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by Pleng
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 34
Views: 1698

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

When I went with my daughter a year ago, she only had to produce copies of her old passport, which was well out of date. How was she here if her passport was well out of date?? Additionally, if a passport is out-of-date I'm pretty sure that a "new passport" application has to be made, so I'm surpri...
by Pleng
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 34
Views: 1698

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

The Visa Agency accepts copies and as KeyVisa deals with them I'm sure a copy will do. The British Passport Office accepts a copy from Thailand because of the laws here whereas you have to be able to produce your passport when required. Are you sure about this??? When I did my renewal a couple of y...
by Pleng
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb
Replies: 10
Views: 3893

Re: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb

Ok, so that does pretty much cover AirBNB lets then.
by Pleng
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb
Replies: 10
Views: 3893

Re: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb

Does section 15 classify what "hotel business" actually consists of, though?
by Pleng
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: White Board
Topic: Any English speaking people in Hua Hin pls read
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Any English speaking people in Hua Hin pls read

StevePIraq wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:15 pm
As for your kids wanting to live here that's is totally another issue, what will they do here, how will they get employment. There are not that many 17/18 year old westerners here.
Not to mention the question of why they want to live here when they're already bored just visiting??
by Pleng
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 744
Views: 79347

Re: The Beer Thread

If it's brewed in Cambodia, at a brewery that also brews Cambodian craft beer, is it really Thai craft beer? And who cares anyway? I also saw on their FB page that they eventually hope to brew and sell enough to get the price down to around 70 baht. I hope they do, if the beer's any good. Well Camb...
by Pleng
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing
Replies: 72
Views: 3271

Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

While there are undoubtedly plenty of people who just blast through these crossings thinking "red light doesn't count for me", there's an altogether bigger problem... When the traffic is light you see some of the cars coming through at high speeds, making stopping for the traffic lights once they've...
by Pleng
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 195
Views: 13249

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Unless traded on the new bit coin futures market’s which are traded in dollars, and treated like any commodities trades. Whichever way your trade goes you get your paid out in dollars. Not really... I bought most my coins in GBP and have been paid out in both GBP and THB; not seen a single dollar a...
by Pleng
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 113
Views: 17018

Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

An extract from the article in "coconuts" para 3 'Mahout Yu Yungram, 37, said that he was taking two Chinese tourists on an elephant ride around the orchard when they encountered a dozen other Chinese tourists. Yu said he tried to tell his charges not to go near the elephant, but the tourists began...
by Pleng
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 113
Views: 17018

Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

PeteC wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:29 am
^ If the police investigation indicates otherwise, I'll post a retraction.
So you're just assuming for now?
by Pleng
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 113
Views: 17018

Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

Here's one where their stupid mentality cost a person his life and injuries to others. Who in the name of god would pull an elephant's tail as it passed by, and with riders on its back. Unbelievable. :banghead: Do you have a source that actually states that the tourist who pulled the tail was Chine...
by Pleng
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Buying Alcohol Restrictions
Replies: 29
Views: 1307

Re: Buying Alcohol Restrictions

Indeed BluPort has a blanket ban on alcohol sales between 2 and 5pm; not even the restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol in this period.
by Pleng
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Cookin Corner
Replies: 295
Views: 32855

Re: Cookin Corner

Spiced rum is pretty much what it says on the tin (or bottle...). Until recently the only variety I could find was "Jerry Sailor", but I noticed recently Captain Morgan's Gold Spiced has finally made it's way into stores.
by Pleng
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 158
Views: 13521

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Nope, it's just for cash withdrawals. Both Kasikorn and Bangkok Bank ATM cards can be used as debit cards, but they have to be activated by the Banks on request. Well my account is with Krungsri... When I opened my bank account there were no less than 4 different types of ATM or ATM & Debit cards t...
by Pleng
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 158
Views: 13521

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Nope, it's just for cash withdrawals.