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6 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

So many times I have seen red being charged more than the locals. I even stopped going to parks because of this atrocity of being raped. It would be a good direction to go. They could have discounts to seniors and students and such, but as average human beings, same same, not different. 

Exactly, i also refuse to go to parks etc. for this 1000% rip off, leaves a sour taste when all the Thais you are with get in that much cheaper, it's the principal that counts, not that i think this reduction will ever happen though, shall wait now to get shot down by the usual snipers!

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Talks, 

Next the committees. 

Then the numerous long lunches. 

And the customary photo opportunities. 

 

Same same...

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Same pricing for >Thais and Foreigners<  at Historical and Heritage sites is a nice gesture.

 

Now  how about forcing the other 'tourist traps' to follow suit.

 

LEGEND SIAM , the newest "Theme Park"  just south of Pattaya/Jomtien and just before Nong Nooch Gardens ,

is offering a special for 350 Baht :

Admission + lunch buffet price/or historical costume rental -----  but ONLY to Thai's

http://www.legendsiam.com/

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26 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

I made sure when I moved here from Canada that I had enough money to live. Up to you if you don't want to pay, nobody is forcing you. If you can't afford to live here I've been reading on TV there are a lot of alternatives.

It isn't about not being able to afford it. I live very easily here and my salary and benefits package is far better than when I was teaching in the UK. 

 

To me it is all about the principal. Something which I suppose is lacking here. I have no issues paying more than the Thai price - 40b compared to say 80b / 100b is fine. But what I do appose is when it is such a big difference. 

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4 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

Never mind, just keep on crying for every single 20 baht you loose.

Not exactly 20 baht. 

Try Phuket zoo. 

Thai price 100 baht 

Farang price 1500 baht. 

(But can take photos for free)

 

That's a lot of 20 bahts.

 

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6 hours ago, madmitch said:

But it's not a discount for locals; they pay the right price. It's a bloody great surcharge for foreigners, like 1000% in National Parks!

Well you say that.

I don't mind dual pricing at a government financed site because tax payers should be given some discount.

HOWEVER, private traders have no right whatsoever to dual price.

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I remember a Thai restaurant opening near me some years ago so I thought I'll go have lunch there one day I took a Thai lady friend with me sat down got the menu's, Farang menu and a Thai Menu I noticed different prices the Farang menu was loaded when I compared from 20 Baht to 60 Baht more than the Thai menu.

The waitress knew I'd spotted it, 

I just had chicken fried rice I never went back I think many other people spotted it, the place didnt last long

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2 hours ago, shy coconut said:

Can you explain the 1000% concept and give an example.

Yes. National Parks 40 baht for Thais, 400 baht for foreigners. Ten times the price.

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"The same could also be true of medical tourism as it was not just the sick who would be coming to Thailand but their families and friends who would stay in hotels, go to restaurants and visit tourist attraction."

 

So is he saying that if you come to Thailand with your family and friends and "go to restaurants and visit tourist attraction." then you are likely to need medical treatment? :cheesy:

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The local merchants and taxi drivers need a lesson. Immigration also needs to learn how to behave better with foreigners and Stop all the red tape. Supress the re-entry permits, 90-day reports and the TM30. All this is just to harass foreigners and to give jobs or importance to a bunch of useless people.

 

If not, toursts and also the retirees who bring in big money are going to flee even more and the recent terror attacks will be well remembered when the high seasons start.

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7 hours ago, Pumpuynarak said:

Talk is cheap, i'll believe it when it happens.....

very easy. no need to talk. just do it. can be done as quick as it takes to issue the order. 

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Racism has never been 'popular' or accepted in the UK public arena, we are one of THE most welcoming and liberal nations on earth in this regard, provably so

 

I've been over there 4 times and I've worked with Brits in 4 different countries so I have a little familiarity with these attitudes.  You put the caveat 'UK public arena', without it your statement is complete BS.

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My local temple has just started charging foreigners to enter..

I've lived here along time & visit it almost every week when I'm in the local talat shopping, now I get accosted at the gate asking for money.... 

I stand my ground explaining in Thai I live 5 minutes away the same as a resident... sometimes they say okay & let me go in, others who don't care say pay-up to which I say goodbye and walk back into town !

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