Yet another piece of news emerged from Thailand yesterday concerning the conduct of Chinese tourists. A pedicab owner in Chiang Rai reported his vehicle lost and later found that it had been stolen by a drunk Chinese tourist. The local media could only sigh and say: “Chinese tourists again!”
The police were able to locate the Chinese tourist, who claimed that he just wanted to go sightseeing in Chiang Rai and came upon a golden opportunity for a joy ride, according to China Daily. Walking down the street, he happened to notice that one of the pedicabs was unlocked, and so he happily hopped on and rode it away and then all around town, until the thing broke down. Afterward, he just left it on the street to be found by police. When questioned the man had no passport to show authorities.
In case you haven’t heard, recently there has been something of a series of unpleasant happenings in Thailand involving Chinese tourists: Chinese visitors pushed down barricades at Bangkok’s Grand Palace last week and a flight from Bangkok to Nanjing was forced to turn back around after a Chinese passenger threw hot noodles on a stewardess earlier this month.
By Dina Li