Yesterday, notorious big-legged beggar Benjamin Holst was denied entry onto a Thai Airways flight heading from Zurich to Laos with a transit in Bangkok.
The notorious tourist, who likes to beg his way through Southeast Asia and use the funds to party with bar girls in places such as Pattaya and Bali, was trying to make his way back to Asia, where he is already blacklisted from entering Thailand after illegal antics dating back to 2014. He’s also been denied entry into Singapore and Indonesia.
He has been dubbed the “most hated German in Thailand” for using his leg-bloating elephantitis to gain money and sympathy from well-meaning strangers in the country. He’s been blacklisted from entering Thailand, which is why he could not board his flight, even though its final destination was Laos.
Holst’s story went viral a few years ago, being shared on social media and TV news. He was awarded THB50,000 (USD1,511) from a fund designated to help Germans in bad situations abroad get home. He used the money to party and was caught on camera with bar girls in Pattaya before being deported.
He has gotten up to similar antics in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In most of these coutries, begging is not illegal and can be even more frowned upon when done by a foreigner.
In typical Holst style, he posted swears and unkind words to his Facebook account regarding his rejection from the flight. Yesterday, he wrote, “Trouble whit Thai airways ): f**k Thai airways.” A few hours later, he wrote, “Newticket. f**k Thai airways. Thanks KLM.”
Two hours ago, he checked in at Seoul’s Incheon Airport. No word if his final destination is still Laos.
So, looks like the BLB is back in Asia.