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They are sharks preying on ignorant Chinese tourists. Hang around outside the highrise condos in Wongamat on Soi 16. Between the baht bus driver or mislabled taxi meter, all that they see are sardines ready to be consumed. No meters used and 300 baht is the only English heard. Been here years and nothing has changed.

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6 hours ago, bluesofa said:

You don't do it like that, you do it like this...

 

I assume CPR doesn't really mean lessons in Cheating Pattaya Residents?

no it was meant for the other side, maybe more money and easy Cheating Phuket Residents

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I wish Melbourne Metro transit authority were taught same lessons.

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10 hours ago, Vacuum said:

:cheesy:

Police always trying to make others do their job

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They should probably change the lecture.  Maybe they should enforce the current laws, and up the penalties?  Too much work, or too much sense?  Corruption will always impede progress 

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I really do wonder about the members on here. How many actually live in Thailand. How many live in Pattaya and how many are the quintessential 2 week millionaires and how many regurgitate the same old bar stool nonsense. I go to Pattaya every four weeks on average. Get pissed . And I'm happy to pay 200 baht for a drive back to my condo...whats the big deal?? When you blow 5-10,000 on night out whats a taxi fare mean in the scheme of things? I can get to Walking street for 10 baht and pay a  bit more for the convenience of doorstep delivery when I go home.

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Working meters on ALL Pattaya taxis should be the first priority of the police as they are breaking the LAW of the LAND.  Yet I believe ONE arrest has been made.

Two sets of mafia in bed with each other.

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I've never really been cheated by any of Pattaya's transport providers apart from a couple of late night trips on a M/C taxi from Walking Street to my lodgings in Central Pattaya which should be around 60 B. But being charged 80 or 100 for said trip at 4 am is not going to break anyone's heart.

 

Some of the M/C taxi boys may be a bit sullen and appear to practically hate us but that's understandable when they see comparably rich foreigners spending in a night what may take them a week or more to earn and then sh@gging their womenfolk to boot. If I were them I would not be too enthusiastic about such a situation in my country either!

 

The baht bus system in Pattaya must be one of the most efficient and cheapest forms of transport on the planet. Can be a bit uncomfortable but they serve their purpose admirably and the 10 B fare has not gone up for over 20 years

 

I rarely take a taxi in Pattaya unless I've got a lot of shopping or going to or from the airport and always agree on a price before I get in the vehicle. I have without exception found the drivers who work for the firm I use to be pleasant and courteous. And that 1100 B fare plus a tip of your choice has not gone up in 20 years either.

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Another case of Thai honesty? Just making sure all of the proper techniques are employed.

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Personally, I don't find motorcycle taxis all that unfair with their 40 or 50 baht fare but Pattaya taxi cabs and baht bus drivers need to be disciplined with real fines and not just nominal fines they can make back in a few hours by ripping off more tourists.

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Clearly this was not a mandatory meeting the real culprits were required to attend.  

 

I wonder how many hundreds of people were being scammed by taxi drivers and baht bus drivers while the meeting was taking place.

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