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by hhfarang
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Australian man dies in parasailing accident in Thailand
Replies: 28
Views: 3216

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: 32714

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: 4853

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: 1480

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: 4853

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: 4425

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: 11
Views: 4312

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: 937
Views: 56508

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: 1696

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: 1696

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...
by hhfarang
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ex-communists pocket cash benefits in Thai amnesty deal
Replies: 7
Views: 1881

Ex-communists pocket cash benefits in Thai amnesty deal

"Final payouts made as part of agreement with government that led to the surrender of 80,000 party members in 1980. The government of Thailand has distributed cash benefits to former members of the now defunct Communist party in the final stage of an amnesty deal. More than 6,000 former Communist pa...
by hhfarang
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand King Vajiralongkorn shot at with air pistol
Replies: 0
Views: 1767

Thailand King Vajiralongkorn shot at with air pistol

"The authorities in Germany say the King of Thailand was unhurt when two teenage boys shot at him in the dark with an air pistol. King Maha Vajiralongkorn - who spends much of his time in Germany - was cycling late at night with his entourage near Munich airport. The boys - aged 13 and 14 - shot at ...
by hhfarang
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bomb strikes Bangkok hospital on coup anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 3293

Re: Bomb strikes Bangkok hospital on coup anniversary

"Alleged Thai bomber says he did it to defy army government BANGKOK – A man arrested over the bombing of an army hospital in Bangkok said Tuesday that he carried out the attack that wounded 21 people as an act of resistance against Thailand's ruling military junta, his criticisms of the government o...
by hhfarang
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Why can't Farangs stop complaining?
Replies: 23
Views: 3660

Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaining?

Let it be, enjoy life and stop complaining! If you can’t do that go back to your own country and good riddance. I did just that two and a half years ago and it's the best decision I ever made. Yeah, taxes are a bit higher (and health care a lot higher), but every other aspect of life is way better ...
by hhfarang
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Whale Shark off Bang Saphan
Replies: 17
Views: 6021

Re: Whale Shark off Bang Saphan

That's clear water for a whale shark. Great photo op for divers or snorkellers!