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A group of British tourists said they would definitely be coming back to Krabi again after 255,000 baht was repaid to them following a mix-up at an Indian restaurant.

Mr Simon, 48, and ten friends from the UK went to the Punjab Palace for dinner on Tuesday. The restaurant is situated on Nopparat Thara beach.

Thai/Indian honesty: Brit tourist gets 255,000 baht back from overpaid curry bill | News by Samui Times

After their curries Simon paid the 2,857 baht bill on his credit card and pressed OK. In reality he had pressed 257,857.12 by mistake and thus overpaid the restaurant by 255,000 and a few satang.

The party of tourists left and the manageress Aporn, 32, only noticed the error when she was doing the takings at closing time. Her Indian husband was alerted and he took off on his Vespa to try and find the tourists but to no avail. 

So Aporn went to the police. The tourist police and Krabi immigration managed to track down the party to a hotel in nearby Ao Nang but the tourists had gone out for the day. 

They were clearly unaware that they were in the “vindaloo”. 

A message was left and soon Mr Simon and several friends turned up to receive back the overpaid portion of the bill. A ceremony was held with police to celebrate the honesty of all concerned.

Sanook reported that the tourists were all overjoyed and thoroughly impressed with the Thais and the Indian owner and would definitely be coming back to Krabi again. 

Sanook used the term “Amazing Thailand” in their headline. 

Thaivisa would like to point out that we translated this story with no intent to curry favor with anyone.

Thai Visa / Daily News | Sanook

Thai/Indian honesty: Brit tourist gets 255,000 baht back from overpaid curry bill | News by Samui Times
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