Date
20 July 2017
If prawns ever become an endangered species in Thailand, tourists from mainland China might have something to do with it. Photos: Facebook/Sumrit Promngam
If prawns ever become an endangered species in Thailand, tourists from mainland China might have something to do with it. Photos: Facebook/Sumrit Promngam

Greedy Chinese tourists slammed for feeding frenzy at buffet

Another day, another report about mainland Chinese tourists gone wild.

It only seems that each episode of their misbehavior abroad is more embarrassing than the previous one.

A video clip that has gone viral features a group of Chinese tourists — who must have been literally starving — in a mad rush for food at a buffet in a restaurant in Thailand.

In their frenzy, the tourists are seen jostling one another and using their plates to shovel prawns as if they were going out of style.

But that’s not the end of it.

Much of the food, including at least one plate full of prawns, was left uneaten on the tables after the tourists left.

The restaurant was at the King Power duty-free shop in Bangkok, chinesedaily.com, a US-based news website, reports.

A Thai person uploaded the video clip on social media March 18, prompting a deluge of comments from various countries, including China. 

“Had they never eaten prawns before?” Headline Daily quoted one incredulous commenter as saying.

Some Chinese netizens said the tourists’ shameful behavior had caused all Chinese to lose face overseas.

Others observed that many Chinese are used to taking advantage of others when they have a chance, so it is hardly surprising that tourists from mainland China are sometimes unwelcome in foreign countries.

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The aftermath: perhaps the tourists were not as hungry as their behavior suggested, after all. Photo: internet


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