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Video shows how coronavirus has left parts of Koh Samui deserted

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3 hours ago, ajarnmarc said:

Samui, like Phuket is seriously over rated. A lot of hype about nothing, especially Samui. Such a boring island really, with very little to do, and the local are anything but friendly. You can just imagine what they are like now...I went to visit my children, and it was like the locals are blaming the foreigners for Covid, and their lack of business. Police are shaking everyone that passes by the check points, with every public place you go to visit you must sign in at the door, with you details. Good dining was scarce and very hard to find. I found it easier in Surat town to enjoy a good meal. Prices are twice what they are on the mainland, sometimes even triple as the locals want to make up for lost revenue. Again, giving off the impression that the situation is somehow our fault and not a problem we all must share going forward. Sad to see the backwards thinking process to all of this which has occurred in 2020. Domestic tourism will not assist with Samui, for the locals know the island isn't worth much consideration, especially since the local people think they are entitled to special privileges for putting the land up for sale. None of the locals work, they simply sale land or manage rental spaces, with labor coming from Maramar or Issan at best.

Unless the locals are walking around in lynch mobs how would you know they are " giving off the impression the situation is our fault"? 

One idiot health Minister makes a stupid comment and TV members still running with it months later 

 

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17 minutes ago, terryofcrete said:

I could watch a video of the Taximen sitting around the corners in Lamai with no fares all day and weep with joy ! The disgraceful prices they were allowed to charge prevented me and many others from exploring the lovely island , lovelier away from the drab and sometimes dirty resorts in the absence of an honest and reliable songthaew service. 

Taxi drivers all over Thailand will be missing the Farang tourists

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4 hours ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

ideal time to make zombie apocalypse movies, no need to close streets for filming

zombie movies was exactly what i was thinking of when i saw this shadow of what was pattaya

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3 hours ago, wmlc said:

So don’t wear your mask when you go outside and don’t wash your hands. You would not feel the same if you were in the ICU on your death bed. Then your tune would change. Sorry to say but people who think Covid 19 is some kind of conspiracy to control the worlds’ population, need to give their head a shake. Can you provide at least one piece of credible evidence to support this?

Don't waste your time trying to reason with a paranoid who gets his info from Youtube videos...

 

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i don't feel sorry for them. i hope its gone return how it was back 20 years ago.

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Posted (edited)

Coming back from Phuket (9 to 23 july).

Nai Harn has a few people, mostly local farangs or those stranded in Thailand (with relatives/parents sending them money). Swimming there is Ok as soon as you stay between yellow flags (Life Guards on duty). Big waves, rip current in the middle.

Phuket town always busy (99.9999 % thais), a few traffic jams (but much less without tourists).

I enjoyed Phuket when it is not invaded by mass tourism.

Traveled with VietJetAir, 10.000 bahts for 2, round trip.

I used Chai taxi to go to the airport. The cheapest of all (minivan, 800 bahts from Nai Harn to airport instead of 1200 bahts average).

Hope this helps.

http://www.chaidriverinphuket.com/chai_driver_in_phuket.php

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4 minutes ago, Ventenio said:

i went to koh samui to become one with nature, find my inner happiness and engage my mind at a level impossible in a western world.  Well, I was with 10 brits and we were drunk at McDonald's while using Tinder during a full moon party.....but i would take pictures of the sunset and put on facebook and i had a magical feeling of finding my soul and peace..... Well, until I needed some cash so I had my mom wire me some money.....and then I smiled at everyone and I knew this was where I would stay forever and find my wife.  Well, not sure how long 10,000 baht will last.  

 

now i'm back in my mom's basement and i miss those days of really living the life.  best friends i ever made.  Well,.......  lol

Would've been perfect if you had knocked up a duck lipped instagrammer while at it.

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