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Heritage falls to big business in Amphawa

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All of a sudden, we are made to believe that things are fine in Amphawa _ a popular tourist town in tiny Samut Songkhram province. 

With a "public hearing" on Tuesday, in which around 100 attendees or so gave the nod to the Chuchai Buri Sri Amphawa Hotel, a colossal project being developed by tycoon jeweller Chuchai Chairittilert, it seems that all controversies surrounding this project have disappeared and all parties have reconciled as the developer has promised to correct the mistakes he had naively made and revise the construction blueprint.

In response to Mr Chuchai's goodwill by opening up to criticism, the forum "voted" in favour of the project after calling for a minimal adjustment _ a change in the roof style.

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