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Chinese tourists in ‘savage’ prawn-eating stampede

March 23, 2016 Headline News No Comments Print Print Email Email

egtmedia59The behaviour of Chinese tourists is under question again as a video circulates on social media showing tourists charging, jostling and shoving in a desperate bid to scoop up as many plates of prawns as possible with two hands at a five-star hotel buffet.

The footage was shot at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel in Bangkok, according to the caption. If so, the behaviour at one of Thailand’s finest properties is astonishing.

One woman is seen stuffing as many prawns as possible onto three plates, and then carrying them away stacked in a pile. The man beside her uses his plate as a giant scoop, to shovel up as many prawns as he can and then dump them onto another plate.

Much of the food was left uneaten, reports on the English-language Chinese website, Shanghaiist, said. The site said hotel staff were shocked at the greedy behaviour.

The 32-second video (above) had gathered well over 5 million views on Shanghaiist’s Facebook page at last check and had attracted many thousands of comments, many expressing disgust. Fellow Chinese said the group’s behaviour appeared “savage”.

A few other observers recalled similar behaviour elsewhere and noted it wasn’t always confined to Chinese.

Whatever happened to good manners?!

Written by Peter Needham

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