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    Thief Money - a good idea?

    When I was going to visit Hong Kong in the 1990's my Chinese friends, [I am a native Englishman], advised me to carry a wallet with about HKD 100 - 200 in it. If I was held up I could give this wallet up without losing too much whilst diverting attention to the fact I may have more money on my person.

    I was told if I didn't give the robbers any money I would get a good kicking and be searched anyway to find my money. So to make it easy - carry 'thief money'.

    I would appreciate the forum's feedback on this idea. MH.
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    not a bad idea.

    not really all that necessary in thailand though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter
    When I was going to visit Hong Kong in the 1990's my Chinese friends, [I am a native Englishman], advised me to carry a wallet with about HKD 100 - 200 in it. If I was held up I could give this wallet up without losing too much whilst diverting attention to the fact I may have more money on my person. I was told if I didn't give the robbers any money I would get a good kicking and be searched anyway to find my money. So to make it easy - carry 'thief money'. I would appreciate the forum's feedback on this idea. MH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    not really all that necessary in thailand though.
    I can think of places in Thailand that a foreigner is almost guaranteed to get robbed if they go out after dark.

    Though your experience of Thailand is probably pretty much limited to the lower Sukhumvit road are of Bangkok.

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    Where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter
    advised me to carry a wallet with about HKD 100 - 200 in it.
    Good delaying tactic. Whilst the thieving bastards consult their stolen mobile phones to access the exchange rate of the Hong Kong dollar, exit stage left.

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    ^^The port area in Rayong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter
    advised me to carry a wallet with about HKD 100 - 200 in it.
    Good delaying tactic. Whilst the thieving bastards consult their stolen mobile phones to access the exchange rate of the Hong Kong dollar, exit stage left.
    I thought I would carry Thai Baht this time but do you think Albanian Zloty would be a better diversion tactic? MH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    not really all that necessary in thailand though.
    I can think of places in Thailand that a foreigner is almost guaranteed to get robbed if they go out after dark.

    Though your experience of Thailand is probably pretty much limited to the lower Sukhumvit road are of Bangkok.
    Is the town / province of Chumphon one of those NO GO areas after dark? MH.

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    ^ I heard Chumphon can be dicey. As can Chaiya, where the farang Buddhist retreat is located. Farangs = easy money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    ^ I heard Chumphon can be dicey. As can Chaiya, where the farang Buddhist retreat is located. Farangs = easy money.
    Would you advise that I should bring my Smith & Wesson 45 with me? MH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter
    Would you advise that I should bring my Smith & Wesson 45 with me? MH.
    Don't be daft. Polish the flip flops though, so the blood doesn't stick to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    not really all that necessary in thailand though.
    I can think of places in Thailand that a foreigner is almost guaranteed to get robbed if they go out after dark.

    Though your experience of Thailand is probably pretty much limited to the lower Sukhumvit road are of Bangkok.

    anythig wrong with that?

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    Yes, there is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter
    I thought I would carry Thai Baht this time but do you think Albanian Zloty would be a better diversion tactic?
    correctly sized and coloured monopoly money will go over better

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    Better Idea is to get some moody $50 - $100 bills so they can take those, they will get done when they try to exchange them for baht, what can they say? Oh I never knew they were fake, I stole them from a Farang last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    ^ I heard Chumphon can be dicey. As can Chaiya, where the farang Buddhist retreat is located. Farangs = easy money.
    Would you advise that I should bring my Smith & Wesson 45 with me? MH.
    Wouldn't get through Customs. Just get a rabid dog and a big stick on arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Yes, there is.
    why?

    what value is there in visiting the port area of rayong at night to get robbed for?

    makes you a more wordly traveler?

    experiencing the 'real' thailand?

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    ^Correct.

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    I'm normally out and about on my bike, so when I'm on foot I've always got the full face helmet with me.. Few quick, hard blows to the theiving Somchai's head with that will soon have him running home potless to mummy. where he will recieve further beatings for being potless.

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    yes and throw the wallet in one direction away from you a few meters and then run in the other direction..

    Or alternatively you can drop it at your feet and drop kick the prick square in his face when he bends to pick it up, just depends on how brave or confident you feel or pissed you are as to which tactic you'd be willing to employ at the time..

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    Try Swiss francs - I had a phone and a pair of shoes stolen but they left 300 francs sitting on a table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Better Idea is to get some moody $50 - $100 bills so they can take those, they will get done when they try to exchange them for baht, what can they say? Oh I never knew they were fake, I stole them from a Farang last night.
    The BIB would probably come after you for bringing in dodgy cash in the first place!

    A bit like the US where the burglar can sue if he cuts himself in your home!

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    To really screw up Somchai, stuff the 'thief wallet' with Scottish pound notes... Can't spend or exchange the damn things anywhere outside the British isles...

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    damn, my lovely post has disappeared

    why oh why!?

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