Connect with us

Pattaya

Pattaya tourist racks up 50,000 tab after ringing bar bell 20 times

Thaiger

Published

 on 

PHOTO: Channel 7

A 33 year old tourist from Oman, visiting a Pattaya bar with his Thai girlfriend, has ended up with a bill of 53,300 baht for his night out. But “it was all a misunderstanding”.

In a bar along Na Klua Road he rang the bell about twenty times. This traditionally means the staff and all customers can enjoy free drinks, at his expense.

Channel 7 reports that he claimed he knew nothing of the tradition and got a rude shock when it came time to pay the bill.

When it came time to leave the tourist was presented with a bill for 53,300 baht. He cried foul believing he had been heavily overcharged for his drinks.

He offered to pay 9,000 baht but the owner of the bar insisted they go to the police station to sort it out.

Tourist police showed him the huge pile of bills accumulated by the free drinks enjoyed by the grateful bar customers. After 30 minutes of negotiation it was decided that the man would pay 5,500 baht more, in addition to the 9,000 baht he’d already paid.

SOURCE: Channel 7

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand19 mins ago

Good Morning Thailand | New restrictions, new Red Line train in Bangkok, Covid latest

Thailand20 mins ago

Ministry of Public Health says Pfizer vaccine will be allocated correctly, others disagree

Cambodia50 mins ago

Rollout of Covid-19 vaccination for teenagers gets underway in Cambodia

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Phuket1 hour ago

Man goes missing off Freedom Beach, Phuket

Phuket1 hour ago

Phuket tourism sector calls for island to be “green-listed” for foreign tourists – VIDEO

Best of1 hour ago

Phuket’s best day trips and tours

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Business2 hours ago

What is so important about the Sandbox?

Tourism2 hours ago

Thailand’s foreign tourist numbers expected to plummet during 2021

Central Thailand2 hours ago

Nurse dies of Covid-19 a week after receiving first dose of Sinovac

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 18,901 new cases and 147 deaths

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Government says ongoing vaccination and obeying the rules will drive infections down

Insurgency15 hours ago

Suspected insurgent wanted for murder killed by forces in Pattani

Thailand17 hours ago

Phang Nga reopening and “Phuket Sandbox” island hop extensions postponed

Best of17 hours ago

Bangkok’s 5 best SHA Plus Certified hotels

Best of18 hours ago

Top 5 steakhouses in Phuket

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending