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    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Stillearly's Avatar
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    Phi Phi fees stolen

    Figures Expose Rip-Off of Billions of Baht in Tourists' Fees
    By Chutima Sidasathian
    Friday, August 14, 2015

    PHUKET: An investigation has begun into the disappearance of billions of baht, ripped off from international and domestic tourists on visits to Thailand's premier marine park at Phi Phi, near Phuket.

    The money should have gone to support the protection of Thailand's beautiful natural environment but instead it appears to have gone into the pockets of outlaw pilferers, bent on making themselves rich in the easiest of ways: by simply stealing the cash.



    Figures exposed on social media today by reforming activist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat show the scale of the enormous swindle.

    On Sunday, May 17, the last day of the old team at the Phi Phi national park, takings of 80,360 baht were recorded.

    On Monday, May 18, first day of a reforming committee taking over, takings of 522,980 baht were recorded.

    Earlier this year, Dr Thon posted photographs showing the huge crowds peppering world-renowned Maya beach, and questioning how so little money could be flowing from such large numbers of tourists.

    Aerial photographs showed scores of boats in the area - enough to cause any environmentalist to wonder about the impact.

    But it's the impact on the money that should be flowing into national coffers that is the first concern to be fixed.

    According to Dr Thon, from May 18 to June 1 this year, the new committee managing the turnstiles at the Noppharatthara Beach Phi Phi Island National Park took in 8,069,190 baht - an average of more than 500,000 baht a day.

    This is based on park fees of 400 baht per international adult visitor (200 baht for children) and 20 baht/10 baht for Thais (40 baht/20 baht on weekends and holidays.)

    Serious questions should now be asked about Thailand's other popular marine parks and their management.

    The just-deposed managers of the park claimed that the high season for tourism produced only three million baht a month yet in two months during the low season, the new management team has already accumulated 15 million baht.

    The National Committee for Peace and Order backed the reforms at the national park and now must support a detailed investigation and charge those involved who possess unexplained wealth.

    Phi Phi Park Figures Expose Rip-Off of Billions of Baht in Tourists' Fees - Phuket Wan

    Not sure anyone will actually be surprised by the story though .... 555

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    Amazed there aren't more stories like this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    I'm sure we will hear more stories like this...
    Fixed it for you - unfortunately........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Figures Expose Rip-Off of Billions of Baht in Tourists' Fees
    By Chutima Sidasathian
    Friday, August 14, 2015

    PHUKET: An investigation has begun into the disappearance of billions of baht, ripped off from international and domestic tourists on visits to Thailand's premier marine park at Phi Phi, near Phuket.

    The money should have gone to support the protection of Thailand's beautiful natural environment but instead it appears to have gone into the pockets of outlaw pilferers, bent on making themselves rich in the easiest of ways: by simply stealing the cash.



    Figures exposed on social media today by reforming activist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat show the scale of the enormous swindle.

    On Sunday, May 17, the last day of the old team at the Phi Phi national park, takings of 80,360 baht were recorded.

    On Monday, May 18, first day of a reforming committee taking over, takings of 522,980 baht were recorded.

    Earlier this year, Dr Thon posted photographs showing the huge crowds peppering world-renowned Maya beach, and questioning how so little money could be flowing from such large numbers of tourists.

    Aerial photographs showed scores of boats in the area - enough to cause any environmentalist to wonder about the impact.

    But it's the impact on the money that should be flowing into national coffers that is the first concern to be fixed.

    According to Dr Thon, from May 18 to June 1 this year, the new committee managing the turnstiles at the Noppharatthara Beach Phi Phi Island National Park took in 8,069,190 baht - an average of more than 500,000 baht a day.

    This is based on park fees of 400 baht per international adult visitor (200 baht for children) and 20 baht/10 baht for Thais (40 baht/20 baht on weekends and holidays.)

    Serious questions should now be asked about Thailand's other popular marine parks and their management.

    The just-deposed managers of the park claimed that the high season for tourism produced only three million baht a month yet in two months during the low season, the new management team has already accumulated 15 million baht.

    The National Committee for Peace and Order backed the reforms at the national park and now must support a detailed investigation and charge those involved who possess unexplained wealth.

    Phi Phi Park Figures Expose Rip-Off of Billions of Baht in Tourists' Fees - Phuket Wan

    Not sure anyone will actually be surprised by the story though .... 555
    The only surprising thing is that, on the last day of the old crew, was that the daily take wasn't zero.

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    Corruption in Thailand?! This is a wind up....
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    STOP PRESS : Phi Phi thieves successfully sue authorities for defamation
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    Stop Stop Press....General vows to end Phi Phi corruption..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post
    Stop Stop Press....General vows to end Phi Phi corruption..
    Headline Phi Phi: general apologizes for allowing Burmese to count daily money on Phi Phi!
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