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Phuket Community Rises: Local Outcry Against Swiss National Urs Fehr’s Disrespectful Conduct

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Imagine a tranquil paradise, where the azure waves kiss the sun-kissed shores, and the gentle breeze whispers tales of serenity. This is Phuket, a jewel in Thailand’s crown, known for its breathtaking beauty and warm hospitality. Yet, beneath this picturesque façade, a storm has been brewing, one involving a Swiss national named Urs “David” Fehr, aged 45, and the united spirit of the local community.

The saga began on the evening of February 24, right on the steps of Fehr’s property at the stunning Yamu Beach in the peaceful tambon of Pa Klok, in Thalang district. The calm of the evening was shattered when Dr. Thandao Chandam, along with a friend, found themselves at the receiving end of Fehr’s ire. The trigger? A seemingly innocent rest on steps that bore an English sign declaring them part of Fehr’s private realm – a sign Dr. Chandam allegedly overlooked due to its linguistic barrier.

What transpired next could only be described as a scene straight out of a melodrama – accusations of trespassing, a kick delivered with disdain, and the belittlement of a respected local physician as just another “local” unworthy of understanding the Queen’s language. The incident was not just about a disagreement over property lines; it was a spark that ignited a fire within the community of Phuket.

In an awe-inspiring display of unity and solidarity, the residents of Phuket took to the beach opposite Fehr’s villa, under the warm embrace of the sun, with a simple yet powerful message: “get out”. Their banners, fluttering like flags of revolution, bore words that resonated with the collective sentiment – “Local people don’t want animal”. This was not just a physical rallying cry, but a testament to the spirit of a community standing up for respect and dignity.

The whispers of dissent had been circulating long before this incident. The murmurs in the lanes of Phuket and posts on the digital walls of Facebook painted a picture of a man often at odds with the ethos of this land – a man who quarreled with the locals over their right to embrace the sea and the sand that rightfully belonged to everyone. After all, in Thailand, the beaches are a legacy left for all to cherish.

Adding another layer to this already complex narrative, allegations emerged against the backdrop of Fehr’s so-called elephant park – a sanctuary that purportedly sought to be a haven for Thailand’s majestic jumbos. Yet, rumors swirled, suggesting that rather than a noble cause, it was a facade for transactions far removed from the ideals of animal rescue. According to the whispers among the community, the elephants were merely rented attractions, their presence engineered by deals between Fehr’s Thai spouse and the mahouts.

In an unexpected twist, the voice of reason and justice chimed in through the medium of social media. Decha Kittivittayanan, a lawyer of no small repute, shared insights gleaned from impeccable police sources. Through a post that quickly captured the public’s imagination, he unveiled a potential denouement to this saga – Fehr’s possible farewell to the land that had been his home, as the prospects of his long-stay visa’s extension dimmed. “He will have to return to his homeland,” prophesized Decha.

As the sun sets on this chapter in Phuket’s history, one can’t help but marvel at the power of a community united in its quest for respect and the peaceful coexistence of cultures. This is not just a story about conflict; it’s a ballad to the spirit of Phuket, a place where even in the face of discord, the promise of harmony, like its eternal beaches, remains unfailing.


  1. PhuketLover March 4, 2024

    Wow, I can’t believe this happened in Phuket. It’s such a peaceful place usually. But, respect to the locals for standing up for their rights. It’s important to preserve the harmony and culture of such a beautiful place.

    • travelbug_89 March 4, 2024

      Totally agree! While it’s sad to see conflict, it’s a strong reminder that tourists and expats need to respect the local cultures and norms wherever they are.

      • PhuketLover March 4, 2024

        Exactly, it’s all about mutual respect. Understanding and respecting local customs is crucial for anyone visiting or living in another country.

    • ElephantFan March 4, 2024

      But what about the elephant park accusations? If that’s true, it’s horrific. Elephants should be in the wild, not used for entertainment!

  2. SwissMiss March 4, 2024

    This article seems a bit one-sided. There are always two sides to a story. I’d like to hear Mr. Fehr’s version of events before making my judgment.

    • LocalHeart March 4, 2024

      While it’s fair to want all sides of the story, disrespecting locals and potentially exploiting animals doesn’t paint a good picture of someone. It’s bigger than a misunderstanding over property lines.

  3. BeachGoer March 4, 2024

    Doesn’t Thailand have laws about beach access? How could anyone claim a beach as private property? It’s concerning that this could set a precedent for future conflicts between locals and foreigners.

    • LegalEagle March 4, 2024

      In Thailand, all beaches are supposed to be public property, but enforcement can be tricky. Private claims on beaches have been challenged but exist in grey areas sometimes.

  4. Wanderlust March 4, 2024

    I love how the residents of Phuket came together to protect their community and culture. Shows the power of unity!

    • GlobalNomad March 4, 2024

      True, but it’s sad it had to come to this. Both sides need to work towards mutual respect. It’s the only way to live in harmony, especially in such a globalized world.

  5. ElephantConservist March 4, 2024

    The part about the elephant park really troubles me. These majestic creatures are often misunderstood and misused for profit. I hope local authorities investigate this further.

    • EcoWarrior March 4, 2024

      Completely agree. Wildlife exploitation is a serious issue. It’s not just about the conflict between locals and a foreigner; it’s about protecting Thailand’s natural and cultural heritage.

  6. Skeptical March 4, 2024

    Not sure how I feel about the ‘Local people don’t want animal’ banner. Seems a bit harsh. Conflict resolution should be more about dialogue and less about public shaming.

    • PeaceMaker March 4, 2024

      I get where you’re coming from, but sometimes, when respectful dialogue fails or isn’t possible, more drastic measures are taken to be heard. It’s about fighting for dignity.

  7. LegalMind March 4, 2024

    Decha Kittivittayanan’s insight on the visa situation highlights the complicated relationship between expats and the legal system in Thailand. It’s not always straightforward.

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