A Comic Of Sorts

Comic 61 - ACOS # 12 Chinese Tourists

ACOS # 12 Chinese Tourists
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30th Apr 2017, 1:10 AM
Okay, so here's the thing: I don't really mind stereotypes. They're fun to use, and I honestly have taken to the idea that what we say sounds like Ching Chong Ling Long. That's actually...really incorrect if I have to be picky, unless for some reason I need to say Spring Onion, Zero Dragon in Mandarin Chinese. I can't vouch this for the other dialects, though, since my Hokkien/Teochew is terrible, and my Cantonese is all but non-existent.

Now, to the reason about this page. This was done in February, during the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival as the Mainlanders call it.

And with every Chinese New Year or Chinese festivals there are Chinese tourists. Especially in Thailand. Did you know that Thailand has faced a huge influx of Chinese tourists recently, and relies on them heavily for its tourist industry nowadays? This isn't without a downside, though, since those sort of tourists are just really, really crass and rude (not to mention noisy), leading to the government needing to print an "etiquette manual" for such tourists. The people also sometimes ask Chinese people (like me and my family) if they are from Malaysia or China, to predict how much money they will spend and how rude they will be.

Needless to say, we tend to mock our Mainland Chinese brethren (the autonomous regions and the Taiwanese are exempt). I apologise for that, if you don't go around being boors in other countries. Or if you never realised that what passes for okay in China isn't accepted in other countries. God knows how many gaffes I have committed in Thailand or other countries myself - I think I did stick out my tongue in photos in European cathedrals >_>

Anyway, enough digression. I was in the old/domestic terminal of the Phuket International Airport (I believe that they have finished construction on their expansion by the time of this writing - I think I am wrong, though), and well, the Chinese invasion happened.

Cue the headaches. Loud music wasn't really a solution.

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I think this is common everywhere.

Does not matter whether it is super close or not. Some Slovaks act like idiots when in the Czech Republic and vice versa.
We also used to have problems with Brits coming here for cheap beer. Sounds weird but even if they paid the transport and all, it was still cheaper to get mighty drunk here for them.
They then smashed statues, benches and pissed in fountains. Seriously.

There is this weird notion that when you are a foreigner somewhere you start acting up because you think you are cool.
Sometimes too much and stuff happens.

9th Jun 2016, 4:19 PM edit delete reply

Jak, I'm rereading these and realise that I haven't replied to some. And I think I'll take the Chinese tourists, at least we have some common ground which means that I can stop them from pissing in the fountains >_<

8th Sep 2016, 4:22 PM edit delete reply

Honestly, I know it is bad to cast judgment on all people based on a small sample but when it comes to tourists... a lot of Brits plainly suck. They are loud, messy and disrespectful. They drink a lot (more than Russians, Russians at least get drunk at home) and then act like they own the place because they have the money.

I think the Brexit slapped them a bit.

End of rant.

I usually find Asian tourists cool. Have yet to experience something wrong with them.

10th Sep 2016, 7:34 PM edit delete reply

Oooh, just you wait until they hover over you in the cafes and ask "WHAT IS THAT"

Because that happened to me and I freaked out and just covered my food protectively

YOU WILL NEVER TAKE MY NOURISHMENT AWAY FROM ME

10th Sep 2016, 8:11 PM edit delete reply

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