Action on Ko Phan Ngan got heated during a recent full moon party when two expat women got into a brawl outside a pharmacy in Haad Rin.
According to what we gathered through (now deleted) Facebook and Imgur posts, the trouble started when two Thai males walked out of a pharmacy, angered at a blonde woman eating while sitting on the road.
Apparently they found it disrespectful, which is why they changed out of the pharmacy and started a fuss. The blonde hits both men before the second one hits back. A brawl explodes. Blonde pulls a runner while her brunette friend absorbs blows. The blonde then re-enters the fray, then pulls another runner.
A dancing Indian appears for a camera, and then the brunette gets smoked in the head with a bottle. The blonde is nowhere in sight. Watch the video:
Conclusion: staying safe as an expat in Thailand
- Foreign tourists need to be educated to adapt to Thai culture, not the other way around
- The social and legal protection women enjoy in the west does not carry over to other cultures
- When any expat puts their hands on a local in Asia, they will surely be beaten down – whether they are a man or woman makes no difference