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Clean up Patong.

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Clean up Patong.

We have just returned from our 12th trip to Patong. Have always loved it. Very dissappointed this time. The rubbish and rats around the street are getting worse and worse. Is there anyone out there who agrees with me? Maybe we could start a clean-up Patong campaign. I was in a little shop and a rat ran across in front of me - I freaked out and the Thai just laughed like I was mad. Ugh.

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1. Re: Clean up Patong.

i enpathise although i,m not really bothered about rats /cockroaches

its part and parcel of a tropical country

the thais arnt worried

i love the birds and all the wildlife/ ghekkos are great

London, United...
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'Ghekkos are great' Agree anything that eats the mossies is great.

But too many rats is not good.

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3. Re: Clean up Patong.

Agree totally that Patong isn't as clean as previous years. We stay in Karon but enjoy going into Patong for a day or two. We got back last week. In fairness to other areas of Phuket we spent 6 nights in Rawai and I found it clean we also thought that Karon has retained its standards.

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for Livigno, Lombardy
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4. Re: Clean up Patong.

Didn't visit Phuket this year but we always think Patong is a bit more unkept than other parts of Phuket, that's why we prefer Kata but I suppose it's probably because it's alot more busier than other areas.

Sydney, Australia
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for Patong
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5. Re: Clean up Patong.

Hmmm just returned and didnt think it any worse than previous. Infact I think the streets are cleaner than a few years back.

Yes there are rats, but as said thats part and parcel of a tropical country.


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6. Re: Clean up Patong.

well yeah i did see them everywhere too,,, didnt expect to see one on the grill with its four legs up towards the sky ,,, and where? in one of the popular restaurants on a busy road,,, people passing by it hardly anyone noticed it being grilled ,, unless you get close to it , yaaaakkk

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street tukka sam

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8. Re: Clean up Patong.

I actually disgaree we went for 2 weeks in march and actually found it cleaner

no stray dogs and didnt see any rats at all this time

rats are commonplace in any city anyway maybe just more aware of it when your on holidays

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9. Re: Clean up Patong.

the thai "authorities" tend to

remove/eradicate cats as they breed too much

cats breed like rats cute as they are

you see them one day the next there gone

cneck the bins

Edited: 10:03 pm, June 22, 2013
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