Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by seymourbutts » September 10, 2009, 9:46 pm

dee wrote:jj has been arrestted by the BIB in phuket.

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So now JJ is going to have to double his scamming to pay off the BIB!!!!! TiT :D

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by Prenders88 » September 10, 2009, 10:44 pm

[quote="seymourbutts"][quote="dee"]jj has been arrestted by the BIB in phuket.


I wonder how all the other Jet Ski operators in Phuket feel about JJ and his 15 minutes of fame.
JJ's antics, has shined the spotlight from the Thai Government on all the tourist scams in Phuket.
Som na na. :badteeth:

I just knew the $hit would hit the fan after that programme was transmitted.
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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by Aardvark » September 11, 2009, 4:40 pm

In reality if JJ got smart with a couple of Marines he would find himself in Hospital 8) why would someone run away when they were accused of damaging a machine when it's clear they didn't, and why would they end up in JJ's home surrounded by his deadbeat mates when all could have kicked off on the beach. This is nothing more than a wined up, f@ck the little scroat :evil:

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by laphanphon » September 11, 2009, 4:57 pm

don't you just love international news/pressure, though any real change, would be the exception. once out of the press, i find things simply return to the same old scams. i though the jet ski scams were as well known as the KSR bus scams, but yet, every day someone gets scammed.

updated propaganda: http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/

talk of making insurance mandatory, so tourist don't need to worry about damage. wonder if this will be the same excellent coverage for cars and motorbikes that cover basically nothing.

another reason i would never recommend Thailand as a tourist destination. especially for a yank, the distance and expense just to get here, and absolutely nothing world class, except the scams.
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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by Galee » September 11, 2009, 10:35 pm

According to the news on Home cable, JJ is claiming that the whole indecent is a set up and he was paid by an Englishman to act out the scene for the sake of the cameras?

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by Techland » September 12, 2009, 10:38 am

Of course. He will claim whatever is needed to come out of this **** and continue with other **** after that...

From the video you can clearly see this is not the typical thai guy, that when surrounded by two BIBs breaks out in tears and confesses whatever they want to hear. This guy is far too westernized and got a much too big ego to be like that.

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by vlad » September 12, 2009, 3:13 pm

Galee if you look on Phuketwan.com there is an interview with the producer and cameraman he gave a frank interview he has worked on numerouse shows in the US and is no bullshitter he said he told jj this was to be shown in Europe aimed at british holidaymakers jj said ok he was not paid the producer also said he has the outakes as well if anyone wants to see them to prove it was not set up. I believe in Phuket yesterday there was a meeting with all the big players and the governor has now said anyone turning up without a jetski licence will be arrested he also went on to critisize the opperators for showing patong and phuket as a place where they rob tourists and the damage they have done to the tourist industry you wouldnt have hear'd that a few monthe's ago thais critisizing thais.

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by Galee » September 12, 2009, 3:28 pm

I'm not trying to defend JJ Vlad. Just reporting a slant on the story that Thai TV are putting across.
JJ comes across to me as a nasty little prat who depicts everything that is wrong with tourist scams. I hope he gets his just deserts.

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by vlad » September 12, 2009, 5:06 pm

Yes i know what you mean there have been a few thais on other sites trying to vindicate him by saying things like he only make money if falang damage jet ski they pay they just dont seem to comprehend the scope and the damage worldwide these scams are doing. Its as though they (the thais) think it will not affect them and they can carry on as normal. But this program is known now around the globe and i think as the phuket governor finally has acknowledged this is indeed very seriouse for the reputation of phuket as a holiday destination.

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by Barstool » September 13, 2009, 2:37 am

Techland wrote:Of course. He will claim whatever is needed to come out of this **** and continue with other **** after that...

From the video you can clearly see this is not the typical thai guy, that when surrounded by two BIBs breaks out in tears and confesses whatever they want to hear. This guy is far too westernized and got a much too big ego to be like that.
You are quite right Techland. JJ is half Dutch and has spent a lot of time In Holland, where he is now a persona non grata He used to (and maybe still does) drink in the Offshore Bar, Nanai Road and is known there as Jimmy. He is intelligent, articulate but is also a bit of a psycopath as I saw him loose off on someone one night in the bar. Not really the sort a person who should be championing the cause of Thai Tourism.
The Marines in the piece did the right thing by avoiding any trouble as we all know that one 'phone call from the beach slobs would have escalated the situation exponentially.
Beach Boys, tuk-tuk drivers, Nepalese suit salesmen, cheap bar girls, increasingly agressive time share OPCs; god I love Phuket ... NOT!!

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by bumper » September 13, 2009, 6:26 am

Well I have seen this once and have seen hundreds of commercials lately on how safe and wonderful it is here and it is if you stay out of the tourist traps. I remember my first 18 Mos, I felt like I was in the land off scams. Nothing like this though. I have learned to live here. Not one bit afraid of the cops, in Udon, they treat me no different then the Thai's.

Phucket is a surprising went there before the Sunami, nothing like what I saw in the video. Looks like it has turned into the wild west. I won't be returning, is it right of course not but it is what it is. Best not to get involved in it in anyway shape or form, For those of us who live here so much more to see of the positive side.

Will it effect Thailand, I really don't know that young tourist looking for adventure, certainly had all that didn't it. Will it effe3ct me going ther oh yes, but who cares no way will I pend that kind of money when I can enjoy myself wihout having to spend the kind of money I'm Issan guy and I like here thank :pirate: you. :pirate:

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by bumper » September 13, 2009, 7:29 am

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2009/09 ... 112106.php

Thailands answer note the fees for 30 mins insurance.

The lesser of two evils I suppose :pirate:

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by vlad » September 14, 2009, 3:34 pm

The price they charge now is very nearly £30 for half an hour very expensive in my opinion i havnt checked the price's in european resorts but ive a feeling they will be cheaper Land of Smirks cheaper i dont think so.

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by bumper » September 15, 2009, 9:06 am

Well so far if your a *** tourist better in Pattaya. No difference in the games just a better selection.

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Re: Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand

Post by Galee » September 16, 2009, 8:49 am

Article in the BBK Post says the police are furious over "staged" video nasties.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/2 ... eo-nasties

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