Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Big Trouble In Tourist Thailand Part 8 consists mostly of footage of 'farang' inmates from earlier programs. Little new is added apart from an interview with one of only two English girls in Thai prisons. When the prison clips are shown all together they make a fairly forceful statement that crime doesn't pay in Thailand. Unless you're the BIB that is. That's the message the production team have left in quite possibly to the detriment of the 'farang' prisoners. Basically put, you have one chance to buy your way out of trouble, so don't miss it if you have the money. Once in the system, you're lost. It's hard to say if a program like this would deter genuine tourists. My gut feeling is probably not as the majority of visitors come here for sun,sand and possible XXX. They don't come here with the intention of crossing the law. With the exception of the father/son held for the ATM scam, all other inm ates would appear to be a 'fair cop'. It's not a case of tourists being framed which would worry all tourists. Well, not framed/conned like a sailor hiring a jet ski... and I think that's where we came in.