Phuket Monopoly launched, not that you’ll recognise most of the squares

Welcome to Phuket and some of the most famous points of interest like Utopia, BCIS, BIS, The Nai Harn (hotel), Blue Elephant and The Phuket News. All for sale together with your Monopoly cash when the game turns into available.
Professional will note Mai Khao Beach, Phuket Town, Cape Promthep, the Karon Viewpoint and Kata Beach, the model new Phuket Monopoly board sport, because of be on sale in a couple of weeks, is huge on marketing revenue for HasBro, the makers of Monopoly, and low on a real ‘Phuket’ vibe.
Where’s Bangla Road, Big Buddha, Nai Harn Beach, Wat Chalong, Elephant Sanctuary or the Heroine’s Monument? And no ping pong shows?

The Thaiger was excited to see how the final Phuket Monopoly would prove, solely to end up disappointed with the ultimate result. Of course HasBro are well-entitled to market their sport and reap the rewards – it’s just not the expertise we had been hoping for.
Of course the sport, selling properties around Phuket, a lot of them ongoing businesses, appears to miss the irony that foreigners can’t buy land in Thailand.
The TAT organised a paid promo trip for some Thai media and bloggers yesterday who waxed lyrical concerning the newly launched sport. Perhaps the TAT could have stumped up the cash to buy all of the squares and guarantee the Thai island model of the long-lasting board game might have been a greater marketing software for Thailand?

Tim Newton took a spin across the Phuket Monopoly board this morning…

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