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BANGKOK 19 January 2019 07:04
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Now it's foreigners riding motorbikes on the footpaths - in the Thai jungle!

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Now it's foreigners riding motorbikes on the footpaths - in the Thai jungle!

 

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Following recent criticism of Thais riding on the sidewalks in the cities comes news that a group of foreigners have been using a historical nature trail for off road riding.

 

A video on Facebook was accompanied by a storm of criticism for the foreign tourists after they were shown using the route up to Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai on Christmas Day. 

 

The abbot of Wat Palat - one of the temples on the route in the Doi Suthep - Pui national park - has called for the authorities to clamp down and for renters of motorcycles to tell tourists where and where not to ride. 

 

Phra Khru Theerasutphot said one of his relatives took the video - they had never seen this before on this pathway. 

 

He said it was a historical path used since ancient times by pilgrims wanting to get to Doi Suthep. 

 

Both Thai netizens and foreigners on the path itself condemned the riders for their inappropriate actions.

 

The video found its way to the Sangachaiwong page on Facebook.

 

The nationality of the foreigners was not reported. After they were forbidden from proceeding they reportedly went back the way they came.  

 

 
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It happens everywhere. I was a voluntary Park Warden in Singapore, we were always stopping locals and ex pats on trials bikes in the McRitchie reserve.

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2 hours ago, Briggsy said:

Number 3 is a noob.

 

2 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

And probably is a jerk in his homeland too.

Dont think he/she could ride a step through either.

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1 hour ago, keith101 said:

Are there any signs telling people they cannot ride motorbikes on those paths (large signs with big crosses on motorbikes stating riding not allowed )if not how can you stop them .

Signs or no signs, the Moto X riders will ignore all the laws. And I can tell you from experience that at least 50% of these riders are Thai Nationals.

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2 hours ago, ZeVonderBearz said:

This isn't just a farang past time. Let's not pretend the Thais aren't at it too. 

The Thai do pretend just that.

Not one complaint ever, but now.....farang!

It is probably not realised by the Thai people the foreigners are good for bringing in a lot of money into the country, giving millions of people jobs and bringing a lot of export for Thailand.

 

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The title is misleading. There is only a small group of foreigners doing that who have to be stopped. It is not a bunch of taxi drivers doing that on a daily basis. Or like the motordrivers do on a bicycle road near my home or where bicycle roads are permanent parkings for car-drivers.

Just a stupid one time thing and then make such a "sensational" story.

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1 minute ago, Thaijack2014 said:

The title is misleading. There is only a small group of foreigners doing that who have to be stopped. It is not a bunch of taxi drivers doing that on a daily basis. Or like the motordrivers do on a bicycle road near my home or where bicycle roads are permanent parkings for car-drivers.

Just a stupid one time thing and then make such a "sensational" story.

 

right. there is no evidence provided to support the headline. the facts are that three foreigners were seen riding motorcycles, one of the particularly unsuccessfully, on a jungle track somewhere in thailand.

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Number 3 should stay home and never leave the room.

 

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Three motorcyclists who nobody know what nationality they are, in front of my house on koh Samui, all the nights, hordes of Thai motorcyclists who compete without any complaint

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