‘Monkey Island’ tourism threatened by garbage

Rainy day in Pattaya

Rainy day in Pattaya. Photo: Martin-Manuel Beaulne.

As the Royal Thai Navy prepares to develop Koh Ped into a monkey-centric tourist attraction, it has realized a messy problem needs to be solved first: garbage.

The end of the rainy season has brought with it blustery northern winds and high tides that are blowing trash out of Sattahip, Jomtien and Pattaya communities into the sea and onto island beaches.

Vice Adm. Yutthana Fakpol-ngam, director of the Naval Education Department, said the garbage problem needs to be solved urgently as trash can be found on the beach, on rocks and even on the shore in front of the Chumphon Navy School.

Source: Pattaya Mail

Pattaya Mail

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