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Apologies Thailand

  • somtam2000

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    2008 has already bestowed upon us the splendid "Visit Indonesia 2008. Celebrating 100 Years of Nation's Awakening" courtesy of Indonesia's Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Who would have thought we could expect an even bigger clanger in the same year?

    The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) isn't one to be outdone, and according to media reports they're on the brink of launching "Apologies Thailand".

    Catchy? We don't think so either.

    Aside from the fact that it is grammatically incorrect and really doesn't make any sense at all, if they wanted to apologise for the slight inconvenience of having two of the country's international airports overrun by a mob for seven days in peak tourist season, then perhaps something like "Thailand: Take the bus" may have been more appropriate.

    Anyhoo, we know what a smart lot you Travelfishers are, so we're running a competition: can you come up with a better slogan than "Apologies Thailand"?

    The winner gets a complimentary copy of every single one of our Travelfish Guides -- worth around US$80 in total -- and a Travelfish T-shirt printed with the winning slogan. Entries close December 31, 2008.

    Have fun, and remember: Grammar doesn't matter!

    #1 Posted: 6/12/2008 - 19:03

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  • travelhappy

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    "Thailand Epic Fail" would make a good tshirt amongst geeks. Although maybe not on the streets of Bangkok...

    #2 Posted: 6/12/2008 - 19:25

  • exacto

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    "Thailand: At least its not Burma!"

    #3 Posted: 6/12/2008 - 22:45

  • Dongphuvieng

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    At a party in Bangkok last night I saw a T-shirt with:
    The Amazing Race Asia: From Bangkok to Penang by bus.

    #4 Posted: 7/12/2008 - 11:02

  • asiatravelg-
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    How about:

    "PAD out your holiday in Thailand"

    #5 Posted: 7/12/2008 - 12:27

  • DLuek

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    "Thailand: Stay awhile"

    #6 Posted: 8/12/2008 - 08:07

  • DLuek

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    "Thailand: Easier to leave than Antarctica"

    #7 Posted: 8/12/2008 - 08:14

  • DLuek

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    ...or should it be...?

    "Thailand: Leave more easy than Antarctica"

    #8 Posted: 8/12/2008 - 08:16

  • fondo

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    Thailand - our LOS is your LOSS

    #9 Posted: 8/12/2008 - 16:23

  • Khwai

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    Amazing Thairand in proper Engrish

    #10 Posted: 8/12/2008 - 16:50

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  • Khwai

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    ...to avoid misunderstandings. It's only:

    "Amazing Thairand"

    #11 Posted: 8/12/2008 - 16:52

  • DLuek

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    MAKE YOU STAY MAKE YOU PAY THAILAND

    #12 Posted: 9/12/2008 - 04:33

  • DLuek

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    "The Land of Walk Many Miles"

    #13 Posted: 9/12/2008 - 04:34

  • carlocargo

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    the airport that packs a pow:
    UTAPAO!

    #14 Posted: 9/12/2008 - 15:21

  • carlocargo

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    Fly PAD thai airways...getting out is half the fun.

    #15 Posted: 9/12/2008 - 15:24

  • carlocargo

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    Welcome Back Sale!
    One way ticket only. Free visa extension.

    #16 Posted: 9/12/2008 - 15:51

  • carlocargo

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    Mai Pen Rai Thailand
    (That's life folks! Deal with it!)

    #17 Posted: 9/12/2008 - 15:52

  • DLuek

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    Sky Blue No Coup Thailand

    #18 Posted: 10/12/2008 - 12:39

  • DLuek

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    Want to do something adventurous next holiday?

    Witness a real live military coup in exotic Bangkok!

    Act now, event takes place just once every three years!

    #19 Posted: 10/12/2008 - 12:50

  • DLuek

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    Sunny Beaches, Friendly People, Civil Unrest... Thailand

    #20 Posted: 10/12/2008 - 12:51

  • asiatravelg-
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    Thailand: the safest coups in the world

    #21 Posted: 10/12/2008 - 14:34

  • fivesilver

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    THAILAND - Come for the reputation; stay for the duration.

    #22 Posted: 10/12/2008 - 20:21

  • fivesilver

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    or....
    THAILAND - Democracy without the rednecks.

    #23 Posted: 10/12/2008 - 20:28

  • Khwai

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    Thailand - It's so amazing, you'll find it hard to leave.

    #24 Posted: 11/12/2008 - 13:31

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Thailand - We love you long time.

    #25 Posted: 14/12/2008 - 05:11

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    I know thats abit obvious but I was gonna say..

    'Explore Thailand - More than just Pattaya!'

    #26 Posted: 14/12/2008 - 05:12

  • azrulazmie

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    Military Coup in Thailand: Alive to Tell the Story

    #27 Posted: 15/12/2008 - 14:22

  • joble81

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    Run out of annual leave? let us help: Thailand.

    #28 Posted: 18/12/2008 - 21:39

  • Entransit

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    T his
    I s
    T hailand!

    for

    T hailand
    A uthority of
    T ourism

    #29 Posted: 19/12/2008 - 11:21

  • Entransit

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Oh I guess that should be
    T ourist
    A uthority of
    T hailand

    #30 Posted: 19/12/2008 - 11:23

  • guineverjav-
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    Thailand: Just Can't Leave You Behind

    #31 Posted: 30/12/2008 - 09:17

  • msylak

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    Couptastic Thailand

    #32 Posted: 30/12/2008 - 10:54

  • tomyamgung

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    I love Thailand. Mai Pen Rai.

    #33 Posted: 30/12/2008 - 12:30

  • somtam2000

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    We've had a couple of entries in by email:

    UNBE-LEAVE-ABLE THAILAND! (JF in Chiang Mai)

    Sawatdee Coup! (KK in Bangkok)

    Hair Raising Thailand
    and
    Thailand: beautiful one day, a basket case the next.
    and
    Thailand: mountains, beaches and manic street preachers (all DG in Melbourne)

    Keep them coming, just one day to go!

    #34 Posted: 30/12/2008 - 13:10

  • somtam2000

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    Ok winner is in -- DLuek for "Thailand: Stay awhile", with honourable mentions to "Thailand: At least it's not Burma" and "Thailand: mountains, beaches and manic street preachers".

    DLuek, we've credited your account with all the Travelfish Guides and will be in touch by email regarding the Tshirt.

    Thanks to all for entering!

    #35 Posted: 3/1/2009 - 08:47

  • DLuek

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    Thanks for the guides!

    Personally, I liked "Sawatdee Coup!"

    #36 Posted: 3/1/2009 - 11:01

  • exacto

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    thanks for the honorable mention! i guess that and 50 baht buys me a chang beer at any 7-11 :-).

    you know, i can think of worse places to be marooned than thailand. sawasdii pii mai!

    #37 Posted: 5/1/2009 - 09:22

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Sawadee Coup!! Brilliant!!! lol

    :)

    #38 Posted: 5/1/2009 - 20:21

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