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19 minutes ago, Wongkitlo said:

Fair enough. But still a crazy idea that most people stranded on Pattaya are Chinese. 

you have no idea.

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Pattaya's tourist police chief has told the Thai media that he and his men are ready, willing and able to help foreign tourists stranded in Thailand

 

who are these people 'stranded' in thailand? everyone i know who genuinely wanted to leave thailand has left, most fairly straightforwardly. i have a mate (well someone i know) in pattaya, since the end of march he's been claiming he's stranded, despite me forwarding multiple opportunities to purchase a reasonably priced flight out of thailand...

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22 hours ago, webfact said:

Tourist police chief says we're here to help

 

22 hours ago, tinca tinca said:

tourist police or not THEY SHOULD HELP ANYONE OUT....

years ago I had a major problem went to them....they were NOT interested........

You didn't offer them enough.

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22 hours ago, webfact said:

Everyone could call the 155 hotline to ask for help

 

22 hours ago, Grumpy one said:

Contact with the hotline almost non-existent.

Tell the last guy who answered the phone to hang up, then you can say 100% non-existent

But they never answer, line busy, line busy, They advertise something like '' Tourist police your friend in Thailand'' yeh well my friends ANSWER the phone. Don't bother and find the number of the nearest main police stn if you need help! The most scary time of my life when 5 people jumped out of the trees on an empty narrow road, 11pm on a Sat while we were on our way home from the Wat, on a M/C brandishing machete, steel bars,  and tree branches, We were lucky to accelerate away but they managed to hit the bike several times. They also went for two thai guys who came along after us. They did get caught turned out to be Cambodians and were kicked out of Thailand. Thanks to all who helped us, for a few days we had local guys escort us home if we were out in the village. Now I have tears in my eyes.

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14 hours ago, tgw said:

you have no idea.

Why is that? Are you stating the obvious? Why would I ask the question if I already knew the answer? Am happy to hear why but hopefully in a more polite manner.

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6 hours ago, Wongkitlo said:

Why is that? Are you stating the obvious? Why would I ask the question if I already knew the answer? Am happy to hear why but hopefully in a more polite manner.

 

lol, your post contained no question, and I haven't been impolite.

 

if you think the police's statement that the Chinese are currently the largest group of people stranded in Pattaya is a crazy thing to say, then it means you have no idea 🙂

 

there are large numbers of Chinese around Pattaya, you simply don't see them much. many are from Singapore and Taiwan. more and more people fleeing Hong Kong too. If you go visit some golf driving ranges you will see them in large numbers there, at least the upper class.

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7 minutes ago, tgw said:

 

lol, your post contained no question, and I haven't been impolite.

 

if you think the police's statement that the Chinese are currently the largest group of people stranded in Pattaya is a crazy thing to say, then it means you have no idea 🙂

 

there are large numbers of Chinese around Pattaya, you simply don't see them much. many are from Singapore and Taiwan. more and more people fleeing Hong Kong too. If you go visit some golf driving ranges you will see them in large numbers there, at least the upper class.

I was replying to someone else's post so why would a question be needed? I find telling someone " You have no ideal is not really polite. I'm not really interested but do you include American Chinese,  Australian Chinese, British Chinese, Thai Chinese with the Singaporean and Taiwanese Chinese. I would say if you referred to a Taiwanese person as Chinese they would be offended and tell you they were Taiwanese and not Chinese. I would be sure he was referring to citizens of the Republic of China.

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7 hours ago, Wongkitlo said:

I was replying to someone else's post so why would a question be needed? I find telling someone " You have no ideal is not really polite. I'm not really interested but do you include American Chinese,  Australian Chinese, British Chinese, Thai Chinese with the Singaporean and Taiwanese Chinese. I would say if you referred to a Taiwanese person as Chinese they would be offended and tell you they were Taiwanese and not Chinese. I would be sure he was referring to citizens of the Republic of China.

 

Thais will say Chinese for all the persons you listed, and, incidentially, we are in Thailand and the statement you said was "crazy" was made by a Thai.

And it's actually pretty reasonable to consider any Chinese-speaking person of pure Chinese descent to be a Chinese.

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7 hours ago, tgw said:

 

Thais will say Chinese for all the persons you listed, and, incidentially, we are in Thailand and the statement you said was "crazy" was made by a Thai.

And it's actually pretty reasonable to consider any Chinese-speaking person of pure Chinese descent to be a Chinese.

That's interesting. Both of my wife's grand mother's were Chinese but if you told her she is Chinese  she would say she is Thai. They may all look the same to you at the golf club but it is pretty easy to pick different asian nationalities. 

"we are in Thailand and the statement you said was "crazy" was made by a Thai." doesn't seem to make any sense or relevance. He was the head of the Tourist police so of course he was Thai. Are you saying because he was Thai he was of course correct in his assumption? Has he been hanging around the golf club with you. Maybe you should stick to two word comments after all.

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On 11/10/2020 at 9:16 PM, samsensam said:

Pattaya's tourist police chief has told the Thai media that he and his men are ready, willing and able to help foreign tourists stranded in Thailand

 

who are these people 'stranded' in thailand? everyone i know who genuinely wanted to leave thailand has left, most fairly straightforwardly. i have a mate (well someone i know) in pattaya, since the end of march he's been claiming he's stranded, despite me forwarding multiple opportunities to purchase a reasonably priced flight out of thailand...

do boats/ships sail out of thailand????

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Pattaya: Tourist police chief says we're here to help

Obviously he meant themselves. Nothing new here, move along.

 

Cheers

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