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Chaos at the border as Malaysians continue to flood into Thailand

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Chaos at the border as Malaysians continue to flood into Thailand | Samui Times
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Malaysian tourists have been flooding into Thailand all week.
malaysian-tourists-thailandAnd this is despite the very weak state of the Malaysian currency, the ringgit.
Authorities at the Sadao checkpoint in Songkhla have had to bring in extra staff to cope as 10,000 people a day have been crossing over.
They have been then heading for Krabi, Trang, Surat Thani and Phuket to continue their holidays.
On Monday officials were scurrying to open extra booths and this has continued all week with delays for all travelers using the crossing.
They are now opening 14 booths to stamp passports.
For many years 100 baht was worth about ten ringgit but recently that has dropped to a little over eight ringgit.
Despite the near 20 per cent fall in the Malaysian currency visitors continue to flood in.
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