The Ploy Palace Hotel opinion (The Fire Escape Death Trap?) The manager speaks English. The Ploy Hotel is a most nice looking hotel where only the manager comprehended English. The staff are loyal and do their best to make you most comfortable; good staff. The hotel is located near the Night Market as opposed to the Mekong River Indo China Market by The River Front Hotel. There is a wonderful park behind the Ploy Hotel that many people workout. The Tuk Tuk drivers wait outside and will charge the tourists two or three times more than normal rate, you can walk to the Indo China Market in ten minutes. The breakfast was a nice fare except for the last day as I was the only one there eating as the water was out the previous night and this morning. I heard tourist’s exclamations as I went by their rooms with no water. The manager agreed with me after he said that he still had water in his room and confirmed no water in the other rooms. He was supposed to give me two hundred baht discount but that did not happen. I repeatedly told the clerk to bill me for the additional two days (she said she understood). Fire Escape Blockade Emergency exists in this hotel; check out the fire escapes if you stay here; it is most scary. The nice clerks and travel agent did not understand English; the travel agent ran when I want answers. The banks pretend to speak English and will try to take you to the ATM to look like they are really assisting you as the other staff will know there peers do not understand English and are in a job slot that does not suite them. The border crossing is most easy for the best visas; it cost 50 baht from the bus station to get there and get back quickly (bring the PICs if you need the Visa requirements). This is a nice looking hotel that is nice looking and I probably would not want to stay here again. The staff is nice, the park behind the hotel is great, night market is close, border crossing is simple, Tuk Tuk prices are questionable >50% of the time and it short walk to the Mekong Indo China Market?
Fire Exits Blocked (Coconut Grove style?) - It is important that I always know my way out of a building as natural and manmade disasters occur without warning. This hotel fire exit system is a disaster and emergency as the fire exits are blocked, not clearly marked and leave you wondering where to go during daylight hours. The hotel’s central stairwell empties onto the third floor and just stops. There is a stairway to the right on poolside that is blocked off which I saw no daylight when I went around the barrier for inspection. You are on the third floor and are now required to go to R or L and to the back of the building; and how could you know without previous investigation. It is a clear escape on pool side if you know to go to the back of the building and not back into the main building.
The left side exterior stairwell stops on the third floor and leaves you wondering where to go next. There is a door about fifteen steps away where large sized pieces of steal are sticking out of the concrete where you can most easily trip upon during daylight hours. The fire escape door exit is towards the back of the building, blocked by numerous paint cans, a paint roller brush with handle and other. The exit is dark. Half way down there is a door that is open and blocking your stairwell with a group of cables attached to the door. Just past the door is a plank on the stairwell and then staging below. You will find your ability to maneuver through the fire escapes in this hotel very challenging and cryptic during daylight hours and I would hate to have to negotiate this mess during an emergency. Please look at the basic pictures and go to this hotel to see for yourself as the basic fire escapes drop down to the third floor and leave you clueless unless you investigate. I departed this hotel nervously after this discovery, no water in guest rooms for over twelve hours, no two hundred baht discount as promised, and the manager was the only competent English speaker. This hotel is nice looking but scary. The River Front Hotel is most clean, safe, has English Speaking staff and is on the Mekong River at the daily Indo China Market. That Ploy manager was informed that his shallow, improper discount and handling of matters does reserve my right to make Internet comment on these matters which he most assuredly acknowledged but did not resolve , he is nice but said “The hotel is old, twenty years old”. LOL Try this hotel as I believe that I heard the word “Ferang” used as by as I was leaving.
It was life-long partner that I came and did meet here in this interesting city.
2 Millenium คำว่า "นิโกร"
3 คำ Millenium "Ferang"?
Ferang (used by dark skinned people) = White Skin
No black hair
Nikor (used by light skinned people) = Dark Skin
People represented by one term use the opposite term.
Low class, uneducated, ignorant - Derogatory classification terms?
These terms used easily without self-reflection how the opposite’s paradox is blatantly driven?
The Japanese and Chinese are not called “Ferangs” almost as it is the alignment of not calling the European Spanish or Italians “Nikor”?
Is it so challenging to identify the Euro-American v. the Thailand-Asian dichotomies that are the antagonistic reversals of the same small minded impetus (Latin based v. Asian based)?
The previous usage of the term “Nikor” has been surpassed by a moral ethical education that does not permit an educated soul to pursue such a vernacular without the clear understanding of their prejudice and pathology that is not civil but the animalistic pecking order devotion; thus unrefined thought processes that may be construed as immature and or undeveloped in civil manner?
Are the terms “Ferang” and “Nikor” playful and benign where they do not include & exclude the very total of what their users and pretences fail to basically assume complete relevance as the real nature and meaning remains most prejudicial to the eyes of the educated that are accustomed to this by dolts & other(s) lacking proper mentation that is a resemblance of the antagonism & great will that is not good will?
It is believed that the light skinned have most used the term “Nikor” in the past and today the more darker skinned have an affinity to the use of the term “Ferang” that will fade away with revolution, education, consciousness and cognition just as the previous has been seen throughout history & enlightenment through time and propriety? Is their a culture or country that lacks the ability to comprehend the inability and insight to acknowledge and ascertain this matter as one with substance that will pass?
Is not the distance, covert, uneasiness and quiet usage of these words “Nikor” and “Ferang” the basic factor of caution that the usage of these terms are not applicable in proper theatres of style, facility, cadence and or proper vernacular of milieu?
Universities in Thailand twelve public and five private and maybe slightly more, English and Chinese classes are newly implemented. Sixty percent of Thailand is agrarian and forty percent is tourism and it may be most difficult to find English speakers in hospitals, restaurants, hotel, stores and or other?
This is only a most questionable opinion stated above and does represent the believed comments and facts of others as honest and truthfully gathered and pondered well.
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