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Farang wheeler dealers in Thailand – Exhibit 1

One of my favorite pass-times in Thailand is looking for local or foreign entrepreneurship. The Land of Smiles offers plenty of opportunity for those with initiative. I’ve come across remarkable local business men and impressive foreign portfolios, which I hope to report on in the future. However, researching this, from time-to-time I also run into a particular subspecies of farang (‘foreigner’) that is always looking for a quick buck, having one over on someone or beating the system. The most amusing scenarios are those that have D I S A S T E R written all over them, with the person involved blissfully unaware. The story I would like to tell you about today involves this car, for sale in Belgium.

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Top 20 foreign tourists in Thailand

The following graph illustrates the top 20 of foreign visitors to Thailand, by the Thai Public Broadcasting Service. Quite a coincidence that the last six countries had the exact same number of visitors, don’t you think? What are the chances of that? This was’t a good week for statistical analysis in the Land of Smiles.

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