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by buksida
Mon May 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 436
Views: 55113

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

More figures plucked out of thin air to justify TAT ministers salaries. :roll:

I'd love to see accurate numbers for revenue which is what actually counts at the end of the day.
by buksida
Mon May 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Grab Coming to Hua Hin
Replies: 23
Views: 1151

Re: Grab Coming to Hua Hin

Its here: http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=34161&p=461654#p461654 Anyone figured out why there is such a premium added on to Grab fares? Does the app take that much of a commission from the drivers or are they taking the piss themselves? Only ever used it once to get a cab to Don Muan...
by buksida
Mon May 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand fuel/pump prices
Replies: 37
Views: 7517

Re: Thailand fuel/pump prices

WITHOUT WARNING, FUEL PRICES RISE TO 3-YEAR HIGH Steady hikes to oil prices this month have the transport sector jittery and consumers unhappy they’re no longer notified in advance as the cost per liter rose to the highest level in over three years. After diesel prices increased by more than 2 baht...
by buksida
Mon May 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement
Replies: 57
Views: 3722

Re: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement

Thailand wearies of junta rule, election promise still vague Four years after seizing power, Thailand's junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals. After rifle-toting soldiers overthrew ...
by buksida
Mon May 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: What's Happened To The Water Supply in Hua Hin?
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: What's Happened To The Water in Hua Hin?

Management of the Water Supply at the Local Level Needs Improvements Members of the Hua Hin Municipal Executive have visited and checked the water supply system of The Provincial Waterworks Authority at Khao Sawoei Rat. Their report suggests that treatment of raw water is satisfactory; however impr...
by buksida
Mon May 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 436
Views: 55113

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

We all know those figures are bullshit, made up by the department of Tourism BS to justify their jobs. They include all airport landings, transits, citizens of neighboring countries crossing borders, burmese workers, 90 day visa runners are counted as 4 tourists within a year, any way they can to bo...
by buksida
Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 436
Views: 55113

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Just been down to our beach and I was the only person in sight for 20 kilometers. Every resort on the beach is empty at the moment.

If that isn't a tourist slump I dont know what is. What are things like in Hua Hin?
by buksida
Sun May 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 50
Views: 4655

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Nat Geo are currently running a feature on plastics and their impact on the planet: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/envi ... orplastic/

Lots of scary info there for those that want to ignore the problem or say 'its someone else's job'.
by buksida
Sun May 20, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal
Replies: 22
Views: 1195

Re: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal

I don't for a moment think the junta have the people's interests in mind with this latest crackdown, they don't give a hoot about party houses or how much of a menace they can be. Airbnb - a private company out of Thailand's control - takes 3% commission on bookings. The govt taxes the hell out of h...
by buksida
Fri May 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc
Replies: 88
Views: 23784

Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Correct, you cannot get 1 year extensions at Dansingkhon.
by buksida
Thu May 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Minivan, bus and road accidents
Replies: 687
Views: 80987

Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Van overturns in Korat, 18 hurt Eighteen people were injured when a chartered van taking workers from Rayong home to Roi Et overturned in Nakhon Ratchasima just after midnight Thursday. Police said the accident occurred on Ratchasima-Wang Nam Khiew Road in Pak Thongchai district at 12.30am. Driver ...
by buksida
Thu May 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 14
Views: 1629

Re: Hundreds of foreigners arrested in nationwide crackdown on schools and teachers

Looks like the raids are extending to tourist areas now, and definitely schools getting targeted ... 36 foreigners detained in coordinated raids Thirty-six foreign nationals and one Thai were detained during Tourist Police-led raids on 104 locations across the country in the early hours of Thursday....
by buksida
Thu May 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Thailand's imported wine crackdown
Replies: 51
Views: 2859

Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

:offtopic: This topic is about the price and availability of imported wine in Thailand.

We already have a thread on homebrews and the legality of it here.
by buksida
Thu May 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bangkok Post editor removed from role
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Bangkok Post editor removed from role

Speaking of press crackdowns ... Thai PBS English has not published since the end of April - http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/

A notice came through their RSS feed a couple of weeks ago stating that "there were changes ahead and the site was going offline until further notice". Coincidence?
by buksida
Thu May 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Foreigners in Thailand to be tracked by Defence Ministry
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Foreigners in Thailand to be tracked by Defence Ministry

A computer database is being developed to store information about foreigners to help authorities keep track of them while they are in Thailand, defence spokesman Kong­cheep Tantravanich says. Tourists, investors and migrant workers are the core groups Thai security authorities want to better monitor...