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Double pricing is not “despicableâ€Â. Running 5 year old Cambodian kids as beggars is “despicableâ€Â. Forcing a girl to take it up the ass to get her 1k baht ST is “despicableâ€Â. Double pricing at worst is unfair, and as far as I’m concerned it’s just free market capitalism at work.

 

I agree with SD on this one, the perks on being a farang in Thailand (and Asia in general) far outweigh any issues with double pricing.

 

TH

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...I will say there is a difference between the practice in Thailand and in the USA. The difference in Thailand is it is executed along strictly racial lines. In Thailand, if you look Asian, you get the local price. ...

 

The longer SD stays in Asia, the more he looks Asian (and a 30-ish Asian, at that). In another five years, he won't have to produce local ID. :rotl:

 

HH

 

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This comes from my lady, who stays in hotels with her family, where farang also stay. One sign written in Thai, using Thai numbers, detailing the rates, another in English with our rates. The difference has been over one thousand Baht per room, per night.

 

It may surprise you to know that quite a lot of Thai's have money these days and like to go to the same places that we do...

And there are hotels in LoS that will not allow Thais to rent a room there...

 

And there are plenty advertising LoS residents (Thai or farang) discount rates because biz is down.

 

Cheers,

SD

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Siam Ocean World has 3 prices?

I only see one sign.

Farang. 850

Farang kid. 650

 

They have a special price for Thais and ExPats?

It should be displayed, no?

 

I can understand Thais or expats getting a discount or entering free any facility supported by taxpayers..but Siam Paragon Ocean World or other private enterprises are justified in overcharging people or tricking them with unreadable signs?

Every casino attraction/show in Las Vegas has locals rates. There is no sign for this. You just ask & show your ID. Usually ~50% off.

 

Cheers,

SD

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Guest lazyphil

but a local could be black white navajo arab asian etc.....same here, prove you're a local within a 12 mile radius is the critera for kings college chapel for example and you go in free, outside the radius you pay, dont matter if you're from bangkok or barnsley you pay the same fee!!

 

but as i said, in los just put up with it, its totally wrong but its all about conditioning and sd you are conditioned!!!

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At least one seldom sees the double price menus in restaurants these days. I still ask for the menu in Thai anyway ... force of habit.

 

I once told a friend I'd seen a big banner out in front of a Bangkok MP advertising a special rate for the week. The guy went over and asked for it. They insisted there was no such special rate. He replied that the sign outside said there was. They got quite angry at that, asking quite bluntly what business a Farang had being able to read Thai! He left rather than pay double what the sign said.

 

 

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We used to have a Chinese-American board member who started going to Bamrungrad - until one day he got hit with a higher price. He asked why and was told that was the rate for foreigners. He insisted he had never paid that much before, and they reluctantly admitted it was because they'd mistaken him for a Chinese-Thai. I know another Chinese-American who keeps his mouth shut when he goes anywhere ... and gets the local price. Thus it is in a sense racism. Many Chinese-Malaysian tourists get by with the Thai price by keeping mum.

 

 

 

 

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I once told a friend I'd seen a big banner out in front of a Bangkok MP advertising a special rate for the week. The guy went over and asked for it. They insisted there was no such special rate. He replied that the sign outside said there was. They got quite angry at that, asking quite bluntly what business a Farang had being able to read Thai! He left rather than pay double what the sign said.

 

Same sort of thing happened to me in Chiang Mai.

It was a simple Moo-Ga-Tar (sic) restaurant near Anusarn Market. English banner said "99 Baht", and the Thai banner next to it said "69 Baht" in Thai script. (With Thai numerals, not Roman).

 

Just out of interest I asked if I could have the 69 baht price and they got quite incredulous and shitty because I was able to read the Thai sign. Maybe loss of face for them, but they shouldn't assume that all farangs can't read/speak/write Thai! :banghead:

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Guest lazyphil

on the one hand i value their,'our country our way now fuck off if you dont like it'.....then on the other hand it sticks in my throat the mean spirited attitude thais can have. as an infrequent tourist its no issue. living there, well.....'conditioning!!!!!!!!

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