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Chiang Mai: Desperate times call for desperate measures - Night Bazaar ghosttown, all-in massage down from 900 baht to 299!

 

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Chiang Mai News reported that the internationally famous area of the northern Thai city known as the Night Bazaar was a ghost town at the moment. 

 

Businesses were shuttered and the area - once bustling with foreign and Thai tourists - was now a shadow of its former self because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

To highlight the desperate nature of these tough times the media spoke to Nattaphat, a female executive of the Le Best massage group that has a shop on the Chang Khlan Road. 

 

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She said that they formerly had four branches in the city and were now operating just one. 

 

There were 100 masseuses before the pandemic struck - now there were barely ten. 

 

There were just no customers to speak of. 

 

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She was appealing to Thais to help out their compatriots by offering a massive discount on an all-in massage and spa treatment. 

 

What was formerly 900 baht can now be enjoyed for just 299 baht. 

 

Source: Chiang Mai News

 

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It's a tragedy. Everywhere increase in poverty bad emotions and decrease in happiness

And it's not caused by the virus but by the government actions (Not only Thailand) . I wonder what would have happened without those. 

I hope the "collateral damage" will not surpasse what the pandemic would have done

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31 minutes ago, saakura said:

What is an "all-in massage" ??? 🤤🤤

The one which is slightly more money than a half-in massage... 

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50 minutes ago, webfact said:

There were 100 masseuses before the pandemic struck - now there were barely ten. 

There were just no customers to speak of. 

so 90% unemployment then ? People are going to starve to death long before covid gets at them

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1 hour ago, sweatalot said:

It's a tragedy. Everywhere increase in poverty bad emotions and decrease in happiness

And it's not caused by the virus but by the government actions (Not only Thailand) . I wonder what would have happened without those. 

I hope the "collateral damage" will not surpasse what the pandemic would have done

Colletaral damage is already bigger in many places and will get worse.

The Chinese should be sued at The Hague and sentenced to pay for it.

Until than and economical boykott and sanctions, as much as possible.

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:
2 hours ago, webfact said:

There were 100 masseuses before the pandemic struck - now there were barely ten. 

There were just no customers to speak of. 

so 90% unemployment then ? People are going to starve to death long before covid gets at them

It didn't say that the 90 who don't work there now are unemployed.

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25 minutes ago, Deli said:

Colletaral damage is already bigger in many places and will get worse.

The Chinese should be sued at The Hague and sentenced to pay for it.

Until than and economical boykott and sanctions, as much as possible.

Nonsense, what are you talking about? Its just Trump-propaganda...

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5 minutes ago, andre47 said:

900 Baht for a normal massage? seems quite expensive for Thailand. I never saw such high prices. 200-300 Baht is the normal rate for a massage.

Agree. No wonder they have no customers now..as the local people are not going to pay those rip off tourist prices! I pay 200 baht most places for Thai massage and 150 - 200 baht for foot massage. 

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7 minutes ago, CorpusChristie said:

Well done, you managed to get Trump mentioned on the first page in a thread about massages in Chiang Mai

No, I mentioned this lovely president against a post which demands China to get sued for the virus. There is no evidence that China is blamable for this disaster.

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9 minutes ago, andre47 said:

No, I mentioned this lovely president against a post which demands China to get sued for the virus. There is no evidence that China is blamable for this disaster.

"No" ? 

Are you saying that you didnt mention Trump ?

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1 hour ago, jak2002003 said:

Agree. No wonder they have no customers now..as the local people are not going to pay those rip off tourist prices! I pay 200 baht most places for Thai massage and 150 - 200 baht for foot massage. 

That is the normal; price :

Its 200 Baht an hour

500 Baht for five hours and 

900 Baht for the full whole day massage

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3 hours ago, sweatalot said:

It's a tragedy. Everywhere increase in poverty bad emotions and decrease in happiness

And it's not caused by the virus but by the government actions (Not only Thailand) . I wonder what would have happened without those. 

I hope the "collateral damage" will not surpasse what the pandemic would have done

It’s the virus. Thailand responded exactly how they should have. Use what’s happening in America as an example of what happens when you don’t take the correct actions against a deadly virus.

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1 hour ago, jak2002003 said:

Agree. No wonder they have no customers now..as the local people are not going to pay those rip off tourist prices! I pay 200 baht most places for Thai massage and 150 - 200 baht for foot massage. 

 

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Massage everything 299 baht, such as aroma massage, scrub And hot stone massage from 900 baht to 299 baht, hot oil massage and office syndrome massage from 600 baht to 299 baht, foot massage only 199 baht

 

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Massage at the temple near Wat PhraSingh is just 120 thb and consistently good. When times are tough, the tough get going. Maybe their baht should not be so stinking tough. Beating gravity! 

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26 minutes ago, CorpusChristie said:

Surely you should have begun your sentence with a *Yes*, rather than a "No" ?

I am so lucky that we have some really clever people here. Thank you so much for your well-meaning advice.

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Makes one wonder...with the world's economy as fragile as a cracked egg shell...what will happen if there is another new virus "accidentally" unleashed on the world?   

 

We were totally caught off guard and unprepared for coronavirus...healthcare facilities are at the brink of their breaking point in terms of beds, workers,  devices, and supplies in some countries...

 

Surely compassion for one's fellow man will win out over a country's interest in power, wealth and world dominance. 

 

 

 

 

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