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by PBbeacher
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Smart House Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Smart House Valley

I talked to a resident recently who said the power cuts out an awful lot there. Has some positives- relatively low common fees, decent secure gated entrance, good quality build. Negatives- construction been ongoing for a long time and still not complete (I'd feel confident in saying it certainly wil...
by PBbeacher
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: The Falls Soi 134
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: The Falls Soi 134

It's no longer The Falls and the monthly common fees for a villa there are double what I pay for 1 months rent of the 3 bed house I'm in. Never seen a soul up there other than staff.
by PBbeacher
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Farang buying a house with a Thai lady
Replies: 104
Views: 18185

Re: Farang buying a house with a Thai lady

HHTel...I agree! Usufruct beats all the other options hands down, it gives you lifetime security, your name is on title as a usufructee, and will go to your family when you expire. But your 'lifetime' may then be at the mercy of those who stand to benefit from your expiry! Thats a very morbid view,...
by PBbeacher
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Farang buying a house with a Thai lady
Replies: 104
Views: 18185

Re: Farang buying a house with a Thai lady

Tell me. Why is a usufruct useless? HHTel...I agree! Usufruct beats all the other options hands down, it gives you lifetime security, your name is on title as a usufructee, and will go to your family when you expire. But your 'lifetime' may then be at the mercy of those who stand to benefit from yo...
by PBbeacher
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Demolition of restaurants + shops in Poon Suk road
Replies: 170
Views: 21963

Re: Demolition of restaurants + shops in Poon Suk road

It would be nice if they had actually planned something for the strip rather than just demolishing a row of popular restaurants and businesses and leaving a hazardous eyesore covered in smashed concrete and dogshit serving no purpose to anyone. Way too much to ask though obviously.
by PBbeacher
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin
Replies: 119
Views: 14798

Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

I was in that jam yesterday thinking how thick headed it is that they block the entire access to Bangkok hospital for any vehicle travelling south bound. There's no way an ambulance could get through that in a hurry if it had to, i can't believe they are "allowed" to do that.
by PBbeacher
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Charity events at Siam Handlebar
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Charity events at Siam Handlebar

Great event for an excellent cause tomorrow afternoon (Sat. 25th Nov.): • 3.30pm: Gates open • 4pm to 4.50pm: Opening ceremony • 4.50pm to 5pm: MC’s introduction • 5pm to 6pm: Double HELLix band perform • 6pm to 6.15pm: Raffle draw promotion • 6.15pm to 7.30pm: Bamboo Heart band perform • 7.30pm to ...
by PBbeacher
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The best pharmacy in Hua Hin?
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: The best pharmacy in Hua Hin?

Pharmacies literally everywhere here, as many of them as there are massage, laundry and beauty salons. I have a few preferred ones but depends where you are. One on the road behind clock tower, cheap, big and good English. One on road right on top of 94 vERy helpful and very good English. Big Chines...
by PBbeacher
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness

If you are in 102 then you have Amazing Muay Thai (more than just Muay Thai) on the same street, also Pump Up soi 88 and the soi 94 gym also very nearby.
Also, one I forgot to mention Sports Villa on soi 104 (roughly) - havent been there for years, pretty basic last time I went but nice pool
by PBbeacher
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai women second fattest in Asia
Replies: 42
Views: 1813

Re: Thai women second fattest in Asia

I once heard a Thai expression which translated to: "When you're fat, you smell good and when you're skinny, you stink". But I don't think the current fatty situation is a face thing (though possibly in the past), as touched on here already, I think it is down to a generally sedentary lifestyle and ...
by PBbeacher
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai women second fattest in Asia
Replies: 42
Views: 1813

Re: Thai women second fattest in Asia

I always feel very sad to see the vendors lined up outside of schools selling utter crap to the kids of all ages - all fried, fatty, or sugary junk, pretty disgraceful. It's inside the schools too - 'tuck' shops selling candy, soda and ice cream all day everyday.
by PBbeacher
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness

I think the yearly membership is 30k or about 25k if join with partner (s)
by PBbeacher
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Renting A House In Hua Hin
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Renting A House In Hua Hin

Absolutely JJB! I was going to add that my writings were working on an assumption of a decent agent, but reconsidered as that may have ended up in another predictable agent bashing thread. See your point too PeteC, and it's tied in with the above I guess. But as a tenant if you use an agent and pay ...
by PBbeacher
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Renting A House In Hua Hin
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Renting A House In Hua Hin

Hi, in my experience: 1. Is there a standard form of contract that is used for a villa lease, or is this down to the landlord/agent/tenant to thrash out? Agent should provide this, often a few drafts until all parties are satisfied before signing. 2. The couple have offered to pay 6 months rent up f...
by PBbeacher
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness

soi 112 - True Arena (the best and most expensive, by a long shot)
soi 88 - Pump Up gym (I like this one at the mo.)
soi 88 - @letic (never been)
soi 94 - crusty gym (forgot the name, old equipment)
soi 102 - Amazing Muay Thai (may have changed name but same location- has full gym)