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Brit savagely beaten by Patong tuk-tuk driver

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What annoys me most about this and certain similar stories is that the foreign tourist always seems to lose. When are we going to hear a report of a tuk-tuk driver who tried to beat a foreign tourist and picked on the wrong person?

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Have not been there for 20 years. Will not return. Pattaya is paradise compared to Phuket.

Ahhahahahahahahahah

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Whoever paid 300 baht even for such a short trip must be out of his mind.

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When I lived in Patong Mrs CM worked for a hotel just off the beach and I would pick her up from work each day, usually I would park at the beach for about twenty minutes and take a walk along the sand. It got to be a game played by the local drivers as to how quickly they could key my car for parking in their territory, the record was less than five minutes! And these were the same guys who knew me, knew my wife, knew where she worked and why I was there and on occasion, even smiled and said hi!

I'm guessing that I park my car in the same area as you did, when I have to go to Patong Immigration. I've never had a problem with the Tuk Tuk/Taxis in that area, mind you I have a word with them when I park and tell them how long I expect to be at Immigration. I do the same procedure when I park in front of a shop ... I know it should not be necessary, but why create any hassle.

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He don't look that 'savagely beaten' to me.

A small bandage on one hand and elbow ...... I've done worse than that to myself gardening.

Maybe 'slightly bruised' .... but that isn't such a good headline.

Looks like a plaster cast under that sling to me. So a broken bone would indicated a pretty bad flogging.

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Tops it would be 60 baht if that by taxi So even 300 baht is way too much Scum bag Tuk Tuk driver

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Whoever paid 300 baht even for such a short trip must be out of his mind.

Minimum price in Patong for a Tuk Tuk to even switch on the engine and roll 100m.

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Tops it would be 60 baht if that by taxi So even 300 baht is way too much Scum bag Tuk Tuk driver

You have no idea about Phuket Tuk Tuk prices ... Have you even been here ?

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Patong, Phuket, Pattaya ... the 3 P's I tend to stay away from unless I absolutely must go to

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How did that hobbit of a tuk tuk driver manage to beat up the big brit? unless he was using a baseball bat or a Iron pipe? Or was the arm broken before? I mean the guy could easily stand in for a skeleton at a medical class skeletal review.

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The fact is that Thai people are historically quite violent and that Smile soon vanishes and the other side surfaces.

Phuket Tuk Tuk drivers are notorious for vastly over charging as are the Taxis too.

Of course there being no meter on a Tuk Tuk it's VITAL to agree the fare before you get in!

These guys are always 'tooled' up with a weapon of some sort…….Knife, Machete, Club or even a Gun.

Tanked up with that shit Red Bull and probably Yaba too!

I was to understand the Phuket had been cleaned up re Buses, Tuk Tuks and Taxis…..not for long though.

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2 lessons learnt. 1. Always discuss fare with driver beforehand. 2. Stop being a pu$$y.

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The usual fair may well be 300 but did they agree or discuss the fair?

Exactly

Dumb <deleted> tourist beered up things he is superman (proven otherwise) and knows all there is too know about the world.

well he learnt a lesson didn't he! ever do any research - this is not a place to <deleted> with the local sunshine, over 10quid. idiot.

yes this is annouying, yes the tuk tuk was taking the piss. happens all over the world and you pay the price and remember next time to agree a fee.

So.....how do you know he was 'beered up' and acting like superman? How do you know he didn't agree a price before hand and the driver decided to 'up' it

Do you have access to information other than the article or is this an assumption on your part?

'happens all over the world' what, getting beaten up by taxi drivers who are trying to rip you off? Really....

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Whoever paid 300 baht even for such a short trip must be out of his mind.

Minimum price in Patong for a Tuk Tuk to even switch on the engine and roll 100m.

Not really, usually 200 baht from Nanai to Bangla, have done it a few times from Don's BBQ. I'm guessing 300 baht could be a "night time" / "drunken farang" price.

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Not a single ,mention about the tuk tuk driver.

Physical assault demands a severe penalty, regardless on whom it is inflicted. Depending on the extent of the Brits injuries, a 12 month prison sentence should be minimum (an example to others) + compensation to the Brit (which should come out of a pool that all taxi/tuk tuk drivers pay into).

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