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by Pleng
Sun May 20, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 14
Views: 1652

Re: 80 foreigners arrested in nationwide crackdown on schools and teachers

a photo copy of your passport and visa can be folded up and carried quite easily. I keep a copy in the car. If you're carrying around a copy of your passport make sure you include a copy of the page with your latest immigration stamp, and not just the photo page, as the photo page doesn't confirm t...
by Pleng
Wed May 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 93
Views: 4466

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

I can't actually recall ever being given the wrong amount of change in Thailand, other than at a few Mom and Pop shops. Of course, it is always an innocent mistake, but it does intrigue me as to how these innocent mistakes never result in me being handed too much change. It only ever in the shop ow...
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: 2684

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: 732

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: 489

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: 6673

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: 6673

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: 2808

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: 2808

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: 4410

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: 4410

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: 1466

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: 780
Views: 84162

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: 4214

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: 309
Views: 23085

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...