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Receptionist Drugged, Hotel Robbed By Foreigner In Phuket


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Patong. Valuables were stapled into an old brown envelope and put in the reception desk drawer. Stayed there 6 months never any problem........................

Samui: a bar doing visa runs used to have dozens of passports in a cardboard box behind the counter....

Pattaya: getting my mobile unlocked. Stall in shopping mall gave me a receipt which was a business card, he wrote Sll on the back.

All these stories about multiple breakins and drugged people seem to belong in a different world to the one I live in................... I guess because I frequent mum and dad type establishments not what look like temp staff.

Touch wood...............

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Farangs drugging Thais? That's a twist.

This has been going on for more than 20 years. Twenty years ago, or more, I recall the bar girls warning each other of their sisters who were wearing 5-10 baht in gold waking up at 14:00 groggy and less their gold. This is not new.

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Farangs drugging Thais? That's a twist.

My understanding, farang refers to the westerners, especially the white ones.

Not sure that middle-easterners fall into this category.

Some thai's even call black people "farang see dam" (Black farang) Think the farang word gets slung around abit too loosely.

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story smells like pla-ra

and putting the blame on some ficticious middle eastern dude.... sounds typically thai style racial stereotyping as it would never seem believable if they profiled a blue eyed blonde farang no?

At least make up a more believable story... geesh

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Farangs drugging Thais? That's a twist.

Now where have I heard that story before ? To start with, Pattaya and on more than one occasion

Forgot to say in Pattaya many years ago a hotel involved in a "drugging" incident said they had apologised to the guests but would not be giving any compensation - how did they know what was in the safety deposit boxes ?

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Not quite sure why this should become a Phuket bashing thread. There are enough of those anyway.

This could have happened anywhere.

I know this hotel (in fact I nearly posted this story on TV on Tuesday when I knew about this but didn't for the sake of the hotel owners and guests). It's in a fairly quiet area, mostly frequented by Swedish and just inside there's a front desk with one security person and the safety lockers are right behind. I'd never looked to see how secure they seemed but the fact they were forced open (not mentioned in the story) implies not very. Rooms are quite a distance from the front desk so I can see how nobody heard anything. It was obviously a targeted robbery.

Room safes are far from perfect but are they a better option than security lockers at the front desk?

Yes this could have happened anywhere. But it didn't. It happened in Phuket where most of the bad things seem to happen. Maybe that is the reason for Phuket bashing.
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After I was thinking it was an inside job and a fabricated story of a foreigner.
....mmm...me too! I guess these are automatic conclusions that arise after living here "too long"whistling.gif Edited by HaleySabai
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There were 3 million THB in the guest deposit boxes and the hotel staff didn't steal it ?? And why would the guests keep that much in cash to start with? This story is full of holes.

It wasn't all cash, the report said that belongings worth 3M baht were stolen.

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