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by Bristolian
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Explosion In Bangkok
Replies: 22
Views: 6377

Re: Explosion In Bangkok

StevePIraq — 'Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
by Bristolian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 29
Views: 6249

Re: Flashing headlights

Far too long ago, a company that I worked for insisted that anyone who was based on the road took an advanced driving course and test which resulted hopefully in an advanced driving license and reduced insurance costs for them. I took the course and advanced driving test with the London MET. This wa...
by Bristolian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Comic Video Clips
Replies: 156
Views: 21155

Re: Comic Video Clips

Gotta love the way he handled it. No messing, no excuse me sir, no questions about religion, political alignment.

You're Nicked!

Reminds me of my youth. Don't mess with the local bobby!! No questions!!
by Bristolian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Engineering and Science
Replies: 5
Views: 3592

Re: Engineering and Science

We watch Thai news every day. They never have any Engineering and Science related things. Just Entertainment, Fashion, Farming, etc. How do kids get inspired to achieve if there are no role models? You are of course correct and there is little innovation in Thailandgenerally. I personally don't see...
by Bristolian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hua Hin Hospital - 194M Baht Debt
Replies: 9
Views: 3829

Re: Hua Hin Hospital - 194M Baht Debt

Not only is the fund under funded (does that even make sense?) but the funding is focussed in the wrong areas. The LOS was pleased to announce that they now have enough trained doctors/medically trained professionals for the next 20 years, I believe. I would need to check the reports for a reference...
by Bristolian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Air con operating manual
Replies: 4
Views: 3118

Re: Air con operating manual

Why not give them a call on their hotline 02 832 1999. Might be Thai only but I'm sure you can get someone local to help if this is an issue.
by Bristolian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Hua Hin Chocolate Factory?
Replies: 14
Views: 5891

Re: Hua Hin Chocolate Factory?

Very surprised that Subway Thailand haven't intoduced a chocolate Sub. Chinese design of course :D
by Bristolian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 163
Views: 16074

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

4.0 is here and hard for retailers or manufacturers to ignore. If they do ignore it they are history. Thailand is not well placed, educated or driven to accept this. Anyone who has spent any time in China recently will start to see what the future will bring. Staying at a friend's condo they had run...
by Bristolian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 54
Views: 8195

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

On my weekly migration twixt BKK and HH, today, I must have passed more than a dozen pick-ups with passengers in the rear. Most were builders getting their transport home but a few were just normal passengers. At one stage a highway patrol car slowly passed me to make a U turn and in front of me was...
by Bristolian
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Red Bull exec's kid arrested for fatal running over of cop
Replies: 107
Views: 20322

Re: Red Bull exec's kid arrested for fatal running over of cop

I must admit, I'm quite surprised the prime minister has not stepped in, even if only to try and show that HE is the one with power and that he wants everyone to be treated equally. :cuss: As the old saying goes, "He who pays the piper....." You would hope that as the international press has a hold...
by Bristolian
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Belgian businessman jumps to death from Hua Hin hotel
Replies: 15
Views: 7189

Re: Belgian businessman jumps to death from Hua Hin hotel

^^ agreed but it's not only Pattaya it's also very common in BKK and Phuket where I believe they have their own designated flight paths. This guy sadly missed the ground airbag by 3 metres. Must have been really tough for the rescue teams and those who tried to talk him down and finally failed to sa...
by Bristolian
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Belgian businessman jumps to death from Hua Hin hotel
Replies: 15
Views: 7189

Belgian businessman jumps to death from Hua Hin hotel

Belgian businessman jumps to death from Hua Hin hotel http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30311121 A Belgian real estate developer jumped to his death from the roof of a seven-storey hotel in Hua Hin on Saturday night, police said. The man died despite authorities placing a large airb...
by Bristolian
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Condo glut weighs on project launches
Replies: 1
Views: 4006

Condo glut weighs on project launches

Condo glut weighs on project launches http://www.bangkokpost.com/print/1225952 A surfeit of unsold condominium units in the resort towns of Cha-am and Hua Hin will continue to slow the launch of new projects this year, says property consultant Knight Frank Thailand. The agency estimates there are f...
by Bristolian
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: 50-year leases likely for foreigners
Replies: 6
Views: 4438

Re: 50-year leases likely for foreigners

If ever this becomes law there will be so many strings attached it will look like the groom's wrist at a Thai wedding. Wait until full details are published. The Thai reasons for not doing it outweigh the benifits. House prices would increase and price out the Thai buyer who of course wants to own t...
by Bristolian
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 54
Views: 8195

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

I think it's a great initiative but without enforcement it means very little. It's timed to reduce the death toll at Songkran but doesn't tackle enforcement of the law regarding motorcycle helmets and the figures prove that the majority of road deaths at Songkran will be motorcyclists. I applaud the...