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    Foreigner gate and fee at Route 66 RCA

    I almost went to a night club last week called route 66 in a strip of clubs called RCA (near the new airport link I think). There were two entry gates, one for foreigners and one for Thais. The Thais got in free though one gate and the foreigners had to pay 200 baht. This made me change my mind and we went somewhere else. Is this legal? It seemed like apartheid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesmiles
    Is this legal?
    probably.

    so what, use your thai drivers license or id.

    problem solved.

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    Thai ID card only. I'm not Thai. why did you think I am? I'm from England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesmiles
    I'm not Thai. why did you think I am? I'm from England.
    I dont., I think your a moaning Brit.

    Do you live in Thailand? Then you should have some form of ID etc that shows you do.

    use it,

    otherwise dont go route 66, its shit and overcrowded anyway, they dont really need nor want your custom.

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    in fact, they probable started the gate thing to keep out all the sexpats who had heard how good route 66 was.

    best for them to stick to sukhumvit, huh?

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    Agree, it's shite. You won't have even a space for yourself to dance hehehehe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lesmiles
    I'm not Thai. why did you think I am? I'm from England.
    I dont., I think your a moaning Brit.
    Yeah, and you think nelson mandela was a moaning south african. TWAT!

    I don't live in Thailand and the guys on the gate said Thai ID (citizen) or passport only. Do you have one of those then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesmiles
    Yeah, and you think nelson mandela was a moaning south african.
    erm no, and I dont see the connection.

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    Go to Bossy, seems to be the actual mixed up Thai-foreigner place now

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    Don't foreigners have to pay exytra for admission to national parks etc? It's apartheid I tells ya, apartheid.
    Maybe you should complain to the human rights commission lesmiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesmiles View Post
    Thai ID card only. I'm not Thai. why did you think I am? I'm from England.
    You sure are burying yourself in your part, aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesmiles
    called RCA (near the new airport link I think)
    you were a bit pissed then ?

    Royal City Avenue is no where near the new airport


    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    To be fair the winging brit did say "airport link"
    mea culpa
    Last edited by baldrick; 06-08-2009 at 01:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lesmiles
    called RCA (near the new airport link I think)
    you were a bit pissed then ?

    Royal City Avenue is no where near the new airport
    To be fair the winging brit did say "airport link" - and its probably not far from that terminal they are building for the sky train right to the airport right? sorry my bk geography is a bit hazy.

    However, for OP - if this is your first and only experience of such discrimination in Thaland, lucky you. Get used to it, and get some form of Thai ID card (which works 50% or so of the time). The rest of the time you have the option of :
    a) lumping it or
    b) walking away.
    c) going back to blighty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesmiles
    Yeah, and you think nelson mandela was a moaning south african. TWAT!
    Are you seriously trying to compare yourself to a guy who spent 22 years in jail because you were asked to pay 200 baht to enter a nightclub??!?!

    They are a business, can do what they want. Don't like it? Then don't go, simple.

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    Thailand ---Land Of Scams!

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    Why is it a scam?

    The price is clear, you can pay it if you want, or not pay it if you don't want.

    Hardly a scam.

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    Why bother with nightclubs ? Stay at home and have a beer and a wank , save yourself a lot of wedge and loads of grief.

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    I reckon two-tier pricing is fair enough for national parks and such, it is a bit on the nose for private businesses and the like though.

    For the former the rationale is clear; Thais (or foreigners with Work Permits) contribute taxes which in turn go towards the running and up-keep of such places. Back home in most touristed places locals (i.e. local residents) could get in free on proof of residence, all others had to pay.

    And as to the latter, it may stink but as has already been said nobody is forced to go and you can always vote with your feet.

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    Back home in most touristed places locals (i.e. local residents) could get in free on proof of residence, all others had to pay.
    In NZ? Maybe I've been away too long, I don't remember anyone having to pay a fee to enter a national park in NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    Back home in most touristed places locals (i.e. local residents) could get in free on proof of residence, all others had to pay.
    In NZ? Maybe I've been away too long, I don't remember anyone having to pay a fee to enter a national park in NZ.
    No, National parks are free (for the most part I think?).

    I was talking more about 'developed' tourist attractions, specifically those from my home town, like Rainbow and Fairy Springs, Whakarewarewa etc.

    Actually last time we were back I took my wife to Whaka and had to pay. Despite growing up there I didn't have any current proof of residence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula
    Are you seriously trying to compare yourself to a guy who spent 22 years in jail because he used to put rubber tyres round people, then pour petrol over them and then set fire to them.
    I doubt he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    I was talking more about 'developed' tourist attractions
    same for the animal park just up the road from my mums place.

    though the rationale there is more that it is a discount for local residents so that they will take visitors to the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lesmiles
    Yeah, and you think nelson mandela was a moaning south african.
    erm no, and I dont see the connection.

    He wants to get rid of the apartheid in operation at Route66

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    Why is it a scam?

    The price is clear, you can pay it if you want, or not pay it if you don't want.

    Hardly a scam.
    Just a rip off !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Are you seriously trying to compare yourself to a guy who spent 22 years in jail because he used to put rubber tyres round people, then pour petrol over them and then set fire to them.
    Seems a tad extreme to get into a club, was it Eden?

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