Remember when this guy was rescued from sleeping rough on Khaosan Road and he spent the THB50,000 donation cash partying with bar girls in Pattaya?
Universally hated German Benjamin Holst, who made Thailand wary of helping foreigners, was recently spotted begging near Wan Chai subway station in Hong Kong this weekend.
A photo of him begging by the station circulated on Facebook after it was posted by a concerned Thai woman.
“The big-footed guy is in Hong Kong. He has been sitting at exit 1 of MTR Wan Chai Station for two days,” Wannipha Suwanlert wrote.
On Holst’s Facebook, in which he says in his bio that he travels the world to find ladies, the German apparently managed to feed himself with an expensive HKD200 (THB905) pizza, and of course, spent the night in a red-light district.
He also checked in at the Thailand Consulate in Hong Kong, joking that he stopped by to ask for permission to re-enter Thailand.
In September 2014, Holst widely sparked anger over “duping Thailand” after locals saddened by the sight of him begging and sleeping on Khaosan road shared his photos online, leading to him being given a free stay at a hotel by the police.
After he was given a THB50,000 donation by Deutscher Hilfsverein Thailand, an organization that aids German citizens to buy a plane ticket home, Holst was spotted just a few days later having an awesome time in Pattaya partying with bar girls.
He was later seized by Pattaya police and deported.
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