang at Patong beach. If not JJ, then another puppet on a string will take over his business and do what he is told by a big man in brown.

What clean-up do they mean ? Patong Tuk-Tuk and jetski mafia, gem scam, everything will be the same next season. JJ and friends are already waiting for the next bunch of tourist victims hiring para-sail and jet-ski rides. Stay away from the scammers. Do as the fish do and avoid Patong beach.

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