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Video shows how coronavirus has left parts of Koh Samui deserted

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On 7/25/2020 at 5:59 PM, samsensam said:

 

another pointless post about a tourist resort in thailand being deserted and the subsequent hardship being experienced by the locals. what do you expect if foreign tourists are not allowed to enter the country?!

They didn't want Westerners anymore, Chinese were their new friends. Now all are gone, so they remember farangs again ?

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Well it is the government who left it empty...... 

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29 minutes ago, 0815 said:

They didn't want Westerners anymore, Chinese were their new friends. Now all are gone, so they remember farangs again ?

The Chinese won't be going anywhere for ages and if the three gorges dam breaks then they will be back to the days of Mao.

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What a load of bullsh#t by the OP. This video was taken at a time of day when the roads were deserted.  Less than 20 people over a more than 6 minute video. I see that most businesses are closed including gold shops, supermarkets, salons etc. This is a beat up. If the OP was fair dinkum he would tell what time this happened.  As usual total bs from the TV staff. 

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I spent a year using Chaweng as a base 20yrs ago. I'm so glad i'll never go back there, I didn't recongnize a single building in that video.

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10 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.

I couldn't agree more about Samui. It's that bad it's made me realise the attitude in Pattaya isn't so bad.

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9 hours ago, Tropicalevo said:

I suppose that it is different strokes for different folks.

I guess that the differences are down to local knowledge.

When you say foreigners are to blame i can only think you mean Chinese foreigners? No disgusting Chinese then no problem in the first place, or maybe you're working for the Chinese government who deny any wrong doing including the treatment of the Uighur people? Having travelled most of Thailand over the last ten years I have to say the attitude in Samui is far worse than most other places. Everywhere has good and bad but a lot more bad in Samui. 

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Intentionally misleading title. It wasn't the virus that left the island deserted. It was the Thai government's Draconian lockdown that did it. It's done the same to much of the country, despite virtually no new outbreaks in weeks. That is, if you believe the propaganda: No tests = No outbreaks. They've completely nuked the economy over a handful of deaths. Grossly incompetent, or willfully negligent. You decide.

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5 hours ago, wazzupnow said:

much to late for any tourist business in thailand, if they do not accept foreign tourist in december 60 % will be gone already 30 to 35 % has closed business

But understand that tourists WANT to come here. We have provisional bookings from Europeans that want to come somewhere safe and warm. Unfortunately they cannot come here so eventually they will go somewhere else (and less safe).

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