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by buksida
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Four year smart visas for top earning expats to launch next month
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Four year smart visas for top earning expats to launch next month

4-YEAR ‘SMART VISAS’ AVAILABLE STARTING FEB. 1 Starting Feb. 1, eligible foreigners in Thailand can apply for new, four-year visas, officials said Wednesday. The long-awaited Smart Visa program, which will allow high-earning expats to maintain professional visas without needing to report to immigra...
by buksida
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand to build first legal weed farm
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Thailand to build first legal weed farm

Marijuana decriminalization activists Tuesday hailed news that cannabis will be grown legally for the first time in Thailand, possibly in the northeast. Rattapon Sanrak, founder of a group that advocates for cannabis legalization, said that although reported plans to build a plantation in Sakon Nakh...
by buksida
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion

Another one - maybe the boat drivers are trying to compete with the bus drivers ...

8 tourists injured in boat collision in sea off Phuket
http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/8-tour ... ff-phuket/
by buksida
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Clean Hua Hin's beaches movement - Trash Hero
Replies: 127
Views: 19664

Re: Clean Hua Hin's beaches movement - Trash Hero

Thanks for the updates - contrary to popular belief not everybody uses Farcebook so good to see here.

You guys are lucky in Hua Hin where you have bins and organized refuse collection.
by buksida
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion
Replies: 12
Views: 927

One tourist killed, 11 injured in speed boat explosion

One tourist was killed and 11 other tourists of both Thai and Chinese nationalities were injured, four of them in serious condition, when a speed boat in which they were travelling caught fire after the explosion of its engine in the Andaman Sea near Phi-Phi Islands, Krabi province Sunday afternoon....
by buksida
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Cambodian ladyboys nabbed for robberies in Hua Hin
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Cambodian ladyboys nabbed for robberies in Hua Hin

Hua Hin police have arrested two Cambodian ladyboys and their Cambodian accomplice for allegedly having snatched gold necklaces from foreign tourists in the popular seaside town in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Hua Hin police chief Pol Colonel Sitthichai Srisophacharoenrat held a press conference on Saturday...
by buksida
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 38
Views: 1887

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

When we renewed out son's we used Key Visa and didn't go anywhere near Bangkok.
by buksida
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Dangers of renting a motorbike
Replies: 24
Views: 1419

Re: Dangers of renting a motorbike

Some sound advice above. If you have limited motorcycle experience don't do it. Hua Hin is a hellish place to ride, the traffic is horrendous and you will get pulled over multiple times and fined if you don't have a Thai license or the bike is the wrong colour.
by buksida
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hua Hin traffic cop caught boozing
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Hua Hin traffic cop caught boozing

The head of Hua Hin police has been forced to admit that one of his finest was boozing in uniform after a clip hit social media. Constable Anan Meejanphet, 45, was shown with a can of Leo in his hand groping a woman. Station chief Pol Col Sitthichai Srisophacharoenrat tried to play down the incident...
by buksida
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb
Replies: 10
Views: 3919

Re: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb

Airbnb highlights Thai growth More than 1.15 million Airbnb guests travelled to Thailand last year, signalling further growth in hospitality entrepreneurship this year, says Airbnb. Data from 2017 shows that over 1.15 million Airbnb guests arrived in Thailand, up 67% from 2016. Airbnb, an online ma...
by buksida
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 38
Views: 1887

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

As above we used Key Visa as we live a long way from Bangkok. Fast and efficient service: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33307
by buksida
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 183
Views: 16589

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

New campaign to attract passengers to wear helmets while riding on motorcycle taxis The Royal Thai Police has now come up with a new idea to encourage passengers to wear helmets while riding on motorcycle taxis. The police with the cooperation from Chulalongkorn University and the private sector ha...
by buksida
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Looking for an alternative to True
Replies: 42
Views: 1696

Re: Looking for an alternative to True

I've used Kodi with various free builds for some time now however the caveat is that it needs a fair bit of technical knowledge to setup, research to keep updated, and a lot of patience. But then reading this thread indicates you need more patience to deal with True!
by buksida
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 195
Views: 13265

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Not sure what any of that has to do with cryptocurrencies so ... Bitcoin speculation allowed for Thais Phillip Securities Thailand has allowed Thai investors to speculate on bitcoin via an international global derivatives trading service, while Thailand's market regulators are in consensus that the ...
by buksida
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 195
Views: 13265

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

SEC says bitcoin futures trading legitimate The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said Thailand’s first bitcoin futures trading service offered by a securities company is legitimate but urged investors to apply caution due to high risks. The SEC issued the statement on Monday after recei...