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by Big Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 156
Views: 15013

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Yes, but we know that many BIB don't understand the law. Activating a points system as well would be a step too far for many of them. Especially if it affects their tea money.
by Big Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Where can I buy a sewing machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Where can I buy a sewing machine?

My wife got quite a nice machine on Lazada, but you're right, the pages are inundated with those little beasties. Try searching on a particular brand such as Singer. I think that's how I got rid of the rubbish.
by Big Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Soi 80 bar map
Replies: 133
Views: 42886

Re: Soi 80 bar map

Chopper Bar is what I called Harley Bar. Are you saying that the entire bit is now Laila Food and Drink? The signage indicates 2 establishments, but there is also signage up for Dicks Office, which closed years ago.
by Big Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Selling a car
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Selling a car

VincentD wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:03 am
dealerships will only take your old car in exchange if you're going to buy a new one from them. They usually have a secondhand dealer come in and value it beforehand, basically what model and year. I know this as my sister-in-law works in a dealership as a salesperson..
Not at Ford Hua Hin.
by Big Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 132
Views: 12388

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

huahin4ever,

That is not unusual. Just take the tracking number to the Post Office, and they will take your money/hand over your goods. I'd say 90% of the time, my goods have been at the PO near the airport.
by Big Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Hua Hin Flora Fest 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Hua Hin Flora Fest 2017

Please ignore the dates on the poster - it should run from 15 Dec 2017 until 7 Jan 2018.

I've seen photographs of the displays, and look quite impressive. All being well, I'll get down there in the next couple of days and will post a few photos if somebody doesn't beat me to it.
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by Big Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 156
Views: 15013

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

New point system aims to weed out bad drivers Police are working toward a new point-cutting system next month to try to weed out bad driver from the streets. And the first step, a ticketing system with a bar code, will be introduced this Sunday. In the system, each motorist would start with 12 poin...
by Big Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Where can I buy a sewing machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Where can I buy a sewing machine?

I think most of the Singer shop machines are 2nd hand (reconditioned) machines. When we went in there, the guy running the place was very helpful (in a useful way - not like the brain dead staff in Home Pro). Many of the machines were quite large, heavy-duty machines, and not what we were looking fo...
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9791
Views: 194353

Re: Caption Competition

This week's competition has now closed.

pharvey, an e-mail should drop through your letterbox soon.
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 132
Views: 12388

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

I think we call that 'Thai time' :D
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership
Replies: 6
Views: 320

The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership

This is our fourth year of regular bar map updates. These maps cover 4 key areas: - Khao Takiab - Soi 94 - Soi 80 - Binthablock Year on year, we show incredible figures. In the last 12 months there have been 114 changes. Many businesses going out of business. As soon as a bar or restaurant goes out ...
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Soi 80 bar map
Replies: 133
Views: 42886

Re: Soi 80 bar map

This morning was time to go for a stroll in the sun again, and check out the Soi 80 bars and restaurants against our last map. Working East to West, these are the identified changes: • At the bottom along Petchkasem, Hi has replaced Nong Yung Coffee • Old Germany has replaced Ohma Bar • The Garden h...
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 132
Views: 12388

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

I've tried several times - just can't do it. Kasikorn tell me I have the wrong kind of account :?

Not to worry, I've managed 6 years without one.
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Electricity Outage 14 Dec 2017 - Bon Kai
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Electricity Outage 14 Dec 2017 - Bon Kai

Well, they weren't lying. We live nearer 94 than 88, but we're out.

The annoying thing is, there's a school about 400 yards away, and their power must be fine - sounds as though they're having a karaoke party, and the singers are worse than me :banghead:
by Big Boy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: A Flash from the Past
Replies: 0
Views: 196

A Flash from the Past

I've just come back from a wander around the Soi 80 area, checking bars against our map, when I was surprised to come across this sign.
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Amazing what you see on your early morning strolls - a little bit of nostalgia.