We safe Thailand safe! Thai cops say country safe for ‘touris’

“Touris” confidence was definitely boosted yesterday when a troop of tourist police paraded through Bangkok with banners saying “We Safe Thailand Safe” and “Touris Safe.”

The misspelled and mistranslated slogans were ironically part of an attempt to show off the force’s preparedness for the upcoming ASEAN economics, as the parade was led by top national cop Pol. Gen. Chaktip Chaijinda.

It was unclear whether none of the 2,000 tourist policers officers and volunteers who took part in the parade actually knew how to spell “tourist,” or whether they did and cunningly planned the misspelled banners to make themselves a public laughing stock and earn extra national coverage in the press. No publicity is bad publicity, as they say.


The parade moved along Rama I road, passing Pathumwan intersection and Siam Paragon before ending at Ratchaprasong junction.

The parade was held in cooperation between the Royal Thai Police, private companies, and volunteers, to show the willingness of Thais to provide assistance to tourists, according to state media.

This reminds us of the list of jobs prohibited for foreigners like “paper hand job” and “Berth blanket mitt work” which was released on the official website of the Ministry of Labor this summer.


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Ministry list of farang forbidden jobs is a barrel of laughs

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