Soi Siam Country Club protester goes bananas


PATTAYA – Outraged Soi Siam Country Club residents are getting passive-aggressive with their protests by planting banana trees in the middle of the demolished street to demonstrate against the long-delayed roadwork.

Photos circulated April 17 of five trees smack in the middle of the road, which has been ripped up to expose the soil and mud. Posted to social media, the photos drew plenty of laughs and derision of Nongprue Sub-district officials who have proven incapable of getting the road overhaul completed.

Needless to say, local government officials didn’t see the humor and uprooted the plants.

Ironworker Somchai Wong­pakdee, 49, finally confessed to being the banana farmer, saying he planted the trees to protest the delays in the project, which have been ongoing for nearly three years with no end in sight.