I have Chinese friends. Polite and pleasant. But sure, I don't mind the obnoxious ones not being here.
And yes, some tourgroups in CM are similar to the Benidorm crowd. But it's not just the Chinese, they simply are higher in number.
Yes, this is what I noticed. The Phuket Sandbox prices were amazing value. The figures I quoted came from a link a member posted for SHA+ hotels in Bangkok for 1 night. As you say, hopefully they will reduce in the coming days?…
What you are stating is not possible. If the "bullet part" was lodged inside the barrel from a previous round and not expelled from the ignition of the cartridge it came from then a second charge would blow the barrel, possibly the chamber. It would not be propelled from the second charge. If the "bullet part" was smaller than the bore of the barrel it would have easily been expelled by the prior cartridge.
Even dirt in a barrel let alone a metal object stuck inside of it will cause chamber pressure to rise to the point it will burst the barrel. I have personally witnessed two occasions. One where a person incorrectly loaded a 20 gauge shell into a much bigger 12 gouge gun barrel. Upon opening the gun, he thought he had not loaded it and put a 12 gauge shell in and fired it. The chamber pressure blew the sideplates of the gun and split the barrel. That was of a shotgun which has a much larger bore than a rifle and much lower chamber pressure than created in the much smaller diameter rifle. I have seen where a person incorrectly loaded a 12 gauge shell. He thought he had not put the shotgun pellets in. He had actually forgot the wad. These are small pellets going through a very large bore and here again, the chamber pressure rose to the point the barrel of the gun was thrown in the air over 30 feet, the chamber exploded and the force broke the stock of the gun.
If you put any solid object inside a rifle barrel, particularly one that is lodged in the barrel from a prior shell, any firing of that gun will not eject the object but rather blow the gun apart.
It seems to be the Thai thing to make exceptions to the rules as and when it suits them.
They will learn quickly that most foreigners won't go for that kind of reasoning and investment won't materialise.
The moment they restrict foreigners to buy only new condos, the market will fall flat as everyone will understand they'll never sell again (and those chances were slim already).