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Little Tiger cleared by Commerce office

PHUKET: The Little Tiger Restaurant at Tri Trang Beach has been cleared of any wrongdoing following an inspection conducted by the Phuket Commerce Office late yesterday (Apr 14).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 15 April 2022, 06:17PM


Napat Piromrit, owner of Little Tiger Restaurant, with Phuket Tourist Police officers late yesterday (apr 14). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Napat Piromrit, owner of Little Tiger Restaurant, with Phuket Tourist Police officers late yesterday (apr 14). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Officials from the Phuket Commerce Office, accompanied by Phuket Tourist Police, arrived at the restaurant at about 5pm yesterday to investigate the complaints posted online over high prices charged by the restaurant and foreigners being charged different prices.

Key to the Phuket Commerce Office findings was that the prices charged were clearly displayed, said a report of the inspection.

The officers explained that the restaurant used two menus.

The “General Menu” included dishes such as duck on rice priced at B80, duck noodles priced at B80  and Khanom Jeen (coconut paste, crab paste, fish sauce and Tai Pla sauce) priced at B50.

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The “Premium Menu” features dishes intended to be sold to foreigners and was designed so that foreigners would order food correctly, the Commerce officers said.

The officers also noted that patrons who dined at the restaurant could enjoy the flower garden for free, while those visiting expressly to enjoy the flower garden were charged B50 entrance fee including a photo and one “free” drink.

“The investigation found that the shop has been legally registered for commercial use. The prices of the dishes were clearly labelled. Most of the customers at the restaurant are foreigners," said the Phuket Provincial Commerce Office in its report.

No other findings were detailed.

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christysweet | 16 April 2022 - 12:46:28

This was only an issue when a Thai was ripped off. Whitey is fair game. I stopped supporting Thai businesses long ago. I shop at Makro and Lotus  where prices are evenly applied.   

mgb | 16 April 2022 - 10:46:59

skin tax, pure and simple. vote with your feet!

JohnC | 16 April 2022 - 09:57:51

Interesting that no photos of the offending menus are included in this story. Easy solution, STOP going there! Dual pricing has been going on here for ever, National Parks entrance fees are a classic example of this. Unforgivable.

Kurt | 16 April 2022 - 08:39:17

Littel Tiger restaurant is cleared! So, now it is OFFICIAL, dual (scamming) prizing, dressed up with nonsense justification is legally allowed by Thai Government. That is a great piece of knowledge for future foreign tourists. Enjoy Thai scam bathing, in many ways.

Kurt | 16 April 2022 - 08:16:36

We read: "Premium menu designed so that foreigners would order food orderly".  Huh, any one who can explain to me this idiot Little Tiger restaurant thai entrepreneur fantasy?
Seeing the photo of owner and çommerce officers, disgusting. The Scam saliva drips from their faces. A restaurant not be given clientele by foreigners. Let the Thai enjoy the more inferior 'general' menu....

CaptainJack69 | 15 April 2022 - 21:24:03

They're issuing receipts that clearly specify "Thai people" (as pictured in PN's previous report) not "general menu", and these 2 menus contain identical items at different prices. As for the prices being clearly posted, are they showing 'foreigners' the brown people menu? Hell no! Dual pricing based on perceived race now officially sanctioned. Bye bye.

Fascinated | 15 April 2022 - 19:14:46

Dual pricing OK as it was displayed- classic. I bet one  can't ask for the 'general' menu instead of the 'premium' one,  Clearly the offical line is 'its OK to rip off foreigners so long as the prices are displayed'. Thank goodness for social media revealing this. If a Thia hadn't complained we would be none the wiser- she'll probably get done for defamation now...

 

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