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by Takiap
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Having a baby
Replies: 19
Views: 2081

Re: Having a baby

I must say I'm rather surprised to read that Petcharat doesn't facilitate natural births because as far as I know, they used to in the past. My wife attended the hospital throughout her three pregnancies, and while we knew the second two would not be natural births, with our first child the decision...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Number of 7-Eleven stores tops 10,000 in Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Number of 7-Eleven stores tops 10,000 in Thailand

CP is a monster. Yes, but a very successful one. One could actually say the same about Thai Bev, the company who makes Chang, Archa, and virtually all Thai made whiskeys and etc. They have also bought a number of distilleries in Europe, including Scotland, and before this year ends, they will also ...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Aggressive Songthaew Drivers
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Aggressive Songthaew Drivers

My views are: Songthaew drivers are mostly heavily sedated and totally unaware of their surroundings, and oblivious to the fact that there are in fact other people on the roads. Tuk-Tuk drivers are a rip-off bunch, but also a happy bunch who generally like to live life in the fast lane. Motorcycle t...
by Takiap
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bringing Electronic cigarette to Thailand
Replies: 32
Views: 5315

Re: Bringing Electronic cigarette to Thailand

A Swiss national was arrested and taken into custody about two or three weeks ago after being caught with an e-cig at the airport. Nonetheless, as others have said, they are sold openly here in Thailand, and Thais who use them, do so very openly as well. The fact that you can end in prison for 10 ye...
by Takiap
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand speed limits to be halved?
Replies: 56
Views: 2224

Re: Thailand speed limits to be halved?

The only difference I have seen on the roads during the last 15 or so years, is that a lot more people do wear helmets these days. In fact, it is now very rare to see someone riding a bike without a helmet in Bangkok. Ranong is another example, where even motorcycle taxis will insist that passengers...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Police corruption, drug tested in Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1989

Re: Police corruption, drug tested in Hua Hin

Just out of curiosity, are you quite a young expat, 20s or 30s? I only know of one occasion in Hua Hin where the BIB drug tested a few people in the Bintabaht area, but it seemed like they were singling out younger guys, including a young Irish mate of mine who was wise enough to film the entire enc...
by Takiap
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand speed limits to be halved?
Replies: 56
Views: 2224

Re: Thailand speed limits to be halved?

They need to do a lot of things, but it won't happen until there's a proper police force, and proper deterrents. I was genuinely caught speeding once (many times where it's been a figment of the BIB's imagination). The fine was 400 Baht, paid at the Post Office. I don't normally drive fast anymore,...
by Takiap
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Thai Cultural Shock
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: The Thai Cultural Shock

I'm not sure where I stand as far as this topic is concerned. Some would say I have not and do not integrate, while others would say I do integrate. I speak and understand very little Thai, but even so, I would much rather spend an evening drinking with a group of Thai workers just back from a build...
by Takiap
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Hua Hin Classifieds
Topic: looking for a one year rental Aug 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: looking for a one year rental Aug 2017

Hi Welcome to the forum. I know of one place which is available in a gated community just across the road from me. A nice spacious 2 bedroom house with a smallish private garden. There is also a communal swimming pool and a gym. As far as I am aware, the owner is willing to accept 16 or 17 thousand ...
by Takiap
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Pranburi Water
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Pranburi Water

Oh, the maintenance is still ongoing? Ten years and counting. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Every year we complain about not getting water, and every year we are told the exact same stories....... There's a broken pump They're replacing a pump It will get better soon I am not referring to all of ...
by Takiap
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Hin Lek Fai Monkeys
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: Hin Lek Fai Monkeys

Big Boy, I would be extremely careful around any monkeys that snarl and show their teeth. When they attack, they are lightening fast and they can cause severe damage, not only from the actual bite, but also from the bacteria in their mouths. When I was in the army, up on the Angolan border, two monk...
by Takiap
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Animal abuse Thailand
Replies: 30
Views: 1334

Re: Animal abuse Thailand

I have owned a number of different breeds, as well as several mixed breeds, and I must be honest and say that I prefer being able to shop for a particular breed. In my case, that would either be a doberman or a rottweiler. Hmm, wot about that white and black one? Better not mention that! :rasta: (d...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Animal abuse Thailand
Replies: 30
Views: 1334

Re: Animal abuse Thailand

Adopt don't shop needs to be aggressively pushed here. I certainly see where you are coming from, but such an approach is also flawed. Tens of thousands of Thais "adopt" street dogs, but they are rarely adopted in the true sense of the word. Instead, they are given water and left over food scraps, ...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 106
Views: 3275

Re: Electric Cars

To get back to the subject of electric cars, I can't see them replacing regular vehicles here in Thailand unless they are fitted with some sort of smoke machine that pumps outs clouds of black smoke every time to pull away. What point is there is having a vehicle if it can't have a big exhaust pipe...
by Takiap
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Hua Hin Classifieds
Topic: Holiday home helper required
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Holiday help required

Hi Bill I think there are a number of members on here who have partners looking for the sort of job you are offering, but I think you will find they want a long term arrangement, rather than just short two-week stint. If you don't find anyone on this occasion, I would recommend that you post a simil...