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by mwbrown
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Tira Tirra or Baan Klang Condos
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Tira Tirra or Baan Klang Condos

I live in Tira Tiraa year-round, have been here for 4 years. I can easily say it's very, very quiet in the hallways and generally everywhere. Our owners and renters are generally older folks so never any screaming children in the pool. There is a pay Wifi system with two routers per hallway. You buy...
by mwbrown
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Roller Skating in Hua Hin
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Roller Skating in Hua Hin

Yep, I walked past it today, just to the right of the cinema refreshment counter. Looks like fun for kids and adventurous adults.
by mwbrown
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 215
Views: 11899

Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

I did pretty well last year but I think a monkey throwing darts at the wall could do better than me this year. Damn!
by mwbrown
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 122
Views: 5665

Re: Electric Cars

Yes, the charging station is at the PEA office. I made a video about it here:
by mwbrown
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 122
Views: 5665

Re: Electric Cars

A car has been spotted in town with a sign "Hua Hin EV Charging Station". I suspect the charger is at the PEA office, I'll check it out soon, but if anybody spots the car, please ask the driver where the charger is and post back here. Thanks!
by mwbrown
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: El Toro Loco bar closed?
Replies: 68
Views: 8840

Re: El Toro Loco bar closed?

I saw Cartoon outside the new Soi 94 site last week, he said the contractor doing the work told him they need between 1 and 2 more weeks to complete, so looking like July 28 to August 4.
by mwbrown
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tessaban Hua Hin, blue book to get ID card?
Replies: 32
Views: 2589

Re: Tessaban Hua Hin

I just got my Pink card at the Tessaban on Monday. I handed them my passport, blue book and yellow book but they only wanted my yellow book. They took a picture and both thumb prints and handed me the card after about 30 minutes total. Cost was 60 baht. I found them very friendly and helpful.
by mwbrown
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 215
Views: 11899

Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

As a side note, Alonso retired from the Indianapolis 500 with just a few laps to go due to Honda engine failure. Honda should simply get out of the racing game. No racing engine they've produced is reliable. :cuss: Alonso was in the lead shortly, and I think 7th when he retired. Pete :cheers: http:...
by mwbrown
Thu May 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport
Replies: 176
Views: 24635

Re: New Hua Hin Immigration and passport office

I was at the grand opening event on Tuesday May 9. Lots of officials and pictures and flowers and speeches in Thai. They did say however, several times in English that they will do 4 services: 1) "Visa Extension" which we all know is really Extension of Stay 2) Re-Entry Permit 3) 90 Day Report 4) Re...
by mwbrown
Thu May 11, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Canadians in Hua Hin?
Replies: 5
Views: 3344

Re: Canadians in Hua Hin?

Canadian, but on a retirement visa, not working.
by mwbrown
Thu May 11, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Smartphone App for Hua Hin Immigration
Replies: 10
Views: 3613

Re: Smartphone App for Hua Hin Immigration

You scan their QR barcode with a QR scanner app or the one built into Line and it gives you your queue number. I tested a scan at the grand opening event but didn't follow through to see how the whole process works.
by mwbrown
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Hua Hin Chocolate Factory?
Replies: 14
Views: 5602

Re: Hua Hin Chocolate Factory?

I've been there twice now. Full menu with Thai and Western food, high quality but as others have said a little pricy. I had a chocolate dessert the first time, delicious. I somehow managed to escape the second time without dessert. I'll definitely go back.
by mwbrown
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport
Replies: 176
Views: 24635

Re: New Hua Hin Immigration and passport office

A while back there was a sign in English on the white plywood in front of the upcoming Immigration office in BluPort. I checked again last week and the sign was gone, white plywood still up and no sing of any construction progress. So, I wonder if this will actually happen.
by mwbrown
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thai electric car
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Re: Thai electric car

I converted a Porsche 914 to full electric drive but it sits in storage back home until they drop the tax on importing electrics, if it ever happens. I don't want to sell it but I can't wait forever for the government to understand the value of cheap electric cars here.
by mwbrown
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: VPN Recommendations
Replies: 86
Views: 13135

Re: RE: Re: VPN Recommendations

georgy wrote:
Big Boy wrote:No I can't - a white screen instead of the usual green though.
Read it with Opera browser. You can set VPN mode there. Works excellent
I agree, the built-in VPN in the Opera browser is easy and much faster than the VPN service I used to pay for.