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by pitsch
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Immigration to introduce 90 day reporting online
Replies: 266
Views: 35528

Re: Immigration to introduce 90 day reporting online

After not succeeding online I made my 90 days report at Blueport. I asked the officer about the online report and he just smiled and said "dont work". But it was much more expensive at Blueport, because we ate at a restaurant (Wine Connection, very good) and did some shopping of specialities at Gour...
by pitsch
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Most practical and least expensive way to transfer large funds to Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 1289

Re: Most practical and least expensive way to transfer large funds to Thailand?

I just looked at Transferwise. The fees rise with the amount of money you send. For small amounts it might be cheaper than other transactions, but for larger sums it is more expensive.
by pitsch
Wed May 30, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Immigration to introduce 90 day reporting online
Replies: 266
Views: 35528

Re: Immigration to introduce 90 day reporting online

Today I tried again the 90 day reporting online, but it did not work. There came a message that I should visit the immigration office. Last time it worked online for me.
by pitsch
Sat May 12, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: GPS for Honda CRV
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: GPS for Honda CRV

e.g. if you want to go to Bangkok, you put in your destination as long as you are at home connected to internet, maybe some weeks before you go. Then when you go you will have the complete route available offline, but no traffic information. Then the Bangkok map is stored locally and next time you c...
by pitsch
Sat May 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: GPS for Honda CRV
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: GPS for Honda CRV

I use the "here" app, which is free and can be used offline. You just have to use an address in the region you want to go online once before.
by pitsch
Thu May 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Grab Coming to Hua Hin
Replies: 38
Views: 2354

Re: Grab Coming to Hua Hin

Grab is changing the rates very drastically dependant on the demand and the time of the day
by pitsch
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Police protection racket?
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Police protection racket?

I have a house in pranburi. 1 week ago two policeman in uniform came by and told us they would protect us if we pay them 1000 Baht per month. As far as i understood we could call them in the night if we see burglars on our property and they would come. Implicing that they would not come if we dont p...
by pitsch
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Airport VIP Bus to and from Hua Hin
Replies: 379
Views: 54022

Re: Airport VIP Bus to and from Hua Hin

Last time I was in the Regent Suvarnabhumi Hotel for less than 800 Baht including free transfer from and to the Airport. Room was simple but quiet.
by pitsch
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18
Replies: 28
Views: 4002

Re: AirAsia to fly to Hua Hin from May 18

I booked already a flight today for August. 2506.80 Baht for both directions +180 seat selection +180 for credit card payment. I hope it will be in service for a longer time than the other ones in the past.
by pitsch
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Heavy crackdown looms on Uber, ride-sharing apps
Replies: 14
Views: 4401

Re: Heavy crackdown looms on Uber, ride-sharing apps

In Bangkok I used Uber and Grab. On a short drive Uber was 40 Baht and Grab 112 Baht. On a longer drive Uber was nearly 600 Baht and Grab was 308 Baht. Both adjust their fees to the demand at the time of booking.
by pitsch
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Hua Hin Kite Festival, March 23-25 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2954

Re: Hua Hin Kite Festival, March 23-25 2018

It is a kite festival, not kite surfing.
by pitsch
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 10 year visas now available, can somebody tell immigration
Replies: 21
Views: 2631

Re: 10 year visas now available, can somebody tell immigration

End of January, when I made my 1 year extension (retirement) I asked the officer about this visa. Only to see, if he knows about it. I dont have the money to make it. And he knew a lot about it. You can apply in Thailand, but you must have the 3 Million Baht already one year on an account and you ha...
by pitsch
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Background colour for visa photo
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Background colour for visa photo

I made my one year extension on friday and submitted photos with blue background. No problem, but another officer might have another opinion.
by pitsch
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?
Replies: 44
Views: 3054

Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Yesterday my plane landed at the airport at 4:05 pm very near to the immigration. With cabin baggage only and the priority lane I was at the bus station at 4:20 (new record), but the 4:30 bus was already fully booked. Fortunately I had a ticket for the 6pm bus, because it was also fully booked. The ...
by pitsch
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Soi 94 map
Replies: 183
Views: 48363

Re: Soi 94 map

More than half of the bars and restaurants have gone or changed owners. I wonder why people still think they can make profit in this business.