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by HHTel
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Dual-pricing in Thailand: Is it time to do away with the 'farang tax'?
Replies: 42
Views: 3862

Re: Dual-pricing in Thailand: Is it time to do away with the 'farang tax'?

oakdale160 wrote:Now I understand--my Thai lady friend has explained it to me--it is NOT that farang are asked to pay more--they pay the correct price, but Thai people are given a discount.


Love it! Gave my wife a good laugh.
by HHTel
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BBC journalist faces five years in jail for reporting Thai fraud
Replies: 14
Views: 983

Re: BBC journalist faces five years in jail for reporting Thai fraud

A well known ex-pm left the country with the court's approval. Never returned!
by HHTel
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Police launch campaign to improve Pattaya's sex-tainted image
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: Police launch campaign to improve Pattaya's sex-tainted image

That's not true. Me and the kids have been many times over the years. I'll repeat what I've said on other threads. You can spend a couple of weeks there, doing something different every day without setting foot in the 'bar area'. There's a lot about Pattaya that is not reported. Why do you think the...
by HHTel
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Yesterday travelling south along the railway road, barriers were present and a 'police helper' directing traffic down soi 80 which also had a traffic control guy at the Petchkasem road end. Of course it was fine on a bike but cars could not go any further once they hit the crossing. Local traffic wa...
by HHTel
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Delays at airport immigration
Replies: 32
Views: 785

Re: Delays at airport immigration

I'm confused. This thread was originally 'Tourist Slump' and only in the last 4 or 5 posts did it change to 'Delays at Immigration'
by HHTel
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Wild Boar in the Suburbs
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

He's a pretty good marksman!
by HHTel
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Wild Boar in the Suburbs
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

The boar I've seen, and you do see the odd one or two off road between here and Cha-am, are usually black. The ones in your vid looked brown. Probably domesticated as they usually stay well away from buildings.
by HHTel
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand's high-speed train project underway
Replies: 155
Views: 23674

Re: Thailand's high-speed train project underway

hhinner wrote:^^ Aren't the high speed and dual track two different projects?


You're absolutely right. Must get my brain in gear before posting.
by HHTel
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand's high-speed train project underway
Replies: 155
Views: 23674

Re: Thailand's high-speed train project underway

Well that puts paid to the rumours that the work currently going on by the railway on soi 88 is to do with upgrading the line to dual track.
by HHTel
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand wins for worst traffic in world
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: Thailand wins for worst traffic in world

bsdk1960 wrote:I thought they finally won the top price for most deadly roads in the world :oops: but happy it wasn't that


:cheers: :cheers:


No, we remain at the number two spot for that. Makes me feel that much safer!!!!!!
by HHTel
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand wins for worst traffic in world
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: Thailand wins for worst traffic in world

hhfarang wrote:^ Yeah, great if his office has showers and lockers; as he would need a shower and a change of clothes before work after walking in the Bangkok heat...


Admittedly, I was thinking simply. Didn't really think it through.
by HHTel
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand wins for worst traffic in world
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: Thailand wins for worst traffic in world

If it takes that long for the short journey to your office, then why not walk to work. It would take you no longer, save money and stress and allow you some exercise.
by HHTel
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Best Vet in town?
Replies: 31
Views: 2625

Re: Best Vet in town?

Kasetsart Teaching Hospital on the Pranburi road just south of Hua Hin. Used them for years with no complaints.
by HHTel
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai Navy to buy three Chinese submarines
Replies: 32
Views: 3625

Re: Thai Navy to buy three Chinese submarines

They can't even equip their 'Police Force' (each policeman has to buy their own equipment). Purchases of this nature are, as has been said 'Toys for Boys'. Nothing more.

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