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by StevePIraq
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9321

Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

See my post above, get there early as they only process 30 applications a day and that number is filled by 9am,
No medical required for renewals. Go one day after expiry and you get an extra year thereby giving you 6 years not 5.
by StevePIraq
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?
Replies: 79
Views: 11469

Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

There are 'bottle bins' and separated bins dotted around. I'm told that the Thais do use them properly. Maybe not enough of them though. I could not agree less with this statement. If this were the case why is there so much plastic, wrappers, bottles strewn all over the sides of roads. I see the sc...
by StevePIraq
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Hua Hin Recycling Facility
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Hua Hin Recycling Facility

I would imagine any of the recycling businesses would take it. They just separate and sell on the product. As far as I know there are no actual recycling facilities in Hua Hin.
by StevePIraq
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?
Replies: 79
Views: 11469

Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

What I don't understand is why the municipality will not even put some large recycling bins in town, it is so easy, but that would mean they have to make an effort, something Thais are not used to.

Putting something like this would make it exciting for kids and get them involved.
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by StevePIraq
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1793

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Midsman wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:38 pm
I have bought in Hua Hin. But I have bought a home not an investment.
It's a home until circumstances dictate you have to sell.
by StevePIraq
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?
Replies: 79
Views: 11469

Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

The present PM recently said they could not implement laws restricting the use of plastic bags as the people would not like it . What a stupid comment by the PM. There's a very long list of laws that 'the people don't like'. Should they be repealed? Well they are not enforced so it's just the same ...
by StevePIraq
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Books
Replies: 163
Views: 15617

Re: Books

I would recommend a book by award winning journalist Steve Coll - The Bin Ladens: Oil, Money, Terrorism and the Secret Saudi World. Not an easy book to read but what an eye opener. How the Bin Laden family came from nothing to be one of the biggest construction companies in the world and also how co...
by StevePIraq
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?
Replies: 79
Views: 11469

Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

But we come back to the same old, same old--Its not passing laws or a govt decree, thats easy --its ENFORCEMENT. Of course that is the all important word, however in Thailand there does not even appear to be laws concerning this. The government will take no action. The present PM recently said they...
by StevePIraq
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?
Replies: 79
Views: 11469

Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

If there was ever a video that showed how necessary and urgent it is to not charge but ban plastic bags, bottles etc. then this is it. Just thank god and the currents that it is not in our gulf. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-41866046/the-giant-mass-of-plastic-waste-taking-over-the-caribbean. Hmmm...
by StevePIraq
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1793

Re: House market in Hua Hin

There is massive oversupply of houses and condo's in Hua Hin. Thailand does not seem to understand there needs to be a link between buyers and sellers so they just keep on building. Whether this is because of tax breaks or whatever who can tell. Trying to sell a used home is extremely difficult unle...
by StevePIraq
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Japan To Help Improve Road Safety Across The Kingdom
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Japan To Help Improve Road Safety Across The Kingdom

So they now seek Japanese help, when it doesn't work who will be blamed. JAPAN
by StevePIraq
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 135
Views: 14264

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

In many ways the article is correct. The blame is always placed on the drivers. The government has a department that manages and controls the roads, it also has a police department for implementing state laws, yet neither are ever blamed for improper designs, road management or law enforcement. We f...
by StevePIraq
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness
Replies: 17
Views: 1112

Re: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness

huahin4ever wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:49 am
So how expensive is the True Arena Gym? Pr. month?
500 per visit - http://www.truearenahuahin.com/the-venu ... embership/

There are other locations however the OP has not stated where he is staying, will he have transport etc.
by StevePIraq
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 20
Views: 865

Re: Tax Residency

I had similar from UK and elsewhere, each one I stated non resident for taxation purposes, as this is my formal status in Oz. Had nothing back so I assume they accept.

Soon you will have to fill in these forms at 7 eleven just to buy a toasted sandwhich
by StevePIraq
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Legality of property agent email correspondence
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Legality of email correspondence

Dannie, I know off topic about email, but did you sign a contract with the property agent, if not I doubt anything could be enforced as they are doing it at their own risk. Verbal agreements may be enforceable in some jurisdictions but do you really think the agent will go to the substantial cost of...