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Please share your idea about the things you worry about the most in 25th SEA Games, so that we can prepare in advance.

For me, these are of my concerns

1) Not enough public toilets in the city
2) Congestion (Traffic jams) on the opening and closing ceremony
3)  No place for guests to stay, all hotels are full
4) People want to charge more the foreign guests
5) Food safety
6) In case of rain, do they have plan 2 ?
7) Mistakes in opening the national athems, or flag hosting
8) Not enough information available on the official website of 25th SEA Games.
9) Backout, watershortage, etc...

What about your concerns ?


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Blackout or power failures.

Not enough accommodation for athletes, sport officials and guests.

Toilets breakdown and water shut off.

Food safety.

Congestion, traffic jams.

Storm, etc.

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poster no need to  worry  much, you don;t believe in Lao PDR or what? as  for me nothing too worried about SEAGAMES..Because i believe in SG committee organizer .

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english ability
and technical problems, ofcourse

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Lao people, Vientiane 30/11/09

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I don`t worry, I belief the ability of Lao government and people and incuding English speaking maybe the 25th Sea Games in Laos be better than the last many Sea Games in the past.

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Lao people, Vientiane 30/11/09 wrote:

I don`t worry, I belief the ability of Lao government and people and including English speaking maybe the 25th Sea Games in Laos be better than the last many Sea Games in the past.



I, agree with your views, thanks

 



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Mother Nature because you can't control it
and don't know when will happen


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My biggest concern would probably be losing miserably.

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DEATHEP wrote:

My biggest concern would probably be losing miserably.




 losing what miserably?



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Anonymous wrote:

Please share your idea about the things you worry about the most in 25th SEA Games, so that we can prepare in advance.

For me, these are of my concerns

1) Not enough public toilets in the city
2) Congestion (Traffic jams) on the opening and closing ceremony
3)  No place for guests to stay, all hotels are full
4) People want to charge more the foreign guests
5) Food safety
6) In case of rain, do they have plan 2 ?
7) Mistakes in opening the national athems, or flag hosting
8) Not enough information available on the official website of 25th SEA Games.
9) Backout, watershortage, etc...

What about your concerns ?



what i am concerned is after the SEA GAME OVER, Because Laos will find possible ways to pay back china and vietnam.

 



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Thai sport officials express concerns about lacking the accommodation. Lao wants 4 Thai athletes to stay in each room, not just 2 and they don't like it. 

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So Thai team should stay home. They don't have to come. When you are a guest, please be polite. When Thai team come to compete in USA, they were looked down
from international due to their mouth. Please, Please, Please stay and sleep at home.

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Do you have contingency plans for these situations:
* fire or typhoon
* structure collapse
* riots (fans can sometimes get too emotional/ aggressive)
* bombings or terroristic acts
* petty crimes (robberies, snatching, pick pocketing, selling and use of pots/ drugs)
* Food poisoning, disease outbreaks during or immediately after the events

Are crowd control strategies in place?
Do you have enough trained first aid personnel ( expect emergecy situations such as fracture, lheart attack, fainting, etc.)?
Do  you have plan to screen athletes, staff and expectators for flu-like symptoms (possible AH1N1 outbreak)?
Do you have back up generators in place? Back up video and sound equipments?
DO you have back up personnel (ex. host and hostess) in case something happen to the originally assigned  person, example when he/she gets sick?
Do  you have booth for lost and found things or persons and a system to track them? Children can get lost. Items lost and returned to owners will give good impression to Laos and Laotians.
DO you have complaint desk that will entertain complaints such as abusive tuk-tuk driver or store keepers (ex. over pricing too much)

Make sure directional and other signs are high enough and visible to everyone. For big crowds eye level signages are not advisable and people can sometimes lost their way.

It will also be very  much appreciated if SEA Games organizer will provide maps of the venue in english translation for free, and contains helpful information to get them around the city.

Can authorities possibly set a ceiling for tuk-tuks so tourist wont feel taken advantage of.

What about having enough proper waste disposal and potable toilets that are accessible to crowd yet sanitary enough that it wont give foul odor to games venues? Expect a lot of waste during the games, have trash bins ready everyewhere.

Good luck!




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Food safety is my big concern particularly food sold by street vendors and some restaurants. They prepare and sell food that is not up to international standard food hygiene. I know the government has done everything they can to make sure visitors have safe food to eat but they may not be able see everything.

