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Thought you were not allowed to shit can Thais or a specific business on TV.....hmmmpff

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Thought you were not allowed to shit can Thais or a specific business on TV.....hmmmpff

Bash Thais, loh?

Well, if that is the case, then a good 75% of total posts for the last ten years would be binned.

As for specific businesses, there might be a finer line as to what is perceived as critiquing and questioning business practices as opposed to uttered trashing. One could use this clause over needless slobbering [over the respected establishment] apologies.....even if it doesn't work that way.

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Thought you were not allowed to shit can Thais or a specific business on TV.....hmmmpff

If you are familiar with the establishment and its circumstances you will be aware thats what written here is the tuth, not shit canning of a business.

What could (and many would argue should) have been written hasnt.

Heres a tip for prospective business owners in that part of the world, if you are going to charge Bkk prices you had better provide a level of service comensurate with what you charge, microwaved frozen meals dont cut it.

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Thought you were not allowed to shit can Thais or a specific business on TV.....hmmmpff

If you are familiar with the establishment and its circumstances you will be aware thats what written here is the tuth, not shit canning of a business.

What could (and many would argue should) have been written hasnt.

Heres a tip for prospective business owners in that part of the world, if you are going to charge Bkk prices you had better provide a level of service comensurate with what you charge, microwaved frozen meals dont cut it.

Not arguing - but if you think BKK restaurants don't serve microwaved foods you are mistaken.

Martin priced at the level he thought was appropriate - the customers ALWAYS have the final decision.

Please .... this is Isaan. You want Falang food, you pat a fair price. Not Pattaya prices, but a fair price.

YES, I speak as one who sells.

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Not arguing - but if you think BKK restaurants don't serve microwaved foods you are mistaken.

Martin priced at the level he thought was appropriate - the customers ALWAYS have the final decision.

Please .... this is Isaan. You want Falang food, you pat a fair price. Not Pattaya prices, but a fair price.

YES, I speak as one who sells.

And doing reasonably well, thank you.;)

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Well, if that is the case, then a good 75% of total posts for the last ten years would be binned.

Well, rules are rules, not allowed to trash Thais on this forum....tis in the rules....many threads closed because of it.

I think I should report all the relevant bashing posts to the bosses.

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Well, if that is the case, then a good 75% of total posts for the last ten years would be binned.

Well, rules are rules, not allowed to trash Thais on this forum....tis in the rules....many threads closed because of it.

I think I should report all the relevant bashing posts to the bosses.

Please do so. :D Also please explain where Thais have been trashed in the posts. The truth has been told and others have confirmed the OP'S opinion. Since when is the truth to be considered trashing?

I would suggest any business that gets bad reviews can use the bad reviews as a tool to improve itself. Or they can continue to do their own thing and lose customers and continue to receive bad reviews. This is Thailand after all. 'Up to you'

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When I first moved to Surin I made the mistake of posting on another forum how badly I was treated by staff at Farang Connection and how bad their meals were. Many locals thought I had no right to speak my mind and tell the truth and I was shouted down in no uncertain terms. I guess out of misguided loyalty for the previous owner, Martin. I will admit I have taken great pleasure in seeing the demise of the Farang Connection over the last few years and it now appears that I am not Robinson Crusoe. Sunee, ( The current owner) does not deserve one cent of your hard earned money. I could write 3000 words about why you should go nowhere near this place (but this post will only be deleted so I won't bother), so I ask that you trust me and the other posters on this thread and give the place a wide berth. It really does reflect badly on Surin, there is so much better on offer. The sooner the place is sold ( Not at the price she's asking) or closes it's doors the better. Don't say you haven't been warned.

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It's really a shame that the FC has sunk to these lows the past two years. With it's location and name recognition among Farangs who visit Surin the place should be doing better. With the passing of Martin his wife, who I refer to as the Dragonlady, and her Thai boyfriend have made no effort in trying to make the FC Farang friendly. They hire young Thai girls to serve food and drink who have no knowledge of English and can't even read their own menu, they make it apparent to all but a blindman that Farangs are to be treated like a dog and God help you if want to rent a car/motorbike/home from Sunee. With the exception of a hard core group of over the hill Farangs who make this place their drinking spot every afternoon the joint is dead. I used to go there for breakfast two or three times a week but no more. It's kinda off putting to see these fat badly dressed Farangs drinking beer and complaining about everything Thai at 8:30 in the morning. Until there is a change in ownership the FC will continue to be a place to avoid at all costs. Try the Sportsman Pub across the street and there you will be treated as a welcomed customer.

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With the exception of a hard core group of over the hill Farangs who make this place their drinking spot every afternoon the joint is dead. I used to go there for breakfast two or three times a week but no more. It's kinda off putting to see these fat badly dressed Farangs drinking beer and complaining about everything Thai at 8:30 in the morning.

Have to have a little bemused chuckle with this site.....just pass any morning, and they're there like clockwork.

No one really expected the place to survive after Martin's passing, as the food and atmosphere wasn't that grand when he was running the show. Have to remember, that old geezer was looked upon as a iconic-class sorta hero in some local circles. Therefore, the defences come quick to those usual characters.

Today's Surin is fastly different than when he opened FC. There was really no competition and the Farang community was miniscule. Harbouring principally on the [fame] name recognition, travel book entry, and tall tales - FC survived around wannabe tour operating, vehicle and accomodation rentals, etc. Still, we've seen quite a number of Farang bar/eateries go belly up in Surin.....

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Why don't you Surin locals enlighten us frequent visitors, and recommend some good bars and restaurants in or around town? :rolleyes::D

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I have a house in Surin Province, but would never go to a place with a racist name. As for good grub, try Hossaning (sp?by the lake. On the main street in Surin City there are numerous delicious restaurants.. There is also an English style butcher that sells sausages, and many types of meat that the Western pallet would enjoy. Be inventive and buy a small BBQ and have your own party! During the darkness, simply scope out the lights and play it by night vision.

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Please explain how the name could possibly be racist?

Lighten up! I'm sure it's just a wee joke.

I stopped off at the FC last month to see a couple of the

local lads who drink there and found it to be fine. I only

drank, didn't eat, and had a pleasant time. I was also the

youngest 'farang' for miles around it seemed as the place

is a bit of an elephant's graveyard - maybe that's why

everything is so slow!

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Please explain how the name could possibly be racist?

The word "Farang" refers to people of a lighter skin, assumed to be foreign or of foreign origin. I understand that it originates from a time when most foreigners in the region were assumed to be French. It is offensive in the same way that "nigger" refers to people of a dark skin, usually assumed to be African or of African origin. In the UK some years ago people who appeared to be of Asian origin were referred to as "Packies" (i.e. from Pakistan). All such terms are very offensive and racist.

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