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by mwbrown
Thu May 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport
Replies: 118
Views: 12761

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: 2
Views: 900

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: 1193

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: 2369

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: 118
Views: 12761

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: 1644

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: 81
Views: 8493

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.
by mwbrown
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 265
Views: 10914

Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Lindosfan had the best race with 24.5 points, and a new record for highest points for a race this season. Our final standings are RZR, Parahandy and MWBrown, with Pitsch tied for third with 320 points, but the place going to MWBrown based upon type of points achieved. Special mention to Parahandy f...
by mwbrown
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 265
Views: 10914

Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Rosberg wins and gets closer to the Championship, Mercedes clinches the Constructors title, Hamilton has a bad start and falls to 8th before finishing third. http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/37595520 Lindosfan had the best race with 19 points. The top three remain RZR, Parahandy and Pitsch, with P...
by mwbrown
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Hua Hin Bluport Mall news, events and updates
Replies: 226
Views: 31974

Re: Hua Hin Bluport Mall news and updates

I didn't see a doors-open time for opening day so I messaged them on their Facebook page. They told me the opening hours are 10 AM to 10 PM.
by mwbrown
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Labua development
Replies: 33
Views: 9763

Re: Labua development

La Bua is being developed by the two Danish guys who own the 2nd Home property agency in town. I bought my condo through them and they also run the rental program in my condo. I find they are great guys, just stop in the office or go out to La Bua and talk with them and see for yourself.
by mwbrown
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Just had the worst dining experience in 20 + years of coming to Hua hin
Replies: 27
Views: 4937

Re: Just had the worst dining experience in 20 + years of coming to Hua hin

My friends and I had an equally horrible meal on a Wednesday night. It was extremely slow even though only one other table in the place, they forgot to prepare my meal until I asked if it was coming soon after waiting for an hour, brought me the wrong dish twice (!) and forgot my tasteless nan after...
by mwbrown
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 265
Views: 10914

Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Hamilton couldn't pull it off this time after a bad start. Rosberg wins narrowing Hamilton's championship lead to just 2 points. http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/37270833 Mwbrown had the best race with 19.5 points. The top 3 remain RZR, Parahandy and Pitsch with the gaps narrowing. 1 - redzonerock...
by mwbrown
Mon May 23, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Tennisplayer wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: Tennisplayer wanted

Click the little Contact box in my info box to the right side of this comment. Hi. I am 50+ and willing to find tennis players in Hua Hin where I live most of the year. I would be very pleased to play with your group. If you are still interested in meeting other tennis players please contact me and...
by mwbrown
Mon May 23, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Tennisplayer wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: Tennisplayer wanted

NOKYAI wrote:As an alternative there is a very active Pickleball group in Hua hin. More info can be found on their FB page. Just in case you struggle to play Tennis in the hotter or rainy months
I have played pickleball with Pafi a couple of times, planning on getting more into it.