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46 minutes ago, thainet said:

Small dual pricing story.

Farang friend and his family went to Nong Nooch a few days ago. It is advertised as free for Chonburi residents at this time.

Got to gate (his family fine obviously). He was told only Chonburi people. He showed his yellow book with darkside address. Sorry only ID card. He showed his Pink ID (which is in Thai). Sorry farang have to pay, only Thai free. He was f__ing furious, kids cried. 

His only revenge was stopping his car for a while at the gate so others couldn't move forward.

Right or wrong, it is a shame this sh__ happens.

Why try to frequent a dual priced attraction in the first place? Then angry because they doubled down?

 

Nong Nooch is well known dual priced spot. Save yourself the effort and just avoid them all.

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Everyone got their money from the Thai social security yesterday so there will be many that will be travelling domestically. 

 

Loads of Thais will be taking their hols after Songkran was postponed... certainly where I work anyway.

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2 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Totally different. Nothing about it is the same. Covid is gone from Thailand. The incubation periods have passed, and most have recovered. So, no need for any protection, whatsoever now.

 

It is the incoming international travelers who are absolutely radioactive. Much care needs to be taken, as this virus is still raging around the world. So, how will they re-introduce international tourism here? That is the big question. Chaweng Beach on Samui right now. Looks like post war Serbia.

 

 

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From what I remember of Samui,that is an improvement 😂 

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1 hour ago, Diddl said:

To be quite honest, I don't know what is better, to be dead or to be incarcerated in Thailand like a criminal, especially when the whole thing is a scam!

Or excommunicated as in my case.

I can't get back to the family until the travel is reviewed. 

 

Based on the many possibilities listed by numerous other people, its lending towards the government not wanting farangs, expats and retirement status holders. 

 

After all we contribute, the extra fees and levies, the annual retirement extension costs, the money we keep in the banks, the support we offer to many thai families who have husbands who have done a runner, the support for tourism... and on it goes.

 

Leaning towards farang being a not required commodity here anymore. 

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1 hour ago, nuckyt77 said:

Fully agree to this. I fortunately got out just before lockdown but with leaving all my stuff behind. For that I will go back once and after that no more. Just this morning I read about what happened yesterday to poor Wanchalearn Satsakit....google this name and look for 4 june 2020....then you know Thailand is a country one should avoid as the plague.

Yes, thanks for that - I was just looking at the Human Rights website.

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13 minutes ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Why try to frequent a dual priced attraction in the first place? Then angry because they doubled down?

 

Nong Nooch is well known dual priced spot. Save yourself the effort and just avoid them all.

Well I guess he calculated that 10 x free still equals free 😂 

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5 minutes ago, dallen52 said:

Or excommunicated as in my case.

I can't get back to the family until the travel is reviewed. 

 

Based on the many possibilities listed by numerous other people, its lending towards the government not wanting farangs, expats and retirement status holders. 

 

After all we contribute, the extra fees and levies, the annual retirement extension costs, the money we keep in the banks, the support we offer to many thai families who have husbands who have done a runner, the support for tourism... and on it goes.

 

Leaning towards farang being a not required commodity here anymore. 

Sorry you can't get back to your family.  The whole thing is a disgrace.  I get the impression that Thailand is racist and is only interested in money.  I will be moving on as soon as I can - no family here so easier for me.

 

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Here's an idea: open some of the pristine Navy islands for us.

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14 minutes ago, dallen52 said:

Or excommunicated as in my case.

I can't get back to the family until the travel is reviewed. 

 

Based on the many possibilities listed by numerous other people, its lending towards the government not wanting farangs, expats and retirement status holders. 

It's been the case pre-covid as well. Long termers out, quick in-and-out tours in. Westeners spread nasty ideals that don't gel with the CCP invasion strategies.

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3 minutes ago, Diddl said:

The whole thing is a disgrace.

The crisis has been handled well overall by the Thai authorities and has put the US and UK to shame. 

 

International borders of Thailand are currently closed, with repatriation flights only for Thai nationals and taxpayers, with a quota of 500 per day and prior permission required to be able to enter. 

 

I fail to see how that constitutes a "disgrace", especially given that we are seeing many returnees arriving with symptoms.

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46 minutes ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Everyone got their money from the Thai social security yesterday so there will be many that will be travelling domestically. 

 

Loads of Thais will be taking their hols after Songkran was postponed... certainly where I work anyway.

Not sure what part of LOS you reside in?

But everyone we know that has been dismissed from work in Pattaya and now returned home to Issan and the families has not received a brass razoo.

Okay a couple of farmers are getting a 5000 hand out, but the have to have a farmers registration card.

The general public has been kicked around with the rejection being either a farmer or student. 

