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by buksida
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal
Replies: 39
Views: 3211

Re: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal

That is all any of this is about - the Junta wants their cut.
by buksida
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Hua Hin Condo owners fined for short term rentals
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

Re: Hua Hin Condo owners fined for short term rentals

Right, Expedia are just a booking agent that takes commissions, similar to Airbnb. They have no authority over the authorities in this country.
by buksida
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Good, reasonably priced wine
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Good, reasonably priced wine

The boxed wine in Thailand is overpriced fruit juice.

You can get reasonable bottled wines in Villa Market, 2 litre bottles from 500-800 baht. My favourite is the Italian Rosso at 599.
by buksida
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Can I divert my thai mobile number to uk mobile?
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Can I divert my thai mobile number to uk mobile?

Not sure if this is possible but I just used a dual SIM phone with both Thai and UK SIMS in it when I needed the Thai one in the UK.

Be aware though that AIS roaming charges are astronomical - you will need to top up with thousands before you go.
by buksida
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises

10 Hua Hin hotels using ‘fake licences’ face closure Deputy Prachuap Khiri Khan governor Pongphan Wichiansamut confirmed on Saturday that 10 Hua Hin hotels operating with fake hotel licences could be shut down. The deputy governor said he had held a meeting with representatives from several agencie...
by buksida
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 313
Views: 25021

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

Thailand Unveils Details of Crypto Regulations, Legalizing 7 Cryptocurrencies The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand has unveiled the details of the country’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, including licensing requirements, fees, and a list of seve...
by buksida
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 96
Views: 7043

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Thailand eyes 50 percent cut of plastic garbage in seas in 9 years Thailand aims to reduce plastic in the seas by 50 percent in the next nine years and to cut down the use of plastic bags among the Thai people to only two bags per person per day instead of an average of eight plastic bags a day, sa...
by buksida
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

E-waste plant fight hits home Until a month ago, Somsri Wichianchai, a villager of Ban Klong Song in Chachoengsao's Plaeng Yao district, had to keep the windows of her house sealed to escape the acrid smell caused by waste recycling factories nearby. Ms Somsri's house was often blanketed by a cloud...
by buksida
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Isle Of Man TT
Replies: 8
Views: 3144

Re: Isle Of Man TT

Not a fan of Michael Dunlop so great to see Peter Hickman take the Senior TT - and break the lap record with 135.452 mph!
by buksida
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Visitors barred from Pa La-u waterfall due to heavy rains
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Visitors barred from Pa La-u waterfall due to heavy rains

The Pa-La-u waterfall in Prachuap Khiri Khan province has been indefinitely closed due to the danger to visitors from the run-offs following days of heavy rains. Mana Phermphool, chief of the Kaeng Krachan National Park, said days of heavy rains over the Tanaosri Mountains had made it dangerous for ...
by buksida
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Thailand's top three mobile operators sued for overcharging
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Thailand's top three mobile operators sued for overcharging

The nation’s No. 1 telecom said Thursday that it has complied with all regulations in response to a class-action lawsuit filed against the top three mobile network operators for overcharging customers. AIS said it in a statement that it has followed the rules set forth by the National Telecommunicat...
by buksida
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 313
Views: 25021

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

Thailand’s Central Bank Eyes Creating Its Own Digital Currency for Interbank Settlements The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is considering issuing its own cryptocurrency, the bank’s governor revealed in a speech June 5. In his keynote on Thai economic development at Nomura Investment Forum Asia (NIFA) in S...
by buksida
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 200
Views: 27202

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Facebook admits privacy settings 'bug' affecting 14 million users Facebook acknowledged Thursday a software glitch that changed the settings of some 14 million users, potentially making some posts public even if they were intended to be private. The news marked the latest in a series of privacy emb...
by buksida
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Junta to spend billions on satellites, accused of building spy network
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Junta to spend billions on satellites, accused of building spy network

SATELLITE DEAL WHISTLEBLOWER THREATENED WITH LAWSUIT A top junta figure is mulling legal action against a transparency activist who accused the government of illegally planning to acquire an expensive satellite network to spy on its citizens. Through a spokesman, Gen. Prajin Juntong, who serves as ...
by buksida
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 470
Views: 58619

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

I don't think we can count Bangkok weekend warriors as 'tourists' - though TAT probably does.

Hua Hin is always rammo at weekends, its virtually a suburb of Bangkok now.