Tiger Inn Hotel

52 Thaweewong Rd., Patong Beach, Patong, Thailand
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83%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
30%
8
Very Good
42%
11
Average
11%
3
Poor
11%
3
Terrible
3%
1

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  • Couples75
  • Solo85
  • Business0

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Forum Posts

Russians taking over Phuket?

by MattiasL

Let me just start by saying that i DON'T have anything against Russian people, but it feels like everywhere i look now in Phuket all a see is Russian people. Anyone knows the reason to the "invation" ?

Welcome to Phuket Russia, nice to have you here.....

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by taurean_traveller

Maybe it's because many Russian people are now quite wealthy due to their country's economice progress.
To be honest just like any other nationality they can be found all over the world,and why not?

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by ter1413

how do you know they are russian by "looking" at them? are they rocking "i am russian" tee shirts?

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by MattiasL

Hahaha, no they don't. Of course i hear them speak as well.......

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by nhoolb

Another aspect to consider is that Russians do not need a visa to enter Thailand.

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by IngaA

They just want to escape the cold winter in warm friendly place. Quite reasonable, IMHO
Moreover for Thailand, they either don't need visa at all, or it's just stamped at the airport with no problem.

The optimum combination of price & quality

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by yvr

What is an "invation?"

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by RobSydney

The story I was told was the Russian criminals have moved in with the russian girls and russian tourists are attracted to the girls, the criminals to the money and the simplicity of running such a business in Pattaya

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by christabal

I would like think they are more affluent now and exploring the warmer climates around the world. Go the Bali in Indonesia and you'll meet many Russians holidaying there too. In the higher end Nusa Dua beach area, most five star property have Russian translation on the signboards, menu, etc... There must be enough volume of Russian visitors for them to consider that.

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by expatbangkok

I hear the vodka is cheap in Pattaya

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by Jacquesslabbert

I really do not see why this must be a problem, I mean really do you say this from South Africans, Canadians, French as well .....

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by Jacquesslabbert

Neither does South African citizens need a visa

Re: Russians taking over Phuket?

by cool_vick

LOL yeah the last thing we need is are ASIANS in Phuket!!!

Travel Tips for Phuket

Never be rude & raise your voice

by ASTRAMISH

We found that a lot of tourists from european countries ( not all & yes my parents are european/australian) tended to be very rude & treated the thais like slaves, when ordering food at eating places & whilst bartering. we found this extremely off putting & felt sorry for the Thais who had to put up with this unexcusable behavior.
we went to the trouble of learning a little Thai & always respected that we were visiting another country. We didnt raise our voices or lose face as the thais say even if we were upset( like when we were bartering for a tuk tuk or shopping & we knew that they were trying to rip us off) we treated it all as fun & if u laugh & smile you will go a long way inj Thailand as opposed to being rude. I miss the beautiful warm hearted thais & their smile.
The only other country where i have felt welcome & at ease with the local people is Bali in Indonesia.

Thai script -just lovely

by Myndo

I wish I could read what is written here... although this is just a cut out from a newspaper.

The Thai "ABC" consists of 44 consonants and 32 vokals or Diphtong-signs.

There are always different ways to write something, so the names can vary from travel book to travel book, although they mean the same places.

Phang Nga Bay

by PotatoChips

A trip out to Phang Nga Bay is highly recommended if you find yourself in Phuket. Local tours can be booked from the airport and the coach usually picks you up in the morning from where you are staying. Unfortunately it's been awhile and I don't remember too many details of the trip but the photos below should say something :)

Will Drive You Nuts!

by KookieDough about Sri Burapa Cashew Nut Factory

I went here with a group from the cruise. It is always interesting to see how things were made, especialy stuff that you normally just see in packages in grocery stores. The cashew nut factory is open to tourists so you can see how they processed their products. I also got a taste of all their cashew nut products here and more! All the varieties tasted delicious.

Of course, I ended up buying a lot for myself and for gifts for family and friends back home. Call it a tourist trap, but, hey, the products here are really good and worth buying. Cashew nuts - they've got pure nuts and the brittle ones. Also, the spicy tamarind here are the best ones I've tasted ever - and I am a fan of spiced fruits! I can't remember exactly how much I spent here, but I know that prices are quite reasonable, because I didn't complain :)

Speedys Bar

by Cathy&Gary about Clubs, bars, go go

Speedy's Bar is one of the oldest Aussie bars in Phuket and Speedy is very well known among the expat community and also has a large following of both past and present serving Military personnel.
'Speed' was a Vietnam Veteran serving more than 30 years in the Australian Army as a medic.

Gary first met 'Speed' in Watsonia Army Barracks before they were both deployed to Cambodia for a year with the Australian Force Communications Unit (FCU) as part of the UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority Cambodia).



Speedy's Bar is one of the oldest Aussie bars in Phuket and Speedy is very well known among the expat community and also has a large following of both past and present serving Military personnel.
'Speed' was a Vietnam Veteran serving more than 30 years in the Australian Army as a medic.

Gary first met 'Speed' in Watsonia Army Barracks before they were both deployed to Cambodia for a year with the Australian Force Communications Unit (FCU) as part of the UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority Cambodia).

They spent a year living together in a small room and became friends and have stayed in touch ever since they were discharged from the Australian Army.

'Speed' has always loved SE Asia and it was no surprise to anyone when he retired from the Army and headed to Phuket.
We have had many good nights at Speedy's Bar over the years and hope to have many more.

His partner of over 10 years Porn (One of these days he's bound to pop the magic question) who manages the bar is the most lovely lady you could meet.
The working girls there are great fun and many an hour has been spent playing dice games etc with them and getting thrashed!!

One of the best nights I have ever had was when we went to Speedy's Bar last year (2006) and Speed and Porn had organized a surprise birthday party for my 50th.
They had a huge banner made which everyone signed once it was taken down, organized a beautiful cake and invited everyone.

It was a night I will never forget.

So call into Speedy's Bar and say hello, the drinks are icy cold and cheap, plus you can also order snacks there if you are feeling hungry.

It's a very honest bar and you will never have to worry about extra drinks being added to your bill!

Speedy's Bar has had a few changes.
The bar area is now bigger and there is also a pool table. Absolutely no dress code.

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