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Phuket Poll: Pokemon Go, or Pokemon Stop!

PHUKET: The Pokemon Go craze has hit Thailand with full force, and already people are finding themselves in danger by braving snarling soi dogs and even standing in the middle of an eight-lane freeway to catch the cute critters on their smartphones.

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The Phuket News

Tuesday 9 August 2016, 11:18AM


Pokemon Go is taking the workd by storm, but placing many players in danger. Do you think it should be allowed in Thailand? Photo: AFP
Pokemon Go is taking the workd by storm, but placing many players in danger. Do you think it should be allowed in Thailand? Photo: AFP

Looking to take advantage of the Pokemon phenomenon, Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Sports Phongphanu Sawetrun has announced that his ministry has already engaged in talks with the copyright owner of Pokemon Go in Thailand about adding Thailand’s important tourist sites to the game to attract Gen Y travellers. (See story here.)

The game has caused much controversy worldwide, with people either loving or hating the latest “augmented reality” fad. To this, The Phuket News asks readers, “Is Pokemon Go a boon or curse for Thailand?”

Responses available in poll are:

  • Boon, this game will help promote tourism among locals and foreigners, who will in turn get to explore their surroundings more
  • Curse, this game will result in more unnecessary accidents and crimes, and people aren’t actually experiencing their surroundings when they play
  • Both, there are an equal number of benefits and drawbacks of Pokemon Go for Thailand
  • No opinion, I don’t care if people play Pokemon Go or not

To vote in the poll, click here.

The poll will continue until August 22.

If the best response for you was not listed, feel free to mention in the comments below.

To see the results of our previous poll, which asked, “Is the Thai work permit necessary?”, click here.

 

To suggest a poll, email execeditor@classactmedia.co.th with “Poll Suggestion” in the Subject line.  

 

 

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