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Some 50 Malaysian tourists refuse to pay park fee at Lipe island
The Nation

BANGKOK: -- Some 50 Malaysian tourists from Langkawi refused to pay the park fee of Bt200 when they arrived at Koh Lipe in the Tarutao national park Thursday, the chief of the park said Wednesday.

The park charges a Thai tourist Bt20 for the entry fee and a foreign tourist, 10 times higher or Bt200.

But the group of 50 Malaysian tourists refused to pay the fee at all, Panapol Chiwaserichon, chief of the Tarutao park, said.

Panapol said he did not want to get tough with tourists so he would hold a meeting with tourist boast and tourist company operators to discuss how to collect the entry fee from their clients.

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Some-50-Malaysian-tourists-refuse-to-pay-park-fee--30272256.html

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-- The Nation 2015-11-04

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Good for them.

We should all do more of this when these attractions insist on the outrageous double pricing policy.

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Brilliant... The double pricing policy has gone on far too long.

Just as a point of interest for some of you. Pran Buri Water have now stopped their double pricing policy. This changed whilst I was in the process of changing my water supply to them.

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I am impressed! Kudos to them all! Their strength was in their numbers. I doubt that any single person, or small group of people demanding equal treatment would be as successful as these 50! There are so many simple things that the Tourist Authority of Thailand could do to increase tourism, eliminating double pricing being just one idea. But TAT WILL NEVER will take unsolicited advice from, of all creatures, any Farangs! Pathetic.

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should be a lot more of this going on.....we should all start organising large farang group visits to local N Parks and demand entry on Thai price

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Yes well done to them. I would like to see a few 'farangs' at the meeting to add a bit of spice to the occasion.

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I would love to see other countries start a little reciprocity on this and start double charging Thais (or 10 times). Even if just done as a token gesture, the publicity would likely be very embarrassing and effective. with any luck that might be enough to make TAT take some long overdue action on this obscene practise.

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Just do not visit these locations.

Further, if some store does not have proper prices on their goods. Tell them, you can't buy any item,

because you don't know how to make sure they tell you a proper price and do not want to cheat on you.

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Certainly a 1000% mark-up is being hopeful.

A bit more adverse publicity might make those responsible a bit less money-hungry.

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Brilliant... The double pricing policy has gone on far too long.

Just as a point of interest for some of you. Pran Buri Water have now stopped their double pricing policy. This changed whilst I was in the process of changing my water supply to them.

So that's the reason municipal water is so expensive in Pranburi area!

In Hua Hin area the property on my Thai wife's name pays around 4 ThB per cubic meter. Her property in Pranburi pays between 15 and 18 ThB per cubic meter dependent on consumption. She is a Thai National but has my Surname so this is/was a blatant rip-off. Off the the water office tomorrow to squeeze them.....

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Just hope the government hears about this. Then perhaps they will realise how offensive this is to tourists. It is this double pricing that is causing and encouraging corruption in Thailand. Even the taxi drivers don't want to turn on there meters and charge the farang 4 times the 50 Baht fare they will charge a local. I have experienced it and refused to pay it by walking the

distance. I have even walked 10 kilometres before now rather than be ripped off. Everyone should do their bit and stand up to this price corruption when ever they can. The more people that do this then the government will hear about it and eventually do something about it, if it cares about its tourist industry. As a final note The San Kamphaeng Hot Springs Park in Northern Thailand charges one price for everyone at 100 Baht. This equals equality and fairness.

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so they get on a tour boat and pay for the trip, the boat takes them to the Island and find out they are required to pay another fee of 200 baht on top of what they already paid, good on them I'd have done the same as a matter of princpal, I wonder how that 200baht is divided up if someone is mug enough to pay it

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