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One advantage of the new inflow of Indians is the growth of Desi food stalls and restaurants. A new phenomenon in Pattaya


And from the franchise owner’s position, selling one Coke with four straws is still better than sell in no Coke with no straws.

Renting one room to four people is better than renting no room to no people.

Prices can be adjusted as long as you have a market.

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7 minutes ago, mogandave said:

 


And from the franchise owner’s position, selling one Coke with four straws is still better than sell in no Coke with no straws.

Renting one room to four people is better than renting no room to no people.

Prices can be adjusted as long as you have a market.

 

I did see some Indians the other day that had 1 coke and 3 straws so I think a higher class of Indians are coming to Pattaya now.... 

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On 7/8/2019 at 1:04 AM, ChipButty said:

Just recently Ive seen groups of Indians around Rawai I can tell they are not rich Indians cheap charlie tour groups 1 coke and 4 straws 

Indians dont usually travel in tour groups as do the Chinese. Many Indians are economy travellers and travel independently in small groups. Nevertheless,  other wealthier Indians are visiting but I doubt you would find around Rawai. The ones I have seen in Pattaya have been in expensive restaurants.  The plethora of Indian clubs in WS is notable and are popular with Arabs also. Indian clubs are famous for providing dance and music entertainment throughout the Middle East. Many Indians are not impressed by western farang and want their own places to avoid them. The bar girls, contrary to farang myths, often prefer Indian and Arab guys. They are younger, wealthier and more handsome than the tatooed, pot bellies slurping tinnies grimly, eye fixed blankly at sporting events in the bars.

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On 7/19/2019 at 5:46 AM, fforest1 said:

I did see some Indians the other day that had 1 coke and 3 straws so I think a higher class of Indians are coming to Pattaya now.... 

True but they have been coming for years. The point of this article is that a a new wealthier class of Indians are arriving which is true. These wealthy, well spoken, cultured Indians wont be on the Radar of many TV readers as they would not be able to avoid the places these wealthy Indians visit. Whilst the TV contributor slowly nurses his happy hour draught beer sneering at Indians in his bar the wealthy Hi So indians are drinking champagne cocktails with light skinned hostesses in 5 star locations and high end bars and clubs and restaurants. 

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Indians dont usually travel in tour groups as do the Chinese. Many Indians are economy travellers and travel independently in small groups. Nevertheless,  other wealthier Indians are visiting but I doubt you would find around Rawai. The ones I have seen in Pattaya have been in expensive restaurants.  The plethora of Indian clubs in WS is notable and are popular with Arabs also. Indian clubs are famous for providing dance and music entertainment throughout the Middle East. Many Indians are not impressed by western farang and want their own places to avoid them. The bar girls, contrary to farang myths, often prefer Indian and Arab guys. They are younger, wealthier and more handsome than the tatooed, pot bellies slurping tinnies grimly, eye fixed blankly at sporting events in the bars.


Indians that travel typically speak English. Chinese travelers? Not so much. I think this has much more to do with the group tours than level of income.

It’s been my experience that Indians almost always want Indian food, while I think the Chinese are more adventurous food wise.

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1 hour ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

more handsome than the tatooed, pot bellies slurping tinnies grimly, eye fixed blankly at sporting events in the bars.

My friend there is not a more sexy man alive than a older,pot bellied, balding, farang ,who wear wife beaters, and sandals and knows how to make one Chang or Leo beer last for hours in a beer bar.......Thai women dream of hooking up with a prime catch like this........

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Thirty pages of, at times interesting, debate. Really no need for delving into history, economics, etc of Indians since the only bone of contention is whether they are a good tourist segment to be tapped by TAT. As far as the bar and club scene is concerned, in a free market the venues will decide what kind of clients they want to keep out. At present there's not enough crowds in the bars, shops, malls, restaurants, so for the Thai vendor all kinds of Indians are welcome. All your racist arguments are meaningless. Economics prevails. There's just too much supply of goods and services in Bangkok, Pats, Phuket, and all the wellknown hotspots and so every tourist counts. Period. 

 

Last week I was in a couple of high-end clubs and the bulk of their patrons were well-heeled Indians. No, it wasn't 1 coke 4 straws, but 1 table 4 drinks, Don't take my word for it. Just get into Sukhumvit Soi 11 clubs on weekends and see for yourself. Of course, you'll eat your heart out. And hey Sugar let me in too. No "members only" crap. Not that a great revolution is happening. Just Economics, stupid.    

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