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by fft100
Sat May 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal
Replies: 26
Views: 1557

Re: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal

The main ruling applies to short term rentals, regardless of whether it is BNB or someone else.

Whilst only condos have been mentioned so far, I wonder if this also applies to houses. If it does apply to houses, this could be the way to close down party houses, which would be a good result.
by fft100
Thu May 10, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Bees Nest/swarm in the garden
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Bees Nest/swarm in the garden

Whilst out today a very large swarm of bees has gathered in one of the trees in the garden. I presume they are still looking for an alternative site, or may decide to build a nest where they are. I understand this is a 24 hour decision. Does anyone in Hua hin collect bees for honey ? If the queen wa...
by fft100
Tue May 01, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Recent travel experience buying silk gifts, online check-in and bag locks.
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Recent travel experience buying silk gifts, online check-in and bag locks.

That's the TSA. Most luggage now has TSA compliant locks. If the locks aren't TSA compliant, they just bust them open anyway. That happened to me a few years ago in LA, and they also bust the head of my driver - which I didnt discover until I got to a golf course. The golf bag (inside a golf travel ...
by fft100
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Hua Hin Bluport Mall news, events and updates
Replies: 257
Views: 43093

Re: Hua Hin Bluport Mall news, events and updates

It is has been an incredibly busy 3-4 days, except for one place.... Bluport ! For example, today at least one floor of the bluport car park was closed (I left at 2pm) and many other floors were very very quiet. By comparison , Market Village at 2pm had 'full' signs on at least 2 floors and the rest...
by fft100
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Electrical Problems after Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: Electrical Problems after Storms

Hi Nereus, Thanks for the reply. I understand the practicalities re. load balancing, which is why some houses are more affected than others depending on which ones are lived in all the time, and run air-cons all day long etc etc. I understand the other requirements, but what do you mean by 'you woul...
by fft100
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Electrical Problems after Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: Electrical Problems after Storms

Ginjaninja wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:25 pm
you can't connect to all three phases as then you will have a 3-phase supply which is not suitable for your house.
What changes in the house would I need to make to be able to connect to all 3 phases ? Outside, I would think a new electricity meter - but inside ?
by fft100
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New highway planned from Hua Hin to bypass?
Replies: 21
Views: 2372

Re: New highway planned from Hua Hin to bypass?

The map is in the land office. I took a photo of it 5 weeks ago. It is larger than the version above and shows soi 112 and further south. Capture.JPG It is not a bypass replacement. The idea is similar to the proposed inner ring road that used to be in dotted lines on the tourist maps 12-15 years ag...
by fft100
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Electrical Problems after Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: Electrical Problems after Storms

Nereus (or anyone else who understands this sort of thing), I have read your posts on how single phase and 3 phase works. Outside on the street, we have 4 cables in parallel. As i understand it, the top one is earth, and the other 3 are phases 1,2 and 3. Each house is connected to the earth and one ...
by fft100
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Postal Delivery in Hua Hin
Replies: 79
Views: 18399

Re: Postal Delivery in Hua Hin

We are going away for a few weeks, but I am expecting EMS stuff to arrive while we are away. What happens then ? Can we get someone else to take the card from the letter box and go to the post office to pick it up ? Or do we have to fill in a form first ? With someone like Kerry, who don't seem to h...
by fft100
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Replace or clean PCB for Mitsubishi MUZ-SGH09VA
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Replace or clean PCB for Mitsubishi MUZ-SGH09VA

Hi, has anyone any experience in buying a new PCB for the air-con ? A gecko has expired in the middle of the PCB in the compressor and his partially decayed remains seem to have 'fused' part of the PCB. I have searched on Ebay and lazada, but no signs of a PCB for a mitsubishi inverter compressor. I...
by fft100
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension
Replies: 45
Views: 3202

Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Big Boy wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:44 am
Yes, you've said it a few times. You're retired, in no rush to go anywhere. I guess an extra trip to Immigration won't bother you whatsoever.
Not sure you should be getting a retirement visa unless you are retired :) Or, at least, don't advertise it :wink:
by fft100
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension
Replies: 45
Views: 3202

Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

The cost for a signed/stamped 6 month statement from Kasikorn is 200 baht. takes 5 minutes. Don't think this is a deal breaker for people getting a retirement/marriage visa. What is interesting is that if you leave a gap of more than a month before updating a bank book it only gives a summary of mon...
by fft100
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Transfer UK Visa to new Thai passport
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Transfer UK Visa to new Thai passport

Hi Grove,

Thanks for that info. Have you had to get visas for other countries, and have they accepted the UK 10 year visa being in an old thai passport ?

Thanks
by fft100
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Transfer UK Visa to new Thai passport
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Transfer UK Visa to new Thai passport

Hi, My Thai wife has a 10 year UK Visa. She has now got a new Thai passport. Do we need to get the visa transferred to the new Thai passport, or can we just show the old Thai passport ? We also need to get a new Schengen visa and have to show the UK Visa as that is where we go afterwards. I have loo...
by fft100
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2747
Views: 236433

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

It's now midnight on Soi 80 and it is raining harder than ever. Light rain all afternoon, heavier rain in the evening and very heavy now. Wunderground says that it is partially cloudy with no rain and AccuWeather isn't much better. The Thai met.office satellite pictures show.a green rain cell overhe...