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by hhfarang
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tourist crackdown: tourist visa holders being asked to show 20,000 baht in cash entering Thailand
Replies: 18
Views: 2852

Re: Tourist crackdown: tourist visa holders being asked to show 20,000 baht in cash entering Thailand

In my opinion it would seem more of a deterrent aimed at local Asians, Cambodian, Viet, Laos, Myanmar. According to these articles it is an attempt to cut down on broke backpackers coming into the country. That would probably be mostly young western tourists. https://nypost.com/2017/07/20/thailand-...
by hhfarang
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Buddhism in crisis?
Replies: 34
Views: 2101

Former Monk Wanted On Child Sex Charges To Return To Thailand

"Wirapol Sukphol fled to the U.S. after being expelled from the monkhood in 2013. https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/596e2a271a00003400dbf596.png?cache=g041a8nebu&ops=scalefit_720_noupscale The former monk, wanted on criminal charges, is seen riding in a private airplane in a video released in 201...
by hhfarang
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

"Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses involving trafficking and taking bribes in the case involving migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh. He had held a position with responsibility for keeping out and expelling migrants who entered Thailand illegally. Because he was a government...
by hhfarang
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Macaques being sterilised at Hua Hin tourist spot
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Macaques being sterilised at Hua Hin tourist spot

You didn't have to feed those monkeys in the past. They would just take the food from you. They stole food from two guests I took up there. One was a young lady who bought an ice cream on a stick from a shack at the bottom of the mountain only to have it violently taken from her moments later. The M...
by hhfarang
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Whole lotta Thailand: 77 things to do in 77 provinces
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Whole lotta Thailand: 77 things to do in 77 provinces

http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140430121847-tourists-traps---khao-san-road-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg "To help get your wanderlust juices flowing, here's a list of all 77 and some of their top attractions. Keep in mind the capital city of each province goes by the same name. For example...
by hhfarang
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Australian man dies in parasailing accident in Thailand
Replies: 28
Views: 3054

Australian man dies in parasailing accident in Thailand

"PHUKET, Thailand – A businessman from Australia fell 70 meters (230 feet) to his death while parasailing in southern Thailand, police said Thursday. Roger John Hussey was briefly conscious when medics reached him Wednesday, but he died shortly afterward in a hospital, said police Lt. Col. Pichai So...
by hhfarang
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand's high-speed train project underway
Replies: 179
Views: 32171

Re: Thailand's high-speed train project underway

"Thailand approves US$5.1 billion high speed rail project supplied by China Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha government has approved the start of construction of a US$5 billion (S$6.9 billion) high-speed train project, to be developed by China. Bangkok to the northeastern province of Nakhon Rat...
by hhfarang
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Koh Tao police to reopen death case of Belgian tourist
Replies: 34
Views: 4655

Re: Koh Tao police to reopen death case of Belgian tourist

europtimiste wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:39 pm
I forgot the worst: Those in real estate business.
Now you've gone and done it. You've written a post that I agree with 100%! :D
by hhfarang
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Linux "Endless OS"
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: Linux "Endless OS"

buksida, would you recommend Linux Mint for a novice who uses only, internet search & email? I've been using win 7 for years and it's become annoying. handrummer, I've tried several linux distributions and they all take a little getting used to if you've mainly been a windows person, but once you u...
by hhfarang
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Koh Tao police to reopen death case of Belgian tourist
Replies: 34
Views: 4655

Re: Koh Tao police to reopen death case of Belgian tourist

There are still some unexplained parts to this case. Why was she travelling with an assumed identity? Was the fire at her bungalow connected with her death? How did her bags get on the ferry to Chumpon? ... etc. I guess we'll never know the answers to any of those questions. A strange case with lots...
by hhfarang
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Labour Ministry: migrant visa and work permit violators threaten Thai lives
Replies: 26
Views: 4318

New Thai labor rules send migrant workers packing for home

http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/world/2017/07/03/new-thai-labor-rules-send-migrant-workers-packing-for-home/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.png/876/493/1499077673640.png?ve=1&tl=1 BANGKOK – Fearful that Thailand's new labor rules will get them into trouble, te...
by hhfarang
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok to close
Replies: 7
Views: 3541

Re: Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok to close

That's where I stayed on my very first trip to Bangkok 36 years ago... as a superb hotel back then.
by hhfarang
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 922
Views: 55080

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

For luck’s sake: coins tossed in engine delay flight http://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/2017/06/for-lucks-sake-coins-tossed-in-engine-delays-flight/ A passenger flight in China was delayed for nearly six hours after an elderly woman threw coins into its jet engine for good luck. The woman, named ...
by hhfarang
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Foreign Bars - are you welcome?
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

hhfarang, I lived in northwest florida, known as lower Alabama, for 19 years. I lived in Calif., off and on, for over 20 years, Chicago for 6 years and have spent time in NY city. the people in the last three places are amongst the friendliest I'm met anywhere. The south is my least favorite place ...
by hhfarang
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Foreign Bars - are you welcome?
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

you can go to any western country and not be "treated with courtesy." try a café in the French countryside, north Germany, the U.S. south, midwest or nearly any small town. Foreigners are neither wanted nor welcome, or in the U.S. south, if you're not from there you're a foreigner. I have to disagr...