trio of foreigners have given laowai across China a bad name by taking a dip in a pond at an ecological park where swimming is forbidden.
Footage from the Nanhai Bay Forest Ecological Park outside of the Guangdong city of Foshan on Wednesday shows a woman in a bikini and two shirtless dudes splashing around in the water as a group of Chinese tourists look on. Other shots from the area show a clear “No Swimming” sign in both English and Chinese.
Park staff say that they tried to get the foreigners to come out of the pond but were only successful after 20 minutes of persuading. The nationality of the tourists has not been reported. Chinese netizens have called for fines against the trio, declaring that if Chinese tourists had done the same thing in a foreign country then it would have resulted in some serious outrage and shaming.
“It appears that so-called ‘civilized countries’ also produce uncivilized tourists,” wrote one net user.