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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: 4631

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: 1150

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: 23770

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: 80965

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: 1598

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: 2854

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: 1114

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: 305

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...
by buksida
Thu May 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Movies at Hua Hin Cinema
Replies: 699
Views: 82106

Re: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Movies at Hua Hin Cinema

FYI I took the kids to see the new avengers movie. MV was only in Thai as was most of their listings.

Bluport is a far superior setup, more movies, more in English and cheaper than MV. They are two different companies I believe.
by buksida
Wed May 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bangkok Post editor removed from role
Replies: 21
Views: 1114

Re: Bangkok Post editor removed from role

Press freedom in Thailand ... now that's a joke!
by buksida
Wed May 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Minivan, bus and road accidents
Replies: 687
Views: 80965

Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

13 injured in a thriller movie-like van crash Thirteen people were injured when their passenger van crashed into a truck trailer, wedged there and was dragged along the road as the truckie tried to shake it off. Passenger Darika Phimphaeng told police the van driver had tried to overtake the traile...
by buksida
Tue May 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 309
Views: 23030

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

Is the 15% capital gains tax being enforced now? VS Not yet AFAIK, “BX is relentlessly working to allocate all the information about tax capital gains 15% to our customers,” the exchange said in a statement to Asia Times. “But in the meantime, we’re still waiting for the Revenue Department and rela...
by buksida
Tue May 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 309
Views: 23030

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

Government u-turn? Haven't we seen this before ?! Govt to waive VAT on personal cryptocurrency earnings The Revenue Department will waive value-added tax for people trading in cryptocurrencies on exchange markets approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A new law governing cryptocur...
by buksida
Tue May 15, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 309
Views: 23030

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

Crypto-tax ‘will hit economy’ Taxation threatens to hamper startups, sec is told, as it seeks to regulate digital assets NEW TAX measures aimed at curbing the Thai initial coin offering (ICO) market will adversely affect the economy as the measures could drive investors and entrepreneurs overseas, ...
by buksida
Mon May 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18
Replies: 23
Views: 3005

Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Hua Hin airport ready for first flight from Kuala Lumpur Hua Hin airport in southern Thailand has been ready for the first passenger flight from Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur on upcoming Friday, said airport director Aphisit Ubonkomut Monday. Hua Hin airport, about 200 km south of Bangkok, is sch...