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02 April 2010 :: 13:04:03 pm 17294

Pattaya Hosts “Youth For Thai Heritage” Seminar

The Pattaya Tourism Police recently organised a seminar at the Nongnuch Botanical Gardens for the promotion of Thai heritage and tradition to the youth of Pattaya and the surrounding districts. The seminar introduced a new initiative, title; “Youth for Thai Heritage,” a project aimed at changing the negative image that is perceived of Pattaya by promoting Thailand’s rich culture and tradition to the visiting tourists.
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Pattaya, the 1st of April 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: The seminar, opened by police Colonel Klit Warit (Tourism Police Superintendent), was attended by school children from around Pattaya and the surrounding districts. Tourism Police Inspector Lieutenant Colonel Arun Phromphan gave a talk aimed towards educating and training the youth of the region in regards to promoting Pattaya and Thailand’s culture and heritage. The overall emphasis was based around the next generation becoming leaders within the community orientated towards changing the overall negative image of Pattaya and the Kingdom of Thailand as a whole.

Police Lt. Col. Phromphan stated that the new initiative aimed at the youth will significantly help the region overcome the problems it is currently facing, along with an increase in Tourism Police Volunteers which has been witnessed over the past few months. At present, crimes against foreign tourists and local residents are on the increase, coupled with the poor world economic climate and the “Sex City” image of Pattaya having a significant negative impact on the tourism industry within the region. The “Youth for Thai Heritage” project along with local authorities renewed crackdown on crime is expected to aid the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s aim at overhauling the Kingdoms international image and stimulate the stagnating tourism industry.

Along with an increase in Pattaya Tourism Police numbers in general, the Tourism Police have also recently engaged the services of Miss Rimma Molyshev [24] from Estonia, a volunteer officer fluent in 5 languages in order to help promote Thai culture and law to the visiting tourists. The aim being to eradicate various cultural conflicts that occur, no more evident than in the recent incidences involving inappropriate sexual acts on the beach, public nudity and various other offensive issues that have arisen in the area.

A source from within the Thai Tourism & Sports Ministry stated that in 2010 a significant increase in tourism is expected for Thailand, which can only be helped by genuine efforts to change the Kingdoms image such as Pattaya’s “Youth for Thai Heritage” project.

Note: The “Youth for Thai Heritage” project in coalition with the increased resolve of the Pattaya Tourist Police can only really be seen for what it truly is: One small step in the right direction, on what is a very long road to recovery from the inherent problems afflicting both Thailand and more substantially, Pattaya’s, negative image. An image that has been built up over 50 years cannot and will not change overnight no matter how much impetus the government or relevant authorities put into the subject.

Reporter : Yanwarrut   Photo : Yanwarrut   Category : Community News

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