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Ofo share-bike dumped in Phuket Town canal

Ofo share-bike dumped in Phuket Town canal

PHUKET: People using the 1,000 bike-sharing ofo bicycles currently offered under a free trial in Phuket Town have been cautioned to treat the bicycles appropriately after an ofo bike was found dumped in a canal yesterday afternoon (Oct 5).

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By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Friday 6 October 2017, 11:33AM


The ofo share-bike was found dumped in a canal in Phuket Town late yesterday afternoon. Photo: Courtesy of “Pla”

The ofo share-bike was found dumped in a canal in Phuket Town late yesterday afternoon. Photo: Courtesy of “Pla”

Pitsanu Supho, Senior Marketing Officer of Ofo Thailand, told The Phuket News that he learned of the incident only this morning after arriving from Singapore.

The news broke after a photo of the bike dumped in Bang Yai Canal near the Phuket Vocational College in Saphan Hin was posted on the “Driving like this must be reviled” Facebook page last night.

“Our Phuket team knows about this already,” Mr Pitsanu told The Phuket News this morning.

“We will look up who is the last registered user of this bike. I just want to tell the user, please do not do like this,” Mr Pitsanu said.

"If we find evidence that proves someone has damaged a bike. We will press charges according to the relevant laws," Mr Pitsanu confirmed.

“There are 1,000 ofo bikes in Phuket Town. These bikes are available to people to use. Please use them nicely,” Mr Pitsanu said.

The 1,000 ofo bikes are currently available free to use under a month-long free trial that started on Oct 1.

Users must download the ofo mobile phone app and register in order to unlock the bikes before they can use them. During the current free trial no deposit is required. (See story here.)

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csabo | 07 October 2017 - 08:19:42

I saw the bikes yesterday in Suan Luang and although no one there respects the bikes only bike path I wondered how Thais would destroy this.  On the drive home I saw a 9 year old peddling one of the bikes south on Chao Fah East.  It would have never occurred to me to take the bike from the park but when Thais find out they are basically giving out "free" bikes in Suan Luang I would give ...

Kurt | 06 October 2017 - 18:51:08

And why should there not legal action, damage claim, extra charged done in this matter?
Try this in Singapore, such a 'user' goes to prison or at least a fine of Sin$ 1000,-

The weak till no law enforcement is 'killing' Phuket.

Discover Thainess | 06 October 2017 - 14:32:03

I only made a joke about tuk tuk drivers chucking them in the canals when the report of their launch was published. I wonder ?? :-)

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