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by HHTel
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 5,000 potential 'Grenfell Towers' in Bangkok
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: 5,000 potential 'Grenfell Towers' in Bangkok

The earlier story claimed 'over 10,000 structures in Bangkok requiring fire safety inspections' (over 23 mtrs high) with 5,000 having not been inspected. Now they say 2,810 higher than 23 mtrs in total.

Who does the counting?
by HHTel
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 5,000 potential 'Grenfell Towers' in Bangkok
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: 5,000 potential 'Grenfell Towers' in Bangkok

Thailand has around 2,000 licensed building inspectors in the form of engineers and architects, plus 200-300 licensed inspection companies that can cover all buildings. I would guess that some of those building inspectors give out certificates of health for a fee!! That works with VAT men in the UK...
by HHTel
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Why can't Farangs stop complaining?
Replies: 23
Views: 984

Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaining?

Great post HHFarang. Ok, it wasn't the place for you but the points you make are quite valid.

I notice HarryV hasn't been back with a response!
by HHTel
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Why can't Farangs stop complaining?
Replies: 23
Views: 984

Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaining?

Thailand is safer than Switzerland if motor bikes are excluded from the statistics ). Things we farangs see happening on the road sometimes seem very strange to us. That doesn’t mean however that these are always wrong or dangerous. Thai’s have a lot more common sense than Farangs give them credit ...
by HHTel
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Why can't Farangs stop complaining?
Replies: 23
Views: 984

Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Are you for real???
by HHTel
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: I believe in Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: I believe in Magic

That was a couple of years ago. He's done a few tours but he's been caught out on some of his illusions. Seems to have been reduced to selling magic tricks on his website. However, a good 'showman'
by HHTel
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 120
Views: 9187

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

Big Boy wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:24 pm
No education - how did they get their licences?
A large number don't have a licence. Too much trouble.
by HHTel
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: ILIKE HD TV a.k.a. HDPrime
Replies: 66
Views: 5219

Re: ILIKE HD TV a.k.a. HDPrime

I must give HDPrime a plug. They have had some problems which have now all been fixed. Response to emails has been excellent. They've installed new streaming which seems to work a treat. Catch-up is now working on the relevant channels. Some 300 TV channels. Dozens of movies online right up to date....
by HHTel
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: How to get small baht notes?
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: How to get small baht notes?

I always draw from an ATM at a 7/11 then buy a bottle of Lipo (12 baht) with a 1,000 baht note. Never a problem as they always have change. I think lots of people use 7/11 as a small change bank!
by HHTel
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Best "free" film/TV streaming sites?
Replies: 83
Views: 6712

Re: Streaming Tv

Looking for an alternative to ilikehd /HD prime as unreliable. Any ideas folks? Need sky sports golf Channel and all theses modern drama series thanks Sent from my CUBOT_NOTE_S using Tapatalk Since their 'shutdown' I've found HDPrime to be improving all the time. I have it on pretty much all day. T...
by HHTel
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: ILIKE HD TV a.k.a. HDPrime
Replies: 66
Views: 5219

Re: ILIKE HD TV a.k.a. HDPrime

I only subscribed on the 3rd and now all packages show 2 months validity. Haven't a clue how it's been worked out.
by HHTel
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: ILIKE HD TV a.k.a. HDPrime
Replies: 66
Views: 5219

Re: ILIKE HD TV a.k.a. HDPrime

Well apart from 'catch-up' everything seems to be working. My subscription has been increased by one month as I guess everyone else's has. I'd love to know the story behind that 'closedown' message.

Still, I'll enjoy it while I can and hope that HDPrime has a future.
by HHTel
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand to introduce compulsory travel insurance/tourist tax
Replies: 115
Views: 8845

Re: Thailand to introduce compulsory travel insurance/tourist tax

It is idiotic to add ill health etc to everyone who is in their advanced years. I know people 20 years younger who is nowhere near as fit as some. Will happen soon or later, it's not idiotic to say, one day it's the end. My mother (92) has been reading your comments. She's still here on her annual ...