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1 hour ago, bkkbudddy said:

Greetings, 

In Pattaya, 3 out of 5 tourists are middle class Indians!  In other words, too many Indians, majority of my friends from USA will not be visiting Thailand this year due to strength of Thai bhat!

Nope, not middle class and not 3 out of 5. Mostly groups of market traders, stocking up on cheap goods to sell back home. See them on Beach Road every night, groups of 3 or 4 harassing a girl for ages, in order to get a good price for a block booking. They really make my skin crawl (and the girls).

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4 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

People need to wake up and stop spewing the same old rhetoric. There are, and always has been, more Indian, Chinese,  tourists and ex-pats here than <insert home country here>.

You just look stupid quoting one coke and four straws.

There are millions and millions of middle class Indians who travel, make and spend more than your average western expat/tourist.

They are not staying in a guest-house in soi sexpat, chowing down on the 99 baht breakfast special. Chances are an Indian expat owns the guest-house and the restaurant.

 

My wife does some work for a couple of Indian guys in Pattaya, they are filthy rich, they own hotels, restaurants. I have met and socialised with these people and their visiting friends. The friends stay at 5 star hotels, hire a minivan and driver, a nanny for the kids, they probably spend in a day what a fan room expat spends in a week. You wont see them at 7/11 or on a baht bus or nursing the happy hour beer.

 

 

 

 

So... if you don't see them at 7\11 they don't exist! Lol! 

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2 minutes ago, petemoss said:

Nope, not middle class and not 3 out of 5. Mostly groups of market traders, stocking up on cheap goods to sell back home. See them on Beach Road every night, groups of 3 or 4 harassing a girl for ages, in order to get a good price for a block booking. They really make my skin crawl (and the girls).

The reason why it takes so long is because there is another 3-4 waiting in the room 😉😂

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7 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

People need to wake up and stop spewing the same old rhetoric. There are, and always has been, more Indian, Chinese,  tourists and ex-pats here than <insert home country here>.

You just look stupid quoting one coke and four straws.

There are millions and millions of middle class Indians who travel, make and spend more than your average western expat/tourist.

They are not staying in a guest-house in soi sexpat, chowing down on the 99 baht breakfast special. Chances are an Indian expat owns the guest-house and the restaurant.

 

My wife does some work for a couple of Indian guys in Pattaya, they are filthy rich, they own hotels, restaurants. I have met and socialised with these people and their visiting friends. The friends stay at 5 star hotels, hire a minivan and driver, a nanny for the kids, they probably spend in a day what a fan room expat spends in a week. You wont see them at 7/11 or on a baht bus or nursing the happy hour beer.

 

 

 

 

The majority I see are staying in guesthouses/cheap hotels and do sit at a bar with 3 or 4 of them nursing one bottle of water. Their attitude to Thai women is disgusting. YMMV

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2 hours ago, piewarmer said:

The Thai exchange rate gives poor value to tourists, once the rich Indians have had their one visit they will move on to greener pastures, just like the Chinese. I don't know any Thai who has nice things to say about Indian people, they will feel unwelcome, so I don't expect any long term boom.

   With 1.3 billion people, there's an ample stream of 'one visit' tourists.  By the way, I usually only visit places once as a tourist, too--so many other places to go to that I haven't been to yet.

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7 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

People need to wake up and stop spewing the same old rhetoric. There are, and always has been, more Indian, Chinese,  tourists and ex-pats here than <insert home country here>.

You just look stupid quoting one coke and four straws.

There are millions and millions of middle class Indians who travel, make and spend more than your average western expat/tourist.

They are not staying in a guest-house in soi sexpat, chowing down on the 99 baht breakfast special. Chances are an Indian expat owns the guest-house and the restaurant.

 

My wife does some work for a couple of Indian guys in Pattaya, they are filthy rich, they own hotels, restaurants. I have met and socialised with these people and their visiting friends. The friends stay at 5 star hotels, hire a minivan and driver, a nanny for the kids, they probably spend in a day what a fan room expat spends in a week. You wont see them at 7/11 or on a baht bus or nursing the happy hour beer.

 

 

 

 

And the topic has to do with anticipation of rich Indian TOURIST taking up the tourism slack not the Indians living and owning businesses. But we know you just wanted us to all know that they allow you to hang out with them. Nice of them to show humility to the less fortunate. 😂

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1 minute ago, Bipolar said:

Disgusted with some of the farangs here who like to look down on the chinese and also the indians and other asians,

It's due to having regular personal experience with these 2 types of tourist in Pattaya. Don't just suck up what TAT tells you, go out and experience it for yourself.

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1 minute ago, Peterw42 said:

Thats probably a reflection of where you hang out rather than where well off indian tourists hang out. I often see western tourists drinking at the 7/11 front step bar.

3 sharing one bottle of water? 4 sharing one girl?

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2 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Thats probably a reflection of where you hang out rather than where well off indian tourists hang out. I often see western tourists drinking at the 7/11 front step bar.

But you do not see 7-11 full of Chinese buying mama or Indians bargaining to buy same mama?

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19 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

People need to wake up and stop spewing the same old rhetoric. There are, and always has been, more Indian, Chinese,  tourists and ex-pats here than <insert home country here>.

You just look stupid quoting one coke and four straws.

There are millions and millions of middle class Indians who travel, make and spend more than your average western expat/tourist.

They are not staying in a guest-house in soi sexpat, chowing down on the 99 baht breakfast special. Chances are an Indian expat owns the guest-house and the restaurant.

 

My wife does some work for a couple of Indian guys in Pattaya, they are filthy rich, they own hotels, restaurants. I have met and socialised with these people and their visiting friends. The friends stay at 5 star hotels, hire a minivan and driver, a nanny for the kids, they probably spend in a day what a fan room expat spends in a week. You wont see them at 7/11 or on a baht bus or nursing the happy hour beer.

 

 

 

 

Then who are the mobs roaming Patong at the moment?

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