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"Beg - packers" - Western Cheap Charlies who come to Thailand with no money should "begger off" say Thais on Facebook

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"Beg - packers" - Western Cheap Charlies who come to Thailand with no money should "begger off" say Thais on Facebook

 

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BANGKOK: -- Thais have reacted strongly to the emerging trend of Western tourists who come to Thailand and either beg or barter their way around the country.

 

VoiceTV posted a minute long video about what they called a new trend in tourism.

 

A young Russian man was shown who sells travel pictures - he claimed that people didn't have to give him travel money - they could have the pictures for free if they didn't have much cash.

 

He claimed with a smile that he was "sharing".

 

VoiceTV said that opinions varied on the issue with some saying that it added to the spirit of adventure and variety of tourism while others said it was just taking advantage.

 

After all, they said, it was only like busking really.

 

A Thai woman on the video supported their positive narrative saying that if the beg-packers didn't want a lot of money that was alright, especially if they had something to sell.

 

"In the end, whatever they get they will spend here, won't they?", she said.

 

But the first people to comment on Facebook were not in agreement at all.

 

Tossapon Kaowong said: "If they come here they should pay for their trip - not beg for our money and call it a trend".

 

Pattharmon Sukasem was even more forthright: "Chase them all away - if they don't have money what are they doing here?"

 

Ekung Moopii said: "This trend is not good for tourism. I have seen evidence of it a lot recently - people with signs on the roadside or begging at gas stations. Here in Asia we are not used to this way - and I honestly fear for their safety".

 

While Taka Hiro wrote: "We need tourists' money for the benefit of our economy. If we are supporting beggars or people bartering they will just take our money. It is the wrong way round".

 

Teerayuth-Neng wondered what might be next commenting: "Now it is just the fair haired people - in no time the Chinese will be doing it".

 

Source: VoiceTV

 
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" people with signs on the roadside or begging at gas stations. Here in Asia we are not used to this way "

 

I have never personally seen a farang begging in Thailand but I have seen countless Thai beggers and her comment,   If we are supporting beggars or people bartering they will just take our money. It is the wrong way round".  Yes we are suppose to take your money but don't touch what we already took from you.

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Here in Asia we are not used to this way....

 

The right way is to rent a crippled baby and use a plastic cup..... :coffee1:

 

1 hour ago, webfact said:

"Now it is just the fair haired people - in no time the Chinese will be doing it".

 

That be the start of zero-dollar begging....:thumbsup:

 

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Beg  / Trash Packers, kick them out now.

They give the honest,  Sex Tourists  a bad name.  :giggle:

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Are you feeling the love?! We have a new video about why Thais should feel OUTRAGED about westerners disrespecting their country and what fun. 

 

I can't recall one westerner begging in the last 17 years but, obviously its a NEW TREND in adventure tourism. 

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They are losers at home and think it will work in thailand. Hahahahah no money no food no ride now go back to where you cane from get a job and then go on vacation

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Not very Buddhist of the Thais is it ? To be honest though most of these twatpackers come from a highly privalidged home life back home and then they get to pretend to be poor and destitute for a year until their inlightment . 

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maybe Thais could start begging in the west

or is that called International Aid?

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A bit rich to film normal back packers and stick them in a negative, apart from the Cossack Commie that is.   Just round them all up and bung them in the slammer until deportation, a few deportations and they will soon get the message.  

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the reporter cant even include a relevant photo, or can't be bothered to do their job professionally.

 

thai visa please post professional, well researched stories rather than low quality journalistic click bait, it will improve the quality of the site

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None of my business, 

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Thailand - Hub of Beg-packers!

 

Just like most of their thousands of other hubs, it is over blown.

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On the issue of begging - it seems the Thais are not going to be outdone and are standing their ground :passifier:

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You can see them in KL sometimes begging.  It is there but not very common.  Have seen it in Bangkok a few times over several years, not often.  There was a TV programmed that showed two men traveling the length of South America with no money.  That may be their inspiration.  In Cambodia, many young foreigners work behind the bar.  In Thailand the word "work" is a four letter word when it comes to foreigners, so foreigners do the opposite.   

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whats next ''hitch hicking''...

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