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by GroveHillWanderer
Wed May 09, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Kbank debit cards Verified by Visa
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Kbank debit cards Verified by Visa

My wife and I both have Kbank debit cards and I was able to set them both up for online payments. In each case when we first tried to use them, an online process was triggered which worked perfectly well. So as far as I know, they should work but if the online process doesn't work for you then I gue...
by GroveHillWanderer
Sat May 05, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi
Replies: 123
Views: 9264

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

The way I read it, the policy didn't expire, he 'voided' by being out of country for 3 months, disqualifying his coverage. Oops. I think, sit to be corrected. How did they know that he was out of the country for more than 3 months ? Did they check his passport ? Unless there was something very unus...
by GroveHillWanderer
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 52
Views: 5766

Re: House market in Hua Hin

but that is how many could get around the land ownership issue, by utilizing Thai/Chinese families. I'm not sure I follow. How would a Chinese citizen with no links to Thailand, 'utilize' a Thai/Chinese family to get around land ownership laws? Perhaps you could explain how you think this would work.
by GroveHillWanderer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: What are the TV service options in Hua Hin.
Replies: 26
Views: 1618

Re: What are the TV service options in Hua Hin.

There is True as well who offer a fantastic satellite TV product - I used them for a long time, but I couldn't get on with their billing system, and had to move on. Many are very happy with their service. I still have a subscription to True Visions TV but their basic line-up does not contain any UK...
by GroveHillWanderer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Is pla-ra safe to eat?
Replies: 28
Views: 2190

Re: Is pla-ra safe to eat?

Keep in mind that these “scientific facts which are backed by indisputable evidence” In reality these scientific studies are usually funded by the big corporations who want consumers to consume their processed products and same corporations run the main stream media :cheers: "Believe half of what y...
by GroveHillWanderer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Is pla-ra safe to eat?
Replies: 28
Views: 2190

Re: Is pla-ra safe to eat?

The main health risk from uncooked pla ra (liver cancer) has nothing to do with the fermentation process, the smell or bacteria, it comes from the liver flukes commonly found in the fish used for pla ra. The following are extracts from a BBC article entitled, "Deadly dish: the dinner that can give y...
by GroveHillWanderer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Is pla-ra safe to eat?
Replies: 28
Views: 2190

Re: Is pla-ra safe to eat?

Anyway not worst and as safe as rotten fish which is a Swedish speciality. If no Swedish died due to this, you can eat pla-ra and will survive. That's dangerously misleading and untrue. Uncooked pla-ra often contains liver flukes which can cause liver cancer. The Swedish fermented fish dish (surstr...
by GroveHillWanderer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Millers Bakery and Bistro
Replies: 11
Views: 1888

Re: Millers Bakery and Bistro

JohnD wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:32 am
'Shuff" is from Arabic for 'look'.
Also, 'bint' for girl.
Words imported from Middle East during WW1 to become UK slang.
More like WWII and from Egypt/North Africa, I think.
by GroveHillWanderer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Personal Effects / Customs
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Personal Effects / Customs

I have 3 boxes of personal effects being shipped airfreight via Pack & Send to a residential address Cha-Am from Australia. If they are held for customs tax where would the boxes be held? Post Office? Cheers You can find some details on the link below. See the section entitled, 'Importing Postal It...
by GroveHillWanderer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 58
Views: 5070

Re: Tax Residency (bank requirements)

After a quick read through this thread – looks like a good idea to open a local interest bearing savings account – as described by GroveHillWanderer above: “For instance, I have never filed a full tax return in Thailand but I do have a TIN which I got (in line with what was mentioned in an earlier ...
by GroveHillWanderer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 254
Views: 21777

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Not the motorcycles I ride! There were no bikes involved in any of the five accidents we witnessed yesterday and bikes rarely are involved in highway accidents which are the most dangerous IMO. I'm not sure exactly what you mean by the most dangerous but it it's true that motorcyclists make up roug...
by GroveHillWanderer
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Hua Hin City 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 10600

Re: Hua Hin City 2018

BB, what was your view of the 'goal' that Hua Hin had ruled out for offside? It's obviously impossible to judge it properly from a camera behind the goal but the player who headed the ball into the net seemed to be coming on a late run from deep. There was another player further forward who looked l...
by GroveHillWanderer
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2593
Views: 141792

Re: The Digital Surgery

If Google Play won't install it, you could try a 3rd party installer like Aptoide - their site is easy to find using Google Search. It's not guaranteed to work but it's worth trying. Otherwise you can search for the Google Chrome .apk file - again it's available on a number of different sites. I don...
by GroveHillWanderer
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Pet tax mooted in wake of rabies outbreak
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Pet tax mooted in wake of rabies outbreak

I'd like to see the authorities catch as many male dogs as possible and neuter them. It's safer than spaying the females, costs less, and nature will take it's course in thinning out the population. Will take too long time, in the meantime they will spread rabies, best and cheapest : kill them. If ...
by GroveHillWanderer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Injections??
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: Injections??

I'm not sure what you mean by conflicting reports but if you're referring to the post I made about a couple of different translation engines indicating that it was only the cat that had died, I have to hold up my hands and say that information was wrong. All accurate translations and various English...