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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Isaan Live Flood News and Updates 29.11.11

Isaan, TAT sez "No Flooding"
Tourism Authority of Thailand has come out with another of those updates best found in the Fiction section of any shop."Provinces in the north and northeast of Thailand were not affected by the flood." according to TAT, I have a few 1,000 photos that might disprove that piece of misinformation. As far as The World Heritage Site in Ayutthaya. They say "A few parts of the World Heritage Site require restoration, which the Fine Arts Department is doing in close co-operation with UNESCO." How can this be done already? I would think it would take weeks, if not months to determine damage done and devise a rehabilitation plan. Is it wise to have tourists traipsing through the sites now?
From Twitter "Thammasat University Rector: The estimated cost to repair Rangsit campus damaged by floods is Bt3 billion. #Thaifloodeng via @Ryn_writes" If only real work could be done at the speed this estimate was arrived at. What bullshit.
"Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Suraphon Svetasreni to a packed gathering at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT)" It must be comforting for him to appear at a venue where no one asks hard questions nor demands back up data. Just repeat what you are told = journalism Thailand.
"He stated that TAT was using various online and offline channels; social network media like Twitter ,Google, and Facebook; and popular travel web sites like Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet to give correct, updated information “ to quell many wrong rumors going around.”" First of all they are clueless when it comes to social media.
Oh by the way what is a right rumor? I guess that's 1 they start.
Speaking about fiction, I can't skip this quote "In fact, international tourist arrivals to Thailand had increased by 27 percent, between January and September of this year, with an increase of 6.7 percent in October alone." Take a look at Khon Kaen Reirement to learn more about theTourism Authority of Thailand.
And on the technical end first the Dutch, but now an Asian friend the Japanese weigh in with their 2 Yen.
I know this will sound boring, but right now agencies, all those involved, should be gathereing ALL the pertinent data, so that it cab be evaluated and then assemble options based on the data.
And back to Ayutthaya where some interesting observations are being made. To include talk about the building going on in the region. And I ask, How much of all this costruction is legal, and how much not>
Enough for 1 day. Stay tuned for more views and observations fom isaan