Less than one hour after staff at public toilets on Phi Phi Island, Thailand place signs warning that those washing their feet in the sinks will be fined, Chinese tourists enter and proceed to do exactly that.
Fed up with Chinese tourists availing themselves of the sinks in the public toilets to wash their feet and shoes, staff placed signs in English informing toilet goers that a 1000 Baht ($30) penalty awaited those using the sinks improperly. After not even one hour had passed, another Chinese tourist entered and began to soak her feet in one of the sinks, according to people.cn.
After witnessing the (by this point seemingly unbelievable) behavior, the attendant on duty took a picture with his phone in order to record the incident. He then reported the incident to the tour guide responsible for the disobedient tourist and demanded the guilty party hand over the 1000 Baht fine.
These recent antics in public toilets are only the latest in a long line of faux pas committed by Chinese visiting Thailand. A few months ago a woman returning to China decided to throw her instant noodles at a flight attendant while on an Air Asia flight. A group of tourists were also caught pushing down barricades at Bangkok’s Grand Palace.
By Dominic Jackson