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by charlesh
Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand is among world’s 10 biggest water users
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Thailand is among world’s 10 biggest water users

Yeap Thai mentality - it comes from the sky (read gods) and should be free!
PS i don't agree that you should jack up prices to pay for some fat executives pay or bonuses either!
by charlesh
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Photo trip report: Penang and Langkawi, Malaysia
Replies: 38
Views: 2625

Re: Photo trip report: Penang and Langkawi, Malaysia

When I first visited LOS and Malaysia in the 70's both were on a par. Now Malaysia a good step ahead in all ways except for the post mahathir period where "masuk melayu" was the theme and anything western was to be viewed with suspicion. The last election on Penang saw a changing of the guard and th...
by charlesh
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Profits of Fast Food Restaurants in Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 2453

Re: The Profits of Fast Food Restaurants in Thailand

What's the bet that the hi so's that dole out the overpriced franchises get the largest piece of cake!!
by charlesh
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: HH to Butterworth by train -- no changing needed?
Replies: 33
Views: 7122

Re: HH to Butterworth by train -- no changing needed?

B/w is a hole however just across the way is Penang a jewell! You can create your own concert surrounded by some of the best nosh in SE asia.
by charlesh
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Minivan, bus and road accidents
Replies: 592
Views: 71615

Re: Minivan and bus accidents

Passing on the left in a service.emergency stop lane, merging left without signalling, failing to stop at an accident, unsafe load and that's just for starters.
Everyone knows that Thais are not alone in thinking that they are Ayrton Senna (but then he's dead).
by charlesh
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Like Somalia - Thailand is a Lawless Country
Replies: 46
Views: 3568

Re: Like Somalia - Thailand is a Lawless Country

There is a huge exodus of Somalis nowadays. Must have some down right ugly camels, goats and asses back home in the mud hut!
by charlesh
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smuggling Rice to Thailand: Like Coals to Newcastle
Replies: 34
Views: 2477

Re: Smuggling Rice to Thailand: Like Coals to Newcastle

Maybe they should try China. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black when it comes to the old sideways fling! China has canceled a deal to buy more than a million tons of rice from Thailand due to a probe into the beleaguered Thai government's subsidies for rice growers. Thai Commerce Minister N...
by charlesh
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: The Burma/Myanmar Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 23925

Re: The Burma/Myanmar Thread

What about the visa buksida ?
by charlesh
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Just Been Made a Fool By Bangkok Hospital
Replies: 33
Views: 7722

Re: Just Been Made a Fool By Bangkok Hospital :-)

Check the use by dates for things purchased at other outlets. I found that my eye drops for daily use was 1 year out of date!
by charlesh
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Beware Russian ATM SCAM !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Beware Russian ATM SCAM !!

There are also devices to detect those cards with RFID chips in them incl. exp dates . Sometimes a scrawled signature for those debit/credit cards will suffice for a 1 off scam.
by charlesh
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 972
Views: 44369

Re: Global Warming 2

Yes Homer I had to have a laugh at that one too. The ice pack is thicker than their expectations. PS the "scientists" also include an Australian Greens senator ha, ha. The latest weather stats in Oz include a comment on the number of days above average for the year albeit it by dec. points of a degr...
by charlesh
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Big Thanks to Market Village for my 6.30am Wake Up Call!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 3907

Re: Big Thanks to Market Village for my 6.30am Wake Up Call!

Could be worse - you could be next to a mosque and if the wailing doesn't get to you then the pyrotechnics might!
by charlesh
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Prachuap Khiri Khan City Pillar Shrine
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Re: Prachuap Khiri Khan City Pillar Shrine

Interesting style - very reminiscent of Khmer or Dravidian architecture
by charlesh
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Querying Utility Bills
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Re: Querying Utility Bills

Yeap cheap plastic piping with dodgy glue compounded by uneven pressure put in by untrained workers, air "embolisms", dirt and other suspended matter can all lead to the dodgy meter going haywire then of course there are the bivalves which seem quite contented living in the system. The overland pipi...
by charlesh
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: The Burma/Myanmar Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 23925

Re: The Burma/Myanmar Thread

saudia arabia have deported apparently 100,000 illegal Ethiopians and they are a member of the UNHCR ha, ha , ha. And now the Yanks want to upset a good friend in Thailand to support a bunch of illegals from Bangladesh and their dodgy alliances in the UN.