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Avoiding the tourist dollar

Koh Yor is a sleepy islet in the Songkhla Lake which the locals are fighting to preserve

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The tourist dollar is a strong lure for many people in Thailand, but not the residents of Koh Yor, a beautiful islet in the great Songkhla Lake. 

The Tinsulanonda Bridge stretches across Songkhla Lake, connecting Koh Yor to the rest of Songkhla province. PHOTOS BY WICHAYANT BOONCHOTE

Though situated relatively close to the southern boom town of Hat Yai, the residents cherish their slow-paced lifestyle and are happy to resist a tourist invasion.

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