Adult club advertising removed from temple wall

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It only took a day after appearing on television, but a long-standing billboard advertising an adult club long placed outside a Jomtien Beach temple has been removed.

Anchaleeporn Santi of the Chonburi Cultural Council led a team of workers to take down the sign promoting and offering directions to the Rioja Gentlemen’s Club on Soi Siam Country Club Jan. 14 following a televised news report and articles in Thai newspapers.

It took a while, but the adult club advertisement was finally removed from the Boonkanchanaram Temple wall.

The sign, showing a bikini-clad woman in a provocative silhouette, was deemed inappropriate to be affixed to the outer wall of Boonkanchanaram Temple at the intersection of Soi Chaiyapruek and Sukhumvit Road. In addition, residents complained the erotic advertising was located near a school as well.

The sign has been mounted on top of the wall for many months, but complaints from residents went unheard until the abbot of the temple contacted Thai media.