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by Roel
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 101
Views: 7580

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Has anyone on here experience with the platform that Buksida mentioned earlier?
This one https://bx.in.th/
Are you using this Vital Spark?
by Roel
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Immigration online guest registration for hotels/guesthouses
Replies: 25
Views: 7561

Re: Immigration online guest registration for hotels/guesthouses

As far as I know in order to be able to do the online reporting first Immigration must assign you a login code and password. So go visit them. I can imagine that you need the house-book etc. Nothing to do with being a business or not, just for them to check that the authorized person/owner is doing ...
by Roel
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: IKTS 2016/2017
Replies: 95
Views: 10765

Re: IKTS 2016/2017

Hi buksida,

Same as last year. Doesn't let me enter the code. Only an Apply button to click. Did that. Now you have to let me in.
Could be the same for other people.
by Roel
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: IKTS 2016/2017
Replies: 95
Views: 10765

Re: IKTS 2016/2017

Probably gonna be Hull this year
by Roel
Fri May 13, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Hotel expedia booking
Replies: 17
Views: 11746

Re: expedia booking

Not Expedia's fault. If you received the booking confirmation then so did the hotel. That the hotel manager with the password is not there that week or the staff noticed the confirmation was in English so decided to ignore it, is also not Expedia's fault. Happens all the time in the smaller Thai hot...
by Roel
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Disappointing Hotel Service
Replies: 29
Views: 14805

Re: Disappointing Hotel Service

Three structural problems that I encountered through the years dealing with Thai owned hotels as part of my job. Firstly there is a tendency for rich Thais to buy a hotel as a prestige hobby object. They haven't got a clue about the hospitality industry as they make their money with gasoline station...
by Roel
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Employing a Thai
Replies: 10
Views: 1047

Re: Employing a Thai

Cheap labour makes it possible but is not the reason. Why would any employer hire 5 when 2 can do the job even with low wages. It is simply to compensate for their lack in efficiency. To the OP: friend of mine tried to monitor Thai staff from Europe. One disaster after another. He ended up offering ...
by Roel
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Applying for non-O Retirement in Kuala Lumpur
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Applying for non-O Retirement in Kuala Lumpur

Anyone personal experience with a recent application for a non-O visa based on retirement in Kuala Lumpur. First I planned to go to Penang because I like the place and the convenience of dropping your passport with one of the agents and get it back the next day hassle free. But I contacted both Bana...
by Roel
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thai Driver's License Renewal
Replies: 85
Views: 8376

Re: Thai Driver's License Renewal

So far so good with my observation:

For new 1-year license and for upgrade from 1-year to 5 year Med. Cert. required.
For renewal from existing 5-year to new 5-year NO Med. Cert. required.

It doesn't make sense but we all know it does not have to.
by Roel
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thai Driver's License Renewal
Replies: 85
Views: 8376

Re: Thai Driver's License Renewal

My wife renewed her motorbike license yesterday here in Phuket. Prices should be the same everywhere in the country. She paid 355 Baht. There seems to be structural confusion and discrepant reports whether you need a medical certificate or not. At first sight it indeed looks pretty random, but I thi...
by Roel
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai News is What it Says on the Tin
Replies: 27
Views: 6758

Re: Thai News is What it Says on the Tin

They produce the news programs for the uneducated masses so this is what you get (blame it on demand rather than on supply). However it is not fair to compare an average Thai news channel with BBC World. Compare it to a newspaper popular with John Doe back home and you will find a similar bulk of lo...
by Roel
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Photo trip report: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai loop
Replies: 57
Views: 3963

Re: Photo trip report: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai loop

Spend quite some time in Chiang Rai myself and never encountered or heard of the smog problem. As far as I know it is a Chiang Mai thing due to its location in a valley completely surrounded by relatively high mountains. Such is not the case with Chiang Rai. Buksida, you should have visited Rico's f...
by Roel
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Best "free" film/TV streaming sites?
Replies: 83
Views: 11177

Re: Best "free" film streaming sites?

MajorBloodnok. I think the links you clicked are Ginjaninja's signature and indeed unrelated to your request.

Hoewever you will see that http://www.viooz.ac and http://www.afdah.org lead to your desired movie channels.
by Roel
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Photo trip report: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai loop
Replies: 57
Views: 3963

Re: Photo trip report: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai loop

Great pics. Can see them now! Thanks.
by Roel
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Photo trip report: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai loop
Replies: 57
Views: 3963

Re: Photo trip report: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai loop

Hi buksida,

Did you re-upload? Still only get download links instead of images and clicking the link shows this:
Pics HHF.JPG
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