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A clip of a Thai-speaking westerner complaining about expensive Phuket transport has riled up emotions on social media.
He claims to be in Kata, on the southwest coast of Phuket, where he explains that he will take a short taxi ride back to his hotel, at a distance of about 1 kilometre, just to “demonstrate how expensive Phuket taxis are”.
At the end of the trip, the taxi charges him B200, and Jack pays it without incident, but doesn’t end the clip without giving his two satang’s worth, in Thai, suggesting that something needs to be done about expensive transport in Phuket.
The clip was later shared on a Thai-language Phuket news and complaints group, where it recieved mixed reactions.
Some Phuket netizens agreed with Jack, that something needs to be done, “before tourists don’t come back”, while others criticized the westerner for failing to agknowledge the difference between private transport options (such as tuk tuks and taxis) and public transport options (such as sawng taeos) which they pointed out are available in Phuket for between B20 to B40 per trip.