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by Pleng
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bangkok Hospital: hope you have health insurance or plenty of cash
Replies: 23
Views: 2421

Re: Bangkok Hospital: hope you have health insurance or plenty of cash

It's the same for most countries now; you have to have health insurance to get a visa. Soon only the wealthy will be able to travel, which is probably what most govts. want. Keep out the backpackers. Backpackers tend to be relatively young and therefore don't generally have problems getting medical...
by Pleng
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Rip off laundry
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: Rip off laundry

When I picked it up yesterday morning everything was packed up in 2 plastic bags, including the shirts and long trousers, but no hangers and NO check bin, refused to give me one in fact despite repeated requests, and then: 640 Baht! In a hurry to get going I paid it and off I went. When I unpacked ...
by Pleng
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Fox Sports access for 9bt/day
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Fox Sports access for 9bt/day

I discovered this little gem by accident but as somebody who only watches F1, and even then likes to go out to watch the races when I can, this is a great little way to get coverage of the sessions when I'm at home without needing to pay a monthly subscription. There are some caveats; you need an AI...
by Pleng
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Looking for an alternative to True
Replies: 115
Views: 6260

Re: Looking for an alternative to True

Big Boy wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Thanks Pleng, but my prime requirement is a decent live Premier League stream. I couldn't find that on the listings. Nice try though :thumb:
Do FOX not carry the Premier League?
by Pleng
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Looking for an alternative to True
Replies: 115
Views: 6260

Re: Looking for an alternative to True

It may mean a change of internet provider too, but have you had a look at the AIS packages? I don't know if they have the channels you want or not, but details of the ones available and pricing are available here (you need to click the confusingly named "for additional channels" link to actually see...
by Pleng
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 40
Views: 2549

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

When I went with my daughter a year ago, she only had to produce copies of her old passport, which was well out of date. How was she here if her passport was well out of date?? Additionally, if a passport is out-of-date I'm pretty sure that a "new passport" application has to be made, so I'm surpri...
by Pleng
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 40
Views: 2549

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

The Visa Agency accepts copies and as KeyVisa deals with them I'm sure a copy will do. The British Passport Office accepts a copy from Thailand because of the laws here whereas you have to be able to produce your passport when required. Are you sure about this??? When I did my renewal a couple of y...
by Pleng
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

Re: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb

Ok, so that does pretty much cover AirBNB lets then.
by Pleng
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

Re: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb

Does section 15 classify what "hotel business" actually consists of, though?
by Pleng
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: White Board
Topic: Any English speaking people in Hua Hin pls read
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: Any English speaking people in Hua Hin pls read

StevePIraq wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:15 pm
As for your kids wanting to live here that's is totally another issue, what will they do here, how will they get employment. There are not that many 17/18 year old westerners here.
Not to mention the question of why they want to live here when they're already bored just visiting??
by Pleng
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 754
Views: 81818

Re: The Beer Thread

If it's brewed in Cambodia, at a brewery that also brews Cambodian craft beer, is it really Thai craft beer? And who cares anyway? I also saw on their FB page that they eventually hope to brew and sell enough to get the price down to around 70 baht. I hope they do, if the beer's any good. Well Camb...
by Pleng
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing
Replies: 74
Views: 3834

Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

While there are undoubtedly plenty of people who just blast through these crossings thinking "red light doesn't count for me", there's an altogether bigger problem... When the traffic is light you see some of the cars coming through at high speeds, making stopping for the traffic lights once they've...
by Pleng
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 293
Views: 19806

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Unless traded on the new bit coin futures market’s which are traded in dollars, and treated like any commodities trades. Whichever way your trade goes you get your paid out in dollars. Not really... I bought most my coins in GBP and have been paid out in both GBP and THB; not seen a single dollar a...
by Pleng
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 120
Views: 18598

Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

An extract from the article in "coconuts" para 3 'Mahout Yu Yungram, 37, said that he was taking two Chinese tourists on an elephant ride around the orchard when they encountered a dozen other Chinese tourists. Yu said he tried to tell his charges not to go near the elephant, but the tourists began...
by Pleng
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 120
Views: 18598

Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

PeteC wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:29 am
^ If the police investigation indicates otherwise, I'll post a retraction.
So you're just assuming for now?