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by HHTel
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Road Signs in Hua Hin (and maybe elsewhere)
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Road Signs in Hua Hin (and maybe elsewhere)

Looked at the link and it's a government site so those signs are the only official ones in Thailand.
They do seem to follow the internationally recognised signs although there's a couple I don't recall ever seeing before.
Anyway, the short answer is Yes, there are laid down official signage.
by HHTel
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: UK shifts visas for Thai nationals to India
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: UK shifts visas for Thai nationals to India

16 years and have always found immigration to be courteous and efficient. Certainly no sign of 'bribery'. When I first arrived here, a trip to immigration meant driving to Prachuab Khirikhan.
by HHTel
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Road Signs in Hua Hin (and maybe elsewhere)
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Road Signs in Hua Hin (and maybe elsewhere)

Well, surprise, surprise. Although Thailand is a signatory on the Vienna convention on Road Traffic, it has never been ratified. That said, Thailand is not party to the accepted international road signs. If there are no 'official signs' issued by the Land Traffic Dept then any sign carries the same ...
by HHTel
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 3703

Re: Thais rank low again at English

When my daughter was at Salesian, we had many laughs at homework which was set. In many cases the homework set was just plain wrong. One complaint that comes to mind from her teacher was that she was spelling her name (Victoria) wrong. The teacher was using some transliteration from Thai and came to...
by HHTel
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 3703

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Many simply don't want to learn and just want to fall on the line and get a pass (thinking that they will never leave Thailand so don't need English really). Spot on. It doesn't matter how good the teacher is, if they don't want to learn then they won't. On the other hand, if they are motivated, th...
by HHTel
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 3703

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Your a joke :)
To correct your English it should be "You're a joke" as in 'You are'.

The nub of this thread should be about the proficiency of the English language in Thailand and not about whether expats can speak Thai or not!
by HHTel
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 3703

Re: Thais rank low again at English

European birthrate diminishing and Asian increasing, As usual, jamjar, you have got it wrong. The birthrate in Asia is diminishing not increasing. That's why, Singapore and other countries are offering incentives to reproduce. Thailand has recently announced benefits for having more kids. As an asi...
by HHTel
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 3703

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Everyone seems to be missing the point here. This is not about whether foreigners have taken the trouble to learn Thai but the importance of the language. I know enough Thai to get by but probably doesn't even warrant a grade. People learn Thai for the convenience of being able to communicate with t...
by HHTel
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 77
Views: 3703

Re: Thais rank low again at English

Pardon!
by HHTel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: I think I need a border run?
Replies: 16
Views: 894

Re: I think I need a border run?

Those posts are lifted from ThaiVisa (Shh you'll wake up the mods) and members there are not as reliable as members here. I'd take everything read there with a pinch of salt.
by HHTel
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Another San Paulo story
Replies: 23
Views: 1327

Re: Another San Paulo story

:lach: That is actually the only part Petcharat were lacking in. Their food was inedible when I was there for a week. Also on a few outpatient visits. I'd doubt they could even boil an egg, let alone a soft boiled egg. They obviously didn't tell you that you could order from a nearby hotel. My son ...
by HHTel
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Another San Paulo story
Replies: 23
Views: 1327

Re: Another San Paulo story

When my son had a serious m/cycle accident some years ago, HH Hospital wanted to send him to SP for surgery (HH Hospital, as it is now, hadn't been built) but SP said that they don't have the facility of expertise! So he was sent to Petcharat, thankfully. After surgery and a couple of weeks recovery...
by HHTel
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 38
Views: 1964

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

But it looks like KeyVisa has that covered already.
by HHTel
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Another San Paulo story
Replies: 23
Views: 1327

Re: Another San Paulo story

By far the best (based on my family's experience), but a bit far is Petcharat.
Agree 100%. Such a shame they closed down their clinic in HH after the Bangkok Hospital opened.
by HHTel
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 38
Views: 1964

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

Seems I've confused some people.

She's Thai/English and therefore has two passports.

Also, doesn't matter that a passport is out of date, it's still 'renewable'.