 

Other concern of mine is Padack (pickle fish) which is sold in markets, for example: Padack is sold in a big Opened Container and this attracts flies and other insects. The Padack sellers should be told to only sell Padack in closed plastic bags or containers that have lids. Padack is used in Tamahueng (papaya salad) so if it is not clean visitors who eat it may get sick.



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Anonymous wrote:

 

Food safety is my big concern particularly food sold by street vendors and some restaurants. They prepare and sell food that is not up to international standard food hygiene. I know the government has done everything they can to make sure visitors have safe food to eat but they may not be able see everything.

 

Other concern of mine is Padack (pickle fish) which is sold in markets, for example: Padack is sold in a big Opened Container and this attracts flies and other insects. The Padack sellers should be told to only sell Padack in closed plastic bags or containers that have lids. Padack is used in Tamahueng (papaya salad) so if it is not clean visitors who eat it may get sick.

 




haha, you are concerned about padek , so funny , this you should tell the owner of restaurant that please ask the guest before to put the Padak on all the food for example: papaya salad or some lao food.

but i am sure that Padek won't be a trouble for tourist.biggrin



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Yeab, you got that right brother.  I agree with you 100%
There will be lots of tourists in town and most resturant will try to take advantage during this time, I'm not quite sure the food is 100% safe, unless they have some one from health department go check each resturant.  But hopefully none of these will happen.

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Anonymous wrote:

Food safety is my big concern particularly food sold by street vendors and some restaurants. They prepare and sell food that is not up to international standard food hygiene. I know the government has done everything they can to make sure visitors have safe food to eat but they may not be able see everything.

 

 

Other concern of mine is Padack (pickle fish) which is sold in markets, for example: Padack is sold in a big Opened Container and this attracts flies and other insects. The Padack sellers should be told to only sell Padack in closed plastic bags or containers that have lids. Padack is used in Tamahueng (papaya salad) so if it is not clean visitors who eat it may get sick.



You must be a health officer or a sanitary inspector to get concerned about food safety, particularly with the food you mentioned. But I tell you most tourist that will come to watch the SEA Games are NOT BACKPACKERS. They are likely families and friends of athletes and fans. Most are likely can afford crowd. They wont risk getting diarrhea from eating food from the sidewalk or unsafely prepared food and water. I tell you, bottled water industry and softdrinks industry will earn a lot of income during this period as well as the affordable yet clean and cozy looking restaurants. Those who will buy street foods are most likely Laotians from abroad, locals or real dare devils.

What Im concerned is when there is head on collision between Thai and Lao, judging by the way both this race fight each other here in the forum. Security and contingency plan in case of stampede must be ready.

 



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Why are you so concern about food in Laos?  You can get sick from any where in world not just from Laos.  I remember having stomach cramps in Bangkok.  If you're so concern then don't eat from the street vendors.

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Terrorist or shooting from some group.

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Anonymous wrote:

Do you have contingency plans for these situations:
* fire or typhoon
* structure collapse
* riots (fans can sometimes get too emotional/ aggressive)
* bombings or terroristic acts
* petty crimes (robberies, snatching, pick pocketing, selling and use of pots/ drugs)
* Food poisoning, disease outbreaks during or immediately after the events

Are crowd control strategies in place?
Do you have enough trained first aid personnel ( expect emergecy situations such as fracture, lheart attack, fainting, etc.)?
Do  you have plan to screen athletes, staff and expectators for flu-like symptoms (possible AH1N1 outbreak)?
Do you have back up generators in place? Back up video and sound equipments?
DO you have back up personnel (ex. host and hostess) in case something happen to the originally assigned  person, example when he/she gets sick?
Do  you have booth for lost and found things or persons and a system to track them? Children can get lost. Items lost and returned to owners will give good impression to Laos and Laotians.
DO you have complaint desk that will entertain complaints such as abusive tuk-tuk driver or store keepers (ex. over pricing too much)

Make sure directional and other signs are high enough and visible to everyone. For big crowds eye level signages are not advisable and people can sometimes lost their way.

It will also be very  much appreciated if SEA Games organizer will provide maps of the venue in english translation for free, and contains helpful information to get them around the city.

Can authorities possibly set a ceiling for tuk-tuks so tourist wont feel taken advantage of.

What about having enough proper waste disposal and potable toilets that are accessible to crowd yet sanitary enough that it wont give foul odor to games venues? Expect a lot of waste during the games, have trash bins ready everyewhere.

Good luck!



