Chonburi residents blame out-of-town domestic tourists for leaving trash on Chonburi beach


Social media and local Chonburi residents are blaming tourists for leaving a large amount of trash on Wonnapa Beach in Sane Suk earlier this week.

Photos of empty beer bottles and rubbish on Wonnapa Beach in Sane Suk Municipality had gone viral on Thai social media this week.

A Pattaya News reporter visited Wonnapa Beach yesterday (October 28th). Cleaners from the municipality were busy cleaning the beach at the time of the visit.

They told The Pattaya News that many people were drinking and eating during the night time before leaving at about 6:00 AM in the morning. At that time cleaners had already passed this area.

A local resident, Mr. Prakit Waewpet, 55, told The Pattaya News that “I see this almost every day. Sometimes they break beer bottles when they get drunk and cause problems.”

“This beach is one of the most popular beaches in this area including Bang Saen Beach nearby. We should all help to keep the beach clean.”

The Saen Suk Mayor Mr. Narongchai Khunpluem told The Pattaya News that, “There are bins nearby but they did not put rubbish in the bins.”

“We want to make this beach free of alcohol and cigarettes.” He added.

“In the future we might have to do zoning with time limits for people to drink and eat on the beach.”

The Pattaya News notes that despite local residents, social media and officials claiming that the trash was left by tourists and not locals there was no solid evidence to prove this claim.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.