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by buksida
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders
Replies: 107
Views: 8526

Re: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders

Tourists dodge Thailand beach smoking ban LAST week, Thailand began enforcing its smoking ban at some of its most popular beaches but it seems that not many tourists are happy with the new ruling. In a move to preserve its pristine environment, the Department of Marine and Coastal resources began p...
by buksida
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 168
Views: 15492

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

hhinner wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:57 am
At least foreigners will be able to see what the actual offence is instead of being told one thing by the cop but his illegible scrawl saying something else.
Yep, whatever offence they decide to invent today.
by buksida
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Minivan, bus and road accidents
Replies: 592
Views: 71609

Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Another day, another bus on its roof ... 12 Korean tourists, 2 Thai guides injured in Chiang Mai tour bus overturns A tour bus plunged into an irrigation canal in Chiang Mai’s Doi Saket district on Thursday (Dec 14), injuring 12 tourists from South Korea and two Thai tour guides, police said. The ac...
by buksida
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand's E-payment players ready to rumble
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Thailand's E-payment players ready to rumble

I guess this is related: DHL to add 1,000 delivery locations in Thailand DHL eCommerce Thailand, a division of the logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL Group, will expand its local delivery network to 1,000 locations nationwide by 2018, fuelled by online shopping growth in the country. DHL ServicePoints...
by buksida
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: The Peril of Bar or Restaurant Ownership

Advertising and marketing is also lost on 99% of Hua Hin's bar/restaurant owners that would prefer to freeload on farcebook. :roll:
by buksida
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 168
Views: 15492

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

Won't make an iota of difference while the police are a bunch of inept laggards preferring to hide under bridges nabbing tourists on scooters. How are they going to identify the bad drivers if they are not prepared to go out and patrol the roads? I've said this before but if each stretch of highway ...
by buksida
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Selling a car
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Selling a car

This was asked last year, specifically about valuations: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=32570
by buksida
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 165
Views: 10968

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

This one offers a blockchain solution to the current SWIFT method of international bank transfer - could save a lot in fees and is already being tested by banks in Japan and South Korea:

http://bitcoinist.com/banking-bonus-revives-ripple/
by buksida
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thai Deputy PM's bling attracts unwanted attention
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Thai Deputy PM's bling attracts unwanted attention

24312563_1572620166149036_7911465772643451646_n.jpg THAILAND’s Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has found himself the centre of public attention after flashing a luxurious watch and an extravagant diamond ring during a group photo session in front of the Thailand’s parliamentary build...
by buksida
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin

Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin has opened its doors on Thailand’s idyllic Gulf coast, becoming the first Holiday Inn water park resort in Asia. The 300 rooms and suites at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin range from 39 to 128 square metres in size and include a series of inter-connecting rooms and KidSu...
by buksida
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Driver's licence health rules to become stricter
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: Driver's licence health rules to become stricter

Tougher driving tests, medical check eyed in road safety push The Department of Land Transport is set to adopt more stringent standards for driving tests to improve road safety. Among the new procedures expected to be implemented next year is a full electronic testing system, said Kamol Buranaphong...
by buksida
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bringing Electronic cigarette to Thailand
Replies: 50
Views: 8376

Re: Bringing Electronic cigarette to Thailand

Two nabbed on e-cigarette charges Two suspects were arrested for allegedly selling online electronic cigarettes via Facebook in Khlong Luang district yesterday. Police identified the pair as Sivanut Poonpol, 25, and his girlfriend, Natthanicha Duangthong, 23. They were apprehended in a parking lot ...
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai passport offices in Bangkok to open Saturdays
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Thai passport offices in Bangkok to open Saturdays

The Department of Consular Affairs says it is offering passport application and endorsement services on four Saturdays at its three temporary offices in Bangkok “as a gift to Thai public for the upcoming New Year”. These services will be available on December 16 and 23, 2017 and January 6 and 13, 20...
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 165
Views: 10968

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

I think I'm a bit of a combo of two of them, nice post.

Bitcoin had its party last week - time for Ethereum and Litecoin to get some love this week:
http://www.newsbtc.com/2017/12/12/big-b ... -litecoin/
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Website of Bangkokpost hacked??
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Website of Bangkokpost hacked??

At least their tech team were quick to find and eliminate it ...