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Thai Visa Survey results: Expats say no to Songkran!

The results are out for the Thaivisa survey about what people do at Songkran.

And the figures are clear at least for the middle aged group of respondents – we hide at home or get the hell out of Dodge!

Asked what people do at Songkran almost ten percent said they decided to leave the country altogether. While 71 percent of respondents indicated they would stay home or not venture out.

Less than 20 percent of respondents said they played Songkran.

However, it should be noted that 75% of the people who replied to the survey were aged 51 and over compared to just 4% under 30 years of age.

The nationalities that responded the most were British, 30%, US, 25%, Australian 15% and German 3%. All the remaining were of other nationalities.

Asked where they live 20% said Bangkok, 20% Pattaya, 8% Hua Hin, and 7% Phuket. The rest lived elsewhere in the kingdom.

Forum comments on the subject mostly backed up the surveys findings.

Darksidedog said: “I leave the country for ten days. And before anyone asks, yes, I am a miserable old git!”

While Phuket Man was a stay-at-home-boy commenting: “I stay indoors for a week wearing noise reduction headphones”.

Some 162 people have filled in the survey so far.

Thai Visa

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