C'm on man, all the stuffs that you mention. some of it, even well developed countries can't handle it. ever sine 1959, the first SEA-games, have you ever seen those countries held the games perfectly?? No, Not even U.S.A. when they held Summergames in Atlanta 96, remember that?? someone got killed, so no country can host anything perfectly. and as for our country, this is the first time that lao-host the games, of course you and  all the rest will see something is missing here and there. but learn from it and the next time don't let' it happen..

 



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khonthakek wrote:

Anonymous wrote:

 

Food safety is my big concern particularly food sold by street vendors and some restaurants. They prepare and sell food that is not up to international standard food hygiene. I know the government has done everything they can to make sure visitors have safe food to eat but they may not be able see everything.

 

Other concern of mine is Padack (pickle fish) which is sold in markets, for example: Padack is sold in a big Opened Container and this attracts flies and other insects. The Padack sellers should be told to only sell Padack in closed plastic bags or containers that have lids. Padack is used in Tamahueng (papaya salad) so if it is not clean visitors who eat it may get sick.

 




haha, you are concerned about padek , so funny , this you should tell the owner of restaurant that please ask the guest before to put the Padak on all the food for example: papaya salad or some lao food.

but i am sure that Padek won't be a trouble for tourist.biggrin




Yes, it can be funny haha because it is about Padack  biggrin. Anyway it depends on how you look at my comments.

 



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Speak-out wrote:

Anonymous wrote:

Do you have contingency plans for these situations:
* fire or typhoon
* structure collapse
* riots (fans can sometimes get too emotional/ aggressive)
* bombings or terroristic acts
* petty crimes (robberies, snatching, pick pocketing, selling and use of pots/ drugs)
* Food poisoning, disease outbreaks during or immediately after the events

Are crowd control strategies in place?
Do you have enough trained first aid personnel ( expect emergecy situations such as fracture, lheart attack, fainting, etc.)?
Do  you have plan to screen athletes, staff and expectators for flu-like symptoms (possible AH1N1 outbreak)?
Do you have back up generators in place? Back up video and sound equipments?
DO you have back up personnel (ex. host and hostess) in case something happen to the originally assigned  person, example when he/she gets sick?
Do  you have booth for lost and found things or persons and a system to track them? Children can get lost. Items lost and returned to owners will give good impression to Laos and Laotians.
DO you have complaint desk that will entertain complaints such as abusive tuk-tuk driver or store keepers (ex. over pricing too much)

Make sure directional and other signs are high enough and visible to everyone. For big crowds eye level signages are not advisable and people can sometimes lost their way.

It will also be very  much appreciated if SEA Games organizer will provide maps of the venue in english translation for free, and contains helpful information to get them around the city.

Can authorities possibly set a ceiling for tuk-tuks so tourist wont feel taken advantage of.

What about having enough proper waste disposal and potable toilets that are accessible to crowd yet sanitary enough that it wont give foul odor to games venues? Expect a lot of waste during the games, have trash bins ready everyewhere.

Good luck!



C'm on man, all the stuffs that you mention. some of it, even well developed countries can't handle it. ever sine 1959, the first SEA-games, have you ever seen those countries held the games perfectly?? No, Not even U.S.A. when they held Summergames in Atlanta 96, remember that?? someone got killed, so no country can host anything perfectly. and as for our country, this is the first time that lao-host the games, of course you and  all the rest will see something is missing here and there. but learn from it and the next time don't let' it happen..

 Yup I agree. Those things above cant be totally prevented. Nothing is perfect in life, things can go wrong even with good planning. What I am asking is presence of a contingency plan. Having some sort of a plan , though may not be perfect, is better that having NONE at all, right bro? See the other topic, there has been already a glitch in  the issuance of a permission. SOmething that is totally preventable. YOu are right, many things happen beyond the organizers control but the impact could be minimized if those things had been thought off in the first place. Just being sure because this is becoming a dangerous world. Laos would be lucky to get an exemption.

But despite  of whatever inadequacies, I still cheer for Laos! Good luck and I hope the SEA Games will start and end well as planned.


 



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Swine Flu is the most scary. 1 person can be spreading the virus to 12 people surrounded in just 1 sneeze. It can spread to other people up to 1000 people in just by 1 day by H1N1 sick person

The rest is about Terrorist and Dirrhea, Cholera

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Swine flue is overrated.  Oi! oi!

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after the Game is over, i found out there were traffic jam was so bad during the opening and closing ceremony, the road are narrow in vientiane.. and terrorists have tried to bomb the SEA games, it was so lucky that our police and vietnamese police cauth the terrorists in the temple.


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What terrorists?

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