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S Korean fleeced by Chiang Mai bar gets a refund

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Not so expensive, only a thousand dollars! I usually always spend that much every night!

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1 hour ago, SpeakeasyThai said:

Sigh.....predictable ignorant CM expat post.

Touche! Typical ignorance and obvious grapes from someone who's never lived here but perhaps was ripped off once in the wrong hole of a weekend 🙂

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2 hours ago, jesimps said:

Another bullet point to add to my long list of reasons never to visit Chiang Mai again. Why does any farang choose to settle in that grithole of a place?

Same reason that I dont go to Hua Hin , someone got over charged in a restaurant there and I vowed never ever to go there because of that

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I think this is hilarious, and all the more funny for seeing the horror in the replies from the good upstanding farung residents, living in Chiang Mai Spa for the benefit of its clean air and many temples.

I always thought these rows of pretty girls showing their legs along the walkways were employed by TAT to brighten up the City, just  like the rows of fairy lights along Brighton seafront. It did seem an extraordinary price to pay for public entertainment but I had no idea there were iffy goings on behind the curtains.  

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Same thing happened to a mate of mine, but he was 'only' charged THB80,000 for two beers, then physically assaulted by the manageress when he questioned the bill. The police, who were conveniently waiting outside the karaoke bar, were called and the magnaminous bar owner eventually settled for THB40,000. Avoid these places like the plague

 

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1 hour ago, bipper said:

Probably because of the traffic being miniscule compared to Bkk and the fact that it's got everything that city has. Its cheaper to live, rent, eat, drink. Oh and not every foreigner goes to Karaoke holes in CM nor even drinks on Loy Khro road even though it's there if you want it. Friendly people the right places dont Rio you off. Another thing the climates better we're just heading into our coveted winter season its probably 20c outside now, some cloud no rain. So my question is if you avoid such holes as posted why would you live anywhere else in Thailand? 

Shuuussh , dont tell everyone .

We dont want them all coming up here ...........................terrible in CM , the pollution, traffic jams , 160 000 Baht for a beer in a karaoke 

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1 hour ago, Wallander4 said:

Chiang Mai - infamous for their Karaoke scams and worst Immigration on the Planet … s-hole

I do not doubt that individuals can have bad experiences at any given immigration office (particularly if they dress poorly, have body odor issues and are visibly embittered), but I have never had anything but polite, friendly service from Chiang Mai immigration.

It is in a nice, relaxed, uncrowded location, the Promenada Resort Mall. Dealing with bureaucracy is never fun but, having traveled extensively, I can say that Chiang Mai has one of the better immigration offices on the planet.

It is also worth pointing out that immigration at Chiang Mai airport is miles ahead of either of the Bangkok airports in terms of friendliness and professionalism, to the extent that I am happy to pay substantially more to fly directly into Chiang Mai rather than via Bangkok. 

As for the karaoke bars, I have never understood why people are not aware, from the moment they are effusively greeted at the front door, that they are about to be, at the very least, overcharged. Chiang Mai is not a party town, but there are plenty of friendly bars, there are even girlie bars if you need a desperate single mother to tell you that you are a "hansum man mak", but if you need the industrial-strength illusion provided by karaoke bars, frankly, you would be better off in Pattaya.

The preference to live in Chiang Mai is an IQ test of sorts: the lack of a beach and large-scale prostitution means that you do not have to deal with the category of farang for whom those things are important.

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

A karaoke bar in Chiang Mai

no need to read any further. i thought the police shut these police owned karaokes down... oh wait...

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1 hour ago, Wallander4 said:

Chiang Mai - infamous for their Karaoke scams and worst Immigration on the Planet … s-hole

People complain alot but in my eight years in Chiang Mai never had a problem with immigration. Karaoke Bars nver been forced into one nor have any desire to go, plenty of places to drink and have fun

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Traveled all over the world for work and pleasure. Tourist rip offs happen in every country in the world, every race, every religion, every culture especially in Karoke bars. Sometimes I think some TVF posters have been to two countries in their life - their home country and Thailand. Their home country was so great that they move thousands of miles to Thailand to live and bash it every day.

To me that is a waste of time and a miserable way of life. Peace ✌️ 

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3 minutes ago, moe666 said:

People complain alot but in my eight years in Chiang Mai never had a problem with immigration. Karaoke Bars nver been forced into one nor have any desire to go, plenty of places to drink and have fun

Ive always found CM immigration to be very polite and helpful as well .

Even when it got busy a few years ago , they often stayed working to 8 PM to serve everyone and it wasnt their fault that they were understaffed .

  They suffered as much as the customers and they spent years appealing to BKK for a bigger immigration office with more staff .

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At this rate Thailand is gong to find itself off the "top destination to visit" map in SE. Asia

But maintain a strong lead in the "top destination to avoid"  !!!!!

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17 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Jeong Geunbok, 46, agreed to withdraw his police complaint against the Forever karaoke bar after its manager Chaiwat Songchaiwan, 35, showed up at police station and returned the money.

I think the guys is a complete moron. However, it would be interesting to know who actually owns the bar, how many cops it has on it's payroll, and what the 'discount' would be if he was a Chinese tourist?

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Some Thais think you need to screw everybody you can today as there may not be an opportunity tomorrow. They are masters at doing so.

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