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by yabz
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Anyone for tennis?
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Anyone for tennis?

I'm an average player, living in the north part of town.

Please contact me if interested in a few games in the cool of the day.

Thanks.
by yabz
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Foreigners arrested for alleged drug offences in Hua Hin
Replies: 43
Views: 10566

Re: Foreigners arrested for alleged drug offences in Hua Hin

Those who peddle alcohol for easy profit are unprincipled, immoral and should be labeled criminals and more often than not will be quick to resort to violence when their income stream is threatened. They serve no purpose other than to feed their own greed. It is better for the minority that this na...
by yabz
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Full Moon, Chinese New Year and Wan Phra
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Full Moon, Chinese New Year and Wan Phra

If we take Vesak Day, for example, which occurs on the Full Moon, this year it is celebrated in Thailand on 1st June, which was a full moon in 8000 BC. However this year the actual full moon will be on 2nd June.
by yabz
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Full Moon, Chinese New Year and Wan Phra
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Full Moon, Chinese New Year and Wan Phra

Ratsima wrote:

Why was it Wan Phra?
They are using a calendar that is frozen in time. Yesterday would have been the New Moon 10,000 years ago. This is what Wan Phra refers to.
by yabz
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Full Moon, Chinese New Year and Wan Phra
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Full Moon, Chinese New Year and Wan Phra

How does that affect the calculation of the phases of the moon: New Moon, Full Moon, etc.? Or, is Wikipedia incorrect to say that วันพระ falls on the day of the four phases of the moon? The date on which the New Moon, Full Moon etc occurs changes over time. In 8000 BC, for example, the New Moon wou...
by yabz
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Full Moon, Chinese New Year and Wan Phra
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Full Moon, Chinese New Year and Wan Phra

Anyone know why the Thai lunar calendar is two days off? Do they ever adjust it to get back in sync with the actual phases of the moon? (Leap Year, anyone?) Thailand uses the sidereal calendar which does not account for the precession of the equinoxes. It is based on the position of the stars not t...
by yabz
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 470
Views: 58881

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Occupancy in the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok has fallen 34% over the last year and their profits have fallen 117%. Its probably a bellwether for the tourist sector. The management doesn't have any doubt about the reason: The reason of net loss for financial results in the third quarter year 2014 compa...
by yabz
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Looking for vegetarian restaurant in HH
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

Re: Looking for vegetarian restaurant in HH

There are 2 vegetarian restaurants to the north of the wet market near to the Chinese temple.

The is another one south of the wet market near to the bus station.
by yabz
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Asbestos use in Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Asbestos use in Thailand

Yes, my father too died from an asbestos related problem. His was put down to being a Royal Marine on board Battleships and Aircraft Carriers - unsafe lagging. Sorry to hear that. It is not just people who work with asbestos who are being affected. This was one of the frightening things about the a...
by yabz
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 363
Views: 44937

Re: Snakes in the garden

The only dangerous snake is the krait. This is because they sleep during the day and you might accidentally tread on them. Its a myth that snakes are dangerous. If you leave them alone they will leave you alone. They try to get out of your way if they can. Even if you get bitten its rarely fatal. In...
by yabz
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Asbestos use in Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Asbestos use in Thailand

Thailand is one of the biggest users of asbestos in the world. Before you use any in your house its worth reading this article:

http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/proje ... index.html
by yabz
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Do the foreigner buy stock in Thailand?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: Do the foreigner buy stock in Thailand?

You can buy stocks in Thailand but you cannot buy on margin and you cannot vote on company resolutions. If you want to collect the dividends then be sure to buy through NVDR, which removes most of the restrictions made on foreigners buying stock in Thailand. The Thai authorities want foreigners to i...
by yabz
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Traditional Thai Jewellery
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: Traditional Thai Jewellery

My daughter is doing a school project to design jewellery and has chosen Thailand as her inspiration. Does anybody here have any pieces that they think reflect Thai culture and design or have any idea as to what epitomises this? I don't think she'll get a good grade for copying some of the Tiffany ...
by yabz
Fri May 25, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: gold engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: gold engraving

You would probably be better off going to Yaowarat (Chinatown) in Bangkok.
by yabz
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Hua Hin Classifieds
Topic: Handyman seeking employment
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Handyman seeking employment

I have a friend who is desperate for work. He will do anything and is not expensive. I've know him a long time and he's a nice guy and very reliable. Contact me if you have any odd jobs you need doing. Thanks.