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The Chinese are coming! Raja ferry to Samui expects 30,000 for "Golden Week"

 

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Picture: Manager Online

 

A senior manager at Raja Ferry reported that the first batch of Chinese holidaymakers had arrived in Koh Samui at the start of a period known as "Golden Week".

 

The week encompasses the Chinese National Day and Chinese New Year. 

 

Apichart Chayophat told Manager that 500 were already in Samui.

 

Some 30,000 are expected over the next week visiting Samui and Koh Phangan. 

 

Chinese New Year day is on Saturday when people will be welcoming the Year of the Rat. 

 

Source: Manager Online

 

 

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58 minutes ago, webfact said:

Chinese New Year day is on Saturday when people will be welcoming the Year of the Rat.

Why are they doing this in Thailand?

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Chinese National Day is October 1st.

 

Remarkably long weeks in Samui......

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7 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

Why are they doing this in Thailand?

'Cos they can.

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31 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

Why are they doing this in Thailand?

Year of the Rat... ? ! 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

"Golden Week".

 

While others might call it the <deleted> week.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Some 30,000 are expected over the next week visiting Samui and Koh Phangan. 

WOW! They're going (Corona) Viral!

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40 minutes ago, Traubert said:

Chinese National Day is October 1st.

 

Remarkably long weeks in Samui......

That newspaper article can't seem go get the dates right. It's only Chinese New Year and NOT national day.

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14 minutes ago, Beggar said:

Year of the Rat... ? ! 

Thailand also has its animal years too. It's also Year of the Rat in Thailand.

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17 minutes ago, EricTh said:

Thailand also has its animal years too. It's also Year of the Rat in Thailand.

Do the Thais have the lunar calendar as well?

 

I really don't know.

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22 minutes ago, Traubert said:

Do the Thais have the lunar calendar as well?

 

I really don't know.

You can confirm with Yinn in this forum, she's Thai.

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If my stats hold up, at least a few Chinese out of the 30k would be carrying the deadly pneumonia-like illness, - and passing it onto the Samui population.  

 

Expect a further Chinese New Year outbreak, folks. And it won't be just a few victims, is my guess.

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1 hour ago, ChipButty said:

Im surprised the Chinese are getting on a Thai boat

I'm curious how they will get 30,000 on that boat..will it be a world record ?

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