Progress is shameful

Friday, 30 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 48


Re: Another paradise lost (PM Friday, 09 November 2012) - Having first visited Pattaya back in May 1984, I have been amazed at the destruction of the area. I went to Koh Larn by long tail boat and was greeted with a completely empty, pristine beach (no sheds, deck chairs, vendors etc). I was so impressed I took photos which I still have. Back in Jomtien, the beach was at least 50 metres wide. Again, no vendors, deck chairs, umbrellas, etc. Just a little shack at the back of the beach selling som tam. Amazing (Thailand) that it only took 27 years to completely mess up what took 1000’s of years to create. I now live at Sam Roi Yod Beach, which is similar to how Pattaya was all those years ago. Shame!

Steve Thompson

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  • Comment Link Saturday, 01 December 2012 21:30 posted by Dana

    All issues of degradation and pollution and corruption and crime are derivatives of too many people. Solve the 'too many people' problem and other happy results will follow.