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by HHTel
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: QROPS PENSION TRANSFER
Replies: 56
Views: 7047

Re: QROPS PENSION TRANSFER

I wonder if people know the changes to QROPS since the budget. I've already transferred the biggest lump of my pension to Gibraltar (2% tax) and I was to transfer another quite large lump this year. However, once again, the budget hit us expats. To transfer into a QROPS scheme now, the government wi...
by HHTel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Songkran 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Songkran 2017

The Thai New Year festival, or Songkran, will be as fun as ever despite the ongoing mourning period for His Majesty the Late King, a top tourism official said Friday. But Yuthasak said the spirit of Songkran will not be dampened this April. In fact, a warm-up Songkran procession will march through ...
by HHTel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: GBP vs THB
Replies: 1379
Views: 101504

Re: GBP vs THB

The rate you receive at the ATM and when the Thai bank converts your FX into your bank a/c is the TT Buying Rate - I use Kasikorn and it changes throughout the day, but is always at that rate which is reported on their screen. And as with most banks, they will charge up to a max of 500 baht on the ...
by HHTel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Songkran 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Songkran 2017

The government led us to believe that 'normal service is to be resumed' after 100 days! I know the official mourning is 1 year but the first 100 days is very significant.
by HHTel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: GBP vs THB
Replies: 1379
Views: 101504

Re: GBP vs THB

Yeh. The link you posted has the pound at 41.77 but if you click 'more' you will see that that is the rate for banknotes. I look at the xe rate and you can usually take at least half a baht off that to get the bank rate.
by HHTel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

Well, they are pick-ups for sure. If classified as some other vehicle then they must have seat belts as will any vehicle carrying passengers.
by HHTel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

This should be interesting. The m/bikes with 'side cars', unless the sidecar is made by the m/bike company and therefore part of the package, or it has a safety certificate from the Land Transport Office, have always been illegal. 'Baht buses' which are pick-ups with a framework will technically be ...
by HHTel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: GBP vs THB
Replies: 1379
Views: 101504

Re: GBP vs THB

by HHTel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: 50-year leases likely for foreigners
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: 50-year leases likely for foreigners

Increases in the leasehold laws (30 years) was bandied about some years ago as 30 years is well under most countries in SE Asia. Nothing came of it. Let's see whether the latest idea gets anywhere.
by HHTel
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: GBP vs THB
Replies: 1379
Views: 101504

Re: GBP vs THB

NOT my prediction , read previous posts. And maybe the BoE will increase rates during 2017. I only hope it gets a lot better but do not believe sterling will significantly improve against the Baht for many years to come. And as far as any improvement is concerned consider this: 18 March GBP to Baht...
by HHTel
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New Hua Hin Immigration and passport office
Replies: 71
Views: 7287

Re: New Hua Hin Immigration and passport office

As many know, the immigration in HH is a satellite of Singkhom immigration in Prachuab. It's already been said that 10+ years ago you had to make a trip there. Then they had an office in the police station causing a few cheers and the rest is history. 90 day visits were to the police station. (That ...
by HHTel
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

I always remember in the UK, the seatbelt alarm sounded based on a person in the seat. If I was to put the shopping on the front passenger seat, then I had to put the belt on to stop the annoying alarm!
by HHTel
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

Yeh, I've also been stopped several times over the years to check seatbelts. The one time I wasn't wearing one was near the railway station. I did argue the toss a little pointing out that whilst talking to me, many cars were driving by unchallenged who were not wearing belts. I said I'll pay when I...
by HHTel
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

oakdale160 wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:29 am
yes and to stop at red lights and m/bike riders to wear a helmet--its not lack of rules that is the problem--its lack of ENFORCEMENT.
Hear! hear!
by HHTel
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

I agree with the seatbelt law forcing passengers both front and back to 'buckle up'. However, unlike the law in the UK, the onus is being put on the driver who would be penalised for a passenger not wearing a seat belt. This is deemed as a law 'for your safety'. So when will they take care of the 's...