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BANGKOK 20 January 2019 04:28
Banana7

Precautions for a Farang

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What precautions should a foreigner take when visiting Krabi Town, Ao Nang beach and nearby islands? I've read a few articles about Krabi and area at various websites including dailymail.co.uk and www.andrew-drummond.com. The article about a teenage biker gang makes Krabi, after dark, sound like a unusually dangerous place. I've visited Thailand many times and understand its many dangers but I've never heard or encountered a roving pack of teenagers bikers with knives and machetes.

 

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Lots of drug dealers in Krabi Town around the backpacker area so stay clear and just ignore them. Ao Nang joints are openly available in the bars at anything from 300 up so again stay clear

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Lots of drug dealers in Krabi Town around the backpacker area so stay clear and just ignore them. Ao Nang joints are openly available in the bars at anything from 300 up so again stay clear

Good advice. They are controlled by the police and I see many plain clothes police officers in the area of the Night Market in Krabi Town every night.
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6 minutes ago, Banana7 said:

Why?

Krabi is a death zone after dark. When I was there I paid reception staff to go to 7/11 after 8pm 🕗 

 

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I'm not too familiar with the ins and outs of Krabi town, but Railay beach and area is pretty amazing.  The only issue I had, was the "non negotiable recommendation" to the wasted rusky's next door at the hotel...

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18 minutes ago, madmen said:

Krabi is a death zone after dark. When I was there I paid reception staff to go to 7/11 after 8pm 🕗 

 

Why was it a death zone? I haven't heard of any murders or violence in Krabi town, at night or during the day.

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In my experience teenage biker gangs are usually based in big cities. I rememeber hearing a roar one evening whilst eating kerbside in Hat Yai and low and behold a huge posse of teenagers on bikes cames slewing aroung the corner and were gone faster than they had appeared. Quite a sight in fact, could have been from a movie almost.

I would imagine that any violence from these types of teenagers would be gang on gang and not aimed at innocent tourists. Years ago the violence among gangs with weapons was quite prolific, but I haven't kept up with recent news.

If I was coming to Krabi, motorbike bike gangs wouldn't be on my 'to watch out for' list. Can't think of anything that would be come to think of it, but then I'm not based there currently.

 

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2 hours ago, madmen said:

Krabi is a death zone after dark. When I was there I paid reception staff to go to 7/11 after 8pm 🕗 

 

and when was that??

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1 hour ago, Tropicalevo said:

Strange replies on this thread.

 

I live in Koh Samui and we have a lot of guests doing the Chiang Mai, Krabi, Samui, Bangkok circuit.

 

In 18 years, not one has mentioned threats, deaths or 'keep out or die' situations.

 

Is there a dark farang underworld that are the only people who know about this terrible place?

 

2 hours ago, madmen said:

Krabi is a death zone after dark. When I was there I paid reception staff to go to 7/11 after 8pm 🕗  

ask madmen

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