Search found 2973 matches

by HHTel
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand
Replies: 72
Views: 4726

Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

RCer wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:43 pm
I think the only SUVs based on s truck with the lousy suspension are the big ones like Fortuner and similar.
I think you'll find that the Pajero and Fortuner are more than 'similar'.
by HHTel
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand
Replies: 72
Views: 4726

Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

The new SUVs may be based on the pick-up chassis, but on my Pajero Sport (the newest type) there are no plate/flat springs! It is regular shock absorbers inside coiled springs. And I have been on long drives from Hua Hin up north and south and imho it is very nice to drive indeed. Even better after...
by HHTel
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin
Replies: 29
Views: 2405

Re: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin

Road deaths up by 13.2% over the same five days in 2017. Beats me how they calculate their percentages.
Not quite the 7% reduction that was aimed for!
by HHTel
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin
Replies: 29
Views: 2405

Re: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin

226 killed in 2017
248 killed in 2018

I make that a difference of 9.28% so where does this 0.4% come from? Another criticism of Thai education.
by HHTel
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Personal Effects / Customs
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Personal Effects / Customs

In many cases the courier will pay the duty and will release the goods to you or your delivery address once you have reimbursed them (the courier). Don't know the 'Pack and Send' policy on this.
by HHTel
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Niece in UK wants to be expat - finding work in Thailand
Replies: 17
Views: 1313

Re: Niece in UK wants to be expat - finding work in Thailand

I looked up 'teaching in Saudi' after the comment from DM regarding making money. I was amazed to see salaries ranging from 37,000 pounds to 48,000 pounds tax free. I wish I was young enough to take advantage. A few years out of your life can accumulate quite a nest egg.
by HHTel
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: White Board
Topic: Lost Dog - Pranburi Forest - FOUND
Replies: 21
Views: 2152

Re: Lost Dog - Pranburi Forest - FOUND

Glad her dog was returned. It seems the lady that found her (the dog followed her home) has had her for a week. Apparently, she'd posted pictures on facebook without a result then saw one of the many posters that are around. Bit of a double edged sword as they were assuming that the owners wouldn't ...
by HHTel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Things you had better get used to living in Thailand
Replies: 26
Views: 2965

Re: Things you had better get used to living in Thailand

Agree absolutely, 404. There's real childish behaviour by a bunch of morons on the 'other forum'. Owned by The Nation to give a clue!
by HHTel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Niece in UK wants to be expat - finding work in Thailand
Replies: 17
Views: 1313

Re: Niece in UK wants to be expat - finding work in Thailand

Quite funny when someone talks of their niece it's automatically assumed they're referring to a young girl!!
lol
by HHTel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin
Replies: 29
Views: 2405

Re: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin

1st day 2017 33 deaths
1st day 2018 39 deaths

But according to Thai maths, that is a reduction of over 2%.

Stats are BS.
by HHTel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3773

Re: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread

It's a couple of hours away from 6pm. But you are correct in that it normally stops around that time but tourist revelers don't know that and carry on regardless and get the frowns from the locals.
by HHTel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Niece in UK wants to be expat - finding work in Thailand
Replies: 17
Views: 1313

Re: Niece in UK wants to be expat - finding work in Thailand

TEFL and TESOL are fine but if she wants to teach in Thailand it needs to be backed up with a degree. I think recent changes require a degree in education.
Difficult in Thailand but anywhere else is much easier. China is always worth a look.
by HHTel
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin
Replies: 29
Views: 2405

Re: Massive exodus from Bangkok by buses, cars, trains and planes begins

And as usual, the hard shoulder being filled with idiots preventing any access for emergency vehicles should they be needed!
by HHTel
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3773

Re: Police to ban Songkran water splashing on all main and secondary roads

Seems there has already been a raid on a toy importer in Thonburi and 192 water guns have been confiscated. The courts approved a search warrant. The toy trader can face 10 years in prison and/or a hefty fine. Looking at the pic, the guns don't look any different to the ones sold in Makro, Tesco, Bi...