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Common topics, please read before posting.

Post by Lev » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:44 pm

Since we get a lot of repeated posts and requests on this board I've decided to summarise the topics that keep cropping up time after time. Newbies please read through these posts if your question is concerning the following:

Taxi and travel to/from Bangkok:
Minivan to Bangkok
Taxi from Bangkok
Taxi from Bangkok
General transport info

Hua Hin Airport:
BKK - HH Air shuttle service
Hua Hin Airport
Hua Hin Airport
General transport info

Renting houses:
House hunting
Looking for somewhere to rent
Paying deposits and getting them back

Furnishing houses:
Where to buy furniture
Furnishing a new house
Kitchen fitters

Buying houses:
Buying your dream home, or a nightmare?
To buy or not to buy - the housing debate
Hua Hin property listings

Schools:
Day care for nippers
Thai education system
Schools
Somtawin school

Internet connection:
ADSL rates and providers
Dial up connections and telephone lines
Internet banking

Guest friendly hotels:
Guest friendly hotels
General hotel questions and answers

Massage:
Massage

Services:
Dentists
Cable TV

General Hua Hin life:
Housing, land and schools
Shops in Hua Hin
What does Hua Hin need?
Cost of living in Hua Hin

Some of the info in these threads maybe a little dated so try out the Search Function to find what you're looking for.

Feel free to add to this list.
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Great idea

Post by Moto Guzzi Bob » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:07 am

:thumb:
What an excellent idea! Some of you guys do a lot of work which is greatly appreciated.
Thanks from me and a lot of others!
:cheers:
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Nah, must be more to it!

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Post by Lev » Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:54 am

Updated.

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good idea

Post by H2ODunc » Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:45 pm

Well done guys one click and most of the things posters are looking for right there. Again WELL DONE :thumb:

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Post by a10ams » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:09 am

Great section ...... saves a lot of time trawling through the old posts. Thanks.

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Hope to move to Hua Hin shortly

Post by janeria » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:38 pm

Hi Guys - I have kept abreast of the threads on the forum for some months now and am grateful to all wisdom, expertise and wit contributed by you all.

We are hoping to move to Hua Hin from the UK in the next few months (will be applying for the retirement visas when we arrive and looking to buy property in due course). I am sure you have been asked this question on countless occasions but is there anything that I should be looking to take (no matter how trivial or small) which is difficult to obtain in Thailand ?

Many thanks in ancipation of your responses !

:D
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Post by JimmyGreaves » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:05 am

MONEY!

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Post by Jockey » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:46 pm

:twisted: Where can I find a summary of all the topics that keep cropping up time after time?

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Post by janeria » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:03 pm

Hi and before you shoot me - money I have thought of and I have tried to find the information before posting the query. :)
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Post by Norseman » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:34 pm

It's a very difficult question to answer Janeria.
You will be able to obtain almost everything in Bangkok, but unfortunately not the same assortment in Hua Hin.
Things and gear that is specific for UK will often be a problem to purchase here.
The only way to find out is to move here and find out for yourself I'm afraid.
Then ask visitors and friends to bring the items.
You will later find out that you are able to buy that particularly item in Bangkok, but it's often very difficult to find that shop.
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Re: Hope to move to Hua Hin shortly

Post by Jockey » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:54 pm

janeria wrote:Hi Guys - I have kept abreast of the threads on the forum for some months now and am grateful to all wisdom, expertise and wit contributed by you all.

We are hoping to move to Hua Hin from the UK in the next few months (will be applying for the retirement visas when we arrive and looking to buy property in due course). I am sure you have been asked this question on countless occasions but is there anything that I should be looking to take (no matter how trivial or small) which is difficult to obtain in Thailand ?

Many thanks in ancipation of your responses !

:D
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Post by janeria » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:26 pm

Thanks for your comments, much appreciated. It seems to me that if in doubt and it is an item I really cannot do without bring it with me (female logic) and it would seem including oxo cubes, can of guiness and anything else I can think of! Thanks also for the advice on the visa but we were aware of that and are applying shortly to the Consul in Hull. Hoping to make the final move in May. I had heard from a third party some months ago that there was some talk about extending leases to 99 years or so but have not seen anything in the Bangkok Post, although I could well have missed it. Is there any further news on this ?
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Post by JimmyGreaves » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:27 pm

I can't seem to find any shamrock seeds so I'm taking them with me next time for mucho chock dee.

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Post by Norseman » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:31 pm

Leases in Thailand is a max of 30 yrs.
No more I'm afraid.
I intend to live forever - so far so good.

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Post by janeria » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:49 pm

Thanks - you have confirmed what I thought to be the case, although as I said somebody did mention to me that they thought the Government were going to introduce longer leases in February. It seems that has not happened then - sit tight and wait and see!
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