According to the Phuket Gazette, the 2013 3-day New Year party at Surin Beach, Phuket Thailand, will go on as scheduled.
The Phuket Governor gave the final approval for the Surin Beach Phuket New Year party, but I am guessing it was his only choice since the Tourism Authority of Thailand already blessed the event months ago.
I already wrote about what I predict will happen to Surin Beach during the 3-day drunk and drug fest and it appears that my forecast will come true. Even my wife agrees with me!
The Phuket Governor capitulated after hearing the following bullshit from the promoters of the Surin Beach Bash, Sydictive Element:
“They guaranteed that they will be responsible for public safety and drug control; maintaining cleanliness on the beach; and they will extend assistance to beach vendors to ensure their livelihoods do not suffer,” he said.
There is no way that Sydictive Element can guarantee the safety of the 50,000 tourists that will descend upon Surin Beach. The beach will not be kept clean and the local vendors will lose money.
But, what I want to know is, “Where will the 50,000 revelers take a shit?”
If you have ever been to tourist areas in Thailand, particularly at a beach, the local folks have set up pissers that you pay to use. The cost is nominal – usually 3-5 baht per piss or shit, with toilet paper an additional 2-4 baht depending on how many sheets you want.
The problem, is that there are only a few of these around the beach areas as most folks would head to their Surin Beach hotel room to take a dump. But, the majority of these backpackers won’t have hotel rooms, so where do they do their business?
The logical solution is porta-potties or porta-johns, but doing some research, according to the Portable Sanitation Association International, it would require 626 potties for 50,000 people for a 10-hour period. This event will last approximately 3 days and I am sure that the majority of people will be there a couple days before and maybe a couple days after.
The other problem with the porta-shitters is: One unit provides approximately 200 uses with 4 hours between use. Who is going to empty, sanitize, restock toilet paper, etc. to the 626 porta-loos? That is, if there are porta-potties placed near Surin Beach.
The answer to all these questions is quite simple. The 50,000 strong crowd will simply walk into the water at Surin Beach and piss and shit in the Andaman Sea.
So, get ready to watch the Andaman Sea at Surin Beach turn from azure to sort of a yellowish/brownish color.