Man on Tour (1998)
Man performance by Sompong Thawee
The Pink Man, a symbol of conspicuous consumption
and vulgarity, trundles along with his pink supermarket cart, chewing
up the scenery, shopping for tourist attractions.
Like most tourists today, he travels not to learn but to consume:
to collect exotic destinations, to shop, to show off, to stay in
resource - wasting hotels that import more goods and services than
The hotels get rich while the country goes into debt.
The Pink Man on Tour celebrates the Amazing Thailand campaign
- - the Thai government's tourism promotional drive to attract fast
dollars by selling off our culture and natural resource