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by johnjar
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Police protection racket?
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Police protection racket?

After many years living here! To me this is confusing? They sign forms in your post box outside your house that they have checked, and then another post that there are many subscribers to this scheme, I have never heard of this before.
by johnjar
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 52
Views: 4532

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Honestly the idea purchasing a house in Hua Hin is a bit scary with all the reports of party houses. Are there gated villages that prevent the owners from ruining their neighbors peace by renting as a party house? Can such rules be enforced or part of a legal contract? We cannot choose our neighbor...
by johnjar
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: What are the TV service options in Hua Hin.
Replies: 12
Views: 711

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

Big Boy wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:47 pm
http://teatimetv.to/ Consider yourself loved forever, and it's free.

I also have AIS who do decent Internet and their Platinum TV Package, which gives more TV than anybody could watch for as little as 799 Baht/month.
BB Thanks I never heard of it before ...Teatimetv looks a great site :)
by johnjar
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi
Replies: 83
Views: 4677

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

I don't think they have used Google Translate in this case. I have consulted with some of the 99% of local Thai experts who tell me the Thai text is just as vague. Maybe they were under instruction not to mention the S(hark), B(ite) words ana several other key words. :idea: Maybe they could have wa...
by johnjar
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 350
Views: 41839

Do we know which snakes are venomous?

... it would be more prudent regarding sharks and sea life around Hua Hin for a English speaker to ask a local with local knowledge, who have far more knowledge on this subject, than any of us English speakers on this forum :) I very rarely ask a Thai about anything to do with wildlife, as I find t...
by johnjar
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi
Replies: 83
Views: 4677

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

The sign in question was a very clear warning "don't swim out more than 20 meters" in bold red and very simple to understand, as all warning signs should be short and concise.
by johnjar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi
Replies: 83
Views: 4677

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

HHTel "It always amazes me" Well it doesn't amaze me most of the posts are in English and doubt many locals read this forum it would be more prudent regarding sharks and sea life around Hua Hin for a English speaker to ask a local with local knowledge, who have far more knowledge on this subject, t...
by johnjar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 227
Views: 19956

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

Only slightly straying.....scooted down to Soi 80 for a couple of hours today and this was the most gentle and respectful Songkran I can remember. I haven’t missed one for around 25 years! Roads on the way into town were quiet and groups of people waved you down if you wanted to participate or left...
by johnjar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi
Replies: 83
Views: 4677

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

I've now seen the warning signs on social media. They simply say, "Don't swim for over 20 Metres." No indication of direction or why there is a restriction. TIT It always amazes me that with all the English speaking foreigners here, a Thai will not ask for assistance when putting up posters. Loss o...
by johnjar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi
Replies: 83
Views: 4677

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Yes, it is strange how some is crystal clear, when close by isn't quite as, or not at all. South end of main HH beach at Buddha is consistently clear, where at Centara, almost opaque....555 Morning stroll with dog is at Ao Prachaup, as sewer for the municipality, and if clear there, then I might po...
by johnjar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Is pla-ra safe to eat?
Replies: 28
Views: 1713

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 yo...
by johnjar
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Is pla-ra safe to eat?
Replies: 28
Views: 1713

Re: Is pla-ra safe to eat?

Dannie..Somtam is healthy food and is appropriate to this climate, What does the BBC know! British food is good and tasty but all stodge and all grease! Everything fried in fat! Is that healthy? I remember having fried bread with pork dripping for breakfast in the 50's before going to school, not he...
by johnjar
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Driver's licence health rules to become stricter
Replies: 32
Views: 2069

Re: Driver's licence health rules to become stricter

Regarding change of address on driving licence has anyone any info on requirement..Thks
by johnjar
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Electrical Problems after Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

Terry wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:41 am
Absolutely everything if your power goes out after a drop of rain.

[Admin comment: then start another thread on electrical problems, this one is about the weather.]
Terry I agree electrical storms cause electrical problems :agree:
by johnjar
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Electrical Problems after Storms
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Electrical Problems after Storms

:banghead: First rain, first power cut :banghead: Although I worked in the Power Generation business for over 40 years, I don’t understand the technical side of the distribution/domestic supply, but we have a 3 phase supply in our house and have some power and light circuits on and some off - maybe...