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Why the Chinese are infinitely more important than Western tourists to Thailand


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Too bad, maybe their wrong pricing strategy?

Try checking around who stays at cheap motels and hostels. Troublemakers from West!


Sure man, every backpacker is a hardcore criminal unlike those rich chinese who honestly earned their moneys[emoji23][emoji120][emoji120]

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18 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

Yea but how much of that went on fixing up sick Buffalo ..

You realize that China has a surplus of men because of their  1 child per family policy so in time you will see Chinese men coming over and getting Thai brides. Why marry a fat older westerner when you can marry a well off young Chinese guy. As far as buying things  (even if they resell in China) take a look at Terminal 21 Pattaya and other large malls you will see many Chinese walking around with luggage (on wheels) buying stuff and putting in luggage bags. There are even signs in some malls saying luggage holding areas where they can store their full luggage (of stuff the just bought) and return to shop with new luggage they bought and filled up at mall. A lot of them speak English as well. I helped 2 (cute) Chinese girls find something at Terminal 21 Pattaya and they started talking to me in English asking did I know where such and such was.

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42 minutes ago, Kasane said:

Low income, bar stool dwellers, old farangs whose days of faking income through false affidavits. Don't take it personally. But you can google for the answers that you are seeking.

I don't need to google anything about Thailand as I stated I have been around and in Thailand for almost 50 years. I can guarantee I have seen the good; the bad; and the ugly among  both foreigners and locals.

You seem to think all of 'old' people are poor; lie and cheat; sit in bars all days and are generally people of ill repute.

 

Actually what I see is much different- I see most of the Foreign elderly as well to do; living quiet lives;  interested in the theatre or Arts and those who are married  taking care of Thai children sired by runaway Thai fathers and assisting other  extended family members.

 

Some of us do sometimes stop in our local pub to have  some conversation; enjoy a meal or have a beverage.  i didn't know that was against the law or caused a stir  from anyone. The majority of people I see interacting with the local population are polite; respectful and simply live and let live.

 

You obviously  have a very low opinion of Westerners.  While I have seen many Westerners drunk;  bar girls in tow; and generally make a fool of themselves- it is a minority and usually in places such as Pattaya or Phuket which seem to welcome this type of behavior.  

 

I don't stereotype someone because of their age; skin color; ethnic background or anything else. You might try the same- it makes life much more livable.

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You realize that China has a surplus of men because of their  1 child per family policy so in time you will see Chinese men coming over and getting Thai brides. Why marry a fat older westerner when you can marry a well off young Chinese guy. As far as buying things  (even if they resell in China) take a look at Terminal 21 Pattaya and other large malls you will see many Chinese walking around with luggage (on wheels) buying stuff and putting in luggage bags. There are even signs in some malls saying luggage holding areas where they can store their full luggage (of stuff the just bought) and return to shop with new luggage they bought and filled up at mall. A lot of them speak English as well. I helped 2 (cute) Chinese girls find something at Terminal 21 Pattaya and they started talking to me in English asking did I know where such and such was.
The reselling stuff btw is because many luxury brands refuse to set up shops in china. Due to fakes, local business restrictions etc.

Many Chinese buy hermes bags for example just to resell them in china.

They artificially limit the amount of products/country for price gauging reasons...


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11 minutes ago, JohnOFphon said:

Imagine the numbers if the Chinese were allowed to build casinos.

I'd prefer that, build them in Nakhon Nowhere and let the flies go to the turd, leave the habitable areas to others.

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but just what is it? apart from the Diesel for their bus, that Chinese spend their money on?

 

maybe is it packaged Thai rice powder? to take home to supplement their plasticised rice

 

thinking laterally; they come to Australia, to buy up big on baby milk powder.

 

 

(they are not really tourists! - they come for business)

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Roll the dice, Thailand, by all means.

 

Becoming a Chinese protectorate/shopping mall/cheap labor force over the next few decades might be a net good for the country, who knows?  As if that process hadn't already begun before the tourists.

 

I'm sure they'll treat your country's culture and what's left of your natural beauty about as well as they have their own... Maybe it will all work out to be a net gain, maybe not.

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15 minutes ago, tifino said:

but just what is it? apart from the Diesel for their bus, that Chinese spend their money on?

 

maybe is it packaged Thai rice powder? to take home to supplement their plasticised rice

 

thinking laterally; they come to Australia, to buy up big on baby milk powder.

 

 

(they are not really tourists! - they come for business)

Chinese tourists are the biggest spenders in the world. Last year, their tourism receipts totalled US$258 billion, almost twice that of runner-up USA.

 

There is an economic boom of Chinese travellers globally. Because Chinese goods generally cost 21% more than the global average in 2017, international mobility allows Chinese travellers to make their purchases abroad.

According to a study by Bain, the Chinese account for 32% of all spending on personal luxury goods. However, for many years, they have done most of their buying outside of China.

http://www.chatchat.com/the-rise-of-chinese-millennial-shoppers/

 

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19 minutes ago, tifino said:

but just what is it? apart from the Diesel for their bus, that Chinese spend their money on?

 

maybe is it packaged Thai rice powder? to take home to supplement their plasticised rice

 

thinking laterally; they come to Australia, to buy up big on baby milk powder.

Maybe you haven't been in Terminal 21 Pattaya but the place is loaded with Chinese buying up all kinds of stuff and putting it in wheeled luggage they tow around with them. Even if they go to a lot of shops/restaurants owned by Chinese that live here those Chinese spend their money buying goods, property, food, fuel, cars, etc here so the money still trickles down to Thai. Even if farangs spend more per person than Chinese the sheer numbers who are arriving will outweigh the westerner's amounts. Also, I bought a condo in Jomtien and was waiting for a van to pick me up and take me back to my car. 5---6 Chinese couples came in looking to buy a condo. One woman asked how much and then opened an attache case and took out stacks of US dollars and paid cash for it. A lot have far more money than the average westerner. My cousin in California ( a real estate agent) tells me Chinese are coming over and buying up property all over the state driving home prices up.

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5 hours ago, BobbyL said:

Probably time to invest in some ear plugs. I can't stand being around them. 

Earplugs? Better avoid "all you can eat" outlets. That's when you need full combat gear...

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21 minutes ago, tifino said:

but just what is it? apart from the Diesel for their bus, that Chinese spend their money on?

 

maybe is it packaged Thai rice powder? to take home to supplement their plasticised rice

 

thinking laterally; they come to Australia, to buy up big on baby milk powder.

 

 

(they are not really tourists! - they come for business)

Out of curiosity, do they smuggle their wares through the Chinese customs, or do they just add markup to the price they get back in China? Like the good old days in CCCP when you could buy half of Moscow with a pair of Levi's.

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5 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

Earplugs? Better avoid "all you can eat" outlets. That's when you need full combat gear...

It only takes one table of Chinese in a restaurant to render the place worse than a construction yard.

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