Sunday, January 02, 2005

Ghoul rush

"Foreign tourists sunbathe on Patong Beach, Phuket, apparently unconcerned as Thai workers pick through tsunami debris behind them," reads the caption to this picture from the front of today's Sunday Star Times.

Are these people for real?

The government has pledged $5 million in aid on our behalves. That may seem like a lot of money, but it's only $1.25 each. Please do give generously to a relief agency such as World Vision. Call 0800 80 2000 to donate.

Tourism is the sole livelihood of many of those worst affected by the tsunami, so don't go cancelling your vacation. Just be discreet about working on your tan.


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