Water Fountain in Thailand

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Water Fountain in Thailand
Is the water safe to drink in Thailand, the developed world is paranoid about drinking the water. My answer for Thailand is no do not drink the water, my answer for Ethiopia is yes unless obvious problems.
Manila, Philippines
Malate Area
Thailand, Southeast Asia
Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Thailand has finally made the Water Fountains work in their Airport that is impossible to pronounce or spell. It is rare to find a water fountain in any country outside the USA, it is more or less a USA phenomenon

The underdeveloped countries strive to be developed, in my opinion one of the world’s misguided goals. Thailand has a highly developed shopping center, highway system, electric system and one of the worst water and sewer systems on the planet.

Generally, most countries can clean the water and if you sample the water at the Water Tower or Water Plant, you would find safe water. The problem is the distance from the water plant to the housing, along this path the water becomes contaminated.

I enjoy this postulation, I enjoy observing water, and I even more than this, I enjoy the inability of the populace, sometimes called the “Rabble,” by Rene Descartes to make decisions in an environment that changes.

Water is analogous to crime, there are good neighborhoods and there are bad, you need to pay attention. If you are gathering water from the source, it should be cleaner than water pumped through miles of water lines.

Do not drink the water; it is the only safe decision that will protect you in a world that is not all the same. It is a little misguided to say,
“The Water in the USA is safe to drink.”

I am 100 percent sure there are places where it is not.

However, safe is a funny word, I have drank the water in 85 countries and I have not died.

I enjoy the perception game Thailand plays in the Airport; they install water fountains, set up complicated purification systems inside the airport and give the perception that Thailand has clean water.

Water Fountain in Thailand

Motorcycle Bob

I have seen friends that NEVER travel get sick, apparently from the water, when traveling to other parts of the US. No matter how clean your water is, there are always small amounts of *bugs* in it, even if dead. I think, although I have no proof, that people whose systems are used to only one small part of the world, when they drink water from another, they can get sick. Not very sick, just the body getting used to different bugs. I also think that a lot of the time that vacationers get sick and claim it is due to the water, that it is probably more likely due to that sixth margarita, or that third trip to the all you can eat buffet.

Sometimes when I do business travel, I get sick. This is usually due to changing my diet from a fairly reasonable amount, to having three big meals a day, along with snacks and maybe a few beers.

Bob L

Page Turner

I want to know if the water in the country of Luxembourg or Luxemburg which ever way you spell it is any good. Kandi, your baby sister has a daughter Ally who is moving there. I know you were there in 2001 in September and I want to know if Ally is going to be enjoying life or if this is a difficult place for my grandaughter to live. Andys Mom