Government officials from finance have visited the areas and even they feign amazement about the non payment to so many. 

Personally it gets up my nose when people are saying the payments are made and food banks are there to help.

Korat, Buriram, Nangrong etc.

I can attest its not happening. 

My lady got one payment. 

Seven attempts later.

Her sister didn't get anything. 

Same household..8 attempts. 

The websites closed now.

Prayut says sorry for the confusion. Scrote.

Ive mentioned before in other posts that im obviously chipping in to help my direct family unit more than ever.

Because what alternative is there?

Their government is borrowing 1.7 trillion baht but sqat is reaching the lowest level people. 

 

And now I cannot even get back to the family. 

Its ok for farang partner to keep contributions flowing.

What would happen if we all just pulled up stumps?

 

Enough said...🤐

 

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3 minutes ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

 

The crisis has been handled well overall by the Thai authorities and has put the US and UK to shame. 

 

International borders of Thailand are currently closed, with repatriation flights only for Thai nationals and taxpayers, with a quota of 500 per day and prior permission required to be able to enter. 

 

I fail to see how that constitutes a "disgrace", especially given that we are seeing many returnees arriving with symptoms.

It is a disgrace that people cannot be reunited with their families.  What is the difference between allowing Thais to return to their families and farangs to return to their families - both categories of people come from somewhere outside Thailand don't they?

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5 minutes ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

 

The crisis has been handled well overall by the Thai authorities and has put the US and UK to shame. 

 

International borders of Thailand are currently closed, with repatriation flights only for Thai nationals and taxpayers, with a quota of 500 per day and prior permission required to be able to enter. 

 

I fail to see how that constitutes a "disgrace", especially given that we are seeing many returnees arriving with symptoms.

Do we know if anyone other than the returnees with fevers are being tested these days? 

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2 minutes ago, dallen52 said:

Not sure what part of LOS you reside in?

But everyone we know that has been dismissed from work in Pattaya and now returned home to Issan and the families has not received a brass razoo.

Okay a couple of farmers are getting a 5000 hand out, but the have to have a farmers registration card.

The general public has been kicked around with the rejection being either a farmer or student. 

Government officials from finance have visited the areas and even they feign amazement about the non payment to so many. 

Personally it gets up my nose when people are saying the payments are made and food banks are there to help.

Korat, Buriram, Nangrong etc.

I can attest its not happening. 

My lady got one payment. 

attempt later.

Her sister didn't get anything. 

Same household..

The websites closed now.

Prayut says sorry for the confusion. Scrote.

Ive mentioned before in other posts that im obviously chipping in to help my direct family unit more than ever.

Because what alternative is there?

Their government is borrowing 1.7 trillion baht but sqat is reaching the lowest level people. 

 

And now I cannot even get back to the family. 

Its ok for farang partner to keep contributions flowing.

What would happen if we all just pulled up stumps?

 

Enough said...🤐

 

 

3 minutes ago, dallen52 said:

Not sure what part of LOS you reside in?

But everyone we know that has been dismissed from work in Pattaya and now returned home to Issan and the families has not received a brass razoo.

Okay a couple of farmers are getting a 5000 hand out, but the have to have a farmers registration card.

The general public has been kicked around with the rejection being either a farmer or student. 

Government officials from finance have visited the areas and even they feign amazement about the non payment to so many. 

Personally it gets up my nose when people are saying the payments are made and food banks are there to help.

Korat, Buriram, Nangrong etc.

I can attest its not happening. 

My lady got one payment. 

attempt later.

Her sister didn't get anything. 

Same household..

The websites closed now.

Prayut says sorry for the confusion. Scrote.

Ive mentioned before in other posts that im obviously chipping in to help my direct family unit more than ever.

Because what alternative is there?

Their government is borrowing 1.7 trillion baht but sqat is reaching the lowest level people. 

 

And now I cannot even get back to the family. 

Its ok for farang partner to keep contributions flowing.

What would happen if we all just pulled up stumps?

 

Enough said...🤐

 

I am in Chonburi. 

 

Everyone at my office received their social security payment yesterday, even me! This was because we paid the staff 75% during the month of April and the government topped up the wages from the social fund.

 

If you are talking about people that applied for the 5,000thb government handout, we are discussing different things, it certainly could have been handled better and many have missed out, but there's no unemployment benefits here.

 

People that pay into the social through taxes don't seem to have a problem.

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9 minutes ago, Diddl said:

It is a disgrace that people cannot be reunited with their families.  What is the difference between allowing Thais to return to their families and farangs to return to their families - both categories of people come from somewhere outside Thailand don't they?

Thais are returning to their home country and the government has a duty of care to see them return.

 

Foreigners are not even considered residents here unless they have PR or a work permit.

 

 

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