Attitudes in Phuket have slipped badly (Thailand)

On Saturday I arrived for my 28th year of long-term visits to Phuket. Unfortunately I witnessed one of the most disgraceful incidents I have ever seen from a government official.

After disembarking from the plane I joined one of two immigration queues that were open. Sitting at a third booth was a surly immigration officer who was sitting with his arms crossed, completely disinterested in opening his channel. A Singaporean man politely asked him if he was going to open his channel and this official just gave this tourist a look of complete disdain, not bothering to even answer his inquiry.

To make things even worse, about 30 seconds after the man left to join another queue he then immediately opened his booth. About 50 or more incoming tourists saw this and I heard the muttered angry comments they made. This one malcontent had just single-handedly destroyed many tourists’ idea of Thais being friendly people.

Read more in The Nation

Text:”Disgusted Farang” – Phuket

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